I started an old (Dell Inspiron 2200) the startup goes all the way to Microsoft Windows XP Logo then I get a black screen. I am still able to move the cursor but that is about it. I tried running Recovery console (from CD) with
chkdsk command. First time it said they were errors. I decided to do a
fixboot and see if the errors went away. They did. Restarted and still no luck. If there are commands that I can call either from recovery console or elsewhere to further describe the problem please tell me and I will re-edit the question.
Also what are my full range of options before wiping the hard-drive (if that is even the problem) I want to exhaust all options before replacing hardware.
Safe Mode Gets Black Screen with four corners displaying safe mode and the build on the top
Microsoft (R) Windows XP (R) (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514: Service Pack 3)
Should I try the rest of the modes ?
Did a diagnostics test and got there results
--DST Short Status Test-- Test Results : Fail Error Code : 1000-0142 Msg : Unit 4:Drive Self Test failed. Status byte = 80.
From what it sounds like there are bad sectors in the hard drive. I really *really* want to get around replacing the hard drive right now until it is my last option