Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:17 AM
Unless the system is stuck in a reset loop the Hard drives should spin up no matter what. Also the CDROM led being permanently on does not sound right.
I'd disconnect everything except the floppy drive, and the video card and try to boot off a Startup Floppy.
Try booting with no RAM at all, you may get a beep code which would indicate that the system can at least run POST.
Try to get another video card (borrow one?) any old PCI thing will do just to see if you can get something on the screen, if you can't then I don't think there is much else you can do with that system - you may be able to get a PC repair place to test your RAM and your CPU. If they are OK then its new motherboard time.
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