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Black Screen until Vista Logon Screen -no video signal

Q: Black Screen until Vista Logon Screen -no video signal

After installing the latest NVIDIA 182.50 Drivers for my 8500 GeForce 8500GT card on my Gateway AMD x64 with Vista Home Premium 64bit, now at start up the Boot screen doesn't come up and neither does the Vista green loading bars, just get black screen, no signal until the Vista Logon screen appears. I used to get the Boot screen with F10 boot options and F2 BIOS options and the Gateway Logo, but not anymore.

Any idea why and how I can get the boot screen back ??

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Preferred Solution: Black Screen until Vista Logon Screen -no video signal

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.)

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---Wow this is frustrating, I just got done fixing two other computers- one was helping someone else fix their computer, because they were seeking someone with basic expertise, and here I am seeking someone with higher knowledge to help me out! thanks in advance to all who contribute!--- HP Media Center M8330FWindows Vista 32 bit4GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics card, and plenty of HD spaceF9 hardware diagnastics: A-OK!Suddenly this computer decided to malfunction, without installing anything new, or updates prior to its "crashing." I'm pretty wary to spyware and virus of the like, so I am careful to what is installed and opened on this computer. But for all I know, when I was out of the house someone could have accessed the the machine, infecting it with something. I noticed before I left the house that it took a ridiculously long time to empty out the recycle bin (has anyone else had this problem in vista?). I know there were a lot of high res pictures in there, so I'm guessing quite a few gigs of deletion, but after an hour it hadn't even progressed. It said 13 minutes and appeared to be frozen, but was still moving. I restarted the computer and tried the same thing-- exact same result. <--- this is the only hint I have as to what happened, because before this everything was fine!Anyway, I got home and turned on the computer (after someone turned it off) and it just booted up the HP screen and then went to the windows logo loading page, except t... Read more

A:Windows Vista black screen, no bootup logon screen

It may be that someone didn't turn off the PC rather that it experienced a damaging event and shut down.Suggest you check the RAM - remove and reseat and try rebooting. If not successful your mother board may be damaged - nasty thought.There is also this site which may be relevant.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831515If you can get your PC going suggest you check Event Viewer. Then restore files from the recycle bin and then use SHIFT/DELETE to get rid of them, delete a small file and see if emptying the recycle bin works OKPaul

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I'll start by listing my system specs.

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T processor (black edition 3.3ghz OC to 3.7ghz)
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD65 (MS-7640) Military grade
Memory: 16GB DDR3 PNY RAM PC3-10700
GPU: At the time Nividia 560TI
GPU: Now Nividia GTX570
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200RPM
PSU:Thermaltake 750Watt 80+ Certified
Case: Mid tower cyberpower case, 3 80mm fans.
For me it started with skyrim, every once in a while I would go to black screen (no video signal) and then I would have to do a hard reset on my PSU. At the time no other game had caused this issue for me and I thought it was localized to skyrim.

Unfortunately over time, I started experiencing the black screen crash on other games, randomly. So I ran the following tests.

Prime95: I ran this for over 4hr, and was unable to reproduce the black screen error. Also all tests were passed.

FurMark: I ran this to test my GPU and push it, I ran this for over 2hr at 1400x900 max AA, no errors and no artifacts, again it passed with out reproducing the black screen error.

WindowsMem test: According to this all ram passed no errors.

Speedfan HDD test: I ran this to check the health of my HDD, and no errors were reported, all values normal.

I also updated all drivers for GPU, Motherboard, processor.

My first thought was that the GPU was the main issue, so I returned it and recently purchased a GTX570. After installing the new card, and playing a few games the black screen crash occur... Read more

A:Black screen crash no video signal

Yes, I would change the power supply
 

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I recently was playing the Mario Portal game and messing with the rendering settings then all the sudden my screen went black, the video signal was lost. I restarted the computer everything was fine then again today I was using itunes screen visualizer and the video gets lost and I had to restart again. Anyone know what could be causing this? I have a 9800GTX+ by Evga and Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, 3 gigs of ram.

A:Random Video Problem (Screen goes black, no signal)

I just realized that my rear fan was not working, I tapped it and it started to work fine again I dont know whats up with that im gonna keep an eye on it, I have this case here... Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black&#47;Silver 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

the rear panel fan was the one that stopped owrkikng but worked again and the bigger fan below the disc drives is just dead, i should probably replace it but my temps are fine sitting at 39 degrees atm, most i get to is like 80-90 on the most intenste games adn i thiink that ws with my rear fan paused, i also added a fan in the additional spot on the motherboard side panel (right side) so i think my tmeps are fine but im still really curious about this loss of video signal ive seen alot of windows 7 probllems posted about this.

