black screen with cursor on laptop

Toshiba 640gb usb 2.0 portable external...
November 17, 2010 at 13:35:01
Specs: Windows XP
when I turned on my laptop all I got was a black screen and my cursor cannot get into it at all

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November 17, 2010 at 13:58:41
usually the results of a virus. Your master boot record is gone. You would boot you xp cd and go into recovery console. Run fixmbr and fixboot utilities. Now if you are running win7 you need to follow this

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November 17, 2010 at 22:15:22
this has happened quite a few times on the forum of late, im of the opinion that its a failed update, drop in your repair cd, if you didnt make one, you can get one from here

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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