When it boots up it turns itself off at varying stages of the process with no message. Sometimes it goes all of the way to showing the desktop (and I can access a folder before failure) and other times it doesnt make it to windows. The machine is making noises that I have never heard before as well.
I am assuming either a fan not working and than over heating or a bad drive motor
for the hard disk. I have had no experience with either situation with PCs.
I will be opening it up in the future to try to see what is up inside. Before I do that I could use some advise as how to perhaps isolate first. I was told to boot up with a floppy and see what is different. If it is a fan not working I am reluctant to keep booting up over and over again until a get overheating which will finish it off forever. Any advise on this will be appreciated
Edited by EdBee, 11 May 2005 - 05:38 PM.