Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Dell Latitude D830 - with the nvidia video card option
Battery Missing - (it was completely dead and usually use this computer sparingly to even want to buy a battery)
All hardware in Device Manager looks fine.
The exact problem is when I turn the laptop on I do get the Dell splash screen and bios load. Then it instantly goes to a complete black screen with a blinking cursor for several mins, approx 5mins. I have set bios to default, changed boot sequence to HDD first. I have noticed however once booted i can turn off and boot and reboot flawlessly everytime, however when I shutdown and unplug power and move else where it does this long boot with the cursor thing. Now I am not completely sure about this but I am about to try once again after I post this.
If that is the case could it merely just be a CMOS battery issue? Would the changes I make in bios still be there and saved on the flash even without a CMOS or would they actually revert to default?
Thanks in advance guys and I will test this last theory out now. I just dont know what to do since I have been working on this issue periodically for quite sometime now. I have even tried different HDDs and different loads of Win7 as well.
I just tried rebooting without moving power source and still got the long blinking cursor, suppose that theory is nil. I did notice however when I tried loading into bios it would get the long blinking screen prior to booting into bios. Is it possible it is having a hard time recognizing some hardware, possibly the harddrive? Do or would I need to install drivers for the HDD even though device manager looks sufficient? I will try loading into bios without HDD present and then possible trying RAM.
Edited by rshaffer61, 14 March 2011 - 01:31 PM.