I have a notebook made by a Chinese company called Founder. It's five years old and has performed wonderfully up until now. I tried to install Debian on the system and all was working fine until the system completely froze; so i reset it. Upon reboot, all that I saw was the pre-bios splash screen and nothing after that. I rebooted again and this time the screen was completely black. The dvd-rom works fine and i opened up the computer and could not detect anything unusual - the CPU and RAM was getting warm so they are working. I plugged a monitor into the laptop and it was black as well so the screen is fine. I do hear the hard disk making a clicking sound that I'm not sure is characterisitic of notebook HDs. I'm pretty sure the bios isn't loading; so, is the problem with the HD or the motherboard?
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3/1/06 at 10:37pm