First the problem-
After countless attempts computer fails to boot. It loads the first screen offering my only two options of [f2] Bios, [f10] Boot Menu. After that it would normally load my windows. Instead it flashs my screen twice both black as if its trying to move on but gets hung up. I get stuck at the 2nd screen with a blinking underscore in the upper left. *Uh oh >.<
Sorry for forwarding you to the site, but i believe it will prevent some questions in the future.
Only one thing has changed to my computer and that is an additional 112mb ram added. (Worked fine)
Run WinXp Setup Disc from boot menu, tried to reinstall completely since nothing i couldnt recover online was on my computer.
+ Windows finishs its installation from cd and prompts to restart, remove floppy disc if in to finish installation of WinXp Home SP2.
-Fail, continues to hang at the flashing underscore page no changes.
+ Windows recovery from Cd. Only one partition to choose being my C drive.
- Ran CHKDSK, no errors.
-Ran Fixboot, No changes.
- Ran FixMbr, No changes
-Tried removing the boot.ini and running BOOTCFG /REBUILD
ALL FAIL, still restarting to a blinking underscore after first screen and flashs.
The only thing i believe that caused this was trying out my friends harddrive to my slave (figured it would of ran it fine).
Now my computer's power button is an instant respond instead of press and hold for a few to shutdown.
The HDD light stays constantly lit during the underscore blinks, i can hear my HDD spooling along with a few clicks like a cd being read.
My only hope is this is reversible and nothing had been fried. Any help would be appreciated, any questions ill be more then happy to answer if needed. Thanks.