Hi, I have a HP Pavilion P6000 Series Model # p6516f that during last use, randomly "shut down" on it's own. Really, it went to sleep, although I was using it at the time, but it only went black, so I manually shut it down.. ie. held the power button till it turned off. Now, when trying to start it, it comes up with only a black screen with a white blinking line... LINE, not cursor, on the top left corner. I checked all the external things, the prongs, the cables, every simple thing, and it's still doing it. Please help.
Okay, so now that I personally tried it, what happens is that when I go to start it, it starts normally. I can enter BIOS, and do a system recovery, etc. There is only one option that I can do that will get it to the Windows "loading" screen, then it goes black with a white blinking cursor, not a mouse cursor, as though it should be loading something but isn't. I was going to do a complete system recovery, but thought I should wait.