Hi everyone, new here.. I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my PC. This is what happened...
I had just shut down a game because the sound was crackling, restarted, and my computer froze after Windows loaded. Nothing would work, no mouse, ctrl alt del, nothing.. So, I did a hard reset. After doing this, the PC seemed to boot up normally, but no signal was being sent to the monitor. I reset again. Still no post to monitor. I shut down the computer for a few minutes, and then booted it back up. On the post screen it said "CPU has been changed, please save" Something like that. Went into Bios, saved, and it booted to Windows normally. After a minute or so, it completely froze again. Went through the whole shpeil again, with the same results, only this time, I managed to squeeze in a system restore to the day before (I had DLed a new game that day so I wanted to go back). This time the computer stayed on and worked for at least a few hours, then I shut down for the night. This morning, more problems. Booted into windows normally. Then the hard freeze. I give up. Any ideas on what the deal is? Any help is appreciated!
Everything is less than a year old.
Win XP Home
ECS A7 SK LGA775 MoBo
Pentium 4 2.8 Prescott
1 gig RAM
Radeon 9250 Video
80 gig HD