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

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

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?

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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

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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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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 was all good working on my computer when I decided to restart my computer because "rocketdock" (a dock program) didn't open a folder and gave me the "open with" dialog instead.

Background:-
I've installed a lot of updates recently, including SP1.
The windows is customized i.e. some files are edited.
I used tune up registry cleaner, which caused a problem in Chrome, so I used a command found on the Internet, it made tons of errors (which was mentioned by the one who suggested the command) and the computer CPU was fully loaded, the command was replacing files, or something like that. When I remember the command I'll post.

PS: "Ctrl+Alt+Delete", "Ctrl+Shift+Esc", and "Ctrl+L" don't do anything.
PS2: Safe Mode loads into the same screen.

A:Windows (7 Ultimate x64) boots into a blank screen with a cursor

I found it, here is the full command mentioned in the above post: FOR /R C:\ %G IN (*.dll) DO "%systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe" /s "%G"

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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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Hi folks!Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up (Windows 7 64), I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.Restarting in Safe mode works.I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.Thanks!

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Hey there. I'm currently fixing a netbook from my friend.

When i first look up the problem and ask the friend when it last working and he say last working is sept and he last installed a AVG so i suspect it's a virus problem as i heard AVG rogue out there. So i attempt to boot in Safe Mode. Same result. Boot in LKGC. Same result. Boot Win7 installation disk for restore. Same result. (checked CD boot first)

So i removed HDD and connect to my PC to have virus removed on the HDD. There is one virus found. I expect it was bit more than that.

Anyway a little strange problem. When i remove HDD and i boot netbook with HDD and it goes in network booting. I checked in BIOS and it say network boot first and i changed to CD-ROM first then save in BIOS and reboot but it changed to default as i changed the settings. as i want check if netbook can open the Win7 Installation disk but i cant do if netbook changes to network booting AFTER i change the CD-rom first.

A:[SOLVED] Toshbia Netbook boots up with black screen and cursor moving.

Black screen with cursor [Solved]

Quote:




Missing from the c:\windows\system32 folder so I replaced these files from a known good computer and just as before same problem. Again connected the hard drive to a other computer to examine it and again the same files are missing again....
LSASS.EXE
SERVICES.EXE
SVHOST.EXE
Every time I replace them they get deleted and the computer ends up with the black screen with only the mouse cursor which you can move around the screen.




I checked the files in there and only SVHost is missing.

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Hi Guys/Gals...

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**System**

Dell Dimension 3000 (Celeron)
Windows XP Home edition SP2
(**To my knowledge I haven't got SP3, (through custom/selective updating of Win Updates), but XP may have updated to it anyway without my knowing it).

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**Hardware changes made**

-512K RAM to 2GB RAM modules
-Wireless PCI card
(Both have been on the computer for at least a year and have been working fine)

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**Issue**

A few days ago I downloaded, mounted and opened a *possibly* suspect .ISO file and tried to open a .pdf from within it.
The system froze during this process, I restarted and then the following...

-Dell startup screen, followed by normal Windows XP splash screen as normal, then just a black screen with a moveable pointer.

-I have access to safe mode, but the same black screen occurs, (it has the usual "safe mode" text written around the edge as per normal and a moveable cursor).

-All four green diagnostic lights are on at the back of the tower.
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**Attempted Remedies (not necessarily in this order)**

-Accessed and backed up hard-drive via PuppyLinux on a CD; makes me think that ther... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Dell Dimension 3000 boots to Black Screen w/cursor (XP SP2)

Do you have access to the run command.
If so you could try sfc /scannow
or fixmbr
Google those to be sure I have them typed in correctly.

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I have been having problems with my Dell Dimension 5000 since this morning, basically I switch it on and all I get is a blank blank screen with a white dash blinking in the top left corner.

I can't access safe mode or bios settings using the function keys and I can't get further then this blank black creen with flashing dash.

I have taken out my gfx card and cleaned the dust out of the fan, checked all the cable connections inside and out. I also checked other posts for solutions but could not find any that related to mine as I can't access anything. I have also checked the Dell Diagnostic lights which indicate:


Other failure has occurred.
Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.
If the problem persists, contact Dell.

Dell don't seem helpful as the computer is out of warrenty and I even get passed around or hung up on. Only thing I can think of is that my hard drive might of gone as it makes a reading noise about five times then I hear nothing even though I replaced the HD about two months ago.

Sorry for the essay, hope I can sort it out!!

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP boots up with blank screen with flashing dash

Good morning Mikey, well buddy your at the right place, just the wrong section. We have some great techs in our hardware section that will be able to help you straighten this out. You have not done anything wrong, I just want you to get the proper help that you need. Here's what you do:

Mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu. So you are in compliance with forum rules that state that you cannnot have more than one thread open at a time.

Post your problem at the link below.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/

This will get you the help you need to resolve this issue. Take care and good luck.

I will monitor you to make sure your getting the help you need.

Thank you
Patmark

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After I turn on my laptop Dell starts and it says her resuming windows and then goes to a blank screen with my cursor. I removed the battery and held the power button but don't know what else to do. I don't have a restore disk. I'm running windows 7. Please help!
Thanks
 

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I am posting this reques tfor help only after scouring the internet for help and suggestions, but nothing I have tried has helped so far.

