Well here's my situation: My friend gave me an old Dell OptiPlex G1 computer with a 450Mhz Intel Pentium III processor, with 64MB of memory, and about a 20GB hard drive. It had Windows 98 on there originally, but I wanted to whipe it clean and start fresh for myself. So I found my Windows 98 Cd and I decided to turn on the computer so I could do what you would go about doing when installing a operating system. I have everything hooked up correctly (the only thing I have is a keyboard, mouse, and monitor hooked up to it). I turn the system on, but the monitor's ON/OFF light is orange, and i get a message on the screen with "Please check input" or whatever. I tried wiggling the wire, but still I get nothing. I've tried to restart several times last night, and a few tries at it again today after school. The hard drive's activity light flahses about a few times seconds after I press the power button, but I get no display, and the monitor's light stays orange. The computer is on, but there's no hard drive actitivy either. The hard drive can't be dead because it's obviously turning on.
Does anyone know what to do? Thanks for your time.
Edited by johnnyxxxcakes, 24 September 2008 - 10:06 PM.