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i have a hp laptop, i turn it on and after the startup screen it turns black with an underscore blinking cursor. how do i fix this without discs and f8 (safe mode) does not work.

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Does any mode in F8 work.
Try if you have not Last Known Good.
Try VGA mode
When did ths problem arise. Have you had other problems before this.
Have you recently installed a program or changed a driver for some device.
Go F2 or it may be another key, it will tell you on the startup sreen - Press ? for setup.
Is the HDD the first boot device.
If it is the CD/DVD - change it to the HDD as first boot device.
DO YOU HAVE data you need to save. If so I can send you a program to do that OR you can take the HDD out of the laptop, normally just two or three screws on a cover plate on the base of the laptop and place it in a 2.5 enclosure, connect it to another computer and then recover your personal data by just opening it as an external drive.
It maybe the case that you will have to use the recovry parition or the recovery disc if you have it, put do not go down that road just yet.
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Will your post assist with the problem?
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the only key i can press is esc for startup menu, then it goes straight to the black screen. i would like to back up my files before i get it fixed, any simple ideas?
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DO YOU HAVE data you need to save. If so I can send you a program to do that OR you can take the HDD out of the laptop, normally just two or three screws on a cover plate on the base of the laptop and place it in a 2.5 enclosure, connect it to another computer and then recover your personal data by just opening it as an external drive.
It maybe the case that you will have to use the recovery parition or the recovery disc if you have it, put do not go down that road just yet.


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