ok so a few things.. first thing (diagnostic lights) And ton of them went off, great right? XP .. I did my best to discern which ones came up (not too difficult) and after writing down exactly what happened every time. i got tired of that and just started following the codes and there corresponding issues. Doing what i could to "reseat" any thing it called for.. Here are the ones i wrote down
First code: Lights 3, 4
(Memory modules are detected but a memory failure has occurred)
Second code: Lights 2, 4
(a possible graphics card failure has occurred)
Third code: Lights 1, 2, 3
(Another failure has occurred) : as listed
-Ensure that all hard drive and CD/DVD cables are properly connected to the system board (see System Board Components).
[[ Checked and all connections are secure and good]]
-If there is an error message on your screen identifying a problem with a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive), check the device to ensure that it is functioning properly.
[[The Only screen I am getting is the one posted earlier / Photo ]]
-If the operating system is attempting to boot from a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive), check system setup (see System Setup Program) to ensure the boot sequence is correct for the devices installed on your computer.
[[Cant access the BIOS settings, so cant ensure proper sequencing]]
that's all i recorded.. but a few more played out.. bottom line i did all i could to "reseat" the pieces and connections. All cards looked to my untrained eye, to be fine.(but what do i know)
BUT!! durring one of the inspections i was to carefully remove the processor and re connect it (have not done that yet) but have removed the heat sink off the top. This is an image of it Photo (I know its blurry, but that white stuff around it seems to be glue? maybe corrosion?) In any place I wanted to check to see.. Maybe that is the issue? Before I continue any further with my diagnostics. I do not know how they should look, this is why im asking. maybe from overheating... idk.. haha so again sorry for any information I post that is not very helpful, but bear with me and I'll do my best to give you the information you need to help me fix this:)