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What does a blinking cursor in upper left corner of a black screen "at power on" indicate on a Inspiron 8500 laptop?

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The operating system gone corrupt needs re-installtion

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Bad hard drive?

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You don't say what Windows are you using.
Anyways, it seems like you have a corrupted BOOT problem.
On Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can insert your Windows installation CD, and choose the "Repair my pc" option.
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