Help! Computer freezing on boot
I was doing something incredibly stupid. I was screwing in a loose screw on my motherboard while the computer was on.
Anyway, while doing so, the computer shut off. After that, when I tried turning it on it would just randomly shut off before I could boot.
So, I took out my CPU, and put it back in. Then, it stopped shutting down like that. But now, it would just freeze the moment I started windows. At the moment it won't even get that far. It gets to the windows loading screen and then freezes completely.
I can however, boot in safe mode, and safe mode with networking and it will not freeze, although it will be slow. My co-worker said this sounded like it could be a driver issue. Makes sense to me, but how do I figure out what the problem is?
I initially thought CPU because of the problem earlier, but now I'm not sure.
I ran memTest to check my RAM, and went through the cycle 30 times and got 0 errors so I think my ram is ok.
My display works fine so I assume my video card isn't the problem either.
Pretty much leaves either CPU or motherboard, or both. Unless its possible that this corrupted my hard drive and I just need to erase my partition and reinstall windows from scratch, but I kind of doubt it.
Did I ground something out?
Anyone have any idea, and any ways I can test my other hardware components?