Well, computer shuts down and begins to reboot, everything is on, HDs are spinning and sh*t, but the monitor is completely black. I looked inside and saw the LEDs on my motherboard going through -- 23 45 and C0 a lot. Usually it goes through all that and then stops and stays at FF which I've been told is good, means essentially "fully functional" (here I always thought it was something hex-wise lol)
Well, waited awhile, nothing still coming up, turned everything off, unplugged all the cables, disconnected power to everything inside and did a complete clean of any dust in there and reconnected everything to make sure it was working.
I've yet to do a memory test (taking out various ram chips and trying one at a time) and I haven't tried another monitor yet (going to tomorrow once I dig one out of my storage). Currently posting on my dad's computer (I'm a college student and cheap, so live with my dad lol). He said we'll look at it tomorrow and get a friend of his and use the linux box to check the HDs just to make sure, but figured I'd post here incase you guys had more ideas.
I plan to uninstall EVERYTHING (as in usncrew everything) and try reinstalling all the hardware incase something got jarred/loose and is causing a short.
I've heard things that claim the motherboard coulda gone bad, the graphics card, the ram, the processor, etc but I don't think that's the problem. It was all working fine prior to the restart so ya, I'm stumped. Suggestions?
Motherboard: Foxconn CS1XEM2AA
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Ram: G.Skill 3GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Edited by Vicious, 25 October 2009 - 08:55 AM.