I have a good ol' desktop PC (7 y/o now) that stopped running today. My trys at trouble shooting the thing haven't been very successful so far, so I figured I'd ask here if anyone has any ideas/advice.
Here's the situation:
- My computer freezes during boot
- I have (had ?) 2 OSes installed in dual boot: windows on the SSD, Linux on the HDD. Both freeze during boot, and sometimes there are visual artifacts on screen when it freezes.
- I tried booting from a Linux live bootable USB key. It freezes as well, during the loading just after the boot menu (where I indicate that I want to boot on the USB stick).
Current thoughts: I don't think it's related to the SSD or HDD since both OSes won't boot, and the Linux live USB stick won't boot either. I'm thinking that maybe my RAM is dead? I only have 1 RAM bar (8Go), so if that's what's dead, it might explain why nothing works as I don't have a second one. I'm trying to see if friends have old RAM bars lying around to confirm this hypothesis.
Other thoughts: if it were the graphics card that died, I still would be able to boot, right ? I'd have crappy resolution and stuff, but it would still work I think, so it's probably not that...
Anyway, if you have any idea/advice/thoughts, don't hesitate to share. If you need additionnal info as well, I'll happily provide.