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XP Boot, black screen... blinking cursor... no joy..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sbungay, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. sbungay

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    HP Pavilion 753n, Win XP migration problem.
    A failing hard disc required that the old XP drive be imaged (ghosted) and migrated over to a new Maxtor. Power up the PC after this was done and am presented with a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner.
    OK, probably a MBR and bootsector problem. I fire up my Win2K Upgrade CD and select Repair and Console. Instruct it to fixboot and fixmbr. Reboot and get the same black screen with blinking cursor. Interestingly this repair procedure has worked fine in the past. Knowing that the MBR points to the boot sector and starts the whole NTLoader process going, I am left scratching my head as to why it refuses to do anything. :confused: No errors, nothing.
    Anyone got any ideas?
     
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