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Lenovo T540p screen is very dim/black when booting...

Q: Lenovo T540p screen is very dim/black when booting...

I have several T540p's in our fleet. All are running windows 7 pro x64. When the laptop is booted from full off, or resumed from sleep, the screen is very dim (say 10%) unless the power cord is plugged in. When dim, you cannot raise the brightness from the keys. This happens even at the BIOS and Lenovo boot screens, so it doesn't seem to be a windows problem, but something in the basic laptop configuration itself. Any ideas?

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Hello everyone. I've been given a Lenovo Z570 laptop with little background information other than the fact that it refuses to boot. A clean install is not an option at this point due to the personal information on the laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the Lenovo sign, then boots into a screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I've been working through the troubleshooting guide here with little to no luck. Here is what I encountered on each step:

1. Using "Last Known Good Configuration" results in a black screen that does not go away or change.

2. Using "Repair your computer" under Advanced Boot Options leads to a black screen. If I try using a Windows installation disk, the screen hangs on the initial "Setup is starting" screen indefinitely. Using a repair disk gets farther- it lets me choose some settings, but then hangs on a screen that says "Searching for Windows Installations". I'm not sure what a UEFI install is but I assume my hard disk is not UEFI because I did not see any options in the BIOS

Edit: I'm sure that the installation disk is not corrupted: tried running it in another Windows 7 laptop and it loaded without problems.

3. The hard drive is still detected in BIOS set up

4. Trying the System Restore leads to a black screen

5. As mentioned above, the repair disk hangs on "Searching for Windows Installations"

7. Booting into Safe Mode with Networking leads to a black screen

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Hello everyone, Today, my Lenovo T540p stopped booting up correctly. Things to note:- Computer does boot up, with the keyboard lighting up. However, when the screen starts, the UEFI Lenovo bootup screen is VERY faint.-  I have tried holding down the power button for 30 seconds with the battery removed, and other internet methods, but it has not been fixed.- I run Arch Linux and Windows 10 dual booted if that is of any help.

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Hi, I installed the the Lenovo Bios Update utility. It sayed that it will restart for the bios update. After restart I just got a black screen. Since then nothing happens. When I start the notebook, I can hear the fans but the screen stays black. I removed the batterie and i plugged a vga display. Moreover I removed the cmos batterie but notthing worked. Any Ideas?

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Lenovo Service Bridge a Hardware Scan ran and reported WWF00F008-WM7V1K on the wireless adapterLSB advised consulting Support site.A search did not produce any results.A Google search could not find this either.Suggestions?

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My Y50-70 Touch has been sitting in my drawer for over a month now since i only use it for school. I start school tomorrow so i decided to start it up and charge it but it gets stuck on the loading screen with the spinning circle after the lenovo logo pops up. Its been on the booting screen for over 3 hours and wont turn on. Help please!

A:Lenovo Y50-70 Touch stuck on lenovo booting screen

Ive tried resetting the pc, start up repair, system restore and none of them are working. i get errors

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I have a T540p running win8 that I needed to do a clean factory restore as i was going to sell it. It didnt have a recovery partition, and no cd?s so i made a recovery disk using a 64gb usb drive and the recovery utility in the control panel. I booted the laptop to usb and selected keyboard layout to english. Selected troubleshoot, selected the option to perform clean install, also selected the option to create partition. Selected the 2nd option to perfom full format. After its finished the computer reboots back to the screen asking me to select language, and i?m back at square 1. Ive tried ro boot without the usb stick plugged in, and have also tried to boot by selecting the hard drive in the bios. What am i missing? I?m unable to continue setup. Thanks 

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Hello, I tried it in multiple Linux community and it seems to be a problem with the laptop rather than the Linux system. Whenever I start my T540p Laptop with any Linux Distribution, it ends up with the symptoms, that can be described best in a video: Hopefully somebody can help me.  Best regards,Dorian

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Recently my lenovo laptop  z50-70 start blocking on black screen before lenovo logo appears on start up with led light on. It lastes from 15 minutes to even 2 hours before lenovo lego appears and laptop starts and works smoothly with no problems.Now it is blocked on black screen and can t proceed to lenovo logo. I can t acces bios menu.I tried bios reset. no effect.I updated the bios to the last version. no effect.

