Unfortunately my computer has apparently decided to go on strike for 2009 as I have been unable to get it to boot today.
When powering the machine on I can see the startup ASUS splash screen but then it freezes and gets no farther. If I press DEL to enter setup it does seem to recognize that I've pressed the key but then it freezes with the message Entering Setup...
Here's my specs:
Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor - AMD Opteron 64 Dual Core @ 2.0Ghz
RAM - 2GB Corsair XMS PC 3200
Video Card - nVidia 7800 GT
Windows Vista Home Premium
I've tried removing all components except the motherboard and the video card but the problem still occurs
I have also tried clearing the CMOS to no avail...
Any other ideas before I start shelling out money for new components? And on that note, any feelings as to which component is the culprit here?
Ok so I tried another working video card and got nothing but a black screen. I'm also now getting a black screen even with my original card.
Unfortunately I couldn't get into BIOS before as it would freeze before it would get in and now I can't even get to the prompt to enter BIOS.
I also noticed that when I was switching around the video cards I had to press the power button a couple of times to get the machine to start. The first couple times it just flicked on for a second and then shut off.
Could a failing power supply be the cause for all of these problems? Or does it sound like I've now got multiple issues and I'm pretty much hosed?
Fortunately due to my packrat tendencies, I have quite a few spare parts around and among them was another Power Supply!
However even with that one I'm still getting a black screen and I'm actually even still having the issue getting the power to come on as with this unit it also flicked off the first couple tries. So this would likely implicate the motherboard then eh?