Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:27 AM
Wow, I'm just full of lies lately. When I first turn on the computer, the fans to spin, then I get the three beeps. Then after about a minuet or two, all the fans start to spin again. This is about normall as to when I used to turn on the computer and it would work. Currently I am just running off of the battery, so I didn't check if the power connection is secure or not, but if you want me to, I will check that for you and get back to you on that asap.
I don't know much about what happens when the BIOS finds something wrong, if it continues booting up the computer, or if it just sits there at a stand still or not. But it seems that when I turn off the computer, I just have to press the power button, and then it turns off right away. It seems as if Windows never even started to load, otherwise, wouldn't it have to perform the shutdown process before it turns off?
I just thought of another thing that could confirm that it is something wrong with the graphics card. Before I started having these major problems, the computer not turning on, the computer would crash with the blue screen, and before it turns off, I could read that it had something to do with the memory got stuck in an infinite loop, or something like that, and then there would be something about an ATI file, and so I found this file and determined that it is indeed my graphic card's driver. Also, on occasion, I would be loading something, like music, and it would freeze up, then it would start responding again, and with it, the whole desktop, or what ever program I am running would become huge, and it would go black and white, and I would get an error message stating that the ATI graphics driver is screwed up, and I should check for updates. Once the computer is restarted, I checked for updates on both ACER's web site, and I tried on ATI's website too, both of them did not have any updates for the card. Don't know if this would help, but I think it would, but I just thought I would share my experiences of this computer with you.
Let me know what you can think of this, and if there is anything that you want me to check to find out what is actually wrong with this computer. Thanks in advance once again.