This morning my Dimension 5150 failed to start. I have XP home edition. The XP start screen comes up and reverts to a blank screen with the mouse pointer only on it.
I have tried safe mode, this comes up with the safe mode text in each corner with a blank screen. I have tried F2 and F12 options on start up. Also tried F8 and booting from the Dell OS disk that came with computer. All of these options end with a blank screen. Diagnostics find nothing wrong.
In desparation I have tried CTRL-F11 and this also did not work - just the blank screen. The OS disk does when I go into restore give the C:\windows prompt -- however I do not know what commands I should use here. When I exit I get the blank screen again.
Any suggestions would be helpful --