I bought all my hardware last year from newegg and successfully put together a functional PC. A year later (yesterday) I bought a case and tried to swap everything from the old case into the new one. However, the PC turns on, all fans are powered on, but it doesn't get past the "Platinum" screen (the screen before going into Windows). I can't access BIOS or go into POST mode either. I've tried putting in my Windows XP disc, but without going into BIOS, I can't choose to boot from the CD ROM drive. If i take out the Hard drive cable, it gets passed the screen, but then it says something like "failed to load system disk" or something. EDIT: --- I've gotten into CMOS now (by removing the CD-ROM and HD cables from the mobo), and was able to set the boot priority to CD-ROM 1st. I saved & exited, then powered off the machine, and rehooked a brand new HD (jumpers set correctly to single/master), and rehooked the CD-ROM drive with my Windows XP disc. I've run into the same problem of it just sitting on the "Platinum" splash screen again. I've also tried: - Using a new cable for the HD to go into the mobo - Using a new cable for the CD-ROM to go into the mobo - Unhooking all my PCI cards from the slots - Removing all RAM sticks but one (they were 4/4 before, and i never even touched them while i was switching cases, I just left them in the mobo). - Unhooking the Floppy drive - Hitting the Clear CMOS button on the mobo. It seems that no matter what I do, if the CD-ROM drive is connected to the motherboard, it doesn't get passed the first screen. If i disconnect the CD-ROM drive, take it out of the boot sequence in CMOS, reset it the machine, it'll progress past the screen i normally get stuck on. It will then continue into Post, and it'll get all the way to ACPI controller and stop, and say "Verifying VMI Pool data." Then it will be shortly followed by "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." Is the IDE controller for my CD ROM on my motherboard busted? Help!