Tried many things, ready to write my story and ask for help.
Started with the printer not doing a test correctly and it had lines across the page (alignment). Next thing when we booted up it read:VGA - no signal
; checked chord from monitor to pc, and checked pc on another monitor (fine)
WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM SLIMLINE s1300n
Tried to start Windows with all functions keys (except F11) & ESC
While sporadically getting into Windows, (we have no installation disc), we removed the printer software and reinstalled it:
4280 HP PHOTOSMART ALL-IN-ONE (we were confused re: 32 vs 64 and selected the option w/out either stated)
While in Windows, we also updated drivers:
Nvidia and others
and several video program update boxes had us update: Real Player, Flash Player 10, and Adobe Flash Player (not sure why all of them, or if they're an interference)
Did a Diagnostic Test in Configuration Startup
After rebooting many times just trying to keep it on, it went to the BIOS CMOS setup utility and we finally got back to the bootup menu and could hit the 1st Drive - HDD to get to Windows, but now cannot because it went to sleep. We rebooted and now, the screen is blank.
Many times the pc would go down but not shut off.
The green monitor light now goes yellow.
The last time we were in Windows, the security wouldn't start, told to turn off the diagnostic service policy, so we did. We took the chord out of the router thinking we could boot up and fix the security problem without getting viruses.
Belkin N1Vision model # F5D8232-4 Router
The keyboard internet button didn't get programmed. HP model #KB-0630
I changed the default browser from Internet Explorer to Chrome, then changed it back towards the end.
My partner says he created a boot disk (that's what he's calling it anyway) about 6 weeks ago.
Where to start? Help....