Hi with no computer building/repair experience at all, I don't know why my computer won't start up. The lights in my computer go on, but my screen doesn't turn on. Here's what happened yesterday:
The problem occurred yesterday after I discovered my computer was acting kinda funky. When i turned on my computer, it worked fine... but I noticed it wasn't reading my video card. The screen resolution was larger than normal, and an error message about reading my video card popped up after I had logged into my account. My video card is an ati radeon x800 256mb and I next proceeded to reinstalling its drivers with my ati cd-rom. Unfortunately, another error message popped up and it was unable to install the drivers (the message stated that something was wrong with my hardware). The next move I did was by turning off my computer and hoping it would reboot. But as soon as I pushed the reboot button, my screen didn't turn on! The fans and lights inside my computer were working, but I noticed that the blinking light in front of my computer wasn't working. At first I thought my video card had died, but I found that this wasn't the case. I proceeded in trying my brother's older video card, but again, my screen wasn't turning on. I seriously don't know what is going on. I hope this extra info will help you discover my problem:
- My computer would freeze if no one was using it for 15 minutes+ (yes even in standby mode!) I've noticed this problem beginning of last week.
- When I was proceeding to turn off my computer, i noticed that the stand by option wasn't given.
- My computer doesn't appear to run slower than normal
Please I need all the help I can get. As a high school student who really doesn't know much about computers, I seriously don't know what to do. I'm sorry if my grammar is difficult to understand because I only had 5minutes to type this out. I appreciate all the help i can get, Mahalos in advance. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if this will help you reply to my problems.