Re: problem with starting up
Forgive me if I am repeating myself but I think I need to explain it a bit better as I have been around computers for a long time and I know that you don't need any drivers installed to display the POST screen on the initial power.
When I said that they turn on their tower and the screen doesn't turn on, I literally mean the lights on the tower turn on and you hear the cpu fan etc start up, but there is no display AT ALL. No POST test or ANYTHING. I felt I should say this in case you were under the impression i meant it turns off when loading into windows.
So ye, on the INITIAL power it wont turn on as if there was a problem with the graphics card or something, but then if they turn it off by holding the power switch and then turning it back on, it will display the POST and load into windows and EVERYTHING works fine. Very confusing to say the least.
Thanks for the people who have replied, if you still think this is software related then perhaps i should disconnect the hard drive as a test? as i know you can boot into the bios, or at least show the POST screen or even load Linux from the disc.
Again, thanks for any thoughts you might have, and i should add the graphics card their using is the "ASUS EAX1550TD X1550 256MB DDR2" in case there are any known issues with these gpus