Well, I ran the Samsung diagnostics and it found no problems with the drive.
Just wanted to give you some more details on this problem......
The computer starts up and will run for hours when booted from the cd so I have ruled out any sort
of overheating problems.
The hard drive is quite noisy, but has passed the long diagnostics test from the manufacture software.
When the computer boots from the hard drive, it gets to the Windows XP screen and the blue progress bar runs
back and forth. It then presents a mouse curser on the screen for a few seconds. Then the screen goes blank
and it shuts down and restarts. The power supply does not go off so it is more like a reset, an the drives start up
again. Same cycle over and over. Could be video drivers or video card? Seems to fail just at the point it should
display windows desktop.
I can boot to the Reatogo-X-PE system from a cd, and access all of the files on the drive without a problem.
Is there a super diagnostic that I can run that will check out the rest of the hardware, controllers, memory, etc. sort of like
what comes on a dell laptop the do a complete system diagnostics? this way I can rule out video, memory, controller etc.
Edited by Jam65, 28 April 2010 - 07:10 AM.