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Windows XP just installed, screen goes blank during startup!!!???!!

Q: Windows XP just installed, screen goes blank during startup!!!???!!

I have just installed WindowsXP from a Gateway CD which I borrowed from my friend. I have a new WesternDigital 80 Gig IDE Harddrive WD800 NR. I formated it & tried to install WindowsXP on it. After the CD checked all my hardware & installed the WindowsXP installation software, the computer went to start up. Then I get a screen that says Starting WindowsXP, after about 3 seconds the screen goes blank. I can still here the Hardrive Spinning, but when I look at the bottom of my screen the little light is Orange??! (the little light I'm talking about is the one that turns green when the screen is on & turns orange when the screen is on but the computer is off) What do I do?? Could it be that the CD's Installation program can tell that the computer that I am trying to Install this on, is not from Gateway? I am really stuck, what should I do?

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A: Windows XP just installed, screen goes blank during startup!!!???!!

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

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I'm trying to add a PCI card to my sister in law's computer which is a Gateway with an Intel D845GRG motherboard. Now, before anyone says "Why a PCI?"; because Gateway in an effort to save a few bucks did not put an AGP slot on this board. There looks to be a place for one, but there is not one. She had a stroke in November and I took her CRT and gave it away and put a Viewsonic 19" widescreen LCD monitor on the comp so she could see it better and it was not right on top of her...gave her some room on her desk. But the onboard graphics are garbage and really slowed down the comp. There are no adjustments either. So I bought a e-GeForce FX 5500 PCI card with 128MB to take the load off the 256 ram that she has plus swapped out her ram with some that I had...2 X Corsair single density 256 giving her 512 ram...not alot but I wanted to see if that would speed things up.

The computer sped up quite a bit. I finally figured out how to get into the bios and set it up so that the video is run by the PCI card. The Windows splash screen comes up but then the screen just goes blank. If I go back into the bios, I can set the video to the AGP (which must mean that Gateway runs the Onboard video through that AGP???) and the computer boots up just fine.

Can any one give me any clues as to what is going wrong. I have built probably around 15- 20 systems so am not a newbie to this whole thing. But, I am a long way from being technically savvy since my life revo... Read more

A:Video card installed...Windows XP Splash screen then blank

While the Monitor is running on the AGP(built in) go to the device manager and remove the display device and then shut down. Then plug in the PCI card and hook the monitor to it. Then try to reboot going into BIOS setup and change it to PCI graphics. Then save settings and boot. If that doesn't do it then it might be because the onboard just doesn't disable since it is AGP VS PCI. Should though.

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I am newbie here and am amazed by the amount of information and response on this forum. I hope someone can help me with my problem.

I have one of those SONY Vaio All in One PC's - VGC-LS25E running Windows Vista Home Premium, 2GB Memory, 250GB HD

Started having problems with computer booting up and it would start dumping memory - so got into safe mode and tried restoring the settings from the last known system restore point, but had no luck.

Next, using my Recovery DVD, I tried going back to the Original Factory installation but it would not not go through my Vista installation.

I got myself new memory and a HD, and wiped my old HD clean. When my memory and HD showed up in the mail a couple days later, I first replaced the memory and tried to start up the computer with my Recovery DVD in place, but the screen is completely blank. There is some activity in the DVD drive, but otherwise there is no noise at all.

I also replaced the HD and still the same.

Any suggestions will be much much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Blank Screen upon Windows Startup

I don't want to be the harbinger of bad news, but maybe your dvd drive is broken too? Have you used it before your pc has started acting up?

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I am getting a blank screen after starting, even before displaying Windows 7 logo.

Before it Windows 7 stopped working, the error message I got is C:\ drive not accessible error.
Both system repair and restore options say D drive but Windows 7 is on C drive. If I go to command prompt, I see c drive but there is no windows folder.

How do I recover from this error?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 - blank screen at startup

See if System Restore can help.

Boot into Recovery using your Windows DVD or the HDD recovery partition and select "Windows System Restore" - choose a restore point prior to the problem

Regards. . .



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Hi all, I have a problem that I hope you guys can answer.

