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How do i install a operating system on this damn thing

Hello i got a computer from a friend that said it was dead. i got a new power supply and i ran as good as new. but!!! the hard drive got reformatted and it is clean and there is nothing. no OS no nothing. im trying to get lunix on the damn thing but nothing shows up on the screen when it is turned on. some you please help me. the computer is a compaq Presario. with a celeron. if any one can help please do.

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If something happpens like that, the first thing you do, you should check the ram, processor, avg,vga slote or cable, if you have checked them, there is nothings, suspect your motherboard.
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