Computer freezes while booting up
Hi. So here's my problem:
I moved out months ago and kept my desktop in my closet at my new place because I didn't have the room for it. Now I'm in my new place and have room so I decided to set it up again. Only thing is..it doesn't work!
It worked just fine before I stored it in my closet.
This is what happens: I power it on, and if I'm lucky, I can make it past the login screen and then it freezes.
If I push the restart button on the tower, it usually just resets itself and doesn't do anything on the next power up.
The screen usually says something about not getting a DVI signal.
Other times, after I power on, it might reach the loading WinXP screen and freeze.
Sometimes I manage to get into BIOS and after 10 seconds or so, it freezes again.
And again, if I restart, it will get the 'no DVI signal'.
So, pretty much...it doesn't boot up and freezes a lot.
And off the top of my head, I don't remember all my computer specs; I had a friend help build it.
Even if I wanted to, I can't install that Everest program cause my computer can't stay on long enough for me to!
From what I DO remember:
Pentium 4 w/ HT 3.0ghz, no overclock
4GB (2x2) OCZ PC8500 Dual Channel Memory
Memorex optical drive
Vid card: ATI - Honestly don't remember...
What could be the problem? I thought it was the Memory at first, so the 4gb of OCZ is new (replaced my old 1gb of Kingston that was 2+ years) and dusted the case. And I also replaced the on-board battery, too.
Thanks for reading!