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Dell N5010 screen problem on startup

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November 10, 2012 11:32:24 AM

Hello,
I have a problem starting my Dell N5010. As soon as the blue screen appears the screen just keeps flashing continually and seems to go into a loop - trying to load. I can get into safe mode and the screen is fine. Is it a graphics problem?
November 10, 2012 11:50:08 AM

I've seen this sort of thing being caused by a failing hard drive. The laptop may have a self-diagnostics option under F12 at bootup, this may help you detect problems.
November 20, 2012 3:13:14 AM

Thanks. I thought I might be able to find a way to fix it myself but I've given it to someone else to have a look at. I really haven't been at all happy with that computer since I bought it. Don't think I will go with Dell again.
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