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Computer turns on, but nothing happens

I can turn the computer on, but the monitor only flashes self-test. Do you think I need a boot disk to get it started, and if I do, where can I get one? Thanks

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  • jim730 Jan 19, 2009

    Thanks. I can get another video card to try.

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Only if the screen asks you to insert a bootable disc.



    Some bootable CDs include:

    BartPE (Windows)

    Ubuntu Live (Linux)

    Puppy Linux (Linux)



    All of the above, you will need to create CD on a running systems. You can Google any of the above and go from there.

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Looks like you have a bad video card try to reseat the video cable to see it that helps if not tri a new video card.

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