Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:32 PM
OK, so Ive searched this and couldnt find anything solid to explain it.
A few times in the last 3 months (not everytime/random at best) I push the power button on my PC and it proceeds to power up. Instead of Windows XP loading tho, I get a black screen, a blinking cursor and a message that reads this :
Radeon X700 PRO Rialto Atombios
I cant do anything but power it off using the button. Nost of the time I restart it and it works the 2nd time.
Today however I couldnt restart it and get anywhere. I unplugged everything, opened it up, removed my video card and blew the dust off. I usually blow the entire machine out about every other month as maintenence form the dust.
Anyways, after I blew off the V card, I reinstalled it and tried again. No go.
So I left it off for an hour and went to do some stuff. I came back, powered it up and its OK now.
But I need to know why and what I need to do to fix it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PC - Dell Dimension 4400 / P4-1.7 Socket 478 / 1G Mem / ATI Radeon X700Pro Video Card thats 3 years old I bought new / updated power supply / new fans / anything else you need to know as far as Hardware or Software, just ask.