Is this the right place to ask some advice on why my pc is shutting down
when i boot it up?
Basically, when I switch it on, if I don't hold my finger on the 'on button' (for a second or two), it will start to boot for 1 second then switch straight back off again.
This morning even the fact that I held my finger on the button wasn't enough to save me!
When it switches straight back off again, it won't start when I re-press the on button to get it on again unless I knock off the power at the mains for a good 6 - 7 seconds, and try again.
Sometimes, even when I have kept my finger on the 'on button', it hangs as its booting, the other day it even switched off on its own about 2 minutes later after seemingly starting up fine.
Usually though, when it works, it works fine, and won't switch off and I can leave it on for hours on end with no probs, its just the starting the pc up I am getting problems with now.
This morning it took me about 7 attempts to get it to stay on, it was just cutting out almost immediately after switching it on. Thats the worst its been so far, so I assume the problem is getting worse.
XP pro operating system, medium spec PC about 3 years old, well maintained with spybot ccleaner and adaware. Using FF browser, AVG anti-virus/spyware, zonealarm firewall,
Cheers for any insight on this matter.