How come I get a black screen when I boot up my Dell?

by on July 18, 2009

Q: When turning on my dell desktop dimension 8400 it goes to a black screen after the dell logo page and all there is is a cursor in left corner. I am not able to go to the boot menu or do anything else. I replaced the hard drive thinking that might be the problem but it does the same thing even with new hard drive. Any idea what could be the problem?


One Response to “How come I get a black screen when I boot up my Dell?”
  1.  

    A few different things to try:

    Try going into the BIOS and selecting the “optimized defaults” save and exit

    Try booting without any peripherals attached except the mouse, keyboard and monitor.