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I'm trying to start up my old PC, what to do?

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Last response: in Systems
January 25, 2009 10:26:54 PM

this is a Compaq PC that seems not to have an operating system. Once that I press the power button, there is a black screen that leads to a message that reads something about insert the disk. Is this the operating system, if so I can download onto a DVD a free operating system such as Solaris 10.

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 25, 2009 10:38:55 PM

You will need something a bit more compatible I think.

How about Ubuntu?

Well, that screen asking for a disk could mean that the hard drive has failed. You might want to verify that it's working first.