I went to start my computer this morning and it hung on the pulsing windows symbol, so i had to turn it off with the switch.
I turned it back on and it didn't even make it to the windows loading symbol this time, the motherboard just kept cycling through and through.
anyways i tried changing boot order loading a win7 installation disk but it changed nothing, the dvd was in but the motherboard just kept restarting.
and it gets worse now, to try and eliminate things, i unplugged everything apart from keyboard and psu. then i opened up the case and used compressed air to clean out gpu and other parts, ive done this before though and its never caused a problem, i took out ram and hdd also and reconnected to make sure it wasn't that.
after i put it all back, i turned it on and now i have no signal to screen, ive checked all connections too.
HOWEVER, other very notable things which may be causing the problem are as follows:
---the night before when it worked all fine, i did a ccleaner registry clean...but i do these regularly.
---Every time i turn on the computer after its been off for a while it vibrates and makes a rattling noise for about a min then goes back to the normal humming sound, and im pretty sure its the GPU as ive felt it vibrating during this process. its defo not the HDD since i unplugged it to check.
I'm a bit scared its the HDD and i seriously hope not cus i havnt backed up in a while stupidly. to check this, is it ok that i take the HDD out and connect it to another computer with the right sata connections? will it change the boot order or mess anything up as i dont want to screw with someone elses rig lol.i just wanna make sure my files are ok.
sorry for the hugely long post, any help is greatly appreciated thanks.
Oh and my specs if they are needed
i7 920 (overclocked to 3.4)
hd radeon 4780 1gb
6gb corsair 1600 ram
32" hd screen (i use the rig for 3d design and gaming and have used it a hell of lot pretty solidly for the last two years)
os is windows 7 professional 64bit
Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2012 - 10:42 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware.