Ok, my friend's comp shuts down the second he switches his comp on. After a few times, it gets through the POST and a few times it doesn't, it just shuts down!
After about 30 minutes off sodding about switching it on, it warms up and runs ok. We've tried to fathom this out ourselves to no avail, we've asked pro's and had no joy, anyone got any ideas?
It's an ASUS AMD mobo (sorry, I'm not sure of the spec right now)which had an Athlon xp 2000+ chip, but now uses a 1600 Duron and the same problem occurs. We've tested the psu, the cpu and cooling fan speed, the mobo is relatively new, although it's been happening since he installed it, but the install was fresh with all the hardware, when it's running, it runs perfectly, yet there is still this random shutdown.
There's no hardware conflicts, he's running xp home and everything works perfectly, except when it randomly shuts down!