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Ok i went on vacation for a month and when i came back my xp computer (service pack 3) wouldn't start, 2 green lights 2 and 4 would appear and the drive trays would open but nothing else. When i got it on it froze and I had to shut it down using the porwer button. Help please.

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  • Terrence Hyden May 11, 2010

    what was the light code again ?

    should be 4 lights total

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If the diagnostic lights 2 4 are lit up it indicates a Video Subsystem configuration failure.Please click on the link for
step by step wizard for troubleshooting this issue.

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