Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Windows Vista Black Screen Flashing Cursor

Many things can cause this issue,the first thing to try is repair the MBR or Master Boot Record.

How to Repair or Fix a broken Vista MBR:

To Restore Vista MBR, please use the following simple solution.

1. Start your computer from the Windows Vista Installation DVD
2. Press a key when prompted to continue
3. Choose your language, time, keyboard and click Next:

Select language and preferences
4. Next, click "Repair your Computer":

Repair your computer
5. Now, from the System Recovery Options dialog, select the "Operating System" you want to repair, then click Next:

System recovery options, choosing your Operating system
6. From the "Choose a Recovery Tool" dialog menu, select "Command Prompt":

Recovery Tool Command Prompt
7. Type the following into the "Command Prompt Window":

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

8. Remove the Vista Installation DVD and restart your PC.

If all goes well, this process should have enabled you to restore your Vista MBR and you should now be able to boot back into your Windows OS.


  1. This is the only thing that fixed the issue! Thanks for the info

  2. Nice Article! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Merci pour cette solution !

  4. Hello, guys!
    I still have the same problem but this solution doesn't suit and before it, I've tried so many other ways from other proposals.

    Thks and hearing further from you!