Computer Doesn't Boot
Posted on 2004-04-23
Problem: My computer doesn't boot properly. As of Sunday, when I turned on power nothing happened. I could head hard drives and CD Roms working, but there was no monitor activity, no keyboard CAPS/NUM lights and no light on my optical mouse. Most of all, no Beep at the boot sequence. I removed the power supply and replaced the motherboard lithium battery to reset the CMOS. I booted after this and I was able to get as far as the BIOS Setup screen (I even got the boot-up beeps). I changed nothing in CMOS and exitted, but my computer would go no further than right after the Memory Count. It displayed my RAM size (1/2 gig) and on the line below said DDR 200 with the curser blinking under the second '0' in 200. After a couple of boots, the computer would go back to being 'dead' where I wouldn't even get the beeps.
Is this my motherboard or maybe my memory? I can look up the specs on it all if needs be.