Was using my PC last night and left it alone to pop out - the monitor powered down into power saving mode and in the last three weeks sometimes the monitor doesn't turn back on when a key is pressed or mouse is moved. I found a workaround in turning the monitor power off and on again and this seemed to trigger it to power on (I say this only because it may indicate a problem!)
Anyway, I accidentally logged off rather than shut down and when I returned it seemed to have crashed on the logon screen. Then the BSOD - I didn't note the error sadly but I did notice a file beginning ati*** (perhaps ativg2 or something like that) This made me think perhaps my Radeon graphics card is buggered - might explain the problems with the monitor?
Anyway, restarting the computer produced this screen which didn't look good:
I attempted safe mode which produced this screen:
Finally, I tried to use my Win XP disc to repair the correupted file as it was requesting - it didn't seem tio want to boot from the CD so I changed the boot settings and finally got the recovery console running:
However, after selecting "1" and pressing enter I got another BSOD:
So what the prognosis guys? I read the BSOD thread and the IRQ NOT EQUAL error but was wondering whether any extra info I provided would lead any budding Sherlock Holmes out there to the problem.
For the record, the last peice of hardware I installed was a Logitech cordless mouse and keyboard which I installed about a month ago. Even then, last night I removed them and used an old PS2 keyboard and it made no difference. Removing the graphics card is more tricky since I would have nothing to plug my monitor into! May have to get my oold GeForce 440X back from my parents and try that.
Any thoughts? All help greatly appreciated!