Intell Pentium 4
74.5 GB HD (15% used), 382 MB RAM
XP Home, SP 3
Arsenal: Avast, Malwarebytes
It's a friend's computer that I've been borrowing since June, although it does not get used very often. It always made a grinding sound upon start up, which would go away once it booted and warmed up. When I first got it there were major issues http://www.geekstogo...14#entry2032614 that were addressed. It worked really nicely, other than the grinding, since then. All of a sudden yesterday it did not want to boot all the way. I thought it was the screen at first, so I powered it off and on a few times--which worked once. The last time I saw it successfully boot yesterday a bios screen came up saying there was some sort of a conflict...I knew that I should have taken a picture of it. After a dozen or so attempts this morning...it just does not want to work. It grinds a little, then holds. I don't know if it's booting....because the screen remains dark. I thought I'd come and ask for help before I wear out the power button!
Edited by Poochure, 21 January 2012 - 10:28 AM.