My PC has problems booting sometimes, as of recently. It gets past the BIOS stage, but then I just have a flashing cursor in the top-left.
I have tried removing:
All USB devices
HD IDE and floppy cables
The new PCI card I had, and sent back, as I thought it was that that was faulty
1 RAM chip at a time (I have 2x256)
(I've yet to do the other PCI cards, and can't remember removing the CDROM drives, but are these likely?)
I have also tried:
Letting the PC cool down
And it has failed to reset from Windows before (booting when hot/warm)
Changing the boot order, but it doesn't boot off the device I tell it to do first - just goes into flashing cursor syndrome.
Resetting the CMOS/BIOS (using the jumper)
So what is likely to be causing this intermittant fault, and what would you suggest doing to fix it? My HDs have been a little hot as of late, I've been leaving the case side off so they have better ventilation and conisdering buying a fan for them (If it doesn't end up in me getting a new PC!)
Thanx for any help I can get! It's an incredibly hard fault to track down as it is only intermittant (but it fails to boot more often than when it does atm)