Alright so I turn off my computer at night and the next morning or after school or just after a LONG period of time I will go downstairs and turn on my computer. Before it even turns on it will restart about 8-10 times then it will go to the options of safe mode, networking, regular, and the other thing, and it will count down and go to the windows load up bar and after that it will restart ac ouple of times, and FINALLY it will get to the desktop but the problem is not solved. It will then restart again from anytime between 1-5 seconds of uptime. Both of these restarts probably happen about 12-16 times before I can finally access my computer without ANY problems. The thing is when my computer has been on for awhile and I either:
a. Turn it off
b. Restart it
it will turn right back on (that is if i dont keep it off for a long period of time) without any restarts.
Does this have anything to do with my power supply because thats what some people say but I dont know if I can fully agree with them...
My previous card - ATI radeon 9800 pro 256mb - I have used this card since day one since building my computer and has worked fine. It has been about 6 months (yes i know i should have found help earlier) since the restarting as begun but I didnt think of it as bad because once it finally got passed restarts (before the desktop) it worked fine. Then about a month or two ago the computer did its restarts and then started restarting on the desktop. After about a week of that the computer could never actually even turn on it would just always restarted.... So i sent this back last week to ati for a replacement and its on the way.
My temp card would make it seem like its not the power supply though.. its a ati 7000 32mb. After all the restarts (including the desktop, 2 or 3 times) it will stop restarting and stay up as long as i want it too.
Now i dont think the ati 7000 is a huge card that will need much power so thats why i dont think its the power supply... BUT i could be wrong, i dont know to much about computer.
What do you guys think I should do?