Dell Inspiron 6000
Windows XP, service pack 3
This morning I tried to boot up my laptop: it showed the initial BIOS screen, the progress bar filled, then it went to a black screen with a white blinking cursor in the upper left corner.
I waited several hours to see if anything would happen, nothing.
The green lights above the keyboard (such as Numlock, capslock) are lit up. I checked the battery pack and it is full. Last night the laptop was working just fine.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
EDIT: I have tried: removing battery pack, unplugging power cord then removing the harddrive. Then putting all these back and turning on the computer. Did not resolve the problem!
ALSO: I tried the diagnostics utility from the F12 menu. All tests passed (last test is DST Short Status test?), then a popup window appears that says:
"No diagnostic utility partition found. To run diagnostics insert your Dell "Drivers and Utilities" CD, then select OK to restart the system and boot off the cd."
I have not done this yet, I don't know if this will erase my harddrive??
Edited by rogueleader105, 19 September 2009 - 01:36 PM.