I have had some problems lately with my BIOS when I turn the computer on. The POST works, the keyboard receives a signal and lights up, but there's no beeping sound from the sound card, and BIOS never searches for an OS. I removed the CMOS battery, replaced it, reconnected all the power connectors to the motherboard, took the processor out, placed it back in, etc. It's fine.
It has done this before, but now it's really persisting ... I won't allow myself to take it and pay someone to help me because I'm an apsiring expert-to-be computer programmer, software developer, and computer technician/mechanic. I would feel small if I took it to someone else to tell me what's wrong with it, because I'm supposed to know; I also lack the funds to do so anyways.
So what I would like to know is if anyone here can put their finger on the problemo? Remember, this issue has happened before, but the hardware, aside from the BIOS ROM, appears to be working perfectly, so I don't know ... also, when I turn it on, the heatsink will start, stop for a few seconds, then turn on again and such, but BIOS will never get the processor to fetch the bytes from my set-bootable device; and it was just working YESTERDAY!!!
EXTRA: I have damaged several of the processor pins in the past by incorrectly placing the device on the pin-outs, but that was months ago and has been working pretty much perfect since then, so that can't be it; I also mentioned that BIOS does work apparently, but it won't boot for some reason, and won't even write to the video memory to the screen either....