Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:17 PM
To start off I would like to say that the computer that I'm having trouble with is mine, and I have built it from the ground up.
I'm an IT student in college so I'm quite knowledgeable with computers.
That being said today I was using my computer and suddenly the screen locked up and all these horizontal red lines and dots appeared all over my screen. They weren't isolated to a certain spot.
Next my computer speaker begins to beep, and then the screen began to "blink" and it eventually resulted in a bsod.
So I restarted my computer and logged back in without any troubles. After about 5 more minutes of my computer working it began again more slowly this time. In a few spots these red dots/lines appeared and gradually expanded to a larger area of the screen. Then yet again the monitor began blinking and my pc speaker went crazy again. I didn't give it a chance to get to bsod due to the beeping hurting my ears.
I shut down my computer and let it sit for a while and started it back up about 30min later. So far it is running stable and not showing any signs from before, but I want to figure out why this happened and what I can do to fix it.
I'm running windows XP Pro fully updated, and have spybot S&D with sofos antivirus(college network requires it).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.