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I'll start by listing my system specs.

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T processor (black edition 3.3ghz OC to 3.7ghz)
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD65 (MS-7640) Military grade
Memory: 16GB DDR3 PNY RAM PC3-10700
GPU: At the time Nividia 560TI
GPU: Now Nividia GTX570
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200RPM
PSU:Thermaltake 750Watt 80+ Certified
Case: Mid tower cyberpower case, 3 80mm fans.
For me it started with skyrim, every once in a while I would go to black screen (no video signal) and then I would have to do a hard reset on my PSU. At the time no other game had caused this issue for me and I thought it was localized to skyrim.

Unfortunately over time, I started experiencing the black screen crash on other games, randomly. So I ran the following tests.

Prime95: I ran this for over 4hr, and was unable to reproduce the black screen error. Also all tests were passed.

FurMark: I ran this to test my GPU and push it, I ran this for over 2hr at 1400x900 max AA, no errors and no artifacts, again it passed with out reproducing the black screen error.

WindowsMem test: According to this all ram passed no errors.

Speedfan HDD test: I ran this to check the health of my HDD, and no errors were reported, all values normal.

I also updated all drivers for GPU, Motherboard, processor.

My first thought was that the GPU was the main issue, so I returned it and recently purchased a GTX570. After installing the new card, and playing a few games the black screen crash occurred again, whic... Read more

A:Black Screen Crash (no video signal) During gaming

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Hi All!

I have recently been experiencing a problem with my installation of Vista Home Premium. I rebooted my laptop and now when I try to log on, I enter my password and I see the "Welcome" screen with the spinning blue circle, then the screen fades out to a black screen with just the mouse cursor. I have left it in this state for at least half an hour and nothing else happens. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing, and neither does Ctrl+Shift+Esc. The same problem happens for both users that I have set up on the laptop.
I've also tried booting into Safe Mode and this doesn't help either - the same problem occurs. I run Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 so I am fairly confident that it is not a virus that has caused it.

I would really appreciate any help that anyone can offer on this problem, thanks very much in advance!
Alex
 

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Help! I have had this problem for about a month now, and it is getting annoying! I have a Gateway c141x with Windows Vista.

After restarting my computer I logon with the password and all I get is a black screen with my mouse pointer, no desktop! To solve the dillema of not having a desktop I hit ctrl-alt-del and log off and then proceed to log on. After loging on for the second time, my desktop is there and I can use my computer normally. I would just like to be able to use my computer normally without having to log on and off and on again first. I have all updates installed and have checked for viruses.
 

A:Vista and a black screen after logon

please? any suggestions at all, I will try anything that I can understand?!?!?!
 

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I have a problem on all the most recent games. While playing, I lose the video signal (orange LED on the monitor) whereas the game continues to turn (music, dialogue). Each time I have to reboot. It is not related to a game in particular and that also always arrives at a different time (5min, 20min, 1h?).

I initially thought of an overheating. Following various post on forums, I tried:

- Update video driver
- Update Bios
- Installation driver monitor
- Removing of some XP patches
- Setting of vcore on 1.65V instead of 1.5V
- Cleaning and de-dusting of the PC (heating?) -> Normal Temperature
- Launching without any background task

I test the whole with 3d Mark03.
During the test on second game, I have video planting (that avoids me having to launch a game during 20min after each test).

Can you help me? I am despair! What should I do?
Changing my Graphic card? My mainboard? My power supply?

configuration:
- PIV 2GHZ 512MO RDRAM
- CM Asus P4T-E (INTEL i850 chipset with 5PCI, 1AGP Pro, 1 CNR, 4 RIMM)
- CG Asus V8460 Ultra V56.72 128Mo (nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600)
 

A:Loss of the video signal (black screen) while playing a game

up?
 

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My computer monitor suddenly went black with only my mouse cursor showing. The computer was rebooted. And after with the windows login, the monitor was black again. I did a ctrl-alt-delete and was able to access task manager. I shut down Explorer.exe. Then went to Task Run and started it again. Still just a black screen. I am running a Dell XPS 435mt with Vista Windows Home Premium. I don't think it's a video issue because I did some diagnostics tests, and everywhere else I can see the screen, except windows.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Also when attempting to boot in safe mode it has hung after "Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys" with only a "Please wait..." message.
 

