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Computer hangs at black screen with underscore after factory reset

By jim13
Nov 26, 2011
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  1. My HP Pavilion a6232n PC had the blue screen error a lot so I factory reset it. After that, it wouldn't start anymore and hangs at a black screen with a blinking underscore after the HP logo. I tried to boot the windows vista recovery disk from the boot menu but it doesn't work. It still goes to the black screen whether I boot the cd or hard drive first.

    EDIT: It sometimes displays "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I don't have a system disk and I have read that the recovery disk can be used for it. When i put it in and press enter, it just has the black screen without the message anymore.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +235

    You may have a bad or corrupt hard drive. Have you checked that the hard drive is detected in the bios?
     

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