Sudden Computer Failure

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rakadisciple

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I have a second computer that I have used for a long time with no problems at all. I was srunning vista on it and all was well. One day I was having a problem with my sound and I couldnt hear anything. I shut it down, and when I tried to start it back up all I got was the blinking cursor in the beginning ( not the I beam, but the _ ) Nothing can be done with the computer as of now since I cant even run dos.
Any help would be much appreciated.
 

rakadisciple

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Its an HP with an Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 1G ram, Running Vista Premium (or maybe Home Edition) Just to give you a little background
 
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Other than the blinking cursor, you see nothing else? If that's the case it could be video card or power supply.
 
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yea sorry i was on a friends account when first posting. but yes as you stated all i get is the blinking cursor. what do you suggest i do regarding the power supply or video card?
 
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Really all you can do is reseat the video card if it's agp or pci, might as well reseat ram and all plugs and cables while you are at it. If that doesn't work try another psu and then another video card is all you can do. It could also be a case of using a "can of air" to blow out any "crud" inside as well.
 
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