|I can see the power lights and hear the drives boot up but the pc loses power (does not shut down just turns off).|
Before i lost the picture it would get to the win starting screen and then shut off. Without having a picture i can only assume it is doing the same thing now.
I get no picture tried 2 different monitors and its as if nothing is connected to them.
The graphics card is separate card. the onboard graphics do not work either but they did not work before these problems started.
Let me know if you need any more info.
EDIT - I got the display working again but it still powers off on its own. I figured out that the pc doesnt lose power. The green light on the mobo stays on. It just turns off with no warning or anything.
Im gonna see if it powers off while in the bios and try to determine if its a software problem or hardware.
EDIT2 - I got it to power on and stay on as of this post. I just unplugged everything and removed and reseated the cpu. Now im gonna try to repair or reinstall win xp.