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I have had this PC for roughly 2 years. During the first year (warranty period), problem arose, which resulted in my computer freezing up and eventually draining the power supply. During the warranty period, they sent me many power supplies, until the period ran out. Additionally, the image on the screen would freeze up and be completely distorted. The blue screen of death has recently popped up.The problem is yet unsolved, how do I fix this?

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It's not new, its old, sure new to you.
what monitors does it use, Name and model #
what OS? what operating system run on it?
i guess you bought an old used PC what someone warranteed
they sound brave to me,, doing that,...
a1630n Desktop PC.
HP retired this desktop years ago.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/retired-products

I guess it runs XP OS.? or is it VISTA?
they sent me power supplies, well they sure did not for a destop
so that means it was for the unstated monitor.

Id say , lacking tests, or any photos of screen
that this is what is wrong.
1: bad monitor? (lines is my clue)
2: XP is totally virus infected as all are now, its a virus magnet.

HOw do you fix it, me?
well i test the monitor on an other pc first. if its bad we buy a new one. walmart has them for 36bucks
https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&page=1&query=computer+monitor&sort=price_low#searchProductResult

once the montor works,
that BSOD , is next.
BSOD have many causes,
1: XP loves to BSOD at the drop of a hat, it is XP and that is its forte..
2: bad PSU in the PC, or bad memory in PC.
3: software corruption ,

if lucky the F10 key works on this PC
power on , press F10 and restore XP to HP day 1 , conditions.

XP is not supported by Microsoft now, for 3 long years.
nor updates, nor plug and play support.

what Id do is go to the GOODwill store, and pick out a
PC what has Windows 7 or newer ,used and rebuild that.

or these, they have refurbs, on pc's, almost new.

https://www.walmart.com/search/?page=1&query=refurbished+computer++&sort=price_low#searchProductResult

all with windows, 10
vastly more robust , safe , etc. and supported. 100%

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Two possible cause check ram memory or the main-board is bad. ram makes the p c to freeze

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SOURCE: video freezes up to vertical lines or blue or white screen

Clean the CPU cooler and everithing else from the dust!

Turn off,open the case, use air spray to clean.
(I use vacom cleaner and a small brush, but you risk your component if you do the same! I'm professional.)

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SOURCE: Computer will not turn on. Power supply shows flashing green.

depending on the make of computer, a power supply cost's around $20.

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SOURCE: pc won't power ( turn on)

The green light is most likely your lan card/port. If the cord/outlet are sparking when you plug it in, I would say try plugging something else into that socket, if you get the same spark, I'd call an electrician. Also try plugging the pc into a different outlet. As far as the computer, if its not the outlet then it is the power supply, your motherboard may be fried in the process but if this isn't an issue with that outlet, then you should take it in to a shop.

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SOURCE: My HP Media Center 1170n keeps freezing up on me

Try opening the sides of the computer and running the computer, If it still freezes, look inside and see if any of the fans turn off at any time, if that Happens try pushing it to make it go, if that doesnt solve it, try replacing the fan. Buy the fan at TigerDirect.com

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SOURCE: Computer died - will not reboot - even to show system bios.

motherboard or cpu failure. or possibly power supply.

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