I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer but am currently trying to install Elementary on it. As soon as I turn my computer on, it gets really loud trying to load the disc, which I assume is normal. Well, I get about half way through installing Elementary, then the computer suddenly gets quiet and the monitor goes black. All of the lights are still on, including the monitor, and the all of the fans are working.
A few months ago, I was having similar problems with the computer "freezing up" (except it wasn't going black, it would just not do anything. The picture would remain "frozen" on the monitor) because it was overheating, so, I changed the thermal compound in it and the problem was fixed. I opened so many applications up all at once to test and see if it would freeze up again. But it didn't.
Since then ^ I have never put the side back on the computer, which was a few months ago. I got distracted and left the computer dormant in the back room. But just a few days ago I decided to clean the dust out and put it back on so I could install Elementary. Before I installed it (or tried to) I turned the computer on to get some things off. As I was in the middle of it, for the first time, it went "blank" on me as I was describing above.
I'm just wondering what could cause this. Is it overheating again? When I did turn the computer on before trying to install Elementary, the temperature indicators at the top showed that the temps were okay. And it's currently sitting on the kitchen table with nothing blocking the fans. It just gets really loud while loading the disc, then "cuts off". Any ideas?
Oh, and when I took the disc out, it was very hot. I'm assuming that's normal considering it was loading. But I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.