First off, whenever she turns the computer on, it only actually "starts" one out of every 10 times or so. When it fails, the lights come on but nothing comes up on the monitor, no bios load screen or nothing. Then, when XP begins to boot up, it keeps bringing up this blue screen that says "checking File system on C:, one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency". And will freeze whenever it gets to the end of the file scan... However if you skip the scan disk, it loads up XP very slowly. Once it does load up, every click of the mouse seems to take about 20 seconds for the computer to perform the action.
One thing to note, her USB ports have all gone "bad", one by one... Anytime you plug something into them, the computer freezes and won't come back on until you unplug the device. There's a faint click, however I can't tell exactly where it's coming from... It could be the mobo, it could be the hard drive. I don't really know.
Anyways, this computer is basically useless right now and I have no idea what to do with it. Of course, since it's my wife's computer, she continues to nag at me every day to try and fix her computer, and is quite grumpy about the situation. Please, help me figure this out so I can just fix the stupid thing and get some peace and quiet!!!
Edited by GovtCheese, 17 November 2007 - 02:28 PM.