My dell inspiron 537 has a black screen with a cursor in left hand corner

Hello,
My dell inspiron 537 decided to completely stop working it has a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the left corner Alls I wanna do is get into the start up menu only options I get are f2 and f12 which are useless. Please help
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  1. rjhubble said:
    Hello,
    My dell inspiron 537 decided to completely stop working it has a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the left corner Alls I wanna do is get into the start up menu only options I get are f2 and f12 which are useless. Please help



    Hope you have your Windows CD ! Black screen/blinking cursor normally means system corrupted:
    •Master boot record
    •Partition tables
    •Boot sector
    •NTLDR file


    Here is Microsoft Article: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503
  2. or it means no hard drive is being detected--does the bios see your hard drive?
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