A:Screen black after windows Vista logon, can get to task manager with ctrl-alt-del

Looks like the boot hard drive has failed or has become corrupted... could also be a memory failure
 

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I recently bought a HP DV9548US Notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Lately, when I turn the computer on it takes about 30 seconds to get to the page where I choose my account and logon with a password. The strange part that is bothering me is that it takes about 1 minute to reach the actual desktop. I've seen similar posts, but not for my Vista version. So, I know there is probably something wrong, but not sure how to approach a solution.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista Home Premium - Black Screen After Logon Delay In Desktop Appearence

See if Vista Startup Repair can locate any issues: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:

Administrator
Administrator.computer description name
Administrator.computer description name.000
username1
username2

Is it creating more user folders? At some point Administrator.computer description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..
 

A:Black screen after boot screen, no welcome screen, no logon screen

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Hi, please i need help.
i just installed some updates on my windows 7 Dell Laptop, which the updates includes: Microsoft Essential and i updated my vlc. later on i did restart and after welcome screen i just saw my laptop black out with mouse cursor. i thought it will just be for
some minutes or maybe due to some changes i just did. but it was all like that for more than 30 mins. it was so really frustrating, i wanted to browse to do some work i couldn't do anything again i have to stay awake for two hours shutting the laptop down
and booting again still  the same thing.
after on i tried to boot in safe mode, which was successful but i realized that some of my softwares would not open, i shutdown again to boot to normal windows thinking maybe is because i boot in safe mode. it was so worst in normal windows. still on black
screen but it didnt last long for 15 mins and the desktop background came up. i was happy  but still my softwares like browser, corel and some other apps will not open, i decided to uninstall the vlc again, but showing me you dont have sufficient permission
to access the application please contact your computer administrator. i was just helpless.
the screen task bar atimes turned to white if i restart the windows or shut it down and put it on again. but windows media player works perfectly i can watch film and i can scan with the Microsoft Essential. i checked the settings to see maybe is the Microsoft
Essential i downloaded that deni... Read more

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I cannot get to my desktop as this black screen is preventing me to do so.

It doesn't even give me enough time to log in!
It happened once before but it magically started to work the other time.
This never happened when I was still using the stock 640GB HDD that the laptop came with. So maybe I'm thinking it's because of my SSD having problems?

Fortunately, I can still get to Safe Mode and it says I got a BSOD and here's some details that it showed:

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800170F5D6

I went to Event Viewer and took a look on what made my computer mess up and it says that winlogon.exe and Explorer. initiated the restart of my computer and said there was no reason for it.

A:Black Screen appears 2 secs after Logon Screen shown

This will probably be moved to http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/.

Follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with more information to better assist you.

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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

A:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!

Welcome!

Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!

~JK

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hello for all, yesterday when i was making log out from my computer, there is no log out screen!! just black screen and mouse cursor, and when i did restart again , no logon screen appears or no any thing in screen , just black screen and mouse cursor too.

I was tried every thing and no difference :
safe mode
startup repair
restore to some point (i dont have a point)
upgrade windows or reinstall it

i think the things maybe was made this poblem are :
i was edited userinit.exe value from registry by deleting the comma from the end of its value.
i used Windows 7 manager to make some clean and fixes some things on computer.


any help please??

Iam a programmer and have alot of projects and i cant access the

A:no logon screen with black screen and mouse

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7&#63;

Windows 7 Black Screens of Death for Some AMD/ATI GPUs - Softpedia

windows 7 black screen after login, no desktop show up

Windows 7 Loads to a black screen. Whats the - Microsoft Answers

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I played Dead Island for about and hour or so the other day with no problem, I decided to play it again today.
After about 40mins of playing, the screen just went grey (There was some lines but I cant remember if they were horizontal or vertical). I could still hear some sounds, but I couldn't do anything besides restart my computer by hitting the button.
I just though it was a random bug from the game considering the bugged release of the game, so I just went and watched a movie. I came back and started it up again. After about 10 mins, my screen just went blank and said "no signal". Like with the first time, I could hear sounds, but the only thing I could do was restart.
I also played some TF2 and minecraft with no problem.

Is this hardware related? or just the game?


Edit: I also played a game of League of Legends, and that was fine aswell.

A:Grey Screen + Black Screen(no signal)

Could also be drivers for graphics card. Please post full system specs and follow these instructions even if you do not have BSOD's. The logs will tell us more..

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Now before you all link me to other places with the same problem, mine is a little different.

I turn on the computer, goes past the bios screen as normal, does the windows loading screen as normal, then the screen goes black and the "No Signal" message is displayed.

