If you could help me with this computer issue that would be great. Problem seems to manifest itself when either the keyboard is triggered or the BIOS gets to a certain point. The problem is the display goes to static-y lines and the computer locks up and, at this point, it happens when in the bios mode but did happen when running windows.
Before this issue I had a corrupted ntfs.sys file that the was corrected successfully. While correcting that issue the there were several inconsistent points where booting from CD would halt. I did finally get there but it was defintely problematic. Once the ntfs.sys was fixed it booted once and was running fine for a couple of mins then the screen filled with lines or blocks.
I thought it might be a bad hard drive issue but the display fills with lines upon the bios bootup when I touch a key or the bios times out, so I dont think it is a hard drive issue because the hard drive is not accessed when going into bios (hitting the F_ key to enter into bios mode). Maybe the keyboard is an issue? I disconnected the keyboard and the display goes static-y when bios times out.
Have you seen anything like this before?
Do you think it is a bios only problem?
Is it possible to pull the hard drive out, NTFS XP pro, and put it into a external usb drive carriage to get the data off of it? (recommendations on process appreciated)
Glad you liked the Youtube video of it the situation. Thought that would be halpful. I have never seen anything like this before and it is a bit difficult to describe.
I think I found the problem - bad main memory. I pulled the additional memory out of the computer thinking I would get the machine down to its most basic form. I have not picked up an additional memory stick but should know in a couple of hours whether that at least resolved the issue. All I can say at the moment is that removing my non-onboard memory seems to have resolved the issue. It does make some sense when one thinks about how the memory card shares some of the main memory.