This is driving me crazy. It does a memory check and I get one beep. I can get into the BIOS settings menu, but I can't get into the windows advanced options menu (to get to safe mode, etc).
I can boot from the CD-ROM so I tried a repair install of windows. It went through the whole process, restarted, and then I was back exactly where I started. So I did a full reinstall of windows, overwriting the previous install. Same thing! It goes through the entire process, then reboots, and I am back to square one. It always leaves me with a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left and nothing else.
Is this a hardware error? How can I determine the problem? If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. I haven't installed any new hardware or software in the last 3 months or so and it had been working fine until this random issue came up. Thanks.