Let me first say that any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated. I have two issues but one is more pressing than the other.
I have a Dell Dimension E521 desktop. Had it for 2 years. Yesterday, my husband was burning a cd and then the computer just restarted on its own. Everything came back up and he proceeded to try to burn the cd again. This time it restarted but then shut off (monitor was black but could still hear fans in cpu). So I powered down the computer for a couple of hours while I left to run errands. Came back, turned computer on and it said something about an error with a driver and something about memory and uninstalling something. I went to the kitchen, came back and the screen was black again. I powered off, waited a few then turn back on and it acted like it was going to start by going through the steps but when it came to the screen that shows XP, it went black again. Now when I turn cpu on, I Just here fans and its louder than normal and colder air is blowing. Also there is a number 3 and 4 that is blinking green on the front beside the 2 usb ports. Is this the motherboard or what? Oh yea, I have an external burner. Thanks in advance.