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  • biggals Oct 26, 2008

    Tried that already.
    Windows logo does not appear. Blank screen only


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Start your computer in safe mode by pressing f8 repeatedly during the booting process, then check, if it boots then restore your pc to some previous date where its working fine

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • pankaj rautela
    pankaj rautela Oct 27, 2008

    check it on bios whether the hdd is detecting or not, if detecting, then the problem is that your os has become corrupt, reinstall it

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