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When I turn on my laptop to sign onto my desktop, the acct sign in does not appear. All I get is a black screen with a white arrow that I can move around. Nothing else. I tr5ied safe mode and same thing happens. Safe mode does not even appear.

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  • dawng1114 Jul 11, 2010

    When I turn on my laptop to sign onto my desktop, the acct sign in does not appear. All I get is a black screen with a white arrow that I can move around. Nothing else. I tried safe mode and same thing happens. Safe mode does not even appear.

  • dawng1114 Jul 11, 2010

    When I turn on my laptop to sign onto my desktop, the acct sign in does not appear. All I get is a black screen with a white arrow that I can move around. Nothing else. I tried safe mode and same thing happens. Safe mode does not even appear.

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Hi,

This is a common problem with Sony and Dell notebooks.If you have the CD provided to you when you buy this machine, it would be great unless there would be NO other option ( as the safe mode is not working, restore option is out of question ).

Once you get the CD ( i am sorry but that is the only option ), you need to change the boot order in the bios to start from the CD first ( usually F2 for bios ).

Then when you boot it will prompt you to press a key to boot from the cd

When the cd start you will get a regional question which you enter your region for and then on the next screen there is an option to "repair the computer"

Pick the repair option and then system restore.
Select a restore date before the crash and let it restore Windows for you.

Hopefully it would start after restart.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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Something is wrong with the account settings. Try to hit the key combination CTRL+ALT+DEL twice. This must bring you the log in window.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.
If you are satisfied, accept my solution.

Thanks and regards
Stelios
direct FixYa link: http://www.fixya.com/users/technical114

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • dawng1114 Jul 11, 2010

    It didnt work. Still shows black screen with arrow. The thing is the laptop worked fine 2 days ago. This happened last night. It is frustrating me.

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    Stelios Jul 11, 2010

    Could you please clarify me what is your operating system? Also have you ever install Symantec "PC Anywhere"at this computer?

    Waiting clarification, don't hesitate to post.

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    direct FixYa link:http://www.fixya.com/users/technical114


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