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Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

Q: Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

We have a Windows 7 computer, fairly new Acer Inspire laptop. Recently, when it had turned itself off for power reasons, when we entered the login it first said 'not found' and then dropped to a screen that looks like the login background but without the login box. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work, you have to force hard boot. On rebooting, it recognizes that startup failed and offers an attempt to repair. I ran this about 40 times, I think it's clear that isn't fixing it. It boots to that plain screen, so it starts windows, but then just sits there.

I'm told the Windows 7 disk has a more detailed startup repair option that might allow us to solve this without losing a lot of critical data on the hard drive. However we cannot find the dang thing, we had a whole stack of info/disks/etc. I thought was in the box it came in, but when we got it down from the closet, box was empty, and we can't find any trace of any of the original materials. I don't know what to do. Is there some way just to get that repair-startup utility without having to purchase a whole new windows 7 disk? We are afraid to send it for warranty repair to Acer because the default 'repair' appears to be reverting back to default settings which would wipe out all our data.

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,
PJ

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Preferred Solution: Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

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A: Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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Did a search but nothing came up.

I just installed a new 1TB WD Black Caviar and successfully loaded the OS. I was enjoying Prototype and all for a while. Then I decided I needed to get adaware and after installation induced a restart my machine wouldn't boot up on my TV. So I hooked up an old CRT monitor I had with a DVI adapter and what came up was a blank screen with just a cursor.

please help...

(thanks for any comments in advance)

A:win7 pro boots to blank screen with cursor. Please.. he

Nevermind Guys!. hehe... I unpluged the TV and used just the monitor and for some reason it booted up fine. If there is a way to delete this thread that'd be nice...

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hi all need some help please booted up pc yesterday and was found with a screen saying startup repair that runs for about 30 mins and then it will say startup could not detect a problem press finish to restart so i do and get the same thing over again, when i try to go to safe mode i get the same screen ??? i cant even do a restore , anyone got a clue whatto do please ??? running win7 and cant get pasted the startup repair screen

thanks

tryed the win7 disk to repair i get to the system recovery options it scans for a bit then i get operating system win 7 the partition size and location (c) local disk i then clink on win7 and press next then i get a pop up saying this version of system recovery options is not compatible with this version of windows you are trying to repair ???

can see all files and folders on hdd when asked to add drives

A:screen saying startup repair every time it boots

if you upgraded to sp1 after making the recovery disk you will need to slipstream sp1 into the win 7 disk with vlite

Download - vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

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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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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:






Quote:
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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Hey there! First time using forums as usually I never get to this point ^^

We have a computer in our office that has literally just bricked its self after yesterday. After a couple of start-ups the computer does go in as normal, although 90% of the time on startup it will load Windows then get to this Blue Screen and just die.

This is not an informative blue screen (BSOD) but literally just a blank blue screen, its similar to the blank black screen people are having.

If the computer goes to sleep, then it will simply just not wake up from this state.

I have tried booting safe mode and rolling back windows update to no avail, the drive is also visible in bios so there is no disk corruption etc.

I also tried an SFC scan to check if it was core files, and it wasn't.

Anything to try or any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers!

An under pressure IT technician

A:Blank blue screen after startup before login.

Did you run scans in safemode to see if it was virus/malware related? It sounds like it might be that, considering there isnt any core file corruption. Did you try a chkdsk to see if there were any problems with the drive itself? If not I would run both in that order.

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Hello everyone.

I've spent my entire Sunday scouring the net to find a solution to what happened on my laptop this morning. I opened it up, Windows resumed. I had 3 programs running from the night before (AIM, Skype, and Firefox) all of which started performing slowly and freezing. Eventually I got the BSOD and the computer restarted. I chose to Start Windows Normally and it took me into what appeared to be the Windows 7 login screen. The only thing missing was the actual login prompt. No amount of rebooting, going into Safe Mode, turning the laptop off for a while and trying again later or anything will let me access my desktop and start menu.

Here is a photo of exactly what I see on my screen. I get stopped here every time no matter what I try.

I had been letting it sit at the blank login screen behind me for a while as I searched for solutions on my PC when I turned around and noticed something called Startup Repair had begun looking for problems. I thought this was a great thing and might repair whatever was wrong. But it's going on 9 PM now and it is still "Attempting repairs. Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete." It's been over a few hours now. I'm willing to be patient and let it do what it needs to do but I'm worried maybe the Startup Repair program is actually just timed out now or something and not doing anything.

