I've seen some similar posts, but the suggested corrective actions don't seem to work in my case. Here's my situation: I have a Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 laptop running WIndows XP Pro, About a week ago, it would no longer boot. After a restart, the Dell startup screen would appear, then at the point where Windows would normally load, the cursor would just flash in the top right corner over a black screen (no beeps, no blue screen, etc.). I tried using the Recovery mode on the Windows XP Pro install CD. I ran chkdsk and all looked good. I ran fixmbr and fixboot, but still no luck. I then tried a fresh install of Windows - still no luck. Any ideas on this? If possible, I'd like to avoid a reformat and recreate of the partition(s). Not sure if it matters, but this drive was installed about a month ago. The original drive was 60GB - this one is larger, and shows 137GB in a single partition.