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  1. #1

    Exclamation White blinking line...nothing else.

    Hey guys,

    I have the following old system that i want to set up as a web browsing machine.

    AMD Sempron 2800+ 2Ghz,A7V8X-LA motherboard,1.25Gb PC3200 Ram,120Gb IDE hard drive,ATI 9600 Pro 256mb graphics card.

    Now i seem to be having the same issue with Ubuntu and i also tried Linux Mint.

    Both installed fine,but when i boot the fresh install for the first time from the hard drive all i get is a black screen with a blinking white line at the top and nothing more...does not boot to desktop.

    I taken out the 9600 pro graphics card as i thought maybe that was causing an issue...still the same.

    totally lost,Appreciate any help guys.


  2. #2
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    Dec 2011
    Turtle Island West
    When was the last time you saw this machine boot anything other than a cd?

    It sounds to me like it's not even getting into the boot process on the hard drive. Perhaps the drive is hooped.

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