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wannabe1 0 #7 duckleader Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:47 AM duckleader New Member Member 1 posts My PC (running XP Professional) developed the same problem - it wouldn't boot up On a working computer, please download the latest version of PartedMagic:PartedMagic Downloads (download the .iso file under the heading "Most people will only need this file:") Write ( in the appropriate Quote: Originally Posted by mickapoo ... Thanks for listening ;-):ar! have a peek here

CPU RAM and Video will typically yield BSOD or quick shutdown. If you haven't run chkdsk before, or not for a while, this is not uncommon. I'll try booting straight to the HDD as soon as it finishes. It will check any manufacture drive, I use it all the time.

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Quote: Originally Posted by mickapoo ... It is usually located somewhere near the battery; see your mainboard manual (hopefully you still have it). Today, as I was drawing, photoshop locked up.

  • Quote 28th Mar 201219:12 #2 jagabo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join DateDec 2005 Try a boot floppy or CD/DVD.
  • As this was my first time attempting this, I had an employee at Fry's install the CPU onto the motherboard for me.
  • Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
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  • TsVk!
  • Thanks JohnC_21, but I wish I had seen this a little earlier this morning.
  • I removed the disk and put it in a external enclosure and verified it can be read and all the data is there.2.

You may get a better answer to your question by starting a new discussion. Note: There is a space between "fdisk" and "-l". (that is a lower case L as in Llama and not a ONE) Drag your mouse over the output to select it What you are seeing usually means your system can't load the operating system. Computer Boots To Black Screen With Blinking Cursor I'm also finding that just loading the Recovery Console is a problem.

I've run Dell diagnostics and no errors are reported3. Windows Xp Black Screen With Cursor Fix The MBR was screwed up but not sure if it applies here. About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap × Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-wont-boot-black-screen-blinking-cursor/ The cursor just continues to blink.

See what happens. Quote 28th Mar 201220:49 #8 rwmol View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join DateFeb 2005 LocationUnited States If you can't boot the Bios, still probable power supply. I likely won't buy any parts until I'm reasonably certain of what I need to replace. Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads

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your windows logo should pop up. this contact form At the PartedMagic Desktop, open a terminal window:Locate the black screen/monitor icon (ROXTerm) along the bar at the bottom of the Desktop screen (third icon from the left-side edge). Windows Xp Blinking Cursor Top Left Works great now. Black Screen With Blinking Underscore Windows 10 This has been happening every time I turn it on since I built it, and even though it's annoying, I haven't bothered to find out why it's happening because I'm kind

Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD. navigate here copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot. I cloned the original C: drive to a brand new one a while back, but that didn't seem to change anything. That right there sounds like the OS is mucked up, time for a clean install. Blinking Cursor On Boot Windows 7

However it may be worth mentioning that the vista installation seemed to be running really slow... domdbomb10 said: Can somebody please help me figure out how to fix this problem. I never got the system to boot off the original drive. http://lebos.org/windows-xp/boot-cd-for-windows-xp.php Blank screen, blinking underscore top left corner!??

The installer will see that you already have Windows installed and will ask if you want to attempt a repair. Try the following: In Recovery Console get to the C:\ prompt, not C:\Windows. It may appear to hang or even back up at times...this is normal, be patient. 0 #15 happyrock Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:47 PM happyrock Tech Moderator Retired Staff 9,285

Thanks for the replies so far, guys.

All rights reserved. Let me know if you have concerns about this approach. __________________ AustrAlien Google is my friend. TsVk! Same problem.

Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active. Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And Hangs Windows 10 Support Windows 8, 8.1 Support Windows 7, Vista Support Windows I did try removing both of the RAM sticks... this contact form Then it went back to the blinking cursor.

A file named mbr.bin will be saved to the system in the "root" directory. In any case it is good to know that option is available .... Have you checked for rootkits and/or other malware yet? You may be pleasantly surprised.

Much thanks, hompcsi Edited by homepcsi, 26 November 2013 - 04:52 PM. Windows Doesn't Boot - Black Screen With Blinking Cursor Started by homepcsi , Nov 26 2013 03:57 PM Please log in to reply 11 replies to this topic #1 homepcsi homepcsi If it passes, do the long test. Unpl ...

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