When I start up my computer, it goes through its normal startup process, it shows the Windows XP Pro logo and the welcome screen and it even loads my Windows XP desktop. Then, about 5-10 seconds after Windows XP loads, I get a black screen, (However Windows is still running), and then in another 10 seconds my computer reboots and starts the process over again.

Strangely enough, I can reboot in Safe Mode (Which I'm using now), and I can reboot in VGA Enabled mode, both of which work perfectly fine. Also, suspecting maybe my video resolution or something got messed up to something my monitor or video card couldn't handle, tried upping the resolution in VGA mode, and of course it worked fine, so that isn't the problem.

I've been searching around the internet, and many people have indicated that bad video card drivers might be the problem, so I've uninstalled my GeForce 6800 GS video drivers and reinstalled them, with no luck, which I'll explain some more. When I uninstalled my drivers, windows loaded up normally, everything okay. Then, I proceeded to reinstall my drivers and reboot, my problem was back to normal, black screen 5-10 seconds after XP starts. This seems to indicate my video drivers/card is the problem, but if reinstalling them doesn't fix the problem, what will?

Also, I have been using my GeForce 6800 GS for over a year now with no problems, so I KNOW it works on my system. I've tried everyt... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro - Blank Screen After Startup

Hello . . and welcome to the forum . . the solution there was using the "next to newest" drivers . . which version are you using? It it's in the 160 series, try the 140 series to see if the problem persists

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Im having a problem with my newly installed ATI Visiontek X1550 video card. After I installed my card. When I started up my pc the Windows XP startup screen came up but, then my display went blank. The only way that I can use my computer or browse the net is if I turn on my pc press F8 and then choose VGA mode. I even decided to go directly to ATI's site to download the most up to date driver. But my display still comes up blank. I also bought a 450 watt power supply, thinking the old one wasnt poweful enough. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8300 2.66 GHz with 512 MB of memory. I bought the video card at Best Buy and returned it for the exact same card just in case the first card was defective. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Matt

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Ahh my first post...
Please help me out with my winXP bootup problem

My computer worked fine until i got a new monitor,
I start my computer, POST goes on fine, Windows XP Professional Logo appears, but just as I would expect to see a mouse pointer and a desktop, i get a black screen (monitor is not receiving signal from video card) and the computer hangs (busy light does not flash as it would normally when windows loads up processes...).
I turn off power, switch back to old monitor, but problem persists.
I remove all devices unnecessary for basic operations, didnt help either.
Safe mode is still operable (the monitor does not shut off there), so I use it to backup all my files.
I insert windows XP installation disk and format my drive, remove all partitions, and install a fresh copy of windows in the only partition left.
Installation works out fine until when the computer restarts, displays the windows logo, and then bang! the same old black screen and lifeless computer.
I went to microsoft support and found article 314503:
"Computer stops responding with a black screen when you start windows XP"
When you try to start Microsoft Windows XP, the computer may appear to stop responding (hang) with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is complete and before the Windows XP logo typically appears on the screen.
Which is not really my case because i STILL see the windows logo BEFORE the black screen, but anyways i follow the gu... Read more

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Desktop cannot startup windows 7 home premium 32 bit.
Can only boot from CDdrive and did startup repair / chkdsk / Sfc scan
Hard Drive seems ok.
On reboot, windows logo appears and after 4-5 minutes I get blank screen with cursor arrow even when trying to reboot from safe mode or normal mode.
Have Avast free anti-virus loaded. Could this be the problem?
Pl help. I do not want to lose my files with a clean re-install of Windows 7

A:Windows 7 cannot startup and goes to blank screen with cursor

blank screens problems are hard to handle Ive had this issue before & it repaired itself a few days later luckily i had more than one desktop. However the main concern is Data loss I would advise that you either move the hard drive to another PC internally or externally if you can. If not reinstall windows without formatting windows will move all of your files to a folder called windows old

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I left my computer on over night on sunday, when i checked my computer late monday evening it just had a blank black screen on it. I rebooted the computer and it loads all the way to the winXP logo and then it displays this blank black screen with nothing on it. no sound no nothing. I tried starting "the last known good configuration" and the same thing occurs... i can start the computer in all 3 safe modes, but no other option works. i have no idea what to do. i didn't install any new software or hardware. any ideas?

