Can anyone help me? I am having a problem with my pc. My PC would suddenly switch off and back on again. I thought the PSU was going. I bought another, same thing happened. Bought a new motherboard, chip, fan tower case, memory, HD in fact almost a new PC. The only thing I kept, dvd rom, writer,floppy and monitor. Despite this, although the PC does not decide to reboot, I sometimes cannot get it to restart having switched it off or restart. I have to press the refresh button one or twice. At times it will start but other times, the light on writer will remain alight and the power light. My monitor shuts down and the system hangs. Have check bios settings and in process of elimation of hardware. I have disabled floppy, writer, dvd rom...not at same time though. Have check my HD with another PC, as with monitor. None of the items seem to be the culprit. I'm going mad....help..any ideas on whats wrong? Its practically a new PC with new components.
i find that having been on the pc for a time, when i come to restart, it gets as far as the dvd rom boot then the monitor shuts off and nothing happens. I try to press restart a few times befre I can get it running
i'm not sure wheyher its a windows problem or driver prob. I thought it may be the bios settings but had them check by a friend. It may be the driver from the dvd rom?...is there such a thing? Reason I think this because it shuts down after booting from the dvd rom....what do you think?
ok im a bit confused now.does the computer start and can you get into windows ok?
if you can get into windows,even safe mode,then to see what the shutdowns are caused by,click:
start/control panel/performance and maintenance/system/advanced/start up and recovery/settings untick "automatically restart" and you will get an error instead of the computer trying to restart.note it down and either post the error here or in the searchKB box click here to try and get a fix.
update windows click here and your motherboard and graphics card drivers if you can from the manufacturers website.
sorry.its sounds confusing. I can get into windows xp but after staying on the pc for a while, when I switch off and try to get restart ...it can boot up as far as the dvd rom and then hangs, or nothing boots up, monitor is off everything is idle but power light is on