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Why do I have a number 2 and flashing cursor with a black screen on windows vista when I try to boot?

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Initially, try:

  • "Press F2 to Enter System Configuration Utility";
  • determine if the hard disk could be detected by the CMOS/BIOS;
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SOURCE: Computer won't boot Windows Vista. Screen goes black with cursor arrow.

In this case you have to do the PC restore . you can do that in dell machines by shutting down the machine and when it is coming back on just HOLD DOWN THE CTRL ket and the START HITTING f11 key in this case you will lose the data which you have the on the c drive but this issue will get resolved .

Else you can try to restart in the safe mode with networking and then go to the system restore and then select the bold dates in which you have idea you system was working fine . selct the date and then do the system restore . In this case you will not lose the data but you will lose the updates which you have done after that date .

in both the cases system will work .

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it looks like windows is corrupt or your hard drive is faulty. if you have a recovery disc try using it to repair wondows. if that doesn't work you might need to do a clean install which means you'll lose your documents. if that still doesn't work it's likely to be your hard drive. even if you run a check disc on your hard drive and it passes that doesn't mean there isn't a fault with it

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i suspect the problem with the RAM .
Go to memtest.org.
Download any version of "Memtest86+". and burn the image to CD or make USB boot
and boot from that CD or USB
If the software shows any problem in RAM then replace the RAM. best of luck.

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Hi,
you should try to boot your notebook from a windows CD and use the automatic repair to fix the problem. In case that doesn't work, you might need to format and reinstall windwos. In case you need to recover any data, you can use a linux-based live distro (you can find one here http://www.livecdlist.com/) to backup them on an external drive.
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In this case you have to do the PC restore . you can do that in dell machines by shutting down the machine and when it is coming back on just HOLD DOWN THE CTRL ket and the START HITTING f11 key in this case you will lose the data which you have the on the c drive but this issue will get resolved .

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