A:blank black screen after windows logo on startup

Boot to safe mode, set your display for a generic vga, low resolution. Restart in standard mode, see if you get display. If so, start then, select correct display driver and try, step by step, to get back to where you were. If, somewhere along the line, you get the blank screen again, you should have an idea what happend.

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Hi everyone! My parents have a windows 7 Asus pc (I believe home premium) and when started it goes to the black screen stating that it was shut down incorrectly and gives you the option of running startup repair or starting windows normally. When starting windows normally is chosen it appears to begin starting as normal and then goes to a blank blue screen (of death?) with a black border on the left and bottom sides. I'm not much more computer savvy than they are and have no idea what the problem is or where to start. What does this mean?

A:Windows 7 Asus blank blue screen upon startup


Are you experiencing a BSOD? Like this?:

Are you able to boot into Advanced Boot Options?
If so please choose "Last known Good Configuration"

If you are able to boot into windows, reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"


And here are the instructions for posting:


Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK



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I have a ThinkPad Edge E430, 64bit Windows 7 computer that is under warranty. Upon normal startup, I am able to load Windows 7 and get to the user login screen. After logging in, I get a black screen and can see the mouse cursor but no applications ever load. I think there is a problem that is preventing windows explorer from loading.
I'm not sure if this is related, but a few days before this started happening I received a Windows Action Center notice that the small.CA virus was detected on my computer. I ran Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, McAfee Virus Scan, and Emisoft Emergency Scanner, but none of them turned up any problems.
I'm able to run my computer through Windows safe mode with networking at the moment normally.
Do you know if this is a software problem and if so is it fixable? If it's a hardware problem, my computer is under warranty and I can send it back.

A:Black/Blank Screen upon Normal Windows 7 Startup

In the Advanced Boot Options where you chose Safe Mode with Networking there is the option to Repair your computer.  Give this a try.

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Booting up normally, I noticed that windows lately has had a harder and harder time loading the desktop.

Lately it won't load, the startup flag shows and the chime, but nothing follows as the hdd light seems to reflect a searching.

I can get in thru safe mode, but not normal mode.

Since the drive has about 1.5 years on it (thinking a wear issue), I decided to pop in a cloned O.S. and there is no doubt that this is clean. Same exact thing followed, which ruled out a software glitch and led me to the possibility of a hardware failure.

This sound like processor (Intel Core I5-4670K LGA 1150) or motherboard (Asus Sabertooth Z87 1150 ATX) or defective ram (Crucial Ballistix 8GB kit, (2) 4 GB Sport DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800_ [email protected]) ) or what?

How to determine?

A:Windows 7 - startup to blank screen - ruling out software

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I have been struggling for two days trying to get to the boot up screen, since windows did a major update without warning. The machine is active and I have tried to use your script to get a bios reset without any success and as there is no terminal for an external screen I am getting no where. It would appear that windows has wiped out my screen drivers and changed the bois how is this possible. Debra  

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Hi guys. I've searched over the forums for a similar problem and I've found that people say to boot in safe mode. The problem with that, however, is that I only get a black screen when I start up and don't know how I would boot in safe mode. This started after I updated the display driver. Reformatting would not be an issue if someone could explain how to do it without being able to see. Thanks.

I'm using Windows XP Home Edition.

A:Windows XP: Installed New Display Driver and now only get a black screen on startup

if you're getting a blank screen, this a no post. Do you see a ram or bios test when you power on? Read my NO POST guide in the guides forum.

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I was installing win7 x32 earlier today and went AFK for 4 hrs...came back and screen went blank (this is normal, I have the screen turn itself off if I go afk for 30+ min).

Problem is I coudln't click/push any key to get the monitor to turn on!

I had no choice but to reset my computer by holding the power button.
At this point I'm 90% sure the installation finished and was probably asking for my "computer name" screen. Because I installed windows 7 on this laptop just now and it took roughly 45 minutes to complete the whole installation process including all the auto-restarts.

So my computer won't turn on now, the monitor stopped responding like the computer isn't sending out anything to the monitor. Also my keyboard NUMPAD isnt lid up, CAPSLOCK isn't working either. I tried putting in WIN7 install CD and rebooted, didn't work. I even tried putting in Win Vista, no luck.

