I am having a problem. I have a basic HP computer (not too old but I got in in 2002 or so) with the operating system being Windows XP. Last night I was trying to instal an ethernet card so I had the side panel taken off the computer. It was SO dusty on the inside so I began trying to clear some of the dust. In the process, I accidentaly unpluged a cord makred "cpu board" that was plugged into the mother board. I immediately plugged it back in thinking no rarm would be done. Well, when I went to restart my computer, it beeped several times and the monitor is idle (blank) and the keyboard is getting no power. I have checked all connections. The monitor is getting power, it just idles as soon as the computer turns on and starts beeping. HP is of course no help. From what I can find out on their support site, my system ROM may be bad now. Is this bad?...I am pretty computer savvy but this is out of my hands. HELP someone...!!!!!