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Windows 7: Black screen with cursor - Laptop

12 Oct 2012   #1

32 bit
Black screen with cursor - Laptop

I'm trying to load a system recovery disk, however I'm getting a black screen with a cursor.

I've selected the CD/DVD to be first in the BIOS.

I'm having to format my HD, because the laptop would load to a black screen with a cursor.


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12 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit


Go through this, see if it helps:
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:
Disk Check

Hard drive test both short and long with:
SeaTools for Windows

Also the DOS version of:
SeaTools for DOS

You may also go through these
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

and these
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools
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