Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Blank screen with blinking cursor

I try to start my pc.. the hardware is on but the monitor is blank screen with blinking cursori tried to start again but samething happen..

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 500 questions.

  • Expert
  • 508 Answers
Re: blank screen with blinking cursor

Hello there, Kat4u
Happy Holidays
sometimes, BIOS, RAMS, and Failing motherboard, is the culprit for this problem. have to check that first.
and if this 3 frieds are bad, it is time to change the motherboard.
good luck

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Blank screen with blinking cursor on Dell desktop

First step is to make sure that nothing is plugged into the computer except a power cord, keyboard, monitor, and mouse. If it still does it, even unplug the mouse, because a mouse going bad can easily cause what you describe. If it still does it, try a different keyboard.make absolutely sure that nothing else is plugged into the computer.

Feb 01, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

2 Answers

Each time I start up the computer, it only shows a black blank screen with a cursor blinking on the top right corner of the monitor

That usually happens when the computer is booting up from another drive other than the hard drive... Try pressing delete when the computer start then make sure that hard drive is selected as the primary..

Sep 09, 2011 | HP Compaq dc7600 Convertible Minitower PC...

1 Answer

After the power on (green light steady) the dell logo proceeds then a blank screen comes up with a cursor to the top left of the screen. Please help The cursor comes to blink so I dont get anything...

It must be a software problem... try to restore your software most dell computers have a particion where all the software needed to start you pc is stored....
Here's a video tutorial of how you can do it


Aug 23, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Screen is blank, but the mouse cursor moving

Please let me know if this happens while the system boots or at initial stage of booting.. (Before login Screen appears). If that is the case, then you may have to repair your OS or check for any new hardware added to the system. It wouldnt be a VGA issue as it shows the cursor movin, VGA is working fine. If this is happening after login session, It could be due to explorer.exe being corrupt or some backend process capturing the screen. Try it.. Good luck.

Nov 18, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX520n PC Desktop

1 Answer

My windows xp stops booting

Is the monitor blank or is there a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner.

Feb 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

3 Answers

While installing windows xp monitor went blank, cd started to blink and would not open. I was useing a crt monitor at the time due to the fact thats alli had. HELP, what's wrong

Turn off the computer. Try unseating and reseating the memory one stick at a time in each slot one at a time. After each reseat of the memory try turning on the computer and see if you get video back on the screen.

If not then try another monitor. If all that doesn't get video back on the screen then the motherboard is bad in the computer.

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

2 Answers

Compaq presario sr1313cl pc desktop will not boot I tried recoving will not work when I start the computer up the logo screen will come up follow by a black screen w/blinking cursor in the top left corner...

Hi there
can u try to boot into safe mode f8 if not boot into bios than go to your harddrive area and see if it can find your harddrive and try the default settings and save and reboot also make sure there is no cd rom in the drive and there is no floppy in the drive

Mar 05, 2009 | Compaq Presario SR1313CL PC Desktop

2 Answers

Monitor displays breifly then goes to blank screen

If tried the monitor on two other computers with the same result -- definitly your monitor is faulty. Take it to the repair shop. To make double sure, run your computer with another monitor. If everything is fine now; you can blame the monitor.

Dec 17, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My pc won't start up

MS-DOS ansi.sys command help ESC[2J, Erase Display: Clears the screen and moves the cursor to the home position (line 0, column 0). ... 5, Blink on. 7, Reverse video on. 8, Concealed on ...
NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below. OS Loader v4.01 Disk I/O error status=00000001 Windows NT could not start ...
Good Luck......Please dont for get to Vote.Thank you

Dec 14, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

141 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Compaq PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides