Well, the easy way to check, would be to plug in a regular ATX PSU, and see if you get the same problems...Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6Ok, I'm going to try to describe my problem, but it's kinda complicated...lol
So I've installed the following:
Full size HD (5400rpm/160GB)
full size slot load DVD player
other misc stuff
I am running the PW-70A and the ITPS. This is actually my second set of both units right now.
Being that I compete in car stereo in SQ it's imperitive that this system work on a regular basis...which is one reason that this is so very frustrating for me right now.
I get up this morning and turn the car on in order to try and get a few more hours of playing time on the Rainbow pro seperates that I just purchased before the show today in town. I vacuum out the car, leave the car running, drive around a bit, and everything works fine. My boyfriend and I go to Arbys for lunch before we head over to the show but when I get back in the car is when I start having new issues.
It will go through the boot-up procedure just fine, untill my background and icons start to show up. I can see my background and all of my icons, I can even move around on the screen via touch (it's a VGA touch screen). BUT.....the task bar pops up but without any icons on it...it stays visable, only where the icons should be (start button and quick start icons and things in the sys tray) is cleared to the background....if that makes any sense.
After trying to open a few icons the mobo beeps at me then the computer locks up. Restarting doesn't solve the problem. Then we checked the voltage into and out of the ITPS....13 - 13.5V in and 11- 11.5 out...hrmmmm....ok so we bypass the ITPS....now we're reading a constant 12ish in.....yet it still does the same thing on boot-up.
Is this a software issue or is this a power supply issue?
I know that windows will do funny things when it's not getting the right amount of power...either too much or too little.