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October 23, 2012 7:06:12 PM

Dell progress bar, windows xp, windows is starting up and BIOS will flash than the screeen goes blank. Tried the following, startup disk, original windows CD still a blank screen. The computer is non-responsive when I try to reboot with Ctrl, Alt, Delete, will not pull up the task manager. Any ideas

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October 23, 2012 7:22:18 PM

have you tried booting to safe mode?
(tap F8 repeatedly after hitting the on button)

Could be a driver issue, or a virus, or a corrupt file system. (in that order)

try to get to safe mode, then try to use a XP install disk to repair the system files. if ur still unable to get anything, then re-install...
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October 23, 2012 7:32:09 PM

Tried safe mode menu does not appear. The original windows cd spins but the screen remains blank
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October 23, 2012 7:35:15 PM

unable to reinstall things flash on screen but disapear. I have a spare video card tried it same thing
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October 30, 2012 2:47:49 AM

Well I feel real dumb. I did not check the monitor. Turns out the power supply was failing. the computer was working as it should. Opened the monitor and the power supply board had a burned IC. The board was too far gone to repair. Thanks to everyone that replied.
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