BACKGROUND

Lats night I shutdown my DELL notebook as a colleague came over to chat. Without thinking, I then closed the lid of the notebook while the shutdwon was still in progress. I immediately realised what I had done but figured it was too late to simply reopen the lid so I let the process finish until all the lights went out.

Today the startup was normal, but when I tried the first process (to open Googe's Chrome) I got error message regarding unreadble file or similar .. so then I remembered wha thappened last night so I decided to shutdown properly and fully and reboot.

The reboot now doesn't work. Instead I see the DEll logo display but then just a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I think it doesn't even get to start loading Windows.

My only options are F2 (BIOS Setup) and F12 (Boot menu) plus CTRL, ALT + DEL will reboot with the same result .. back to the blank screen

TRIED SO FAR

1. F8 for a safe mode reboot ... doesn't work ... not result

2. F2 to check BIOS ... these things are beyond me, but I did check the boot device sequence on the basis of one post I saw and it seems ok with HDD as the first in the sequence

3. I created an Emergency Windows Boot disk, and then boot using this .. then select Repair Computer .. but instead of going to the repair menu I geta message saying "... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Blank screen with blinking cursor

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Originally Posted by RSPTK



3. I created an Emergency Windows Boot disk




Hi Robert -

How did you create the disc?

See if Dell Recovery Partition works. Try CRTL+F11 keys during boot-up.

Also, F8 - http://support.dell.com/support/topi...774-ed5qnzk7xx

HDD may have failed.

Run HDD diagnostics - http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all, I'm a 1st timer on this site. At boot up, black screen with curser in upper left hand corner. Cannot get past this. If I insert the 6 set recocery cd's, it will go thru the process fine and then say, your computer will reboot. Then the same -- black screen. I can get to bios holding down the f1 key. Appreciate any help you can give.
Compaq Presario SR1103wm , windows xp and sp2.

A:[SOLVED] blank screen/flashing cursor will not boot win xp

tap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
if no good try a system restore to an earlier date when all was ok

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I get home this afternoon and started up my Dell desktop Dimension 4600 just gave me a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand corner. I tried to get to the "setup" (F12) and I got a "keyboard failure." Can I get my desktop back?

A:[SOLVED] Blank screen with flashing cursor in upper left

Try booting up and hitting the F8 key. Then choose the Last Known Good Config option and see what that does for you.

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Both on normal and safe mode startups, it's only a black screen with a movable mouse cursor.

- tried startup repair, no problem found
- tried sfc /scannow, told me it needed to reboot to do some repair operation, did nothing.
- system restore has no restore points
- cd-rom is dead/dying
- have an usb boot image thing and it loads files but then there is only the background image with mouse cursor, no setup or whatever appears. So, same as normal, only with a pic instead of black screen?
- tried both fail-safe and optimized bios defaults
- cleaned for dust and dis-/reconnected some wires
- doing a windows memory scan, because it seems the only option left

long back-story, short:

did a defrag a while back, there was a power loss, .dlls started not be recognized, tried to fix, but no success, found out cd-rom was dying and couldn't use the install dvd, wanted to use usb image to reinstall, but this happened so i never got the chance.

A:[SOLVED] blank screen on startup, only mouse cursor works

While you were in the BIOS, did you notice if the Hard Drive and CD were recognized?

We will need the specs of the computer, what is the USB image you talk about. You are going to need a way to boot from either a CD or USB to test the hardware.

If the hard drive was being accessed when the power failure occurred, there is a chance the drive has been trashed.

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I has an Acer Aspire 6930 that will not boot into Windows Vista 32bit. When I power it up, it goes through BIOS and then freezes at a blank screen with a flashing cursor. I've tried doing a system restore, but end up with the same problem. I've tried changing the boot sequence and tried booting from a USB flash drive, and a cd-rom drive with [email protected] installed... but the system still freezes at a blank screen with the blinking cursor. There's also a faint repetitive noise as well, however I can't tell if it's the hard drive or not. The laptop is out of warranty, so Acer isn't willing to do anything without a $200 fee. Any suggestions on what could be the problem, or how to troubleshoot this issue?
 

A:Solved: Acer Aspire 6930 hangs at blank screen with a blinking cursor

Okay, so I found the problem. The hard drive went bad. Spindle froze and the PCB went bad.
 

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Windows appears to load normally until reaching the logon screen at which point 2 quick cmd windows flash on the screen and i'm left with a cursor and a plain blue screen.

No access to task manager through ctrl+alt+del.

I was thinking it's a video card problem until i plugged in an external monitor and saw a windows error box pop up saying that the program running requires that you not be on battery power.

Pulled the drive and scanned with avast and malwarebytes which found nothing.

Inserted Vista DVD but the repair function is only able to find the HP Restore partition and is unable to locate any backups.

The system runs "mini XP" from Hirens Boot without a problem, but no diagnostics that i ran have been able to find any issues...

Ideas?

