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Computer starts then goes to black screen and system recovery wont work error code 257'

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The display drivers maybe corrupt.

Boot the machine into safe mode. Right click on My Computer (XP) Computer (Vista) and select manage from the sub menu.
When the window pops up select Device Manager.
A\015\012device list will populate. When it has look down the list for Display\015\012Adapters. Click on the + icon next to Display Adapters to it expands.\015\012Right click on the display adapter and select uninstall.

Restart the computer and let it boot in normal mode.
If it boots in normal mode let it detect the Display and install the drivers for it.
I would be a good idea to update the display drivers via the Dell Support website

Boot with windows cd and repair current windows installation.
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