Because of a back door trojan, I decided to use DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) to overwrite the hdd and then re-install xp home. The problem is that the Toshiba recovery cd's run successfully, but when the pc reboots, I end up with a black screen and a flashing cursor. Windows xp doesn't start.
What I have done:
Ran DBAN in the 'autonuke' mode. It was successful.
Followed Toshiba instructions and booted to the 'Express Media Player Recovery CD' (for full re-install), selected 'Delete all partitions'. It was successful.
Followed Toshiba instructions and booted to the 'Product Recovery DVD-ROM'. It copied files for about 15 minutes and was successful.
Now, when the pc boots, just a black screen appears with a flashing cursor. Windows XP doesn't load.
I re-ran the Toshiba Product Recovery CD two more times. It was successful both times, but no improvement.
How do I get the pc up and running again?
I don't have a plain XP install disk, only the recovery disks from Toshiba.
PC: Toshiba M70 with 100 gb hard drive.
Thanks for any help.
ps - maybe this thread should be in the "Internal Hardware" forum?
Edited by joe313, 17 August 2008 - 10:30 PM.