Hello, I got up one morning and went to my desktop and the monitor would just go to sleep, but my tower said it was on. I just figured it was the monitor. Everything had been running fine the night before. I ordered a new monitor, but while waiting for it to come in, I noticed a few days later there was the windows screen on monitor, froze and it looked pix elated. I tried to reboot and as soon as I tried to start windows normally or in safe mode, the monitor went back to sleep, so it wasnt the monitor after all. I have tried many things, I have set the settings to defalt upon setup, I have unplugged the tower and held the power button for 30 secs to a min and then plugged back in, the fan runs pretty fast and loud for for about 20 seconds then goes to boot up screen. Still wont boot.
I have a Dell Optiplex GX280
Bios Version A04
Serial ATA, Sata 2
I bought it refurbished about 2 years ago.
After a default setting, it tells me Floppy Diskette Seek failure, so I go back in my settings and turn off the floppy.
Also says Drive 1 not found
I have opened the system and removed the battery, replaced it, and also switched the boards back and forth, also I looked to see if everything is connected and it appears it is.
Ive also tried booting the system with the monitor unplugged, then plug it in once I hear the computer load.
Any suggestions would really help, as I have been dealing with this for over a week
All of my business files are on this desktop