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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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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,  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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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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Hey!

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?

Thanks!
 

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

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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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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.
 
 
Regards 

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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 (10.18.14.4414). 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 guys! I'm really having a bad time, my laptop is currently unusable since the backlight is not working on either the TN panel or IPS panel that I have for it. when I first got the laptop it worked fine, allthough it ran a bit hot 65c idle. So I decided to change the thermal paste for with some Arctic Silver MX-4 and the idle temps dropped to 43c idle, a very nice improvement if you ask me. Then I decided to change the awful TN panel that it came with since I've done that a thousand times before with other laptops, so I went ahead and ordered one from eBay (it came from UK) since I did not want to risk some china panel potentially breaking my precious new laptop. when I got the new panel, I turned off the laptop then removed the battery and pressed the power button for 30 seconds, then porceeded to take the bezel off and remove the "old" working display and install the new display. No problem.... or so i thought... There was only a black screen when i booted it back up!turns out that the backlight was not working (I was shining with a flashlight and getting a picture on the monitor itself)I then did the same procedure and replaced the "new" monitor(IPS) with the "old"(TN) still no backlight... I really needed it for my school, so I went to a local PC-repair shop that could fix things such as laptop. thay said that there was 3 possibilities:broken monitorbroken motherboard (GPU is soldered on motherboard)borken cable from motherboard t... Read more

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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 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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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..

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WR

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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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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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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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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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 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.

Thanks.

Mark

A:black screen when booting

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
 

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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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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.

Thanks
Kassan

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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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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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Hi i have a Lenovo g50 that I purchased last year. It was working perfectly fine until today. As always, I turned on my laptop and waited for it to load. I went to get something and when I came back, it was still on the booting screen and the loading circle thing was still turning. I have Windows 10 running on this laptop. I restarted my laptop and the booting  screen came up again but it said Preparing Automatic Repair. I even tried to fix my bios thing as well but it didn't help. PLEASE HELP 

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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 guys I was installing kali from a usb drive, when it was partitioning the drive it crashed... So I turned off my lenovo g570 4334 laptop, pulled out the usb drive and booted my laptop up normally..... It loaded the lenovo screen, with the options to access bios, then loaded a black screen with a blinking underscore.... I can't do anything at all except from the bios.... I've been searching for hours, Microsoft support for 2 hours straight... And now I just feel like crying.... Please help me!

A:Urgent! Win7 will not load after lenovo boot screen, black screen

How to run chkdsk and System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk first then SFC
If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7:

If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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Previously it showed Blue Screen every time I boot my Y460; few seconds after the Window Logo. No matter how many times I reformate, it still showing Blue Screen, indicating STOP 0x00000116 and atikmpag.sys error. Subsequently, I went into the BIOS and changed the settings on the graphics switchable to discrete graphics. However its getting worst now because there is no display (totally black with no background light) every time I on my y460. Hence I need assistance and solutions, thanks.
 

A:URGENT LENOVO Y460 previously Blue Screen now Black Screen

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Previously it showed Blue Screen every time I boot my Y460; few seconds after the Window Logo. No matter how many times I reformate, it still showing Blue Screen, indicating STOP 0x00000116 and atikmpag.sys error. Subsequently, I went into the BIOS and changed the settings on the graphics switchable to discrete graphics. However its getting worst now because there is no display (totally black with no background light) every time I on my y460. Hence I need assistance and solutions, thanks.
 

A:URGENT LENOVO Y460 previously Blue Screen now Black Screen

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1117670-urgent-lenovo-y460-previously-blue.html
 

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Since I bought (Aug 15 th) my Lenovo X1 Tablet I've noticed that sometimes, suddenly the screen (for a sec o two) turn into blurred (a kind of pink) or black  (this last one since 4 days ago). Anyone knows if this is a Software, Hardware or both problem and how I can fix it?Many thanks in advance

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My kid has been using this laptop and loved it, but mentioned a while ago it was difficult to power it back on after turnned it off. However she managed to work around by putting it in hibernate/sleeping mode only, or recycling the system many times (by holding on power button to force it off). The issue was black screen (no Lenovo logo) but computer was on. I didn't pay much attention because she can still make it work, and I was too busy. Last week, there was a windows update (again) and the computer was forced recycle. It never comes back alive again. The same, computer is humming, but no any visual output on screen, just black. Tried novo button, bootable USB, external monitor, all no use. Check the warranty, just over by 2 months! Asked the service store, to fix will cost at least $200-$300 to replace the motherboard! It does not make sense when spent a bit more could buy a new notebook. But my kid liked it and it does not make sense to throw it away either, when it still looks pretty new and only being used very lightly (schoolwork only). It is sad, especially the brand has been gainning my trust. I probably don't expect a "good" solution either from Lenovo or community, but just throw my frustration here (only because have just registered the account and there is no support email or web form). If Lenovo want to make customer happy, the part shouldn't be so expensive for a short-lived laptop! Just by the way, there are many posts about Ideapad's black screen i... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad U410 - no screen output or black screen, and just out of warranty

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of all the problems.  Here are a couple of things to try........
 
First, try a reset of the BIOS.  The procedure can be useful in resolving some hardware conflicts which your computer may have.  Just do this......
 
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 3. Plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If you are comfortable working inside your laptop. try this........
 
Try the reset again with the battery removed.
 
