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#1 sunbound

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:14 PM

i have a Dell E310, running XP pro SP3. Last night while i was downloading some things, my Pc froze. I tried to re-boot it, and never got father than the blinking curser at the top left.

Ive run Kaspersky rescue disk cause i thought it might have been a virus or something that hit my PC. found 2 bugs, but after removing and rebooting, nothing has changed.

Using a linux live CD, I was able to see all my files.

I cant get into safe mode
I cant get into the Dell restore partition.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:30 PM

try a repair install from the cd

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:43 AM

I have a simular problem with a blinking cursoe....I made a new topic for it... anyways I have the same problem.... my pc flashed a BSOD then instantly rebooted and now I have a flashy -


I tried a repair install and it didnt fix it.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:51 AM

I wish i could try the repair install, but i wasnt issued a disk. I canot access the restore partition to re-install windows either.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:45 AM

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

Note the warning about doing this on OEM systems. I have seen posters with Dell systems who have successfully used the fixmbr command, in spite of the warning.

Dells and Fixmbr Command - http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19304465/19589396.aspx

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

the DSRfix suggested in the dell forum worked perfectly!

Thank you so much. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:53 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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