Hey peeps, hope you can help me out with a problem that’s been bugging me for awhile!
Every now and then, about 2-3 seconds into the boot routine, my PC will just shut itself down. Hitting the power button does nothing, I have to switch it off at the wall socket for a few seconds before trying again (the PC and its bits are plugged into a ~3 year old Belkin surge protector, if that’s relevant).
It started a month or so after I swapped out the dead PSU for a generic one (bought out of desperation). Crappy PSU is all I can think of, although the vid card has a habit of working loose - it’s a pain to screw in properly.
Generic 400W PSU
ECS P4S5A2 mobo
512MB PC2100 DDR RAM (2x 256MB)
Seagate 120GB HDD
Hercules Radeon 9200
…plus the two burners in my sig, and a few other cards etc (if you need info, I can give it!)
Hope you guys can give me a hand here - it’s been annoying me for awhile, although it’s not urgent, the machine still boots after a time, I’m posting on it now!