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T580 boots to a blank screen after BIOS changes

Q: T580 boots to a blank screen after BIOS changes

Brand new T580 here, bought to run Qubes OS.Played around with Windows 10 for a while, downloaded the Qubes iso, put it on the stick, etc, the usual routine.Tried to boot from it, without success.Entered BIOS, played around with various settings, among others disabling secure boot and I *think* setting some video related parameter from 256 to 512. Also changed to boot order to have the USB HDD boot second after Windows.Anyway, saved my settings, tried to boot and got a blank screen. The only things that light up by default are the power and the Esc/FnLock leds, nothing else.The computer responds to Ctrl-Alt-Delete by rebooting, again to a blank screen.All other LEDs such as CapsLock etc light up, USB ports provide power (tried to connect an Android phone and it started charging)So I tried holding power button for X amount of seconds, I tried the emegency-reset pin - nothing, still a blank screen on boot.I removed the back plate, tried to boot without RAM, tried resetting it and setting it in another slot.I tried removing the coin-button battery and the internal battery for about a minute, I tried to boot without the coin-button battery installed.I tried to connect the computer to an external screen via HDMI - still nothing. I do not have a Thunderbolt/USB3 capable monitor to test the other video output.Not sure what else I can try. Start to think that the changed I've done have nothing to do with the problem at hand, it was just a coincidence. Some online searches, among others on these forums show however that others had similar problems. But I just can't understand how changing some BIOS values would lead to T580 booting up to a blank screen. The screen does power up, it just does not display anything.

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A: T580 boots to a blank screen after BIOS changes

Hi there,Does it show Lenovo boot welcome screen on poweron? If there is no even that and you tried already the BIOS clear It seems like the case for the service center. With the newset machines it is not impossible for the fiddling with the BIOS settings to cause a permanent system freeze. Recently we had a Dell workstation 5820 that behaved exactly like that, sollution was changing the Mobo under warranty. https://www.dell.com/community/Precision-Fixed-Workstations/Precision-5820-BIOS-crash/td-p/6033407

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Hi
I'm getting a blank screen when my computer boots up. Not even a Bios screen or anything. But, Win 7 seems to boot up fine in the background. I can hear the welcome chime in the background after a little bit.
I was in the process of putting in a new SSD when this happened. Tried to unplug it and restart, but same problem. Now I have everything else unplugged but the graphics card, and the old hdds. Still nothing but blank screen.
I'm wondering if it's the graphics card or the power supply that are spotty. Fan is spinning on the graphics card, but I'm not sure what to make of that by itself.
Not quite sure what to do now....

Details:
Mobo: Gigabyte 870A-UD3 AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: GSkill DDR3-1600 4GB
Graphics: MSI N460GTX Fermi
Power: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W modular
OS: Win 7 Ultimate OEM - clean install

A:Blank Screen, No Bios Screen, Win 7 boots fine, Now What?

You might have the splash turned off in the bios. Have you checked the settings in there. When the computer boots start hitting the button to get you into the bios seeing as you can't see it.

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Running 32 bit RC1 on a dual core 4GB box with 250+ GB HD.

Ran a CHKDSK /r because of error messages in Win 7 System log. Windows was operating OK at that point.

Now boots to blank screen with cursor which will move around using the mouse. Indicates some part of windows is loading.

Tried repair function from RC install disk. All results normal with last message indicating windows booted successfully.

See boot screens up until selection of OS. The only OS loaded is Win 7.

Third party utilities allow me to see files on drive.

Cannot get to safe mode.

Short of reloading Win 7 what suggestions would you have?

Thanks.
 

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hi there this has been happening all week so here go's,soon as i power up the notebook it boots up for 15-20 seconds then the screen goes blank however if i unplug the power cord the screen comes on but soon as i plug the cord back in it still goes blank screen again but if i force a shutdown then everything works again but this happens everytime i unplug the ac adapter to go out with it and the ac adapter is working fine so i think its a internal problem in the notebook,the notebook is still under warranty, any help on this would mean alot thanks 

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Having some problems with my dads desktop, shut it down earlier and now its booting up and asks for the start windows normally prompt, starts up then comes to a blank screen that only shows the mouse. Before it would just take a long time to boot but it would, Its a old sony vaio desktop. Thanks for the help~Baird

A:Boots to a blank screen

Try booting in Safe Mode, VGA mode ect... That's as much as I can help and I don't think it's the best diagnostic, but.. Besides, if it works, it should only be temporary...

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Whenever I try to boot my PC, it loads to a blank screen with only the mouse pointer visible. I tried to right click and pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL but nothing happens. I tried booting up up Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration as well, but still get the blank screen.

