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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a PC that is a little over 1 yr old.
All of a sudden I turned on my PC and I get a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner.

When the computer starts up it gets past the Bios check and then the blinking cursor comes up.

I see the Bios messages and setup (DEL) when I start.

I see the CPU information and memory information.

I checked the video card and the fan does not spin. Do you think this could be the issue?

I have P5LD2 Motherboard, Asus Video Card

I've tried to reboot from the Windows XP Pro CD.

I get to the part where you can type "R" to repair and it sends me to a c:\
I type dir and I see the folders but I cannot access them.

I do not get any beeps when the PC starts booting up.
I do not see any error messages on the screen either.

Do you have any other troubleshooting tips?
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Raziel v. Nosgoth

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Have a look to this
or try this:
1. First, boot the computer into safe mode with command prompt. To do this, start the computer, and immediately begin pressing the F8 key at one second intervals. You may have to press several times until the boot menu comes up.

2. Use your arrow keys to choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press enter.

3. The computer will begin booting. Lots of weird looking white text will scroll by and then the computer will ask you to login or give you a box saying safe mode is running, etc.

4. Click Ok to finish loading. A black command window will appear with a c: prompt.

5. At that c: prompt, type chkdsk c:/r and press enter.

6. Check disk will start to run but then it will say:

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Type Y for yes, and press enter. Then reboot the computer into normal mode. Chkdsk will start when Windows begins loading again. Let all 5 phases run and don't use or turn off the computer. (The chkdsk process may take an hour or more to finish.)

7. Chkdsk finds any corrupted files that are causing the problem and fixes them. Read the results of each phase as it finishes. During the final phase, it will notify you if it finds any corrupted files.

8. When the Check Disk is done, it will finish loading Windows.

Edited by Raziel v. Nosgoth, 07 November 2009 - 07:18 AM.

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Thanks I will try this and tell you how it goes.
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