I guess everything compensates. I will have gotten my braces off, graduated from HS and gotten my license in 2 weeks. But my comp just had to fail.
This morning it all seemed fine. Checked my emails, checked Digg, checked the weather, etc.
I come home from work, things seem extremely slow and I've got the "Windows is low on virtual memory error". Whatever, so I restart.
Now I get the lovely black screen with white text. I forget the exact wording, but it was something on the lines of "Invalid boot device, press any key when you are ready". Okay, I've seen that before. 2 months ago my DiamondMax 8 HDD failed, which I replaced with a new 120GB Diamondmax 20 w/ warranty. Just for kicks, I try to insert the WinXP CDROM and boot from that. I press delete to enter BIOS control panel, I can't get in. I try to remove and replace the jumper to reset BIOS, and now the screen just stays black. Computer gets power, but not even the brand of the motherboard is displayed on the screen.
My Radeon 9600 has never been an issue, and I really doubt that is my problem considering the problem evident when I COULD see.
My motherboard is an MSI Neo2, 1.5 years old. Does it sound like this is the likely culprit?>?