When it first started, I put in a different power supply (currently Aspire 500w, replacement: Rosewill 400w) and it did the same thing, but I may try again this weekend if I find some spare time. I tested RAM (failed on one LRAM test one pass, but 9 other passes found nothing), reseated it, put one stick in, then the other, all to no avail.
I finally got some motherboard beeps:
__ _ _ pause __ _______ (length shows approx. length of beep). I believe it is Award BIOS, and 1 long 2 short (first series) is a video adapter failure. The only problem is that I don't have an AGP card to test.
Motherboard: Chaintech MPM 800
CPU: Celeron D 330
Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Sorry if this should be in the XP forum, but it seems hardware-related.
PS: It's good to be back. I hope to come back fully during the summer.
Edited by Pi rules, 10 May 2006 - 08:42 PM.