|So some history.|
My father says to stop by their house and check out their PC. I turn the thing on and I get a message saying "Warning! Now System is in Safe Mode. Please re-setting CPU frequency in the CMOS setup." after the BIOS screen/HDD list.
The PC tries to load XP as normal, but it shuts down after a couple seconds into the WinXP loading screen. I turn it on again with no "Warning!" error- I then access the Safe Mode with Networking option. I am then in safe mode without a network connection for some reason and I run Avira Anti-Virus and it finds 10 things- I delete them. I then try to reboot, but the PC doesn't restart to the BIOS screen- but instead pure blackness. After holding down the power button to power down, I tried to start it up again, but now the PC will power on, but nothing loads. Other times when i hit the power button nothing happens and I have to unplug the power cable or hit the master switch to the PS in the back on and off for it to work. I did try taking out the CMOS battery for a minute and putting back in but nothing changes. I then unplugged everything, and reconnected everything inside the pc correctly and there still isn't any resolve.
I'm assuming it's a hardware issue with either the motherboard or power supply....any comments?