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Black screen and no boot

I get a black screen and the machine cannot boot at the startup. it seems that it cannot find the OS and even the hard drive i think. may be it's disconnect or smthg like that. i tried to open the case but i can't...
plz help me, becoz from where i am , i can't send it back to use the guarantee...

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  • katgrrl707 Jan 30, 2009

    I get the same thing....looks as though it will boot, then just a black screen. and can't find the cd!!



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Try reinstalling the windows cd.
Boot from cd

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To start up into Safe Mode (to Safe Boot), do this:
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