Can Anyone Help???

  bluescreenofdeath 21:02 29 Mar 04

My friends building a system for the first time and is having some problems which we can't seem to fix.

Here's what he's got,

PC Chips M848ALU mobo
AMD 2400+
1 x 512 DDR333 2700
Seagate 80Gb ATA100 HDD
ATI Radeon 9500 Graphics card

he has managed to install windows without any problem but when he tried to play ghost recon the system crashed and tried to reboot - which it did but after about 10 secs of windows booting up trhe system crashes and tries to reboot again and so on and so on. Now he cant do anything.

I reckon there's a problem with the voltage to the graphics card but aint totally sure - am i on the right lines? Does anyone else know of compatibility issues with this mobo and graphics card? Admittedly the mobo was very cheap.

If its a case of replacing the mobo what would you recommend sub £50.

Any help is appreciated.

  Graham ® 21:12 29 Mar 04

a good title for this thread - Building a System Problem. You start off on the wrong foot with 'Help'.

  Taw® 22:02 29 Mar 04

Just bumping this for you. As Graham says Help is a bit of an open title however someone may jump in again when its at the top.

  citadel 22:27 29 Mar 04

If you are using windows xp make sure all drivers are microsoft signed.

  gudgulf 23:42 29 Mar 04

Windows defaults to automatically rebooting if there is a system crash----to stop this right click on my computer then click properties,advanced and settings in the startup and recovery box.Under system failure uncheck automatically restart then ok out.this may allow windows to deliver an error message which you can post here.

Also have you tried booting into safe mode?
this might get you back into windows if one of the drivers is playing up--particulary the graphics card driver.
If you get back into windows check in device manager for any problems listed.

  spuds 23:46 29 Mar 04

might be some help click here

  woodchip 23:50 29 Mar 04

It's not a good idea to test a new system with Games, That's just asking for trouble. Best thing to do would be to run the XP repair by starting the computer with the XP disc in

  woodchip 23:52 29 Mar 04

Or the PSU may have pact in, with overload

  hugh-265156 00:14 30 Mar 04

can you start windows in safe mode?(keep tapping F8 or F5 when the computer is switched on and select it from the list)

if you can get into safe mode ok click:

start/control panel/performance and maintenance/system/advanced/start up and recovery/settings untick "automatically restart"

now you will get an error displayed on screen instead of a restart,note it down exactly as displayed on screen and post it here.may help.

the restart would not be accompanied by a NT_AUTHORITY_SYSTEM RPC messge by any chance would it? if so: click start/run and type "shutdown -a" then download stinger,disconnect from the internet connection and run it click here remove anything it finds and then reconnect and install the patch click here

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