Hi Everyone, This has become a real big problem and I've just about given up.
Asus Motherboard, Synchmaster 957 Monitor, Amd Athlon XP 2000 CPU. Ati Radeon 9250 AGP 128MB video card, USR modem, WD 120 HD, Antec Truepower 550 power supply, 1Gig Crucial Ram, ( 2 sticks 256 and 1 stick 512) OS is XP.
3 fans, 1- 80mm 2- 120mm
After booting up,(I do see the boot) there is no OS, monitor is black no hard drive light activity at all. Did extensive testing, everything passed except for 2 USB2 ports on a pci card which I removed. I used SmithMicro's Check It Diagnostics. Did a reinstall of XP, put everything back in, same thing happened. Changed hard drives, put in a WD 20Gig, another install of the OS. Booted up, great it worked, then it did the exact same thing as when the 120 hd was in. Changed the IDE cable, left the 20 gig hd in. Another OS install., everything was fine, thought I found the problem. Nope, last nite I was importing my IE favorites, the desktop froze, mouse still moved. Hit the reset button, and got the infamous Blue Screen, no OS just a ati graphics error message that the Ati graphics adapter got stuck in a infinte loop. Reset, no OS just the lost hive message. I totally give up, but not really because I plan on trying a different video card. I know new video cards can go, and this one I bought a couple months ago. I am at my wits end though since everytime I replace one thing, think its fine, I get another error message for something else. The error messages say that if this is the first you see this etc, I thought a reset would boot me back into the OS so I could remove and replace the drivers, but it doesn't happen, all is lost. Any ideas what is going on? Thanks.......By the way there is no need for data recovery since it was a new install to begin with.