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Black screen with blinking cursor frozen at very start of startup

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by denno020, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. denno020

    denno020 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I've been searching around for someone with my problem, however the things I find don't seem to be exactly the same...

    Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the screen will turn on as usual, and there is like a cursor that blinks in the top left corner of the screen, again, as usual. However, it will sometimes stop, and stay on this screen for upwards of a minute or more. The laptop sounds like it's still working, as the fan is going pretty fast and everything sounds like it's spinning, however it doesn't show anything on the screen. After around the minute duration, the screen will go black and the normal boot up process is proceeded with.
    From what I've read of other people, they can't even get past this screen, which is why I think my problem is slightly different, or the same, just not as severe. Does my problem also sound like it's the MBR, as indicated by other people's questions on the Internet?

    If so, is there any easy way to repair it without having to use a windows 7 disc, as I have a laptop and didn't get a disc with it...

    Thanks
    Denno
     
  2. mel8again

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    If you go to Backup and Restore in Control Panel you can Create a system repair disc. You can then use it to start up and try a repair. You may have to do the same MBR several times before it works.
     
  3. denno020

    denno020 Thread Starter

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    ok thanks mate. I will try that.

    Denno
     
  4. mel8again

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    Your welcome. Come back and update us.
     
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