After I ran a scandisk I got the message "volume clean" then It started to load windows and at the point where it should show the desktop it shows black screen with the cusor arrow in the centre. I run Win XP Pro.
Quite straightforward to install. A bit more complex to use, but fine once you've familiarised yourself with the most useful commands.
TIP: By default, you will end up with 30 seconds waiting time when you start your PC unless you select which system to boot from. This is annoying for those of us who are lazy (LOL!) and don't want to have to press yet another button! The solution is to set the wait time to zero, which will actually give you 3 seconds. Enough time for when you need to select the RC.
Go to the properties of My Computer. Go to the Advanced tab. Select the Settings button next to Startup and Recovery. Change from 30 to 0 and Okay it.