OK I really need some help with my computer! I've noticed a few things wrong with my computer and I'm not really sure if they are interrelated or not!? A few nights ago, I noticed that my computer randomly restarted 2 or 3 different times and would come back asking me to restore the Active Desktop. I didn't think too much of this, just figured I'd run Spybot and chkdsk sometime. Well yesterday, when I tried to boot up, I would get to the Boot Prompt Screen where it asks if I want to run it in Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, or Start Normally. No matter what option I would choose, my monitor's light would go from the green power light to the amber light as if it was in hibernation or something, and it would sound as if my computer was rebooting because I saw the CD rom flashing and heard the floppy perform it's startup check. (I couldn't see anything because the screen was black.) I tried cleaning out the CPU heatsink and PS Fan. Now when I attempt to turn my computer on, the power and HDD lights come on, but the monitor won't display anything. If I turn the monitor on before I turn the computer on, I just get the "No Sync Input" message as if my computer wasn't on.
Now after cleaning the computer and taking the heatsink off to clean it, all I get is the power and HDD lights constantly on and won't boot and I don't get anything at all on the monitor.
Today, I tried the monitor at my grandmother's and it still did the same problem. My video card is integrated so that can't be the problem, unless its the entire Mother Board. I took the CMOS battery out for an hour and put it back in. It actually turned on and went to the BIOS. I changed the date/time and saw it was recognizing the 2 HD's, CD and everything else. I hit save/exit and then the monitor cut back off while the power and HDD lights stayed constant like it has been doing. When I turn it off and turn it back on, the same thing happens (power and HDD lights remain constant) yet no picture on the monitor.
Here are my computer stats:
Windows XP Pro
Pentium 2.93 CPU
2 HD's (1 for Windows XP, 1 for my files)