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Hey all

To jump to the point, my computer (XP) is booting to a black screen. No cursor, nothing. It goes through boot and post screens, shows windows loading, and then nothing. I've tried safe mode (w/ and w/o networking) and it does the same thing. Keeps hanging up.

I'm fairly certain my hard drive failed, but I'm not sure. Hoping someone can verify this. The drive is about 4 or 5 years old probably.. not 100%. In light of this, I tried loading windows 7 from disc, and it went through the loading scene and then it went to a colorful backdrop and hung again. I'm not sure how booting from disc works, if it was loading it to the drive or what.. if it was, then it seems simple that the drive failed and I need a new one, correct? If thats NOT how it works (ie strictly booting up from disc), then that would indicate a hardware issue? Possibly power?

Of note, not sure if this is related, but a different drive has been randomly disappearing. It just stops being recognized, and all the files/programs go "missing" (cannot locate source E:/....)... Would this indicate that maybe it is a power issue?

Thanks for any and all help. Let me know if you need any additional information and i'll try to provide what I can.
 

A:XP boots to black screen - No cursor

Do you have a desktop computer, or a laptop computer?

What's the make and model# of your PC?

Sounds like the drive could be failing, but more information is needed to determine if that's the case.
 

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Hi everyone,

My boyfriend's laptop has been having issues for the past week or so. Everytime it starts up, it goes to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen with the options "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally". However, neither of these options work, and it won't boot Windows 7 but instead goes to a black screen with a movable cursor. From this screen, I can't activate anything, ctrl-alt-delete does nothing. I've read through forums and have tried many solutions, but haven't had any luck and can't figure out what the problem is. Any ideas or solutions?
Here's what I've tried so far: booting from windows 7 install disk, booting from a system repair disk, booting from AVG recovery disk, booting from USB windows 7 install, safe mode, etc. The laptop is an ASUS U56E, is only a few months old, and has Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed. The processor is an Intel i5.

Thanks!
Rachel

A:Win 7 boots to black screen with cursor

If you were able to get into Safe Mode run CHKDSK with auto fix on or /f . If you get into windows and all is OK, still run Sfc /scannow.

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system worked fine untill son decided the case needed a new fan, added fan using power from motherboard (mobo is ASUS P5wd2-E premium) when re-booted computer it would post then drop to black screen with curser. What I found was he also plugged power into the ez-connector, I'm not sure this would have any effect but it wasn't used as the power supply had the AT connector. I tried all the tests I knew but couldn't boot to F8, to try to do system restore, was able to boot to bios and select boot drive (cd) and tried to do a windows repair, (boot ini repair) the system sees drives, drives act as if it's cycling drive light blinks on case,did the repair but will not boot. anyone have any ideas
 

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I have an inspiron 1525 laptop with 2 gig ram and intel core 2 duo processor. It came with Vista 32 bit but I upgraded in January to Win 7 64 bit. Over the summer I had a fatal error that had me wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows.

It was working fine, but now it will only boot to a black screen with cursor in the middle that I can move. I can't get into any desktop options. Booting to safe mode will only go to same black screen. If I try to get to boot options it asks to boot to Windows Normally or Windows Repair...both options go to a blank screen with cursor.

I tried to boot using a boot disk, but it goes to black screen/cursor. Tried using the Win 7 install disck...black screen/cursor.

Any options?
Thanks!
PJB

A:Win 7 boots to black screen with cursor

Hi -

Boot system with KillDisk - not to format (yet), but to see if you can see partitions -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/2789807-post8.html

http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Run HDD diagnostics - start with SeaTools for DOS - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 17-07-2013 02
Ran by SYSTEM on 18-07-2013 16:32:31
Running from G:\
WIN_7 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
ATTENTION: Software hive is not loaded.
HKU\Default\...\Run: [HPADVISOR] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe autorun=AUTORUN [1668664 2009-07-15] (Hewlett-Packard)
HKU\Default User\...\Run: [HPADVISOR] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe autorun=AUTORUN [1668664 2009-07-15] (Hewlett-Packard)
HKU\lapidusr\...\Run: [DW7] - "C:\Program Files (x86)\The Weather Channel\The Weather Channel App\TWCApp.exe" [13102080 2013-04-08] (The Weather Channel)
HKU\McAfeeMVSUser\...\Run: [HPADVISOR] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe autorun=AUTORUN [1668664 2009-07-15] (Hewlett-Packard)
HKU\McAfeeMVSUser\...\Run: [Install PC Performer43349.exe] - "C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\Install PC Performer43349.exe" /XML="C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\5BD1.tmp" /STP=0:2 [x] <===== ATTENTION
HKU\McAfeeMVSUser\...\Run: [Exetender] - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe" /runonstartup [4895192 2012-09-03] (Exent Technologies Ltd.)
HKU\QBDataServiceUser21\...\Run: [HPA... Read more

