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Dell Inspriron 1545- black screen no home screen

When I start my computer and it reaches the Starting Windows page, I wait a few minutes for it to load the home screen but instead of getting the home screen, I get a black screen and a cursor. I can move the cursor but thats it. How do I get my home screen back or what might the problem be?

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  • Pablo Lange Jun 10, 2012

    what windows do you have?

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 10, 2012

    umm windows 7 i think, im running a pre-boot system assessment build 4118 right now but i will look and make sure when its done, I seen the test results for the inverter test passed but right under it it said test results again and it said not applicable?

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 10, 2012

    i was using it just fine the other night, watching something on Netflix and it was installing a windows update and needed to restart, i let it restart and in the morning when i got up it was nothing but a black screen.

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 10, 2012

    no i have tried that and i still get the black screen

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 10, 2012

    i have tried entering safe mode, resetting back to default settings, even tried to load in networking and command prompt.. all three still won't load my home screen

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 10, 2012

    pre-boot system assessment build 4118 has finished and has not found anything.

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 11, 2012

    sadly that did not work robert :(



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U might try going into ur bios and resetting,or updating it

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 11, 2012

    ok i will try and let u know



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Can you get in windows safe mode by pressing F8, and get screen? it might be a display driver

Posted on Jun 10, 2012

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  • Pablo Lange Jun 10, 2012

    if is display driver you can rollback to the old driver, and also if you can get to your screen in safe mode you can rollback the update from windows

  • Pablo Lange Jun 10, 2012

    f8 and enable low resolution video?, or may be last working settings?

  • Pablo Lange Jun 10, 2012

    what's your antivirus?

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    Samantha Raynard Jun 11, 2012

    Norton 360 is my antivirus



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No this should hopefully not come back It can be due to lots of different reasons.
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SOURCE: Computer won't boot Windows Vista. Screen goes black with cursor arrow.

In this case you have to do the PC restore . you can do that in dell machines by shutting down the machine and when it is coming back on just HOLD DOWN THE CTRL ket and the START HITTING f11 key in this case you will lose the data which you have the on the c drive but this issue will get resolved .

Else you can try to restart in the safe mode with networking and then go to the system restore and then select the bold dates in which you have idea you system was working fine . selct the date and then do the system restore . In this case you will not lose the data but you will lose the updates which you have done after that date .

in both the cases system will work .

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SOURCE: dell inspiron 1525 notebook will not start windows

Usually this happens when the vista boot loader fails. During boot up, keep tapping F8 and then select Disable Automatic Restart... and get the stop error code which usually starts with 0x

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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This is a clear hard drive issue. Try reinstalling Operating System, If it fails again, probably you have to replace the hard drive

Posted on Oct 15, 2009


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SOURCE: My Dell Inspiron 1520 will not load

Hello, Beth.

The most common reason is memory. Try reseating (remove and reinsert) the memory, first.

Power off the computer and disconnect all cables. Flip the laptop to the back. Remove the battery. The memory cover has 8 screws. Remove the memory modules at a 25 degree angle and reinsert them by pushing them down firmly by the ends.

If reseating the memory doesn't solve your problem, one module may be bad. So, remove and test each module one at a time.

Hope this helps.

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