ok... with ONLY the keyboard, monitor, mouse and power plugged in... you boot and get past the BIOS and it detects a boot device.
Do you have a spare HDD? You could try Linux on it, just to test if the hardware is truly forked. I suggest Ubuntu, download the desktop version (either 32 or 64 bit) and burn the ISO, install the spare HDD and try to install it... Does THAT fail as well? Try it again with only 1 stick or RAM, then if it fails, swap and try again..
Yea il probably have a go at linux. Like you say, to test if the hardware is working or not..
Thanks for the replys, il report back.
OK Guys, I downloaded Ubuntu last night, burned the image to a disc and tried it in my pc. I left my hdd disconnected so I was going straight onto the formatted ssd. Started my pc and it booted up fine from the disc. Ubuntu come up and I could go through the installation process no problem. It installed fine on my ssd. I restarted a few times to test the booting up, it was on the desktop within 30 seconds. So all my hardware seems fine to me. At this stage I was hopeful that when I now put my windows 7 disc in that things might start happening.
So with my hdd still disconnected I put my windows disc in hoping to now install windows. Start PC, boots up fine. 'Press any key to boot from cd' good so I press a key. 'windows is loading files' and then 'Starting Windows' again. This time I thought it would now get past this stage. BUT NO. exactly the same as before. Left it for half hour and still on that screen. I even tried taking my graphics card out and ran straight from the outputs on the motherboard. Still did the same thing.
Is it my windows 7 disc. Shall I buy a new disc. What else could it be. Any suggestions ANYONE PLEASE.