|Hi all and thanks in advance of any help you can offer.|
Over last few months my Desktop has suffered with intermittent crashes, whereby the screen is filled in with repetetive multi-coloured rectangles and the PC is unresponsive. The only way to exit is to force a shutdown by holding down the power button for 5 seconds. When I attempt to reboot the machine the power comes back on, fan and fan lights operate but system does not reboot hard drive does not spin, the only way round this is to remove power lead for a few minutes and then reboot.
I have formatted the hard drive and re-installed windows, to see if problem was software issue, but problem still exists. Furthermore I have now had incidents of PC crashing in safe mode and whilst in the bios settings screen on boot up. So I am guessing (rightly or wrongly) that the issue is to do with the hardware.
I have opened up PC and cant see any visible signs of blown capacitors, but I am by no means an expert so unless it is obvious then I may have missed something.
Is there anyway of finding out which hardware component may be to blame or is there anything from the way it crashes that highlights a specific problem. I would be grateful for any advice.
Thanks in advance.