My desktop has been acting weird. It started beeping during start up (10 beeps) and it sounds like everything is running just fine but the screen stays black. Sometimes it will actually let me sign into Windows, only to crash a few hours later. When it did work I tried to leave it on for a few days, but it crashed day 4. Last night I tried to see if it was the video card, took it out, cleaned it. I turned the computer on w/out the video card, but it still did the beeping thing.
I tried to do a Memtest, but everything it would crash during the memtest. Next I tried the memory sticks, I have 3 sticks, and I removed 1 stick one at a time. I have a triple channel, but I think it still should work even only with 2 sticks of memory in. When I did this, the computer would get to the windows logo, then crash. So I put all 3 sticks back in, but it still crashed during startup, but at least the beeping has stopped.
Any help, recommendations, etc would be greatly appreciated...I did not major in computers, engineering, nor do I have a career in this field...I know basically nothing about hardware (everything I learned I researched myself). Thanks!!