|My computer will not start anymore.|
This whole thing started 3 days ago when I was ripping a DVD to my HD. Stupid idea. It was stupid because my Power Supply fan hasn't been starting when I power-on. I have to manually get it to movie with a toothpick!
So during the DVD rip, I started playing Halo 2 on Xbox Live. I return about 20 minutes later to find my computer has shut off. I assume it overheated. It has done this before and has restarted without trouble. This time I was not so lucky. I pushed the power button and nothing. The motherboard light is on only when the I/O switch is on.
I read around a bunch of forums and other PC help sites and figured it was my Power Supply that was the evil culprit. My old PSU was 300W, I bought a new one today that's 350W. I have everything plugged in and I get a little more of a charge this time. By charge I mean the CPU fan spinnes about 2 spins and stops. I also have blue LED lights on the front of my case and those flick on then off in a second. The old PSU had no effect. What can I do?
Windows XP Pro
Intel Pentium 4, 3.06 GHz
Maxtor 80 GB HD
1 Gig Ram (2 512 chips, DIMM I believe)
If you need any other information I can give you whatever you need. I really need my computer to work. I don't think I can replace the mobo or the cpu because of budget issues - they were very expencive when I bought them.