I need some help. I have read the discussion groups on this issue, and tried everything that was outlined in previous threads, and i still have the problem.
I have an old Dell Latitude D610 with a 2 year old HD I have add this "XP won't boot. blinking cursor with blank screen, cursor just blinks in top left hand corner." three times in the past 8 months, and I have rebuilt the systems from scratch everytime... very painful.
Last night, I shut my systems off, and pooooofff... "Blinking cursor with blank screen, cursor just blinks in top left hand corner.".
Today I tried fixmbr from the XP Boot CD... nothing changed.
I tried Fixboot ... again no change
I tried other options outined in this URL - http://articles.tech...11-6031733.html
and still nothing changed I'm still getting a blinking cursor.
I am completing a chkdrk /r it is presently at 70% and it has been over 3 hours.
I know my information is on the drive, I just don't know why this is happening... 3 times in the past 8 months.
Yes I have a AV installed, and the system was working perfectly fine yesterday, I turned it on thismorning and poooofff... "cursor in corner"
I can't believe I have to rebuild this again.
I'm now at 72% on the chkdsk...
Oh, as and FYI... I was an Systems Engineer for Dell in the 90's and there is a ton of things I can do to a systems, but this has me stumped...
I have not replaced any hardware other that drive 2 years ago, the RAM is DDR2 (2G)and function properly after two different RAM test. Again, it's a notebook, and I haven't installed any hardware or software (other than OS Updates) in months... It's a very standard system...
I read about "PUPPY" but I'm not Linux friendly, still reading how to (and not to) install this program.
Your assistance would be greatly appriecated.