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Hello,
A couple days ago my computer started acting funny. It started making whirring noises and wasn't always the fastest. One morning I got on and was able to check my email and that was about it. The screen froze and wouldn't let me reboot. I had to cold boot it. But after I did that I couldn't even get to the Windows start screen and it oly booted a couple times. I kept getting weird lines and dots on my screen too. Under the advice of a computer tech friend I went and bought a new hard drive and installed it but I'm still having the same problem with my computer refusing to boot. I can't even get a BIOS screen. Any suggestions?

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Oct 23, 2008 at 10:37 AM
hi Stormie,,,
it must be ur hardisk that has crashed and u need to replace it dear ;-)
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Oct 23, 2008 at 11:49 AM
I got a new one and put it in but I still just get a black screen.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 12:58 PM
This doesn't sound good. You might have a motherboard problem or video card problem. There are just too many things that might have gone wrong. At this point you should have a professional PC repairman look at it. If it is an older computer it might be cheaper and faster to just buy a new one.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 02:46 PM
I actually just went into Fry's and asked the PC tech what he thought. He also suggested that it might be either the video card or motherboard. So I just bought a new motherboard with built on video card (I'm not a huge gamer). We will see how that goes.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 05:05 PM
Ok, we just installed a new hard drive, new motherboard with built on video card and 2 new sticks of RAM and we are still getting a black screen. Any more suggestions? Please ?? It's like the monitor cable isn't responding.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 05:11 PM
Try another monitor ?
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Oct 23, 2008 at 05:18 PM
Just plugged in a different monitor, (the one I'm using right now), and it still didn't work.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 05:40 PM
What's left to replace? The CPU and/or the power supply? Maybe it's time to cut and run or take it to Fry's and let them hit it with a hammer for a while.
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Oct 23, 2008 at 05:42 PM
We are thinking that it is a defective motherboard because Fry's is notorious for that. So we are going to take it back and exchange it and see what happens.
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Oct 22, 2008 at 08:08 PM
First disconnect the new hard drive and see if you an get into the BIOS.

Report back with the results.
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Oct 22, 2008 at 08:28 PM
Still nothing but a black screen.
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