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No display on windows 8 power up

I am running Windows 8 Pro. I put it into sleep mode several times and now it seems like it will not wake up. I tried powering off and then back on but no display. It doesn't sound like it completes the power up.....like it can't get out of sleep mode. I have a Corsair case which normally lights up on start up but those lights are not appearing when I power on. The display I am using works on another computer. I am using a Gforce video card with DVI.
It is hard to troubleshoot since I can't see anything. any ideas????
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Actually it was a bad motherboard. Fortunately it was under warranty since I just had the computer built in Feb. But I had to take it in for service to determine that. That's why I split up the points between the two responders.
@sclarkny - Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
Both gave good suggestions but I know that unless you were able to get your hands on the machine that there was not much could be done. Once the motherboard was changed everything was fine. But I do have to change the boot sequence so that the CD is first. At least
that way I will be able to boot and run some diagnostics as long as the motherboard is ok.