i have no idea what has happened to it, was working fine yesterday :confused:
it turns on, goes past the bios page and then remains black with the blinking underscore. i used chkdsk on the recovery console whch did nothing and tried to repair the existing OS but when it restarted after the setup it returned to the black screen.
that pretty much all i have on this iv got no other info for you so any help would be greatly appreciated
Yes I think that will work.
But if doesn't work you may have to reinstall the OS, if it comes to this then you can back up your data using a linux live cd.
Or If you have a large hard drive you could install XP on another partition and … Read More
im on the setup menu but theres not much here tbh, i remember being on this before and theres alot less here than i think there used to be. for example the safe mode button isnt there. so what exactly shud i be lookin for? wud it be under Main, Info, Advanced, security, power or boot subheadings?
Theres data i do wish to save which is quite ironic seeing as i turned on the laptop to back everything up :( a day to late it seems
Try If you want to check the disk in drive D and have Windows fix errors, type:
chkdsk d: /f
/f Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer.
Press f2 to enter setup first boot device Cd/Dvd and second is the hard disk that you want to install the new xp,save changes,place the xp installer into the cd/dvd drive restart the computer press a key when asked and follow the isntructions(F8 I agree,format Ntfs,go....)