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laptop wont startup win 7, white dash blinking

Q: laptop wont startup win 7, white dash blinking

I have several hours working on laptop that suddenly wont startup OS win 7. When I turn on laptop shows HP main logo (Press "ESC" key to enter start up menu) and after that shows a white dash flashing on the top left corner. I tried system repair disc, but it didnt work. I tried to restore system to an earlier point and didnt work either, it showed an error (0x8000ffff). I tried to restore to factory settings using F11 key but it only shows the white blinking. I already tried everything I found on the internet but no success. Thanks in advance if somebody can help me.

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Hi everybody,
 
First of all, sorry about my English.
 
Few days ago, I was working on my laptop (ASUS X5DI) and when I decide shuting down, I realize that needs to intall updates. I let him to shut down by itself and do it fine without any problems.
 
Next day, when I turn on the computer again, the show me this (its spanish but i think you'll know what screen is):
 

 
I thought then, that something in the update process went wrong, so I try to fix it. First, I tried it by click on the "Repair Startup" option in that image menu. A message box that wants to select a keyboard language appeared but after that and some comprobations of the process, It said to me with an alert box that it couldn't be possible:
 

 
Then..  this other screen appeared:
 

 
I click on the options, even in the prompt option, and tried to fix it with bootrec commands like /fixboot or /fixmbr but nothing fix the problem.
 
So... What I decided? the solution that "never fail" ... format all my pc again and get a "new" computer hahaha..
 
I get into the BIOS and change the boot order to start from CD/DVD. Save changes, introduce the Windows 7 disc and restart. 
 
I realized that my computer cant start from cd/dvd because that white blinking cursor appears on the top left of the screen.
 
I tried with different CD/DVD even Ubuntu CD and always the blink cursor appears. So... if I use HDD boot in BIOS appears the screen on the top... Read more

A:StartUp Error and White Blinking Dash Cursor.

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Hi! Sorry for opening a new thread but this is just so serious and I am so stressed out about it that I didn't have the patience to search if the thread is already open.
I have a black screen and white blinking dash problem. The thing is, I can't even type f2 or f4, or anything whatsoever. It is not reacting at all to the keyboard. It's the second time this is happening in 2 days, every time I turn it off (properly) and try to turn it on, it does that. After a lot of hopeless trying to turn it on or make f2 or f4 work, it just starts working again normally... And now I finally turned it on after I spent the whole morning trying and I'm working on saving all my files, but now I'm scared to turn it off. What do I do?? What is wrong with my computer?

A:Black screen with a blinking white dash

Hi and welcome to TSF when you have reached your desktop please try running these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums
And yes, do please save your data first.

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I got my Radeon 6570 today and I installed it, but now Windows won't boot it just gives me the blinking white dash. So I removed the card, switched back to onboard from BIOS and it still didn't work. I tried a lot of other stuff but it didn't work so I reinstalled Windows with the graphics card removed (Hoping it would reinstall the drivers for the onboard video) it didn't. So then I tried booting from an old Linux disc I found and it worked (how I am typing) but Windows still won't. Any help? I ran a diagnostics text and everything is working, and I can even access all my personal files on my old Windows install from Linux so I know that it's active.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit blinking white dash!

check inside your case for connections to your harddrive. also check your bios boot settings and see if the os drive is first.

scrooge

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My computer, which was running windows 10 without much issue, is now completely unusable for reasons beyond my comprehension. After bios messages I now only have a blinking white dash on a black screen.

I have tried various repairs, with the windows recovery usb. All automatic repairs fail due to the disk "being locked", so i have tried a few guides which involved bcdboot commands which have failed to fix anything. One command was bcdboot g: which gave an error like failed copying boot files (i forget the exact wording) .

Could some kind soul point me towards a fix, im tearing my hair out! Many thanks!
 

A:Cant boot at all. Blinking white dash on black screen?

The best fix, for the moment, is a reinstall. It is free and still in the testing stage.
 

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Hey guys, here I am again with another failure.
Today morning I woke up to my windows refusing to boot. It just does the white dash blinking in the top left corner (it jumps down a bit at first, then just keeps blinking endlessly). I'm aware that this can be a result of a poor shutdown or a crash or modified system files or program installation, or whatever. The thing is last night I was using the computer fine and I didn't install anything, modify anything, and it shut down correctly (as far as I know - after I clicked shut down I shut off the monitors and went somewhere else, and just when I came back it turned off so I assume it was fine).

