The button should not be blinking unless it has the power led light on it which should be blinking.
Well this is an indication that there is no communication between the CPU and the monitor. Either the CPU is not working or is faulty may be because booting problem or the cables connecting the cpu to the monitor (VGA) cable is faulty.
Check them If it is the CPU with the problem, you have to check and see that all its hardware is in order i.e. well fixed. Make sure there are no loose cables in the connections.
If all these are OK, check to see that the booting order in the BIOS set up is OK. make the cd as the first booting source and the Hard Drive as the second. Disable the rest just to be sure that there is no other booting source the computer is trying to use. If it still doesn't work, reverse the boot order. Set the hard drive as the first booting source and the cd the second. If still not working, set the CD as the first booting source and then the hard drive the second and insert a bootable cd with the same operating system as the one initially used by the machine or of a higher version and boot from the machine from the cd. If you don't want to loose your files, you will go through the recovery console process
Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP
installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation
or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to
repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too
- Please make sure it is
the same version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer
(ex. XP Home cannot repair XP Professional). Place the CD in your CDROM
and start your computer. Newer versions will work as well (ie. Windows
XP Pro SP2 CD will work on an older WinXP Pro SP1 installation)
you will be asked to press any key to boot from CD, so do just that.
Step 3: System repair steps
Choose F8 to continue.
- A blue screen will appear and will begin loading XP setup from the CD.
simply let the CD load without pressing F6.
Once completed, you will be confronted with "Windows Setup". You will be
asked to setup up Windows, or repair Windows with the recovery console.
Choose the FIRST option, NOT recovery console.
That should be it. Windows XP will appear to be installing
itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and
settings. Just follow the prompts