I have been having a problem that has lasted the last week and a half.
I was playing a game and all of a sudden the screen flashed to black and Froze up. I rebooted my PC and as it statred up it made and wining noise but windows came up fine.
As time has gone on it has frozen sometimes going black, sometimes the picture get all screwed up such as Streaks and sometimes it flashes and my monitor self test immediately comes up to let me know the monitor works. when I reboot sometimes it makes a wining noise and sometime s not.
Last night it got really bad it froze up and then even when I rebooted when it was showing that windows XP was loading little dots of color started popping up and it froze before windows could even load.
The strange thing is that I let it sit over night and it worked fine this Morning. It seems the more it is used the more frequent the occurences.
I am not very pc literate so any help you could give me on identifying what this problem is I would appreciate it.
I have gateway. Windows XP, Radeon 9800 pro, Soundblast audigy 2 ZS, Pentium 4 1.9, 512 of Ram.
Thank You all for any help
Edited by DDSDevilDog, 24 May 2005 - 11:23 AM.