It all started when I was moving some cables connected to the back of my pcs very expensive pci soundcard. So I figured that I may have loosened the pci card inside by moving the cables connected to it too hard. I tried opening up my computer and pressing down the cards real hard, yet the freezes/reboots still happen. The next thing you know I turned my computer on today and the pc started up, than froze at the desktop.
& now worse... I shutdown my computer manually [holding the power button for 5 secs] after it froze, and powered it back on. Now my power supply turns on, so do the power/hdd lights, but my HP bios screen which flashes on every boot with an "All's OK" motherboard beep does not show [you don't hear the beep either]. Nor does any image appear on my monitor. My monitor light is now blinking as if it isn't connected to anything!!!
I don't know what to do, please help... As a precaution I will be taking out all pci cards, cleaning the gold connectors on the cards and pci slots, with a lint free cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol. & hopefully it all works again... Though I think I tried this months ago when this happened last year and it did nothing. I'm not sure, maybe that fixed it...
Just so you know I had scanned my pc yesterday while it was working with Malwarebytes, Spybot, & my Eset antivirus. Nothing bad came up... I also ran check disk, and all was fine... Than I ran Western Digitals "Smart Status" tools and everyting passes at normal values so it can't be the hard drives!
This type of issue has happened before in the past year as I've mentioned before, for about a week just as it is happening now. I can't remember how I fixed it. It may have fixed itself...
What the heck is going on?
Here's what happened the previous time this occured. Problem is this time I'm getting no image, no boot screen, or motherboard beep codes.
Thank you in advance.