My laptop comes on but does not load

By aneeka123
Aug 29, 2010
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  1. hi, i have a fujitsu siemens laptop, model number MS2228. I can turn my laptop on and the screen to boot it up comes on (where it says f12 for setup), then that screen goes off, and then i am left with a black screen with a flashing dash. I have tried pressing f8 at the beggining to start a system restore, but this doesnt work and any other button i press it just beeps. My operating system is windows vista.

    Please try and help me,

  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    First things to check would be the operating system and the hard drive. You can try running chkdsk on the drive using the vista cd/dvd or try doing a repair from the vista install disc.
  3. aneeka123

    aneeka123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for replying,
    i was just wondering, with the vista install disc, did i have to install it onto my laptop for it work, or can i just use it for the first time?

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