Just received an old desktop computer, over 5 years old, runs alright after a clean install of XP but looking at putting Ubuntu on instead
Intel 800Mhz P3 CPU (Over clocking it even in small amounts causes complete halt during boot-up (on any OS)
XP and Linux Mint
You would gather it isn't the best - can't run AVG without a minor lag so I use COMODO with Defense + - Going to put Spybot on and use AVG as on demand.
Basically the problem I am experiencing is that as soon as I switch on the power outlet and press the "On' button, my PC seems to turn on - well the fan and PSU definitely does but not much else. Can't open the CD tray either. After waiting atleats 5 minutes, the PC now leaves this mode and boots up for a few seconds then goes back into the previous mode then after another few seconds it boots up like normal.
I suspect it could be a PSU issue or possibly a HDD issue - I was wondering if there is something that can aid this situation without purchasing and replacing parts as I don't want to waste any money on this old system.
Anyone know what the issue is?