It's like my computer has no operating system right now? I don't know, it should have Win 7 installed. This is very weird and if anyone could help that'd be appreciated.

I'm willing to lose all my files and do a fresh install.


A:Win 7 Installed > went AFK > screen went blank!

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When I enable my Nvidia geforce 9600 gso I cant get passed Windows 7 logo my screen goes blank very frustrating. I tried everything downloaded the new 191 drivers in safe mode uninstalled re installed etc then rebooted in regular mode and nothing. Please help. Is anyone else experiencing this too.

So now I have to disable nvidia graphics card in order to get into desktop and use the internet. This is where I am.

Everything worked on vista 32bit and I did a custom install with w7 64bit. I also used w7 compatability manager everything was ok, but had to do custom install.

A:HELP Just installed W7 64bit and I get Blank Screen

Your precise model is not listed, but perhaps this will help.

NVIDIA MobilityModder - DriverHeaven.net

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Xp pro has been installed on an HP machine.
it used the standard vga driver.
the screen worked but was set to basic display mode with minimum colours.
Manufacturers graphics card driver was not installed.
Broadband was installed next which tried to override the monitors display settings.
Now XP boots up and I can see the hp logo. I then see Windows xp start up screen with progress bar.
Then nothing.
The screen is blank.
Tried returning to basic VGA settings by pressing F8 during boot up.
Still the screen is blank.
Any suggestions before I have no more hair left to pull out?

A:xp installed, then broadband, screen blank! Why?

Boot up in safe mode, then unistall the broadband,find the proper video driver and install. Reboot and then reinstall your broadband.

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Installed 2 512 DDR Ram, Blank screen on start HELP!

I just got 2 512 DDR 400 ram sticks, i put them in my comp, turned it on, and my monitor was just blank, i tried switching slots, and tried only puting one in, samething..

A:Installed 2 512 DDR Ram, Blank screen on start

And what about the old RAM you used before? Did you try that already?

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Here is the scenario. Today I bought a new 4gb (probably compatible) stick of RAM into my laptop seeing how slow it had become. Watched the online instructions of how to and did everything as carefully as possible. After noticing new ram was not detected, I looked up for more help and decided to swap my old ram and new ram with each other (2 slots for ram sticks). Unfortunately I had to remove the entire back panel to access 1st slot where the old ram was and that's when my screen went blank. (And of course the laptop was off during the installation, including battery removed) Tried swapping ram sticks back to their old position and removing all ram sticks provided the same result. No beeping sounds were heard and the computer turns on and I can see led indicators light.

Aside from 1 damaged screw, everything seems unscathed and fits perfectly to their slots. I don't know anymore what the hell is wrong and I fear I may have ****ed up my motherboard or made connections loose . Any help you can provide is highly appreciated

PS. I really rather not consult to PC repair expert. Damn expensive

A:Installed RAM, laptop screen now blank

Saggel, can you please post your system Model and maker?

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I have a problem with my graphic crad driver..

yesterday I installed Windows Vista 64-bit on my computer,
After I insert to windows, I installed the all driver..
I done to installed the all drivers.. now I need to install other driver for my graphic card, after it's done to install them, It's doing reset for system,
after that, when the windows is uploading.. when the "Welcome" screen,
my screen shutdown! blank screen! but I hear the sounds of the windows!
I goes to Safe Mode, and there i removed the driver,
Now I work with standard VGA graphics adapter..

I tryed to downloads another drivers from the sites: Leadtek, Nvidia, and Omega drivers..

I don't know what is the problem

My graphic card is:

Pls, help =/
and sorry with my English..

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Just installed a NVIDIA Ge Force FX5200 graphics card. Only problem is I can't get any picture. Have hunted high and low for answers. All checks state it is compatible with my motherboard. Have tried numerous option in BIOS but still cant manage a picture. I have to keep plugging my monitor in to the on board card to get my picture. If I can get some suggestions that would be great.

A:New Graphics card installed - blank screen only

have you used other cards in that slot before and if so did they work fine.

