I am completely new to this and this will be my first time in a forum (I think that's what this is called
) to ask questions. I am having major problems with my computer and I have searched the Internet for help on how to fix the problem but because I am a complete novice to this I have no idea what most of the things they are talking about even are or where to find them. So for somebody I am going to be a pain in the butt I am sure but trust me I am already very grateful for any help I may receive. OK here is the story -
I have Windows XP, don't know which version - I just know I have that because it says that when I get to the stuck point. I turn on the computer and there is screen that gives you the option to pick Del - Setup, F8 - Boot Menu, F12 - Network Boot, or Esc. - Skip memory test - if you don't pick anything it goes on to the next screen that gives you like 30 seconds to decide if you want to pick from the following: Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/networking, Safe Mode w/command prompt, Last known good config., start windows normally. (None work any better that the other) Then Windows XP flashes two times and then black screen with a cursor arrow and nothing more. I am using my boyfriends old computer on the porch right now just to try and get some connection to somebody that might help. I have no idea what to do or most of the computer lingo that goes with it so if anybody could help me I would greatly appreciate anything that could be suggested. First timer hoping for help, Thanks in advance!!!