First let me say how good it is to be back here(even if I'm not posting logs.)another story another time).
I have my daughters computer with the notorious black screen flasher.
Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP HE
Intel Pent 4
768 MB Ram(1-512 MB & 2-128 MB)
64 MB AGP
I came right here and researched it and found this : xp-wont-boot-blinking-cursor-with-blank-screen (Insert link won't link had to do a url code)
I read the whole thread and came across happyrock's post.(#15) & thought that would be what I could do for the time being as my daughter has no cd's for this pc that she knows of. (bought it used 1 1/2 yrs ago). I have a slight issue though. I have no blank cd's to burn it to BUT I do have a portable HD which is what I was going to dwnld her data to until we can find a cd(cheap)to possibly format her pc then put her data back or get another HD for it. My question is can I dwnld the puppy to the PHD and then to the ill pc ? Then copy her data to the PHD ? and if so how would I go about doing so?
Thanks in advance for any help.