troubleshooting Question

New PC fails after inactivity

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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.
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