i tried unplugging everything (from the back), & unplugging everything but a ps/2 keyboard.. neither situation helped it.
I think it is a P-5NE SLI Asus motherboard.
logistically, this laptop will be sent for repairs, so i will have NO computer (a horrible all-day computer user) if i don't fix my desktop. quick help would be appreciated. (this laptop is overheating so it is not reasonable to 'hold onto it' for a little while (could start a fire) as a back up. it has to get sent.)
thanks for any help - just a general diagnostic procedure is most desired, so i can replace whatever went bad; altho anything helpful is, as always, welcome.
edit: now the the computer just loops AS SOON AS (<1 second after) the BIOS-bootscreen appears. =/ i think i will unplug my harddrives so they don't get damaged.
edit 2: it seems possible (to me) that a bug got in & caused a shortcircuit since the side of the case happened to be open at the time. something to consider. (i route my computer to the utility room (long cables for keyboard/mouse/monitor) - love it but i was dumb & left the case open....)
Edited by mrpebbles, 28 November 2011 - 01:17 PM.