Later when I plugged everything in I had trouble getting a signal on my monitor, after touching the box I suddenly received a signal on monitor, logged on to desktop only to have the PC restart when it was moved a bit. I was able to log in again to desktop only to have it restart again.
But this time I lost signal again to the monitor. After a bit of testing I got a signal again only to see a black screen and a message that went like this:
OS couldn't be loaded
After restarting the PC I ended up with a black screen and a blinking underline.
By this time I either have no signal to monitor altough the fans are working and the LEDs are lighted on mobo or I have that weird black screen.
So I get another completly new HDD to make a new install and here I have trouble with the black screen again. So I clear CMOS and everything works ok, getting the POST and WinXP installation spinning up only to get aborted when its about 20 minutes left and PC enters some weird restart loop and later lose the signal to monitor while PC is still working\restarting.
If I turn off the PC and restart, the WinXP installation restarts again and prompts me to insert the CD, doing so leads again to a restart in the PC after halfway thru the installation.
Turning the PC on and off also ends up in the "no signal to monitor" situation quite often altough the fans and HDD is spinning.
I've tried unplugging everything except the video card and using only 1 memory stick, but same thing happens.
I'm pretty tired after some days of pondering on this problem and trying to solve it, googling the problm and so on, so I might have missed something here.
I'm currently trying to get my hands on a new PSU to test if thats where the fault is.
Posting here to see if anyone has heard, seen or experienced a problem like this before?
The system in question is:
P4 3.4 GHz
1024 mb ram, A-data brand.
HDD is Western Digital 320 gb
NVidia 6600+ 512 MB
mobo is Soltek Sl-915P-G
Any help or ideas on what the problem is or how to solve it are appreciated.