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After installing Debian 7.6 first (and any) boot I have a blank screen

I've installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 on my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with no Desktop Environment and Linux kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Specs: CPU: T5550 - Intel Core2Duo Ram: 4GB VGA: Intel Chipset 965 ...
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Black screen after Windows 8.1 installer finishes loading files

I was given a Samsung laptop computer that has Windows 8 installed on it and was asked to re-install Windows because it will not boot up in Windows. When I start the machine "Preparing Automatic ...
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HP laptop, “General system board failure”, what next?

I have an HP Pavilion DM1-3101ea laptop with an integrated AMD E-350 APU. Basically the same as DM1Z, if it is of any help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem appeared as follows: i tried to send ...
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Monitor intermittently not displaying any output when the computer starts

I have a problem with my PC that I bought two weeks ago. I formatted and installed Windows 8.1 64-bit. After some days my monitor stopped displaying anything whenever the computer starts, but the CPU ...
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Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu?

I was just installing ubuntu on my new samsung chronos 7 NP700Z3C, the laptop was stucked at booting ubuntu so I pushed shutdown button for 5 seconds and turned it off. Now it does not boot. It just ...
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Boot from an empty HD

I have a brand new Solid State Drive (empty) and another Hard Disk Drive (files and content) I want to install Windows 7 and I have the CD. When I turn my computer on it won't boot, just the monitor ...
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545 views

Often My Laptop Doesn't Work: Only Shows Blank Screen With the Cursor Flashing

My rather old Dell C840 started behaving strangely. When I try to start it up, it doesn't do anything, just shows a blank screen with the cursor flashing. It has nothing to do with booting. It doesn't ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 boots to black before bios. Sometimes

Every once in a while, I boot the computer and the video output refuses to work, before the Dell logo in the bios shows up. The back light works, and the computer is booting up behind the scenes (I ...
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I cannot boot Ubuntu 10.04 on battery power. What do I do?

Okay, so as the title says, I run Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is that when I boot it on battery, it doesn't come on. I see a blank screen completely. Sometimes, the Ubuntu splash is visible for a couple ...