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To make a long story short, I've been asked to help fix a friends mom's U410 laptop which wasnt activiting Windows 8.1 properly (Was Windows 8 OOB). After struggling with the activation for a few hours, I backed up the data and decided to just run the Lenovo one key recovery. During the recovery process, the installation had failed. When I attemped to reboot, no Lenovo splash screen was loading - just a black screen (although i can hear the cooling fan start, and hear the harddrive spin up. I tried to access the boot menu thru the novo button, and nothing would load; still a black screen. After researching for a few more hours, I had found multiple threads about bios updates required to be able to access bios with windows 8, and other threads about gpus on these units booting to a second screen (which i did test, and the second monitor does indicate a signal). None of the solutions on those threads have given positive results.   Basically, I've run out of options and am looking for some suggestions. The only thing that shows up on the display at anytime is the small blue novo menu when the button is pressed (normal start up, bios setup, boot menu, system recovery - all of which just leave a black screen). Thanks.

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Today, my new Lenovo P52 arrived. It started like a charm, but I want to use Linux, so I enteredBIOS configuration via F1 key during boot and switched off EFI. The USB stick appeared in the bootmenu called up via F12, but Linux failed to load from it. Again, I entered BIOS config and changedthinks. After saving, the reset would end with a black screen, the LEDs in the Esc and F1 keys lighted. Turning off (pressing the power button) and on again: No splash screen, nothing displayed on the screen. A BIOS setting seems to cause the notebook to fail booting, even to fail showing up the splash screen andsuggesting to press some special key. Any way to return to a working BIOS configuration and unbrick the new P52? Kind regards, Ernst

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Hello,  I have lenovo g 500 (laptop) and everything was fine until today when start my laptop i see black screen with lenovo logo (white color) link: imgur.com/tzWMuwII have tired to remove the battery with/without power cord but still same.  Lenovo G500Model name: 20236 Thanks for help! 


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A:Lenovo G500 black screen (lenovo logo)

could you please press f2 to start-up your computer for bios.then set the default settings, save/exit and restart if it helps.

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My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?


A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline


backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.

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I just bought this laptop for about 1 month, the laptop work fine before. But after...I don't know maybe after the windows update, the driver make the screen flickering and some dots appear on the screen, sometimes the screen lagging and went black. I'm pretty sure it's because of the driver because if I disable it, everything is fine,but that is just a temporary fix, every games is unplayable when I disable the driver. I tried to reinstall it using driver from Intel, Windows, Lenovo but none of them work(newest)

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Hi, I have a lenovo t540p,I was wondering what will happen if I add 32gb ( 2 x 16). The laptop will detect the extra 16gb ? Thanks


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A:Lenovo t540p 32gb

Unfortunately, the T540p doesn't support the new 16GB DDR3L modules.

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Hello sir, my brand new preinstall 4 months old lenovo laptop getting black screen after lenovo logo. Day before yesterday i treid to factory reset my lenovo laptop, after it almost completed and after loging with microsoft account i got an error that the account is already sign in and create local account. I create local account and when i put password. it struct on Welcome page. and when i try to force restart the laptop , now its getting some black page after lenovo logo. That black will be there for 20-30 minutes and then an error come and it goes to auto repair and then again it getting same problem, getting black screen after lenovo logo. Please sir, i need that laptop, for my work purpose. please give me some better solution , as soon as possible  Thank You,

A:Lenovo G50-30 : getting black screen after lenovo logo

Hi zoheb_syed , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Doing factory reset would delete everything and repartitioned with new Windows on it just like out of the box . 
Lenovo splash screen is a good sign that power goes in the computer and the devices required for a working machine.
For as long as you back up your files , try doing the Lenovo Restore using the Novo key (no.2 page 9).
Just turn off the pc and use the Novo button to turn it on . Novo menu would give the System Recovery 
Soon as done , create a local account and proceed. 
If it goes to a black screen during the process , I recommend you call in tech support for repair.
Most likely there would be a problem with the GPU since rendering on Windows failed.
You can also check the display on any external monitor to see if the display would work externally to isolate LCD or cable issue .  
If the computer finish up with the restoration then run Lenovo diagnostics. 
Tech support can give you repair options or if BIOS update is neccessary . 
Best check on your warranty for the type of repair service you would expect (either sending to depot or Onsite repair)
Considering the turn around time of the repair , which I know that you need it on a daily basis for work  Try above step and let us see how it works.
Hope this helped you get things done on your issue.

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I have windows vista, and while booting my computer screen goes black for a couple minutes. It boots fine after that, but obviously this is not normal. Any suggestiong on how to fix this?

