I kinda know what the problem is but I have no clue on how to solve it. When my computer loads up, it gets past the bios fine and what not but when it tries to load into the Windows Xp loading thing, I get a black screen. I tried to boot and repair it with a windows xp cd install but it keeps giving me a black screen! I want to know if maybe I can just reformat the whole thing but I don't know how to start the computer with a command prompt. Mind you, I cannot get past the windows xp load screen so I can't get access to start: go into dos etc etc. I am pretty much stuck and I would like to know if there is a way to get a command prompt without loading windows. I tried f8 but it just gives me a boot sequence. Thank you for the help.