I forgot to add that on boot-up I get the confirming single beep that all is OK.
Hi everyone, could really use some help / advice on this.
I,m running windows xp home.
1500mb of ram, nvidia 5200 graphics card.
a gigabyte GA-81K1100 motherboard with a intel P4, dual bios / ata100.
A Enermax ATX 370W power supply.
And several periferials including a second monitor, a scanner, an external hard drive, a printer, a video cam & speakers.
Here's where I need the help;
The system has been running fine for over a year now. Have periodically been getting a blue screen over the past few months but after rebooting it has run fine. 2 days ago I uploaded new drivers for an epson 2400 scanner and the computer started shutting off for no reason (the downloaded drivers should not have effected the computer). Now the computer starts by itself then shuts down and will continually do this until I shut off the main power.
What I have done;
I booted the computer to CMOS and it still would go on / off continually, so next;
1) swapped the power supply...no change
2) reseated the CPU (cleaned the inside completely)...no change
3)Pulled sets of memory (running 2ea 512 and 2ea 256)...no change
4) started to reload windows xp but the computer will not stay on long enough to do anything. I get to the sign on screen and it will reboot, on-off-on-off.
I'm lost in Seattle, any advice / help would really be appreciated.