When booting from cold the machine goes through most of the boot process and then hangs. Re-boot and the process gets a little further or boots totally. After a little while of usage it will hang again. A further reboot usually solves everything and the machine will run happily all night. I've re-seated and swapped the memory modules into different slots, checked all the cable connections and run each HDD on its own (the other disconnected) but can't bottom this. Only happens when the machine is started from cold. Any clues folks??
Gigabyte EG41MF-S2H mobo 2gb Intel Core2Duo mem 2 ExcelStor J8080s 80gb hard drives Optiarc DVD Write/Rewrite Lite On CD 500w PSU
Thanks for that. The slow spin up of the hard drive had crossed my mind which is why I've tried both drives individually (the other disconnected). If the PSU is on it's way out could that affect the spin up time?
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