Question about Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook
When I go to start the computer, I get a black screen and the only thing that shows up is the cursor in the upper left corner?
This can be caused by a bad memory chip, but most of the time the hard drive has failed or bad sector that it's unable to read from. If your machine has a diagnostic or hard drive test in the bios, run it. Some also have a memory test that you can run. If yours does have these and any part of the hard drive or memory test fails, the there's your problem. If you don't have these, the start by removing the memory and trying them one at a time. If this doesn't work, then reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the format and reload, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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