I reformatted a computer by booting from the CD Drive and Following the XP Prompts,the plan was to install Xp.However the installation ran into a couple of snags ,mainly that certian files were not anble to be copied from the XP insatllion disc.I opted to skip the files and continue with the installation with the intent of sorting out the problems later.The insalltion hung a liitle while later though. Because of time constarints I had to power the computer down and take it home to sort out,now the computer will not even boot up,nothing nada.just a black screen.When I got back and booted it up the first time a cursor was flashing in th top left corner of the screen but now nothing.I have inserted the Cd,as well as a stiffy to check if it would give me a response but nothing. The bios was set to boot from Cd,but now it will not even let me get into the Bios,it simply does not get that far, Can anyone offer a couple of checks that I van go through to pinpiont the problem? Dazed And Confused South Africa I left the Tower on its side in the boot of my car ,with the sides off,could static have fried the board to the piont that nothing works? No actual part of the Mobo was touching the carpet.