hello folks,having problem with pc,windows xp home will not post,no sound at all when started but both lights are lit up at the front & will not start with mesh disc & will not start with norton ghost 10 any help welcomed
Could be graphics card is not making a good connection in the slot but you should still get a beep. Memory failure too should produce a beep. Main culprit in this case is likely to be PSU or motherboard.
It could be that the PSU has blown and taken the motherboard with it. As johndrew suggested unplug every HDD and Optical Drive and see if you get a post. If not I would borrow a working PSU from another system and try that with just the main HDD connected, no CD drives or floppy. If that doesn`t work you`re probably going to think about a new system.
If you can`t borrow a PSU, remove the existing one and get it tested. Your local PC repair shop might be the best bet because they`ll have the right equipment to test both PSU and motherboard.