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Boot Up Trouble

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Hello All and thanks for the Help in Advance!

My computer is having trouble booting up. All of a sudden when I turn it on, it displays my motherboard graphic on the screen and just stalls there. Other times it goes past this screen like a normal boot but then stalls when it says: "Detecting IDE Drives"

I thought my harddrive was bad, so I switched it out with another one. I Installed windows on this new HD and my computer booted up fine. The next day I turn my computer on and it does the same thing again, I fiddle around and change cords around, dust everything off, reset my CMOS, and it does nothing, it still stalls and doesn't go into windows.

What is the most likely source of my problem? Do I need a new MB?
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It could be many things, I have seen it be a Ram problem, where all I had to do was pull the ram out and re-seat the ram, keyboard gets unplugged, simple as taking a can of air and blowing it out. a dead CMOS battery, its not giving you any errors? or beeping noises?

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