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Screen goes black with one white flashing dash

By starline
Jul 21, 2010
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  1. 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
     
  2. starline

    starline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    You could try to boot with a Windows CD and run check disk on the drive.
     
  4. starline

    starline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what windows cd?
     
  5. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    The CD for whatever version of Windows you have installed.

    Did you check to make sure there are no USB drivers connected that the machine is trying to boot from?
     
  6. starline

    starline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya i made sure and there is no cd's. i have windows xp installed and i have no idea were the cd is so im out of luck on that one lol

    any more ideas?

    i hate having no idea whats happening lol
     

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