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G505 no display except non-blinking cursor

Q: G505 no display except non-blinking cursor

Hi. I fix laptops for a living and a customer came to me recently with a G505 that does nothing. Switching it on, the display comes on, but that consists of a non-blinking cursor at the top left of the screen and nothing else. None of the function keys does anything. The cd drive clicks on start up, the indicator lights work fine and the hard drive works (it spins and is not damaged, I took it out and tested it) but there is no sign that anything is being read from it. The fan works, the CPU heats up but - nothing happens! It has Windows 8 installed and uses UEFI. This laptop was manufactured in 2014, it's hardly been used and is in perfect condition. Has anyone ever seen this issue, I haven't managed to find anything anywhere about it. Any advice would be most welcome as I have run out of ideas! Thanks.

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A friend has a Lenovo G505 which suddenly developed a weird issue. I new it was booting by using an external monitor but laptop screen was blank. Having tried everything including One key restore to original settings, updating bios to v2.04 from Lenovo site and also booting from a Knoppix (linux) usb stick, the blank laptop screen persisted.Eventually, I discovered the only way to get correct boot so that laptop screen display is visible (including Lenovo splash screen, and incidentally, the webcam to be recognised correctly in device manager) is to press power on button and immediately close the laptop lid and reopen it. I am convinced the bios/uefi needs the laptop lid to be closed to detect that the screen is available for display. This makes me think the 'laptop lid swich' may be involved somehow. I know there is a small magnet at the top  of the screen behind the plastic bezel but does anyone know what exactly that interacts with inside the laptop? Is it something on the LED board, the left end of which is about where the magnet is when the lid is closed. I've read that modern laptops have a 'reed switch' activated by the magnet but I can't see one.

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Hi. I fix laptops for a living and a customer came to me recently with a G505 that does nothing. Switching it on, the display comes on, but that consists of a non-blinking cursor at the top left of the screen and nothing else. None of the function keys does anything. The cd drive clicks on start up, the indicator lights work fine and the hard drive works (it spins and is not damaged, I took it out and tested it) but there is no sign that anything is being read from it. The fan works, the CPU heats up but - nothing happens! It has Windows 8 installed and uses UEFI. This laptop was manufactured in 2014, it's hardly been used and is in perfect condition.  Has anyone ever seen this issue, I haven't managed to find anything anywhere about it. Any advice would be most welcome as I have run out of ideas! Thanks.

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Hello, I am having issues with my netbook. It's an Asus Eee PC with windows xp. Lately I've been having problems, but I'm pretty sure I got some sort of virus. Yesterday I ran Avast! and Malware Bytes, found a few trojans and had them removed successfully. However today, when I tried to turn it on, all I got was a black screen and a white, blinking underscore. I do not get to the windows screen, and I cannot get into the boot menu either.

Unfortunately I do not have any of the restore information because it is a company computer, and I am trying to avoid reformating considering there is a ton of programs I don't believe I'd be able to reinstall afterwards (my IT guys are in Tacoma, WA).

Can anyone help please?

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Hi - as it is a Company Computer - best to let the IT guys know about the problem.
They may not thank us, for any suggestions that we make.

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Well, my wife's computer got shut off from a power outage for less than a second. Now when we turn it on all there is, is a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I have tried getting into bios or safe mode, but it wont allow me into either. Please help.

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i have a blinking cursor on boot-up, i did put this HD in my Inspiron, 2 install 2000 on this HD, the 1 from my Solo, because it has no CD-ROM drive. i did have "NTDLR is missing", on my Inspiron, could this be why im getting a blinking cursor on my Solo? and should i install 2000 again?

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bump. i might just re-install 2000 soon.

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Did refresh to Windows 8 and upgrade to Windows 10. After startup symbol (blue circle) continues to blink.Also, short line in task bar blinks. Any suggestion to eliinate.

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I have 8.1 on my laptop and basically it works great, but when typing, that dam little blinking cursor that tells where your typing will disappear. Then I have to take the mouse and click where it stopped typing. What is causing this problem?

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A cd or dvd in the optical drive or any external peripheral. Test by unplugging all external peripherils but powr and screen and see if it boots normally. If it does just use process of elimination to determine the cause. You may need a bios update to fix it as well.


Possible dead hdd see if you can load to safe mode happened to me too.

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After being infected by some nasty malware, my computer now will not boot. I cannot even try to access F8 options. After the BIOS splash screen, all there is is a black screen with the lone blinking cursor. I docked the HDD and ran Malwarebytes, which removed a couple things, hoping removing the malware would help. Unfortunately no, and I am at my wits end! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanx

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Hello pithblitz I will be helping with your computer problems.From this point on, it is very important that you refrain from doing anything else to your computer other than what I have requested of you.I do not mind if you browse the web, do basic tasks, or even test to see if the problem(s) you are experiencing are still occurring with the computer while we are working together, but do not run any tools/fixes unless I or another helper from this thread has asked you to do so.Remember that you came here for help, so allow us to help you If something does not run, make a detailed note of what problems you encountered along the way (exact error messages are preferred), but continue onto the next steps until you reach the end of my post.Always do the steps they are listed in (left to right, top to bottom).I prefer that you complete all the steps while you are in Normal Mode. However, I understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you are unsuccessful in getting a tool/fix to run from Normal Mode, but Safe Mode works, then use Safe Mode.If you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask.Let's begin:First, which operating system are you using?If the answer is Windows XP, do you have your Windows XP installation CD or a Windows XP Recovery Console CD?__If the answer is Windows Vista, 7, or 8, try the following: Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options.To enter... Read more

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I am having a problem starting up my system. When I turn on the computer I cannot make it past the black screen. the only thing I see is a little blinking cursor in the upper left corner. Control-alt-delete does nothing. It is a compaq laptop. What should I do? I need this computer for work and the help desk people at work are not very much help. Thx

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When my desktop boots up I see a blinking cursor.......I need help plz.....I hAve a biostar board

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A little over a month ago my laptop became infected with a couple trojans..after that I was unable to boot as it would stop at a blinking cursor when starting up. Since then I have been using Hiren's boot cd to boot and was able to clean everything up so my laptop has been running fine for the most part. The only thing is that the blinking issue is still present. How would I go about fixing this? Thanks!

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bumping to hopefully get some views..

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Got a blinking cursor everytime I reboot. Tried the minmized image recovery which reformats, copies / restores the files to the hard drive but when it says the next step is to reboot, and I do, it freezes on startup (HP Logo, single line of discolored pixels at the top of the screen, press esc for boot options frozen in the bottom corner). At this point I reboot and I'm right back where I started.

I did a memory and full hard drive check, both come back fine. Not sure what else to do.

Pavillion g7, Windows 7 64bit, i3

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Make your Recovery disks which are used in such a case where Factory Recovery won't run from its partition. You may need to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.

Most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a much superior install especially considering the huge amount of bloatware larded into the HP factory recovery disks. Everything you need to get it perfect is in the blue link.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook and I want to install Windows XP on it. I have the bootable DVD which works fine when I try to boot any other computer with it, but when I try to do it on my Pavilion, the phrase "Press any key to boot from CD..." DOESN'T appear. Instead, it stays on a blinking cursor on a black screen forever and nothing happens. If I try to boot, say, Ubuntu, tho, it boots and installs normally.

What confuses me is that, by trying to boot the CD on another computer i confirmed that its working, and by booting Linux on my Pavilion i confirmed that it is not my computer.

Would anyone know why this is happening and how can I fix it?

EDIT: I also have just tried Windows 7 and it also gets stuck on the blinking dash. Apparently, the only OS that installs is Linux.

Thanks in advance,

A:Blinking Cursor - HP cannot boot XP from CD

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I have posted a couple of questions about this problem, but it seems nobody know what the source of the problem is. Not sure if its a lack of members or if my problem is one that requires professional help, but if someone could help me out with a link to another forum where someone has posted the same issue or just flat out tell what the dill is, it would make me very happy. Heres my most recent thread with details about my problem....http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic116499.html

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post once. If people wish to reply they will.

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My Laptop is 7 years older -Toshiba Satellite – A110-195, In these times at least more than 5 times I formatted with MS Windows XP-SP3, having a problem that mouse cursor blinking fast and it will stop for while when using Esc & Ctrl, but its irritating me because I couldn’t able to watch movie or any videos coz all of like hanging and I keep pressing Esc or Ctrl button, I formatted again noted that during XP installation the mouse cursor is keep blinking :-o, I believed its Trojan so better to remove the HD, I brought new HD and installed XP and showing same while installation mouse cursor is blinking, after installation now cursor blinking style is different, its now playing like am using old PC, blinking for a while and hangs up after that I can work for maximum 5 minutes without problem. Also, I couldn’t able to copy or paste. In these times I tried scanning with 3 type of Antivirus (Security Essential, TNS, Avira) bt could nt find any virus. So, pls advise if der z any solution.

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Hey...my question again in clearly

My System is Toshiba Satellite A110-195, Windows XP Professional-SP3, 32 bit, 2 GB of RAM, Windows Security Essentials & Avast anti-virus.

My mouse cursor keep flashes (normal icon) even system in Idle, if press Ctrl or Esc button it will stop for a while, I thought its happening because of virus and re-installed XP but still same, however I changed HD and installed XP and I noticed that the cursor keep blinking during installation.

Any ideas on why this is happening? I have seen lots of posts tried every possible solution available on internet forums.

There is no problem if am using Linux version with USB or CD.
There is no virus found after full scan.
I uninstalled & installed mouse driver.
In Control Panel adjusted the speed of Mouse and enhance pointer precision.
I check in the Task Manager what Processes are going on, here find the below that.
svchost.exe = 6 nos. (Local Service 2, System 2,Network Service 2) )
MsMpEng.exe = System
explorer.exe = user
avastUI.exr = user
spoolsv.exe = System
NBService.exe = System
AvastSvc.exe = System
csrss.exe = System
Winlogon.exe = System
alg.exe = Local Service
aqlwrite.exe = system
TctrlIoHook.exe = User
Igfxtray.exe = User
Services.exe = System
Crypserv.exe = System
ctfmon.exe = User
TPTray.exe = User
igfxpers.exe = User
hkcmd.exe = User
mscorsvw.exe = system
wscnfy.exe = User
Issass.exe = systems
qlservr.exe = Network services
mss.exe = System
TPSBattM.exe = User
System Idle process =... Read more

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Hello, my laptop updated earlier. Now it won't start up and every time I try to turn it on it lets me go to the Startup Menu and anything I do after that it keeps going to a black screen with a white curser at the top left corner. I've tried restarting it multiple ways and I'm not sure what to do?

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I have got Windows 7 with 256 MB graphics card pre installed, 1 GB RAM and 160 GB Hard disk. The problem is Now when I start the computer it says checking NVRAM and a blank screen with blinking cursor appears. I tried to boot with disconnecting all the drives but the problem remains same. Pls help me to solve this problem.

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Is the screen with that message the first screen you see?

Or do you see a screen (probably with your computer manufacturers logo on it) beforehand?

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I deleted some startup files from a WindowsXP Pro machine it was originally a Win98. Which files do I need to get it going XP, 98 or Compaq restore(hope not)? I can only access BIOS. I have no backup!
Thanks for any help

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I have a laptop that I never turn off because it usually will not load windows when I switch it back on. Instead it goes straight to the black screen with blinking cursor in top left hand corner. There is no opportunity to get into BIOS.
When I first became aware of the problem I read that removing and then re-inserting the hard drive might fix the problem. Usually this does the trick, however not always. It also seems that removing the and re-inserting the ram helps.
To try and fix this fault for good I bought a solid state hard drive and did a reinstall of windows 7. The problem persisted. I therefore bought new RAM but this has not fixed the problem.
So, it seems my operating system, hard drive and RAM are all good ...what else could be causing this issue?

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Hello all -Just signed up. Have anyone had this problem in Word: Constant blue cusor while in word. Sometimes in Ooutlook.Any suggestions.(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum.jgw)

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Isn't it a normal thing to have a blinking cursor in MSWord and Outlook to indicate that you can type something?

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My cursor is blinking almost non-stop. How can I stop it? I have tried rebooting, following suggestions from other forum members, changing my curso blinking rate to zero. It also affect scrolling. No effect. It's driving me crazy. Thx. Micromos

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Until recently I had IE 11 running on Win7. After a registry cleanup the blinking cursor had disappeared from every search bar I tried to use, except IE11. My shortcuts produced what I expected but after 2 blinks the cursor stopped. I had to go right bact to IE8 to get back to normal and, as we all know, IE8 is no longer supported. I tried an upgrade reinstall of Win7, thinking it would rebuild the registry but it made no difference.
Does anyone have the answer to this please?
Cheers, RR

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Hello, Not sure exactly what you mean by 'upgrade reinstall of Windows 7', usually these issues are fixed by using System Restore.

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Hi, I have a friend's HP laptop with Windows 7. When I press the power button, it shows the HP splash screen and then a black screen with a blinking cursor.
She said that she was working on her online schoolwork and left the room. When she came back, it restarted to the black screen with a blinking cursor.
- I tried F8 to access the Advanced Boot Menu but it wouldn't load.
- I also tried F11 to boot to the recovery partition but that won't load either.
- She does not have her original Windows disks.
- I can boot to BIOS, so I ran the hard drive self test and the memory test and they both passed.
- I check the boot options and the hard drive is the first option. (Her CD/DVD drive is the second option, but there is no CD/DVD in the drive).
- I took out the hard drive and scanned it with Malwarebytes on my desktop, but there were no threats found.
- I tried to run chkdsk on the partition with the OS while it was plugged into my desktop, but I get a message asking about mounting the volume, so I selected 'No'. Then it says that chkdsk cannot run on the drive because it is in use by another process, would you like to schedule a chkdsk the next time the system restarts and I selected 'Yes'. (I'm not sure how or why it thinks the drive is in use, but I restarted the desktop and I also removed the drive and put it back in the HP laptop and restarted it, but neither option ran chkdsk.)
- I saved her documents and photos onto my desktop
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A:Windows 7 Blinking Cursor

The black screen with blinking cursor means that for some reason or other the system cannot find the hard drive when it tries to boot.
What has worked for me in the past is to press the 'F8' key while the HP splash screen - the BIOS screen - is showing. This usually takes you to the 'Boot options' page but not in the case of the black screen. What you get is a screen that looks very like the boot order screen in BIOS but it isn't. In this screen use the 'Up' and 'Down' arrows to select your hard drive from the list of drives shown, then press the 'Enter' button and the computer should boot normally.
The first time I ran into this problem, on my own computer, I spent about two hours re-booting and pressing 'F8', getting this screen every time, until inspiration struck and I selected the hard drive with my operating system on it !  I have since run into it a few times since.
Chkdsk will not run on a disk you are looking at, or if is the one that is trying to boot because that hard drive is in use. It will start as soon as you re-boot because the instruction is stored. When asked 'Schedule chkdsk at next restart ?', press 'Y' (Yes) and then 'Enter', then re-boot. However, you have done the most important thing - backed up all her data.
Chris Cosgrove

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Whenever i boot my laptop for the first time in the day, it will get stuck at the blinking cursor screen after the samsung splash screen appears. Restarting or pressing ctrl-alt-del after a few seconds will cause it to reset and windows logo will show and it boots normally afterwards. I have an external hard drive plugged in always if that matters. I've tried changing the boot order but it doesnt work. No hard disk errors too. Reinstalled windows but it didnt work either. Does anyone have a solution?

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Hello whiteholes, welcome to SF!

Yeah we've got some ideas... but it is very hard to be specific as you haven't filled in any details in you System Spec's.
Anyway, there are many possible reasons for this but the most common one is a timing issue. Strange as it might sound, a cooled down system (as from being off overnight) takes just a little longer to power up all parts than a warm system that is rebooting. A cold part (like your boot HDD) being too slow could cause this... but, in this case I'm not sure because I'd expect a message on "boot disk not found"or something like it. So it is another component. You just need to check for that. I would start by trying to boot one morning without having the external HDD plugged in.

For more specific help, update system specs.

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I have been scouring and trying all the "tricks" I have come across to no avail. My issue is as follows:

Five days ago after running a Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) on my laptop, something caused a complete system hang (or that is what I recollect). When I rebooted the laptop, lo and behold, splash screen, then blinkin' underscore forever.

The currently comatozed laptop is:

Sony VAIO BX297-XP
Win XP Pro SP3
1x 200Gb Hitachi Travelstar 7K200
1x 500Gb Seagate ST9500420ASG
2 Mb (1x2Mb) RAM (Samsung DDR2-SDRAM PC2-5300)
all other specs are standard for the laptop.

I know it is old, but it has traveled the world and been unfathomably resilient and saved dozens of other systems from failure. As I am reluctant to redo everything again (father, I have sinned and "forgotten" to backup since x-mas; but it received a full boot drive cleansing, by format, 7 months ago).

Any pointers are greatly appreciated. I have tried mbrfix, mbrboot, surface tests, file structure tests and more, yet still that annoying screen. Have had a dual boot running Kubuntu but it was not in use when this happened.

My fingers are crossed.

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If you have booted off of the XP CD and gotten to the Recovery Console and typed chkdsk /R and pressed enter, and that didn't help, and you have then typed FIXBOOT and then FIXMBR then you will have to try a Repair Install.

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Just wanted to stop in and say hello. Trying to get the hang of these forum sites... I have a problem with my PC and this was the most comprehensive site I could find so I figured I would sign up and let the learning begin. Not quite sure how all this works just yet but I'll figure it out soon enough...

Anyway, I found a bigger hd but no OS, so I was gonna format using WinXP and I accidentally plugged her into the master plug instead of slave and now Windows wont start. I used ERD commander to check the contents of the drives and thankfully my data is still intact, but when I try to boot, I just get the blinking cursor. Any ideas?

At first I thought it was a Windows problem but I borrowed a HD w/ Windows from a friend and got the same results. I'm thinking its just not opening the drive properly or something.

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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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I have a computer with XP pro installed on it. When I turned it on the other day right after the POST test it just has a blinking cursor in the top left side of screen. I looked through some of the other post in the forums and tried what I found to try to fix the problem. I put in my XP cd and reset the computer. It said to press any key to boot from cd, I was doing something else and didn't hit a key and the computer booted correctly into Windows. I tried to boot normally again, and it was the blinking cursor. I put the windows cd in again and this time I hit the key to boot from cd. I went into the recovery console and can chkdsk /r and chkdsk /r /f and everything was ok with both. I ram fixmbr and it still boots to the blinking cursor. But it will keep booting correctly if the windows cd is in and I don't hit a key to boot from the cd. I also went into the boot options and selected last known good configuration and that didn't change anything. I also went into disk management and it showed a healthy hard drive with no problems. What do I need to do to get it to boot normally without the cd in the drive? Thanks.


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Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 If that didn't handle it, I would try the fixboot command.If still no joy, I would try the bootcfg /rebuild command, What is Bootcfg - http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/...is-bootcfg.html Louis

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My cursor keeps blinking from the arrow to the hourglass. It only lasts a split second but i work with graphics and its very distracting when im in close on my drawing.
Thank you

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Hi Cary,
I have a Dell Inspirion that when powered up all I get is a blinking cursor. Any comment will be appreciated.

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The title of your thread and the problem that you describe are 2 completely different things, so we don't really know what kind of help you need.

Is your Dell Inspiron a laptop/notebook or a desktop/tower?
What is the exact 7-character "service tag" number on it?
What version of Windows is it running?


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Hello folks,Thank you firstly for any help on this - I'm at my wits end trying to sort it out.DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK law-and-disorder.de/wp-content/themes/law-a/gerald393.phpOk now that is out the way I'll begin!I was checking back links to my website though yahoo's site explorer and the link above was there. As usual I always see who's linking to my website(s) and opened the link along with 3 or 4 others. This link was the last 1 I was checking and when I finally clicked the tab it was open on I saw looks of numerical figures and at the top of the screen it said ''WAIT... LOADING PAGE'' or something along them lines.I knew straight away I had to get off it so I tried to open task manager to shut it down to no avail.So I restarted the PC by the button on the front, and it starts to boot up.It shows me as usual the Asus meotherboard boot page and I can choose DEL to enter setup.After that is when I hit a brick wall.I then go to the next screen which shows MAXTOR SMT and some numbers after - my hard drive?And below is says press any key to continue. Now is I press an key is goes to a black screen white blinking underscore in the top left corner - and if I press nothing it does the same - black screen white blinking underscore in the top left corner.I've tried all F keys and nothing happens apart from F8 which brings up my BOOT MENU.I can select Hard Disc - SCSI-0 : MAXTORor CDROM - 1st Master : ATAPI DVD Entering either of those does noth... Read more

A:Blinking Cursor on boot up

Hi, Lets give it a try.We will need to view the system status from an external environment. It will be good to know the Operating System installed as well as the specs of the computer. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow. Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download driver.sh to your USB driveAlso Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.Follow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB ... Read more

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This is an annoying problem that does not seem to affect my computer in any way except my cursor "blinks" with the little CD icon about once per second. It happens randomly and sometimes last for days even with reboot. Sometimes logoff or reboot fixes the problem temporarily and sometimes not. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?


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Hey together, i've got a big problem with WOL and our HP Pro Desktop. On regular startup Windows 10 is booting perfectly. But if I'm starting the machine with WOL Magic Packet the System will only boot up to the blinking cursor on black background. This is only so if the machine is started by WOL. I have tested it on 20+ Machines, HP Pro only. Same problem... Do someone have the same problems? I dont know anymore. I have cleaned the boot priority and renewed the driver for nic. Nothing helped. Thank you in advance. David

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I have a HP laptop that will boot as noted below;
1 - HP Battery Alert - states that my battery needs to be replaced
2 - HP logo screen
3 - blinking cursor in upper left corner
Any help to fix this issue? Nothing was changed prior to this happening and the battery has been bad for a while.


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About a month and a half a go my laptop was infected with 2 trojan viruses and ever since I haven't been able to start it up as it stays on a black screen with a blinking cursor after the toshiba splash screen. I am able to use my computer by booting with Hiren's boot cd and have since cleaned up my computer and gotten rid of any viruses..but have to continue booting via disc and it is getting sickening to do so..any idea what I can do to fix this? Thanks

Fixed it.

A:Blinking Cursor Upon Boot

do you have windows disc or do you mean you are using the boot cd ?


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HI All,
I built my own computer last year. The computer boots up just fine but before it bios screen comes up there is a blinking cursor that runs for almost 20 seconds and then bios kicks in and everything goes on normally form there. Can anyone tell me how to avoid the initial 20 to 30 secs of pointless cursor blinking?


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The computer boots up just fine but before it bios screen comes upHi and Welcome -Do you actually mean the POST screen, rather than the BIOS screen ??If it is the POST screen, you can enter BIOS setup, and change settings so the POST screen will be very brief (about 5 seconds)Has this always done this, or is this a new / recent change to starting ??Thank You -

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i recently got my computer back from the shop. they checked got my computer in working order and i brought it home. it had a blank 500 gig sata hdd and i booted it up. i put in my windows disc to install windows and rebooted, it ran all the little checks and stuff. it gave me my options for a fresh install, recovery and stuff likke that. at that point my keyboard wasnt working so i did a hard reboot and when i did it came up to a blinking cursor in the left and thats all it does now. i took out the battery and reset the bios already but i'm at a loss and dont want to take it back and pay money again.

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Windows XP Home
400W PSU
1.8Ghz Intel Processor
Onboard Graphics
Onboard Sound

Computer goes past the bios screen and then to a black screen with a white blinking cursor, i cant type anything, or do anything beyond this point

Same thing occurs if i try accessing BIOS, System Restore, or any other options such as Safe mode etc.

any help is appreciated

A:Blinking Cursor on Startup


Make sure there are no CD/DVD's, thumb drives in it.


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got free upgrade to windows 10.      everything ok        after installing a samsung ssd in notebook  somehow i noticed the blinking spinning cursor.     how can i get rid of it.

A:cant get rid of spinning , blinking cursor

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Hello people.

Have anyone of you noticed that your cursor blinks once or twice while either:
Holds cursor upon 'window bar'
Holds cursor upon 'minimize - enlarge - close' bars
Moves cursor to the explore taskbar area
Not that annoying but, I notice it.

Please note that I have no theming or 3rd party software that'd disturb Aero.
Question is, do you have it? Should I just ignore or do something about it? I also plugged my mouse in another USB port with no difference.

A:Cursor blinking within Aero?

It's not happening for me :/

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As I try to load XP it gets past a couple of screens and then just stays with this black one and the cursor blinking in the top left hand corner. Now ive had this problem once b4 but a mate of mine fixed it up and said if it ever happens again to put this floppy in and fix it. Now its happened again and i dont know what he exactly did with that floppy (he is overseas atm). When i put the floppy in it gets me to a dos prompt giving me two seconds to choose between 1. CD ROM 2. No CD ROM
Im not too sure (as im a mac user) but I think its the windows Bootup disk. I had lost mine and i think he replaced it with this one. It contains...


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Windows will not boot, I created a rescue disc and ran FRST64... but I'm a little lost on how to fix.
Any suggestions? 

A:Ran Malwarebytes, now all I get is blinking cursor

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.start

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...26dfa299cadb\InprocServer32: [Authentication UI Logon UI] <==== ATTENTION!
S2 HP Support Assistant Service; "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe" [X]
S3 hpqwmiex; "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe" [X]

Save the files as fixlist.txt into the same folder as FRSTRun FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log Fixlog.txt please post it to your reply.===I need you to run the Farbar tool normally and post a fresh FRST log for my review.Let me know what problem persists.If all fails try to restore you computer to a previous date. ==================== Restore Points available =========================Restore point made on: 2014-11-12 21:00:11Restore point made on: 2014-11-20 21:00:12Restore point made on: 2014-11-28 21:00:10Restore point made on: 2014-12-06 21:00:11

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When i click my mouse in the internet (Eplorer 5.5)
My cursor blink from arrow to hour glass.
What can i do to stop this

A:Mouse cursor blinking

My cursor usually does the same thing for a moment or so until my screen is done displaying what I have clicked on.

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Good morning.  I was wondering if I could get some assistance.  I have a Win7 Pro x64 laptop.  This morning it made it past the BIOS screen and just gives me a flashing cursor in the upper left corner of my screen. 
I've run the manufacturer's included diagnostics, and they've come up clean.  I ran the Windows Recovery Console and tried Startup Repair.  It said it couldn't find any problems.  Does anyone have any suggestions where to go from here?

A:Win 7 Pro, no boot, blinking cursor

Can you F8 your way into Safe Mode screen?  If so, try boot with last known good configuration.  If nogo or cannot get into F8, wait for the regular BC techs to appear -- they will help you get back your Windows.  ?I'm wild guessing a major software clash, video and something else?

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It seems as if there is something wrong.
I don't know what though.
If possible would someone take a look at this hjt log please.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:25:58 AM, on 12/24/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = h... Read more

A:my cursor is blinking way too fast

Im going to post this link now as I have it copied to my clipboard now...I am going over your log.


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