I got the side off and felt the temperature of my video card, and it was rather hot, but it's been hotter and not crashed (Wasn't even doing anything demanding of the vid card.)
This was about when I noticed that my computer hadn't booted. When I got around to the monitor it said
A disk read error has occurred
Press ctrl+alt+del to restart
So I tried doing what it said, hoping it might just have been telling me why it had crashed, not going to be a real problem. But it just happened again. So I tried checking my HDD, all the cables were in perfectly fine. I even unplugged my dvd and floppy drives to make sure it wasn't not getting enough power or something.
I even totally unplugged my HDD to see if I would get a similar message (No, just told me to put a boot disk in or something).
Does this mean either my HDD is like fried, or that I got some sort of virus on it that wrecked it (Not sure how this would happen, I don't download anything pretty much).
Blegh. First crash for this year. My new Antec 900 case is due this week some time, and I really want it up and running for that!
EDIT: To check if it might be some sort of motherboard or cable problem, I plugged in an old HDD and it booted up perfectly fine off of that. So it seems to be a problem with my HDD.
My HDD is a Samsung 200gb. I'm not sure what model exactly, but from memory i think it's like SP2014N or something.
Futher EDIT: It is recognising my HDD, as on bootup it says:
IDE Channel 0 Master : SAMSUN SP2014N VC-100-41
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None
IDE Channel 1 Master : ASUS DRW-1608P3S 1.24
IDE Channel 1 Slave : None
Edited by Seltox, 07 January 2008 - 10:51 AM.