Computer turns off during boot
Posted on 2010-08-26
I'm having a strange problem with a computer I'm repairing. Its an AMD Athlon X2 2209mhz processor on a biostar motherboard custom built. There has been absoutely no hardware changes on the system. It worked for 3 years now and suddenly while booting into windows XP it will power off. Strangely enough though it boots fine in safe mode.
I checked the event viewer while in safemode and it shows an error "Service Control Manager" with details "The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:
I suspected the power supply so I replaced it, no change. Ive also changed the memory, hard drive, all cables. I've tried booting with just hard drive and memory and did the same thing.
Only thing I havent replaced is the processor and mobo. Could either those cause this error? Is there anyway to check?
Any help would be appreciated!