This is my first post and I am hoping someone could help.
I have a dell desktop running XP Pro 32 bit. Alll was working fine until a reboot.
After the BIOS screen, a flashing cursor appears in the top left corner for about 15 seconds, then a bunch of squares with characters start flashing and scrolling in a random pattern.
These are the troubleshooting steps and all resulted in same exact outcome
Replaced video card
reseated all cables
replaced the hard drive from another working machine and it booted fine.
took out the hard drive and hooked it to an external reader and ran chksk /f on a working computer ... no erros.
I called a techie friend and he suggested that it could be a virus ....
Can someone please suggest a fix?
Thank you very much
Edited by hamluis, 12 March 2014 - 09:13 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.