Hello, I am guessing this is a BIOS issue. I recently reinstalled Windows Vista (32-bit) with a brand new hardrive, At least one of the former drives was dead from many times that the PC kept hanging up, freezing and requiring a cold restart.
Thanks to a very helpful person in the Vista forums I have everything running almost perfectly. However, my same problems exists. Whenever I watch TV with the PC it randomly shows no signal on the monitor and the sound shuts down....but the PC is still running and requires the aforementioned restart.
I did some poking around in the device manager and noticed the yellow exclamation point next to the SM Bus . I noticed it previously and thought not much of it. I pretty much have learned by going along when there are problems. I did some searching and found out that I need the chipset driver for a GeForce 9800 GT.
I am having a really hard time tracking it down. Any ideas? Will this possibly solve my other problem as well? Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Edited by High-Flying Bird, 04 February 2014 - 06:08 PM.