Black screen with white blinking underscore, means....

By pioneerx01 ยท 78 replies
Feb 25, 2008
  1. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    spider209999, I suggest you start you own thread with your specific problems. This is page 4 of a thread that was started over a year and a half ago. It's left as a reference and it's better not to add onto these old threads.

    Only those member who are still subscribed to this thread will even see it.
  2. fatcat776655

    fatcat776655 TS Rookie

    hey solid directions; i'm great with computers but something happened and i had to rebuild my boot config and files. first time i've ever had to use the recovery console, microsoft +1 for once

    sidenote, ironically i don't think you can run chkdsk with /f parameter unless you run it from the DOS prompt in windows...which if you are following these steps is impossible until you fix the boot! not 100% on this, but /r implies /f so it's not biggie
  3. fatcat776655

    fatcat776655 TS Rookie

    i have to retract my previous post...went through the steps as outlines by pioneerX and everything went fine until i tried to boot, same old thing, blinking underscore in top left.

    i'm going to try a new harddrive, hopefully it boots...
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    fatcat, if you need help, please start a new thread.
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