how to get out of dos mode with no c:/ prompt

May 24, 2011 at 11:48:42
Specs: Windows xp
my net book will not start up normaly it goes to a dos screen and does not give me a command prompt at all just a blinking dot

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May 24, 2011 at 12:30:45
is that "dot" a flashing underscore in the upper left corner of your black screen?

this is not a command prompt.
this indicates you lost your master boot record.

usual solution is go into recovery console and run fixmbr and fixboot to see if this corrects the issue.

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