I have windows XP on about a 2 year old computer, i left it on for about 6 hours then shut it down , the next day i tried to start it up and now im getting a black screen with blinking white thing in the top left corner (I don't really know how to describe it other than its like the blinking line that shows you where you type any text), i can get the boot screen when i hit delete, but it won't load the windows after.. im not that great with computers, so any suggestions would be helpful, thanks -matt
First thing i would try is to unplug power cord ,hold power on button in for about 30 seconds.then plug it back into power outlet and try turning it on again . if nothing happens,I would then try to reset the Bios to default settings . those are the 2 things i would do first if it were my computer ,others may do different!
hai from u r scrap i can understand that u had winxp for a long time,i think the blank black screen with a small underscore symbol blinking is of system loading .from that i think some error had occeared in loding files and some error in system 32 so the besr way is to reinstall win xp again which reinstalls all error files in to proper way tanku
My computer does the same thing, it display Viao, flashes the pentium sceen and then sits on this black screen of death for 2 minutes and 40 seconds before starting windows. Is something wrong? what should i do?
Hay Matt, I think your Windows Boot Sector is crash, so Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
You have to oress R and windows will repair the Boot sector.