Hello again Tech-Forums! Its been awhile since I posted.
I would have done a search but I have to go to work in a little bit and I need to get this taken care of so I can get my WoW fix. :P Sorry if this has been posted.
At first my monitor will randomly turn off while the computer still functions. This happened to me before and it turned out to be a failing hard drive. One day it started doing the same thing. I would hard boot it and it would work just fine.
Then one day I was playing WoW and I had a full computer crash. The monitor will freeze and the computer will play the same note of sound over and over, but the sound will very very slowly progress. The next day the same thing happened, hard booted and now I get random lines when the computer starts. (This is before and while windows starts) It will get up to the Windows loading bar, after that the monitor will go on stand by.
I started it in save mode with still the same lines. It won't let me adjust the resolution. I was able to uninstall the graphics card driver. Then with restarting it normally it loaded up just fine (with lines). I then installed the graphics card driver again, restarted, and the same thing happened.
My graphics card is 6 years old to I am figuring that is dying. I am wondering if that is the cause then why would by computer completely freeze like it did. It seems like the graphics will just give out resulting in the monitor going to stand by. I just hope, hope that nothing is wrong with CPU/ MOBO/ RAM. I am thinking about just buying a new GPU and hard drive since the hard drive seems like it has been acting up too. (Even tho its not even 6 mounts old yet) I do keep the computer on stand by a lot with only shutting it down/restarting once a week. By doing that I have noticed hard drives don't last as long.
I just don't want to buy a new GPU and hard drive and it turns out that is not the problem.
Here is a video of what happens when I start it up.
Normaloperation.mp4 video by M16 - Photobucket
Here is a normal boot after driver uninstall.
Afterdriveruninstall-1.mp4 video by M16 - Photobucket
My system specs. with approximately how long it has been in use.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz (1 to 2 years)
Memory: Crucial 4GB DDR2 (2gig 1 to 2 years) (next 2 gigs 3 to 5 months)
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB (6 months)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (6 years)
Monitor: Hanns G 19" Widescreen (3 years)
Sound Card: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio) (1 to 2 years)
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech USB Headphones
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R LGA (1 to 2 years)
Computer Case: Ultra X-Blaster ATX
Power Supply: Corsair 750w 80+ (7 to 8 months)
Sorry if this is a stupid post and thank you for any help.