Black screen with white blinking underscore

By miitx
Apr 8, 2009
  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 TS Rookie Posts: 310

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    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 TS Rookie

    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 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Hi Tatertot255

    Have you ran any hardware scans?

    This is common with a faulty hard drive
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