Unusual symptoms on dekstop computer
Posted on 2011-03-04
I have a Windows Vista Home pc with strange symptoms. In Windows it goes past the Vista loading status bar screen, then goes to a blank black screen, no cursor or anything. THe monitor signal stays on, but nothing happens, just blank screen.
I tried safe mode, same thing. Tried last known good, same.
I got a vista cd and booted to that next. It gets past the vista status bar loading screen and then hangs on a blank green screen. It stays there indefinitely. I confirmed the cd is fine on another pc.
It has an Asus P5K-E motherboard and standard desktop PSU. I notice the PSU has a slight high pitched noise coming from it when there's power going to it.
Also, the hard drive is sometimes not detected in the bios, and I get 'no boot device found'
I'm thinking it may be the PSU or motherboard, but don't have the luxury of spare parts to test in it.