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How To Fix Black Screen After Bios?


Description of problem: when i boot the computer the normal beep is heard and then the motherboard logo, i have the to enter the bios. After the motherboard logo disappears the screen goes black and where i usually have a screen that lets me choose between booting vista or windows 7 there is nothing. The only light on the computer is the green power light and the busy orange light is off and not moving. It is almost as if the computer gives up and just displays nothing.

Pre-problem: i was playing garrys mod for a good 5+ hours when i minimized the game i noticed my computer was slouching along and barely able to operate a web browser. So i closed garrys mod and went back to the desktop where it started to respond faster and i just figured that the ram was used up and like any other time a reboot would fix the problem. I keep my computer very clean and i defrag often and the only program running at all times is avg. After turning the computer off i turned it back on and now the problem has started. What i've done so far:

* I have unplugged all the hdds, disk drive, gpu and ram and plugged them back in. I kept a eye out for any kind of damage but i could find none. After putting the computer back together nothing has changed.

* I have gone to the bios and looked through to make sure that everything on the computer is responding. The bios can see every hdd and gives the accurate slot location and capacity of the drives. It can see the cpu and all the information is accurate. Motherboard and cpu fans are all responding and the voltage readings are all where they should be.

* I have ran boot post and all 4 gb of ram is ok.

* I have switched monitors and still have a black screen, i have switch gpu and still have the same problem.

* I have tried unhooking the hdds and running the hdd that only has the os windows 7 and still the same. I tried only hooking up the hdd with windows vista and still the same.

* I created both a windows 7 boot disk and a windows system repair disc and whenever i try to boot from cd-rom is comes up saying boot disk failure, enter a system disk. I tried this all three different hdds hooked up at once. I think i have eliminated these from causing the problems: gpu, ram, hdd(all 3), cpu, motherboard and psu. I cannot figure out what is going on with my computer and this has never happened before, it is clearly custom built and has been problem free since i built it over a year ago. The hdd i put windows 7 on is brand new and the cpu i put in went in without a problem. If you have any suggestions, please share them. Meanwhile i am going to try and test the disk drive in another computer and i am going to swap disk drives to see if a different one will accept the boot disks.

Edit- i forgot to add that the cpu is running at normal idle temp. Here are the specs for the computer i'm having problems with:

Cpu: wolfdale core 2 duo e8400
Gpu: zotac nvidia gtx 260 216 core
Ram: g-skill gaming ram (2 x 2 gb)
Psu: x-power 585 watt
Motherboard: asus p5n-d
Hdd: 2 x 1 tb samsung, ~300gb maxtor ide
Os: windows 7 ultimate 32-bit, windows vista home premium 32-bit


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