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Old 09-08-2005, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a small emergency crisis at my house, I dont have a computer, so I decided to build one from spare parts. It has a 750mhz AMD processor, 512 ram(2x256), and an 80GB Hitachi harddrive. Windows XP is on the harddrive. There is a Radeon 9250 video card in it. All I get when I turn it on is a black screen. No cursor flashing nothing. Where do I go from here?

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Old 09-08-2005, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any ideas? These are compaq presario parts. Shouldnt it fire up since the hd already has everything on it?

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Old 09-08-2005, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think you will have to reformat. can you get into the bios?
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If its just a black screen that says to me graphics card, its either dead or not installed correctly. Take out the card and reinstall it, reseat the card make sure its in all the way.
You will have to reinstall Windows if the motherboard has changed.
When you installed Windows on that hard drive was it with the motherboard you are trying to use now?
If not reinstall Windows. After you get past that black screen issue.
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