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Normann
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2003-03-26T05:37:17Z
I have just installed XP a few days ago, and also upped the RAM to 512. Interestingly I had to put in the 2nd stick of 256 into the 3rd slot or else it would not work. So I have a stick in the 1st & 3rd. Anyways that is not what this post is about.

Everything works except at times I have this: If I re-start the rig, or if I turn it ON after it was OFF, it gives me this TI-DI sound from the case or the mobo (I can't tell which) and shuts down like if I would pull the plug. Then I just press the power again and it would work and boot etc. Sometimes I have to power it up 2-3 times in order to turn the thing ON. However, once it is ON and gives the all clear beep and goes on to boot, then it will work just fine.

It only happens when I re-start or turn it ON initially after a complete shutdown.

Any ideas? I know it is not a temperature issue because the system is around 42C with the Vulcano 9 and I am not even close to full RPM with the fan.

Like always, thanks for any help!!!
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Richard12
2003-03-26T06:00:35Z
Have you ran a virus check?
Snake!
2003-03-26T06:53:21Z
Wats your winxp build 2550 or 2600? chick it from safe mode
Normann
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2003-03-26T08:28:31Z
I did not run virus check yet. But this has happened also before XP was on. I had win98SE on when I have finished instaling the additional memory. Just a day before, I've run a virus check. It was clean.

I don't think this is OS related. It happens so early, like 2-3 seconds after pressing the power button.
Icebane
2003-03-26T18:12:32Z
Sounds like it could be a MObo problem... How fast is your CPU Processor?
Normann
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2003-03-26T19:03:44Z
It is not overclocked. XP 2000+ running at around 1,6 something... the regular speed.
Icebane
2003-03-27T08:15:57Z
So try a new mobo first... Seems like that could be causing a problem...
Or your Hard Disk could be corrupt... If there is a clicking noise right before it shuts down, then that could be a very likely problem.
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2003-03-27T09:38:53Z
I don't remember hearing a lcicking noise, but I will listen next time it happens. I also suspect my mobo but I just don't feel like replacing it right now although I woulf love to have an nforce2 with some fast RAM. But not right now.
Snake!
2003-03-27T19:30:16Z
this problem is always with some 80GB HD try to change your HD with another and see if its happend or try to use WD Data li[censored]uard to know if u have problem with your hd
Normann
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2003-03-28T12:59:26Z
Thanks snake. I will give that WD software a shot. It did not come with my HDD because I guess it was OEM.
Snake!
2003-03-28T15:32:42Z
download the software from westerndigital.com or from ontrack.com its freeware