Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:25 PM
I have an issue with an emachine E4086.
A few weeks ago the monitor started to either show hundreds of coloured lines, othertimes its just black and the odd time a blinking line and the rest black.
I changed the monitor and no change. Both monitors work on other PC's when tested.
Then all was ok again for a few days and then the same again. I got it in my head that it was a virus issue and after scanning, the scan did find a fair amount of issues. And then the same again, coloured lines and sometimes black.
The hard disc was reformatted and a fresh copy of windows XP went on. All seemed ok and working, just needed updating. This is when it gets complicated. I had another post going here but in the virus section, a problem with a lap-top. I used a flash drive to download files for the lap-top and then used the same flash drive to transfer some drivers on to the PC that was having the monitor problem. Sure enough, I managed to pass the virus over and infect this PC from the lap-top. Due to the nature of the virus in the laptop and 10 days of work trying tosort it, it was recommended that the hard drive on the lap-top be reformatted. So therfore logic tells me I need to do the same with the PC again. Problem was , it would not reformat again, remaining static at 2% for over 12 hours. I had now convinced myself the hard-drive was past it's sell by date.
I then bought a brand new hard disc, all goes well and ready to install XP and then sure enough the screen problem is there again. Coloured lights or black with the odd blinking single line. No reaction from use of the keyboard or mouse, so i can't replace the OS.
I think that it may well be some other hardware issue and this is where I seek your advice.
The monitor works fine, I am using it now. The keyboard and mouse are also fine on other PC's.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Best regards and thanks in advance.