|OK. i disconnected it and it still does not boot. But the hard drive is trying to do something because i can hear it as if it were trying to be accessed. I have had this problem for some time now. The post could be instant or it could take a very long time. When i had the CD ROM hooked to it the lights on the CD ROM kept flashing, it would stay on for a second or two then blink then stay on and just keep repeating. it will keep repeating until i finally get my post beep then its fine again. im thinking it may be the motherboard.... ive already ran a hard drive scan an its running as if it were new.|
Ive swapped out the CD drive with another but only with the same result.