I've tried a number of things already. First, I'm booting from an Ubuntu CD right now and my files are all fine and intact on the C:\ drive. Second, I tried running my Windows 7 CD to go into the recovery system and tried a bunch of things.

The recovery thing doesn't detect my operating system, first of all, but I've had this issue before. I remember that I got it to work somehow, but I don't remember how. I think it might have been a disc that I burned with a modification that allowed it to detect the system (I used some tutorials over at sevenforums.com, can't remember which ones now though). I'll look for the CD, I might have it somewhere.
EDIT: I found what I presume is the CD but it doesn't even want to boot. I'll try looking for whatever I found before and make another one, I guess. But if I could get it to det... Read more

A:Help - Windows won't boot, white dash blinking endlessly.

From what you have written, this should be impossible but I suggest you to press F8 right before booting into windows, and select 'Use last known good config'.
This issue sound really hopeless, but if you could manage to boot into any windows which is on another partition (if you have any), you could rebuild the MBR manually (master boot record) which stores the OS information.
Do you have another disk/partition?
If yes, the best would be to install W7 on it (takes 20mins) do the above things (I will explain it further if you have another partition) and then boot back into your original OS and would be able to delete the 'blank' windows 7 installation files from the orher partition.

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First, i restarted my stupid computer
Then, i got that grub error.
I happily fixed that.
However, when I restarted it again,
I got stuck at black screen with stupid blinkking white dash.
So I use the Recovery Disc thingy
And i clicked that first option.
Then it says, something like
unable to fix it.
Then it says that the stupid missing boot thingy is missing.
Googled for solution.
Tried those command prompt like
Fixmbr or scanos
(it says theres an installation
I typed Y for yes and still,
That boot missing chkdsk thingy still pops up)
Remove hardwares (wait whats a hardware is it those usb thingy?)
Checked the BIOS which I googled again for its meaning.(and yes, it is in order)
But never worked.
So any suggestions or explain with more detail?
Because I have no idea about these computer stuffs.
Help me !

A:Boot missing, stuck at black screen with blinking white dash, and more

GRUB can often corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD. You may end up having to wipe the HD to reinstall.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop with an upgrade to windows 7 from vista. Yesterday my computer was really slow so I reset it to try and speed it up. I got passed the Vaio screen but then came the black screen with the blinking dash on the top right corner. The only thing I can enter is BIOS with F2 nothing else works. I can't enter safe mode or anything else. I've tried a few things, but nothing works.

1. Reseting default values in BIOS
2. Removing everything but internal Hard Drive in boot menu.

I have a windows & start up disc

3. Ran Startup Repair: Says couldn't detect a problem if recently attached device then remove it. ( Nothings Connected)
4. System restore ( was successfull but still no go)
5. Ran chkdsk & chkdsk/r from command prompt option

I also contacted Sony Support and with the 15 minutes alotted

6. Reseated memory

I just want to be able to get into the computer one more time so I can transfer my music and some other important files to my External Hard Drive. Please HELP!!! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
 

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I have a dell pc with windows 7. The computer loads the dell logo, the screen is black with the blinking line in the corner. I have tried all solutions that I have come across, the fixboot, replacing config files and last resort, I did a fresh install of windows. After the fresh install of windows, it worked for a few days and now it is doing it again. What is my next option?

A:Blinking dash in corner of screen computer wont boot.

Hello Nicole and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you've already done a reinstall of Windows 7 and the problem has returned, I think I'd start looking at hardware issues. Perhaps a hard drive, RAM, motherboard, etc that's failing. One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that might help isolate the problem. I might start with the Memtest86 and HD Diagnostics test outlined in Steps 8 and 9, first tutorial.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a dell pc with windows 7. The computer loads the dell logo, the screen is black with the blinking line in the corner. I have tried all solutions that I have come across, the fixboot, replacing config files and last resort, I did a fresh install of windows. After the fresh install of windows, it worked for a few days and now it is doing it again. What is my next option?
 

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Last night , I was watching movies on my Laptop, since google chrome wasn't working I used Internet Explorer. I opened task manager and I closed explorer.exe by accident so I shut down the computer. when i restarted it , my laptop was stuck on the white dash on a black screen , i tried reinstalling windows by can't get past the dash after the installation is done. I cant even access Safe mode. Please Help!

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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Ok guys here is my dilemma, it's driving me nuts.
I'll start from the beginning
I was having problems with my status bar icons being blank even after a brand new installation and random crashing.
Then my video card failed and was giving the beep error for that.
Replaced the card
Cannot install windows onto hard drive via the PC, the installation gets 90% through loading files and then comes up with an error.
Tried via disk and USB tried both windows 7 and windows 8 to no avail.
I installed windows via my laptop onto my hard drive via a dock using the program to load windows into an external hard drive, it worked and I thought my bad luck had ended.
I booted the hard drive on the laptop and it booted windows.
Now I think yay! Time to put it back into pc thinking the problems fixed.
I press the power button and go through the usual boot sequence until...it goes to the blinking white cursor.
I cannot get past this, have made the hard drive the primary one to be booted from in the bios and still no joy.
Which is why I've come to you guys to find out if anyone has had this problem and know how to fix this

Well can't wait to finally have this issue resolved *crosses fingers

A:Blinking White Cursor startup

You cannot expect Win7 to start up on different hardware with completely different drivers without first using a procedure to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD. Then if it still fails to boot with all other HD's unplugged, confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times .

It would be better to find out why you can't install Win7. Work though the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums which resolve 90% of installation problems.

If you get an error again, then google the error text to find out others have worked around it. Post it back here as well since we may have seen it before.

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Hey,
I guess the easiest way to start off is with the problem.
When I try to start up my computer, it will always end at a black screen with a blinking white underscore.
The computer will not boot up any farther than this.
it will get passed the "gateway" logo with the option to hit "Del" or "f12" to go into setup and then boot options.
I am honestly not sure if this is a windows 7 problem with my computer. But this seemed like the most likely option that it could be because I can still boot from my CD drive.
I have made a "Windows 7 recovery disk" from a laptop that is at my house , I have tried to go and use all the options that come with it.
The first option being one that is supposed to fix things wrong with windows 7. Every time i click it, it asks for me to unplug any extra things plugged into my computer and then try again. the thing being with that, I have nothing else besides a keyboard, mouse, monitor and power plugged in.
I have tried to use the system restore option and restore it to an older point. But after it runs for a bit, it says it cannot be restored to that previous point because of an unknown error.
I am not sure what the problem could be. I was hoping someone could lead me to another method of trying to fix the problem.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

A:Blinking white underscore upon startup (Help)

The black screen with a blinking cursor can be a difficult problem to fix because there are so many things which can cause this.
 
Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
To boot into Safe Mode press the power button and immediately start tapping the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Options.
 
Use the up or down key to navigate to Safe Mode, then press Enter.
 
 
If you can't access Safe Mode try doing a Repair Installation (In place upgrade).
 
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
 
1a)  To burn a ISO file to a DVD please download ImgBurn and install it.
 
2a)  Insert a blank DVD into your CD/DVD drive tray, and then close the tray.
 
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Hi everyone my Laptop when it starts up , it gives my black screen with a white bar ( NOT BLINKING ) on top left corner , before that it gives me the Toshipa logo and written on the lower bar of screen press F2 to go to setup utility , F12 to go to boot manager
AND WHEN I PRESS ANY OF THEM UT DOESN'T RESPOND AND GIVES ME THAT WHITE BAR NOT BLINKING .
WINDOWS 7
I have tried to press ( ctrl + alt +del )
And it does not respond I can't do anything
Please someone must help me
Windows 7
The white bar is not blinking
 

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I have a Stream notebook 13 touch screen running Windows 8.1; serial # 5CD51G3B, model 13-C002DX. A few days ago the computer shutdown and tried to restart, on the startup window it displayed that it had to update and then shutdown.  From that point it would not start when pushing the power button, I let it charge overnight in case the battery was low but still no startup. I researched issues on HP and read about bad batteries, I opened the notebook up and saw that the battery was leaking. I replaced the battery from another Stream 13 I have and it still wouldn't start but showed a white LED blinking 3 times with the solid red power light when the power adapter is plugged in. I researched customer support and came accros http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Stream-13-Notebook-PC/7372147/model/7499092/document/c0173267...The LED blinks 3 times and listed under BIOS flashing light error codes for computers released between 2011 and January 2015 the chart says its a memory error and I have to reseat the memory module. This system has onboard memory so I cant reseat them. So my question is how do I fix this???

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Hello!

I tried Linux yesterday, and wrote over my previous Windows bootloader files with GRUB.

I later that day (as I could not boot into Windows 7), I deleted the Linux partitions with Windows 7 DVD.

Now, after BIOS I just get a white blinking border on a black screen.

I tried

bootrec /fixmbr
Success
bootrec /fixboot
Success
bootrec /rebuildbdc
Success
bootrec /scanos (Total identified Windows-installs: 0)

I also tried the "automatic" systemrepair (1st choice in the DVD menu, with no luck)

Can someone please help me?

A:Windows 7 wont boot - black screen, white blinking border

try also restart your bios.. take out your battery bios and put it back. then will reset your bios setting. setting the date/time and see how is going.

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When i start up my laptop it would say windows xp that stuff and then next thing u no it show a blinking dash line forever and the computer wont work? i try to reboot and it still wont work any help? right now im useing the desktop
 

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Hello my HP Envy Touchsmart 15 Notebook PC Model 15-j1**nr has the Caps lock button LED white color blinking fast once and continuously every 5 seconds. The same happens with the Power button and wifi button (but orange LED in the wifi button). Recently removed the RAM and the hard drive and put it back on and worked normally. But after a couple of days when I tried to turn on the Laptop it all happened again. Can someone please help me to know what is wrong with my laptop and how to fix it ? Thanks in advance. PS: Already tried removing the battery, pressing the power button for 20 sec, then conecting the AC power adapter and turning it on. Happens the same. Also I hear a beep at the same time all the led blinks.

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HelloMy laptop suddenly turned off. It was connected to the charger and the battery was in.Now it won't turn on anymore, nothing happens when the power button is pressed, but the charger indicator is blinking non stop white/orange.I have tried to start with battery only and with two different chargers and a docking station. (With and without battery inserted).Is there a possibility to resolve this?Thank you already

A:Laptop wI'll not turn on, charger indicator blinking white o...

Dear Customer. Please follow the below mentioned steps and see if that helps:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have this problem that when i boot my computer the acer logo appears and then it goes to a screen that have some text on it and then it continues to a black screen with a blinking dash pn the upper left corner. I dont actually know what the problem is and I am hoping that someone could help me.
 

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I regularly use my Laptop Lenovo Y560i from last 2 years but today when i tried to start it shows a logo of lenovo and then goes black with white line blinking on the top of the left corner i kept it turn on for more then 2 hours but nothing happens please someone suggest me what can i do?

A:My laptop's screen is gone black with a white line blinking on the top left corner

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Firstly: try to boot in Safe mode ( Press F8 during startup and select safemode) Does it boot normaly now?

Also: when pressing F8 during startup you could also get the option to "Repair your computer". Click that and go to startup repair.

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Dear mods, I have noted a faint white dash (about 3 inches) in the middle of my P51 Screen which appeared a couple of days back. It looks somewhat like a stuck/dead pixel case. As possible solutions, I have tried the following : i. Battery Drain for 30 mins, and re-checkii. Disable/Enable the Graphic Card Provided that there are no easy solutions, I wish to know whether the replacement of screen of my product (which is still under warranty) will be covered or not? Regards,B.  

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Hi, Before anything, I would like to apogolize for my bad English, I?m like so many french guy bad at other languages ! I got a problem with my Thinkcentre 7635-W1n. It?s a computer I bought with W10 OEM pre-installed on a HDD. However, I wanted to replace this HDD by a SSD. So when I receive the computer I make the replacement and I erase the HDD for using as a save HDD. After create an USB boot with Rufus, the screen displays  Error 1962, no operating system found . After many tries :Convert the SSD in GPT format and create an USB boot UEFI compatible (yes, I was able to use Gparted from live USB) ;Change thing in the BIOS : but there is no thing about Secure Boot/Legacy in the settings. But this recent tries don?t lead to boot on USB. Now, after try booting on USB, I have a white dash sign in the top left corner. I read that there is a problem with the Lenovo with an OEM OS but can?t find the solution myself. Thank you for reading my post and have a nice day





M83P - 7635-W1M - Core 2 Quad 9400 - W10 OEM - 4GO RAM

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hey guys


well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something


any help would be greatly appreciated





Thanks




Starline
 

A:Screen goes black with one white flashing dash

anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, running with Windows Vista Home Premium.

When I turn on the computer, the HP intro screen turns on but then immediately goes Black with a white flashing dash in the top left screen. I can not access F8, safe mode, etc. I can only access the basic set up menu.

I never received a restore, or a Windows XP disc. Ive come to terms with the fact that I will most likely would lose my files and am willing to do a restore, but I can not get onto the log on screen. Do i need to see a tech? Please be advised I am not tech savvy and just want to get back on to my computer

Any help/links/disc downloads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

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hi people i have a adven laptop but she i boot it up just goes onto a screen with a flashing dash line in corner of screen

A:flashing white dash line in corner of screen

Go into your BIOS and verify that the hard drive is listed as the first boot device. If it is, it sounds like your mbr is corrupt, or your hard drive is damagedI'm still learning Vista, not quite sure if fixmbr is the same or not. Give yhis a look:http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...-mbr-vista.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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My laptop is Lenovo B50-30 20382I tried to enter the bios (fn+f2) but this time didn t work, i tried the next time and the same resultI can use the windows with no problemI don t know what to do, i really need to use the bios, i tried advanced start to enter in uefi settings but nothing. I searched through many forums but i reallt find one solution. To reset the bios by removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard. Is there any solution that i can do without removing the cmos battery?Please help me

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hey

im running on windows xp and this has never happend to me before

well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something
any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks


Starline
 

A:Computer Starts With Windows XP Then Goes Blank With White Dash

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i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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I did this:took out battery. Held on button for 15 sec, plugged in power cord while battery still out. pushed power button on. Loud beep with HP logo then logo goes away and black screen with white dash on screen , still beeping. about 1 or 2 minutes beeping stops.Please help me if you can. 60 year old woman can't afford new one!

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows XP (because Windows 7 is damn slow) Corporate Edition 64-bit but after the Copying Windows Files setup portion, the setup wants to restart my computer, but after the motherboard logo, I just get the blacnk screen with white dash - if CD is inserted I get "Press any key to boot from CD....." and a white dash at the end with nothing happening. I've searched for a solution everywhere, but I didn't find my case. I have installed XP atleas 20 times on this computer, and I've never had such problem before. I thought it could be because of the 64-bit version, but after trying to install the 32-bit version I have got the same issue, which has never happened before. Windows 7 installs perfectly. I have: removed the CD from the drive; Updated the BIOS to the last version; Tried running in safe mode and nothing helped. My computer specs are: Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore @ 2.80 GHz, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 650GB HDD SATA2, ATI HD 4770 512MB DDR5 Graphics Card, American Megatrends Inc. 0502 BIOS. I hope there's somebody out there to help me because I really want XP.
-Mucky
 

A:Black screen with white dash after first portion of Windows Setup?

Seems that Windows XP installation is not detecting or having problems with your SATA2 drive.

Try going to BIOS and Switching the SATA2 drive out of RAID mode if possible see if that helps.

Windows Xp has issues with SATA2 Drives.

Or you may need to slipstream your copy of Xp with sp2 or 3 if your cd is only SP1 for it to recognize and work with SATA drives. Also with SATA drives I believe Windows XP only recognizes 128GB 137GB SATA drives.
 

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I have an Hp pavilion a1226n desktop computer and shut off the power this morning during a bad storm. I used the regular procedures and shut it down correctly, but when i tried to boot it up earlier this morning, the only thing that comes up is a blank black screen with a flashing white dash in the upper left hand corner. I have already tried to remove reset the BIOS by removing the battery and then later restarting, but it did not help at all. Also, it wont even boot far enough for me to start in safe/real mode. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help

A:[SOLVED] Boot problem- blank screen flashing white dash

Hi sherm12789 and welcome to TSF

Start up your computer by either tapping the F1, F2, F4, F6, F8, F10, F11, F12, or Delete keys to access the systems BIOS. For the exact information on what key to start up the System BIOS refer back to Original Manufacturer System Documentation.

