Turned computer on today. BIOS will POST. But computer abruptly turns off during driver loading. Happens every time after cold / warm reboot. Have tried standard mode, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and last known good configuration. Same result. When trying "safe mode with command prompt" can see drivers quickly loading one by one and then immediate shut off. Never makes it to the "Windows XP" logo.
Got out the windows XP disc. Able to get to c:\Windows with disk via Recovery Console. Have never used Recovery Console, however.
Also used Windows XP disc and tried to "Repair Windows". This progressed normally. At end of "repair", Windows rebooted. Same above immediate shut down occurred.
I am now at a loss. Don't know if this is due to a hardware failure or problem with Windows. Don't have a surplus of components lying around to test hardware. Can anyone recommend any further troubleshooting?
Feel free to move this to another topic / forum if more appropriate elsewhere. Thanks in advance for the help. Chad
Edited by hamluis, 09 January 2013 - 09:58 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.