Dell XPS will not boot from any device - just blinking cursor
Posted on 2009-07-07
Never bumped into that one before:
Dell XPS M1210 laptop will not boot rom any device/media. I only get blinking white cursor on black screen regardless wether I try to boot from the HD or Windows Installation CD/ other bootable CDs, or even diagnostic boot or dell patiton.
The laptop has The Media Home alt ernative OS (or whatever it is called) installed. I tried starting this one up instead, but it only shows the Media welcome screen and stalls like that.
So far I have tried:
load default settings in bios
disable boot from anything other than tintenal HD and CD
made sure there are no memory cards or any other devices attached to the laptop
Could this be some sequrity measure gone wild, or is it corrupt BIOS (bios boot screen loads fine, no error messages)
Or could it be some faulty input dedvice or othr hardware (stuck keybord key or faulty touchpad) although I do not get any error messages or beeps?
Please help if you can,