I have a e-machines (yeah... ugh) t5254 desktop computer.
This computer will shut down mid-boot. Every time.
I have cleaned the heatsink, reapplied thermal paste, tested with known good memory,unplugged the dvd rom, tried a known working PSU, have even tried booting puppy Linux with the HDD unplugged.
Each of which have resulted in the same outcome starts to boot and crashes.
Any other ideas?
specs here: http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5...
Yep already tried that. without ram the cpu fan will spin all day.add ram it will run all day.add the hdd and it tries to boot and shuts down. will stay in bios all day. disconnect hdd and boot puppy linux from cd crashes at boot.