Now, here is why it is different. I type in my password and press enter, without being able to see and wait for the logon sound to play, then if I unplug monitors cable, I hear the noise of windows telling me a device has been disconnected, I plug it back in again the device connection noise then plays and low and behold, there is the desktop.

I have been running Windows 7 build 7100 for roughly about three weeks until this started happening about one week ago.

MONITOR: ViewSonic VX1932wm
GPU: Sapphire HD4850 512mb

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Also, I have noticed too after logging, randomly Aero will disable itself, I have to open the 'Personalize' option and run the troubleshoot to get it to fix itself again.

I assume this is the correct section, as I am experiencing visual issues. Apologies if this is not the correct section.


Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Monitor loses signal before logon screen

This could be down to a number of issues. In no particular order, these are graphics and/or monitor drivers, a faulty graphics card, faulty monitor cable. If your graphics card has another port, try to connect to that one. Do you use a DVI-VGA adapter plug? If so, it is possible that this has become damaged (I've had this issue with mine). Fortunately, they are cheap and easily replaced. If your card requires additional power, ensure that this is connected and that the card is correctly seated.

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Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.
 

A:windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) on Windows Vista.

What happens:
The system powers on.
POST
BIOS
Start windows normally
Windows splash screen
-> Black screen <-

What I can do:
I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings.
I CAN press F8 to give me advanced boot options, but all options have the same result, apart from "Repair your computer".
I CAN load the "Repair your computer" option.
I CAN move the mouse around the screen.
I CAN press shift 5 times to get a dialogue to appear, but no control panel.
I CAN press the power button to shut down the system.
I CAN start up in safe mode, which is exactly the same, but with lower resolution.

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool.
I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine.

What I've tried:
Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem.
System Restore - No restore points.
Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found.
Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors.
SFC Scan - No problems.
Stand alone system sweeper - No problems.
Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall.

I also COULD do a partial or full "Packard Bell Recovery", which is essentially like reinstalling windows. I DO NOT want to do this.

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A:Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I think I saw this post aver at Toms but I also think you gave some additional info.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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Hi everyone! I was installing a new theme from custopack tools and suddenly my dell x64 laptop (Build 7601 windows 7 sp1 installed) crashed on me. Most probably due to the loose power adapter wire. Now i cant get it back to work. It goes fine till the logon screen but then the screen turns black. I can see the mouse pointer. Same thing happens when i login with safemode settings. Anyone familiar with this!

A:Black screen after the logon screen

You know we could run a lot of complicated procedures, but I think a repair install is your quickest direct route to just looking at your desktop again.
Repair Install
^^^detailed instructions

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This doesn't quite fit into the BSOD section, because it's not really a black screen of death.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, 64x,
ATI Radeon HD 4800 series video card
4 Gb Ram
And an Intel 2 Quad.

What happens is the windows boot screen appears, then I get a black screen with a mouse cursor.

If I hit "Enter" on my keyboard, then type my password, windows boots onto my desktop.

So really the log on screen is still there...it's just kind of not.

If there are more details I should post please let me know.

~
James

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Vanilla Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. It has never had a login account or password protection, and is only used in single user mode.

Yesterday, start-ups fine, no password. Today, I'm presented with the user logon widow prompting me for a password, and cannot logon to Vista!

No-one has meddled with the laptop. Don't know if SP1 was automatically downloaded
and installed - whatever the factory defaults were from Dell. I've not seen any references to this kind of issue on Vista, but have heard about a similar thing with NT.

Any suggestions how this could have happened?

Yes - I know I can reset passwords using the NT Password Editor (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/).
 

A:Vista logon screen for single user logon

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Hello,
My system windows 7 has been showing the logon screen after cicking on my account,.
It shows welcome and again its shows logon screen.
I logged  in with safe mode and created another account . New account worked fine. After shut down and i again logged in,It shows same problem.
Again logon screen is displaying
Kindly help meee out

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Hi,

I updated my ATI HD 5770 drivers today, and rebooted. Afterwards, the login screen sound played, but nothing was visible.

I booted into safe mode and deleted the video drivers and attempted to install some working ones - the same issue occured (Windows Update).

Can anyone give me a hand in finding the correct drivers to install?

Windows 7 HP 64 Bit
ATI Radeon HD 5770

Cheers :)

A:Video card drivers - black screen on login screen

Resolved. I was a retard and didn't realize it was showing the desktop on my TV which was on a different display.

