Hi, thanks for getting back to me shorty701s.
more details as requested
ASUS Desktop computer - AMD Athlon dual core processor 4850e 2.5GHz ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard with HDMI socket
(motherboard detailed link) http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M3N78VM/
2GB DDR2 RAM
Super Write master/Lightscribe DVD player
5in1 Card Reader
300GB hard drive (Western Digital - Caviar Blue)
moving since last post i have completed the following.
removed everything from the case and rebuilt into a new desktop case.
removed the processor and fan placing new thermal paste on
reseated the memory.
changed the power supply to a 650w CIT GOLD (was 300w ASUS ecco)
changed all the sata connectors for the hard drive and the dvd drive.
computer boots up perfectly add all external connections (printer etc) everything installs fine. computer shuts down. then as soon as i go to start it back up it runs for a couple of seconds then cuts out.
if i turn the power supply off, press the start button to discharge the capacitors then reboot the computer works again??
very frustrating. i'm thinking of re-installing windows at this rate. something is causing it to cut out.
any suggestions? bios update maybe?