If it never gets past the bios screens, it is not a problem with your hard drive being fried. It would be something in bios. From my experience this is a good sign of the bios battery on the motherboard either being really low in juice, or else it could have gone bad, or you might try removing it and then putting it back in, which resets bios to default values. If that last suggestion doesn't work, try replacing it, they cost like 2 dollars at radio shack. If that doesn't help, ask one of the bios experts, because I am not pro at entering bios and resolving problems inside of bios without being in front of computer screen (just being honest). by the way, the batter I am talking about looks like a watch battery on the motherboard.