I recently went to a PC shop here in town that has spare parts for sale with no warranty. I'm building a PC to act as a file server/storage box and I thought I was almost done until today. A co-worker was looking at it before we installed the OS (XP) and while I was in the bathroom, he took the battery out of the MoBo. Not a big deal, but now all the PC will do is power up for a second and shut down.
Before this, it would go through the bios and stuff and end at a boot disk error since there is no OS. Now I get nothing!
I tried it again with another power supply, and still nothing. I have no idea where to start, and the shop I got it from said it's either the PS or a short. This normally wouldnt be a big deal on a MoBo that I only paid $10 for, but I like this one. Here's the board: http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...7N2-L&class=mb
I have a duron 2300 or 2400 or something processor and 128 MB of ram for now. (I'm not a REAL computer guy)
Any ideas on what to do? Should I start over with another Scrap MoBo?