I had an issue a few months ago (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_21677872.html
) that seemed to get resolved. However it has crept up again in a similar way.
My system would not post to BIOS after the introduction of a new HDD. Further investigation showed that when I removed the power splitter from my video card (ATI RADEON 9500) the computer booted okay.
My computer ran fine for a few months but after shutting down one night it would not restart the following morning. I tried a lot of things but in desperation I threw some spare components together to build a new system.
My new system worked okay for a few weeks but after shutting down last night would not restart and freezes on the BIOS screen.
I've tried removing everything piece by piece except the video card (since the computer can't start without it, just get the repeating beeps). Since it seemed to be the cause of the last issue I'm going to run out in a few minutes and pick up an inexpensive card to give a try. I'm running out of ideas.
Asus A7N8X (AMD)
Antec Performance True 430W power supply
Two Maxtor HDD (120GB & 300GB)
Pioneer 110 DVD-RW
1.5GB Corsair XMS Memory
ATI Radeon Video Card
EMU APS Sound Card (very old - Creative Labs)
Extra PCI USB Board
Same components with new Motherboard: Shtutle AB60R v2.0 (Intel)
Thanks in advance for any help!