A:black screen while booting

hi and welcome to the forum try running sfc /chkdsk http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my Laptop when I restart the OS. It uses Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

The desktop is not appeared, it is fully blank of black, except 'My Documents' of windows explorer.

I found this problem since I had a message from someone (via Yahoo Messenger) that share a link.. I didn't know whether it is a virus or not, but accidentally I opened the URL and extracted the file attached.. Unfortunately, when I restart the Operating System, I got a black screen with a Documents of window explorer..

I have tried the methods that has been posted in this forum with the topic search 'black screen of death', and another additional methods, except re-install OS; but there is no changes till now..

When I tried to create a new user account, it ran normally if using the new account; but when I got back to my infected account it still displayed black screen..

I'm afraid I could not re-install it, because it will need a hard configuration,..

Now, I really confuse what should I do to make it runs well?

My temporary plan is to use another new account and run with it normally, but I wonder with my infected account, what happened with the infected account; Is there any possibility that the infected account will influence my new account or any related system programs?
Is this the only available and safe way to run my OS well?

Please help, and thank you..


A:Black screen when booting

You seem fairly certain that it is a malware problem, yet you haven't made any mention of running anti-virus scans, or the state of your security software.

If this is due to malware infecting your computer, then your security software was probably not up-to-date, or effective. At this point, you cannot trust your security software, since it may also be affected by the malware.

What I would do, is take the hard drive out of your computer and connect it up temporarily to a computer that has good and up-to-date security software, to do a thorough scan and repair.

Once your hard drive is clean of infections, then you can address the various problems caused by the malware.

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hi guys,

i have an acer aspire 5600 that keeps booting to a black screen in windows xp pro
then when i select "last known working configuration" it works

but then might do the same a few boots later...i have got no virus as all my scans indicate
nothing...and i have reinstalled xp and it happens after a week or two of loading software...

any ideas...
what can i do?

A:xp keeps booting to black screen

Sounds like there is an incompatible program or driver somewhere. Why not install slowly and watch for changes and you may find it. Are you using Windows Update hardware drivers BTW?

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When ever i try to boot my computer it freezes at a black screen at the startup (when you press del to get to the bois) when the keyboard is plug is in. But with out the keyboard i cant pres f1 to cont. when it siad no keyboard is found. i think it the 'black screen virus' but i cant get to the desktop to run scan . i try to use a bootable disk but it didnt work. i cant reinstall or repair the computer with the reinstall disk either.
please help.

i have windows xp home with sp 3.

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I bought Dell Precision Tower 5810 3-4 weeks ago. Today I tried to install Ubuntu from USB flash drive and made the machine boot from USB, then the screen went black. My video card is Nvidia NVS 310. Why did the screen go black? Is there a way to solve it?
Thank you!

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I have a Thinkpad 500 running Windows 10. Recently when turning on the computer ater the initial boot screens which show on the screen the screen will go blank before getting to the logon screen.  It appears that the computer is working and I can see the mouse arrow moving around on the screen when moving the mouse.  To get rid of the problem I have shut the computer down, reboot and go into system configuration and reconfigure the display.  By changing and saving the display options by togalling between the second and third display option , saving and letting the computer reboot solves the problem.  This happens 3 out of 5 times I turn on the computer.  Does anyone have a sollution? Thanks

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Hello everyone!

This is what happen...

Yesterday I tried to Boot in Safe Mode using the "F8" key and nothing happens, my PC just boots as normal, so I did try again restarting and F8 for Safe Mode, and again, it booted normal. I though it was a f8 key malfunction.
So I had run "msconfig.exe", under "Boot - Boot Options" I check "Safe Boot - Minimal", Apply, then OK and the PC restart to a Black Screen. I did a hard restart 2 times after and it goes to the same black screen.

My question is; is there any way to access the system to roll back the booting config. to the normal boot?

I don't have any install CD from vendor (Dell). My PC has windows 7 ultimate x64.

Any help will be much appreciated.


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Settle! ...

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Sorry for butting in here, but I see this a lot at work.
If you can't get to the boot screen by pressing F12 at boot, then IME it's most likely a hard drive problem.
And having the backup show 0 bytes is also a symptom of a hard drive problem (although it can be other things).
The test we do at work is to remove the hard drive and then see if the F12 key combo works.
Be sure to remove the power and battery before opening the case - and to ground yourself before handling the hard drive.
Then connect the power (it's OK to leave the battery out) and see if F12 gets you to the boot selection menu.
If that doesn't work, then the next thing to check is the RAM,
But that's a bit more finicky - as you have only 2 sticks and 2 slots
In that case, you try one stick in each of the slots and then the other stick in each of the 2 slots.
The point here is being sure that you remove power and ground yourself before handling the RAM each and every time.
You're again looking for the ability to get to the boot selection menu using the F12 key
In the event that it's a bad hard drive you'll have to contact Toshiba for a set of recovery disks.  Last I knew they were around $45 (US), but that's a lot cheaper than a new copy of Windows.
Here's a link for that (last updated in 2012):  http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html
This is the exact issue I'm facing and I was hoping that it wasn't hardware. I'm afraid it might be though. I'll try to get into my BIOS and see if I... Read more

A:Black Screen when booting

Remove any USB devices as well when trying to start the PC. This includes phones charging via USB.

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I have an HP m1170n (Media Center) desktop, running xp sp2 with a 19" LCD monitor. I had previously upgraded my video card to a geo force 7300GS in anticipation of getting a wide-screen 22" LCD monitor, but still have not gotten that monitor. The computer and monitor had been working well, until last weekend, when I turned on the computer, and got the infamous "black screen." At various times in the past week, I got just the black screen or the blue HP screen, before it all froze. One time I was able to turn the caps lock light on and off, but I can't do that now.

To troubleshoot, I first hooked up another monitor, with the same results. I then removed the geo force video card and reinstalled the original video card that came with the computer, also with the same results.

I would appreciate any troubleshooting techniques for this problem. Also, if this is a "deadly" problem, advice on how to recover the data from the hard drive.



A:black screen when booting

Hi Mark,
Have a look at this article from Microsoft.

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Really new computer. Have had it for about a month now.I was updating some amd drivers and downloading a program from my browser when suddenly my screen went completely black.I waited 5 minutes and nothing happened.After that, I turned it off and on again multiple times but it's still giving me a black screen after the hp logo appears.I removed the battery for about 5 mins and put it back on. Same thing happened.I need this laptop for college and it's the only one I have.


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A:Black Screen when booting up

Hi,Restore your computer when Windows cannot start normally:https://youtu.be/pb57DNM2OKwTurn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second, until you see the Windows loading screen.If a language selection screen opens, select the language you want to use to continue.On the Choose your keyboard layout screen, select the keyboard layout that matches your keyboard type.On the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot .On the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced Options .On the Advanced options screen, click System Restore .Click Windows 10 as the target operating system.The System Restore window opens.Click Next .Click the restore point that you want to use, and then click Next .The Confirm Restore Point window opens.Click Finish to restore your computer to a previous point.Do not interrupt System Restore when it starts. Doing so can corrupt your hard drive and create more problems. Click Yes in the warning that appears.System Restore returns the computer configuration to a previous point in time and restarts.RegardsVisruth

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HP laptop dv 2000, about 7 yr old. HD = Hitachi speedstar 7200 rpm, about 1 yr old. Win XP pro install is about 1yr old. This laptop gives a black screen on power up. No signs of life at all.

The first problem I noticed was a strange 1" square translucent window around the cursor arrow. Then within 15 min. or so it began giving a black screen for 5 sec. or so and then returning to normal, no error msg. The cursor would freeze and then immediate black screen and back to normal after a few seconds. I restarted, then I had system restore take me back to about 1 week ago and had Microsoft Security Essentials run a full scan, finding nothing. that seemed to help for 15 min. or so and then I started getting the blackouts more frequently, several a minute. Finally black screen only, no boot. Power comes on, some back lights come on, and I think I can see the screen's back light come on, but alas, no one seems to be home. A tech at Fry's pulled the battery, put it back in and tried to boot and told me that given the laptops' age, the motherboard likely died. There have been no drops or traumas recently (or ever, really). I revere my machines like the Dalai Lama, putting fans under them, cleanup, defrag, nothing is too much to ask.

I would be happy to save this laptop long enough to export files and settings, but in the meantime I've moved into data recovery mode. I have pulled the Hard Drive and used another laptop to access it as an external drive. ... Read more

A:Black screen instead of booting

To get access to your My Documents folder on another machine try the following: How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP?

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There are many problems regarding black screen on boot.
I've researched and surfed for over 4 hours, that is not an exaggeration, but found no use.

