When i turn on my comp i could just see the first screen then i don't see anything else. I'm not sure what is wrong with my computer. I thought that it must have been my onbroad video but then i installed a new video card and still the same thing. I try to reformatted my computer and installed a new window and all i see is the press any key to enter cd then i do it and i don't see anything after that. This is the first time that something like this has happen to me. I'm just now wondering if it might be a problem with the motherboard? Any suggestions would be helpful thanks in advance
I take it that you do see your hard drive(s) detected by the motherboard during the initial boot processes?
It sounds like your computer is seeing your CD drive as well since you are beinged prompted to press any ket to boot from CD.
You said you tried a different video card. Did you try a different slot on your motherboard?
Is your PC still under warranty?
To check whether your HDD and CD drive are detected, Enter BIOS setup (typical blue screen).
To enter BIOS setup, you have to press a particular key just after power ON. That key various with motherboard model but is usually one of these---F2/DEL/F10/F8......so just keep pressing all of them after power on.
If all of your drives are detected, then you probably have a problem with you computer BIOS. Its a ROM chip on motherboard which has bootup code burnt on it. Some times you need to reburn ....which seems like the case with you