I'm running a fresh install of Windows 2000 Pro on a clean HD. Here's what the problems are:
At startup, after sitting overnight, for example... after hitting the On/Off switch, the power supply fan and proccessor fan start to spin, but it seems I'm not getting power to the HD's. After this point, the On/Off switch will NOT turn the pc off. I have to use the master switch on the PSU. After about 7 or 8 (sometimes more) attempts at switching from the back, the PC will start.
At this point, it will start to shut off before it even gets to starting Windows. If I am fast enough on the F5 key, I can get it to the Safe Mode startup selection screen. If I leave it on that screen for awhile and then boot normally, the PC will "usually" startup ok.
After being on for awhile, and seemingly totally at random, the PC will shut down. There is also an audible "pop" coming from the PC at the point it shuts down. Not through the speakers, but you here it coming from inside the case. PSU and Proccessor fans will still be going, though. I lose all video and it seems like the HD's shut down, because I can't hear them spinning anymore.
I do not believe it's overheating. I have the covers off and I keep it cool in this room. I'm at my wits end! Please let me know if there's anything I can try to save this machine. I'm about ready to drop it off a 10 story building and then run over it with a steamroller!
Edited by deedub, 07 October 2005 - 06:06 PM.