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Please help. Stein's posting on how to reformat a hard drive was most helpful. I was able to complete it and install windows XP.

Immediately after light use, the computer froze and I did a hard shut down. Now when I turn the computer on, the monitor displays nothing. I plugged the monitor into my laptop and it is working fine.

Any ideas? Thanks for your advise.

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So your monitor is fine. Your format / reinstall process is fine.

Does your PC work when you turn it on? Does it give some beeps if it fails to boot up?

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So your monitor is fine. Your format / reinstall process is fine.

Does your PC work when you turn it on? Does it give some beeps if it fails to boot up?


-> Yes it looks like it is working. I was thinking that I lost the monitor driver.

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Mmm... lessee, when you start it from cold you hear the hdd spin up... its drive light flash intermittently, but no visible sign of a POST process? Not the hdd then... could be your RAM though... do you have two RAM modules - try unplugging one/swapping. Do you have a separate video card installed, or are you plugging the monitor into the mb socket?

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