Hello to everyone...I'm the new guy in need of major help.
There was quite a storm today and when I got home...the screen on the PC was black. I hit the reset button, thinking that it would just boot up and would be well. I built the machine 8 years ago and have updated about everything except motherboard. I now get a black screen...the messages come up real quick and what I've seen is... scanning IDE connections, and a flash of the screen during boot that allows you to press I believe f8 to get into BIOS. There are no beeps when I continuously hit f8 and the BIOS screen comes up for only a second then goes back to black..and Thats it!! It stays black. I took the battery out off the MB for about 5 minutes and didnt help. Please help...I'm lost.