When I load Safe Mode, the words "Safe Mode" still appear on the screen corners. The top of the screen says "Microsoft ® Windows XP ® (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435:Service Pack 3)"

I have an HP system, which did not come with a Windows XP CD for me to try to boot the system. I can press F10 to get into HP System Recovery, but am not even sure if that will solve the problem.

I wasn't doing anything odd the last time I used the PC, so I'm not sure what could have happened. I have a lot of files on my hard-drives that I need access to as soon as possible and don't want to lose anything.

Can someone please help?

A:PC Boots up to blank screen

Hi,
Try to remove all external hardware devices except keyboard and mouse then restart the computer and check the status.
Please check if recovery console installed in the computer, So that you can try to fix the problem from there.

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Hi, I'm having a problem booting into Windows. Whenever I boot regularly the Windows logo screen will show, it'll look normal, then the screen will go black. No sound is played. My monitor on light stays constant. (It doesn't flash like there is no signal.) I've left it in this stage for hours, and there is no change.

If I try to boot into safe mode I'll see a list of system files then it'll hang at gagp30kx.sys. Once again I've left it in this stage for hours and no change.

I've tried to fix this myself. So far I've reinstalled Windows and reformatted then reinstalled. In both cases windows will boot and work normally for roughly eight boots. Then it'll return to the same problem. I've suspected this to be a software problem so I did the reformat and reinstall step three more times. The first time it stopped working after I installed Steam. The second and third time I installed steam successfully and it booted seven and nine times before the problem started. I did not install any new software before the problem started.

I haven't gotten any new hardware for years.

My Computer Specs:
A8V-E SE Motherboard
Athlon64 3700+ Processor
2GB Ram
250GB SATA2 Hard Drive
9800 GT Graphics Card

I also dual boot the computer with Xubuntu. If at all possible I'd like as much help as possible to go through the Terminal.

Thanks in advance.

A:XP Boots to a Blank Screen

What about video card updates or other windows updates for your machine?

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On a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, after choosing a user account and providing the password, it boots to a completely blank screen except for the mouse, which can be moved around normally.

Same problem with other user accounts. Same problem booting to Safe Mode.

When I press Alt+Ctrl+Del to try to get into Task Manager, nothing happens.

The screen looks normal when booting up; I see Windows starting, and see the normal screen for choosing a user account. It isn't until after choosing the user account that it goes blank.

This laptop was working normally until this morning.

What can I do to troubleshoot this?

A:Boots to blank screen

Update: I tried System Restore and still have the same problem. I tried System Restore twice -- once with the last restore point from when it was working normally, and again with the oldest restore point in the list, which was from about a week and a half ago. Same result in both cases; looks normal until after logging in, and then the screen is blank.

I thought I'd try a repair install but apparently I can't do that because it can only be done from within Windows, and I can't get there.

My wife has files stored in My Documents etc. If I run a clean install of Windows over the old broken Windows, will she lose those files, or lose access to them?

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A non-technical friend has asked me to look at his Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A-159.

It was a Christmas present and has functioned perfectly for eight months ? two days ago (in his words) ?it won?t boot?. Actually it does, into a screen with no login but options for shutdown / restart / enable on screen keyboard etc (reading these forums, not an uncommon problem).

Safe mode works fine, even with network. Regressing the last three system restore points (one at a time) makes no difference. CHKDSK (at the DOS prompt) reports no problems. Service Station (in safe mode) won?t start as ?it may be corrupt ? please re-install or reboot?. I don?t know how to do the former (and am not sure it?s a good idea unless I know it will fix the issue), reboot makes no difference. Booting with logging or debug would maybe be helpful if I knew where it logged to!

I suspect he has upgraded to 8.1 from the Microsoft site, not Toshiba. Before I do a complete backup of data, regress to Windows 8 and follow the (quite complex) instructions for upgrading to 8.1 properly, is there anything else I can try?

A:Satellite Pro C70-A-159 boots to (almost) blank screen

Hi Adrian

I also think that you should test functionality with original ?factory settings?. Talk with your friend and ask him if there are some important data saved on his machine. Make backup and install original recovery image.

Here is short description - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm
What you can also do before you start is to create recovery media, just to be sure you had it if something goes wrong. You can create this media using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator.

Reinstall original recovery image and check a bit how it works. Later you can upgrade it to Win8.1.
Here is Toshiba?s page about steps how to do this - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-message/

I think your friend will be happy when you do all this and bring him back 100% working machine and Win8.1.

