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I have a laptop that when you turn it on the screen is black with a cursur blink

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March 20, 2012 3:35:54 PM

i am running widows 7, it is a dell laptop any help would be great

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March 20, 2012 3:44:32 PM

after you cut it on, or reboot it, the screen goes to booting up screen, then after that is goes black with a cursur blinking in top left corner and you cant do anything. When you press the keys it makes a beeping noise
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March 20, 2012 3:47:06 PM

try booting in safe mode it sounds like a video driver issue
when past the bios screen press f8
if it lets you boot into the desktop go to control panel and uinstall the drivers
restart and install the newest drivers (intel,amd,nvidia)
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March 20, 2012 3:49:29 PM

need more info... does it show dell post (dell logo) sceen... what are your led lights displaying, is the disk led light blinking, solid, off(if off your hdd maybe defective)? If you get dell post screen enter your bios check if it recognize hhd, mem, etc.
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March 20, 2012 4:02:11 PM

you get the dell screen and after that nothing but black screen with blinking cursor, i can f12 and get that screen but i dont know what to do after that
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March 20, 2012 4:20:39 PM

This happens to my Dell once in a while. Happens most often when I am hooked to an alternate display and I close the lid suspending the system, then re-opening without the alternate display hooked up. I force off (hold power button), reboot and then it resumes. Sometimes I just access the bios, dont change anything then exit and it will resume from when the lid was closed. Today when it happened Win 7 reported the audio driver failed to initialize but the troubleshooter took care of that.
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March 20, 2012 4:25:25 PM

if you press F12 it goes to boot option... from there you can run a diagnostic, it will check your mem, hhd, video, and cpu.
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