Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:05 AM
Hi sweeney.172, and welcome to BleepingComputer.
Do you bet any beeps when it tries to fire up?
Do you see anything on the monitor when you try to start it?
Do you have the installation disc for the operating system? If you do see if you can get the computer to boot from it. You may need to enter the BIOS and change the CD-ROM the first device in the boot order. If it boots the there is either a problem with the hdd or the OS. To determine if it's the hdd you can open the case and find out who the manufacturer is, you can then go to their web site and download their diagnostic tool. You will be able to boot from this disc to run the test.
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