troubleshooting Question

New PC fails after inactivity

Avatar of MischiefMadness
MischiefMadness asked on
16 Comments1 Solution327 ViewsLast Modified:
I just built a 'new' PC for a client that required the old hard drive (with Windows 98) not be replaced. After some inactivity the screen will go black with garbage in the top left of the screen in many different colors of text (@#$%^&   is the type of garbage I am talking about). I am assuming that there are issues because of installing all new equipment without a clean install of Windows. I was wondering whether anyone else has had anything like this before, and how I can fix it without formatting.

PLEASE, no assumptions, I have tried the basic troulbeshooting (screen saver, power mgmt, sleep mode). I will only award points only if it fixes the error.

The parts that were replaced were: Motherboard, processor, memory, modem, and chassis.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 16 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 16 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros