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My computer turns on but goes to a blank screen with a blinking space holder like it is waiting for command but none of the buttons or cusors respond

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Hard drive is not working correctly. try rebooting and tap f8. see if that helps. If you can get it go to My computer, go to your c drive right click, select properties and select in the tools tab to check disk. select both options to check and restart machine. if that does not work then you have an error with the disk or arm on the hard drive and it will have to be replaced and reloaded with your software.

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