ive just got the black screen and flashing cursor screen on boot up and i dont know what to do!!! ive tried most of the ways and even followed all the instructions in this thread :http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/XP-won-t-boot-blinking-cursor-blank-screen-t159277.html&st=30
ive tried using the puppy program happyroc said but i was just wondering whether i could repair the os whilst in that puppy linux. any help is appreciated! thanks
happyroc you stated:
while wannabe1 is offline or out chasing wild women..
get puppy linux...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd ...if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all yor data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..just have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy...
if puppy will run I could give you a link to get a different program that will run from the cd drive that can repair windows ...usually..