|I have a couple of years old PC running AMD phenom X3, 2GB RAM with a nvidia gfx card. |
over the years it has had sustained some rough use like sudden shutdowns due to some problem with my UPS. never gave any trouble.
recently however after one such shutdown it completely froze up in the middle of some work. when I rebooted the CPU started as usual but the monitor didn't budge, its indicator continued blinking like it does when CPU is shut down.
after a few more attempts it suddenly came to life on its own, I ran a chkdsk and it worked normally after that.
then it happened again, and again, always after sudden shutdowns.
I ran chkdsk and then a registry cleaner. day before yesterday it had the same problem after yet another power shutdown.had a lucky break yesterday when monitor came to life, ran chkdsk and hoped for the best. worked once but today I have the same problem again, this time after a normal shutdown.
I must add that
a) have noticed a random noise that sounds like metallic friction which I think is coming from the hard drive.
b) my monitor is an old CRT one which had a trouble free life so far
c) I can access the wifi from my laptop after the no display boot up. not sure if it 'proves' that the CPU is alright or not.
my questions :
>> is there a way to check using my laptop if the monitor is ok ?
>> what are the general possibilities of the nature of my problem ?
thanks in advance.