I'm not terribly concerned about losing data, although it is a bit of an inconvenience. But of course like the p... Read more

A:No login prompt when Win7 boots

Just had a very similar problem follow instructions given
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ogin-page.html

If negative follow these instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Please help! I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 that just shut down & now will not boot Windows 7. Just goes to black screen w/blinking cursor then goes to 'startup repair' (which I'm postiive this is a virus of somekind) & will not allow me to do anything. Just repeats itself. I downloaded Win7 repair to a CD-R, chgd BIOS settings to CD/DVD to boot first, saved changes, and will NOT pull/boot up from disc. I've tried 2diff repair discs, both do not work. 'F8' does not do anything for me, not able to get to 'safe mode'. Computer is only 2yrs old.

A:Win7 nor Win7 repair disc will not boot, keep getting 'startup repair'

I believe you misunderstood what Advanced Boot Options is since it is not part of the BIOS. See if you can get to the screen shown in that tutorial.

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windows update was canceled (purposely by teen) and now computer starts in repair mode.  We selected repair and message says could not be repaired and shuts down.  In recovery tools - tried to load to last known working version and no restore point is available.  Disks did not come with this computer (Dell Inspiron 1545).  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair

You could try going into safe mode, hit F8 during boot up.  Not real sure but I would then go to windows update, it may see the bad load.  It is worth a try!
 
Phil

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I've been having the same problem as big0 
 Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair
And in your post try a windows repair from windows disk i go to part b  step 6b but  System Recovery Options does not find Windows 7 operating system What do i do now 
 
Moderator Edit: Split from another topic to prevent confusion
Roger

A:Windows 7 update was canceled boots to repair screen can't repair Too

Hi, Is this the same computer as here?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524720/startup-repair-loop/
 
Thank You
Roger

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Hey, I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 over Windows XP Pro SP2 x32. When I boot with the Windows 7 CD, it says "Windows is loading files" then it stops and goes to a blank windows 7 desktop background with a large cursor. Completely skips the steps that ask for timezone etc, and has no function ability. Any ideas?

A:Win7 Boots to blank Desktop Wallpaper

are you sure your pc is x64 capable?

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Hello,

recently I have bought new laptop Asus X52JC with i3 CPU , 3GB RAM, GeForce 310m etc. I installed Win7 Home Premium 32bits.
After a week computer began to hang up at windows 7 startup: "Please wait... message", no windows logo, full hdd activity and it stays here forever. I tried to launch windows repair, safe mode it just hangs with full hdd activity.
Only one thing worked: startup repair. It repairs computer about 2 hours and then it boots normaly. If i shut it down or restart, it works also. But next day, story begins all over again....
So, I reformated hard drive, reinstaled windows, all newest drivers from asus website and office with skype. Everything worked fine until the next day Problem is identical. The only one thing that is working for me now is startup repair. It repairs computer and works for one day

A:Boots to startup repair only

I downloaded Seagate tools for Windows and DOS. Both tests says:
Short DST - FAIL
Long DST - FAIL
Long Generic - FAIL

I guess my hardrive is bad...

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I have a Lenovo 0578CTO running Windows 7.

My computer will only boot into the Startup Repair and then it says it could not detect a problem.

I view the diagnostic and repair details and there are no error codes, but the "Root cause found:" is "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"

I can go into advanced options for system recovery and support.

I tried a System Restore, but received the error 0x80071a91.

Any suggestions??

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Hello all,

I have Windows 7 installed on my Acer desktop computer. Over the last few days, the computer has been quite laggy. It would freeze, forcing me to restart it. Startup repair used to work. It would give me the option of "restoring system settings" to a time when things were working correctly (or something like that). After that, the computer would seem fine but this would last only briefly. Freezing would inevitably happen again and so I kept repeating the aforementioned process.

Now, whenever I try restarting it, I get the usual windows error recovery message as follows:

”Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally.”

Followed by these two options:

“Launch Startup Repair (recommended)”

“Start Windows Normally”

If I click the repair option, I get a black screen or the following BSOD:

"*** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B, 0x50434146, 0xFFD01200, 0x00000000)"

If I choose to start normally, it loops back to the original windows error recovery message or I get a black screen again.

Now the key thing is I'm really not at all that technologically literate so in my quest to search for solutions to this problem online, I have constantly found myself scratching my head in confusion. I... Read more

A:Startup Repair Not Working; Results in BSOD or Black Screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by technosos


"*** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B, 0x50434146, 0xFFD01200, 0x00000000)"


STOP: 0x000000A5 means ACPI_BIOS_ERROR. So, the BSOD is caused for the BIOS.
1st Arg: 0x0001000B : The length of the ACPI table is not consistent with the table revision.
2nd Arg (0x50434146) indicates to the ACPI table signature.
3rd Arg (0xFFD01200) is a A pointer to the ACPI table.
I have a few questions for you.
Have you done anything to the BIOS lately?
How old the computer is?If it is within warranty, ask for a warranty replacement.

