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Dell Inspiron 1525 stays black

When I log in my password, the screen stays black. The cursor is still showing. I am hit f8 at when I turn on computer to click the problem but no luck. Help!!

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  • flipflopper7 Oct 22, 2008

    I am still having the same problem, the express test reported no problems. Now I am working on the Vista program for memory problems.So far, I am having the same results. Is Vista still this bad? Mojave lied....

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    When I turn on computer there is only a black screen and a cursor



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Do you have any CD’s that came with your laptop? If so, look for one that has “Diagnostics and utilities” listed under the “Contents”. You will have to boot from that CD disk. To do this, power on your laptop and tap the <F12> key to bring you to the “One time boot menu”. Insert the CD and then select CD/DVD drive and hit <Enter> key. Select the “Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics”. Next select the “Express Test” and see if any errors are detected. If no errors are reported, then your operating system software is probably the culprit.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • Walter H Boehm Oct 22, 2008

    Actually Vista has improved by leaps and bounds since it was first released. Even XP had it’s problems when it was first released, ( XP has a service pack 3 out now). If your laptop is under warranty, try calling Dell.

    One last thing you might try is to perform an automatic Vista repair by booting from your Vista re-installation DVD.

    1) Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer

    2) Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    3) Click Repair your computer.

    4) Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    5) In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

    6) Restart the computer.

    Hope this helps.

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