Pc Not Booting

  2Xtreme_lives 19:30 10 Sep 06
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I got a compaq pc second hand, it loads up the logo Compaq but then nothing loads

any ideas?

  STREETWORK 19:31 10 Sep 06

Is there an operating system installed??...

  terryf 19:32 10 Sep 06

Try booting from a windows cd and see what messages you get

  2Xtreme_lives 19:33 10 Sep 06

not sure, if there is one it would be corrupted

can anything else cause this?

  STREETWORK 19:34 10 Sep 06

As T says have you got a windows disk, if so place it in and reboot...

  2Xtreme_lives 19:36 10 Sep 06

ok cheers i will try that if not any more ideas

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:36 10 Sep 06

If no op system then you should get error message "No opsystem inset a bootable diskette" or simular

If HDD corrup the allsorts of other mesges or it could reboot over and over.

Any error messages?

  2Xtreme_lives 19:38 10 Sep 06

no just a blank screen

  2Xtreme_lives 19:38 10 Sep 06

no just a blank screen

  terryf 19:39 10 Sep 06

Putting in a windows disk will detect if there is existing os

  2Xtreme_lives 19:41 10 Sep 06

ok cheers get back to u soon

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