Is the motherboard has dual BIOS?If there is Dual BIOS facility in the motherboard, apply the other BIOS.

If it is out of warranty, and no dual BIOS, you have two more options left, as far as I can say.
Reset the BIOS to optimized defaults. 3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow
Search in Acer. If there is any update to the BIOS, apply it.
Let us know the situation up to this.

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Hey,

Since yesterday I've been trying to get my pc (running Vista Home Premium x32) up and running again, after the 2nd bsod this week. After the first bsod my pc booted like nothing has happened, but now, whatever I try, it only boots into startup repair.

That wouldn't be a problem, but every time it "looks for problems" only to return that "Vista cannot solve these problems - click 'Ok' to shut down bla bla". I've been googling and found that the problem is more common, but nowhere have I found a good detailed solution. Many hints were given though, that it would be best to use a Vista recovery disc.

However, my DVD drive has never worked properly; even when it sees and detects the drive in the BIOS and Boot menu, and even when it's the only thing selected to boot from, it will still only boot to startup repair.

So I spent the rest of today making a bootable usb key. I followed instructions meticulously (I got a Vista Repair .ISO) and now my pc detects the key, and I can select to boot from it, and the first few steps go as they should (Select USB to boot in BIOS etc), as soon as I select that I want to load the Vista repair utilities, it continues to load as it's done all day and go straight to startup repair.

In other words, my pc will only go for startup repair, which does nothing good, regardless of what I do. It won't boot in safe mode, it won't boot from the Vista boot CD I made, it won't boot from my USB key, no matter what way I set my BIOS.... Read more

A:Vista only boots to startup repair

"I don't want to reinstall Vista and lose all my files"

That's why you should always have backups on a different drive, then re-installing Windows would always be an option without losing anything.

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Hello,

Windows will only boot into startup repair no matter what. The issue is startup repair was unable to fix the problem. Here is the log:

Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200782
Problem Signature 05: SystemDisk
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Thanks!

A:Windows only boots into startup repair

Please try here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

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Hello all,
I am looking for some advice on how to fix my computer please.
These are my specs:
Dell XPS 420 about three years old.
Windows Vista 32 bit running SP2 with OEM disc without SP 1 or 2
Raid mirror configuration
Shut down normally about three days ago, today went to start it up and it went immediately to Startup Repair which was unsuccessful.
I cannot boot into safe mode (no restore points found- I know they are there because I check them regularly)
I cannot boot from the OEM disc
Debugging mode does not work
Last known configuration does not work
I did boot into the diagnostics screen (F2 or F12, I can't remember) and it did a diagnostic on the hardware so I think my hard drives and memory are ok.
I tried startup repair again and it just now gives up after about 20 seconds and says it can't repair my computer.
When I try to 'start windows normally', it starts, the Dell logo comes up, the white bar loads, then the Intel Array info comes up, then the screen with the little green thingie runs back and forth then it goes to a really quick blue screen that says my computer is being shut down to protect it. It goes by so quick I can't read all of it but there is no information there that tells me anything about what is wrong.
I tried Startup repair one last time and when it said it couldn't repair my computer there were error details at the bottom of the screen:
Problem event name: Startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Autofailover
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6000.16... Read more

A:Windows Vista boots into startup repair and can't fix it

Looks like a BSOD (blue Screen) Please follow instructions and we will see if we can help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Title says it all. Tried everything in CMD on Recovery disc but it still does not work.
Im trying to fix the laptop for over a month now. I need it working as soon as possibile!

A:Windows boots into Startup Repair which cannot fix the problem

You might need to do a complete reinstallation.Do you have backups of everything you need on the system?

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Today, I decided to download SP1, since there was this application that required it. Anyways, it got downloaded without any problems, but while it was installing, it got stuck for over half an hour, but then completed the installation, which made me restart my PC.

However, after that, It booted into startup repair, telling me that Windows won't start and it couldn't fix any problems, which made me do a system recovery and boot up my PC, I also tried installing SP1 again, but had the same exact problem.

Here are the required data and If you need any more information, feel free to ask

I also didn't get any error codes.

A:PC boots up to startup repair after installing Windows 7 SP1

Hmm - not a common occurrence!
let's do a few basic checks before attempting another SP1 install

First - did you attempt the install from Windows Update, or from the standalone installer?


