I bought this computer over a year ago, so I have no warranty. I have tried turning it on several times and I have ran every possible test on the mini. I can't even remember how it happened, I just know one day I turned it on and the windows welcome screen came out, it loaded and then it went into a black screen with a flashing underscore. I bought an external CD drive and tried rebooting the system, so I turn on the laptop, Press the F2 key I believe (boot menu option) and then choose CD/DVD boot. After that another screen came out saying to press any key to start the boot. I press any key and nothing happens. I don't know what else to do, can someone help me?
Note: The F8 button and the F11 button lead straight to the black screen so those are not options.
I don't have money to pay Dell to fix my computer or to buy a new one. Please if you can help me at all, it would be really great!!