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The computer was infected with a virus or probably several. Used Kaspersky and malwarebytes to remove but not sure if it's all gone. Can someone read the logs and helpout

Thanks in Advance

Kevin
DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Roy at 14:29:39.57 on Sat 01/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.570 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton AntiVirus *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareDetector\SDActiveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
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A:Black Screen at Logon

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Hi All!

I have recently been experiencing a problem with my installation of Vista. I rebooted my laptop and now when I try to log on, I enter my password and I see the "Welcome" screen with the spinning blue circle, then the screen fades out to a black screen with just the mouse cursor. I have left it in this state for at least half an hour and nothing else happens. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing, and neither does Ctrl+Shift+Esc. The same problem happens for both users that I have set up on the laptop.
I've also tried booting into Safe Mode and this doesn't help either - the same problem occurs. I run Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 so I am fairly confident that it is not a virus that has caused it. I haven't installed any new software recently either

I would really appreciate any help that anyone can offer on this problem, thanks very much in advance!

Alex

Laptop Spec:
Dell XPS M1710
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
120Gb HDD
4GB RAM

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FIRST OF ALL, I'M A NEWBIE IN THEME INSTALLATION AND I DO NOT HAVE MASTERY REGARDING THE MATTER AT HAND.

I am recently trying to use a theme for my laptop. but here's what happened. after all that i did, black screen appears after i logon at the start up.

This is my second time to use a theme other than the factory default. At first it was successful. but i wanted to do more (too much editing happened). So i tried to change the logon screen and then it worked. the next thing i did was to install a new program (photoshop). then when i restarted my laptop, it started to hang.

At first it was repaired by windows, but upon repair, my theme went back into a classic theme. all default themes work but not those which i installed. if i use the theme i installed it reverts into a classic theme.

So attempting to change that, i downloaded a theme installer (an easier way to change explorer.exe and other files needed editing for the theme to work). I pressed reset to original files. then my taskbar just disappeared. and i cant access my computer, or even run a command promt.

I restarted my laptop and after i logon in the startup, it just goes black with a mouse on the screen.

PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE IMPORTANT FILES THAT I NEED FOR MY MANUSCRIPT. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

A:Black screen after logon....

Startup Repair

This is only option, I can think of on the top of head, when you can't fully access your computer and you don't want to do a complete reinstall of your system.

Hope this helps,

Harry

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My Windows 7 started going to black screen after logon, I presume it started after my power went down suddenly.
Anyway, I re-installed Windows 7 and it persisted. Then I installed Windows 8 preview to try something different and the same thing kept on happening.
Also, half the time my computer won't even boot at all, I push the power button, hear the computer starting but the screen doesn't even turn on and it behaves like there is no input.
System and startup repair attempts have failed and I also can't restore the earlier version through the installation disc for some reason.
Any ideas?
 

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Now it's stuck at the welcome screen of Windows 8 at one screen while the other screen is black (I have two screens connected)
 

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Alright, so I've searched and searched for an answer to the issue I'm having with my laptop, and have found many people with a very similar problem to mine, but none of them that are the same, and therefore I have yet to find an answer to this dilemma.

Operating System: Windows XP
Laptop: HP Compaq 6715b

Issue: When I turn on my computer, everything loads properly, I get to the login screen, insert my password, and immediately following this the computer screen stays on for 2-3 seconds before going black. The monitor is actually turned off completely at this time. It's pitch black, there's no cursour, or mouse, ctrl+alt+delete does nothing, I have pressed every combination of buttons to get the screen to come back to life but nothing happens. I have tried turning on and off the computer still nothing, I have unplugged the battery and plugged it back in.

HOWEVER, the computer boots fine in safe mode, so I know this has nothing to do with the monitor, best buy told me that it was probably something to do with the operating systems, after my computer was completely scanned for viruses, and none were found. I have no idea where to go from here, Im starting to believe the only solution would be to reboot windows onto the computer, but I do not want to have to do this unless I absolutely have to.

If anyone knows the solution to this problem, or anything I can try that I haven't already please let me know. Thank you for your time.
 

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Hi.
 
I see this has been asked a few times, but the threads never seem to get to an answer that can help me directly, so I'm posting my own issue here.
 
My brother in law has a laptop, he did a windows update and now once he logs in he gets a black screen with a working cursor and nothing else.
 
It will load into safe mode but safe mode doesn't actually let me do anything.  
 
The startup repair came up with nothing and there are no fall-back reversion points (I.e to take comp back to before it did the updates).
 
Note:  I have my B-I-L's comments that he was doing windows updates.  I wouldn't put it past him if he was duped into downloading a 'critical' update that was actually the complete opposite.  If I could do anything on the comp I would do a malware scan, but can't, so didn't.
 
