Start up error

  Drazpaz 14:48 08 Apr 2003

When I start up my desktop it will suddenly turn off while it is starting itself up, it seems to randomly happen at different points of the startup each time. Rarely will it ever fully load up into windows.(its a home built system)
What is wrong and what do I do?

  Big Elf 14:59 08 Apr 2003

I'm not an expert on this but it could be a loose connection or a failing component. It could also be caused by the CPU overheating or a corrupted driver.

Check out your connections, make sure the CPU fan is running, remove and reinsert the RAM chip(s). Also try starting in safe mode which if it then loads OK could indicate a problem driver.

  nurn 23:08 09 Apr 2003

have you got a mother board that shuts down if it detects a error in post say if you fan is not detected does it beep or crash if it beeps check mother board manual for info

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