PC sudden shutdown....maybe SMPS problem
Posted on 2004-04-19
My desktop PC is suddenly shutting down after powering up.
Sometimes its OK and stays on for hours on a stretch
and some times it shutsdown in minutes while the Win 2000 is just powering up
and sometimes I cant even get it to start when I press the Power Switch.
Once it shuts down and it doesnt come ON when I press teh Power switch
I remove the main Power Plug to the SMPS and plug it back in
and then the Power Switch works..
So Im thinking it maybe coz of something in the SMPS that requires discharge
but Im not sure.
I may also be overclocking the RAM or such things.
My query is
1. How do I check if the SMPS is ok or not??
2.Could there be any other problem like clock settings or faulty RAM or HDD drives etc...??
3.Please tell me any BIOS changes that has to be made??
My PC is a PIII processor based,with 128MB + 64MB 2 rams,.
OS is Win 2000
Ive currently disconnetced the secondary HDD as well as floppies or CD drives.
If you need anymore details please do ask...