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Black screen with mouse only

My Dell inspiron 1525 loads normally with the Vista but when the desktop would appear all I have is a black screen with a mouse. Hitting keys dose nothing. The hardware checked out fine and restore points don't work.
Any suggentions besides complete reinstallation?

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  • clkrolczyk Jan 10, 2009

    I have a Dell D610 with XP as the OS. Not sure what has happened. When Windows tries load I see the Windows logo and the loading bar. Then just when you think XP login screen will appear the screen goes Black with just the Mouse Cursor. I can move the mouse cursor around, but there is nothing to click on. I tried to reboot in Safe Mode. Same thing, Black sreen with Safe Mode in all four corners and the Mouse cursor. I ran a system check in the F8 screen. I found 3 error Codes. What do they mean? Error Code 0F00.0244, 0F00.1344, and 0F00.1A44. What has happened? Please Help... :(

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There are several things which might resolve your problem.

attempt to get into safe mode (with f 8 at boot), and check device manager for problem devices.

insert the vista disk and boot, and attempt to "repair" windows, the boot sector particularly. there is usually a "repair" utility on windows disks which allows you to fix problems without completely reinstalling windows.

your computer may be infected by a virus. if you can get into safe mode, try a virus scanner called "avast" if that doesnt work, try "malwarebytes" or "combofix". these can be found by doing a quick google searc, just make sure you download them from reputable sites. you may have to use a seperate comoputer to download the programs.

if you cannot get into safemode, try the same anti-virus software suites, from a different computer, with your hard drive installed in that system as a "secondary" drive. if this is a laptop hard drive, laptop to desktop hard drive adapters can be purchased for around $20.

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