OK, OK I AM DESPERATE.
I am on my daughter’s PC which is old and decrepit and I plan to upgrade in a couple of days but I daren’t do anything to it ATM as it’s the only one that works.
My PC will not start up. I plug it in and and the fans whir straight away without me hitting the power switch. Thing is, I believe that it resets every 3 seconds or so. The DVD drives spin, the light goes on on them and then off, then they spin again.
I’ve unplugged everything bar the CPU and the fans just whir but nothing happens. What worries me is that if I take the RAM out I don’t even get the rapid bleeping to tell me that, but if it’s resetting then I don’t know if it gets the chance to.
I’ve given it a damn good shake to see if there’s anything between the mobo and it and… nothing.
I just don’t know what to do.
After getting some new parts and jigging around, I installed a new processor that someone sent me and a new graphics card. But they worked fine. All I did was install some GFX card drivers then power down and took a HDD off another computer out and reconnected my secondary HDD - can’t see that making any difference. I also powered down prematurely but pulling the cable as as the PC was hanging 'cos of Spybot - but that’s software and can’t in any way see it affecting the start up process.
I figure just in case I’ve done something it’s best to say all this.