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Hi everyone. I just built myself my own computer. 1Tb HD, 8GB ram, dual core processor, MSI 970A-G43 Mobo are the basic specs (anymore you want to know just ask). Anyway loaded on windows xp cause thats all i thought we had in the house and it was running smoothly and wonderful. Then at great delight I discovered we had Vista 32 bit also, loaded it on and then went to have dinner and let it install itself while i ate. when i came back the screen was just black. I couldnt get anything out of it so decided to restart the machine. Now the computer runs and everything but all i get is a black screen no cursor and i cant even access the bios screen as it just says 'entering setup' for a very long time?!?! ive tried an old screen cable and a HDMI and both give the same output. HELP!

A:Had xp ran fine now installed vista and all i get is a blank screen. Help!

 wipe the drive with this tool and reinstall
or you could try replacing ram with 4gig see if it will boot up
8gig ram not an advantage unles you have 64bit system disk
also make sure you have the drivers disk for  the mother board

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i need help. I have a blank screen after using Yac and i can't get to the start menu. I also can't remove Yac. I keep getting the message, user denied. I just used malwarebytes anti-malware.

A:I installed Yac and now i have a blank screen. No way to get to the start menu


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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i just bought a radeon 9250, when i install it i get a blank screen, even if i connect to the old vga port. Also a beep dosent come on when i turn it on. when i remove it it works fine again. I have a P4vmm2 mainboard, with savage pro in built graphics, I've tried turing it off in bios, but i cant find where it is. Help please

A:Radeon 9250, getting a blank screen when installed

Have you uninstalled the drivers for the integrated video?

Boot up in safe mode, go to your device manager and uninstall.
Shut down and install new card - attach monitor to new card
Fire up, and system SHOULD auto detect new hardware - ask you about drivers.

If this isn't working, please post your motherboard make/model.

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Hi all,

Starting yesterday my computer would go through startup... while loading the desktop it would crash to blue screen with white text (unfortunately, I can't remember the exact error message). If restarted, it either goes to a blank black screen or back to blue, and I could only get the computer to operate in safe mode with networking. My antivirus software (avast free, malwarebytes)scanned and found no infections.

I have Windows 7, Samsung laptop.

Today, I was able to start the computer normally and am functioning with internet (still acting a little funny), but I am sure something is still not right. I also did a system restore last night, with the same problems (crashing, not starting up).

Any assistance would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,


PS: I (goofily) started a similar topic in the "Windows 7" forum section without knowing this section was down here... Sorry! I tried to delete the topic/post but couldn't. Thanks.

A:Blue Screen with Error Messages, Blank Black Screen on startup

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:

The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.

However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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A:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

A:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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Hi all

I have just bought a new SATA Hard Drive and installed Win XP on it from my laptop via a caddy, which installed successfully, but when i fitted the new hard drive into the PC and turned it on expecting the BIOS i just get a blank screen and a message " no input signal".

Is there something im missing? im pretty sure there isn't no PSU issues.

Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: Installed new hard drive but blank screen PLS HELP!!

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Dear Experts
twice on my laptop ASUS corei5 I tried to encrypted the whole hd using TE 7.1a after I formatted and reinstalled an OS (Windows7).
All this was done and working (restarting, etc.) perfectly before I started the encryption.
I had run through the steps posted in many websites, and yes, I made it through as per the attached snapshot

When I restarted the laptop for testing purpose TE asked me for the passphrase yes I do remember it, after typed it in blank screen presented (no windows OS)
What could be the culprit ?

A:True Encrypt installed successfully but blank screen presented

Never heard of True Encrypt.
I have use True Crypt before and it gave a password test before it installed so you knew everything was good
True Crypt is here:
The original creators of True Crypt has stopped distribution and taken out the download

Although the disappearance of the TrueCrypt site, whose ever-presence the Internet community long ago grew to take for granted, shocked and surprised many, it clearly came as no surprise to the developers who maintained the site and its namesake code for the past ten years. An analysis of the extensive changes made to TrueCrypt's swan song v7.2 release, and to the code's updated v3.1 license, shows that this departure, which was unveiled without preamble, was in fact quite well planned.

Where did you get this software?

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Hi all,

I am having a problem with my xp. It only started happening today. During startup the screen goes blank for a min or two before the login screen appears. Then it appears and everything seems to be normal. It never did this before and i dont know what is causing this. I would appreciate it if you could help me?

