I have a computer with a MSI kt4v motherboard(4 months old),
athlon 1.4ghz prcossor, 80 gig hd (about 1 1/2 months old), with 40 gig hd as backup. Last night I left the computer defragging the harddrives and when I got up in the morning there was a blue screen w/error message (which I of course didn't write down). I tried to reboot but when the shortcut icons got about half way through populating the computer started to reboot and just continued to do this cycle. I tried scandisk and scanreg / restore off the boot disk but still the same even in safe mode. So I left the computer off for a couple hours and now when I turn it on all the fans start but thats it. The monitor doesn't even come off of standby. I tried connecting both harddrive individuals and nothing. I took at look at the Mobo and there's no obvious damage (it's new because all the magic smoke came out of the last one) Is my processor retired? Or does this sound more like a Mobo problem? Or can it be something else? As I said it doesn't POST or beep or anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated as its 3 in the morning now and i'm starting to lose mind, the little that I had to begin with. Thanks
Thanks for the replies. I have tried removing the hard drives but the computer won't even POST so I can't boot from the start disk. I'll try a new power supply although I noticed that along with the fans coming on the cd drives also have the lights on. also with the drives disconnected I still don't get any beeps or anything on startup.? Thanks again!