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My computer will not boot up, but i get a blinking cursor in the top left corner. i don't know what to do. i just need a computer, i don't care about the information i'll lost.

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What errors do you get? Did you happen to mess around with the boot order lately (if you're not sure what that is then you probably didn't). If you have a floppy drive, check to see if there's a disk in there, if there is, remove it - same with the CD-ROM drive. When starting your computer, do you notice if it recognizes your hard drive? It should say something like Primary Master: xxGB xxxxxxxx HDD (might say WD\Western Digital\Seagate\Maxtor in there somewhere too and IDE\SATA) if it does recognize the hard drive in one of the first screens that pop up when you start your computer.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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You can do a clean install. put in your windows xp cd and boot from the cd. follow the installation wizard. ask if you have any issues

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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