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Solved: Black screen & Blinking dash on Startup

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Blop37, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. Blop37

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    I have a Sony Vaio laptop with an upgrade to windows 7 from vista. Yesterday my computer was really slow so I reset it to try and speed it up. I got passed the Vaio screen but then came the black screen with the blinking dash on the top right corner. The only thing I can enter is BIOS with F2 nothing else works. I can't enter safe mode or anything else. I've tried a few things, but nothing works.

    1. Reseting default values in BIOS
    2. Removing everything but internal Hard Drive in boot menu.

    I have a windows & start up disc

    3. Ran Startup Repair: Says couldn't detect a problem if recently attached device then remove it. ( Nothings Connected)
    4. System restore ( was successfull but still no go)
    5. Ran chkdsk & chkdsk/r from command prompt option

    I also contacted Sony Support and with the 15 minutes alotted

    6. Reseated memory

    I just want to be able to get into the computer one more time so I can transfer my music and some other important files to my External Hard Drive. Please HELP!!! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Try doing a 'chkdsk /f'

    I am thinking it can be weak sectors on the HD.

    Then do a Startup Repair again.
     
  3. Blop37

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    Did the chkdsk /f and Startup Repair again and still not getting past the black screen.
     
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  5. Blop37

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    I'm downloading it now. Will it boot on start up like the install CD?
     
  6. Blop37

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    It gives me an error:

    Disk error 80, AX = 42F6, drive 9F

    Boot faild: press a key to retry...

    I tried again and it didn't work. I burned it with DVD Decrypter, could that be the problem?
     
  7. Blop37

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    It only downloaded 101Mb of the 319Mb. I think that's why it's not booting up. I'm going to try downloading it again.
     
  8. Blop37

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    Ran the anti-virus program. found 2 viruses and they were deleted. I forgot to write down the virus though. Hope that wasn't too important. Still get the black screen though.
     
  9. Blop37

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    I got this from another forum and it worked great.

    I had this happen a week ago after using the first Hazar loader on my HP dv7-1104tx [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]notebook[/COLOR][/COLOR].
    I could boot from my DVD so went to a cmd prompt and used these two commands:

    BootRec.exe /fixmbr

    BootRec.exe /FixBoot

    I re-booted and back came my BCD menu.

    Hope this helps anyone that's looking for a solution.

    Thank you lunarlander for your help it's much appreciated.
     
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