Athlon 2200XP+ Thoroughbred 512 Mushkin DDR PC2700 SOYO KT333 Dragon Ultra Platinum Gainward GeForce 4 ti4200 128mb ------- The problem of my system not posting seems to have been a somewhat gradual thing. There were times in the past when I would hit the power button to turn on the system and it would do nothing but run the fans. This was easily fixed by simply trying again. I got kind of dismissive about this as the system runs almost continuously throughout the year. This didn't affect much and never really came as a problem till now when I look back. The actual dehabilitating effect came with no real, apparent, cause. The first signs was a random failing of video. The system would seem to keep running(though any functionality was hard to verify) but the screen would go blank. On restart, the screen came back up easily and ran smoothly till it would have a display failure again in a similar fashion. This occured for a few days and was still able to be revived. In the later part of those days, it took more and more times of powering down/powering up the system to get it to post correctly. It eventually would, though. When it finally would post no longer, it actually began to give me a 3 or 4 quick beeps and no post. My initial thought was that the video card was failing, and had finally failed. I tested it in another system and it posted easily and had no troubles. I also tried a different video card in my system to replace the card I had though was bad. This got the system to post, but it would randomly freeze the system. At first it managed to stay up for hours at a time or longer, but after a few days, the system began to freeze often. The system would freeze while loading Windows XP, or if it happened to make it into XP, it would freeze soon after. This then lead to a point where the system freezing was a moot point, as it began to no longer post. This came in 2 variations. The most encouraging variation is the one that seemed to be(by sound) loading the system correctly and as I have known in the past. However, contrairy to the past, it would not post. The other variation was having the system fans turning on, including CPU fan, etc but no other system activity. This is where I am at now. On power up, the system fans will turn on but there is no post. I am wondering what this seemingly gradual failure is pointing to. My thought is the CPU has failed or some similar problem, but, of course I am not sure. Any help on this subject for me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!