By following instructions in another thread I was able to get a FRST log which i've included below.
 
Does this sense to anyone?
 
Thanks in advance for any help / light shedding.
 
Cheers,
 
John
 
Mod Edit:  Removed FRST log data, malware tool NOT USED in this forum - Hamluis.

A:Black Screen after Logon

Try using the system file checker as detailed here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-sfc-offline-windows-7-vista/. Run a full scan on the drive.

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Every time I start windows xp the loading screen loads then on the logon screen it just stays black with the cursor.

Help please. pretty please with cherries on top!!

I have named this problem....BLACK SCREEN OF CERTAIN DEATH...
 

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Since you have mentioned this in your other thread it will be dealt with there so I am closing this, as it constitutes a duplicate.
 

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I am using HP Pavilion Dv9000 laptop. After logging on as usual, today I see a black screen with windows explorer opened. No start up bar or anything else. I can browse the files but do not see my desktop. I tried restarting in Safe Mode and went into msconfig to disable all start up programs but that doesnt help, any thoughts? Please help me.

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This is the same problem I'm having right now if someone know nhows to fix please let us know

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i did a system restore as a last resort to slove some drivers issues. The restore went fine had no problems or error messages. But when i rebooted my computer i got a message screen that gave me 3 safe mode boot choies, last known good config, and start windows normally. i have never had this screen before, i have tried all the boot methods but all i ever end up with is a black screen after the windows boot screen. I have gone through the BIOS and checked all the settings and they are all the same as before. Before the system restore i ran windows updater to see if that would solve the problem which it did not. So any help would be very helpful, i am typing this from work because as of 2 days ago i have a 1500$ paper weight tower.

Computer Specs:
Vigor 500w power supply
Asus A7v600 mother board
AMD 2600+ barton core CPU
1GB Corsair XM DDR PC-3200
WD 80GB 7200RPM SeaGate 160GB 7200 RPM
ATI Raedon 9700 pro 128 mb AGP
SB Audigy 2zs
Vantek 4 Fan speed controller
WinXP pro SP1
 

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Well this just happened twice to me now and I'm not sure weather to report it as a Vista problem or not. I just turned on my computer and started surfing the web, going to my favorite manga reading site when my screen suddenly goes black and says no singal. I check to see if its my plug comming undone, but no its still inside. I try to turn off my computer but it won't shut off so I have to unplug it. When I plug it back in it already starts and promts me to start Windows either in safe mode or normal, I click normal, when Vista starts up and as soon as I click on firefox I get the black screen again and have to unplug and plug in my computer again. Now its working so far. My computer recently got repaired from a blue screen of death back in August. I have a feeling it was due to Star Craft 2 that it couldn't handel. My computer is a HP Pavilion slimline, s3650f 9350e Quad Core 4GB RAM 640GB HD NVidia Geforce 9500 GS Windows Vista 64 bit home Premium. Every time the black screen happens I can't seem to push the power button on the top to turn off my computer. Oh, and when I had the blue screen last time, I took it to the "geek squad" in Best Buy and they couldn't find the problem so they just reinstalled Vista and gave me Norton 360.
 

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Ever since I installed windows 8 I've been going through a lot of frustrations. First installation went corrupt in someway because of hybrid standby. I put the pc in standby and an hour later when I resumed, games started crashing. I couldn't even produce a dump file for debugging the problem !

Second installation went smooth, used it for a couple of days, installed windows media package, pc restarted a couple of times. The third time it booted I saw win8 logo and then there was black screen. Tried unplugging hdmi cable, tried restarting, nothing helped. Soon after the win8 boot logo there would be black screen and the system didn't even respond to the keyboard. I wanted to restart the pc with the keyboard with Alt+F4 combination or with shutdown command, nope it didn't seem to respond to keyboard.

Tried booting with the installation CD and use system restore, apparently there were no restore points ! Frequent powering down might have corrupted it somehow, making it invalidate the restore points ?

Reinstalled win8 for the third time in the last 6 days, I stalled my drivers and apps and rebooted, duh ! Same thing ! Win8 boot logo followed by black screen with no signal from the video out ! PC didn't respond to the keyboard, had to power off ! Tried rebooting but to no avail !

Can anyone help me with this problem please ? I've no idea what I should do now. I can't use the tool available on this website to extract the logs as I can't possibly see anything and the sys... Read more

A:Black screen, No signal...

