I did all the switching of harddrives, and dvd/cd roms. After doing so, not even touching the ram or adding fans that I went and bought for them. I turned on the puters just to test. The newest tower, worked perfect. The older tower for some reason gave me three unusual loud beeps and no signal to my monitor. Wouldn't even show me sign of life other than the green led on the front go dead to yellow after about three seconds.
There is no beep from the tower once I power it up, the fans are spinning, led's are lighting though. I have disconnected/reconnected all cords from motherboards to drives, fans, etc. I pulled out and cleaned and then tested one by one each of my ram sticks. I tried without connecting the harddrives and with them connected afterwards.
Even went out and bought a new video card and left my old one to recycle *which now I think is stupid because I am left with the same problem*. I then took the advice and took the watch type battery out from the motherboard for five plus minutes and then tried to repower it up.
There is another peice of advice I am looking at but don't know how to properely do. Which is reset the jumper? I am assuming for BIOS, unless that is what the battery does, but i've seen steps seperately for the jumper but do not know what I am looking for. I have looked for pics but I am pretty slow.
Hoping for some help as another person on the forum has helped me what looks like to be a virus problem solved with this tower I am currently using.
Cheers to you all I appreciate any help given and/or advice. Right now I am stuck on whether or not to put my foot through the motherboard or not:(