I have a dell inspiron e1505 laptop with windows xp; not sure of the service pack number. When I power on the laptop it loads the first Dell optiplex screen just fine, but after that it goes to a blank screen with a cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner. Normally it would go to the windows xp loading screen. I have tried safe mode, but have not been able to access it. I have run the dell diagnostics and everything came back fine. I have changed the bios boot order and still nothing. Using the windows cd I have been able to access the recovery console and have run chkdsk p/ r/ It said it detected one or more errors and fixed them, but I still can't get past the blank screen. I don't know what else to do and I haven't been able to find any information on the web. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Also sorry if this is in the wrong area of the forum. Thanks for your time.