|I recently removed the dust from within the case using a bellows, to the purpose of which I had unplugged and removed by hard disk and video card. After reinserting the components and booting the computer I heard a continuous beeping noise while the screen remained dark. After reopening the case I noticed I had forgotten to plug a wire into the video card (PCI I believe) which I plugged in. After booting the computer again there wasn't a beeping noise anymore and I had video. However, Windows won't load on first boot anymore. It will go as far as the load bar screen after which I get a "no signal" and the computer reboots. I will get a screen with the message that Windows cannot start, possibly due to software or hardware change and a number of options. When I select to start windows normally it will in fact mostly start normally (sometimes I need to repeat the process) and I can use the computer normally (I'm using it right now). At one reboot the computer was shutting down very slowly and subsequently wouldn't go past the default startup screen, but this hasn't reoccured.|
Another small issue I'm having is a regular short flickering of the screen.
I've used checking disk on start up multiple times. I've tried to remedy the problem by booting the computer with the Vista installation disk and selecting repair, but I wasn't allowed to repair because the menu says there were no issues. I've reinstalled Windows (and I may not have fully updated all drivers yet, hance perhaps the flickering of the screen?). I've tried selecting "last know good configuration" in the screen after the reboot. All to no avail.
The closest thing I've encountered on the internet that looked like my problem was this: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i... Hence, I replaced the BIOS battery, which again changed nothing (BIOS is holding settings BTW).
I have Vista 32 bit, Intel E6750 CPU, Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 motherboard, Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB video card, 2GB RAM, Samsung 400GB HD. Vista has been fully updated (including SP2).