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« on: July 10, 2003, 10:15:20 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:XP
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:PACKARD BELL EASY NOTE
Error Messages:NONE



When it starts up it gets past the stage where you can enter the setup then just flashes the curser top left of the screen nothing else.

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2003, 01:35:25 PM »

Try booting from a floppy (Win98 Boot/Startup Disk). If this works then it's probably a problem to do with the data on your hard drive. When you boot off the floppy run scandisk on drive C and check for bad sectors.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2003, 02:06:07 PM »

Hi,

You should also verify in the BIOS setup that the hard drive is being recognized. What ChrisTechUK suggested will only work if you did not convert your file system to NTFS. If it is still a FAT32 file system, scandisk will run.

I would try to run 'fdisk' from a Win98 Startup disk to see if at least the drive is seen. (http://www.bootdisk.com) If it is, then you will need to run WinXP's Recovery Console and use the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR command.

Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2003, 02:24:18 PM »

Ooops, I must be one of the only people who still swears by FAT32. I am not a big fan of NTFS. Yes sorry but like Admin says, scandisk will only work on FAT32 partitions. Also, try tapping the F8 key on your keyboard and see if you get the Windows XP boot menu? If you do try booting into safe mode. Let us know Smiley Cheers for the correction there Admin Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2003, 02:51:34 PM »

Hi

Thankyou all for the feed back,still no joy having tried your suggestions  all I get on the screen when the boot disk is in Starting windows 98 and underneath the flashing curser.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2003, 03:53:23 PM »

Does the BIOS setup see the drive?
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