So here goes...
I know I should have come here sooner, but I thought I got it fixed by a local guy.
Since I don't trust people locally as they have little to no computer skills, I was looking for someone remotely to fix the problem, but I couldn't find anyone or they played games.
About 3 weeks ago my computer started crashing (sometimes where everything freezes, sometimes where I can use the mouse, but I can't click on anything that was open). When I use the restart button even though the computer starts up, the monitor is black.
There's also 3 beeps instead of 1. Someone told me that's a memory issue.
This new memory is about 8 months old. Didn't have any problems until now.
Sometimes I get to my computer & she's just dead even though she's still on.
I took it to a guy who thought it was the video card. He took it out tried to put his in, that didn't work, tried to put mine back in, that worked. He said sometimes you just have to take the hardware out & put it back in again.
I thought it was fixed, but it wasn't. When I called him back, he played "I'm busy games" so I knew I had been ripped off, that he has no clue what he's doing, he just got lucky.
Usually this happens once every few days, but over the weekend, it's been increasing to every day & yesterday I got a Windows error message.
Device driver go t stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.
Please check your hardware device vendor for driver updates
(0x897533C0, 0x8A1E37B0, 0xBA4FBCBC
I did look up the "ati2dvag" & found this, but am scared to use it unless you guys say it's ok to use.
How can it be both the memory & the video card?
I'm going to go look for driver updates as soon as I send this off.
The only old things in the computer are the video card & MB. The HD, RAM & power supply I got this year at the beginning or thereabouts.
I have been having computer issues prior to this (as usual), but nothing this bad where I can't even use this computer.
Thank gawd when I power it off & let it sit for a few hours she powers back on, but this is clearly serious
If I don't have a computer, I can't work, I can't communicate with family, friends, etc. I rely 1000% on my computer.
XP (all updated)
MBAM paid version
Edited by boopme, 07 November 2011 - 11:27 PM.