Ok so here is what I am running. I have a p4 prescott 2.4ghz, 1gig of pc2700 ram, and an Asus p4v8x-mx. Basically I can get into bios, do any changes I want, but the comp will not boot up, at all. Not with defaults, not with any adjustments I made.
I get the Asus screen, then a windows "error" screen "how would you like to boot windows up safe mode
Safe Mode with networking
Last Know good configuration
Start Windows normally
I am not sure if that is the exact order or if that is all the options, but you guys know what I am talking about. After I choose one, no matter which the computer powers off, and then restarts. I tried removing 1 stick of ram to run at 512mb Same problem. I tried using a different Harddrive - Same problem. I believe I have a sufficient PowerSupply. Thermaltake 420watt. I am pretty sure the CPU isn't overheating - I have the heatsink that comes with the CPU. Also I touched it after the shut down (heatsink) and was not too warm to the touch.
I also thought that perhaps the on board video could be corrupted or something, so I stuck in a Sapphire Atlantis Readon 9600xt and the same problem still.
I removed all expansion cards (nic, sound, raid). I also tried to just power the motherboard and harddrive. Still the same problem.
I tried to make the computer run at a lower frequency, to make it more stable (no overclocking was done at all) and I still get the same problem.
The last thing I could think of is to flash the bios, but I have never done this, and I am not sure if this is the right thing to do anyways
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!