If the reset didn't resolve the problem then you may have a failed piece of hardware preventing the bootup. Remove the battery, hard drive, optical drive, memory, wireless card and bluetooth if it is installed. Now try to power up the stripped laptop. With all the hardware removed you should have lights come on and it may possibly beep since there is no memory installed. If the laptop is showing signs of life start adding hardware one piece at a time starting with a memory module and boot up the laptop. If it doesn't power up try the memory in the other slot. Also try the other memory module separately in both slots if two are available. If it is still showing signs of life add another piece and boot. Do this for each item until it doesn't power up again. The last piece of hardware installed is your problem part.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Main... Read more

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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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Hello! I just got a new computer after my desktops harddrive failed, and this new one is pretty good:HP computer----------- I7-860 processor8GB ddr3 ram1TB HDATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card Now here's my problem. When I first got it we hooked it up at my friends house using his monitor, and it worked fine. We installed Firefox, and all the other necessities. When I got it home I hooked it up to my 36' plasma TV via a VGA cable. However I encountered a problem. It will boot up to the "windows 7 booting logo", but after that it just goes black, and my TV says "no signal." Now I've seen this problem before so I had a few guesses on how to correct it. I booted my computer in safe mode, and used run->msconfig->startup and disabled all the startup stuff. I then disabled all the non-microsoft services also. If there was a startup conflict, this would fix it. No dice! It still went to a black screen. So I tried disabling the display adaptor, and that fixed it. However I could not exceed 1280 resolution, or else it would go black again. I figured I should update the ATI Radeon video card, and that might solve the problem. I updated with the ATI websites HD 4600 series driver, and it installed fine. However it still gives me the same black screen. Again disabling the display adaptor solves the problem, but leaves me with a crappy resolution. What's even weirder is when I boot my computer up in VGA mode, I actually get to the password ... Read more

A:After booting up windows screen goes black.

I had problems hooking to my TV and ended up with a black screen, a fellow on this site recommended pressing the F&N keys the hitting F6. Worked like a charm on XP Pro, not sure about 7.

Phil

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Hey there! Long time listener, first time caller! Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Yesterday my pc prompted me to reboot from a Win 7 update. I made the mistake of walking away, and on reboot, checkdisk ran. for over 300,000 files, I got the "invalid security ID. Repacing security ID with default security ID" message. Eventually it rebooted, but ever since, it only boots to a black screen. I can move the mouse, but that's about it. I get the same result booting into safe mode.
 
I never had the OS install CD, and if I ever made a recovery CD, I can't find it. I can get to where I could do a system restore, but it's telling me there's no restore points. 've read about people running a command to reset security permissions and then being able to access their computer, but I have no idea how to do that. I do have a Linux Mint on a flash drive and I'm able to successfully boot from that, but I know nothing about Linux; I can just follow directions.
 
Thanks again!

A:ran checkdisk, now booting to black screen

Hi,
 
With that number of files having their security ID replaced, we need to check that the cause is not a failing hard drive.
 
Can you give me the make and model of your system and, if possible, the make and model of the hard disk?

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hi guys, i am in a terrible situation right now.

i bought a new comp just one month ago, and now its giving black screen after windows loading screen..!! i can see the cursor..can move it but nothing appears!!

i was playing game-- mass effect..when suddenly there was power failure...and now its giving that problem!!

even in safe mode i am not able to see the screen!!
i have a E8400 processor, 9600GT Nvidia graphic card..........man.. i am dieing....plz...help me...what should i do????

A:XP gives Black Screen..after booting..Plzz help!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is the computer booting into Windows? I know you cannot see anything but does the lights on the front of the case blink?

I would change the video card, if that does not help perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP.

Before you perform a repair installation of Windows XP, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 7. If you do not uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in this situation, Internet Explorer will no longer work after the repair installation is completed. Specifically, the repair installation does not restore earlier versions of the files in the Program Files\Internet Explorer folder. Therefore, the Internet Explorer 7 files will be incompatible with the Internet Explorer 6 files that are installed in the Windows\System32 folder.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

Perform a Repair Installation

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I have this black screen after 5 minutes after my computer fully boots up.
Everything is fine, once all booted up, nothing's wrong, everything seems to be going fine until i get this black screen all of a sudden in the middle of doing nothing but waiting.
 

A:Black Screen After 5 minutes of booting

First, try booting into safe mode. If everything seems to run fine in safe mode, that would lead me to believe that the issue is caused by software. Being it is a black screen, I would think possibly your video card driver. I'd recommend uninstalling and reinstalling your video card driver in this case.

If your system does the same thing in safe mode, then the issue is probably hardware related. If your system uses a dedicated graphics card (not integrated) make sure that the fans on it are spinning.
 

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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.
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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,

Thanks,

Phill3990

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Hi guys,
I am having a massive problem with my desktop. When I turn it on, it just sits there with a black screen. The HDD access light blinks for a few secs, then stops. It's custom built by a computer store, with a Gigabyte GA-P35-S3 mobo, Intel Core 2 Duo (unsure of exact model) overclocked to 3.06GHz, Galaxy nVidia GT240 1GB graphics card, Western Digital 500GB hard drive and an ASUS MW220 22" monitor. I can't boot it to a Linux LiveCD either, cause I don't even see the BIOS startup. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with it?
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A:Computer not booting, just black screen.

It's most likely the videocard.

I had this same problem a while ago and it turned out my videocard was not correctly installed.

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Been reading the blogs.  I have a pavillion G7 and the screen is black on boot up.  The num key and shift key were both lit and would not switch when pressed, until I removed the battery and let it set for a while.  Now they are off and the only light on the keyboard is the wireless on F12. I have tried to boot up pressing F11, F12, F8, F2, del, and esc repeatedly on sessive attempts to boot up.  Nothing seems to get me into the boot up menu or the bios.  Even tried booting up without the battery, power supply only, after discharging by holding the power button and pressing the F keys...  Any suggestions? Thanks,-=Carey

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