I hope someone can help as I don't have a clue what is causing the following problem.
I have just put together a new PC, which powers on beautifully, POSTs and is happy, goes into the BIOS, and even gets as far as looking for the system disk, which currently doesn't exist. Sounds pretty good, huh? It's doing what it's supposed to.
But here's the problem: whenever a reset is needed (i.e. I have just saved a change to CMOS, or I want to check its initial info. (i.e. that it's listing the correct Processor, etc.) so I press the reset switch), then no matter how hard the PC tries, it just doesn't seem to be able to restart properly.
It turns off, and then back on again. The fans whirr up, and... it shuts down. Back on again, fans, and... shut down. And off we go again. This continues either until I give up and turn if off, or, by some miracle it manages to start (and I know it's going to start, because, as well as the fans, I get a single standard system beep). At present, the favourite is that I switch it off.
Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this? I have had it down at barebones, and it still does it, so I know it's not hard drives, etc.
The system specs are as follows:
Intel Pentium 4 D 3.4GHz
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Motherboard (Intel Chipset)
Ballistix RAM DDRII 533 2GB
Gigabyte GeForce 7600 GT graphics card
Coolermaster iGreen power 500W PSU
Any advice would be gratefully received, as I am building this for a friend, and if something is faulty, I need to return it for a replacement as soon as possible. It would be nicer if it was something I could fix myself, but I guess that's kinda hopeful!
Thanks, in advance for your help.