So when I boot my pc, the monitor recognises that it is connected, however it says for me to click my mouse or keyboard to "wake" my computer up. However neither my mouse nor keyboard are being recognised either.
What I know:
The mouse and keyboard are working
The usb slots supply power as I can charge my phone they just don't seem to recognise my mouse or keyboard
The monitor and the dvi cable are working
I suspect the problem lies in the hard drive motherboard or gpu.
The fact the monitor recognises the connection means I hope it's not the gpu.
Is this a common startup issue with a faulty hard drive? Computer has been slow and it's the only thing I really suspect of being broken.
ASUS Motherboard P8H67
Samsung HD103SJ hard drive
Intel core i5 processor
You say you get no display whatsoever on the monitor, but at some point presumably it displayed 'click mouse or keyboard to "wake" the computer up' as you indicated in your initial post for assistance, is that now not the case i.e you don't see that message anymore?
Start by changing the power supply.
Then if your Motherboard has onboard graphics, try that, else try a different graphics card.
Once you can get a display and keyboard response, re install USB drivers from the Motherboard CD, or Asus website.
If none of the above fix the issue then I suspect the motherboard is faulty.
Ok I gave it a go, unfortunately nothing happens. I don't think I can use the keyboard as when I press buttons like caps lock no light shows. I do know the keyboard works and that it is in a usb slot that is functional to a point (I can charge my phone on all the usb slots so I know they partially work, but that's all)
At this point I believe that either the HDD the MOBO or the GPU are faulty, possibly all three. Unfortunately I do not have the means to test them, the board does not have its own graphics slot and I only have the one GPU to test so I've been cornered in my options.
My main concern is finding what's broken so I can replace it, only I can't individually test them so it's tricky