Good luck

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This is a somewhat elaborate problem, and I haven't been able to get to the bottom of it. Here's the story"

I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP1.
AMD64 3800+
GIGABYTE Dual BIOS 939 motherboard
OCV PLATINUM 3200 RAM (1 GB)

About a week ago I powered down my computer via the shutdown option in the start menu. It got hung up, so I shut it down manually. The next day when I turned my computer on, Windows informed me that my C:windows/system32/config/system file had been corrupted. I used the recovery console and replaced each of the five registry files using the method from the Microsoft support website.
Note: For debugging purposes, I took out an old hard drive and and attempted to install XP. It halted about 90% through the installation and reported a Machine Check Exception error. I had a slight overclock on the memory and had the voltages running 0.2V higher than normal. I changed the voltages back and tuned the BUS back to 200 MHz. This error is gone for the time being.
Anyway, when attempted to boot, Windows informs me that it was shutdown improperly and gives me the option of booting from safe mode, normally, from last know configuration. It does not matter what method I choose, Windows boots to a blank black screen with a mouse cursor. At the top and bottom of the screen is says what version of windows I'm running and that I'm running SP1 (and if I boot from safe mode, it says Safe mode too). I can move the mouse around, and theres nothing ... Read more

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Hello,
Thank you ahead of time for taking the time out of your day to help me with my problem.

Laptop information:
HP Pavilion dv2000
AMD 64 Athlon x2
Windows Vista

I am attempting to troubleshoot my laptop, it will not boot past a blank screen. I have tried the following troubleshoots already.

1) Connected external Monitor.
2) Performed a hard reset.
3) Disconnected the battery.
4) Checked the RAM connections
5) Checked the CPU connection.
6) Checked warranty with HP (expired of course!)

So far, the furthest I got was when I started it up ONCE, it said "Operating System Not Found" which was flashing. It never happened again, just once.

I read on a forum that the AMD motherboards in this computer were recalled but I cannot find that forum again, nor can I find any relevant recall information on HP's site. Anywho, just wondering if any of you have any ideas for me to help resolve this issue.

(If possible, I would OBVIOUSLY like to retain the files on my computer. I am a realist and realize this probably is not possible, hahaa)

Thank you ahead of time,
Newman4185!
 

A:HP DV2000 boots blank screen

does it use geforce graphics? cause there's been alot of complaints of faulty nvidia cards in hp laptops.

btw, just buy a $20 SATA / IDE to USB converter and you can retain all your data in your notebook, as long as the hard-drive is not defective.

example

or just buy a cheap 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure and mount your laptop HDD there.
 

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Hi when i start my computer, everything is fine harddrive, fans and everything, but my monitor stays blinking like if the computer is off and my mouse and keyboard arent lighting up either. I have had this problem happen to me before a couple of times when i was using the computer but i usually just restart and it works again. This time when i restart it gives me the same thing, ive tried switching monitors and still no go . Ive tried to attach my other computer to the same monitor and mouse and it works fine im on windows XP
 

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I was at my girfriends last night installing a program and it said i needed to restart to complete installation. As i restarted and after the windows xp splash screen i was left with a blank screen with no mouse.

I turned off the power and turned the PC back on and i was given the option to start in safe mode etc.

I can open windows in safe mode, but am not sure what to do, however i have a feeling it is something to do with my video driver maybe?

I am not too sharp on things like this so any help will be much apprieciated.

Many Thanks

P.S. i have already tried the option: restart windows with last known good config.

A:Windows XP boots to a blank screen.

Hello will1992

Let`s try the easiest option first and see if it helps.

Boot into Safe Mode and try a System Restore.
http://bertk.mvps.org/
Restore to before you installed that program.

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Hello,

I have two questions that might be connected.
I wasn't sure about where to post this, because I'm not sure if the problem is my screen, windows 7 drivers, video card, bios or something else.

I used to have two screens connected to my computer, now I only have one (I think it has something to do with the problems).

Problem1: Every time I power my computer, the computer itself turns on, but the screen stays off until windows 7 loads, then the motor turns on.

Problem2: Many of the times I put my computer in sleep mode, and try to turn in back on, I hear the computer turns on, but the screen shows nothing.

The screen itself is fine, if I restart and let windows load properly, the monitor works.
I updated my video card drivers.
And now I don't know what to do, I want to format my computer and reinstall windows 7, but I can't get into BIOS and boot from USB / CD because the screen is blank when booting.


Please, help! :)

A:Computer boots with blank screen

It sounds like the splash screen is disabled. In System Configuration, Boot Tab, uncheck No GUI Boot .

