Computer Restarts to a blank screen with blinking cursor in upper left corner

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Computer Restarts to a blank screen with blinking cursor in upper left corner

  • I was doing nothing out of the ordinary. My computer is usually on all the time. For some reason, my Outlook wasn't receiving my emails properly, so I restarted the computer and it came up with a blank screen and the blinking cursor. I have a Dimensions 4700. I tried to hit the F2 or the F12 or any F key for that matter, and it doesn't repond to anything. I have restarted it numerous times now, called tech support ($39 for what?) and have read numerous posts, which seem to have the same problem, but the people indicated upgrades or Ram issues, and I haven't done anything accept  shop and browse online, check email.
     
    Obviously, I am kind of stressed right now so if anybody can help that would be great.
  • What color are the 4 diagnostic LEDs on rear of the tower? If not all green, look up error code here:
    http://snipurl.com/1v31w

    Ron

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  • Thanks Ron for that information and link. It was extremely helpful. I am back up and running. I don't know if it was an expansion card per se, but after disconnecting everything and going through the motions, I was able to get it all back up and running.
    Thanks again, and happy holidays!
     
    Lisa
     
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    Ron

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    I am NOT a Dell employee