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You need to install a fresh copy of windows or try using the system restore and if you have the restore cd that came with the unit it will be able to repair it from the cd just boot from the cd and when it ask's you what to do just press rerepair and follow the instructions good luck!!! keep me posted ok
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Sorry joelwilcox i want to tell that when i open my system a screen cames tjat is award phenoix bios in whoch its written hard disk failure is immient. When i continue log on screen cames and it starts...


It depends whether or not the hard disk is corrupt or if there are just missing or corrupt boot or system files. Based on your message above the drive is not corrupt, but is going bad or has some issues. If it's letting you get on and work for a while then it's not corrupt yet, so if you can, start getting your documents, music and pictures off.

One way to tell for sure if the drive is corrupt and the data is not retrievable is to slave it on another computer, but most people don't have the tools to do that, so let's try this:

Run the Check Disk Utility to see if it can repair the damaged files or clusters.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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My PC will not boot up i have a black screen with a flashing cursor in top left hand corner


That cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you that no OS was detected = Windows has been completely corrupted and the only thing left for you to do is to reinstall it using the Recovery disk

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When starting up I keep getting a black computer screen with blinking cursor


That blinking cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you that Windows is missing - its most critical, core files have been corrupted beyond repair. The only thing you can do is to reinstall using the recovery cd.

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My screen is black with cursor on top left corner blinking, i have a dell 1545. how do i fix it?


That cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you it can't find Windows to load it. This happens because indows is severely corrupted. To corrupted to save it, you must reinstall it.

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When my computer starts up it goes to a black screen after windows set-up is finished. How do i fix this?


It is a software error within windows, either your hdd is corrupt or your installation dvd. Tryin at the black screen hittin ctrl+alt+del and then file run new task and type explorer.exe and run if windows loads then you have corrupt data.,

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When starting up, after the logo Compaq (f10 does work) the screen stays black and only the cursor is blinking.


That blinking cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you that Windows is missing - its most critical, core files have been corrupted beyond repair. The only thing you can do is to reinstall using the recovery cd.

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When i turn my dimension 8200 on it will not boot i keep getting the black screen with the safe mode option but if i choose the start windows normally option it goes to the blue screen telling me to check...


Your operating system or Master Boot Record is corrupt. Which version of windows are you using?

It may be possible to repair the problem with your windows disk. Boot from the Windows disk but make sure you read the instructions for windows repair carefully because some options will format your hard drive.

To rescue the data here are some things I do:
Make a boot disk with USB support and transfer the contents of your drive ton an external harddrive. Or, you could place your hard drive in another computer as a slave drive and retrieve your files that way.

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Monitor is completly black


it shows that the windows gone corrupt, need to repair by installtion/bootable cd otherwise you may have to re-install windows.

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Have gone to black!


The error: Window could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt;
WINDOWS\SYSEM32\config\system

You can attempt to repair this file by loading the Win CD into your cdrom drive. Start the PC & press the F5 key every 2 seconds & windows boot menue will load.
Choose the cdrom drive that has the Windows CD in.

Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
Once back in windows run a full system virus scan.

Good luck & have a great day!

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