Re: Vista stuck on black screen with flashing cursor?
Cheers both, I tried safe mode and still had the flashing cursor for ages and then it came up with the menu and loaded into safe mode fine. The delay is before the boot menu comes up it seems.
I'll have a crack at that recovery method, cheers DaiNasty. It took about 8 hours to recover all the data on each go before. What was annoying was it sticking on corrupt files and having the options to 'ignore' or 'retry' but not 'ignore all' so I had to keep clicking on ignore loads...