Hi, i hope someone can help me on this one 'cos i'm stumped.
Over the past few months i've been getting random shutdowns, where the power to my comp seemed to just flick off, and it won't let me powerup again for about 3 minutes, i then found i could recreate this problem with a music app called (reason) i had, it seemed evertime i played a tune on this app the comp would power down for sure (just not at the same point of the song everytime), and not always when using this app, but always when sound is involved eg- whilst playing a game with lots of sound.
The weird thing is that everytime this happens and i boot up again, it NEVER does a disk check (improper shutdown detection) , so i schedule one and restart straight away, but it NEVER finds a problem??
I've tried your sound benchmark utility which didn't appear to do much for my problem solving
To me it seems it could be one of these probs--- prosser, mobo, power supply, s-card or s-card drivers maybe? but i ain't no techie, i could really do with some help from someone with a good pc techie knowledge, below is the important part of my dxdiag info
Time of this report: 6/24/2003, 00:29:38
Machine name: HOMEPC-PHHEZOHK
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 3
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: VIA
System Model: APOLLO-P
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro
Chip type: GeForce2 GTS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (100Hz)
Sound: SB Live! Audio [D400]