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07 Dec 2012   #1
Morzie

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won't get past first post

My computer has been getting stuck when it starts up on the black screen with the "_" in the top left, this started when I changed the graphics options in BIOS to switchable graphics mode, I have opened my laptop and removed the small round battery for 30 secs and then turned it on for it to just restart 3 times then return to the black screen, any help?


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07 Dec 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Morzie View Post
My computer has been getting stuck when it starts up on the black screen with the "_" in the top left, this started when I changed the graphics options in BIOS to switchable graphics mode, I have opened my laptop and removed the small round battery for 30 secs and then turned it on for it to just restart 3 times then return to the black screen, any help?
Don't understand you. Did it restart 3 times so booted succesfully?
What is "switchable graphics mode"?

You removed the battery so bios settings are default now. Hope defaults work on computer... most of the time it does.

You get a black screen with text cursor on top left... is it blinking? Does it appear before bios, so you cant even change bios settings?
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07 Dec 2012   #3
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07 Dec 2012   #4
Morzie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

By restart 3 times I mean it turn on, then off three times in about 5 seconds with out the screen even turning on, and the line does not blink and it does it before BIOS
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07 Dec 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Morzie View Post
By restart 3 times I mean it turn on, then off three times in about 5 seconds with out the screen even turning on, and the line does not blink and it does it before BIOS
So it powered on/off three times in a row fully automatically whitout anything on screen. Then it only put a non blinking text cursor in top left of screen. It stays there forever.

How do you know it did power off/on .. you don't see anything on screen!! Did it beep all the time?
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07 Dec 2012   #6
Morzie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The power light on the power button turn on and off 3 three times
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07 Dec 2012   #7
ICIT2LOL

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Morzie some system specs might be handy here mate please.
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07 Dec 2012   #8
Morzie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't know the specs but its an acer aspire 5755G
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07 Dec 2012   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Morzie has this machine ever booted properly? If it has have you got any data on the drive cos one option would be to do a factory default.

If you haven't got much to lose then you could try that - on power up tap the F10 key it will go to the factory recovery partition. If a straight F10 does not do that try Alt+F10. But that depends on the amount you have already done on it mate.
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08 Dec 2012   #10
Morzie

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It has booted properly but It won't even get to BIOS to press f10
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