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Flashing cursor - HP 6710b vista laptop Hi, Ive got a HP 6710b laptop with a flashing cursor and a black screen. Tried the vista repair disc to restore and do a a startup repair and reset bios to defaults and still no good. I dod not have a backup of the vista on the hd or disc. Any ideas? Thanks

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  • fffdads f\sdf May 20, 2011

    Hi, Thanks for your comments, but I'm still having problems.

    As I mentioned Ive already reset the bios to defaults with no effect. Also in the bios there is the facility to do a hard disc and memory check which Ive done and both pass with no errors, sos I think this says the hd is connected correctly...

    Boot order is correct with notebook HD set to 'first'. If I boot from the vista recovery cd this runs fine and I've successfully done a restore with no effect and also start up repair.

    Its looking like I need to wipe the hd and re-install vista except I dont have a copy!!

    Any more ideas????????

    Thanks.....

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Hi yancart,

I see that you are having issue booting into windows on your machine and that you are getting black screen and a blinking cursor.

The issue you are experiencing can be a Hard Drive issue not being detected on the machine or possible something else is wrong with the system to be able findo ut we try doind some steps to check the machine.

>First turn the Machine OFF.

>Turn the Machine ON again then Keep on tapping F12 on your system to boot into the Boot Menu, or if it shows on the screen Press F11 Boot Menu then you should press F11 if your system uses F11 but in regular machine F12 is the Boot Menu.

>Once you have the Boot Menu Screen it should give you options from your Hard Drive to the DVD drive on your machine.

> Select you Hard Drive it should be the first on the list highlighted in Blue then press Enter on it to boot into your Hard Drive.

>Check if this will boot into your Hard Drive if it does not then, possible your Hard Drive is nto detected.

>If you can try to reseat your Hard Drvie from the machine just to see if it went loose, then try restarting the system again and see if it will boot into windows.

>If still the system will still not boot into windows then try setting the BIOS to defaults then restart the machine agian if still the issue is the same then most probably your Hard drive may need replacing.

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