|"its the hard drive that has been zero filled (high level) and when i connect it to the monitor and keyboard. there is nothing "|
The hard drive IS NOT the computer case,
and the computer case is NOT the CPU !
You zero filled the hard drive, a.k.a. hard disk drive,
inside the computer case, which is connected to the motherboard.
The keyboard also connects to the motherboard.
"Even with no hard drive attached you should get a bios screen, if you are not getting the bios screen at all, ..." YOU DO ".... have other issues."
"....the new zero filled computer, ...."
Only the hard drive is zero filled. That has no effect on the rest of your computer.
When a hard is new, it has no data on it. That's the same as if the hard drive is zero filled. Zero filled merely means all the data bits on the hard drive have been set to "off" . Data bits are either "on" - 1 - or "off" - zero.
You do not have to prepare a zero filled drive with anything before using the Windows CD or DVD with it, the same as you don't need to do that with a new drive.
There is something else wrong.
"... the error report goes off,..."
What do you mean when you say that ?
Are you hearing beeps from the computer's motherboard ? If yes, describe what you'e hearing.
E.g. for an Award bios,
- a long beep followed by two short beeps, then nothing further = a video problem on the computer.
- a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously = a ram (memory) problem.
You may get NO VIDEO when you have a ram problem.
Try the monitor with another computer if you can, but there's probably nothing wrong with it. .
If you have the monitor connected to a video port on a video card installed in a slot on the mboard, remove the AC power to the computer case, make sure the card is all the way down in it's slot, and that the metal bracket on one end of it is fastened to the case.
See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:
Restore the AC power and try booting the computer, and try booting the computer from the Windows CD or DVD.