I am having about the samr problem i have a Dell inspiron n5010. When i power up my laptop it goes to the dell logo which only gives me f2 and f12 options. And right after that it goes to a black screen with a white cursor. I am not sure what to do here. Please help. I tried the f8 but nothing happens amd i tried removing my media card that i had plugged in and npthing worked.i tried everything that is posted on this page. Nothing has worked so far.
Please help i need my laptop with all my documents. Anyone?
It seems to me that your hard drive has a failure. Can you pull it out and connect it as an external one via a SATA to USB adaptor on another PC? Does it spin at all?
Here on this forum there's a thread similar to yours, so I think might want to check on it: