I turned the computer power off and turned it on, pushed the on button, the HD lights up and both CD/DVD's lights come on, then go out. The HD light stays on briefly, then goes out. If I hit the reset button, all drives with go through their lights, but soon the HD light stops again. NOTHING shows up on the screen, not even the BIOS screen...totally blank.
I tried a bootable CD in the one drive - it will spin, but will not boot from it. After the CD drive stops turning, the HD light stays on a bit longer, then stops, just as it does if no CD is in the Drive.
The light on my MB comes on so I know power is getting to it. This is homemade computer...ASUS P4C800-E-Deluxe, P4, 2 gigs DDR RAM, an APG 256K Video card, Sony LCD display, Turtle Beach Sound card, XP Pro, main HD is WD 80 GIG (programs and O/S), and secondary WD 120 GIG HD (Data Storage), and Enermax 465 watt power. This MB is about 3 years old. The same thing happened 2-1/2 years after my first build with a Shuttle MB...after I replaced it with this new MB, everything worked fine. Is 2-1/2 - 3 years about the life of a MB?
Any thoughts...keeping in mind I do not have extra parts around to replace vid card, etc for testing. Since it won't boot from the CD drive AND I cannot even get a BIOS Screen on the display, do you think it may be the MB? Thanks for ALL replies.