I've had the black screen problem in virtual machines. On earlier versions of virtualbox, it happened any time the guest additions were installed (improper driver support for Windows 8's WDDM standards, I guess). It also happened when I attempted to replace the RTM evaluation's 'aero' theme with the theme files from consumer preview (the same way you would do it with the release preview's files, which DO work).

Basically, if it fails to load DWM for any reason... bad theme files, improper drivers, corrupt data in the theme/dwm system... it will black screen.

My laptop has an nvidia GPU in it, 360m, and I use the 306.97 windows 8 driver and it functions with no problems or lag whatsoever. Have you considered not using beta drivers?

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I bought my computer half year ago, and it was fine, but after changing the monitor, whenever i enter a non-windowed mode game, it will randomly black screen and the rate is pretty high...

and when I start the game, I alt-tab back to window mode, it black screen again...

while black screen, i can still hear the game's music and so i am sure the game is running... since my heroes are dead when i can see them...

I end up pressing the monitor on & off button to tried to get it back to normal, after a few times, like around 10++, i finally manage to see vga input signal = active ...

the previous work just fine, which bought in half year ago too...

monitor: hp widescreen crystal bright 19", HPw1907
Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.67Ghz
2Gb ram
nvidia 8500 GT
vista home premium 32bit

Please... in need of help really...

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some additional information...

I just format my computer and it doesn't fix the problem, its my first time format and re-install a window vista OS, so i am not sure if it is CLEAN in FORMAT, i didn delete the partition, juz format it.

I am not sure for 1 thing, the new monitor should be fine at the beginning, after i install a program remover and I remove a nvidia phantom driver... accidentally hit it... does it affect ?

Please help, I hope I didn make things more confuse then it is...

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The same thing just happened to me a few days ago. So frustrating!! I've never had any problems with my computer since having windows 7 but now it doesn't even give me the option to start in safe mode or any other mode but a black screen with a cursor in the top left corner of the screen. It doesn't recognize anything I type in (nothing comes up on the screen) or any button I hit.

Can anyone help??

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what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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my accelerator is set to zero. I am using Gadwin print screen to capture streaming video.

it works for all other screen cap apps, but I get a black screen for video.

Any suggestions???
 

A:(Resolved) Black screen doing video screen captures..

Aha!! I set my accelerator in WMP to zero and that fixed it
 

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I turned on my computer this morning and after getting the normal logon screen, everything turned black, no mouse or anything else (I read about similar problems that have the mouse or task bar or at least something, but I get nothing). The monitor light stays on, showing it's getting a signal.

Tried rebooting several times. One time I did see the normal desktop appear for a split second after the computer was sitting untouched for a while, so thought it might be the video card.

I went to safe mode and did a system restore, thinking that might fix something. Safe mode ran fine, so I don't think it's the monitor or graphics card.

After System Restore, I started Windows in normal mode and now it blacks out before even giving me the logon screen.

I'm running XP home, sp3 on a Core 2 duo, with a geforce 7100 card. Never had any problems before.

Any help would be appreciated. Thx.

A:XP black screen after logon, no mouse, etc.

Hi ttiguy,

Perform a "Check-Disk Repair" on your computer and see if this helps. If this process doesn't fix the problem, try performing a "Windows Repair" and see if windows repair resolves your issues. Good luck and hopefully you will get your computer issues fixed.

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I turned on my computer this morning and after getting the normal logon screen, everything turned black, no mouse or anything else (I read about similar problems that have the mouse or task bar or at least something, but I get nothing). The monitor light stays on, showing it's getting a signal.

Tried rebooting several times. One time I did see the normal desktop appear for a split second after the computer was sitting untouched for a while, so thought it might be the video card.

I went to safe mode and did a system restore, thinking that might fix something. Safe mode ran fine, so I don't think it's the monitor or graphics card.

After System Restore, I started Windows in normal mode and now it blacks out before even giving me the logon screen.

I'm running XP home, sp3 on a Core 2 duo, with a geforce 7100 card. Never had any problems before.

Any help would be appreciated. Thx.
 

A:XP black screen after logon, no mouse, etc.

if you have a flat screen monitor the problem may be that your monitor doesn't support the screen resolution you are using in normal mode. to check borrow a regular monitor just long enough to test if screen comes up is so change resolution settings then plug into your monitor. I have done this on one other system and it was the fix.
 

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Since last week I?ve been having this problem with my Vista. I start it up and instead of the logon screen as usual I get a gray screen with movable cursor. Tried to wait a few minutes, still stuck. I hard restart it to try safe mode, which turns out to work. I can only boot it this way. System recovery didn?t help, neither did the -load last known good config- option. My antivirus/reg cleaner/antispyware scans just finished, it looks clean.

