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Laptop Boots To Blank Screen And Cursor


My laptop won't boot correctly. Everything loads but instead of the home login screen showing up, i get a blank screen with a cursor. I tried booting in safe mode and restoring but i still get a blank screen. Tried booting a recovery cd, but still get the blank screen. This happened right when i was watching a video, the computer just went black and restarted itself to a blank screen. Anyone have any advice?

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