I am looking at this HP mini for my brother, but he got it from someone that gave it to him, thinking that it was an easy fix. I don't know a whole lot about these things, but I am somewhat computer savvy. When I power on the mini, the HP screen pops up and then goes to a black screen and has a cursor thing up in the left hand corner that just flashes, and it just sits there blinking. I hit "esc" to get into the bios and what not, but there isn't anything in there that I can find wrong. I tested the memory and hard drive and all go on that.
Any tips from anyone? I don't even know how I would reformat this thing. I tried booting to a USB drive that I have windows 7 ultimate on and it just booted into DOS and I couldn't run the setup.exe file on there from DOS.