My pc has been assembled and flying for a year or two now but when i went to turn it on today it just won't start windows. I did shut it down using the start menu.
When it starts up it appears to run the POST correctly except that it doesn't display the key you need to press to enter the BIOS setup. Even though i know it should be F8, pressing this does not enter the BIOS setup anymore. It counts up the memory, lists my SATA devices, shows that it is loading ethernet drivers (all normal) then it goes to a black screen with the cursor blinking about 4 lines down. Normally it does pause at this cursor screen before loading windows, now it just sits at that screen. I'm getting no error beep's from the MOBO to indicate that any parts have failed. All this leads me to believe it is a dead motherboard, i just can't afford to buy a new mobo and find out that wasn't the faulty part and i don't have a spare to test with either.
If someone with a bit more know-how could just help me to confirm that the mobo is the problem i can go ahead and replace it.
500 Watt PSU