Hey guys, Didn't think I'd be hitting the free clinic so fast with this system but I just had a slight issue with the system. First here are the specs If you didn't see my other recent post the other day:
Dell Optiplex 755 Small form factor
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz
2GB DDR2 667Mhz Ram
80GB Seagate Sata drive
Nvidia Geforce 610 2GB PCI-E 2.0 Graphics card
Windows 7 Home premium 64Bit
OK, so recently I purchased this system for fairly cheap at a local store in order to do some of my gaming on instead of my laptop which has been having some cooling issues lately. Anyway after upgrading the video card from the Intel stuff inside to the 610 and installing windows everything was fine aside from finding out this card was overpriced at Best buy and not worth the money I've had a slight issue. I had been gaming on the system almost all morning when I needed to go run an errand and came back a couple hours later to find the desktop was in sleep mode which was fine and by the time I got around to getting on it I went to go wake it from sleep mode in which the computer sounded like it was coming on and looked like it, but no screen. The monitor insisted the computer was turned off and told me I would need to turn my computer on or check the cables. Having no luck I hard restarted it and when it came on it said Resuming Windows rather than Starting windows or whatever windows 7's boot screen says. It came on then the screen went off, Just like it did earlier. I restarted it again and this time was greeted with the same starting windows boot screen. This time the screen was on and it sounded like the computer was starting and what came on was some screen just like the Login/ welcome screen that said Setting up security services and then back to black screen but this time the monitor was still on and I had a mouse. I tried the usual CTRL Alt Del combo with nothing coming up. Then I got the task manager a few mins later. Then I started to notice that the computer was actually trying to start and eventually slowly the desktop started to load. I'm just not sure why it was so slow to start. ever since I installed windows yesterday everything has been fine aside from learning I will need to get a new graphics card.
Anyway do you know what could cause this? also why would windows be so slow to start on that hardware configuration. I figured it was that hard drive but after doing some reseach online I was able to find these specs from this hard drive:
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 8MB cache SATA 1.5GB although my manual from Dell says it can support up to a 3GB/s hard drive?
Sorry for the length, wanted to give good details. hopefully someone will know what could cause this.