|POST (laptop self-test) passes as do Dell tests, but laptop stops as soon |
as it attempts to boot from hard disk, leaving cursor flashing top-left. Could
access files fine by booting into Knoppix on a boot CD, when I boot into
Acronis Backup it says C drive (Windows boot) is fine. Hard disk and
motherboard recently replaced and worked fine until few days ago.
XP Repair console Chkdsk finds errors and says it fixes them, every time I
XP full repair process copies files across OK but when it reboots the laptop
stops as soon as it attempts to boot from HDD (as part of the repair). I have
deleted and rebuilt boot.ini, and run fixmbr and fixboot and removed and
reconnected HDD but nothing makes any difference.
Is this a motherboard problem or a hard disk problem? Any ideas what I can
do? Please?! I've been bashing at this for days and nothing touches it.
Problem started when I did a reboot following an AVG update, very much
doubt this is relevant but mentioning just in case.
Thanks for any comments or time reading, any suggestions or thoughts
however insignificant gratefully received, as I am out of ideas and nearly out
System is Dell Precision M20, 2.13GHz, 2GB, 160GB Samsung HM160HC
HDD, nothing else plugged in running XP Pro SP3.