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Computer starts then goes to black screen and system recovery wont work error code 257'

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  • james May 11, 2010

    Does the Dell screen show up? How about the windows screen?

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Hi,
The display drivers maybe corrupt.

Boot the machine into safe mode. Right click on My Computer (XP) Computer (Vista) and select manage from the sub menu.
When the window pops up select Device Manager.
A device list will populate. When it has look down the list for Display Adapters. Click on the + icon next to Display Adapters to it expands. Right click on the display adapter and select uninstall.

Restart the computer and let it boot in normal mode.
If it boots in normal mode let it detect the Display and install the drivers for it.
I would be a good idea to update the display drivers via the Dell Support website


Regards.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Boot with windows cd and repair current windows installation.

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