When I boot up,it goes as far phoenix technology etc,then at the bottom of the screen I get press del for set-up or f12.Then the boot up stops, keyboard and mouse will not work.Looked on forums, similar to Never-Agains problem.I have checked all the Ram and changed cmos battery,I have disconected everything from the motherboard,H.Drive,Floppy,DVD ROM.Still get the same result.I am running Windows Home xp with all service packs and updates up to date.Motherboard is NFORCE4-A939.I have tried rebooting using original CD and also tried floppy which I made when I bought the PC.No response at all from these.I did try them with pc switched off and then try to boot.Appreciate any help.
Tried reset CMOS,I have done it exactly by the book all to no avail,I have the motherboard manual and I have tried to set the motherboard up from scratch,still get same message,as follows. Phoenix-Award work station BIOS V6.OOPG anenergy star alley copyright.(c) 1984-2003 p.technology.ltd. NFORCE4-A939 VER 1 0h 09/30/2005 main processor:AMD ATHLON(TM)64 PROCESSOR 3500+ ,1CPUs. memory testing:3145728K OK CPUO Memory information:single channel,64-bit.
at the bottom of the screen,this message:
press DEL to enter set-up.F12 to enter boot menu. 09-30-2005-NF-CK804-6A61FE19C-00
Also have you tried doing a Repair using the XP CD? You have to boot with the CD in the drive and choose setup, let it search for a operating system, when it finds Windows Click on it to select then press R for repair