Any ideas about what causes this or how to fix it? I would like to avoid Win reinstall if not necessary.

A:Stuck at black screen before logon

Two links that might help:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windo...d-128441.shtml
http://www.prevx.com/blog.asp

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Hi

Im having the exact same problem, only I had the DVI connection working on my Hyundai Q321, then changed my TV to a Hyundai Q320 and can't get it working.

Im finding it extremely difficult to find a fix for this, I have tried 4 different graphics cards.

2 x Geforce 5600FX
1 x ATI Radeon 9600XT
1x Sapphire X1550 512MB

All of these get a screen at the BIOS but then fails at the windows log in. I've even tried wiping XP and installing Vista over the top but still with no joy.
 

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What problem? There is no link to another thread so we have no idea what the problem is.........
 

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I just updated Windows XP Pro this morning. I have autoupdates on so I have all previous updates of Windows. Anyway, updates installed fine, I was prompted to reboot the computer. I closed all other programs and rebooted.

Windows loads fine then when I hit the welcome screen, my monitor goes blank, displays an "out of range" warning. I reboot normally, the welcome screen is completely black aside from my mouse icon which responds normally. I reboot my computer in safe mode only, get a welcome screen, login, do a system restore to the point right before the updates. I reboot in safe mode again but the welcome screen is black again. I reboot in all the other possible methods to load windows: safe mode, safe mode /networking, safe mode /command, VGA mode, etc. Everything results in a black screen with the mouse icon.

So basically, because my computer is password protected, I cannot log in since i get no prompt watso ever to even log into. Its finals week, not a good time to not have the computer for an entire day. Help please.

Btw, my monitor is a brand new: ViewSonic VX710, my video card is a nVidia 64MB GeForce4 MX 420 w/TV Out. My other comp specs just incase you need em: 2.4 ghz Intel Pentium 4 w/HT, 512 mb DDR ram.
 

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Have you tried repairing your install from your windows disk?

If you know of someone with a monitor that does high res you may want to see if you can hook it up to that and make your resolution lower after the repair. Try setting it to 800x600 if you can. Then hook it back up to your monitor. I don't know why it would just change though that seems to be what your first problem was.
 

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I just want to help all who have suffered from this virus.
1. When your machine boots up
Press Ctr+Alt+Del
A box will come up with task manager.
Click on run new task and type "explorer.exe"

Your desktop should appear now.
Then go to your C: drive look under
C:windows the look for folder Temp (Empty this folder)
Then look in the folder above it should be tasks.

In this folder delet all the tasks. You will probably find one that wont allow you to delete. Right the name or lettes down mine was a Qenrm.exe
yours might differ slightly.

now Ctr+Alt+Del again once the task manager box is chosen , click on the process tab and find that file { Qenrm.exe) or whatever yours is called and end the task.

you should now be able to delete the file in your task file on the C:windows/Tasks folder.

You should then if you have CC Cleaner free check the startup files to delete that file from startup.

If you dont go to search on windows tab type
msconfig.exe
when windows opens choose startup files and untick { Qenrm.exe)
apply and when you restart all should be well.

Thank you I hope this will help a lot of you out there with this headache.

A:Black Screen after Logon Virus

Hi MrBigShow,

Some nice information, however the easier way is to just run the computer in safemode, and then try and diffuse the problem.

Deleting an infected file is however not enough, it will most likely create another instance of itself, creating a new process and a new autostart entry, or registry entry for that matter. All autostartitems won't be available in the autostart as you may know. So you really need to find out what virus you're dealing with to take appropriate actions.

But as I said, some nice information :)

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When I attempt to log into windows I am met with a black screen both on normal boot up and safe mode. The screen has both ease of use and shut down option buttons but the user name/icon and log in prompt are missing and the usual background image is just plain black. I cannot get to desktop in any way and I do not have any restore points or system recovery disks.

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OK A few days ago my computer kept freezing and I rebooted it 7 times to finally get it working. I removed about 40Gb of crap (mainly files) that were still present on my machine. Last night it happened again and I did the same. Only this time when I log in to my account I can't do anything. There's no desktop. Just a curser. Nothing else.

The first time I just used CTRL+ALT+DEL and closed dwm.exe which I guess restarted itself because I could use the desktop freely again. The same incident happened again this morning however I cannot access the security screen via CTRL+ALT+DEL.

I am able to run everything in safe mode so it's not a core issue (I hope). I was able to activate the Hidden Admin however the same problem persists across both accounts.
 

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