Greetings. Re: Windows 7 Pro reinstall.
I was having a lot of problems with my computer so I planned to do a wipe and reinstall my operating system. I bought a DBAN disc and succeeded in doing a clean wipe of my hard drive which is new about 6 months ago. My computer came with Vista Business so my plan was to reinstall the Vista and the upgrade with the Windows 7 Pro. I reinstalled the Vista Business with no problems and went on the use the Windows 7 Pro. Everything went OK past the downloading of all the programs and files and it looked like smooth sailing. At one of the restarts, the Dell symbol came on and the the colored logo and then it went off to the not so black screen. There was a note in the beginning of the reinstall telling me that it could take as long as 8 hours to complete, so I was prepared to wait. As I sat there waiting, I went through two restarts about 15 minutes apart that ended up again with that not so black screen. I let it sit for about an hour and nothing more happened. Having done a reinstallation of the Windows 7 Pro without doing a wipe a couple of times, it seemed to me that there is a problem somewhere and is the reason I am writing here. Note: I think I should explain using the term "not so black" in reference to the screen. On a couple of occasions I restarted the unit by hitting button to shut if off and as I did that I noticed that here was a slight blink on the monitor as if there was "some light" on it. Actually, on one occasion, I just left the computer and put the room light out an noticed that in the not so black condition, the screen has a faint glow. Thanks for any input.