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Blank Screen With Flashing Cursor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mikesig7, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. mikesig7

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    I am helping my cousin with her computer and when she brought it to me there was a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. It is a HP Pavillion with AMD Turion 64X2 processor and looks to have dual HD's.

    I can access the bios and tried booting from a boot disk with no luck. I also tried disabiling the sleep C4 also.

    I took the hard drive out and put it into a USB sleeve and it is in the process of starting vista (it has been hung up for a few hours).

    Any thoughts on what this could be? mobo?

    Oh, i also ran the bios test on the HDD and the memory and they came back ok.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    Oh...and I just rebooted the computer because it stalled for so long and it now has a black screen with "Err1Err3" instead of a blank cursor.

    I thought it was a HDD problem, but i plugged it into my other computer via a USB sleeve and i can see all of the files ok.
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    Try running chkdsk /r on the drive from the computer you can see it from.

    If you can reach the 'recovery enviornment' in Vista, try running the bootrec command and /fixmbr

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
     
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