So I just put my new PC together, turned it on and loaded in the XP CD. It asked me if I wanted to install XP, if yes press F7. So I did and nothing happened. I hit it a few more times and still nothing happened. The other option was to cancel press exc. so I did and then the computer rebooted and nothing showed up on the screen. I've restarted it. Completely shut it down. Pulled the power. Still I get nothing on the screen. It flashes a bit when I turn the computer on by it's like nothing is going to it. Just 5 minutes ago it was working so I’m confused as hell.. Anyone have any ideas on what’s wrong and how to fix it? Thanks
OK - you're through the startup POST, but I'm very curious about that F7 prompt. All that should happen is that the system should offer to install the software - unless there is already a versionof the software in place in which case it should ask where you want to install the OS. PLease confirm that you do not have an existing installation on your Hard Disk, and that the BIOS is seeing your hard disk.