So I've been having issues with my aging computer and since funds are limited, I'm using the band-aid approach.
I started getting BSDs a few months ago. I knew that I had some ram getting bad, but I was able to coax the PC into continuing to work. Then I was getting cmos checksum bad messages on boot up. I removed the battery and reseated it and that seemed to fix it. But it was still running a little slow and leggy.
This morning the display was a little jittery so I decided to reboot it. And it wouldn't boot. It would come on, but it wouldn't cycle to the HD. I could hear the fans and the DVD, but that's it. It just kept cycling through the DVD check, and nothing was coming up on the screen.
I figured that the old psu just wasn't giving it enough power, so I got a new one along with a stick of ram. Replaced the psu and ram and it still won't boot. A couple of times I got it to boot up, but it looked like it was in safe mode and system recovery isn't working. I have checked the connections, moved connections when I could, taken out and moved around the ram, taken out the vid card, the battery, moved the jump pin for the battery and reset the BIOS a million times. I have my boot sequence set to start with the DVD and I can't even get it to boot from my windows disk. HELP! It's Win 7, if that matters.
ETA I got a new HD about 2 months ago. It's been acting fine, but I realize at this point it could be anything.
Edited, Nov 23rd 2013 2:41pm by Nadenu