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Dell 1525 Will Not Boot Pass Dell Logo

Last response: in Windows Vista
February 12, 2013 6:22:05 PM

I have a Dell 1525 laptop. It will not boot pass the log screen. I tried using an external monitor and I get black screen with the white cursor (same as laptop screen). I have tried using last know good configuration and it started to boot but went black again. I cannot boot from the safe mode either. I also tried to boot from the cd and do a repair but that option says there is nothing wrong. What else can I try?
February 16, 2013 8:26:20 PM

The blinking cursor at boot means that the system can't find the boot sector of the hard-drive. Go into the BIOS and make sure the hard-drive is the first device in the boot order. If that does not fix it, you can boot to the disk, and at the command prompt do a "fixboot" command.