I'm trying to track the source of a number of problems that have started occuring:
Computer won't shut down, restarts instead.
Sometimes restarting approx 5min. after booting.
A: drive will only allow 2 or three files to be saved from ANY program and then locks up.
Gives virtual memory error when you load Internet Explorer (Made the switch to Firefox I should have done long ago)
Replaced A: drive, same problem.
Here's where I really get thrown and makes me assume I need a new motherboard...
I decided to try and replace the HDD, just in case that fixed it (I have several new ones here anyway).
Thought I'd clone the old one and rule out bad HDD. Hooked up new (3rd) HDD in place of CD-ROM (2nd HDD already on same IDE as primary). Started up, and computer spun up but did not POST or even kick the monitor out of power saving mode. Went through every configuration possible and discovered that the computer will only boot in the exact configuration it is in now. It wouldn't even boot if I plugged an extra power cable into the HDD (I tried a couple).
I've got a feeling that I'll be replacing my motherboard tomorrow, but wanted to double check everything.