Just bought a new computer cause i had to, built it all myself for the first time. Had a hell of a time getting it to work.
Hook it all up and got the blue screen
Figured we had to reinstall windows, and that worked, and it had a hard time installing. It said during the format that the hard drive is damaged and can't continue. Tried that a couple times and then it worked. Then tried to install my video card from Ati.com drivers and when it restarted the mouse would movie up or down, and then shortly after it would go black and thats it. I uninstalled it and restarted and XP detected it and installing my video card. That worked just right. Finaly i think everything is fine. Then i goto play GTA:SA and shortly after it turns off the whole computer. The blue light in the front stays on showing that it is still on, and when i go to shut it off from the back (casue the front wont make it shut off or restart) it takes like 5 secs to complety turn off. Turned it on again, and tried again and it still did it. This time i notice it made a weird kinda clicking noise before it shut off. so i opened the case to hear where it is making the noise. I can't pin point it, but it kinda sounds like it is coming from the CPU. If it were the CPU why wouldnt it shut off while its on and not playign a game? I am thinking that it may be the hard drive.
Umm.... Your thoghts??????
Heres my specs
ECS Mini ATX 661FX-M7Intel 2.66GHz Pentium 4