computer reboots before windows startup
by jsizzle2006 - 7/5/07 3:03 PM
first off i'm not 100% sure of my system specs. i bought some parts off a friend and built a media center computer with them. here goes, i have an amd athalon 1.24 with a gig of corsair high performance ram, a antec 420W power supply,a samsung dvd-ram drive, no floppy, i'm unsure about the mobo though, in an antec case with six drives in the case for a total of approx. 2.7 terabytes of storage. all drives are seagate or hitachi. i also have some of the drives connected through splitters because the power supply doesn't have enough connectors. i've already tried to disconnect the drives (all except c:) to see if it was the drives draining too much power from the pwr supply but it still happened. here is the prob.
when i start my pc, sometimes it restarts within 5 seconds, sometimes it goes all the way to the windows startup screen before it restarts. it passes mem chk and all the drives are displayed. sometimes it just shuts down. i've had this problem for around 8 months and it's really dynamic, it changes slightly every time. for the most part i just keep starting the pc until it boots properly and then it works for a day, week, month but the problem always returns. please help.