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I just started reformatting, and reinstalling windows xp home edition, it got to the restart step, when it restarted, it began to boot up, but as soon as a screen popped up, (lucky me) my computer lost power. now when i turn it on, it stays at a black screen, and does NOTHING at all.

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I can turn it on with the boot disk in or out, but still the same thing.

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So, you are saying that you get absolutely nothing on screen? Including the bios boot screen(s)?

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1. take out the battery and disconnect from power
2. let it stand for 30 minutes to make absolutely sure it is drained from all power
3. reset the motherboard with the jumper
4. unplug all cards and replug them
5. enter bios settings and change pc to boot from cd then hd
6. restart and reformat from the cd drive

let us know
barry

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> I can turn it on with the boot disk in or out, but still the same thing.
What, no "press a key to enter BIOS"?
Where presumably, you would change the boot device to be your CD.

Seems more like your machine got fried in the power cut, rather than just developing a bit of amnesia over what it was doing most recently.

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The hard reset did it. i wish i would have remembered that i could do that. lol. motherboard being removed, and replaced, is what i believe saved it. thanks all.

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