flashing cursor blank screen

June 22, 2011 at 09:17:28
Specs: Windows XP
flashing cursor black screen. The pc is set to restart to a previous state so nothing can be saved. Would this mean the next day it should be fine. What can I do. It's an xp, optimium or w/e. Thanks for the help!!!

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#1
June 22, 2011 at 17:20:57
do you have anything in the floppy or the optical drive? If so, remove it and then try booting up

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#2
June 24, 2011 at 09:35:33
Nah. I don't know why it started doing it. Things I've looked up said that it's a virus and a simple repair disk should help. I like the response time on this site. Thanks.

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#3
June 24, 2011 at 09:43:29
The pc is set to restart to a previous state so nothing can be saved.

do you mean it is trying to do a system restore?

What happens if you try that in safe mode?

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#4
June 26, 2011 at 10:10:07
Nah. It just comes up right after the dell load screen. Black screen flashing cursor. The only thing I can do is hit F2 or F12 options. I don't know if I can go into safe mode from those two options, if so let me know. But I do think the repair disk might help.

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#5
June 26, 2011 at 10:49:51
well, if you have an installation disc you can do a repair install:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_...

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#6
June 27, 2011 at 08:41:51
Thanks man. That's what I thought I'd have to do. Because of the quick response time, I might actually start using this site more often if I need it again.

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#7
June 27, 2011 at 10:41:39
Thanks and let us know how it works out for you, thanks

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