I am facing two problems on my Dell Inspiron 560s (possibly related)
1. The computer sometimes does not boot. Infact it does not even get to the BIOS screen. Once I switch on the power button, it just stays there - no BIOS, no POST nothing - Just a blank screen.
2. I got past this problem by unseating/reseating the memory cards. System boots up, but relapses into the same behavior as point# 1 in probably 10-15 days time.
3. After the memory reseat process, when I boot up Win 7, it frequently freezes/crashes with a video scheduler error. The system has an ATI Radeon card for which I reinstalled the drivers. As a last resort I have even reinstalled the system. However the crash/freeze cycle continues, even after the reinstall.
Are these two problems related? Does it indicate there is something wrong with the memory or the video card? Any help is greatly appreciated.
My system specs are as follows:
Model: Dell Inspiron 560S
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo
Memory: 2GB DDR3
Video Card: ATI Radeon