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I just put together a new decent computer for my old lady so she will stay off mine, well everything boots up and starts but the screen stays blank. What could be the problem? If you need more info just ask.

Specs:
Amd 4600+ x2
Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G (AM2)
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 (2 1024mb)
Maxtor Hard Drive SATA
evga nVidia 7900 GT KO (not installed)
500 watt psu
 

A:Comp Boots; Blank Screen

is your graphics card plugged in?
 

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Hello people,
It has been a while since I posted. I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop that is giving me fits. It was having an issue with explorer restarting continuously after it was upgraded from windows 7 by the customer. I recommended a clean install and backed up all their data and installed Windows 10. I pulled the latest drivers from dell.com and made sure I had them handy. At boot up the machine boots to a blank screen and boot chime plays. no mouse cursor and ctrl, alt, del do nothing. I found that if I press the power button and put it to sleep then wake it up with the power button it works fine. works for the whole time I am messing with it. If I reboot or power down I get the blank screen. I updated the chipset, video and audio drivers one at a time with a reboot each time and still no change. This only occurs during a reboot or cold boot. If the PC goes to sleep it wakes just fine.

I am at a loss as to the cause. There is no blue screen logs and I cant see anything wrong in the event viewer. No programs have been installed yet and Windows is fully updated.

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

BIOS Date ... Read more

A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

I don't have this Laptop but looking at the BIOS A03 dated in 2011. Google it and the latest version is A05. You might want to update the BIOS first.

In addition, try to boot with one stick of RAM since they are not a matched pair (4GB & 2GB) and might create timing issue on cold boot.

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Hello people,
It has been a while since I posted. I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop that is giving me fits. It was having an issue with explorer restarting continuously after it was upgraded from windows 7 by the customer. I recommended a clean install and backed up all their data and installed Windows 10. I pulled the latest drivers from dell.com and made sure I had them handy. At boot up the machine boots to a blank screen and boot chime plays. no mouse cursor and ctrl, alt, del do nothing. I found that if I press the power button and put it to sleep then wake it up with the power button it works fine. works for the whole time I am messing with it. If I reboot or power down I get the blank screen. I updated the chipset, video and audio drivers one at a time with a reboot each time and still no change. This only occurs during a reboot or cold boot. If the PC goes to sleep it wakes just fine.

I am at a loss as to the cause. There is no blue screen logs and I cant see anything wrong in the event viewer. No programs have been installed yet and Windows is fully updated.

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

BIOS Date ... Read more

A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

I don't have this Laptop but looking at the BIOS A03 dated in 2011. Google it and the latest version is A05. You might want to update the BIOS first.

In addition, try to boot with one stick of RAM since they are not a matched pair (4GB & 2GB) and might create timing issue on cold boot.

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I was recently playing CS:S online when the computer froze up entirely. I powered off.

Upon restarting, the computer got through POST and the Windows (XP Pro SP2) loading screen. At this point, the monitor went black, excepting for the mouse cursor, which is responsive. This has been the behavior in restarting since then. I've left it in this state for over an hour without any progress.

Using a Windows boot floppy disk and/or using Safe Mode does not help.

I'd like to retrieve my files at the least, and preferably get this computer back in working condition so that I can enjoy it over Thanksgiving.

Let me know if you've got ideas as to how to fix this.
 

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Hi - I've had my hp laptop for about 3 years. It has been relatively trouble free but yesterday I booted up normally ... but the screen remained blank throughout. I attempted to reboot with the battery out - to no avail. It still boots up normally but the screen still remains blank throughout ....

A:Boots up normally but the screen remains blank throughout,

Hi @jamesmarino?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv6-6c36tx Entertainment Notebook and issues with the Notebook not starting.Try performing a hard reset.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Do you hear the Fans? If yes, try to connect to a monitor to see what happens.Have you tried reseating Memory and the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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The user login page never appears after the Windows boot page. All I get is a blank dark blue screen. It was working fine yesterday. I haven't installed or changed anything recently. How do I troubleshoot this? I am new to Windows... Theresa

I have a Dell Dimension. BTW - I am really clueless - I don't know how to boot in "safe mode" or anything.
 

A:After Windows boots, I get a Blank Screen

Hi theresa111, Welcome to TSG!!

You get to safe mode by tapping the F8 key while the machine is booting.

Give that a try and let us know what happens.
 

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Hi, I am having a problem with my computer. I have scheduled a chkdsk to take place the next time I restart my computer and when I restarted it, the problem started! After the Boot Screen finished booting nothing happens, the screen stays blank. I have left it for hours and still nothing happens. How can I solve this problem? I also wanted to mention that I have changed my boot screen using this tutorial. I didn't really have any problem after following that tutorial but I only wanted to mention that...

