thanks for the response
the battery was popped out for 10 seconds AFTER it wouldn't boot - that wasn't the cause of the problem - it was a suggested fix to reset the CMOS and I figured I would give it a shot
no onboard video and as I said at the bottom of the original post I tried a different card and got the same issue- no signal on monitor and beeps
I tried one stick at a time with my memory and switching the slots and it is seated properly so I doubt it is memory related
the hard drive spins and the light tells me it is doing something so I dont think it is the hd
I also disconnected everything from the mobo and still didnt get anything on the monitor - no boot screen or error codes - just beeps
if it is cmos related -is there a way to fix that ?
I dont understand how anything happened - it was working great last few days and I havent added anything hardware or software that might change things.
Edited by genthore, 26 September 2009 - 03:26 PM.