fried mother board , i think . . . .
ok , i am a retard. why? read on........
while putting my 'puter back together the other day i broke the power switch off of the wire that goes to the motehrboard. then (a few hours later) i was downloading something big-ish so i thought i would look at the switch / wire to see how easy it was to join back together. I accidently jammed one end off the wire into the h/d and my computer just stopped going. the best i can convince it to do is turn on , beep , and turn off. nothing else. i have taken it to bits and tried turning it on at various stages of to-bits-ness , and it alwasy displays the same behaviour (i even took everything _including_ the processor out).
does this sound like a mothered mother board?
i think it may be :)