latop wont boot up

  wildatheart 17:19 15 Jan 12

my dell inspirion 1525 will not boot up. it starts fine then screen stays black with curser flashing in top left hand corner, when i press keys they do nothing except make a beep noise. can any one help me

  robin_x 17:33 15 Jan 12

Check no CD/DVD in drives or Flash sticks/cards plugged in.

Reboot tapping F8 on startup. See if you can get to Repair options, first, or Safe mode.

  robin_x 17:34 15 Jan 12

Presume you are Vista?

  wildatheart 17:38 15 Jan 12

cheers robin will try that and yes vista

  robin_x 17:40 15 Jan 12

Or Last known Good Configuration, from F8 boot

  wildatheart 17:57 15 Jan 12

cant seem to get to repair options but is doing a pre boot assessmemt on itself

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