Hello. Recently, I am having a startup problem on my Windows XP machine, and I am hoping someone can help.
When I start the machine, sometimes it starts up just fine. No problems. Other times, the green POWER LED comes on, then I can see the CD-ROM access LED coming on, then may be sometimes I can see the floppy drive access LED coming on, then suddenly the machine goes dead, and the green power LED goes off.
OS: Windows XP SP2
RAM: 512 MB (2 separate 256 MB cards, second card installed much after the first)
Is this some kind of mechanical issue with the power switch (ACPI compatible) or is it faulty RAM? If the RAM card is faulty, any easy way to figure that out? I would appreciate any help. Thanks.