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Crash in Windows 7, cannot boot now

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It all started with a complete system freeze while playing Team Fortress 2 on Windows 7.

I restarted my computer, and I couldn't even get it to POST. I removed all hardware except one stick of RAM. Still wouldn't post. After reading online, I found some suggestions to reset the CMOS on the motherboard under the current hardware conditions. This worked, but upon getting to the windows load screen, my monitor went blank. After waiting a while, nothing happened. I powered it down, turned it back on, and it wouldn't even display the BIOS splash screen, POST information, nothing.

Now, if I don't reset the CMOS and I let it go through the BIOS splash screen, through to the boot process, it wants to start the windows catastrophic recovery process. Offers Safe Mode, etc. None of the options given do anything. I've tried using the Windows installation disc to try to repair drivers/critical system files, and it has the DOS-style loading bar at the bottom, but after that, nothing.

Any help would be appreciated, I am really at my wits end. I've spent way too much time on this computer, trying to self diagnose. I fear for the worst...that my motherboard is toast.

Thanks in advance.
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