It all started with my motherboard not picking up any IDE drives, so i turned the pc off, took all ide cables out and stuck them back in, and the pc began to boot and i had windows loaded. After restarting it, the motherboard told me no IDE drives were being detected again. So i shut the pc down... done the same thing, this time around though, nothing will boot/power up. If i take the bios battery out for 5 minutes or so, the entire computer will have power running to it as soon as i put the plug into the back of the powersupply, this is without pressing the power button on the front, all fans and mobo lights are up, but the PC will not turn off unless i flick the PSU switch or simply unplug it, after doing this though it wont power up normally. I guess this is a problem with the motherboard and will probably need replacing, i just want to really be sure this is the case before ordering new parts.