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computer screen is black with a blinking curser

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by fudgee, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. fudgee

    fudgee Member

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    hi everybody i have a acer aspire 5100 and it is equipted with vista and when i start up my computer the screen turns black with a flashing white curser in the upper left hand corner. Can anybody give me any insight on how to get rid of that?
     
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    What does the cursor look like? I had an Acer and whenever I had problems I would unplug it and plug it back in after a min and it would work fine. You could try that.
     
  3. fudgee

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    its a small white curser, it is a laptop and i tried unpluging it i even took the battery out for about 20 minutes
     
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    Try to boot in Safe Mode.
     
  5. fudgee

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    exactly how would i boot in safe mode, i press f2 and it brings me to the bios setup but theres nothing there about safe mode just the boot priority order
     
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    i forgot to say that tring to press f8 doesnt work onl f2
     
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    sounds like either vista is messed up or your hd has problems. does the bios see the hd?
     
  8. fudgee

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    im pretty sure under info and boot it list the hard drive
     

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