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I'll start by describing the events that lead up to the loss my my baby, errr I mean, computer...
Yesterday I decided I would hook my 46inch flatscreen up to my computer to play some Tribes. It worked perfectly and I had a great time minus the bleeding retinas.
Apparently my girlfriend went on later and a black screen appeared saying "System reboot, press a button to reboot" or something scary along those lines. She rebooted the PC and everything was fine until it blacked out completely on her.
When I woke up I noticed the computer was frozen at the start up screen. I rebooted. It wouldn't go past the screen where you would normally enter BIOS. I tried to start up in Safety mode and do some diagnostics but I could no longer get back into windows. I changed my monitor back. I removed my video card and put it back. I disconnected all the wires, removed my hard drive, and put everything back. Still nothing.
Instead, I was having a hard time even getting anything to appear on the screen at all. The computer would start up without the green light sometimes. Sometimes with both green and red. Sometimes it would boot normally and get to the Windows 7 Login screen, but after logging in it would go nowhere.
I tried putting the Windows 7 CD in and repairing the drives.. But everything would freeze or restart and land me back in a nightmare. I'm not horrible with computers and I have fixed this one before. However, this seems well beyond my capacity.
What can I do? Well sometimes I can get into BIOS. Sometimes I can get into safety mode with command prompt. Thats about it.
Most of the time I have no other choice but to hit TAB or DEL to enter a "Setup" and it constantly tries to auto configure/recognize SATA 1.
Has my hard drive pooped out? Seems odd to happen out of nowhere..
If anyone has had these issues I would greatly appreciate some help. Thanks guys!
PS. Fans are all running. Lights go on. I don't think its a power supply issue. My beast sized graphics card sits on my SATA cord that connecting into the motherboard. I'm not sure if thats causing the issue. Not much I can do about it, I've tried using a spare small graphics card. BAH i dont know. help me ;(