Hello guys, I seem to have a problem with one of my friends PC. He brought me a CISNET PC to fix with an ASUS P5s800VM motherboard in it and 512MB of ram. The entire PC was dead. The power supply didnt work, his motherboard was dead and the hard drive was corrupted. So I order him those parts off of eBay. And completly rebuilt him an almost new computer. The new motherboard is an MSI MS-7103 661FM3 and I order him a used hard drive. (western digital 40GB) I had a pretty good power supply laying around here in my house and decided to use that one. The CPU seemed ok as I tested it on a working PC so I didnt need to buy one. So after all the parts arrived I tested them seperatly and all seemed fine. I hooked them all up like I was supposed to and voila! The PC turned on and everything was fine. All I need to do was load an OS to it and that was it. But thats the problem. I couldnt just insert the Ubuntu disk and start installation. It wouldnt do nothing. The screen would have a blinking _ all the time. So I took out the hard drive and put it in into my working PC, loaded Ubuntu and finished installation in under 10 minutes. So I then took out the hard drive and inserted it back onto the "CISNET" pc and for some reason, it worked fine. Ubuntu loaded and I messed around with it making sure it wouldnt crash or anything. So I shut down computer, next day, I try some more testing and the damn thing wouldnt boot! The same blinking line would be there and no booting up from there! I would understand that something doesnt work but the PC did boot up once and it worked fine! Everything was in working conditions. So whats wrong with it? I cant figuere it out! Oh and if I try putting one of my other working hard drives with XP into the PC, they wont load either. One other thing, I cant get to the BIOS setting. Why is that? I am really fustruated and I would appreciate some help cuz Im completly lost on this one!
(sorry for the super long story)