Windows 10: Please help! Not booting to correct drive/black screen blinking cursor

Discus and support Please help! Not booting to correct drive/black screen blinking cursor in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have searched far and wide on this issue and tried things others have and I am getting nowhere. I have two hard drives, one is SSD with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jockna, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. jockna Win User

    Please help! Not booting to correct drive/black screen blinking cursor


    Hello, I have searched far and wide on this issue and tried things others have and I am getting nowhere. I have two hard drives, one is SSD with windows installed on it and the other is 1TB. Over the past few months I kept getting the booting error but found a temporary fix of hitting F9 or F12 for bios and clicking on any of the drives and it would boot up. Today that stopped working, this morning I was using my computer and shut it down as normal and went out, came back and I got a blinking cursor issue at top left with black screen. It was seemingly even booting from the 1TB previously but Im not entirely sure, I have had no issues until today when I received the issue of the blinking cursor at the top left. It seems a little temperamental because in the past it would just work no matter which hard drive was selected or if I simply just hit F9 displayed system information, I would hit OK and it would boot normally. I have a gigabyte motherboard btw! I found that windows media creation tool is the fix to this according to many sources, so I put this onto a 32GB USB drive. I tried to boot it to this but it said; An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. and now Im stuck. I have checked the SATA cables and swapped them around because it seems they were the wrong way around. I have tried having one drive only connected and vice versa. Furthermore, I have replaced the CMOS battery with a new one so Im stuck and upset. I hope I dont have to compromise with a new HDD. Specs: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3

    :)
     
    jockna, Jun 6, 2021
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  2. BetsyCole Win User

    Black screen with blinking cursor

    I run Windows 10 and have a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. I can hit Control, Alt, Delete, and it reboots momentarily, show the Dell logo and F2 Setup anf F12 Boot Options in the lower right corner. Regardless of what key
    I hit, it goes right back to the Black screen w/ cursor. I can't seem to do anything. Any suggestions?
     
    BetsyCole, Jun 6, 2021
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  3. Ar Rom Win User
    Black screen with blinking cursor

    Hello,

    This issue regarding the black screen and blinking cursor maybe due to incompatible, outdated or corrupted device drivers. There are certain steps that we can do to troubleshoot this issue. Let's follow the methods provided by Aadland on August 8, 2015 on this

    link
    and see if this will resolve your concern.

    Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
    Ar Rom, Jun 6, 2021
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  4. BetsyCole Win User

    Please help! Not booting to correct drive/black screen blinking cursor

    Black screen with flashing cursor

    Two weeks ago I had to delete and reload Windows 10. A few days ago my screen suddenly went black with the blinking cursor in the top left hand corner.

    I can only do a hard reboot, and when I do, on my screen I briefly get the Dell logo with
    F2 Set Up / F12 Boot Options in the lower right corner. Then it quickly reverts to a black screen with blinking cursor. Pressing either of the F2 /F12 keys has no effect.

    I have attempted to do a hard boot 3 & 4 times in succession but it always comes back to the black screen with blinking cursor.

    No sticky key combinations that I have seen mentioned on the Community page work at all. I'm stuck on the black screen with cursor.

    Any suggestions?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
    BetsyCole, Jun 6, 2021
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