Black screen with white blinking underscore

By miitx
Apr 8, 2009
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  1. I am getting a black screen with a white blinking underscore on the upper left corner of my screen. And it just stays like that.

    I am running a Vista.
  2. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    when does this happen?
    what did you do before it happened the first time? install/uninstall software or hardware?
    please provide more information
  3. miitx

    miitx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    rep


    I wasn't doing anything then suddenly i think explorer.exe went to not responding then i closed it with the use of the task manager.

    suddenly it turn black and some kind of booting and says there that i must not exit it. after the reboot. black screen and blinking underscore takes place the whole time.
  4. tatertot255

    tatertot255 Newcomer, in training

    Im having this problem with windows XP and i cant do ANYTHING. I press buttons and do shtuff (lol) but nothing works att all, no messages nothing. How do i fix it?
  5. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

    Hi Tatertot255

    Have you ran any hardware scans?

    This is common with a faulty hard drive
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