I am new to this discussion board and not an expert so please excuse anything that I might say that sounds stupid.
I purchased a computer about three years ago. It was a "custom built" Proteva from Staples. It is an office supply store here in Canada. Everything was working fine and then it started just randomly shutting off. The error message when it restarted itself had to do with the ATI graphics driver.
On Boxing Day this year, I bought a new graphics card and all was well until about a month ago.
I would have to restart the machine for updates or becuase it would freeze and when it restarted, the lights on the front of the machine would come on and it would look like it was working but there would be no picture on the monitor. I tried hooking it up to another monitor and no change.
The thing I noticed most was when it did start properly, usually after leaving it off for an hour or so, it would beep when it started. It never beeped when the monitor wouldn't go on.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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