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#1 buddyclm

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:00 PM

I have a computer with XP pro installed on it. When I turned it on the other day right after the POST test it just has a blinking cursor in the top left side of screen. I looked through some of the other post in the forums and tried what I found to try to fix the problem. I put in my XP cd and reset the computer. It said to press any key to boot from cd, I was doing something else and didn't hit a key and the computer booted correctly into Windows. I tried to boot normally again, and it was the blinking cursor. I put the windows cd in again and this time I hit the key to boot from cd. I went into the recovery console and can chkdsk /r and chkdsk /r /f and everything was ok with both. I ram fixmbr and it still boots to the blinking cursor. But it will keep booting correctly if the windows cd is in and I don't hit a key to boot from the cd. I also went into the boot options and selected last known good configuration and that didn't change anything. I also went into disk management and it showed a healthy hard drive with no problems. What do I need to do to get it to boot normally without the cd in the drive? Thanks.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:54 PM

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503

If that didn't handle it, I would try the fixboot command.

If still no joy, I would try the bootcfg /rebuild command, What is Bootcfg - http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/...is-bootcfg.html

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

Once in Windows, uninstall your video drivers. That "may" fix it.
Also, try uninstalling the last several Windows Updates.
Otherwise, a repair install of XP is usually the easiest fix.
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