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Boot Faliure - flashing cursor - windows xp wont load

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shahdad, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. Shahdad

    Shahdad Thread Starter

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    HI,

    I have a Dell d410 laptop and now when I start the computer windows dos on load. It goes through bios and then a it hangs at the next screen with a flashing cursor.

    I have powered off and on several times and nothing.

    I've tried taking out the hard drive and putting in back in.

    I also placed the computer and hard drive separately in the freezer

    sometimes when I turn it on instead of the flashing cursor I get funny symbols...that look something like this:

    picture of a heart, FA then a picture of a happy face and a few other letters, follow by the flashing cursor


    any ideas/ help would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks,

    ps. my luck the warranty ended 2 months ago
     
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