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Hi,

So, I have a computer that I have to give to someone. The problem is, that every time I boot the computer up, it shows "Starting Windows" for just 1 second and immediately boots into Startup Repair. Startup Repair then fails to fix the error, but from the info I got, it seems that the registry is corrupted.
The things I have done:

1. Copy new files from the DVD to the config folder - Nothing changed.
2. Check the HDD for problems. Seagate SeaTools - Passed the long and the short test.
3. Check the RAM - Memtest86+ v5.01 - no errors.
4. How I got the error: First, I tried to install SP1, but it rolled back. Second, then I installed the drivers for the computer and restarted every single time it asked. Tried SP1 again, but this time I got this issue.

System specs for that computer are after slashes (for every part).
Sorry for any grammar mistakes.
P.S. Can't access the CMD from anything (From Startup Repair, from DVD).

A:Computer immediately boots into Startup Repair

Hi Haexagon,
As the comp hasn't got SP1 on it, and your passing it on.
Why not clean install, dont forget to change Bios order to DVD as first boot option.

Roy

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Hello all i have a problem with my laptop running windows 7. When i turn on my laptop it says "windows is loading files" then it briefly shows as if windows is starting up, then a window sayin startup repair comes up that reads "startup repair is checking your system for problems" and then it says "startup cannot repair this computer automatically" i Don't get a start bar or anything i can't even see the desktop i have tried to start it up many times and i always get the same screens i will appreciate any help you guys may provide

A:Computer boots to startup repair and no farther

Hello.

In order to know which route we should take to properly diagnose your issue please answer the following questions.

How long has this issue been occurring?

To your knowledge, have you been infected with malware recently?

Have you made any recent hardware or software changes to the machine?

What is the last thing you did before the issue began?

~Blade

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Well last week Tuesday my power supply blew on my work PC when I turned it on.  New power supply finally came in yesterday.  I was out but our office tech installed the new Power supply and booted the PC - said it booted OK, however no mouse (I had un-plugged the logitech wireless USB mouse receiver to use with another computer), no biggee.
 
There may have been Windows updates before on left on the 4th - I don't recall
 
Turned on the PC this morning and plugged in the USB Mouse receiver and BSOD.
 
Restarted the PC and Startup Repair option came up - ran the Startup Repair and as usual (my experience), it was unsuccessful in detecting any problems.
 
Tried another boot, same issue - BSOD - System "Stopped to prevent Damage ..."
 
Re-booted and did F8 to try Last Known Good - no luck.
 
Tried System recovery with Windows Install disk, no restore point found :-(
 
At this point I've tried every Non-Destructive recovery option that is available with no success.  Looking at the log files, there are no *.log files in the \Windows directory showing today's date - only .log files are from yesterday.
 
setupact.log shows activity from an IE10 patch update.
 
error.log only shows one line from yesterday 2015-09-15 "NT Service build 1100 starting"
 
 
Any ideas how I can get this system to ignore the "Bad Driver" and boot?
 
Way too many licensed programs on this PC to consider a clean install of Windows ...
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A:Win7 Pro64 - BSOD followed by Startup Repair - Can't repair

I would love to post some of the suggested diagnostic files that you indicate in your BSOD posting guidelines, but unless I can do them from the command line, I'm SOL as I can't get beyond the Startup Repair console - No Safe mode etc.
 
Rob

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Hello,

My Windows 7 now refuses to boot properly and now only boots into startup repair. This started happening after I shrunk and moved the /dev/sda2 partition (on my computer, the C:\ drive), so I could install Ubuntu. I did notice that Windows failed to boot but I was stupid and didn't fix as soon as I realized. I installed Ubuntu (and with it, Grub) and now Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything and then displays some HP software that gives me a few options (none of which has helped). It may be important to note that I have the option to go to the command prompt.

I have tried all the fixes I have found on the internet (such as the various bootrec.exe commands) to no avail and am becoming desperate! Please help!

Thanks, RibShark.

A:Windows 7 boots into Startup Repair after moving partition.

Quote:
Windows just boots into Startup Repair which just says it can't do anything


Silly question, but did you have the Windows OS Install Disc in the CD/DVD drive, when you were attempting to run the Startup Repair?

If not, please do that, ensure that your Boot Order is set to read discs (look in the BIOS) and try booting from the Windows disc again.

Also refer to Repairing the Master Boot Record via command prompt here.

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When computer boots up, it automatically goes to the Startup Repair tool, which searches for a problem but then concludes that it "cannot be automatically repaired".

