i have an HP pavillion with windows xp media center edition and service pack 3. it has a amd athalon 64 x2 processor. A few years ago i put in a new graphics card its a BFG nvidia gts 250 1gb overclocked.
the problem is when i try to turn on the computer i hear a loud sound that sounds like a vaccum (not as loud but still pretty loud).
now the thing is if i turn on the computer and i hear that i know its not going to start up, nothing happens its just that vaccum noise and a black screen not even any video input.
if thats the case i have to keep shutting off the computer by the power switch and turning it on until the computer starts up quiet. If it starts up quiet the screen comes on with the HP logo and all is good.
this noise happens quite often when i'm playing games on the computer but after a minute or so it stops.
so as you can see i leave my computer on almost all the time because another problem is that when i try to shut the computer down it gets to the screen that says "windows is shutting down" and doesn't do anything i have to use the computers power button to turn it off.
up until today this was a minor inconvinience having to cold boot the computer till it starts up quietly because it usually only took 2 or 3 shots, but i've been trying all day and it won't start quiet i just keep getting the loud vaccume of death.
any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2012 - 07:48 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.