XP Home machine won't boot. It gets past the POST then just shows a black screen with a flashing white dash in the upper left corner. I've tried booting up after unplugging the other two drives in the machine (both DVD drives) but that didn't help. I took the HDD out and ran a scan on it with avast to remove some threats, I also ran chkdsk on it, but that didn't help. I tried to do a repair install using the XP Home CD, after it finished copying the files it automatically restarted but it still can't load windows like it's supposed to, just the flashing white dash. I can get into BIOS setup, but I can't start up in safe mode or last know good configuration. How do I get past this white flashing dash and load up XP? Thanks!\
Edit: I've tried using Testdisk to fix the MBR, but it just tell me the boot sector is okay. Then why can't I boot up into XP?
Edited by ARK24, 22 October 2010 - 03:01 PM.