Hey everyone, I've got an odd situation here. My PC:
Athlon XP 2600+
1 GB Kingston DDR
WD 180 GB HDD 7200 RPM
Powercolor Radeon 9800SE
has been running Windows XP just fine for about a year now, execpt for an annoying problem. On boot, if I don't login within the first 10 seconds or so of the welcome screen showing up, the machine reboots. It keeps rebooting (i've let it run for 8 hours) in the cycle unless I log on right away. If I'm away for a while and the computer locksout to the welcome screen, it's fine. It only happens on first boot.
Also, a few days ago my brother got a video game, "Star Wars Empire at War" or something which will crash the machine anywhere from 2 minutes into a game to an hour. The funny thing is the BSOD has no text, just the blue screen. I don't know if this is a related symptom, but I thought I'd throw it on the table.
As a result of these wacky occurances, I've tried 3 sets of video drivers... The last two versions of the Omega Drivers, and the latest official ATI catylyst driver. I've also upgraded to the .NET framework 2. None of these steps helped. As of now, I'm running a memtest86 check on it.
Has anyone ever dealt with a similar "better logon quick!" problem before?
I am running AVG antivirus with the latest update.