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Does nothing compaq screen shows, pressing F2 or DEL does nothing - unit beeps then screen goes black with white underline flashing in upper left corner.

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Re: does nothing

This indicates, it has lost the initial boot settings in the bios for a p.o.s.t. and if inseting your xp disc into cdrom drive at boot up doesn't do anything either, possible cmos battey flat and requires checking and replacing. The motherboard may also have a fault as it's getting on a bit.

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