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Black Screen w/ Red Square?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by scoutsanford, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. scoutsanford

    scoutsanford Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2011

    This is my first post, so forgive me for any lack of information. I am running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 on a Dell Inspiron 530. We had a power surge while the computer was running, and Vista will not start up. I tried F8, F10, and F11, but only one outcome occurred: a black screen with a small red rectangle near the top-right and an "!" directly to the right of the square. Also, there was an arrow pointed down at the bottom of the screen. I am a huge noob, so step-by-step instructions will be appreciated.

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