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XP won't boot, gives blinking cursor after BIOS loads


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Ahh, well too late Ztrucker, already in the middle of it. But if that's the case I very much doubt this will do anything, as I have run fixboot and fixmbr several times. But I'll give a go nonetheless.
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if those don't work...puppy DOES NOT need the hard drive to boot..it installs itself into the ram and runs from the ram


the game starts in a half hour so thats it for me today...good luck

Edited by happyrck, 03 February 2008 - 04:33 PM.

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Happyrck, I have some idea of how to do that since my buddy did the same thing with Ubuntu. I'm going to do something to get the drive off of there, but I think I'm just going to slip the HDD into my external enclosure and use another computer to transfer everything to one of my massive externals.

Thanks for the info though.
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Chkdsk/fixboot did nothing, as I expected. I guess it's time for me to call it a day, copy my files to an external, and format this thing.
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Happyrck, I have some idea of how to do that since my buddy did the same thing with Ubuntu. I'm going to do something to get the drive off of there, but I think I'm just going to slip the HDD into my external enclosure and use another computer to transfer everything to one of my massive externals.

Thanks for the info though.

it will not hurt to try puppy except the 15 minutes or so to download...burn and throw the cd in the drive and boot it up
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Yes yes, I know this is a TERRIBLY old thread and probably not in need of revival, but I've encountered a PC with the same issue as this gentleman and I was looking for some insight. I'm fairly certain the problem does not exist with the hard drive, or any drive. See, if you let the PC sit for about 10 minutes it WILL boot up. Why it takes forever, well I believe it to be a motherboard or bios issue. My reasoning being that it will take that much time (at least on the pc I'm diagnosing) to get into the bios setup. Basically no matter what you press or do, that PC will post and then stick at the blinking cursor screen for 5-10 minutes. Leading me to believe it is the bios.

Any thoughts?
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