PC reboots during startup
Posted on 2004-10-09
I have just built a new PC, the specification is as follows:
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ CPU (not the quickest CPU I know)
Gigabyte GA7N400-L Motherboard
1GB Crucial 266MHz PC2100 RAM
ATI Radeon 64MB ViVO Graphics Card
40GB Hard Drive
Anyway, all seems to boot ok and I get the correct information on the POST screen i.e. AMD 2200+ CPU and 1GB RAM.
I get half way through installing windows XP Pro, to the point when its configuring windows after the initial installation and I get a constant high pitch tone from my monitor (not PC) and then the monitor switches off and the PC reboots. After the reboot, the PC boots up again but sometimes the monitor is still giving off this high pitch tone. I checked to see what would happen when connected to another monitor and the PC still reboots after a certain point but the monitor doesnt give off a high pitch tone.
I get no warning sounds from the actual PC!
I did check the CPU temperature after all this and all seemed ok, it was running at about 45oC.
I suspect it could be either the memory or graphics card (being over two years old. It is AGP x4 and the motherboard is supposed to support AGP x4).
Can anyone please advise!