I came back from Christmas vacation last night and tried to check my email....
Unfortunately my computer won't boot and I'm at a loss at what to do next. I've had the computer since Jan 2003. I've had some problems lately bluescreening infrequently...but nothing this serious before.
It doesn't pass the POST test (Beep), all that happens is the fans go on, the power light is on, and any drive lights are on, (no flashing). The monitor is connected but powers down (because no signal is sent).
- I've disconnected any pci cards
- I've removed power from the optical drives
- I've removed power from the hard drive
I believe that leaves either faulty Ram, bad CPU or bad motherboard. Please help if you know of any way I can find out what the problem is. Could the CMOS battery be involved?
Here's my specs:
MSI Motherboard (VIA Chipset)
AMD Athlon XP 1700
512 MB Ram
Onboard sound & video