I have a two year old computer that is beginning to experience some major issues here. I currently have two HD's in it, a Radeon 9800 pro, AsusP4P800SE mobo, Audigy2 soundcard, and 3.2ghz P4.
When I first boot the computer, I get the message that the hard-drive may go bad, press F1, etc. I have been getting that for about a year but everyone told me its a garbage detector so ignore it, which I have.
Now, when I start the computer and turn it on, it will make all the noises and the lights come on, etc, but nothing appears on my screen. Almost as if the hard-drive didn't initialize and isn't coming on. I have let it sit there like that for 10 minutes or so, and nothing. If I push and hold the power button or kill power to restart it, still the same thing. Blank screen. Eventually if I let it sit for a few minutes and after numerous tries, it will finally fire up.
Then, to top it off, when I get it up and running, I will be using the computer and it just completely shuts off. It doesn't do a windows shutdown, it just kills the power.
I am pretty good with PC's, but I have no idea what may be causing this. I am thinking maybe the C: drive is shot, or something with the power supply, but it boots up and nothing happens, so I am thinking more the HD then anything.
Any information or suggestions would be appreciated. I already pulled it out and checked all plugs, etc.