i have an old pc here. it was functional, and then we thought the hard drive was dying because it wouldn't bood and it would just make noises that sounded like it was broken.
at the time, even after it really died, we were still able to get into the BIOS, or boot with a floppy and even read a cd thereafter.
however now we have a new hard drive, and this thing will not boot. power turns on, fans spin, but the monitor never receives a signal and absolutely nothing happens. i have tried many different master/slave type configurations, all to no avail.
any tips? is the mother board bad too possibly? what can i test next?