I need some help with a problem that has been bothering me. Whenever I turn my PC on, after the screen where the BIOS is accessible, I get a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left. From here, I am not able to do anything - cant boot from a CD and the OS doesnt load.
I have, however, found a way to work around this problem. I noticed that if I leave my PC off for long enough - a few hours - the problem goes away and Windows XP loads fine.
What Im trying to figure out is why. It seems more like a hardware issue to me. Why is it that if I keep the PC off long enough, it works just fine? Is it overheating? Or something to do with electricity discharging? Could it be the HDD? Help, please. Any would be great. Thanks