When the vista passes log-on screen then it is time ti display desktop on boot, there simply shows a black screen with mouse cursor at the center.

Task manager works, and it seems nothing is using huge system resource at that time. After few amount of time, the desktop finally appears.

I never installed driver, but in case one of them got corrupted, I installed the same version again to try to resolve the problem. It was no use.

It's a OEM version that came with my laptop and this laptop has no pirated software. Not a single one.

Why is this happening?
Can somebody help?
Vista Home Premium 32bit
2.66GHZ @ Dual 2 Core Centrino 2
4.0GB DDR3
130M GT 512MB DDR3

A:Black screen during booting.

it may well be vista searching for another monitor although it doesnt normally take that long you can disable it see if it helps

goto task sheduler

On the left-hand side, click "Task Scheduler Local"

Expand "Task Scheduler Library," then "Microsoft," then "Windows," then click "MobilePC."

you'll see a task called "TMM." Click it, and on the right-hand side, click "Disable."

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5310 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7560D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 926979 MB, Free - 858446 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO,
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


While using the pc earlier I got a brief pop up window that said something about using too much memory. The pc then shut down and restarted but it didn't go past the black screen with the word Lenovo and a spinning circle towards the bottom of the screen. I may have some malware issues which may or may not have to do with this issue I don't know. Would you please tell me how to be able to boot the pc and what steps if any do I need to do besides booting the pc. I waited for between 10-20 minutes to see if the pc would boot but it didn't do so it still was on the black screen.


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I have a Lenovo T540p which I have just imaged. I use the SCCM Package provided by Lenovo. Everything imaged fine except I am having issues installing the Intel Graphics driver. I beleive its the Intel HD Graphics 4600 ( When I attempt to install it, I get an error saying: the setup program failed to install 1 or more of the drivers. I have tried t440p and w540 model intel drivers but no luck. The Nvidia drivers won't let me install without the intel. Has anyone ran into this situation and can give me an idea on why the laptop is not installing the intel hd graphics driver? Thanks

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Hi, I recently purchased aused  Lenovo T540p Intel i7 4800mq 2.7Ghz, and I noticed it didnt have a keyboard backlight.I also noticed on the net, that you can purchase backlit keyboards for this model.If I purchase one of the backlit keyboards, will it work on my model? 

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Hello everyone! I?m falling into a common problem: slow booting. I have tried a lot of ways to fix it and nothing works.
In more detail, problem is my Windows 7 boots slowly, not very, but quite slowly than normal (other computers similar hardware), and the booting usually (I should say almost everytime) has a black screen after Welcome screen. My PC is
Asus K55A (i5 3230, HD  4000). I have run into this kind of problem since I first buy the PC. Reinstalling OS doesn?t help, now I guess, I have reinstalled about 5 times. Hardware problems, don?t say that, continue reading.
Solutions I have tried: remove start-up items, update windows and drivers (actually newest drivers make more slow, so I just use driver from my manufacture, Asus), uninstall programs (yeah, just what isn?t important), defrag the disk (manually
and scheduled), run sfc /scannow (of course it isn?t necessary but I have to do by what people say, this tool doesn?t help when my OS is new and it?s up-to-date, and I use it carefully), and what more?
To investigate the booting more carefully, I installed second Windows 7 on D partition. In second Windows 7, I tried to install everything like first main Win 7 and can you guess, this second one boots faster, smoother and have higher
benchmark score. However, the second Win 7 was installed long time ago (around the time I reinstalled first main Win 7 two times), and just recently, I have time to investigate my two Win 7, so I forget ... Read more

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Hey I'm working on a friends computer. He said he got a error message then a blue screen. He then rebooted and now it only goes to a black screen. I can see the bios start and I can get into the bios setup screen. I have also tried going into the boot up menu and tried the hard drive diagnostics which passed. I won't have his xp disk until tomorrow is there any other testing I can do until I get the disk??? It's a dell dimension 8400. Mabey something on their website or can I make a boot disk(not sure if that will help without the xp disk). Any help would be great and thank you in advance!!

A:Computer is booting to a black screen????

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I get blank screen after the system enters Windows XP option.

This happened after the system got affected with a Trojan. I got message that a Trojan has been detected and system needs to restart. When I restarted, the system did not start up.

