Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:01 PM
I have been reading your forums for sometime and have been able to fix minor problems with your help, so I hope you guys can help me now.
I have a Gateway laptop 3018gz that I purchase three years ago. My extended warranty gave out in August and soon after I started having problems. The latest one is a doozy.
On 9/8, it was working fine. No new installs, except an update to Yahoo Messenger. I turned it off that night before going to bed.
On 9/9, went to turn it on, it gave me a BSOD,and instantly restarted. I was able to stop the restart, but never got the BSOD again. I restarted it and it froze and the screen scrambled. Has been doing this ever since. Sometimes the display won't even come up. I can hear the computer going (I hear the fan and the HD) and I hooked it up to another monitor to see if the screen was going, but it didn't work either. I was able to do a recovery on it, but just as it finished the screen froze again and scrambled.
I initially thought this was some sort of virus or trojan horse, but now I am not so sure.