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Gateway M305CRV screen black after XP Pro install attempt

My laptop was working fine. I wanted to install XP Pro. I deleted the partition and started the install. halfway through the install the screen went black . now the computer wont boot up. no fan sound no HD sound. Just a black screen.I tried to connect a external monitor and it is also black screen.

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