Blinking cursor in the upper left corner



gkoy
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Hi

I forgot to pull the plug during a thunderstorm and XP home won't boot
into the GUI anymore. When trying to start in fail safe mode files seem
to be loaded as usual, but at the point where the GUI should be loaded
the computer halts and the cursor is blinking in the upper left corner.

Have searched MS KB but only found articles about running Fixmbr,
chkdisk and fixboot. None worked.

Any suggestions as to where to search for info on the subject is
greately appreciated.

Gabs

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the command : CHKDSK /R

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"gkoy" <lab@lab.nu> wrote in message news:nlbse.27365$d5.179299@newsb.telia.net...
> Hi
>
> I forgot to pull the plug during a thunderstorm and XP home won't boot into the GUI anymore. When trying to start in fail safe
> mode files seem to be loaded as usual, but at the point where the GUI should be loaded the computer halts and the cursor is
> blinking in the upper left corner.
>
> Have searched MS KB but only found articles about running Fixmbr, chkdisk and fixboot. None worked.
>
> Any suggestions as to where to search for info on the subject is greately appreciated.
>
> Gabs

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
"gkoy" <lab@lab.nu> wrote in message
news:nlbse.27365$d5.179299@newsb.telia.net...
> Hi
>
> I forgot to pull the plug during a thunderstorm and XP home won't boot
> into the GUI anymore. When trying to start in fail safe mode files seem to
> be loaded as usual, but at the point where the GUI should be loaded the
> computer halts and the cursor is blinking in the upper left corner.
>
> Have searched MS KB but only found articles about running Fixmbr, chkdisk
> and fixboot. None worked.
>
> Any suggestions as to where to search for info on the subject is greately
> appreciated.
>
> Gabs

Look at the articles about reinstalling Windows.

Start by trying an install over the top of what is already there. Good Luck.


Blinking cursor in the upper left corner