After getting into the BIOS, look for a page that would have something like, eg. PC Health Screen or System Monitoring Page. When you have found a page similar to this post back what the BIOS says for your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

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My mother's HP G62 laptop won't boot up. The screen stays at an off stage while the caps lock blinks once every 2 seconds. So it will blink and stay on for one second, then stop for two seconds, blink for one second, stop for two and so on; and it just keeps doing this non stop. I googled before posting anything here and tried several things. I tried the "hard reset" where you hold the power button down for 30 sec. without the battery or power cord connected and then try to boot up, I tried plugging in an external monitor before trying to boot, I swapped in another hard drive, I swapped around the memory and all these didn't work.

I searched online and found this link ( http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...ries/5082224/model/5149093/document/c01732674 ). How many times the caps lock blinks can be a code to determine what is actually wrong with it. So since it was blinking once, that tells me it is my processor, so I ordered one from amazon that was "new" and put it in, and was very saddened to see that it still had the same problem . I suppose it could be a faulty processor that was sent to me, but that just doesn't seem likely.

So since this site always gives me great ideas and many times fixes my problem with awesome feedback, I decided to post this! Thanks for any help or advice.

PS - Here is a helpful link * http://www.insidemylaptop.com/ * (which I'm sure MANY of you are aware of) for anyone who has hesitation about repl... Read more

A:Laptop wont boot (blinking caps)

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sup im having prob with my laptop turning back onthe very first time this happened to me was after i disassembled my laptop to clean off my processor with ofc an anti static cloth and i used my flat head screw driver to scrap the rest of the thermal glue since the cloth cldnt reach into the smaller spots nd when i reput the chip back in place nd everything else my laptop wldnt start back up nd i had blink code of 1 blink every 5 secs which is the processor chip errornd after multiple times of putting it back in and out to see if i did anything wrong it STILL wldn't work even after trying to hard reset it it wldnt work....so i bought a new chip installed tht in my laptop put everything in the correct place AND put a thin layer of thermal glue on the chip nd the fan nice an new put my laptop back together AGAIN for the millionth time nd it still gives me this bs fking code again nd im just like OMFG **bleep** nd yea... idk wat the prob is i put everything back together i even hard reset my laptop AGAIN for the millionth time and nothing working nothing i even checked again to see if i did something improper like not putting something back

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

sup im having prob with my laptop turning back onthe very first time this happened to me was after i disassembled my laptop to clean off my processor with ofc an anti static cloth and i used my flat head screw driver to scrap the rest of the thermal glue since the cloth cldnt reach into the smaller spots nd when i reput the chip back in place nd everything else my laptop wldnt start back up nd i had blink code of 1 blink every 5 secs which is the processor chip errornd after multiple times of putting it back in and out to see if i did anything wrong it STILL wldn't work even after trying to hard reset it it wldnt work....so i bought a new chip installed tht in my laptop put everything in the correct place AND put a thin layer of thermal glue on the chip nd the fan nice an new put my laptop back together AGAIN for the millionth time nd it still gives me this bs fking code again nd im just like OMFG **bleep** nd yea... idk wat the prob is i put everything back together i even hard reset my laptop AGAIN for the millionth time and nothing working nothing i even checked again to see if i did something improper like not putting something back

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello Guys,I have HP dv6 pavilion series with Windows 10 (64 bit) for 4 years now. I dont have the Battery so I usually work with directly connecting the Power cable.It worked fine till now. Today it abruptly Shut down and since then its not booting. The Charging light keeps on Blinking.I have tried the 40/30 sec trick (holding thepower on button for 30-40 secs for the capacitors to discharge) twice, but in vain. I also cleaned up my cooling fan and checked for all the wiring, its all intact. After re-essembling the laptop, the same problem persists. And about the Bios update, I do think I have the latest bios updated, as my laptop is connected with internet, and I usually keep it all Updated. And if someone recommends me to Update the BIOS, well I cannot power on my laptop, so is there any alternative for updating the BIOS? Earlier it did Abruptly Shutdown twice or thrice over last few days, but used to Power up again. But today it wont work.Please Help Me guys. Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

My HP 255 just turned off while i was using it and wen i press the power button it blinks once, ive tried to remove the battry and start it on AC and it doesnt blink....left it on charger fo an hour an stil nothing buh instead u feel heat on the  battry.please help 

A:MY LAPTOP HP 255 wont start just blinking power button

Dear Customer, Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for a full minute.  Plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the battery out for the moment ) and see if the notebook will start. Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hi there. I have a HP laptop with intel pentium dual-core and windows vista. The problem is, when I started to turn it on just now, the screen went blank and the lights beside the caps lock key and scroll key kept blinking. I tried again and again for three times before I got it to start up.
I'm worried.

Oh, and the lights are still blinking.
Help!
Thanks!

A:Lights keep blinking on laptop, startup delayed

This is a Windows 7 Forum. I would suggest that you would be better served by posting on the Vista Forum!

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Hey guys i am running a pre release build of win 10

i bought a dash cam for work . it records to AVI - i have it set to record on 2 min loops. when i try to put it onto my desktop from the SD card and try to play i - it sayd it can because it is corrput - i can play some of the files but not all of them. i have tried codecs to make it work and that dosent help ?

any thoughts?
 

A:Dash Cam AVI wont play

Maybe the program is not compatible with the Pre-release of Windows 10.
 

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Need help, upon turning my laptop on it immediately shows a black screen with a blinking underscore and get stuck there. I've tried removing the battery and plugin it back again (which I've read in the some forums) and it still stays the same.

I experience some other problems before this happened, which i think are related to the blinking underscore.
The system clock goes out of sync even when sync to a time server, its goes from 3:00 to 4:00 then resets to 3:00 again. The laptop in very rare occasions suddenly shuts down. I forgot to unplugged the speakers jack from the laptop(batteries and charger removed).

Laptop is Toshiba Satellite 750.

Thanks,
jay003zee

A:Toshiba Laptop wont boot, shows blinking underscore

Sound like you may need to replace the CMOS battery as indicated by clock not syncing with server.

But work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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hey guys,

My computer wont load windows, when i turn it on the nec screen flashes for a split second then it just goes to a screen with a flashing dash in the top left corner.
The only menu i can seem to access is the system setup screen if i press ctrl alt del then tap the f2 button.
I also cant find my windows disk (i bought my comp brand new about 5 years ago but i dont think it came with a disk)

I read that replacing the battery in side the pc could fix it, is this true?

Also i unplugged all unneccesary devices


cheers, Andrew

A:Computer wont load ,just a flashing dash

bump, please.
sorry if ive bumped to soon but it been over 72hours, looking foward to hearing from one of you guys soon.

thanks, Andrew

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

hey guys,

My computer load windows, when i turn it on the nec screen flashes for a split second then it just goes to a screen with a flashing dash in the top left corner.
The only menu i can seem to access is the system setup screen if i press ctrl alt del then tap the f2 button.
I also cant find my windows disk (i bought my comp brand new about 5 years ago but i dont think it came with a disk)

I read that replacing the battery in side the pc could fix it, is this true?

Also i unplugged all unneccesary devices


cheers, Andrew

A:Computer wont load flashing dash

also what is the proper boot device priority, i changed it hoping it would work

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58

I have an Acer Travelmate 2300 running windows XP. Whenever I try and start it up a blank screen appears and a flashing white dash is there in the top left hand corner. Is there any way i can fix this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Blank Screen with Flashing Dash On Startup

Thats apart of the operating system, is not an error so there is nothing to fix.

UNLESS thats all you ever see, but I got the impression from the post your computer still starts just fine.

If your machine is not booting and stuck at the "flashing dash" you may need to do a system repair.

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Hello!

I am posting for my grandfather...he has an older gateway laptop that's giving him a bit of trouble. Whenever we try to boot it up, it shows the regular screen for about 2 seconds, but then there is a all white screen and the web cam light is on. I've tried the (esc) button and the task manager hoping that its the webcam software, but it does not work.

So the only time he can access his computer is if I go to shut it down, and then press the "cancel' button if it gives me the option, which is usually only when there is a program running.

His laptop has windows vista, which I hear tends to produce a multitude of technical issues...but is there any way that we can fix this issue without having to pay to upgrade it or pay to have it fixed?

~Lisa-Marie
 

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How do I fix this blinking cursor!? It's always popping up when I try to turn my HP Pavilion on and I can't do anything to get rude of it. Can someone please help me with this problem please!?

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