Blinking cursor after reboot.


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Peter F

Hi All,

Please could someone help with a problem I have.

I have an Windows XP machine and recently was attempting to create a
slide-show for XMas. Suddenly I lost all photos the screen
went blank. I had to reboot the machine but when it powered up the only
showing was all "Gobly-Gook". All attempts to rectify the
problem were in vein.

I replaced the video card with another one from my previous computer. It now
shows the BIOS etc ok but stops after loading the
memory and BIOS programs with a blanking cursor on the top left of the screen.

I have attempted to boot with a windows 98 boot disk this did not work.

Appreciate any comments on how to resolve this problem.

Regards.
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Peter F said:
Hi All,

Please could someone help with a problem I have.

I have an Windows XP machine and recently was attempting to create a
slide-show for XMas. Suddenly I lost all photos the screen
went blank. I had to reboot the machine but when it powered up the only
showing was all "Gobly-Gook". All attempts to rectify the
problem were in vein.

I replaced the video card with another one from my previous computer. It
now
shows the BIOS etc ok but stops after loading the
memory and BIOS programs with a blanking cursor on the top left of the
screen.

I have attempted to boot with a windows 98 boot disk this did not work.

Appreciate any comments on how to resolve this problem.

Regards.

I would try to boot the machine with your WinXP installation CD. If you get
to the stage where the installation would commence (which I doubt) then your
hardware is probably OK and you may be able to repair your Windows
installation. Do NOT proceed any further! If you do not get to this stage
then you have a hardware problem. The experts in a hardware group could
assist you further.
 

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