My Computer freezes up when booting, I select start normally, but it itself goes to System Reoair on vista and about 30 seconds later it freezes. then i have to turn it off manually, But the last 2 months, While i was using it it would freeze, then i`d manually reboot it with cutting the power, Now - it wont even reboot if freezes in system repair.
Do you guys think its the hard drive or Motherboard? I tried rebooting with the PCI graphics card, it freezes, with the on bpard built in graphics, it just goes to a blurry blue screen that is not even readible or viewable.
When it freezes, do you see the IDE LED being on continuously?
If that is the case, it could be a faulty HDD, SATA Cable or Dying HDD.
What is worrying is the Not Legible Blue Screen, that could be an indication of a dying IGP Chip, that would also explain the random freezing. Suggestion, is if you have a GPU to spare and that is compatible with the Mobo, put it in and give it a try.
Led light stays on as you asked YES it does.
So it must be the hard disk. I`ll just buy one from Best Buy and install windows over it see if it fails again, I`ll have to replace the motherboard which is too sad.
What PCI GPU did I use? is
there is 1 available for my PNY graphics card, and slot is black, so its the one in very above,
It floows in this order
56K Modem PCI
Tv Tuner PCI
and Graphics Card insert PCI
above, it has another insert in the back of tower for the built in monitor input behind the tower but i didnt dig in there since it seems very confusing to me.
If the RAM checks out OK, you could try breadboarding it with just the CPU/HSF, PSU, Memory (1 stick or all), and (if no integrated video) a graphics card. Leave the card out if yo you have integrated. No drives. No other devices. Boot to Bios and let it sit there for the length of time it would normally lock up. If the lockup occurs, you have narrowed it down to the board or PSU.
i dont know what you secifically need but I have good analysis
when I plug in my blackberry, external hard driver or even my ipod- it freezes again so what do you think just tell me? Ram issue or do i need a new pc?