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#1 stantech

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:52 AM

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista that boots to a black screen with cursor in normal and safe modes. I disconnected all peripherals. I tried the recovery disk and it could not repair. I tried to run a restore and it said no restore points available. the video seems to work when booted to the system disk and safe mode with command prompt. would appreciate any help

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#2 Allan

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

#3 stantech

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

Can't think of anything.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

Can you boot to BIOS settings and check if your hard drive is detected? Look for loading default settings then save and exit.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:49 AM

Boot to the Vista cd and try the startup repair options.




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