I have a pc for a friend which he can't get to boot properly. Having connected it up and switched on, the monitor does not switch on and just stays in standby. There also seems to be very little activity from the hard drive or floppy drive. The motherboard has power as the fan on the cpu is working, and dvd-rom drive spins, and the door open/closes. I was told that the problem was that the message "not enough memory" was displayed during boot up and the screen turned grey. I am not even able to get the computer to this point.
I have tested the graphics card in my own pc and it works fine, as does the monitor, i have also reset the CMOS. Could the problem be that the motherboard? The board is a ECS K7S7AG, apparently the cpu is 1Ghz Athlon. and i have replaced the RAM with 256MB of PC133.
Havent tried hard drive. Wouldnt the computer still try to boot even if the hard drive was faulty?
On start up there are no beeps, basically, the cpu fan starts, the led on the dvd-rom flashes on and off a few times, and the power on led comes on. The led showing HD writing/reading does not even flash, nor does it try to read the floppy drive.