So you don't even get the motherboard post screen? If not, thats not windows fault. You may have a faulty hard drive or ram. If you have more than one stick of ram, remove all except for one and try booting up. If it still won't boot then look more at the hdd.
Asus Q87M-E Manual Online: jumpers, Clear Rtc Ram (3-Pin Clrtc), Pci Slot. 1. Clear Rtc Ram (3-Pin Clrtc) This Jumper Allows You To Clear The Real Time Clock (Rtc) Ram In Cmos. You Can Clear The Cmos Memory Of Date, Time, And System Setup Parameters By Erasing The Cmos Rtc Ram Data.
This was another page of things to try for that board