Following is the sequence :
Systems starts.
a.I press power buton & Wierd sound (light but wierd) comes
b.Dell logo appears
c will get two option
1. Windows XP recovery conole
2. Windows XP professional

When it enters Windows XP professional, nothing comes up, only black screen.
Windows XP recovery console works fine

Same problem happens for the following

1 Safe mode
2 The best last know configuration

I do not have the Windows XP CD as I missed it.

I guess some virus is causiong this problem. Any inputs on this.

A:Black screen upon booting Windows XP

I'm having your thread moved to another, more appropriate forum. If the system problem is resolved and they feel a malware issue may be present, you will be referred back to this forum.

The thread will be reopened there.

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One day I open my laptop then its just black screen, then i force reset then open again then its ok. It happened few times before it became permanent with no booting at all. Not anything from the screen, not even the windows log in sound, it is not really booting at all.My battery is dead, but I'm still using it. And just bought a new adapter 2 days before it happened. I don't know if its my charger or battery or the source. I try troubleshooting like removing battery and putting on the adapter or vice versa to turn it on, not a luck. Removing battery and adapter and press the power button for a minute. And removing one RAM and switch, but still no. I'm planning to take it to the expert already but if you have any suggestion please let me know. Also, I want to know what causing this. I just bought my 3rd replacement adapter, the second one only lasts for six months. What am I doing wrong that causing my adapters to be broken.
Thanks Guys!

A:My laptop is not booting, just black screen.

Try looking through this video, he does several tests to troubleshoot the laptop black screen problem. (you may have tried some of them but stick with it and watch through). I have had this problem with 2 laptops now and I know how annoying it can be trying to fix.

Try to connect your laptop to an external monitor if the problem persists it could be something related to display has shorted on the motherboard
If the laptop is still under warranty, they will fix it but it may cost you.
A private computer expert would be able to tell you more but this too will cost you.
Have you tried looking on your laptop manufacturers website to see if this is a common issue with your model?
The adapters should not cause issue, unless they are not the same as the original (Voltage, Watts and Amps etc.) It is possible a faulty adapter could have caused a short on the motherboard however.
It is also possible the flexi wiring between the base and the lid has broken disabling the screen (If this is the case the external monitor test will work and a display will be shown on the monitor screen)

Hope this helps,



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Hi. I have a Inspiron AIO 2330. A few days ago it stop booting up. When I click on the power button, I can hear the pc start and the fans also start. I can also see the screen turn on. But nothing else happens. There is no Dell logo. It just stays there. I have connected a laptop to the monitor and it works fine. I swaped the RAM just to check a bad connection, nothing. I change the HHD, nothing. Any ideas?

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Well I've installed Windows 7 over my previous Windows XP.
The installation went smooth and without a hitch.

I've completed out the user accounts setup etc, but the problem is booting into Windows 7.

Basically, I turn my laptop on, it goes though it's boot diagnostics etc, then to the Windows 7 boot logo with the 4 atom things :b

It eventually finishes loading and then it takes me to a black screen where nothing happens. I can't see my cursor or anything. Then I hard restart.

However, I avoid this by booting into Safe Mode, or specifically Safe Mode with Networking (I'm typing this currently in Safe Mode).

I've checked my dxdiag and theres currently no data for my Intel GMA965 graphics chip.

I honestly have no idea, and a mate of mine who has the exact same laptop has Windows 7 installed and functioning perfectly.

Also, is it possible to force the application Windows Update to run when in Safe Mode?

Any help is greatly appreciated (:


(Attached is a copy of my DxDiag, for those who can make use out of it.)

A:Booting into a never ending black screen.

Okay, disregard basically all of my 1st post.

I've managed to get Windows 7 booting in non safe mode by sheer luck.

Now the problem is, I'm getting a weird permissions error everytime I try to open anything.

The attached screenshots should explain.



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HI I have a Dell Dimension 4700, Pentium 4 running Windows XP and when I reboot within 1 to 5 minutes the screen will just go black. The computer stays on but the display never comes back until I shut it off and reboot. I have tried to do a system restore a number of times but if it will even stay on long enough to complete I get a message telling me it cannot be restored to that date,, no matter what date I try. I have slowely managed to get what I need backed up and I am willing to reinstall Windows but I know it will never be able to complete before it goes black again. I finally opened up the case and found that the fan on my video card isn't working. So I tried to install two alternate video cards and neither one will even allow me to get past the log in so I put the old graphics card back in for now. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to either fix the problem or reinstall windows? Please let me know. Thank you.

