Serious Problem. No Boot/Beep/ Post

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Hi, I was running a fine working computer and then this afternoon I attempted to install a 300GB SATA drive in it. I tried to reboot and there was nothing, no video, no beep, no post no nothing.
The power light on the mobo is on (P800SE) the CPU fan is working (P4 3.0) the drives sound like they're spinning, the CD-RW and DVD-RW drive light up and the video card (Radeon 9200) has lights flashing too.
So it seems that there is power, but like the topic says, no post screen, no beep, and nothing else.

I really would appreciate any help. I tried resetting the cmos, reinstalled the cmos battery, uninstalled the video card and tried rebooting after each step. The ram is seated right also. (2 X 512)

If anyone could help me find a solution to this it would be great. I don't know if it's the mobo or not, or how to test for it. Someone mentioned that I should reset the cpu but I don't know why that would make a difference at this point. :(
 
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I would take out all the hardware and start from scratch.

Try 1 stick of memory and the graphic card only for the first shot. Do you get anything? Do you have another graphic card to try?

If the 1 stick of memory and the graphic card work try adding 1 piece at a time.
 
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You might have a dead motherboard, but it sounds too coincidental if you just installed a hard drive at the same time, but yes as mithril said, take everything including the board out of the case and boot with one device at a time until you find the problem device.
 

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What do you mean it sounds too co-incidental?
Also, it was working fine before the installation.
 

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Alright, not too many people had ideas about this one but after scouring boards and posts all over I realize that a lot of people have had the same problem, especially with the Asus P800P mobo.
So the fix I had was to check the Ram. One stick went bad somehow, during the installation maybe it got a short or something, but if I put it in the slot it won't start. Without it, the computer posts. If someone else is having this problem, try swapping out the ram, try each stick individually and maybe that'll do it.
Good luck, this was one of the most frustrating things I've ever dealt with so hope this can help someone.
 
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