PC Booting Oddness
Posted on 2004-11-05
Hi - strange problem. PC ( Gigabyte GA-8PENXP, P4 3.0GHz, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA 5950 ) is having problems booting over thelast few days, hit the power button briefly spins the fans and then stops booting, screen never actually shows POST.
Unplug PS2 port mouse or keyboard, pull power lead and re-attach try booting again without mouse and it starts to boot, I can then quickly pop in the mouse and it continues to Windows XP Pro fine. Thought it was an issue with the mouse so tried a different one, no joy.
Then this evening went through the usual routine and the PC refused to boot, so I thought I'll just unplug the mouse and see if it'll boot fine with it in USB port. This still didn't sort it. So I figured just let it boot without mouse and just get the PC up and going....oddly PC didn't boot with my usual workaround. Wound up having to leave it for about 5 -10 minutes without power lead attached and I was able to persuade it to start, now beginning to worry it's a mobo issue or possibly a PSU problem.
Thoughts more than welcome.