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Let me start off by saying that I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum and please feel free to move it for me if it is

Here is the deal, I purchased an old dell latitude laptop (5 years old) added ram and a new hard drive,

Installed xp and started to install the video driver...

The computer after the install a minute or so later just restarted...

after the bios there was no display, I tried to remove memory with no luck, put in a different stick and still no luck.

So i figured it might be a bad drive... I inserted my xp cd and guess what! after the one time boot options and i select the cd drive there is no display!

Now I'm pretty tech savy but this problem has me perplexed, What am i missing?

Hope you guys can help me!

Best Regards,
Francisco
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Can you get to BIOS?
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Thanks for your prompt reply,

I can get to the bios or anything (boot menu) but when i try to get to the xp disc, the xp install or anything of the like there is nothing.
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Look around BIOS. See what's the on-board video status. Maybe someone had a video card, which was removed, and on-board video is disabled.
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It's a laptop and as I mentioned before, it was working for a while and was running windows xp fine.

Any other ideas? thanks so much for your help so far though :)

Best Regards,
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It's a laptop and as I mentioned before

Ooops...sorry...

I inserted my xp cd and guess what! after the one time boot options and i select the cd drive there is no display!

Does it happen when you're booting from the CD?

Edited by Broni, 27 January 2009 - 06:47 PM.

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