a very unlikely thing. Some component part normally fail. Replacing that item gets the computer working again.
Why you upgraded to ME is beyond me but that's water over the dam. LOL
Is this a proprietary computer such as a Compaq, Gateway, Dell or some such thing??? If yes the reformatting of the drive is likely the cause of your problem. They usually had hidden partitions on the drive with all types of information related to running the computer stored on it.
So before we do much more we must know the lineage of the system.
I was trying to reformat an older computer with a newer OS and now I have a blank screen no matter what I do. The story begins:
AMD Athlon Processor 600MHz w/Enhanced 3DNowe' tech
32 MB PC100 SDRAM and 64MB PC100 SDRAM
SlotA MATX Athlon Motherboard w/integrated Audio
20GB ATA 66 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Nvidia Vanta 2X/4X AGP Video Card w/8MB Video Memory
The computer came in 1999 with 98SE installed and I upgraded to ME as soon as it came available.
I wanted to upgrade to XP but decided, instead, to reformat the hard drive and install XP new. I realize now that I should have checked the hardware to see if it could handle XP but I didn't and I can't change that now.
I inserted the XP disk, exited out of the installation window and restarted the computer. I told it to boot from the CD drive and everything went as expected. Once the old partition was deleted and a new one was ready for formatting, I got it started. It began the formatting process as expected and I walked away to take care of a pressing matter. When I returned, the monitor was black and the keyboard was non-reactive. I tried restarting but it made no difference. Is this computer kaput?
Thank you in advance,