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when i power on I get a black screen with cursor blinking on the top left side.  No Dell Screen, no nothing.  OS Win 7 Pro.
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Go into your BIOS by hitting insert or delete when the computer is just booting up.  (you may have to push it a bunch of times right when the computer turns on.)  Browse through and find the factory default reset.

Reset it.

Go back into BIOS after reboot, locate your HD boot order and make sure you HD is listed and on top priority.

Also, make sure to remove any memory cards, flash drives, CDs or usb devices while troubleshooting.
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Did not work...
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double check memory slots and possibly remove add in cards or connected devices. try ctrl alt del to reboot whilst monitor on and  connected instead of powering the machine off and on. sometimes initial output to monitor can hide the bios screen and it may already be trying to boot a device by the time you see the cursor on the monitor. tap f2 as it powers on and this should get you to the BIOS setup for a dell. good luck
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worked, thanks
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AH Dell F2... My bad :(
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hi, can you mark the question as answered and award points as you see fit?
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