My computer is stuck with a flashing _

August 25, 2010 at 13:36:18
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Hi, here is the problem. Whenever i start my computer right after the page with acer the screen goes black and there is a flashing _. It happenned to me before and all i had to do was clean it with air but now it doesn't work. Could you please help me? Also I use vista.

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#1
August 25, 2010 at 14:39:32
"screen goes black and there is a flashing" Does not sound good, could be the video card has gone south.

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#2
August 25, 2010 at 15:16:12
This is the usual sign you lost the master boot record. You can go into recovery console and run the commands fixmbr and fixboot

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#3
August 25, 2010 at 16:45:05
allright thx gor your answers but that leads me to a new question, if i just install windows 7 and remove vista will it be good? because i dont want to pay 60$ to keep vista it is so annoying

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#4
August 26, 2010 at 08:06:42
windows 7 is just vista on steriods. not sure why vista would cost you $60 but if the hardware specs are fairly new go ahead with Win7

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