[ubuntu-uk] brief flashing cursor prompt then blank screen

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Jun 15 08:29:03 BST 2009

2009/6/15 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
> Hi. I sent a message yesterday saying my (4-month-old) Linux Certified
> laptop had died. However, I tried it again this morning and saw a brief
> flashing cursor prompt (like the one you get briefly during Ubuntu
> closedown), followed by a blank screen. This happened three times, then
> it gave up. What should I do during this flashing cursor prompt to get
> it started again?

Can you get to the BIOS settings?

Will it boot off of a live Linux CD such as an Ubuntu desktop CD?


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