Black screen with blinking cursor problem
Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:45 AM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:41 PM
Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).
From the command prompt, type: chkdsk /r and press Enter.
Allow it to complete undisturbed. It can take an hour or more depending on the size of the hard drive.
Remove the CD, type exit and the computer will reboot. Hopefully that will have fixed the problem (corrupted file system).
Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:28 PM
Edited by ohhtee90, 23 October 2012 - 04:37 PM.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:48 PM
Does the drive show up in BIOS Setup? If not then you can't install to it. If it does then you should be able to.
This is a pretty good tutorial: How to Reinstall Windows XP on a Dell
Read more: How to Reinstall Windows XP on a Dell
Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:12 PM
Now its saying when I forgot to push F12, it went to the cursor screen and it said "error in loading hard drive"
I'll do the tutorial now and see where it goes. Its definitely my hard drive. It has something corrupted in it. The diagnostics and everything is fine. Its just the hard drive for sure. If I can reset the hard drive then let me know. I'll do it to save the laptop.
Edited by ohhtee90, 23 October 2012 - 11:19 PM.
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