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My Gateway 4540GZ boots to black screen w/cursor...help

My Gateway 4540GZ isn't booting correctly. It ends at a black screen with blinking cursor. HELP

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  • Jorge Majano May 11, 2010

    do you have the system restore disk that came with the computer?

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Remove the and test it H.D.D or change the RAM ,

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I see that you are having issue booting into your Windows, I can help you with your concern. You mentioned that you get a black screen with a blinking cursor on the upper left, this means that either your Hard drive is not detected by the motherboard or Windows is not found, see steps below.
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