P.S. I downloaded a racing game that required me to disable my cd drives to play. I did so and the game worked fine. But the problem occurred when i restarted the computer. I'm not sure if it is related or just a coincidence or even a spyware.

Danish Ajmeri

A:Screen goes blank on startup

Well, first of all welcome to the Tech Support Forums. I would try runing some virus/spyware programs, just go make sure that's not it. I wouls suggest Ad-Aware, and Spybot, for anti-spyware/adware...and AVG, and trend micro's online scan avaiable at http://housecall.trendmicro.com.

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I have a problem that seems to be common and I still haven't found the solution after 2 days of searching the web.
I've installed Windows 7 and it works fine only in Safe Mode or if I disable 9800 GT else I get blank screen after startup.
Solutions I've found searching the web:
1. Change graphic card driver - tried from 181 up to 197, no change
2. BIOS update - did it, no change
3. Plug in the monitor into second DVI slot on my graphic card - no change (I don't have an onboard graphic card so I can't test with it.)
4. All kind of tiny little solutions that I've tried with no succes.

I'm still not sure what is actually causing the problem. At first I tought it was the graphic card but after a deeper web search I've stumbled up on something called EDID and monitor not being detected corectly. By the way my friend has the same graphic card and it works fine on his PC.
My monitor is CRT SONY and I'm using VGA to DVI switch to plug it in.

P.S. blank screen doesn't mean It froze or something, I can still hear starting chime and than an error sound like somehing isn't working.

If someone had the same problem and solved it I would really like to know how.

A:Blank screen after startup

Try updating your system drivers one by one (can you compare them to your friends motherboard driver dates?
Things like an old SMbus driver etc can cause your problem!

Updating bios or motherboard chipset drivers to latest seem to give most solutions ie letting 3d mode lock on and integrate

Download/install latest DirectX package (Feb2010)

There are loads of 9800(GT) threads on here to look thru too!

When you get really fed up with it all, delete your "PCI bus" driver (in "device manager") and let Win 7 download/rediscover all your drivers again.

Then reinstall latest Nvidia downloads

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I just accidentally downloaded a nasty virus. When ran, it installed itself and shut the computer down. When I tried to start it up again, a blank screen appeared after Vista's loading bar, and before the welcome screen and Vista logo. When I go into safe mode, the computer crashes with a blue screen after a minute. I managed to disable all services and processes in msconfig before it crashed, but it still does the same thing.

After some more googling, I tried pressing Alt-Tab, and 2 applications came up, both with Vista's default icon. The first didn't have a name, and the other was titled Windows Logon.

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Are you still having this problem? If so, when you get the blue screen, what does it say? Also, what kind of computer is this, as in make and version number, eg Acer 5230 etc.



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I tried booting up my XP today, and it went to a blank screen, with a flashing ___ line. That's all that was on the screen. It's right after the press F2 for setup and F12 for w/e else.
I've also tried hitting both F2 and F12 and nothing happens. After a while, and a little messing around, i finally got it to boot up just fine. Is there any way to stop this from happening again? If not, what will become of this? It is a fairly new Dell Dimension 3200 i think.

A:Blank Screen on startup?

You may have a dodgy master boot record.


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When push on the power button i heard fan (or HD) run, the screen light but any info appears. The screen goes on and off (the screen not the laptop) continuosly every few seconds.Tried some solutions from HP site but without results.When Windows button + B + power on are pushed, the caps lock blink twice then pause continuosly but none happens.Couldn't verify the RAM because not found instructions for to remove keyboard.. (model is 15-G000SL). I found a similar problem on this board, they says to update the BIOS, i downloaded BIOS to a USB key, but dont know how to start it, if that is the solution to try. Can someone help me?

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Hi there, I read a couple posts related to this problem but none have seemed to properly address or solve my problem so far. I'm running Windows XP Pro on my laptop and apon startup my computer screen will show the Windows logo and then go blank and continue to startup. I can hear the icon popping sound once the startup has finished. The strange thing about this is that when i tap my power button, the closing jingle happens and then it shuts down. Normally when the screen is working tapping the power button won't to anything unless I hold it down, then it will inproperly shut down. So far this the only way I am able to get my screen to work, after shutting down i simply restart and most times the screen then works the second time around. Any help would be great, thanks

One other small problem, my battery icon wont show up on my task bar, I have insured that the ALWAYS SHOW thing is ticked, and it wont turn on unless plugged into power and once plugged in, is constantly charging but never does increase its battery power.