A:Vista boots to a blank screen!

That's probably why your screen is black because you changed the boot screen. There is a warning near the top of the tutorial. You would have to change it back to normal.

WARNING
If you wanted to run chkdsk at startup or the Memory Diagnostic Tool and you have changed the default boot screen, then you will need to temporarily change the boot screen back to the default boot screen to be able to see what is happening first to be able to see what is happening when they run at startup.

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Hi, not sure if this is the right board for this, move if not.

Basically my Windows XP SP 3 boots up into a blank blue screen. Safe Mode is a blank black screen with safe mode displayed around it.

A few days ago I was having a problem with AppleMobileDevices.exe preventing programs being opened, so i used System Restore, got Registry Booster, and fixed some registy errors. Then my firefox crashed a day later, I restarted and thats about how it all came about.

Its worth noting that I had XP Proffesional installed over WMC 2005 in April as my computer was crippled by malware.

Now I cannot even get in to attempt to do anything.

Not much else details I can get right now, as i cant get any logs.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

A:Windows XP3 boots into a blank screen

Let it fully boot until you see not HD light activity, then hit FN+8 it may just light up. No guarantee but it has bailed me out a couple of times.

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Hi guys I'm very new here and will deeply appreciate it you can help me with this problem.

I have one user in the office, his computer which has windows XP, boots up to a blank screen. It shows the manufacturer logo and windows XP splash screens but after that it just a blank screen. I also noticed that the Hard drive LED is chugging away as if it still is loading windows. But as I said the screen is blank.


Steps taken:

I have already unistalled the video driver. (Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT) and it works fine.
I re-installed the driver again using the CD that came with the video card and the same happens.
I uninstalled again the video driver and downloaded the newest driver for that graphics card from the Nvidia website, installed it and the same thing happens.
Right now I temporarily unistalled the video driver and the computer is working fine, but I need to install the video driver for this because the user has some applications that require that the driver be installed.


Please help?

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My laptop will boot just fine but nothing comes on the screen. Its a bit older so I figured I had nothing to lose so I took it apart. When I did that, I found a piece (which I am not sure what it is) that was broken, and put it back where it obviously went. I booted the computer and the screen came on. I didn't have any drives in so it said "no drives found. " I thought I had found the culprit, so I put the drives back in, and now it won't work again. I've looked online every where to try and find out what the broken piece was or what it does, but can't find it anywhere. My best explanation of the piece is; its a black square
1" x 1", maybe 1/16" thick. It looks like it may be graphite or something. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:Computer boots but screen is blank

Welcome to TSG...

Can you post a picture? Better yet a picture including where you put the piece to make the display work?
 

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No Joy in Safe Mode - same screen

Tried chkdsk /r on many occasions with a Vista Boot CD

Also sfc /scannow offbootdir yada yada - this said corrupt files, fixed them and put results put in CBS file - reboot the same blank screen

Files can be seen via Linux Live disc, so there doesn't seem to be a read problem

There is something I am not doing...
 

A:Laptop Boots only to Mouse and Blank Screen

Did you try the Startup Repair from the Vista DVD ?
 

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Vista boots to a blank black screen but the screen saver is visible when it kicks in.

This is a friends PC so don't have any other details. It appears as if Vista boots OK and that his screen saver is set to about ten minutes. The fact the bios boot checks and screen saver are visible rules out a monitor or graphics card problem I'd have thought.
 

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I was having trouble with XP booting to a blank or black screen after the XP splash screen is displayed. Since there was nothing of importance on the hardrive I decided to do a clean install including the formatting of the hard drive. I am able to boot into safe mode without any issues. I have followed some of the support articles from Microsoft in one of the articles it states tha while in safe mode to stop explorer.exe and see if it restarts automatically. I tried this as part of the trouble shooting and explorer.exe will not restart.

So at this point I am at a loss especially since this is a clean install. The machine is a Dell Demension 2350.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP professional boots to black/blank screen

Hello firemarshal98

Disconnect all peripherals and remove all cards except the video card and see if that helps.

