When i boot up the system the screen going black with a cursor blink.Nothing happen.For your information i have already install windows XP.I' ve try to reset the BIOS but no improvement.Can you please help
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Remove the battery and open the case. Look inside the computer with a flashlight to see if any of the capacitors are busted or leaking from corrosion. The capacitors look like little battery towers, but they are not as tall as the AA or AAA batteries.
If the capacitors are bad, your computer goes bunkers.
you mention you have change your hardisk,you have to check if your hardisk was configure in cmos and bios set up, first whaen you start your computer press F2 then bios set up appear,check your device if
was connected on your system.on main menu check your ram if it was connectd,then press arrow right to advanced menu check your hardisk from IDE configuration if both hardisk and memory was installed or cofigured by your system.go to boot menu to set your device, on boot menu,scroll it from boot device priority
if you assure there is windows installed already on your hardisk,priority your hardisk,second your cd room,third floopy etc.press F10 to save and restart your computer,If no sytem was appears you must reinstalled your windows but you should change again
the boot set by priority the cd room instead of hardisk in order to put windows on your computer.press F10 again to save and restart your computer
to install your windows
insert windows cd on cd room
wait to configure your computer by the cd windows
then ff the windows installation procedure
until windows installation was finish.have a nice day don't forget to rate me please.thank you
Now that you have installed ubuntu which is linux did you make your pc able to do dual boot. It is possible you have overwriten some important files like master boot record while doing ubuntu installation. Most times blinking cursor means no hard drive or operating system. you can try poping in XP cd and try to do recovery if you have it. Also easiest would be if you could boot into safe mode and try to fix the issue by replacing missing or corrupt files.
You had "Floppy disk seek failure" per your comment. Therefore this is not a problem with your hardisk. Your BIOS was configured boot up from Floppy that was why when you booted up it was looking for info from the Floppy, so if it could not find, it was sure to report to you. Just pop something out of your Floppy then you should be OK. Cheer.
Turn the computer's power on.
Immediately put the original Windows XP CD into the drive.
Tell the computer to boot from the CD (not from the hard-drive).
Does it start to boot from the CD?
Do you get as far as the "repair/install" boot-screen?
If so, your basic hardware is OK, and turn your computer off,
rather than choosing "repair" or "install".
Then, it's probably either the hard-drive that is failing,
or the installed copy of Windows XP is fuddle-duddle-ucked up, so that it cannot finish the "Windows startup" processing.
Open your system and fix any cable inside the system, maybe gor a loss connection. i guess that hard drive not detected. so fix it. please tell me what happen next i will surely give you more solution in it.
do not rate me if this not solve the problem.
at last remove and clean the memory fit it exactly to the slot.