Hey, I built my system 2 years ago, and I think the problem started off when i put neon lights on my pc, some how too much eletricity got to the Harddrive and the hardrive almost caught fire, but after unhooking the lights, the hardrive booted up fine, that happend over a year ago and the pc worked ever since
until recently, everytime i booted up the pc, and if i was to even touch the case, the pc would either show up a black screen, Blue screen saying somthing about hardware or freeze. Sometimes it wouldnt get past the bios, until one day the hardrive just fried out, I managed to get another board chip from a different hardrive and swap it so i could boot up the hardrive, it worked but it didnt work with the pc
so i went a bought a new hardrive, installed xp onto it, and it was working for a week, absalutly fine, until today, everytime i start up the pc and touch the case etc, it does the same thing, or when windows doesnt load properly, the screen that comes up asking if you want to run windows normally, the top of the screen turns to jumpled up letters then freezes, but mostly, the moniter also is starting to go on standby and wont turn back on until i reboot the system.
Does anyone have any idea what it could be, I think its the motherboard, but why would it run fine for a week, once i got the new hardrive