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My Computer does not boot

My Compaq PIII 600 is creating problem. It does not boot and shows blank screen with sound beep and blinking LED on my keyboard. If I leave the computer for three to six hours, then it boot through windows xp CD but I am unable to Format my C drive. During the installation a page of error message comes & then I have to switch off the computer because no other options such as ctrl+alt+del does not work. After that it does not boot again and starts to give same trouble again.
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Suggest what kind of hardware Or software problem it may be

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Hi, try to clean RAM using an eraser. then put it back. hope its works.

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