Flashing prompt in upper-left after BIOS

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  1. junglejackflash

    junglejackflash

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    I have a two-year-old Dell Inspiron 1318 laptop. Recently after the BIOS runs, it puts me at a screen with nothing but a flashing prompt at the upper-left of the screen — the Windows loading screen never appears. I've fooled with boot order to put the HDD first, as well as booting the CD drive first (to try and run Ubuntu). No dice. I've seen similar posts but mostly regarding desktops — I don't have a spare laptop HDD to swap out. Any suggestions?
     
    junglejackflash, Feb 17, 2011
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