5 years puts this machine where we saw BAD CAPS (put that into google.com) and power supplies that are old enough for the electrolytic capacitors to age and not supply the oomph required today. Tell me about the system in general and the power supply age and size. Also check that BADS CAPS link.
HELP!!! I've got a problem booting up.
Stats: Win XP Home, Asus 333 motherboard running 2 Maxtor 5200 60g drives in a Raid 0 Stripe setup. Something crashed while my daughter was playing Sims and wouldn't reboot up. When I shut down, the PC booted up to Safe Mode but wouldn't start in Normal or Safe or any other mode. The POST acts normal and says "Now booting from Operating System, the Promise Raid controller shows "Raid 2+0 120g Functional"...everything seems to be starting normally, then it hangs and shows "General Protection Fault" and a bunch of coding, then nothing?
I tried using the XP installation disk's Recovery Console but it first said a hard drive disk was bad and quite, then it said no hard drives were found. I checked the Raid controller, deleted the Raid 0 array and rebuilt it, all normal, but the problem persists. Short of replacing the drives and losing data (none critical) any help would be appreciated.
I built this PC myself 5 years ago and its' still a screamer, but I'm totally stumped. THANKS