A:Windows boots to black screen and cursor

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open Notepad and paste the following in it.HKU\McAfeeMVSUser\...\Run: [Install PC Performer43349.exe] - "C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\Install PC Performer43349.exe" /XML="C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\5BD1.tmp" /STP=0:2 [x]HKU\McAfeeMVSUser\...\Run: [Exetender] - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe" /runonstartupHKU\QBDataServiceUser21\...\Run: [Install PC Performer43349.exe] - "C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\Install PC Performer43349.exe" /XML="C:\Users\lapidusr\AppData\Local\Temp\5BD1.tmp" /STP=0:2 [x]HKU\QBDataServiceUser21\...\Run: [Exetender] - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe" /schedule 300000S2 CouponXplorer_5zService; C:\PROGRA~2\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\5zbarsvc.exeS2 IBUpdaterService; C:\ProgramData\IBUpdaterService\ibsvc.exeS2 X5XSEx_Pr143; C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Ride Games\X5XSEx_Pr143.SysS2 X5XSEx_Pr143; C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Ride Games\X5XSEx_Pr143.SysSave the files as fixlist.txt in to the same folder as FRSTRun FRST and click Fix only once and waitThe tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Restart the computer normally.Download using this computer, in normal mode or safe mode and run these tools.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted... Read more

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I've been a pc tech for 25 years and I have an old computer, it has tons of proprietary software on it, so I can't afford to do a clean install. Recently, after a normal shutdown the previous night, it now boots past the splash screen to a black screen with a cursor. The cursor moves, numlock works, but nothing else. Ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing. Here is what I've done so far:


Tried last known good confi
Safe mode doesn't work
Safe mode with command prompt also doesn't work
Tried ghosting over to a brand new hard drive.
Ran fixmbr, fixboot, bootcfg /rebuild, chkdsk /r (twice)
Repair install with the latest XP disc and XP3 slipstreamed in.
New memory
New PSU
No blown/leaking caps.
Tried doing system restore back 3 weeks to 9/4, the earliest restore point available.
Removed add-on video card, using onboard video
Tried new optical drive.

I know I could copy off the data and do a clean install, but I REALLY need to get this thing going without a clean-install. I've run out of ideas right now and I need HELP. There HAS to be a solution that I haven't tried yet. Thank you.

~Zeoran
 

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Basically I woke up this morning to my computer sitting at a black screen with the cursor visible
I'm able to move the cursor but do nothing else
I rebooted my computer my manually shutting it off and then it started up as it would normally but did this disc check:
http://i.imgur.com/BKfTU.jpg

from there it moves back to the black screen with the cursor

I again restarted and booted in safe mode this time
I was then able to reach windows and tried to do a system restore to an earlier point
When i did this i was greeted with this error
http://i.imgur.com/ZwV8B.jpg

Finally here is my harddrive just in case http://i.imgur.com/6JXnZ.jpg

I exported my full system info so please let me know if more info is necessary

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name *****
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model DH67BL__
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3292 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BLH6710H.86A.0076.2010.1115.1959, 15/11/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

A:Windows 7 Boots to black screen w/ cursor (oh theres more)

Hi Welcome to TSF

This seems like issue with your hard drive (it is going bad or getting there)
First thing to do in this case is to play it safe and be ready for anything
backup all your data to an external drive
if you can not get into windows try this guide below
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

Download Seatools for your hard drive and test your drive with it to see what it comes up with and if it can repair hard drive

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Orginal topic is here for more info: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/544324/need-help-fixing-boot-issue/ Here's the Farbar scan: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 31-10-2013 (ATTENTION: ====> FRST version is 95 days old and could be outdated)Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-SJQ8JNL on 03-02-2014 09:58:03Running from F:\Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 8Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1602856 2010-01-07] (Synaptics Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] - C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe [495708 2010-04-06] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] - C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe [3873648 2010-01-15] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [FreeFallProtection] - C:\Program Files\STMicroelectronics\AccelerometerP11\FF_Protection.exe [726640 2010-08-02] ()HKLM\...\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] - C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\WLTRAY.EXE [5249024 2010-12-14] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [Dell Webcam Central] - C:\Program Files\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe [409744 2009-06-24] (Creative Technology Ltd)HKLM\...\Run: [AVG_UI... Read more

A:win7 boots to black screen w/cursor

Hi,
 
Please download a fresh copy of FRST to your flash drive and run it like you did before then post the new log.
The tool is updated almost daily to cover new infections and to include extra features that's why I need to see a report generated by the most current version.

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Mod Edit... moved to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~~ boopmeI believe, somehow, I have managed to download a malware. I can still access my BIOS but when I start up my computer the windows logo appears and it begins loading up, but when it goes away it just remains at a black screen that I can move my cursor around. Happened after installing a possible phony uTorrent, it required a computer restart. When I restarted it went to the black screen, I waited a minute or two and it eventually brought up an internet explorer screen that looked to me like one of those fake pages that said I had malware.. it was obvious to me I did have malware because I couldnt see/do anything else other than look at that screen, I shut down my computer with the button after that. Screen never came back up, it only remains black w/ cursor. I have a custom built computer, I can provide specs if needed.Help ASAP would be greatly appreciated, thanks. EDIT:When starting up in normal mode, I found that I can access task manager from ctrl+alt+delete. After a little bit, internet explorer popped open with the page I was mentioning above that looked fake. Pic: http://i.imgur.com/mEI7wko.png

A:Windows 8 boots up with a black screen and a cursor

Greetings BigWallaceLittleWalt and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you enco... Read more

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I turned on my computer tonight and before booting it started scrolling text saying deleting corrupted files and scanning files etc...this went on for at least 10-15 minutes and then when it was done it said "Starting Windows" like normal, then brought me to a black screen that said "Preparing to configure windows...do not turn off your computer". That message disappeared after a few seconds and left me with a black screen with a mouse cursor. In the bottom right hand corner of the screen is a power button, bottom left is ease of access button and bottom center it says Windows 7 Home Premium.

