ok - my new computer problem of the month....
Looks like we bought a new Mac just in time - the old PC we've been using since 2000 started shutting itself off at random times about two or three weeks ago. Since Sunday it has been difficult to reboot - today I can't even get it to start up. Power up, then clicks off instantly.
We kept getting a safe mode screen saying there had been an improper CPU hang, and we needed to confirm the frequency an save its settings (It was always at the proper frequency so we saved as is.)
Any ideas what is causing this and how to fix? We really don't wanna dump major repair shop $ into this one anymore, but if I can salvage it as a backup and for use with MS apps I'd like to keep it running.
Is this a motherboard issue? Motherboard battery? Processor?
The only things that changed around the same time as the problem started was that we added a new PCI slot card with USB 2.0 ports and got a new surge protector strip.