Hey all! As you can see, based on the thread title, I'm having a strange problem. Here's how it happened: I reinstalled windows and did quite a few updates and was installing all kinds of programs. Last time I restarted, I got a black screen with no POST beep or video card/ram beeps. I've tried reseating my RAM, video card, processor and sound card. I've tried removing all drives and extras to no avail. I've tried placing my video card in each of my 3 PCI-X slots with no luck. It seems like I have full power but it just won't POST. I've had this problem previously and all I did was move the video card to another slot then back and that fixed it, but it didn't seem to work this time. I'm totally stumped. I've done nothing to the hardware that may cause my computer to just stop posting. I even made sure not to kick it for this reinstall of XP, despite the problems that ALWAYS arise. The only thing I noticed that may potentially cause a problem (not likely considering it worked in its current condition) is that I noticed 2 tiny black spots around 2 pins on my processor. Could this indicate a short possibly? Any help regarding this would be much appreciated.