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DJLe

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My Laptop starts up by showing the COMPAQ then goes to a black screen with a Blinking Dash. Then nothing happens. I had it sit like that for 5 hours and nothing happened. So how can i get into my windows 98? How do i restart this computer?
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can you get into bios? usually by pressing f2 or del to get into the setup options
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will the computer start in safe mode
When the computer boots hold down the CTRl key does this give you a choice to choose safe mode if yes pick that.
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I can't get into anything, It Shows the COMPAQ Name then goes strait to a Black Screen with a Blinking Dash at the Upper Left. Nothing works. I can't type anything o rdo anything. I tried to get into Safe Mode and Nothing.
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when that compaq screen comes up press del or f2 a few times...that should get you to the bios setup screen
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