If that does not help try running the Dell Diagnostics

I think it is safe to assume the hard drive is OK

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Happy New Year ! Everyone. My friend upgraded his Touchsmart 610-1210a to Win10 recently, and now it boots into blank screen after HP logo and Windows 10 icon with spinning circle. The screen is totally black except the white mouse cursor, which is movable. Have done following troubleshoot, still no luck. Has anyone had the similar issue on Touchsmart ? Can anyone tell me how to get into safe mode for this Touchsmart 610 at least ?  Thanks a lot. 1. Hard reset, unplug power cable from wall, hold power button for 15 seconds. 2. F10 into Computer Setup (BIOS), Apply Default and Exit. 3. F11 into System recovery, Recovery Manager wondows shows up       ---no restore point to do System Restore.       ---Startup repair cannot repair the computer.       ---System recovery --> Back your file first (my friend doesn't want to lose the files, 50G), plug in a 150G blank USB drive, formated as exFAT and NTFS, ----> Recevery Manager could not back up your files. 4. I got into "Choose an Option" screen once only, couldn't remember how now. Tried F8 on starting, or Shift on starting, or Shft + F8 on starting, all these keys doesn't bring up "Choose an Option" screen. When I was in  "Choose an Option" screen, Advanced options --> Start up --> F4 to safe mode, still black screen with ... Read more

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 Ubuntu 1604 live cd  boot blank screen-SECURE BOOT OFF.Ubuntu Mate boots ,screen lasts 6 mins.

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I never saw this before. Brand new M900 out of the box connected to a Dell monitor, Windows 10. Boots up and does not make a connection to the monitor. Monitor says no input source. Changed monitors, cables, different connections (HDMI, etc). Multiple reboots of each of the different setups. Monitor(s) remain black. Connected to the internet, reboot with Dell monitor and monitor displays comes to life. I thought it just needed to find it's drivers. Registered the machine and powered down. Later, booted up the M900 ? monitor black again. Retried changing everything out again - no monitor. So I purchased a new Lenovo monitor. No luck, still a black monitor. I would appreciate any ideas.

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Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).
 

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Hello, my laptop won't boot correctly. Everything loads but instead of the home login screen showing up, I get a blank screen with a cursor. I tried booting in safe mode and restoring but I still get a blank screen. Tried booting a recovery cd, but still get the blank screen. This happened right when I was watching a video, the computer just went black and restarted itself to a blank screen. Anyone have any advice? Thanks.

A:Laptop boots to blank screen and cursor. Help.

See if you can boot to a safe mode command prompt. Then run

sfc /scannow

Let us know how that goes.

If nothing unusual, then create a bootable puppy linux cd.

Puppy live-CD

See if that runs without problem. Trying to determine if this is a hardware or operating system/driver problem.

By the way, are your notebook vents clear and fan running?

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I put my laptop in sleep mode every night and when I started it today the screen was blocked off on the right side about 2 inches. I could see the whole screen but it was squeezed up. So I decided to re-boot and when I did it re-booted with everything working but the screen. It is not in hibernation mode. I tried removing battery and holding down the "on" switch for a minute and that does not work. Is it the back light or just the screen itself is malfunctioning? I hooked the laptop to a TV with the s-video cable and there was monitor on the TV. Please help!
Randy
 

A:HP Laptop DV6700 boots up with blank screen

Have you tried reinstalling or updating the graphics driver?

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What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker so we can determine the exact dv6700 model number that your HP Pavilion laptop is?

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Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for reading my post.

When I turn on my computer it boots up to a blank black screen with only the mouse pointer arrow showing.

A little history.....
Yesterday I purchased a DVD writer and installed it and it worked just fine. Today I ran spybot SD update and then ran the immunize feature which also seemed to work fine. At the same time I was updating itunes to Version 9.0 when I got a small windows error. I don't know exactly what it said because I didn't have time to read it but it had something about win32 and that it was malicious software and would shut down windows.

I've tried to boot up with my last known configuration that worked. I've tried safe mode, safe mode with networking. None of these do anything different. All I get is the blank black screen with the white windows mouse cursor (which I can move about the screen). Which does me no good ;) Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much. I have AVG on my computer but didn't run it last night - unfortunately I was in the middle of downloading some music and when it started the automatic system scan I stopped it (dummy) so that it wouldn't slow down my download. Wish I hadn't did that.

Thanks,

Amil Singh

A:Computer Boots Into Blank Black Screen Only - No OS

Take a look...Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503.The blinking cursor on black screen typically illustrates a MBR problem which is correctable by running the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console.Louis

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Hp laptop taking to long to boot up and monitor remains blank

A:Hp pavillion boots up but screen remains blank

Need help

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Hey. First post on the site.
 
So I was attempting to boot windows 8.1 in safe mode through msconfig. When it booted up, it did everything normally and shows the window logo. However when windows finally pops up, it gives me a blank grey screen with the power button on the bottom right and the handicap button on the bottom left, with no available login to click and log into my account. So I'm unable to get into windows and change anything. 
 
Thanks for any info.

