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Blank Screen Blinking Dash! Help!

By Badbrad
Feb 18, 2008
  1. I've read around the forums and have noticed that others have had this problem. Unfortunately my problems a tad bit different. When i boot up the computer it shows me the BIOS screen but when i press F1 it just goes on the a blank screen with a blinking dash. If i don't press anything i go to a blinking dash.

    Specs:
    Compac desktop
    180 Gb
    512mb
     
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Try hitting F10, Delete, or F8. Unless F1 is what is shown to go into BIOS setup, try those.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well not a Windows fault, as Windows has not even started to load.

    Please try another monitor and confirm the Video plug securely screwed in.

    Also, are you plugging in the monitor to an addon video card, or to the motherboard video card? (ie is this a AGP or PCI-Express video card-inside your computer)

    Another option is to reset CMOS, you will need to refer to your computers manual, to find where the reset jumper on the motherboard is.
     
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