I can't do anything with this. I've restarted numerous times, and I've tried restarting in Safe Mode and it still brings me to this point every time. I've also tried using system restore and startup repair through the advanced settings from pressing F8 during boot up. Nothing fixes this.

How can I fix this?

PS. I did not upgrade my version of windows or anything...Windows did install some updates last time I turned off the computer I think.

A:Windows boots to black screen with cursor

bump. still need some help here.

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Basically I woke up this morning to my computer sitting at a black screen with the cursor visible
I'm able to move the cursor but do nothing else
I rebooted my computer my manually shutting it off and then it started up as it would normally but did this disc check:
http://i.imgur.com/BKfTU.jpg

from there it moves back to the black screen with the cursor

I again restarted and booted in safe mode this time
I was then able to reach windows and tried to do a system restore to an earlier point
When i did this i was greeted with this error
http://i.imgur.com/ZwV8B.jpg

Finally here is my harddrive just in case http://i.imgur.com/6JXnZ.jpg

I exported my full system info so please let me know if more info is necessary

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name *****
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model DH67BL__
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3292 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BLH6710H.86A.0076.2010.1115.1959, 15/11/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

A:Windows 7 Boots to black screen w/ cursor

Boot into recovery environment->command prompt
dir c:
dir d:
dir e:

What is windows disk c, d or e (may differ!) Assume it's c

chkdsk/f c:

post results

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A friend asked me to see if I could get his computer running again, but I'm about ready to pull what's left of my hair out. Its an eMachines mini desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Windows will not boot to the desktop screen, only to a black screen and mouse cursor. Hitting F8 only gets you safe mode options, all of which stall the same way. There's no "Last Known Good Configuration" option either. Using a Windows 7 64-bit rescue disk doesn't help, because it doesn't find anything wrong when running the diagnostics, and there aren't any restore points to revert back to. I've already tried the bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot remedy, no change. The computer is used by their kids quite a bit so I'm wondering if it might be virus/malware/Trojan related? Thanks for your help.

A:Windows 7 boots to black screen w/cursor

Hi There:
Sorry to hear you are having problems with your friend's eMachines pc. They are fine computers.

Before you try any of my sugestions, IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU BACKUP ALL OF YOUR FRIEND'S CRITICAL DATA! You should backup to an External Hard Drive, Flash Drive, or CD/DVD discs first!

With that said; here are the things you can try in this order:

1) Try to boot into the eMachines hidden Partition Recovery using F5, F7, F10, or F12 keys on power-up boot. You can download the eMachines User Manual from their website at: eMachines Support - Welcome to eMachines Support.

Once in that Recovery Menu, it will ask you what repair you want to try, and you want to restore the PC to Factory Condition, which is a DESTRUCTIVE operation and will destroy all of your friend's data and reinstall Win7 and all programs and settings that came with the computer when it was new out of the box right after your friend purchased it. This is why I had you backup your data first before you do this. **also, if you have never done this before, I suggest you take to a local computer expert or Certified Technician at your local computer store**.
THIS IS AN IRREVERSIBLE STEP!

After doing this, and you get the same Black Screen result, most likely your hard drive is damaged and possibly the Motherboard (Main Board) could also be damaged as well. Take to a local Certified Computer Expert at this point.

2.) Ask your friend for the Recovery Discs that came in the box when he/she purchased t... Read more

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My Laptop:http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/inspiron-1546/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-1546&s=dhs&cs=19&~oid=us~en~29~inspiron-15-amd-03~~
Dell Inspiron 1546, Windows 7.
Started up my PC. After the Dell Inspiron screen loads the screen goes back with a blinking cursor int the top left corner. Googling, I've tried Fn+F5 or F6, pressing shift 5 times, and CTRL+ALT+DELETE to no avail. I have not tried anything with BIOs settings and have not changed any system settings. I've started a thread a couple days ago regarding regular freezing during Dacebook/YouTube games and I've yet to find a solution for that when this started.
The laptop's new. We haven't had it for a week. I seriously someone can help me fix this thing before we're forced to return/exchange it. I do have the Dell Drivers/Utilities and a Windows 7 Repair Disc but I'm unsure if these will allow me to do a full wipe/restore.
 
All input is welcome and appreciated.

A:Screen boots to Black w/ Flashing Cursor

Did you try F8 to go into Safe Mode and see if Windows will load that way?
 
If so, and that does not work then I recommend that you contact Tech Support and discuss the issue with them.   They may be able to resolve it relatively quickly for you.