A:Windows 8.1 boots up to blank grey screen

Hello and Welcome,
 
When you activated Safe Mode with Msconfig, it added a registry setting. You can change this setting in order to revert back to normal mode if it is there. See this post. If you have Windows 7 you can burn the Kaspersky Rescue Disk by double clicking the iso file without having to download Imgburn. In order for it to boot on your computer, you should disable Safeboot and Fastboot in BIOS if you can access it. Hopefully you can access BIOS. Then browse to the registry key using the Registry Editor of the Kaspersky Rescue Disk in the above link and change the Dvalue. Reboot.

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A friend installed some device driver utility yesterday and used it to remove two drivers he thought were unnecessary. Today his mouse does not work. He tried Safe Mode with no luck. Then he tried to repair the OS using the WinXp Pro CD. Half way through it failed, so he brought it to me.

This computer is an Intel P4 2.8GHz running Win XP Pro with 1GB of dual-channel Ram.
It has two serial ATA hard drives.

I am sure a complete reinstall of the OS will work, but he doesn't want to lose any of his installed apps or documents.

It boots to a blank screen with the cursor in the middle of the screen. Nothing seems to work at this screen. Not even Ctrl-Alt-Del.

In safe mode the same thing happens except you see the "Safe Mode" text at the four corners of the screen, with cursor still stuck mid-screen.

I ran a diagnostic app on it in DOS and the mouse functions fine there, so it is not a hardware issue.

I have his computer connected to my home network but can not access it from the other computers as it never finishes booting up plus nothing is shared on it anyway.

Is there some way for me to access System Restore to go back to yesterday morning?

Or any other ideas on what else I could do?
 

A:Solved: XP boots to a Blank Screen with cursor only!

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My laptop boots & the screen appears. I make it to the point where Windows asks for the login password & then shortly after that the screen goes blank. The laptop stays on & there are no blinking lights anywhere on the keyboard, but the screen is dark. When it first boots, it seems like there is an orange hue to the diplay. I just replaced the CPU fan. Before that, it would boot but then die shortly after. The screen would go blank then, too, but the power would also shut off. I feel like there may have been some overheating before the fan finally died. Now that it has a new fan, the power stays on, but the screen still goes dark. I used an HDMI cable to hook it to my TV & the display is fine on the TV. It doesn't disappear like it does on the laptop. When I set it so that the display is supposed to appear on both screens, it appears on the TV & stays, but it flashes on the laptop for a second & then disappears.

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My laptop boots & the screen appears. I make it to the point where Windows asks for the login password & then shortly after that the screen goes blank. The laptop stays on & there are no blinking lights anywhere on the keyboard, but the screen is dark. When it first boots, it seems like there is an orange hue to the diplay. I just replaced the CPU fan. Before that, it would boot but then die shortly after. The screen would go blank then, too, but the power would also shut off. I feel like there may have been some overheating before the fan finally died. Now that it has a new fan, the power stays on, but the screen still goes dark. I used an HDMI cable to hook it to my TV & the display is fine on the TV. It doesn't disappear like it does on the laptop. When I set it so that the display is supposed to appear on both screens, it appears on the TV & stays, but it flashes on the laptop for a second & then disappears.

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Did a search but nothing came up.

I just installed a new 1TB WD Black Caviar and successfully loaded the OS. I was enjoying Prototype and all for a while. Then I decided I needed to get adaware and after installation induced a restart my machine wouldn't boot up on my TV. So I hooked up an old CRT monitor I had with a DVI adapter and what came up was a blank screen with just a cursor.

please help...

(thanks for any comments in advance)

A:win7 pro boots to blank screen with cursor. Please.. he

Nevermind Guys!. hehe... I unpluged the TV and used just the monitor and for some reason it booted up fine. If there is a way to delete this thread that'd be nice...

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No Joy in Safe Mode - same screen

Tried chkdsk /r on many occasions with a Vista Boot CD

Also sfc /scannow offbootdir yada yada - this said corrupt files, fixed them and put results put in CBS file - reboot the same blank screen

Files can be seen via Linux Live disc, so there doesn't seem to be a read problem

There is something I am not doing...

A:Laptop Boots only to Mouse and Blank Screen

From the linux live cd access the Windows partition go to Windows\logs\cbs.log

copy it to the desktop save it as a .txt file post it here. You should have access to the internet from the linux live cd if you use a wired connection.

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XP Home Boots Blank (White) Screen. I have tried repairing windows (using boot disk) and it hasnt worked. I have tried a system restore and that didnt work.


