|First hook up and external monitor. If you get lines there, your adapter is shot. If not it may be the screen itself. Neither is an easy fix.|
Regular ram rarely cause this kind of problem.
There is a program I use called CheckIt Suite for trouble shooting because it doesn't use any operating system to do hardware checks, so even if you can't boot into Windows, you can do checks on your system's hardware.
Problem is, you gotta pay for it: http://checkit-diagnostics.software...
Don't get the Amazon Netbook version, as it is not the same, although it may be a good at what it does.
But this part, CheckIt Portable Edition is the thing to you use from a cd/dvd boot device.
Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, he responded, "Same reason I don't use tampons."