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WHEN I START THE PC, NO BIOS LOGON REPORT SHOWS UP!

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February 1, 2013 3:41:41 PM

WHEN I START THE PC, NO BIOS LOGON REPORT SHOWS UP!
Refurb HP xw4400 2gb Core2 HD DVD ATI to 2/DVI HDMI monitor.

At first, computer booted directly from blank screen into XP, with reseller/refurbisher logo as screen-background.

Windows7 install disc would not respond.

Used Paragon 12 (partition manager) to re-size C: in order to create new partition for new OS. Paragon needed to exit XP to do this. NEVER came back, and NOTHING happens when re-booting (cold or warm).
EXCEPT that keyboard lights flicker, and usually a short beep follows. Then nothing.

Removed battery for overnight, but no detectable change at all.
February 1, 2013 4:50:25 PM

Can you access your BIOS screen? If so, see what your boot priority is set to. Ensure it is set to your CD drive, then try rebooting with the Windows 7 disc in the drive.
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February 1, 2013 5:23:16 PM

Thank you for the quick response. The whole issue is that there is no BIOS screen, nor does any key (F1, F10, or even F2, F6) give entry..
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February 8, 2013 1:48:04 AM

Mystery solved.
Graphics card with 2 DVI's - one was dead, and the other was working.
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