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Hi,
I need to do a repair install on a Windows 7 x64 PC. Is there a way to do this with the DVD if you can't login to the PC?

It boots up, but just goes to an all black screen with a mouse cursor. I can move the mouse, but ctrl + alt + del doesn't do anything. There is nothing else on the screen other than the mouse cursor.

I have tried the startup repair, no help.

I tried system restore, says no restore points found.

A:boots up, but just goes to an all black screen with a mouse cursor

Quote:
It boots up, but just goes to an all black screen with a mouse cursor


Is that when you boot from the system or from the CD?

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Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active.
Power went out and I went to reboot computer and it comes up with a black screen and the cursor. The cursor moves fine around the screen. I tried booting in safe mode but only get black screen, cursor and the words safe mode around the screen. Please help me.

A:Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active.

Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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I've moved the upgraded W10 partition to SSD alongside W7 dual-boot. I used EaseUS Partition Master for the cloning but forgot the boot partition behind on HDD. After much fiddling around with EasyBCD, USB start repairs on both 7 & 10, I recovered the boot partition with EaseUS and copied it to SSD.

Have performed several offline sfc and bootrec cmd lines on both 7 & 10 and the latter boots but doesn't reach the login screen. After the boot screen the screen goes dark and the arrow cursor can move.

There is no Safe Mode, merely the boot screen and options when I run the USB repair. Both sfc and chkdsk are sound and the srt logfile reports:
Code:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log---------------------------Last successful boot time: ‎11/‎3/‎2016 8:37:57 PM (GMT)Number of repair attempts: 1Session details---------------------------System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0Windows directory = C:\WindowsAutoChk Run = 0Number of root causes = 1Test Performed: ---------------------------Name: Check for updatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: System disk testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk failure diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 0 msTest Performed: ---------------------------Name: Disk metadata testResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time... Read more

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Yeah, just registered with Ten Forums and all that good stuff, and so here's my first of possibly many issues I shall bring to you. xD I upgraded my preview build of Windows 10 (10130) to the pro final version because the preview wasn't able to find additional builds and kept crapping out on standard updates. All went smoothly, but the first thing I noticed is that the next time I booted cold, Windows 10 would get past the "starting windows" screen and play the startup sound. However, the logon interface never appeared, or the cursor. All that was displayed was a solid black screen. I hard reset by holding down the power button and tried it again, which gave me the same thing. Again, hard reset. This still commonly happens, along with my CMOS date/time settings apparently being wiped after such reset. Sometimes the cursor appears, but mostly it doesn't. Usually after trying enough times it'll pull through or by starting it after selecting a recovery option from F8. "Enable low resolution video" I know worked before, but it didn't give me low res display. (Not that I'm complaining) It could likely be because I installed over the preview, and in-place installations typically have issues. I'm also running a program to provide titlebars with aero styled glass transparency, and my graphics driver is up to date. Any thoughts...?

A:Windows 10 commonly boots to a black screen with no cursor?

Probably a dumb question, but did you upgrade from 7 or 8.1 through the insider program to build 10130?

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Hello. Is 64 bit home version. No restore points available. Boots this way in every mode. Last known good does same thing.
 
System was brought to me like this. I ran a test on the HD (A WD) it failed their test and said it needed replaced. I bought new one, did a drive copy (it completed copy with a few errors) and I am getting the same thing with the new HD in.
 
Ctrl-alt-del does nothing, nor does hitting shift to get onscreen keyboard (the cursor changes for a second, then back to arrow)
 
Any advice?
 
Thanks!

A:Win7 boots to black screen with mouse cursor

Can you give us the make and model of this computer please ?
 

Ctrl-alt-del does nothing, nor does hitting shift to get onscreen keyboard

 
Is this a tablet, a laptop or a desktop ?
 
In general, the black screen with the blinking cursor suggests that the system cannot find a bootable drive. In general, pressing 'F8' at the BIOS screen if a computer is doing this will bring up a drive selection screen, select the hard drive that has Windows on it, press 'Enter' and, again generally, it will go and boot.
 
If the black screen is occurring later in the process, say after the 'Starting Windows' screen appears, this isn't the cure.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Have the same problem, I was re loading office in order to repair the outlook, and now I am unable to get past the blank screen with a blinking cursor.

A:Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active.

tap f8 when booting and try from the boot options

last known good configuration

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1st Post...
HP Pavilion laptop,
AMD Turion X2 64
Vista SP1 with update as of early January.

Always have problems booting, specifically hard disc errors reported. chkdsk runs, fixes problems, boots up. Then seemed like hard disc crashed. New hard disk and reinstall Vista and apps supplied by HP with recovery disc. There is no "repair" option (or I can't find it). Replaced disc again. Same problems. Am convinced it is Vista hosing my laptop up.

New problem = Windows boots to a black screen with the cursor arrow in the center. I can move the cursor with the mouse, but that is all it will do. No other key strkes seem to have an effect. In lieu of formatting and re-installing the OS and apps per the HP supplied recovery CD's, is there anyway to get past this? F8 does not give a "repair" option.

