When I start my computer, it crashes

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1tb hard drive
June 11, 2011 at 14:24:02
Specs: Windows XP sp3
Ok, here's the story.

I had the main hard drive (80 gig) starting to make a lot of noise so i figured it was about to go bad. so I bought a new 1 terabyte drive to replace it. I used Seagate's software to migrate my data from my old hard drive to the new one. Everything went smooth. shut down as instructed. unplugged the old hd and hit the power button to boot up on the new drive. No issues. Went fine for about 3 days.

Now, if I shut the computer down for a length of time then power it back up, it gets to the login screen in Windows. I click the icon to login and it just sits there for a long period then WHAMO! blue screen of death. dumps the memory then restarts itself. this routine happens about 3 times then finally everything comes online. As long as the system stays up, it works flawlessly. Even if I reboot it, its fine. The issue only occurs if its been shut down or if the power cable is unplugged. I say the power cable is unplugged because I have done that while checking connections, etc...

I've talked to Seagate. They sent me some software to scan the drive. Drive passed all checks. MS CHDSK didnt find any issues either. Cables have been checked multiple times for clean and solid connections.

I'm at a loss at this point. All my years of messing with these things and I have never run into this before. Any tips or suggestions are GREATLY appreciated.

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June 12, 2011 at 13:46:58
Can't see how but it could be more of a power supply to bios issue.

In some computers you can set the thing to power back up after power fail.

I doubt it is related to the hard drive unless it is somehow taking way more power.

Might look a bios settings for power.

Might have to just reload a slipstreamed xp sp3 install back on it.

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June 12, 2011 at 16:48:57
It is very strange. The only thing i havent done so far is change the battery on the mb. its close to 6 years old but ive always been told that as long as the time is ok, the battery is ok. but ... in this case, its about the only option i can think of.

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