PC will not start
by havejunk - 9/4/10 5:06 AM
PC shut itself down 3 days ago. Upon restart "No Video Input" was displayed on monitor. Shut power off to the PC, waited 30 sec to power back up and all worked fine.
2 days ago, after running McAffee virus scan I went to start the PC...but it was still running with the "No Video Input". Could not get video input, tried mouse movement, power on/off to the monitor. Video cable is conndted tight. My initial thought was the video card died...until...
I shut the PC down manually, waited 30 sec and powered up. Fan now runs continuously at high speed (previously ran only at high for a few seconds before shifting to low speed. PC does not seem to move beyond initial power on command, and with no video to view I cannot put it in safe mode, etc.
PC is a Gateway 503GR, Pentium 4 running XP home. I do not believe it would be cost effective to take to a repair shop.
Also, had a virus in early August, was removed with McAffee tech support.
Any on a potential home repair?