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Windows 7: Wont start: blinks with Black Screen


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#1 jake21

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:04 AM

Turned on the Dell this morning....would not load windows. All I get is a black screen. I tested monitor, and it is ok. I can hold the start button in for about 10 seconds, and the computer has a rush of fan, then blinks and goes to 3 green lights across the front, but will not shut off. . I tried putting a WINDOWS 7 REPAIR CD in the tray and boot, but still will not go to windows....just a black screen, The only way to get the computer to shut down is to physically unplug. The lights are on the front panel, and the power button is also on... and only go off with it unplugged..

 

After I unplug the computer, wait for about 5 minutes and restart.....it blinks the CD drive, and goes to the 3 green lights on the front and wont start just freezes with the green lights on front.

Where to start?


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:54 PM

Are you saying that you can boot from a CD/DVD?  If so, try these free bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:08 PM

Thank you...I removed the memory, and re-arranged and VOILA....it powered right up. Not sure why this would make any difference, maybe one of the memory sticks became loose,etc. Do you see any explanation for this?



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:38 PM

Did you run the memory diagnostic?  If everything passed, then it was just likely that somehow the sticks and/or slots got loose or dirty


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

Yes, the memory passed ok....I cleaned the slots and blew air on the inside. thanks






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