My PC never starts correctly, but once running (XP) has no problems, doesn't crash etc.
I've had a dozen different error messages from the bios/Windows: 1. Blank screen, no bios beep 2. Long beeps (Phoenix 6.0 bios) 3. Award bootblock Bios v.1.0 :Bios rom checksum error 4. 'CPU clock or ratio are programming fail previously...Setup CPU host clock again'
Pressing the restart button each time eventually gets windows started and checking the file system. (16kb in bad sectors). It's almost as if the PC has to be warm before it will function OK - perhaps the CPU?
I've changed the power supply, but the problem persists. Checked the RAM when 1 stick appeared to be faulty, but the problem came back the next day. (2 x 256mb/1x 512mb DDR SDRAM)
I assume it's not the hard disk as this isn't used till later in the startup process.
Do I have a bios problem? Or the motherboard, or just the battery on the motherboard? It's a startup issue only and the PC is normally stable when running.
All the signs of a Faulty under powered Power Supply. Fit a Good Spare to try with if you have one. Or use the one you are now using by just switching the Plugs, from one comp to the other with sides off comps