|Well I was tinkering around with a old P3 board going to see how well Ubuntu ran on it when I ran into a strange problem.|
I put in the disk, started it up and proceeded to install. It would read the disc, select English, check install and the computer would just restart.
Thought it was weird so I tried a damn small disk. Similar problem. It would boot then lock up and said something along the line of bios messed up.
Very odd as last time I used this pc it worked fine. So I cleared bios with jumper, checked bios battery, and tried again.
Same results. Next I figured i'd swap drives so I got another good dvd rom, then hard drive, followed by power supply.
Each time same errors.
Finally I decided to flash the bios. I booted up the computer with a boot disk, ran the awdflash, backed up old bios and installed the new updated one.
Same issues as before in Ubuntu and DSL pretty much the same but gets a bit farther before the random reset.
Tried swapping ram, cables, and again power supply.
No bios error with dsl anymore but nothing will install it just reset's itself.
The motherboard is s Soyo SY-7VEM
Any ideas as what would cause this anyone?
MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 200 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW