My question is this I have an HP P4 machine with XP Home on it and it boots to the desktop then shortly after it goes to sleep.
I thought that maybe it was a CMOS battery in the Motherboard so I replaced it and it stayed on after that all through the time I was installing windows on another drive to see if it was somethin in windows causing it in the original drive.
It ran with the fresh install finefor awhile. I reinstalled the original drive and we are back to this again.
I put the freshly installed windows drive in now and it does the same thing there now?
Now it is back to the same old thing?
When the computer comes on the CPU fan runs fast like normal then when it gets to the desktop before it shuts down the fan will slow way down then shortly after it stops then the computer like sleeps as the power button turns yellow.
When it goes to sleep the drive is still on and the computer has power but the CPU fan shuts off.
Is this what normally happens in sleep mode with a properly working PC that the CPU fan stops?
This has me baffled?
Big points for this one guys.