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Old 09-26-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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My dads computer, he told me it starts up and it shows the normal screen (The Compaq screen) than it just shows a blank screen with a line.. And nothing happens. Im going to look at it but what do you think can be the problem?
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check the bios to make sure the hard drive is one of the boot devices.
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Well, first off, when did the problem start happening? What was he doing on the computer last? That's usually the best way to start solving a problem.
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Thought you'd left?
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #5
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Had this problem before. It's a damaged harddrive. I'd get it fixed.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:30 PM   #6
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yeah wait.. isn't there a thread about how you were leaving?.. haha welcome back x1337.
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It was not a thread about him leaving, it was thread for attention.

BTW, yes, it probably is the hard drive, the same thing happened to my dads old HP. By old I mean around 7 years old, so the hard drive had served its time.
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Turns out that there was a underoath CD, and the BIOS tryed to boot to the C.D 3 times. Than it would say "cant find disk", I think my bro messed around with the options

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Are you sure the speeds aren't locked at 33/66?

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Always check ths BIOS, if nothign happens after the BIOS, either your SysConfig file got corrupted, or it's the BIOS and there's a malfunctions. Either way, the problem could be one of VERY many different things. Good luck.
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