The problem is with a friend of mines computer which ran xp pro sp2.
Basically the computer was stuck in a restart loop where it gave the option of loading into safe modes or previous working mode but did not load up instead it restarted.
After failing to get the computer back on I attempted to reinstall windows xp however after i get to the initial stages of installation (Blue screen - loading drivers and such) it says windows is starting up then the computer switches off.
I tried the same thing with vista and this time i have the option of formatting the hdd (which i did) then it goes onto copying files and then expanding files but when it starts the install process the computer switches off.
I have tried various things such as loading default bios settings but this doesn't work either.
From what i know the computer has
- asus mobo - A7N266 - VM
- amd 2000+
- maxtor 40gb hdd
- mercury 300w power supply
- 1 dvdrom/cdrw and 1 dvdrw
Also I assume it is not the CPU overheating as this would happen randomly and not at specific points the temp i get of the bios ranges from 39'C to i have seen 50'C.
Thanks in advance for any replies.