Screen has lines on it inspiron 8500

September 21, 2011 at 18:42:18
Specs: Windows XP
I WAS ABLE TO GO TO BIOS AND STArted loading win xp screen came on with dell logo and then lines came on screen and i tapped computer and screen went blank. i also wanted to just put my hd from my other 8500 which is exactly the same. do i have to install win xp on the computer before changing the hd or does my old hd have win xp on it?

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September 22, 2011 at 20:44:19
normally if the computers are of same config, xp should boot up. Yes, ofcourse it might come up for re activation due to hardware changes .Try booting in safe mnode and see if it works.

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