flashing non-moving cursor in left corner

September 16, 2010 at 16:38:25
Specs: Windows xp
turn on computer, goes to two different screen fairly quickly then black screen with flashing non moving cusor. If I do control alt delete, I can see a screen briefly that says something about hitting either DEL or F8, or F12 of TAB. What can I do

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September 16, 2010 at 19:19:19
Press the pause button so you can read the screen & then do as it says.

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October 6, 2010 at 03:25:20
I've been struck with the black screen of death using Windows 7 while booting normally and in safe mode. After several days of work, found a way to recover!

1. Boot from the Windows 7 install disk
2. After choosing your language, choose the "Repair your computer" option on the "install now" screen
3. Optional step: if you need special drivers to access your hard drives (SCSI, etc), follow the "load drivers" onscreen instructions to read them from an external source.
4. When prompted, choose the "System restore" option
5. Choose one of the previous restore points (I chose the second one down on mine just to be sure)
6. The system will roll back installs to that restore point; reboot only when prompted

Once I did this, my system was able to boot and worked normally again! I hope this is helpful to you.

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