Originally Posted by TriggerFinger
Try to use SeaTools or Hitachi DFT. Get the ISO or CD image files and burn them into a blank CD. Instructions on how to burn an ISO to a blank CD can be found by following the link on my sig.
Run SeaTools or Hitachi DFT via the Cd/DVD drive to be able to test your HDD.
I downloaded the SeaTools iso, burned it to a blank CD and I still got the same result. I could hear it spinning but it still gave me a black screen after the gateway screen. I tried rearranging the boot list in the bios settings and it still gave me a black screen. No matter which way I rearrange it, it always gives me a black screen after gateway screen.
To make sure I burned the disc correctly I tested it on a desktop(which is also running Windows XP) and it loaded perfectly fine.