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Red flashing lights, will not completely start up

When i try to turn on the computer the green light comes on but then red lights start to flash i tried unpluging the power cord for 4 seconds and then try turning the computer back on and now all i have is a black sreen with a few letters on, the model is a hp compaq dc5700 small form factor

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Do you have a windows XP cd?
If so you can try booting from the cd and running recovery console.
from recovery console type chkdsk -r
This should repair any bad sectors on your drive, allowing the drive to boot
(this scan may take some time)

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