black screen with cursor...yes i searched :)
Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:49 PM
Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:24 PM
Which key allows you to get in and what does the screen say that key does? Also, what is the make and model of your computer?
Boot your XP CD. If you don't have one download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso file
XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console
You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.
Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).
From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk c: /r
Allow it to complete undisturbed.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:25 PM
Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:03 PM
Would be interesting to see what happens if you burn a DVD instead though. If you have time and want to experiment, try it and let me know if it works or not. I may try it myself the next time I get around to booting my computer.
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