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Windows 7: black screen, blinking cursor @ clean install

16 May 2010   #11


Now run the maker's HD diagnostics/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Do you have the latest BIOS version update from your computer or mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model?

What is your SATA controller setting? Try AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Can you default to onboard graphics mobo chip? If not, reseat and replug your graphics card. Check for newer driver in optional Windows Updates and on maker's Support downloads webpage for the model.

Change out your video card to try install.

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