Windows XP won't load black screen blinking cursor
Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:48 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:29 PM
If this buzzing noise, is coming from inside the laptop it is either the CPU fan, that is not spinning and the buzzing is the bearing bush or the fan motor, this could be caused by an extremely heavy build up of dust on the fan OR it may, if it were not for the hard disk test have been from the hard drive which has effectively gone beyond recovery, although that is more usually a clicking sound as the read/write head tries to move acroos the platters of the disc., although as it passed the test, this seems unlikely
am at the black screen with the blinking cursor, it makes a horrible buzzing noise
The clue is I think that it was SLOW before this latest fault.
However that could be a numberof things, including hardly any free space on the hard drive - do you know if there was.
Are the air vents clean.
Examine if the buzzing noise is from inside the laptop, or is it from the inbuilt speakers.
CHECK that you do NOT have a key stuck down on the keypad.
Change boot order to CD and make this disc and boot from that. See if it will load Puppy.
Puppy can also be used to recover your data, but your first approach is to see if we can get a boot to Puppy.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 20 October 2011 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:18 PM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:34 PM
AND do you know if there is free space at least, and that is the least 10% on the Hard drive.
If you know there was free space, disconnect the power lead, take out the battery, hold down the power switch for a FULL 20 seconds and then reconnect the power lead, try again without the battery in.
Here are the detailed instructions
DO THIS FIRST - Perform a hard reset If a PC suddenly fails to boot properly, you should perform a hard reset as the first procedure.
- Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and media cards. You want to test the computer not the accessories!
- Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery, and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds .
- Reconnect the AC power adapter (but do not connect the battery), Press the Power button, Look for glowing LEDs near caps lock and num lock keys, and Listen for sounds of a disk drive and fan turning.
- Connect an external monitor to test the display
- The above link is live click on it.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 20 October 2011 - 06:47 PM.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:01 PM
It is now three days since you said you would try the other options.
Have you managed to make any progress on the issue please.
When you get chance would you kindly post indicating if you still require help.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:37 PM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:29 PM
I am offline from tonight until late 5 Nov
Good luck with it.
If you post requiring help someone else will very likely assist.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:37 PM
Your post 29 October
I was able to download the files you suggested onto a cd and was able to load puppy...however I do not have a flash drive to transfer files. once I have one I will give it a try. thanks
Did you get one and how have you progressed and do you still require help on the problem please.
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