My question may be similar to others. I'm still researching for an answer and would like your support in facilitating the process.
This is a home-built pc.
MB: Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P
Graphic card: EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS
CPU: AMD Phenom II x3
Power Supply: Corsair HX 520W (Modular)
Rams: 2x 2gb Kingston ( I believe)
Operating System: XP Pro SP2
The issue started couple of days ago and I suspect it may be software related, but not 100% sure.
When I press the power button:
1) the fans seems to work at full power (loud)
2) the light for HDD (Seagate) comes on and remains on.
3) Nothing comes up on screen. (when I press buttons on monitor, it says it has no signal from pc)
4) When I press the eject button on dvd-burner, it quickly opens and goes back inside.
I have tried running Seagate's disc utility, and tried to see if I can install Linux so that I can retrieve some important files. I really need to buy a dedicated external hard drive just for backup, but it seems it won't be able to even format the drive, how it is responding right now.
What I plan on doing: I will take the hard drive and test it on a friend's computer and post the results.
Any suggestions and input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this!