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Blinking cursor after POST on ASUS/winxp pro sp2 system


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zcir

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I get a blinking cursor only after POST. If I have a bootable CD in the CD-ROM drive...and let it go past the 'hit any key to boot from cd...' prompt, it boots
into XP fine. However, if I have a non-bootable cd in or no cd at all, it just stops at the blinking cursor after POST of course.

I've modifed the boot sequence in BIOS to only atempt to boot from the primary HD...and no change, still get the blinking cursor after post.

I've tried fixmbr and fixboot commands from the recovery console...and no change. Once again, the only way I can boot into the OS is to have a bootable 'xp' cd in the cd-rom drive with the bios set to have the cd-rom as primary boot device and let it do it's thing.

I have an ASUS M2N-E motherboard with BIOS Revision 0502 dated 12/04/2006.
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rshaffer61

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Have you tried clicking on F8 at the second post screen and clicking on
Safe Mode does it happen then?
Last Known Good Configuration does this fix the problem?
Are you getting a BSOD at anytime?
Was there any downloads prior to the issue starting?
Any hardware or software installed prior?
Any updates or patches installed?
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happyrock

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go here..download the following file: rc.iso....then run chkdsk /r
from the rc.iso cd...be sure the bios is set to boot from the cd drive first...

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...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....

boot from the rc.iso cd....
when you boot from rc.iso you will get a blue screen and it will say setup is loading files...
then it will say its starting windows...
you will get to a screen that says ...do you want to install windows or 2nd choice it to repair windows..
press r to repair...you will get to a ...C:\>.......this is where you type in chkdsk /r

type in chkdsk /r press enter
note the single space before the /

While chkdsk is running, you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage. You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
NOTE this can take a long time to complete..it may even appear to hang or get stuck at a certain % for a couple of hours...then complete...it may even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...let it run...there are 5 stages
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER WHILE RUNNING CHKDSK or you can have severe problems...
nojoy...
boot from the cd again...
then type fixmbr press enter...reboot
no joy ....boot from the cd again...
type in fixboot press enter...reboot
nojoy...boot from the cd again...

Type in bootcfg /scan and press Enter

if it says total identified window installs: 1

Type in bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter...

It will identify your XP installation...type Y once you see this prompt.

You will be prompted to enter the load identifier...type in Microsoft XP Home Edition or Microsoft XP Professional depending on whichever version you have...press enter

You will be prompted to enter the load options...type in /fastdetect and press Enter

Type in exit and press Enter

remove the cd

Reboot
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