I have been looking at some of the threads here about this black screen with the cursor in the top left corner blinking. You guys have been the most informative on this subject that I have found. Anyway, Let me just start with the specs so you know what your working with here: Dell Dimension 4550. 2GB crucial DDR memory, 160 GB HDD. Pentium 4 CPU, everything else is factory.
I can boot into bootable discs. I ran a dell hardware diagnostics and everything passed. I have run memtest86 no problems there. I have tested the PSU with a pc/sps tester seems ok there too. I have a feeling that this is something to do with the system not finding the right info on the hard drive. I have also run the chkdsk /r with no avail.
Any ideas? Thanks!