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Second hand PC Operating System/Monitor problems

Friend just got PC & after prompts by system to up-date Windows XP Home she proceeded through instructions. She was asked if she wished to replace current version and clicked yes. The wizard then requested Authenticity code. As she is not familiar at all with computers she was not aware it was on computer & abandoned installation turning power off Now when she turns computer on there is a beeping sound and monitor is saying No Signal She now has code and disc but cannot proceed to re-load the repair/reinstallation CD. What should she do

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Something located in the Motherboard may have burned up.

Probably RAM or Graphics Card

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