I'll upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as this is recovered. Hate to loose my data and have to reinstall all after market apps... AGAIN...
Thanks in advance for any guidance!
John

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista that boots to a black screen with cursor in normal and safe modes. I disconnected all peripherals. I tried the recovery disk and it could not repair. I tried to run a restore and it said no restore points available. the video seems to work when booted to the system disk and safe mode with command prompt. would appreciate any help

A:Computer boots to black screen with mouse cursor

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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On the grub menu windows and ubuntu are both listed as they should be, All windows options even in f8 after the load screen with the bar goes into a black screen with my cursor instead of my login screen. Repair you computer works start up repair says nonthing is wrong. I can acces ubuntu fine. All my windows files can be accesed in ubuntu i can even use some of them with wine. Start up repair says there is no issue.

I checked this in command prompt btw.This mite be helpful how my hard drive is set up acer hds come like this the patrition is split on 2 hds I feel this is the issue.

Or could it be disk 0-4 which is my built in memory card reader I can go inside and disconnect that.
 

A:Windows boots into black screen with cursor after installing ubuntu

Bump I checked more is this right should any of that stuff be in d and not c or is that for ubuntu

 

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I'm running a
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1500 RAM
Win XP SP 3

So yesterday my computer suddenly started getting slow, so I rebooted. When the machine boots, it's all fine, but just after the Windows loading screen, the screen goes black, and the only thing that's active is the mouse cursos which I can move. But I can't right click or anything etc.

I can't bring up the Task Manager. I try loading in safe mode but it's still all black, with the expection that the text "Safe mode" is written around the black screen.

So what I did was I got a Ultimate Boot CD and loaded from it. I managed to roll back my windows registry to 2003 (manufactor fresh), and now windows actually loaded and I didn't get the black screen anymore, however obviously it was all a complete mess having a registry from so long ago, so I backup rolled it back to the current again, and the black screen returned.

With that logic, shouldn't it be possible to do some tweaks to the registry to solve this issue?

I'm a complete beginner and I barely even know the function of the registry. Everything i've tried so far i've just managed to google and follow step by step instructions, so bare with me. But judging from the tools in the Ultimate Boot CD, I can access the windows registry.

So basically, where do I take it from here?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active. (Need help with registry?)

@ ichito: WELCOME TO Tech Support Forums
Please start your own (new) thread and provide the details there. It becomes too complicated to help two people in the one thread. Someone will assist you there.

@ Skurten:
You said: "Everything i've tried so far i've just managed to google and follow step by step instructions"
You have done very well, but why did you revert the registry back to 2003? Why did you not revert to the last (most recent) restore point? I am guessing that is what you want/need to do now.

It may help if you provide details of exactly what you did to "roll back my windows registry to 2003". That will provide a bit of background info.

Do you know where to find the system restore points and their contained registry backups?
Can you then "roll back" or do an "off-line system restore" using the UBCD?

Please clarify/confirm that you are using UBCD (Current release: 4.1.1) and not UBCD4Win (Ultimate Boot CD for Windows Version 3.50 Released: 4/21/09) ... ? Please provide details of exactly what you are using.

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Ok I have been trouble shooting this for ever to np help Anyways let me be very descriptive so I dont get told to do something I already did or something thats not part of the problem. I installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi. I can acces the grub menu it shows windows and ubuntu. I can log into ubuntu fine, I can access all my windows files on ubuntu useing wine well the very few that work in wine. When I select Windows it gets pass the splash screen and were usually my log in screen shows up I now get a black screen with my mouse cursor. I tried ctrl-alt-Delete did not work all f8 options except start up repair go to this screen. I can access start up repair just fine. Repair your computer option says nonthing is wrong. Hold on I will feth the results from check disk it says everythings healthy just want to list the partrition order to see if that could be a issue I wouldnt know.

A:Windows boots into black screen with cursor after installing ubuntu

Your Windows 7 partition can be having inconsistencies go back to the startup repair as you did before.

Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in

Code:

CHKDSK C: /R

Also you do not need Wine to access Windows files Ubuntu can access all Windows partitions and files via the Ubuntu GUI alone. Wine is used to install and run some Windows programs mainly games written for Windows but experimental at best.

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Basically I woke up this morning to my computer sitting at a black screen with the cursor visible
I'm able to move the cursor but do nothing else
I rebooted my computer my manually shutting it off and then it started up as it would normally but did this disc check:
http://i.imgur.com/BKfTU.jpg

from there it moves back to the black screen with the cursor

I again restarted and booted in safe mode this time
I was then able to reach windows and tried to do a system restore to an earlier point
When i did this i was greeted with this error
http://i.imgur.com/ZwV8B.jpg

Finally here is my harddrive just in case http://i.imgur.com/6JXnZ.jpg

I exported my full system info so please let me know if more info is necessary

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name *****
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model DH67BL__
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3292 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BLH6710H.86A.0076.2010.1115.1959, 15/11/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

A:Windows 7 Boots to black screen w/ cursor (also does disc check and te

runtaylor,

wonderful start to the day!

all is not lost.

in all that info about your system, I missed whether it is a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Win7 and the manufacturer of your hard drive.

