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Computer 'Won't boot

Hi all. Not sure where I went wrong, I have an ASUS p4pe Black Pearl Motherboard with 2.0 GHZ processor. Up until a week ago it was working fine for 2+ years. Now, The motherboard shows green light when power supply is plugged in, the cpu fan spins immediiately when the power to the supply is turned on, but the computer will not attempt to boot whatsover. I have tried running with known working components and have run barebone but it will not attempt to boot up--- no hard drive spin, no warning beeps or anything. I'm not sure where to start. I even took all components out of case and ran like that with same results. I am using ATI AIW 7500 AGP card for the vid card. I'm not sure when the computer last worked as it is not one I use all the time. BEFORE all this happened i tried downgrading the vid card (I was having capture errors but that's a whole nother story) to a ATI 128 pro. The computer worked fine with that card, I updated drivers restarted and left the computer for a day or so (again not a computer i use a lot)When I came back to it is when this non booting problem began. I tried going back to the AIW vid card and even tried another card but to no avail? Where should I start? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!!!

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Try replacing the CMOS battery

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Re: Computer 'Won't boot

You did try the other card? obviously u did.

now remove every thing but PROCESSOR and RAM and forget about the Video remove all internal parts. then see that it beep or not.

a normal start up beep.

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