When I start the computer the Emachines logo comes up, then the Windows XP logo, then it goes to blank black screen with mouse arrow, no command prompt.
Can't start in safe mode or system restore or any of those F8 screen options...can't get a command prompt. Downloaded Windows XP start up floppies, but my PC has no floppy drive. I don't want to resort to a complete recovery because I will lose files. I think it is a settings problem, doubt it's a virus, but I can't get to anything but the bios. Any suggestions?
Mary @ mia's garden
Hope this works for you. You didn't give the model of your eMachine...if you do post back let us know the model because I have another 'fix' if you have the AU31 Motherboard.
Widows hanging on the splash screen.
Find your XP installation disk
Boot to CD
hit "r" for recovery console
type "chkdsk /r" (note space between chkdsk and /r)
when check is complete, type "fixboot"
type "y" for yes
Best of luck,
Edited by ultra_classic, 27 May 2005 - 06:13 AM.