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Binking cursor top left of black screen - XP.  It wont f8.  Memory test ok.  Hdd tests ok.

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I used winternals to emulate windows - was fine.  Can see files.
Hdd tests ok.

Ram quick test  - ok. Swapped out modules.

Whats the problem?  Any ideas?

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>I used winternals to emulate windows

Are you saying it powers up, but won't boot into Windows?  You can get into the BIOS?  If so, it may be you have a problem with the master boot record or the boot sector.  Boot with a WinXP install CD into the command line, and type "fixboot": http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixboot.mspx?mfr=true

If that doesn't fix it, you may want to try "fixmbr": http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx?mfr=true 
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Malware?
Failed or disconnected CD-ROM drive?
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Hi Callandor.

I have a backup.

I did a fixmbr
same problrem.

I didnt specify a [device_name]

Will get back to this later Ive got to go out now.

In the mean time ......... Im running an AVG boot scan and its picked up a few bugs.

Will report back later.

Thanks
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Probably malware - run RKill http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill to get rid of any rootkits, which will prevent booting.
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Callandor - I think RKill has to be run from a windows itself, cant be run from a boot?  
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Callandor, RKill does have to be run under Windows, and it does not remove rootkits:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html
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RKill runs from the DOS prompt, so it can be used with bootable media.  It doesn't remove rootkits, as marcustech mentioned, but it does shutdown malware that tries to prevent your antispyware from running.

AVG has a free rootkit remover: http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Rootkit-Free/3000-8022_4-10662685.html
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was viruses. I backed up / nuked the drive / new op sys = working

thanks everyone
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