I was starting my computer like that for a while until today. Now I just get to a black screen. My monitor is unresponsive so I cannot see anything. My fans are on high. No beeps. I cannot boot from a working windows 7 boot disc. I cannot boot from a Ubuntu Live CD or any boot disk/USB for that matter. I re-seated the RAM but I don't think that's it(re-seating anything).
I place a CD/DVD in the drive and boot- the computer sees the disk by blinking but then nothing happens.
1. I understand that this is most likely a MBR situation (esp. because of the blinking cursor mentioned earlier) but I can't figure out how to fix it when I literally can't do anything with my computer right now. Would clearing the CMOS fix a MBR issue?
2. Once again, I see nothing when I boot. I think I answered my own question and will have to install a new HD-but please, if anyone has any ideas on how to tackle this situation, I'd greatly appreciate it.