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What can i do when computer screen is black and with blinkinunderscore

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October 23, 2012 6:17:45 AM

When i was playing online games on computer, something fell off from the desk and landed on the socket. I went to pick up and accidently switch off the cpu , after that i switch it on again . The screen was black and with a blinking underscore on the screen. My computer is compaq fp7317 desktop, sorry for bad english i wrote but i really need help! Thank you
October 23, 2012 6:59:38 AM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

If your PC came with an XP CD or a Recovery disk, use that to start the system then find the Command Prompt to run Checkdisk using the command syntax

chkdsk c: /r

including the spaces. That will start a five stage process which will examine your hard disk, including the Master Boot Record, and fix any disk errors caused by the unscheduled shutdown.


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October 24, 2012 5:25:03 AM

Thank it works!thank you so much
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