So lately I have been having an issue on start up where as when i touch the power button the Dell Bios load screen comes up, the progress bar makes its way across the screen then it goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore in the upper left corner. The flashing underscore stays there and keeps flashing as the computer does not go into XP boot. I turn the computer off and the back on, go through bios load again, then underscore flashes about 3 times and then the computer starts booting XP. This issues has been happening more frequently in the past few weeks. Has this issue happened to anyone else and if so have you figured out a way to stop it? For reference here are my system specs:
2gb kingston hyperx
AVG 8.5 antivirus
Full version of GMAbooster
Power settings: "always on" which forces the Atom to perform at a full 1.6ghz
Someone help me!!!
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