Operating system: Windows XP
Processor: M 760(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X600, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro
I have scoured the internet trying to find a problem similar to my own. However, I can't try any of the fixes I have seen to problems similar to mine. After the bios loads the computer stops all the whirring and spinning noises and is left with a black screen with a blinking cursor. I cannot type anything into the cursor either. The hard drive lights come on during the period before the black screen.
This problem occurred after trying to resolve an infinite restart loop using the windows cd repair console. As stupid as it sounds I couldn't remember my administrator password because of using my fingerprint reader and I guessed the three alloted times. I would then press enter to restart the computer. I did this three times trying to remember my password. After the third restart the bios loaded and then I came to the aforementioned black screen.
When the computer is starting up the IBM thinkvantage software says "Press blue thinkvantage button to interrupt normal start up". When I do this I am given 4 options. Press F1 to enter setup (bios), press F11 to diagnose hardware and system problems (thinkvantage repair console), press F12 to choose temporary boot device, and resume startup normally. I have tried changing the security setting within bios and changing bios setting back to the defaults. I have tried to tell the system to boot from CD in bios and through the F12 prompt. I done a hard reset and removed the battery. I have tried using a CD that has a separate operating system loaded into it so that I can start access files. All of the steps I have tried lead to the same black screen.
I am not sure what else I might try to fix my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.