Hi, okay I have a bit of a problem here. I have an older IBM P III 500Mhz computer. It's been really good until recently. As of late, it's been rebooting itself, and a few kernal errors, but it would start up again. Now, it won't even do that. Now, as I try to boot it up, it displays the IBM splash screen, but in some strange colours that are not the normal blue, and that's as far as it gets. No beeps, no memory tests, no chance to get into the bios, nothing. Although, before when this happened, turning it off and on x numbers of times (where x varies greatly) it would actually boot up, but would eventually crash and the same problem occurs. Now, it's been three days and it still won't boot up.
I tried checking all the connections on the mobo and everything seems solid. The only glimmer of hope I got was when I took out my videocard and tried to reboot it, I got a single quick beep, but then the computer stalled - or at least that's what i assume from the sound (not going through the floppy checks or anything, the keyboard lights flashing...none of that).
Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated.