blinking cursor after bios screen - Win7 no longer boots up

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BuonaDomenica, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    a friends computer no longer boots into Windows 7 after he shut it down last night. It just hangs at a blinking cursor after the Dell Bios screen. Computer was working just fine he said last night. I have booted up from the Windows 7 disc and did a startup repair but is says it can't find any errors.

    Also done memory tests and all kinds of other hardware diagnostic and they all come back with no errors. Is there a quick fix to this without reinstalling?

    this has happened on a Dell XPS One (All-In-One) Desktop
    and a Inspiron Laptop 1546

    I have read around google all day but could not come up with a fix.

    any suggestions appreciated
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    What solution was he using?
     
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  3. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    he was not using any solution and just dropped to computer off at my place to fix it. Same with that laptop.
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    So he bought win 7 and used legit key?
     
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    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  6. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    yes - both of those computers came with Windows 7 factory installed from Dell
     
  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Then the link I just gave you should repair your start up's
     
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    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Awesome dude :cool:
     
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