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When computer turns on the only video I am able to get is the Dell screen and I can use the  bios, but  anything after that I  just get a  black screen. I have tried different video card and same issue. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Can you try boot to safe mode or use last known good config by ptessing f8 on startup?

Also try running a Startup repair from Windows Recovery or Repair your computer.

Another thing is to ensure the boot order is correctly set in the BIOS.
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I tried f8 and the same thing happened where the screen is just black. I believe things are working, but I just cant see them.
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Can you see anything on the monitor when you switch the machine on? Also what happens when you plug in an external monitor?
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When i turn the machine on all i see is the Dell splash screen and that's it.
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Try a few things for me, disconnect any USB devices connected to the machine, check the boot order in the BIOS, if possible reseat the RAM and Hard drive within the machine and also see if you can ran the diagnostics to see if anything hardware related has failed.
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I tried reseating the RAM and Hard drive and i gave me same result and the boot order is correct.
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Try the other things i suggested.
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in most cases, this is caused by a bad update, or driver install - usually video driver
check if it boots with display from a rescue kit  (you can copy your data - if needed) - then do a repair
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/      

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-system-recovery-options#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7
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in most cases, this is caused by a bad update, or driver install - usually video driver
check if it boots with display from a rescue kit  (you can copy your data - if needed) - then do a repair
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/      

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-system-recovery-options#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7
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