I've been browsing around the forums looking for solutions to my problem (described below) and haven't solved it yet.
When I boot, I the LED's indicate that I'm entering the BIOS, but the "lanParty nF4" splash logo stays on screen and I cannot do anything, which is why my signature doesn't have the BIOS date on it. I followed the guides for clearing of CMOS found here (did the 24-hour clear, but only left it for 23 hours because I'm impatiant ) and the problem still persists. I read in a couple threads that my memory may be corrupted, how likely is this?
How it happened:
I plugged my MP3 player (of all things) into the same USB port I always use and it came up as unrecognized hardware. Windows then went on to install it (unsuccessfully). I tried to reboot and that's when I got to my problem.
Current state of affairs:
I have had this system now for a little over a year and this is the first problem that's happened. The USB connectors are not connected to the board right now and I only have one 512MB stick of memory in DIMM2. Before reading on this site, I only had the 24-pin ATX connector and 4-in +12V P4 connector plugged-in to the board (now all four are).
Any help would be much appreciated. If I'm missing any information, just let me know. Thanks in advance!