black screen with dm-hm300l-c3 .

Dell / 4700
April 16, 2010 at 18:53:45
Specs: Windows XP
Hi sometimes when I try to boot my computer I get a black screen with either dm-hm300l-c3 and cursor flashing or I get a black screen with "booting system failed at checkpoint smba). I will have to turn off and on the computer sometimes 100 times for it to finally boot and sometimes it will take even hours. I need help. Dell has been no help as they want me to buy a warranty!!!

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#1
April 16, 2010 at 23:31:23
Is it a laptop or PC?

Does it have a TV card installed?

If so, remove it & reboot to see how it boots.


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#2
April 17, 2010 at 00:45:56
Ok, just googled & see it is a PC.

Removing a PCI Express Card
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#3
April 17, 2010 at 10:32:52
I don't think we have a express card installed. If it comes with it then maybe but we never put one in there. I wold have no idea where to even check for it. Is there anyother ideas. What if I restore the computer to a different date, would that make a difference???

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#4
April 17, 2010 at 17:29:52
"What if I restore the computer to a different date, would that make a difference???"

Maybe.

Give it a try.


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#5
April 17, 2010 at 20:48:52
"I don't think we have a express card installed"

Install this free program & upload the screen shot of Video please.

When it opens > Hardware > Video.

SIW
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.gtopala.com/
Portable
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTAB...
Or,
http://qdeo.com/nc4

Screen Capture ( make sure you select jpeg or GIF, anything else is a bigger size )
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...
http://askbobrankin.com/take_a_scre...
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/ge...
http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Scree...
http://www.ehow.com/how_4725692_scr...

Fast uploads
http://imageshack.us/ ( will upload multi files )
http://www.mediafire.com/ ( will upload multi files )
http://www.rapidshare.com/ ( will upload multi files )
http://www.yourfilehost.com/ ( will upload multi files )



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