I can't always start up the machine. if i do get it to boot, then i run windows normally and can shut down ok. but then if i want to start it up again - it won't. the mobo starts, fan spins, hdd whirls but nothing pops up on the screen. can't do a ctrl+alt+delete restart. there is no response from it.
the only way to turn it off is from the switch at the power supply.
the power supply is new. the old one had the same problems, except that when using the old one, the only way to start the machine was from the power supply. the new one allows me to use the power button on the front. the restart button does nothing.
its a fujitsu motherboard. s26361-d1170 b22
xp service pack 2
onboard graphics controller
i've tried booting it barebones, just hdd and cdrom. but still the same.
looking forward to your comments. as i'm out of ideas.