Dear All, I am new here and am not a profesional about computers, for I am only 14 and still need 2 concertrate on school work.
I play games quite alot and use my computer for hours non-stop, however, recently I have been getting a very annoying problem with my computer. I would turn on the computer, then the screen and it would say 'Please Check Signal' This has been happening for quite some time now, I remmeber the first time this happend, I pressed restart once and it booted up corectly, then after that it was 5mins of constantly pressing restart, then 10, then 15, after about 6months, it is now an annoying 2-4hours. However Once the computer is on, I can leave it on standby for over nights without any problems, but once I turn it off, its a troublesome task turning it back on.
Then for the last 2 days it simply would not turn on. I dont know whether it is the graphics card, my one is Nvidia TNT2, or the power, the monitor works on other computers though. My computer is 6 years old and from the last I remember, its PIII, 800 something mhz and 200 something Ram. I have checked the power and all the plugs, whiped down any dust, and upgraded the graphic driver. Im sorry if I have missed any obvious things, cause im in-experianced.
So basicly it is hard to turn on, but can stay on forever. Mabey its time to let go of my old computer?
If anyone can help I would GREATLY apreciate it.