|Hi guys thanks for the replies but no luck so far...|
@ OtheHill, Tubesandwires
I only have a single video output on my PC, and its integrated
into the mobo.
The monitor works perfect on another PC and shows the
POST process etc. In fact, I tried another CRT monitor and
still a blank screen shows up at boot until the windows login
screen. I don't even see the windows logo flag at boot -
everything remains blank until the login screen appears.
I think we can rule out the monitor being the issue.
I even tried sticking in a ubuntu live CD to see if it would boot
from it but no luck...
Maybe I didn't go about reseting the bios correctly - this is
what I did:
1. Unplugged the power from back of PC that was feeding into
the power supply
2. Disconnected any power plugs connected to the mobo from
the power supply.
3. Removed the batter & kept it removed for approx. 10
4. After approx 10 minutes, I put back the battery and plugged
all power back into the mobo and back of the PC.
... and the problem persisted.
This ones really got me puzzled.