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My ibm thinkpad starts butimmediately goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. how can i fix this or what does it mean?

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  • aluckypr Mar 16, 2011

    ok so whaT Cn i do to fix it

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Problems is somtime with hard drive sometimes with software. Sometime is faulty memory modules.

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