I originally posted this as a Windows XP thread, but I think it belongs here. When my computer starts, it runs through the memory checks, and then stops at "Detecting IDE drives." Nothing else happens. No error messages, nothing. I can't use delete to get to the BIOS. I even tried clearing the CMOS, didn't help. Changed the motherboard battery, no help. I can't even get to the floppy drive to run diagnostics. By the way, I built this machine about 5 years ago and it has worked great until today. Here are the specs:
ECS 648FX-A motherboard
Invidia Gforce media card
Creative sound card
If anybody has any ideas, they would really be appreciated.