I've used my system for 2 years now. My old system specs are: Athlon XP 1600+ ECS K75SA 2 x 512 MB PC133 SDRAM SB Live! Value MSI Geforce2 Ti 80 + 60 GB HD LG GSA-4040B DVD Recorder Liteon 48x16x48x CD Writer I've had no problems with it before. But a week ago, I bought an ATI AIW 9600 Pro and was about to install it. So I had to shut off my machine to do it (obviously), but accidently pushed restart in Windows XP instead. The screen went black and I waited for the "beep" and POST but nothing happened. I looked down at my tower and saw my two cdroms constantly being accessed (regardless of whether or not there are cdroms inside) with my harddrive access light on permanently and my monitor would be off. This would persist for a couple mins and then a beep from the PC speaker would sound, my monitor would come back to life and POST would begin. However, this is no longer the case as my computer stays in this weird state and cannot boot up anymore, not even POST. Can somebody PLEASE give me a hand here? I am really confused. I tried unplugging my cdrom, harddrive, sound card, video card, RAM, etc, but it still doesn't help at all!