A:Screen blank on startup

I have a very similar problem and am still trying to find out why it happens,but some info is avalable on this site http://www.ezinearticles.com/?What-To-Do-When-Windows-Wont-Boot&id=16309 and also this one http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6031733.html# write back if you have any success...

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Hi guys,

I'm having a problem with my old computer...

Whenever it starts up, it'll go through the boot process... memory check, cd drive check etc etc... but when it usually loads windows it just goes blank. Its a black screen but its definitely not the monitor as i have tested it with others... could it be my video card?

It could be windows too I guess, but i reinstalled it about a week before it stuffed up and it worked perfect... I am running windows xp and its a really old amd computer but has run without any problems for ages.

Thanks for any replies.



A:Screen goes blank after startup

Try Safe mode (repeatively press F8 function key on Windows Startup)
Then go to Device Manager (Start-->Run-->devmgmt.msc)
Click the + sign on your Display Adaptor to expand it
Then right click on your actual Display device, and uninstall it

Go back to Normal mode (ie Restart)
Go on the web, and download the most up to date driver for your Display card (from your manufactures support page)

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Hey BleepingComputer community,
I am having trouble with my Gateway GT5685E desktop that i upgraded to Windows 8 from Vista HP. After a few months of installing it, it suddenly crashed. It starts up, but there's a blank screen, no POST, no cursor, nothing. At first, I thought it was the mobo graphics, but after I bought a new NVidia GT610, it still hasn't worked. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @2.4 GHz. Can it be something else, like the PSU, the hard drive, memory, or even the motherboard? Please I need replies ASAP because I use this computer everyday.

A:Blank Screen on startup

Hi terrytek,
Did you get this resolved?
I understand from your post that you've been using Windows 8 for several months without any issues but recently it will not power up or perform a POST.  Is this correct?
I am going to assume you are fairly competent with installing hardware since you've stated you purchased a new graphics card and it hasn't changed anything.
Basic questions I'm sure you've already checked but humour me:
Do you see any power lights on the front of the case?
Do you see any lights on motherboard to indicate it has power?
I have seen issues like this before on older ASUS boards. What I've done in the past is remove the CMOS battery for a little while.
To do this, ensure the computer is unplugged for the mains, remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard and leave the battery out for 15 seconds. Put the battery back in and power on the computer. 
Does anything happen?
Thank you.

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Hello All,

As the title says I start up my computer and get blank screen. I have tested with 2 monitors so thats not the problem. I have changed the ram so that appears not to be the problem either. I have made a vid:


and heres a pic of my motherboard:


Any suggestions would be welcome.
The computer was shipped from poland to Ireland, something must have gone wrong on the way.

A:Blank screen on startup

that green cable with 4 connections is for a different sort of motherboard.
when you start this there is no beep from the speaker - see if you can reconnect this and then tell us how many beeps you get when you turn it on, One beep is good - many beeps is not good but should give a clue as to what is missing.

Is the voltage setting correct?
I noted from the video that the power light and the HDD lights looked as if they were already on before you started the system - is this so?

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Bit of a problem here. I just got a new Firewire PCI card and attempted to install it. I got it in alright and closed up the case. When I tried to turn on the computer, it would do the memory check, show the bit at the bottom that allowed me to go into the BIOS etc. but before I get the "Starting Windows XP" screen, everything freezes and the screen goes blank. I've already tried taking out the card, but that didn't help. Every time I restart the computer it does the same thing.

A:Blank Screen After Startup

Go back in and be certain the ram is in right and all pci cards are reseated...then reseat all plugs on drives etc...I would bet you bumped something when you installed the card.

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A couple of days now, whenever windows 7 is started up it gets past the CD Checking cursor blinking screen and then goes blank for a few seconds before showing back when the desktop is showing. For some reason, it no longer shows the logo or the "Windows is starting up" blue screen. It skips those screens and stays blank for the remainder of when they should appear and comes back on at the desktop.

