HI,When i turn PC on i get the F-2 & F-12 on the screen if do not do anything but let it continue it goes straight to MOBO info and will not bootup.
When i go into BIOS and check all of items in there i can see both of my HDD'S and make any changes i want,wrote down what was the original setup in BIOS.
I checked all of the connections on MOBO,pulled and re-installed ram,put one HDD on SATA 0,one on SATA1,pulled CMOS battery once for a few minutes,once for a few hours,once for all night did not make a difference,CMOS battery voltage was 2.97.
This all started when i bought a WIN7 builders install disk& a SSDH HDD and tried to install same,i made a point of touching an unpainted surface for static.
I just went to the room where it was at and watched the lights on front of PC and this what i saw,lights 2&4 came on,then lights 2&3 came on and the little clyinder
came on flashing off and on then went off,lights 1,2&3 came on and stayed on,also DVD player flashed at startup,no # 4 light,then it goes to screen with MOBO info.
I also got a DBQ notice while in BIOS,but that now is gone.
I downloaded several programs on a flash drive but they can not get past the no boot problem,that just maybe because i may not know to get it to work as i have not used one before,but when i was in BIOS i made it as the first boot item as a zip drive still did not wor,it is probalay something simple&stupid that i did by thinking installing a OS was really simple.
This PC is a DELL E521,WINXP,SP3,4GB RAM,3.0 Mhz,GT 610 GPU its an old PC but can not buy a newer one just yet,i also pulled and re-installed GPU.