I built up a new computer using ASUS A7N8X-E m/b. and AMD xp+ CPU. When I tried to boot up, the screen showed the graphics card installed went on to test the memory counting up correctly to 512 meg and then froze. Although the instruction 'press delete to enter bios' is on the screen all keys are then dead and I cannot get into bios. I can only switch off. Anyone got any ideas??
On thinking about your problem I remember on one of my builds having a similar situation the system would only boot so far and I would get some info on the monitor but nothing else. Turned out to be a faulty mb got a new one and all was well. Of course this mat not be the case with your system.
If you have two sticks of memory try removing one and then booting.