The machine is on 90% of the time, mainly used as a server for our laptops, data backup and printing, so very rarely is it used for web surfing.
The night before my problem we used it for scanning. In the morning, I found it continuously starting up and shutting down...almost as if there was a lose wire being wiggled over and over. I could not get it to boot even to the bios screen.
I purchased a new power supply. That did not work.
I unplugged one of the drives and it booted to the primary IDE hard drive which has windows installed on it. However, I only get the background image and no bars, icons or menus. Ctr-Alt-Del immediately powers it down.
When I plug the other drive in with this one, I have the power issue again where it continuously and spontaneously tries to start up and shut down.
I plugged in only the SATA drive this time and it gets to a black screen saying there is no bootable software on it...but no power problem.
The computer has seen its day to be honest and Im wondering if I should take my loss and try to get the information off the hard drives or if there is an easy fix that Im not aware of.
Any input would be appreciated!
Edited by hamluis, 08 May 2012 - 08:32 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.