I've just had the nightmare scenario of my main PC and my spare PC, which I use for backing up, fail at the same time
My older PC manages to get to the BIOS page, it recognises the motherboard(LVMM2) and the processor(Athlon XP 1600+) and then displays 'Memory Testing' and hangs. It won't even let me pres 'Del' to enter the setup screen.
I'm hoping this isn't a hard drive failure as I'm at risk of losing all of my data, as my other computer has had the hard drive fail.
After googling for the problem I hazarded a guess there might be some problems with the RAM chips, so I've taken them both out, swapped them around, only used one, then the other but I still get the same problem. This leads me to believe that I might have a motherboard problem. I've seen some suggestions that it might be the battery that needs replacing, but this is really guess work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.