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HELP! Blinking underscore, black screen! Will not boot or safe mode.

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#1 att50


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:15 PM

Hello Bleeping computer,
I was surfing the web one day and all of a sudden my computer restarts. Now, I'm forever stuck with a blinking underscore and a black screen every time I boot my computer. I've tried to run in safe mode, but no luck after endless restarts and spamming f8.
I found a very similar post and it proved to give me lots of hope. 
I'm trying to fix my unbootable dell laptop, using a Mac laptop. After many hours, I was able to download a windows 7 install iso and able to make it bootable on my flash drive. I'm currently able to go to system repair and run command prompt. I've tried system restore, but still get the blinking underscore. 
I followed the instructions from the post above, and I have ran farbar recovery scan tool.
Please HELP! I'm lost =( Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!

Edited by Queen-Evie, 08 December 2014 - 09:11 PM.
deleted FRST log which is allowed only in Malware Removal Logs.

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#2 att50

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:20 PM

Fixed with this solution.





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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for letting us know, happy computing :).



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