A:Screen goes black within 5 minutes of booting

If you GPU fan isn't working then it is probably shutting down due to overheating and may well be damaged now, if it isn't you are very likely to damage the GPU by continuing to run it without a fan.

When you say you have tried other GPUs but they won't allow you to get past the log in, what exactly do you mean? What does it do, or not do, at the login point (lock up, crash, reboot)?

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Hello and thank you all for any help or ideas. In general, on startup my computer is 'scanning and repairing' drives, then booting into a black screen with cursor. I don't have a pc easily available to install usb boot programs but have tried a couple thus far. Refreshing or restoring are not good options for me because i am afraid i will loose much of my software licensed to me long ago from school, which is more valuable than the computer. Figured Id ask around before taking it in. Here are the details..

HP dv7t-7000 notebook from 2012 running windows 7
Intel core i7-3720QM cpu @2.6ghz
8192 mb ram
Hdd are two ATA
Bios id f.13

6 weeks ago it auto updated to windows 10 build 7600
1 week ago it started having trouble starting up
-i believe it said something about 'initialize error' on startup screen and went into 'windows repair' for some time.
After that on startup it will briefly say 'disk checking' then 'scanning and repairing drive:' d, sometimes c, and (\\?\volume.. then the windows startup login sound but just a black screen with movable cursor.
I had read that this can be a driver issue, so i have tried logging in blind, clicking around, switching the screen projection, and leaving it over night all multiple times to no avail, just the black screen.

Tried multiple cold boots

Booting into safe mode gives me black screen with cursor and safe mode text in the corners but nothing more.
Safe mode with command brings same but with 'hp recovery manager' wi... Read more

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Hi, I hoping that somebody can help me with the problem i have.

It all started yesterday when i turned my computer on and signed in to my normal account. This then sent me to a tempory account desktop. I did some research on this and apparntly my user profile had become corrupt.

I ran SFC /Scannow in the command window as adminstrator, the results told me files were corrupt and could not be fixed. I tried this again 3-4 times as i had read that this may take a few times to fix. This didnt work.

I then tried to create a new account which i did and copy the contents of the brokwen user profile to the new user profile. this is when i found the Desktop folder would not move because it was corrupt.

I have items that i had saved to my desktop which i really need and wouldnt mind formatting the drive if need be but i need to get the files but the desktop was corrupt so couldnt get in the folder.

I looked to try and restore to a previouse day incase it was an update that made this happen but i have no restore points which i thought was odd as this should create them after each update ?

At this point this tempory account would not search and did not have inter internet connections of apps it was just very basic.
I then ran the line in the command window to look online to get uptodate fixes cant remeber excatly what it was, something like /online /restorehealth

This completed and i then ran sfc /scannow again which again said files are corrupt unable to fix.

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A:Computer only booting to Black Screen

I can't help with the black screen.
Maybe someone here can.

I can offer advice you can use in the future to fix a situation like this.

I use Macrium Reflect - {Standard version} to make images of my OS.

If something goes wrong that I can't fix, I'll insert my USB image & restore my computer to the date of when the image was made.
All fixed.

I keep updating the images.
Especially after installing Windows Updates.

A link---

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Having a backup image to restore to is nice.

Format a usb drive as NTFS & not Fat 32 so you get 1 big image file instead of a bunch of 4 GB files.

Good luck in the future.

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Hi. I've got a strange problem, when i try to boot from the vista DVD it loads the files ok and i see the green vista bars appear and it looks like its loading fine. Then it just gives me a black screen where it should load into the vista setup.

I'll start from the begining so you know exactly what i did and what might be causing this. I was trying to fix a previous problem in vista and screwed things up big time. I got a blue screen with a stop 0xC1F5 error. I found out that this is due to a corrupt $TxfLog File and causes the blue screen to appear even when trying to boot from the vistan DVD. Microsofts work around is to reformat and reinstall which i do not want to do as i will loose a lot of data.

I found this Workaround and followed the guide to delete the corrupted file. After removing $TxfLog, attemting to boot from the dvd now gives me a black screen.

I suspect a hardware/driver problem so i've flashed my bios to the latest version. Disabled all non essentual devices, removed my soundcard and all but 1 stick of ram and nothing has worked.

As a test i changed my sata settings from RAID to IDE and bingo, i can boot from the DVD but it wont allow me when sata is set to RAID. Any ideas?

