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 Post subject: Fails to boot from disk, black screen with blinking cursor
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:39 pm 
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I just built my pc and when i start it up everything seems to start up and i can get into bios, but then it goes to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the top left and i can't do anything else. I tried changing the boot order and booting with a win 7 install disk and a bootable usb, the optical drive seems to spin up on start up and then spins down and i get the same black screen with blinking cursor.

I have tried plugging the optical drive into different SATA ports to no avail.

Does anyone know what the issue is?

System Specs:

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)

Intel core i-5 2500k

XFX Black Edition 750W PSU

Sony Optiarc AD-7260S DVD/CD ┬▒RW

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX, 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

G.Skill Sniper 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Rev1 cpu cooler

MSI Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870


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 Post subject: Re: Fails to boot from disk, black screen with blinking curs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:12 am 
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Have you tried hitting F8 as soon as you hit the start button to bring up the force boot screen? Have the win7 cd in the cd-rom and choose cd-rom on the menu that pops up, hit enter then hit any key when prompted.

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 Post subject: Re: Fails to boot from disk, black screen with blinking curs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
Have you tried hitting F8 as soon as you hit the start button to bring up the force boot screen? Have the win7 cd in the cd-rom and choose cd-rom on the menu that pops up, hit enter then hit any key when prompted.

Nasty


Ok, i got to the force boot screen and selected my cd/dvd drive, but it just goes to the black screen with blinking cursor again. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Fails to boot from disk, black screen with blinking curs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:02 pm 
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...with the win 7 in the tray the pc posts but still won't boot to the disk? If so, it may be the dvd rom that is not working right...or you have a motherboard problem.

While in the bios did you see the hard drive and cd-rom listed?

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 Post subject: Re: Fails to boot from disk, black screen with blinking curs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Is the RAM set to the proper voltage?

P8 (ECS) plugged into the MB?

Does BIOS version on the revision of the motherboard support the CPU stepping?

Yes to all = pull everything out and do an external (bootstrap) build, minimal components. If it boots and it should, start adding one component at a time until you reproduce the black screen.

Also test with memtest86+ and bootup version of WD's DLD.


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