I do so love a good parade!

Okay, I’m having a computer issue that I’m hoping to crowd source the solution for as Google has not been my friend.  My main pc (HP, AMD Athlon II X4) has started booting with no video.  It posts, and goes to the windows login screen (which you can tell from the audio), but absolutely zero video… not even the bios splash screen.  I’ve run upteen tests on the motherboard, ram and video card and everything checks out as okay.  Running win7 Home Premium 64-bit.  The only way to get video is to kill the power and try again… and again… and again.

The only things that changed in the timeframe sorta near the problem starting aside from the endless windows patches that have come out in the last week or so were the addition of an extra stick of Crucial ram and the installation of LOTRO which insisted on trying to install DX9 everyone time I opened it (I’ve since deleted it as I just don’t have the time to mess with it).  Everything in the case is seated properly, and nothing seems to be overheating.

Thoughts?  It’s really killing my productivity.