Power problems during boot

Hello everyone,

My gaming rig has worked fine for just over 3 years, but 2 weeks ago the power started stuttering during boot; all case lights are flickering and I can hear the fans, HDD and dvd driver having a hard time as well, accompanied by the eerie sound of electricity jumping.

Strange thing is, after about 20-30 seconds the thing quiets down and boots normally (although quite slow).

I kinda hope not to have to buy a new power supply 'cause the heavier ones are quite expensive.
A simple fix with a hammer would be preferable, but I somehow doubt that will work.

(On a side note, resetting my modem from the browser causes the pc to crash....)

Please help me.... :(
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  1. Post your full system specs please. Also go through the steps of the boot checklist, it might help to identify your issue.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-boot-video-problems
  2. yeah full specs plz and what psu do u have? and what modem? thanks!
  3. Ya untill you give a clear description about your system we will be not able give you the correct suggestion.
  4. I'm at the office now, so I can't see the detailed specs, but this is what I got from an old order form and my memory:

    -P5W64 WS Pro
    -GameXStream 700W
    -Core2 Duo E6700
    -4GB Corsair DDR2 1066
    -Nvidia 9800GTX
    -Windows Vista Ultimate 32b
    -Modem: Zyxel Multi-PC + WiFi

    Hope it's usefull...
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