A:Win 7 - Screen goes blank after startup

I would suggest using System Restore to reset your system to a point in time before this issue started happening.

But, I would wonder if it's necessary since the Desktop is coming up normally.

If this is a precursor to the KSOD (Black Screen of Death), I'd suggest backing up your stuff and setting new System Restore points "just in case".

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I have a HP Stream I bought on a back-to-school sale this year. This morning when I opened it and turned it on, all I got was a blank screen. Sometimes the screen shows the curser by itself and sometimes the cursor with a blue circle but most of the time, nothing at all. I have tried turning it off and restarting it several times. I have tried closing it and opening it. I have tried turning it off, closing it, opening it and turning it on. The same results every time, a blank screen sometimes with cursor and blue circle. I have tried advice on this forum to do the following:Boot the computer normally and log-in. At the black screen, hold down the ctrl and alt keys and press delete. Select Task Manager. There are several other steps, but the CTRL+ALT + DEL does nothing. All I get is a blank screen, so there is no way I can select task manager or anything else.   I am not sure if it is a WIN 8 32 bit or 65 bit or 8.1 but I have listed the model # if that helps. 

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A:Blank Screen on Startup

Hi @jdsullivan411?,Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. Thank you for posting. I have read your post, and I understand that you got a blank screen when you started the stream book. I wanted help. What is the product number? BCM943142 HM did not locate the product. Please try a hard reset as explained on the link below:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 8) Let me know if it worked. To say thank you, click on the "thumb up". Accept the post as solution, if your problem solved, so other people have the same issue can see it. Good luck,

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Hi All, Hope you all are well and doing best in your job. However, I am bit scared as my laptop has some issue and my work is pending because of this. Here is the detail description of the problem. When I start my PC, it starts the screen light. Just in next moment, a bright white color flash goes through for a fraction of a second and then screen remain blank. I have tried hard reset, BIOS update as suggested in following link.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03518165 However, when I connect it to another monitor, it starts good. I can access my PC from another monitor. but not from  its own screen. I tried to find the drivers and softwares but i did not work. I would really appreciate if you help me in resolving this issue.

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this morning when i woke up i started my laptop got a message saying to log on use ctrl-alt-del did not no why it showed that to me so i restarted the laptop to see if it would go into safemode would not go into safemode so i restarted the laptop again and now i get a black screen will not load windows or go into safemode can someone give me some idea's please ?forgot to mention the lights are all lit up green on the laptop but nothing but a black screen

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I have reinstalled my OS about 3 times. However, 'time after the installation' I still have problem where my computer boots up and I have a dark screen. I normally have to reboot it about 1 to 4 times.

When I go inside my machine I wear antistatic wrist band. The disk I used to install the OS is not damaged. The hard drives both OS and aux/misc. use are in working order. Cables are all connected. Heck screws aren't touching the board from the last time I had to take out the mother board.

Any suggestions?

Also I in some instances would get a freeze then blank (black) screen while performing normal activities on my computer.

I don't know what is going on?

A:Keep Getting Blank Screen @ Startup.

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I know this problem have been brought up a bazillion times. Before I posted here, I've tried possible solutions that were around in this forum and on the net. But maybe it's because I'm doing it wrong (my first computer ever), the problem still persists. I'm posting this from my school computer, btw.

I bought a Toshiba netbook NB205 about three months ago. It was working perfectly fine until two days ago. When I turn on my computer, it goes all the way to the windows xp startup screen...and then blank. Nothing. I've waited for a while since I thought it was just taking long to load. But after 30min, I gave up and manually shut it off.

I pressed the power button again and the screen goes to the whole "windows did not shut down properly" part. I've tried everyithing there but the problem is still there. I've tried pressing F8 and the possible solutions there, Fn+F5, removing the battery/unplugging the AC cord and pressing the power button for 60 seconds, etc. but nothing worked.

The only thing I didn't try was the using an external monitor one since I do not have a cord for it nor do I have any external monitor.

I'm just wondering if there is any other way to fix this than the ones mentioned earlier. Or do I have to bring it to a technician? And are there any ways to prevent this from happening again?


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