So here I am minding my own business when my computer freezes up after closing an open window on my computer. I can't do anything to unfreeze which leaves me with a hard shutdown. After waiting a few seconds I turn it back on and...to my horror no screen. I think to myself...hmm...little bug going...nothing I can't fix...but after a second hard shutdown (which I didn't have a choice to do) my computer wouldn't start anymore.
I can usually fix my issues but this one baffles me. When I opened the case to see if perhaps something got disconnected, all was good. I pushed the power button again and there it went booting, but no screen again. Tried it again, my bios popped saying that I recovered from an error because the CPU was not on specific setting. That baffled me because I hadn't changed it since I built my computer a few years ago so why now...no clue. So making sure I have it on the correct setting, I save and restart...i pop on BIOS again stating the same thing. So I set it on manual for the mean time and since, the computer boots but no beeps and no screen. I tried again and the computer didn't start again. I completely turned off the power from the back, turned it back on...it wouldn't start....tried again a few seconds later and it did but with the same results...no screen. This operation happened a few time again.
My screen works as I'm using a older computer of mine that I hooked up with this screen. I have deducted that it either is a power issue, a fan on the cpu, the cpu itself. I'm not sure if it would be the Motherboard nor the graphic card as everything as been running smooth for years (I maintain my computer well and have no crap at all on it, ex: limewire, framenet, etc).
So before I go out and buy stuff that I may not need, I wouldn't mind a second opinion guys. Below are some of the specs of my computer.
AMD AthlonXP 2200+ (standard fan that came with it)
Power Supply 300w
Motherboard : ASUS VIA KT400 A7V8X
Graphic Card : ATI RADEON 9600XT 256MB DDR
OS: WinXP SP2