So my Grandma's computer started malfunctioning. It would freeze and when I would manually shut it down and turn it back on, there would be no display. At first I thought it was the hard drive, so I installed a different hard drive and used the recovery discs for it. The Recovery Discs worked fine with the new hard drive.
I had it on for 3 days straight before it started doing the same thing. I had concluded that it was the Motherboard, so I ordered a new one and they wanted a 1TB HDD, so I ordered that too. The motherboard I ordered was the exact same one(H-Alvorix-RS880-uATzX) I took off, it just came in today. I put it all back together and when I went to use the Restore Discs, I got:
"the system recovery does not support this computer"
I put the other hard drive back in (the one I used with the Recovery Discs before) and got the same message. This would indicate an issue with the Motherboard, but I'm not sure why as it is the exact same model.
The only thing I can think that might be causing is it the BIOS that is installed, which I can't look at at the moment as I am at work. I searched al around and can't find the BIOS for that motherboard. Foxconn doesn't have the board listed.
If I can't find the issue, the only thing I can do is put in the old motherboard, use the Recovery Discs on it and then install the new motherboard again.