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Old 09-06-2008
Vistarocks
 
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Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

When I try to boot my Vista laptop, it boots fine until after the green
scrolling bar completes. Then, it goes to a black screen, then a darker shade,
then a lighter shade of black. Then, an arrow appears. Nothing happens
afterward. The screensaver will come on after a while. System restore doesn't
fix it. What could I do or what could be the cause? Thanks for any help!!!


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Old 09-06-2008
Rick Rogers
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

Hi,

Does it do the same thing when you try to enter Safe mode by hitting F8 at
boot?
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Old 09-06-2008
Nonny
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

How are you running system restore when your screen is black?
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Old 09-06-2008
Mick Murphy
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

You can run System Restore from the Vista DVD if you boot from it!
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Old 09-06-2008
Nonny
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

No sh**? NEAT!

ANY Vista CD?
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Old 09-06-2008
Mick Murphy
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

Vista is DVD, not CD!

Nah. Has to be a MS disk(OEM or Retail); not an OEM computer manufacturer's
crap Recovery disk, with all their crap programs included, and no option
other than factory reinstall..
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Old 09-06-2008
Vistarocks via WindowsKB.com
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

Yes, it does. I also try "Last Known Good Configuration" and it does the same
thing.
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Old 09-06-2008
Colin Barnhorst
 
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Re: Vista laptop has arrow and black screen during boot

Not necessarily. The first recovery disk for my wife's HP is a slightly
modified Windows dvd and works just fine for recovery options. He should at
least try it.
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