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Pc does not start after boot screen

My PC does not run Ahead after the BOOT SCREEN.... It simply shows a cursor and nothing else.... PLZZZZ HELP!!!!!

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    That means your computer has passed the POST, then handed the process off to your boot device to load your operating system, then stopped.

    Your boot device is no longer loading the operating system. If that is your hard drive there are a couple ways to attempt to repair it. I suggest you back up any critical data on the drive first. Put your Windows XP cd in your cd drive and set your BIOS to boot from cd. Then when you get to the Windows repair console type fixmbr. After that finishes set your BIOS to boot from your hard drive again and see what happens.


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Have you tried to use ESC key to enter manual boot? Manual boot allows you to choose the right boot device, then RETURN should initiate the boot and system shoud function properly.
I have the similar problem and try to find the original reason. My system works perfect but needs to start ever time with this additional odd procedure.
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Reboot PC, and hit F8 until you get into Repair mode. Then restore your PC to your configuration that last worked?

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