System locks after 15 seconds no matter what I boot from... HELP!
Posted on 2003-03-28
Hi! Just built a new system. Here are some specs:
Intel Celeron 1.8 GHz
Soyo P4VDA board
Western Digital 80 GB HDD
nVidia GeForce 3 Ti200
Soundblaster Live MP3+
512MB PNY PC2100 DDR Memory
If I left out anything, please let me know! Now, on to my issue.
Whenever I try to boot the system, after about 15 seconds it hard locks. The media type has no bearing on this problem at all... floppy, CDROM, HDD... it's all the same. It does NOT display this symptom in BIOS. My inital thought was, naturally, heat. I've got one of those spiffy Thermaltake heatsink/coolers that runs at 6000 RPM. I checked my temp in BIOS, and the CPU sits steady at 50C with the ambient temp steady at 34C. I've tried pulling the board out of the system and getting everything back together to make sure it wasn't something with the case, but I get the same problem. The motherboard and processor were purchased new. All other components were pulled from a working system. So far, no one has been able to offer any help at all. I've been trying to solve this for 2 weeks. Someone *HAS* to know what's going on! All advice will be greatly appreciated, and if anyone needs more info, please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks!