I have a computer that suddenly decided to go haywire on me. I took the computer to work so I could use my cd-burner for the day, and when I took it back home, it wouldn't start properly.
One time, it was going through the startup procedure, and it recognized one cdrom drive, but froze before recognizing the next.
Another time, the computer started and made the usual startup sounds, but nothing came up on the monitor. In fact, the monitor contrast turned up to a bright gray and there was a shaking effect near the top (and that was weird since I don't have anything magnetic above it).
Sometimes, it boots up ok, but that's not always. During the times that it doesn't boot up, the power led blinks. I tried replacing the motherboard's battery, but that didn't help.
The motherboard's an Intel 440BX (I think) and it has a Celeron 333 in it. It has 64 megs of ram and three cards in it. There's a PCI modem, an ISA sound card and an ISA ethernet card. It has two HDs and two CD drives (one is a burner).
I love hardware, but this one has me stumped! Help!! =)