XP Boot Black Screen, blinking. No safe mode

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September 20, 2010 at 18:54:06
Specs: Windows XP
I've been trying to fix this problem for my cousin over the phone and i'm running out of ideas.

After a windows update the comp wont boot. Choosing normal, last known good config, etc. results in a black screen right away right a blinking cursor in the top corner. Then i just hangs. This all happens before XP logo even shows up.

Cant get into safe mode either, it starts loading for a seconds and then restarts the comp.

I tried every option that i know from Recovery Console.
deleting boot.ini

replacing ntdetect and ntl files
replacing system, software, sam, etc files.

Win XP cd does not have the repair installation option.

I successfully installed another copy on the same drive different partition that works fine. What the hell is the problem. I've never seen one like this. No boot, no safe mode, nothing. Help

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September 20, 2010 at 19:50:28
The flashing cursor means no master boot record which fixmbr should have fixed.

Looks like a new install is the only option

Since fixmbr didn't work perhaps the drives track0 has failed.

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October 5, 2010 at 08:12:29
you could try to issue fdisk /mbr command from a win95(!) boot floppy

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October 5, 2010 at 08:55:11
Unfortunately i could not find a solution to this. Had to re-install XP.

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November 1, 2010 at 12:31:00
mine does the same thing but i dont know how to reinstall xp please help dont have money to get it fixd so im on my own...

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