Now where this seems to differ from other entries I read is in my inability to enter safemode, bios, or boot from disk. I tried another hard drive and same thing happened... when both hard drives are unplugged same kind of thing (which makes me wonder if its a hardware issue). Or perhaps I need to try putting the disk in to get anywhere further than the load page with my second hard drive? Windows is not yet on it you see, but I assumed not to bother trying to boot from the disk for an install since I had no control in entering the bios this way either. I concluded that it must be something other than my hard drives. Other entries talked about something similar but they seemed to be able to enter other modes, or recover, or get another drive working for a data transfer, but no matter what button I push I can't avoid the subsequent black, blank page with the blinking cursor that does nothing. Oh, and did I mention that whenever I try typing anything I hear a click inside my comp case per button pushed... like the ino sent by the button has nowhere to go, no meaning, functionality... it's not a beep, but a click, kin of like the tick of a hand in a clock.
I've never typed in a forum before, and I don't know much about troubleshooting computers except for some really basic computer logic (and even there I'm sure I'm lacking), so I don't know what kind of info. is needed to help. If anyone feel that it could be software related please let me know of your suggestions, if you think that this sounds hardware could you share your thoughts on that with me and tell me what piece most likely needs replacing? All I know about my current specs is that I use windows xp professional; a Gigabyte K8N-SLI Motherboard, and I just recently bought a new video card, and power supply (Radeon 4850 HD 512mb [or whatever]), though I don't think its either of those. After the new card and PS where installed things worked fine for a whole day. If it were the card I wouldn't see a thing, or register with the monitor, it it were the PS... well, it wouldn't turn on. Thanks for reading this long winded bit, my computer, and potential expenses are at the mercy of anyone's willingness to share their knowledge with me. Thanks!