I am the director of a developmental disability agency. I purchased a few desktop computers from the state where I live. I knew when they sold them they had to "clean" them. I assumed they would still boot or at least boot from disk. I get nothing on the screen. No bios, no f2 shortcuts, no booting from a windows xp full version cd, etc. I pulled the hard drive from the computer and connected to my current desktop through sata/ide cable. Nothing!
I don't know what he did when he cleaned it. Neither does he because I called him and he said I just clean them and I can't share that process because of security reasons. At this point I have 5 boat anchors.
Any help would be appreciated.