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Repair installation I am trying to do a repair installation on my laptop. I have seen the BSOD and know that I must boot my laptop from cd-rom. I have begun doing this however, when I put the CD in the laptop starts up and goes into a blank black screen. I still hear the cd working in the cd-rom but thats it. The blank screen is all that i see, I kept my laptop on for hours and it was only the black screen I saw. can you help me??

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Re: repair installation

Try hooking the laptop up to an external monitor and attempting the same process just using the external monitor. There is a function key on your keypad (blue letters FN) and a corresponding number key to allow you to do this.

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Sorry to cover the basics but you cant be too careful. have you set your bios to boot from cd? Also when the cd tries to load you should have to tap any key to go into it. If all these thing are covered you have two more likely faults. 1. Faulty Ram. 2.Faulty drive

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