System Specs:
Asus Maximus Formula
Intel core2 duo E8500
4Gb Ram
2x 250GB Hd's running RAID 0
Vista Ultimate x64

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Ok i have a problem. my computer with windows 7 doesn't work. every time i start it , it loads windows a bit and then ends up to black screen and later it crashes to blue screen (disabled the auto restart after system error) , safe mode's doesn't work or either the system repair (it doesn't recognize the error), i tried to fix the error with the windows 7 cd and using the bootrec.exe command but it didn't work. and before you think that i haven't tried system restoration , i did and it didn't work. so im pretty much out of idea's and im asking for help from here. AND reinstalling whole windows7 is out of question, i have too many valuable files in the hard drive that i don't want to lose.

Thanks for help in advance. and this is first time this happened to me so i guess the game i installed yesterday is causing this but i cannot delete it since i cant get windows 7 on.

A:windows7 booting to black screen

What game did you install and what is the BSOD Code?

Can you provide your system specs?

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During the last days I'm having problems with starting my windows laptop.
After I tried to install the latest nvidia drivers (I needed CUDA) my pc rebooted and got a black screen.
Everytime I start my laptop in normal-mode I first see the bios, then the "windows 7 is starting" and then there should be the log-in screen, but that is a black screen. I do hear the log-in sound.
When I try to boot into safe-mode everything is fine.
This would obviously be a driver problem, but I do not know how to solve this.

Drivers I tried:
From nvidia site:
Newest beta for GT 130M
Newest stable for GT 130M
Latest driver on acer site for 7738G (windows 7)
Latest driver on acer site for 7738G (windows vista)

None of these work.
Sadly I don't know which drivers I had installed previously.
Can anybody help me with this problem?

Thank you in advantage,


A:Black screen on booting windows 7

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums!

Do you maybe have Win7 or BIOS to switch off the laptop display, and output to an external monitor? Have you tried connecting an external monitor when this happens? or performing the FN key combination to switch monitors?

Hotkeys And Key Combinations On Aspire One Netbooks

Fn + F5 - Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.
Fn + F6 - Screen blank Switches off the display backlight. Press any key to enable the backlight again.

Also have you performed a Driver Sweeper before installing/reinstalling the drivers?
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling

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Hey all,

Have the laptop of a friend's gf with me and boy is it giving me grief. Long story short, it is a refurbished HP that had Win7 Pro factory installed as a factory-refurbed computer...her mother gave it to her and then Win8 was installed via upgrade path, and then Win 8.1 installed via upgrade path. I do not have the license key for Win7 or Win8 (nor can they provide it to me...) so I am stuck trying to get the current install repaired else they are out a few hundred bucks to buy another copy of Windows because none of them remember if they even have install media for any of it. I can't try a PC Refresh or Restore as I don't know what the license key is.

The issue is that all user accounts (including in Safe Mode) boot to a black screen with a cursor. I get nothing at all. It also seems incredibly sluggish. I can ctrl-alt-del to get that screen for signing out, etc, and I can open the Task Man. and get to some basic functions that way.

When first booting to the black screen with cursor, there is often an Explorer.exe memory error with the same codes each time. I also get this if I run certain programs that require rundll.

First, I thought I would try System Restore....but they have System Restore turned off on the machine (very smart 9_9), so no system restore points are available. Then, I thought I would try the 'sfc /scannow' command to see if that repaired the issues, but it will reach varying percentages of completion of the "Verification Phase" (incl... Read more

A:Win 8.1 Pro 32-bit booting to black screen with cursor...

My suggestion is to post the problem on the HP Support forums. They have quite a number of troubleshooting links that you could use, once you post there: Home - HP Support Forum

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I have a Dell PC that is not booting into windows and you can't even see the Bios screen. It is just a black screen on boot. I tried another hard drive in the computer, but the same result happened. Tried the H.D from the faulty computer in another PC and it wouldn't boot up either. Unsure of what to do or what could be the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Dell PC not booting, black screen

What are the system particulars? Desktop, laptop, manufactuerer, model...

If there are any beeps when you power up (or zero beeps), describe them as best you can:

Zero beeps
One short
One short, one long
Two shorts

Since you know how to unhook the HDD, if it is not plugged in at all and you power up, do you hear or see anything encouraging or complaints from the system?

Does your monitor power indicator look normal?

What do you think happened to the system since the last time it booted properly? New RAM, video card, devices, - anything that plugs in, etc.

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