G.Skill DDR2 1066 @Gb ram
VisionTek Radeon 4850
Thermaltake TR2 500watts
Windows XP SP3
Built this rig about 4 months ago and has been running fine until yesterday. Now, it boots the the bios splash screen, goes dark, and then continually recycles. No chance to access the bios or any other options. Any ideas? I'm guessing something with the motherboard, but at this point its just a guess.
Still a mystery, but the problem seemed to have solved itself. I unplugged everything to set the system up on a workbench, and when I reconnected everything, it worked like a charm. Go figure. to answer previous suggestions, I hadn't added any new USB devices, and as far as the power supply, it seems OK - like I said, it's working now. Anyway, thanks for the responses, and I'll wait and see if it does it again.
If possible, just plug USB devices in one at a time and use for a day - with a couple of cold restarts - before plugging in another. If your problem was one of the devices, this might help isololate which one. T
his would be pure speculation but, if not the above, maybe it was a loose, partial connection on one of the devices - or maybe (remote tho) even the process of moving it "fixed" a loose internal connection. Or if it is on a different circuit or socket that might have affected it (again remote), Just some things to consider if the problem reoccurs.