No POST no Beep codes, no display - HELP!!
Posted on 2004-09-18
System: Gigagbyte GA8IPE1000-Pro
1GB Kingston P3200 DDR ram
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
Creative Audigy 2
Seagate Barracuda 200GB SATA drive
Win XP Pro
i recently bought a new SATA drive, i'm starting Uni and so i thought i'd get the extra space, heopfully to last me the duration of my course. However, after a number of problems namely the drive corrupting itself i looked online and discovered XP wouldn't recognise drives over 137GB unless i had SP1 or above, it was also recommended that i upgrade my bios. After installing SP2 i though that that would be it, however the following morning it failed to boot and i got the old BSOD a couple of times after each re-boot. Following this i re-formatted the drive as 2 x 100GB partitions, re-installed XP and all my device drivers then downloaded a bios update hopefully to solve the problem. I flashed using @bios a windows utility provided with the MoBo, it prompted me to back up the bios which i did, although my board has a dual bios which i assumed would act as a failsafe. following the flashing i was prompted to re-start, it being a windows program and all. Since then all i get is a no signal message on my monitor, no beeps and no apparent HDD activity. I opened my case to see if i could see anythong noticeable - nothing. All the fans spin, LEDs are on, CD-RW (not mentioned above) seems to have power - the tray opens and closes, floppy drive (not mentioned above) light stays on.
Using a borrowed, and unused MoBo i transferred all my parts across, expecting to need to buy a new one and cursing my actions. Still nothing. As the question title says, i get no beep codes or anything from either board, what's wrong? anybody any ideas i've not aclue at this juncture, i start my Computer Science BSc on Monday and urgently need my machine working. I expect to have to buy something i just want to narrow it down - i really did expect it to be the MoBo.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, although i have to travel to use a PC with internet access on, not far mind but i might not be able to respond to further queries quickly.