That still leaves me with it constantly rebooting when it gets near to XP starting up! Someone told me it may be the power supply (a Q-Tec 400w) so I have removed the power to the DVD and Cd recorder but to no avail as the same problem occurs. The pc currently has a DVD rom / cd recorder / usb2 pci card / sounblaster 5.1 live pci card / 200Gb hard drive / 40 Gb hard drive / Floppy / Geeforce 4 4600 graphics card ....
The other thing mentioned is that seems to be running at the same temp as the XP1600 which is about the 58-60 degree mark with no loading...I was told this was too high but the air flow seems to be good and the cooler is the stock one which is pretty good..I have a feeling the temp sensor is faulty because it does not have a problem running 98SE.....I am beginning to think I should have got a newer MB!
On another point is it possible that the software that said this was an XP2600 barton 266Mhz on my pc was wrong and in fact it really is a XP2600 running at 333Mhz which my sons MB wouldn't like? Or would this still not work with 98SE on his other HD? I'm just trying to think of all the permutations
I sill have no idea if the jumpers need atention or not? I guess they do not if the Bios reading are ok?
Edited by bada55, 23 January 2007 - 07:23 AM.