(Its not the hardware because it booted fine with linux from a cd)

A:XP Home Boots Blank (White) Screen

Open your Control Panel/Display/Desktop tab/click on the Customize Desktop button.
Now click on the Web tab/uncheck the box next to My Current Home Page and any other listed web items. Make sure the box next to "Lock desktop items" is unchecked.
Apply and OK

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I started experiencing a weird boot issue. When I boot Windows I only get a black, empty screen. As soon as the BIOS splash disappears the computer stops booting. No disk activity, nothing. My first instinct was to run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot from the Windows 8 install/recovery DVD. This temporarily solves my issue, but the problem returns on next boot. Any idea as to what could be happening here?

I already had this issue before the 8.1 update, but it only occurred sporadically. I would usually work around this issue by rebooting.

A:Windows 8 boots to blank screen. MBR corrupt?

You get a flashing blinking cursor up in the left corner?

What you did was correct, but you have to boot from the drive that had the Bootloader for 8 on it, and sometimes that's not the same drive as the System is on. Also, UEFI computers need to be booted from UEFI, it'll show up in the Boot Order in the BIOS.

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So my Asus boots to this screen after crashing. I can enter the setup with F2 and all that. this is a Laptop btw. the G60J model.

now asus has a recovery hard disk or something that resets it to factory settings and reinstalls all of the drivers and whatnot.

However since I have so m uch crap on my PC Im always deleteing things out of the hard drive from windows 7. I didnt think it was possible to delete this factory restore thing like that. Im not sure If I did, all I know is that its not working when I hit F9 at the boot screen. I fear my OS is broken. I downloaded a windows 7 64 bit Iso and used it to see If i could et my OS working but not a thing happend.

Im wondering if there is anyway I can get a recovery disk, or even a ISO of the disk to boot my PC bacck up. Im real short on cash and cannot afford best buys diagnostics along with repair.

any tips on recovering windows 7 or anything that anyone knows about tthis would be really appreciated.

thanks tech dudes

A:Asus boots with blank screen with flashing cursor

Hi -

Try pressing the F9 key during boot-up to access the recovery partition.

If no-go, contact Asus support about purchasing a set of recovery discs. HP, Dell, most others charge about $25 for replacement media.

http://support.asus.com/service/serv...Language=en-us

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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First I would like to thank your team for all the work you do in resolving peoples issues. Although this is my first post I've used this site well over a 100 times fixing systems for friends and family. I always find the forums not only helpful but very concise. I only post now because after looking I've not found a solution.System informationDell Insprion laptopWindows XP Home (sp3)Used in an office environment by approx 3 usersPrimary software usedThunderbird, Excel 2003, Word 2003, IE 8 / Firefox (current)The issue I am having is intermittent. During start-up directly after the Windows splash screen Windows will boot to a blank screen. It appears as though the operating system completes the start up process but no matter how long you wait it will stay blank. Sometimes it can happen twice a day sometimes it will happen once a week however, once it starts booting to a blank screen it will continue to do so over and over until corrected. The only way I've found to correct it is to boot to safe mode (which has never failed) and delete the pre-fetch catch through killbox. I am not happy with doing this because it is causing the machine to run sluggish but it is the only fix that seems to work.Things I've attemptedcompared hijack this scan with original log I have saved from known good configuration of machine (no changes)ran ESet antivirus - found a few cookies minimal threat (I allowed them to be deleted)updated/ran Spybot Search & Destroy (nothing maliciou... Read more

A:Windows XP Home boots to blank screen (intermitant)

Hi zerpft, you seem to have checked your system with 'anti Malware' software, fiddled with Safe Mode; I'd suggest you test your hardware using a Hardware analysis programme. http://majorgeeks.com/downloads7.html

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Hey everyone.  I am using an HP Touchsmart 300-1020.  It was working fine, one morning when turning it on the fans powered up, they were clearly spinning to fast as they were really loud, but the screen was black.  No logo, no bios no beeps.  I do not know what has cause this problem as we have never had a single problem with this computer.  I would like to know if it is an issue with the CPU, Video card, or the motherboard?  What can be done to fix this? 

A:HP Touchsmart 300-1020 Powers up, blank screen, never boots

Exact same thing happened to me in May...just 1 month out of warranty. The computer repair people found that my hard drive had burnt out and had to replace it completely. And the hard drive was completely gone so there was no way to recover anything, so I lost all of my files, including my client files. The worst part was that he told me that it was common among 'the new hp' and how hp was getting a lot of their parts made in china now and that it is widely known that they are only good for around a year. I don't know how true that is, but I do know that I know how you are feeling right now, and I hope that your outcome is better than mine was.  

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