The other day I experienced a massive failure from my hp media center m7580n.
Turning the computer on, I noticed right away, a strange pattern of colours on my screen.
This pattern of colours changes as the computer boots, but the normal screen does not return. After a few minutes my monitor powers down, saying there is no input source. Normally, my monitor is set at 1280x1024, but for some reason is set at 640x480 with this desktop. When I hook the monitor up to a laptop the resolution changes to match the laptop.
I originally thought and hoped that this was the graphics card, but I have noticed some things which make me think it is something much worse.
I tried turning on my computer and then accessing my hard drive through my home network, but now, my media center does not appear on the network.
I also switched monitors on the desktop, with no change.
The only recent changes I had made were to my security. I was originally using avg2012, but found it was clogging my system. I then uninstalled successfully, and installed avast. Avast gave me a blue screen at start up, and would reboot the computer, at which point everything was fine. So I uninstalled that, and installed Pandacloud, 2 days before this started, but didn't notice anything indicative of this.
I'm hoping someone can identify this before I am forced to take it to a tech, who could claim all sorts of things. 100_2830.JPG 473.76KB 11 downloads
Edited by hamluis, 03 July 2012 - 07:34 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.