Here is a weird one,
Got computer with Windows XP. It's getting stuck on a black screen with cursor blinking.
What did I do: - Boot from installation CD (recovery option - command line):
chkdsk C: /R copy D:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ copy D:\i386\ntldr c:\ fixmbr fixboot
Chkdsk showed 0 bad sectors and no problems during scan. dir on C:\ shows all directories and files in place (Windows, Program Files, Documents and Settings). BIOS shows correct boot drive.
Still does not boot. Not sure what to think of.