Why is that important?

I would like for you to go to a Win 7 system which works and which also has a 32 bit verion installed, if you have the 32 bit version installed--or to go to a 64 bit system if that is what is installed.

Now you will make a System Repair Disc on that system and here is how:
CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
=========================================
=========================================

If you have a Win 7 DVD, then you can skip that step.

What you are going to do is:
Boot up from one or the other.
Get to the System Repair options
Run a System Restore NOT!!! a System Repair.

We've got tutorials for both cases, but let me see if I can find a write-up which may get you there easier:

here's one of the two:
SYSTEM RECOVERY / REPAIR OPTIONS
USING YOUR SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

Insert Win 7 SYSTEM REPAIR DISC into the optical reader.

Shutdown your computer.
Power up your computer.

A dialog window will appear:
Select your Language Preference | NEXT button

Select desired operating system if more than 1 shown |
Use recovery tools... Radio button | NEXT button

Select the desired repair option
Startup Repair
System Restore
System Image Recovery
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Command Pro... Read more

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Hello friends,

Today my computer started crashing. Whenever the crash occurred my computer sounded incredibly loud, ostensibly with fans blazing. Additionally, I noticed the crashing was occurring during gaming (but it hadn't ever before), so I put a temperature monitor on my second screen. I observed that it was crashing at only about 80-83 degrees, which had never led to a crash before. My card is a GTX 760 and should, from what I have read, be able to survive 83 degrees without my computer crashing. Later in the day, my computer started crashing randomly. Then, whenever I booted normally I would only get a black screen with a white cursor after logging in. Then I reinstalled graphics drivers and the computer worked fine for half an hour and started crashing again. An hour later and it will only boot to the black screen with a white cursor (although safe mode working is absolutely fine albeit running on my secondary screen for some reason). Some of the crashes have recorded as bsods by my computer and I have done what the sticky says with them. I believe the issue is my card going bad but I would love a more knowledgeable opinion from the wonderful people here. The log files are attached.

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer crashing randomly, boots with black screen and cursor

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I'm running a
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1500 RAM
Win XP SP 3

So yesterday my computer suddenly started getting slow, so I rebooted. When the machine boots, it's all fine, but just after the Windows loading screen, the screen goes black, and the only thing that's active is the mouse cursos which I can move. But I can't right click or anything etc.
I can't bring up the Task Manager. I try loading in safe mode but it's still all black, with the expection that the text "Safe mode" is written around the black screen.

So what I did was I got a Ultimate Boot CD and loaded from it. I managed to roll back my windows registry to 2003 (manufactor fresh), and now windows actually loaded and I didn't get the black screen anymore, however obviously it was all a complete mess having a registry from so long ago, so I backup rolled it back to the current again, and the black screen returned.

With that logic, shouldn't it be possible to do some tweaks to the registry to solve this issue?

I'm a complete beginner and I barely even know the function of the registry. Everything i've tried so far i've just managed to google and follow step by step instructions, so bare with me. But judging from the tools in the Ultimate Boot CD, I can access the windows registry.

So basically, where do I take it from here?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Win XP boots to black screen, only mouse cursor active. (Need help with registry?)

Go ahead and boot it with the ultimate cd disk. Then remove the disk and reboot, tapping the F8 key while booting to open the safe mode. If that opens correctly,
use the arrow keys to move up to last known good configuration. click enter then let the computer do its thing.
vicks
 

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Hi Everyone,
 
I'm having issues with my Windows 7 64 bit PC.   My issues are almost IDENTICAL to this post here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487382/windows-7-frozen-black-screen-with-white-blinking-cursor/
 
I was organizing files, when everything closed, Microsoft Security Essentials appears saying "Threat Detected," and now my computer will not boot, even to safe mode.

It will boot to a Windows Repair disc, which I've done, and tried running startup repair and system restore.  None of the system restore points work, they all give me the message:  "An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x8000ffff)"
 
I've taken the first steps of running Farbar.  I definitely need some help with the fixlist text file.  
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
 
Here is the log:
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 10-07-2013 03
Ran by SYSTEM on 10-07-2013 15:01:51
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [BCSSync] - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices [112512 2010-03-13] (Microsoft Cor... Read more

A:Windows 7 Boots to Black Screen with White Cursor after Virus

Problem resolved per OP.
 
This topic is now closed.
 
Louis

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Hi all,
 
Just joined the forum. I have a friends acer laptop with win7 on it and it only boots to a black screen with a movable cursor in both normal and safe mode. I've tried restoring to either of two available restore points from the last 3 days and after restoring it does the same thing. I've tried choosing an earlier restore point from 2 weeks ago but it craps out with an error about google toolbar. I've scanned the hard drive in an external docking station with MSE and Malwarebytes and nothing is found. There have been 2 windows updates in the past week, one being yesterday and the other on Apr 30th. Wondering if one of those might have caused a problem and if so how do I go about uninstalling them? Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated as I've googled myself into a tizzy trying to fix it.
 
Thanks...
 
Louey...

A:Acer laptop boots to black screen with moving cursor...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 64

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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