I have an older gateway PC at home, that for some reason doesn't work anymore. The computer has worked for more then 3 years before we got it in 2005 it broke in 2006 and i haven't touched it. Recently i have been locked out of my main computer by the system administrator Aka my parents.I wanted to reinstall an operating system on it I got a cd copy of Linux and tryed to install it but even though the cd loads to the first screen.the one that lists the options of what you can do including installing the Os but when i select the install option it goes through the motions of installing only to end up on a black screen with the little white blinking bar in the upper left hand corner. Can someone help me out?
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