I built a new computer at work (all new parts). Intel 6860 (Core Duo 3 gig), Asus P5B motherboard, 2x1024 Corsair XMS PC6400, Antec 500 watt Neo, 2 WD 250 gig SATA hard drives (not in RAID, and set to run in IDE mode), Nvidia 8000 series GS video card (the cheap one with no fan on it), XP Pro. Onboard sound and Lan, and no PCI cards in computer. Everything running at stock.
Computer runs great. Ran Othos for quite awhile with no errors of any kind. Ran Super P11 with very fast results. I do have a problem though that I can't figure out.
When the computer sets off overnight (with power still connected) and I then start it up, it gets to the point where the Windows bar is showing and the lights are going across it (right before the login screen). The lights go across the bar a few times and then the light just stops inside the bar. It then just sits there, no message of any kind pops up. I then hit the restart button, and it boots up with no further issue (I do get the screen on the reboot where it says Windows did not start normally and then provides options I have to select such as normal boot, safe mode, etc.).
This happens every single time when the computer is off overnight (I've never actually timed it to see how long the computer has to be off for this issue to occur). Never had any problems when having to reboot once computer is running and never had the computer not boot up after hitting that reset button after each cold boot.
I'll be damned if I can figure this one out.