So I'm pretty new to this forum, don't know if this is a flame-worthy topic or too OT for the OT room... I bought my Macbook Air after my already aged Win 7 PC started Blue Screening and freezing randomly... Now that I have something secure that I've replaced it with, I'm interested in looking into the feasibility of fixing/using that PC as a living room Netflix machine. I feel like I may have one or more major hardware issues, as the blue screening has been replaced with: -Boots directly to a flashing cursor (no Bios screen, and can't access by pressing F-whatever) -Only outputs video at all if I hold the power button down for 30 seconds prior to turning the machine (unplugged) -Boots the first few seconds of an install disc for Ubuntu, but then switches to flashy cursor mode again So I'm thinking it might be the motherboard, as no Bios is visible... But then wouldn't it not know to access the CD when I try to install Ubuntu? Or is this sounding more HD oriented? It's a five year old Compaq desktop with an ancient spec motherboard and some sort of old AMD processor, but I'd rather make it somewhat useful than see it go to waste. Thanks for any help.