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    Default i have no idea how to get computer back on

    Ok sorry about last post, i'll tell you what i know.
    Ok i was on my computer, all is good. Just on the internet, not slow or doing anything weird. I click on itunes, would not come up which happens sometimes. Restarted it.
    It reloads and stuff, but right when it is about to come on it just goes to this blank black screen with a dash(-) in it
    I have tried all the safe mode
    Its a desktop
    HP pavillion a16 204
    It is about 3 or 4yrs old
    It makes a normal noise, nothing weird really
    but it does make i guess sounds like a person snoring?
    And its a microsoft media center addition
    and like the blank screen will come on for like 15min, then pretty much just restart and go back to the blank screen..?
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    Could be a number of things, from windows failure to hardware failure. More info please, operating system (XP, etc) make and model of PC, strange noises or beeping on start up. Have you tried going in to Safe Mode?


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    Please read the link in my signature giving us information needed to assist you.

    Have you got the Operating System CD in your possession?

    Post back with as much information as possible.

    best regards,

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    re-did it ; )

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    and its a microsoft px media center??

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    Just as a shot in the dark, make sure there are no disks in the drive (Floppy, CD, DVD) and disconnect any USB devices.

    If the situation does not change, what do you mean by "I have tried all the safe mode"? What exactly have you tried? do you get a Safe Mode options screen?
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    whats the ubs?
    and yes i get the safe mode screen and everything, the windows loading too.
    The blank screen is on for about 15min then just starts to reload again. Does it every time. And i have taken the cd out too.

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    USB is a connection commonly used for connecting Printers, webcams and other hardware such as Harddrives(external) etc.

    Can you get to the desktop in safe mode? If so, Try a system restore back to a point before this was a problem. Do you need instructions?
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