|Ok, I am total lost at this point and I am looking for suggestions on what I should do next with my PC that is constantly crashing no matter what I am doing. |
The whole story:
One day me wife come home for lunch and finds the computer not functioning. So she gives me a call at work and tells me about the situation. When I get home from work I see that the screen is black but the fans and the LED light on the front of the computer is on.
So, I power down the PC and restart it. It boots to the OS just fine and I think to myself that is weird, but continue with my normal routine and load up WoW and start to enjoy my gaming experience.
About an hour into it, the computer flashed the big bad blue screen and restarted itself. When it reached the Windows loading screen, it restarted itself again. This goes on for several minutes. So I get frustrated and walk away for a bit. (With the computer powered all the way down) I came back to it later that night and it starts up just fine and stays running for about and hour before it goes through that whole process again.
So I start checking things out. I reseat everything down to the wires that are powering the fans. Still the same thing is happening. I tried each memory stick by itself. Still it is having the same problem. (I even downloaded a memory diagnostic program and it told me that both my memory stick were fine.) I did a diagnostic on the hard drive that checks everything from the partition tables to the surface damage. It told me everything was ok. So I think maybe some software issue. So I take the extra 160 GB hard drive I have and reformatted it, still experiencing the same issue. So I did a reformat of the 320GB hard drive and still the same thing.
So from what I have gathered is that I have 3 options left. Either the MB is bad; the processor is bad or the power supply. All 3 things are only about 3 months old. I am not sure how to check if anyone of them is working correctly besides replacing them and seeing if the system behaves differently. But I don’t have access to a second one of any of these. Anyone know how to test these and I always thought if anyone of them 3 were not functioning correctly the PC won’t turn on at all. Any incite or helpful hint would be much appreciated!!!!
Oh and one more thing, all I have for a keyboard and mouse are ones that plug into the USB ports and now they are not functioning when the OS boots up but will work if I boot from a CD to run the diagnostics for the Hard drive.
MB: Asus P5QL Pro
Processor: Intel Pentium Duel Core 2.5GHz
Memory: Corsair Dominator (2x 1GB DDR2)
VC: Asus EN8400GS Silent
HD: 160 GB or 320 GB Seagate
PowerSupply: Thermaltake Black Widow 550W