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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Beardedscot81, Nov 14, 2018.

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  1. Beardedscot81

    Beardedscot81 Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I'm new to computer tech, and just hoped that there was someone who could assist me in my dilemma,

    My dell PC harddrive is working fine but all I'm getting on my monitor is a black screen with a flashing white bar in the top left corner,
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Beardedscot81, and welcome to TSG.

    Make causes you to be so sure your computer's hard drive is working fine?

    Am I safe to assume that your computer was working OK and now you only get the black screen with a blinking cursor (white bar)?

    Does anything appear on the screen before the blinking cursor when you first turn on the computer?

    What activity do you observe when you first turn on the computer? Internal self-test beeps? Keyboard LEDs blink on? Do fans start spinning?

    Are you able to get into the BIOS settings on power up?

    What is the full model number of your computer?
     
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