I have a new problem I can't figure out on my HP d4100y PC
(Win XP SP3, 3GB RAM). I have not seen this problem under these
circumstances elsewhere in the forum, so here goes:
When I start it, particularly in the morning, the lights will come on
and it still start to boot up -- then suddenly the power goes off, and
it tries to start up again, and again, and again. The fans turn on,
the DVD-RW lights comes on, the drive is accessed, and this will
happen over and over.
Then after a few minutes usually, maybe because something warms
up enough or for whatever reason, it succeeds in loading Windows.
Sometimes the "We apologize for the Inconvenience" screen comes
up, other times it loads up fine without it. There are no errors shown
like this or that file is corrupt or missing.
I have checked it thoroughly for a virus and found none, I have run
CHKDSK /F /R and found nothing wrong, and I have changed the CMOS
battery for another unrelated (or who knows) problem a while ago and
I get this every day. Also the machine is not set to restart itself in case of
a power outage, and I've also tried changing the boot order so it will try
to boot from the HD first instead of the DVD -- but that didn't change
Thing is, once everything is up and running, I can restart the machine
a hundred times and it never creates any trouble.
I imagine the simplest answer is "bad power supply" but I have a feeling
that is not it -- that was replaced about a year and half ago.
Can anyone please help me get through this headache??