I have 256 MB of RAM, only one module.
I allowed my computer to rest for about 20 min. It booted up fine. So, what do you think the problem is? Thank you for any help that can be rendered to me.
I have been having problems with my computer over the past few months.
I have a custom systems with a DVD player, CD-RW, a disk drive, a hard drive (80 GB), an Athlon 1600, four fans, and a 64 MB ATi graphics (i forget the specs). It runs Windows XP Home, Service pack 2. The computer is abut 2 years old.
During the past few months, I have been having crashes. The first time occured about 2 months ago. I installed Simcity 3000, and afterward, when I tried to start it up, it would get past the first part of booting up, but then the monitor would shut down. I would have to turn it off, the monitor would be physically on, but not green, orange. Then after ward, it would have problems and I would put it in safe mode, which it would work with. I reinstalled Windows.
It worked well for a few months. Today, I installed itune, but when the shuffle was pluged in, it had an error. I restarted and it was the same thing with the monitor shut down. I want to know if it is a component. I thought is might be the graphics card, because there was something with ati in the error screen. I want to know what to replace. Thank you for all those who might help. I would like to avoid reinstalling Windows again.