I've done some google searches, but nothing seems to fix my problem.
I just got a computer from a friend, saying that it wasn't turning on anymore. I took it home, powered it up, and viola! beep codes, monitor display, everything! a couple cryptic error messages in white, and a message telling me to press F2 to continue, but other than that, fine, i booted into xp and it worked. I "restarted" it a couple times, (restart, not power down) and everything seemed to work. When I finally shut it down there were two options "shutdown" and "shutdown and power off". I chose shutdown, and it shut down and all the fans went quiet.
Now whenever I plug it in, it will automatically turn on and the fans will run all at 100% but nothing displays on the monitor. I can shut it down and turn it back on using the power button, but that yeilds the same results.
What can I do to make it work again like it did the first time?