I am new to the site, but have used other sites for years (e.g., Tech Support Guy).
Running WINXP Pro on P4.
Computer starts, then shuts down after 2-3 seconds.
(1) Installed new battery - no change
(2) Unplugged internal hard drive
(a) computer booted to CPU change message
(b) Entered Setup and reset date & time
© computer exited and asked for boot disk.
(3) Put Kopple Linux boot disk in CD--computer shut down after 2 seconds
(4) Put WINXP Installation disc in CD--computer shut down after 2 seconds.
Now using my backup laptop computer.
I have lost no data.
I would like to have my old configuration back. IS THERE ANY CHANCE THIS CAN BE FIXED? And rather inexpensively (I am unemployed)? THE GEEK SQUAD at Best Buy wants $70 just to look at it and tell me what I think I already know--there is something wrong with the motherboard. (edited to read "THE GEEK SQUAD at Best Buy" rather than "GEEKS TO GO" JMS)
Thanks for any help you can give.
Edited by jmsralnc, 14 April 2010 - 01:59 PM.