White underscore blinking black screen

April 30, 2011 at 16:41:36
Specs: Windows vista
Latop is: Hp dv5-1140tx and everytime it starts up with the HP logo then it goes to a white blinking underscore at the top left hand screen and doesnt load anything ... it feels like a hardware issue... i can press esc and get a few settings and i can run hard ware tests and they say its 100% fine and enter bios but as soon as i press f11 for recovery it fails to load ~_~

can anyone please help me .

Kind regards Paul~

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April 30, 2011 at 18:13:40
Sounds like a partition problem on the drive, as it passed the hardware tests. You will need a Vista Install CD to boot the system with. Once booted to command prompt or recovery console, try to get a directory of C: [dir c:] if that works, try repairing the boot partition and master boot record (MBR). Restart the system to see if that fixed it.

Type 'help' at the cursor to get a list of the commands. type the command with /help to get usage information. example: fixmbr /help varies with operating system

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