I've tried booting in Safe Mode, same problem. I've also attempted to recover the "Last Known Good Configuration" but that hasn't given me any success either.

After the Startup repair tool fails to repair the problem I can view the details of the problem--it provides me with the following list.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have attempted the following tasks (which didn't solve the problem):

1.System Restore - Result: Cannot find a previous restore point

2.Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - Result: No problems found,
system reboots, and automatically goes to "Startup Repair" - Gives
the same dialog of problem details listed above.

3.Command Prompt - Result: tried bootrec /fixboot & bootrec
/fixmbr, but after restart it automatically goes to "Startup
Repair" - Gives the same dialog of problem details listed above.

4.Chkdsk - Result: No bad files or errors found. After reboot ... Read more

A:Please Help - Vista boots directly to Startup Repair Tool

It sounds like you have about exausted your options. If you have an actual Vista install disk, you could try:

Repair Install For Vista

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Hello,

First of all, thanks anyone for your help. I've come here twice over the last few years and gotten awesome help both times.

My parents laptop is having a problem I can not fix.

It's running Vista, I'm not sure which version.

Unfortunately my parents arent very computer savvy, so weren't helpful as to what caused the issue.

When I turn on the laptop it boots straight in "Startup Repair" window, "Startup repair is checking your system from problems" . This is the only window. The rest of the screen is blue. No task bar or start button or anything. After it runs, a new window pops up "Microsoft windows" which says "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Ms create solutions" Two options "send info or dont." Under the see problem details drop down it gives:

"problem event name: startup repair V2"
"auto fallover" and mentions "corrupt file" twice.

I click "dont send info" and it goes back to the startup repair. When i click the finish button, the computer turns off.

When I restart/reboot:

If I press F10, I get to "PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility" in which I ran "Hard disk self test" under the Diagnostics tab. It said everything on the hard disk was fine.

If I press F8 I get to "Advanced Boot Options"

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A:Laptop w Vista only boots into "Startup Repair" infinitely

Ok I got to a login window and picked user "owner" and entered the password.

It took my to the "System Recovery Options" window. I tried to restore it to a previous point, but "no restore points have been created..."

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So lately my computer's firewall has decided to not work so I searched around and eventually concluded on doing a upgrade reinstall.
As I didn't want to lose any of my files, drivers or programs.
All seemed like it went well until the computer rebooted for the last time before it reaches the
" Setting up for first use " dialog
Though before this was able to happen the computer went into a reboot loop with bsod 0x0000001E

After a large amount of reluctant clicking
The computer NOW only boots to the System Recovery Options window and the ONLY option is Startup Repair ; There is NO command prompt no diagnostics, nothing,
Just Startup Repair, in which start up repair is unable to do anything and continues to loop itself with a Don't send dialog

I have tried inserting the installation disk and accessing the Repair Computer but it presents an incompatibility error.

I have no F8 menu at all, (no safe mode, which I can't access anyway because the computer can't set up for first use).

Need any Assistance, all is welcome, thanks.

A:System immediately boots to Startup Repair - No access to F8

Please fill in your System Specs in bottom left corner of your post.

Running any OS without having your files backed up is careless. Running a Repair Install or Reinstall without backing up your files is reckless.

You can try to rescue your files now using step 9 in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
however I doubt there is anything to repair since the reinstall aparently failed.

So I would skip to running Factory Recovery or getting the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail) which will yield a perfect install if you stick with the methods and tools given.

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When computer boots up, it automatically goes to the Startup Repair tool, which searches for a problem but then concludes that it "cannot be automatically repaired".

I've tried booting in Safe Mode, same problem. I've also attempted to recover the "Last Known Good Configuration" but that hasn't given me any success either.

After the Startup repair tool fails to repair the problem I can view the details of the problem--it provides me with the following list.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 917518
Problem Signature 05: BadPatch
Problem Signature 06: BadPatch
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I have attempted the following tasks (which didn't solve the problem):

1.System Restore - Result: Cannot find a previous restore point

2.Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - Result: No problems found,
system reboots, and automatically goes to "Startup Repair" - Gives
the same dialog of problem details listed above.

3.Command Prompt - Result: tried bootrec /fixboot & bootrec
/fixmbr, but after restart it automatically goes to "Startup
Repair" - Gives the same dialog of problem details listed above.

4.Chkdsk - Result: No bad files or er... Read more

A:Please Help -- Vista boots directly to Startup Repair Tool ...

I had the same problem with my Acer Aspire 6920G laptop. I finally used a Apricorn Live Wire and connected the hard drive directly to my desk top. I was able to see some files but none of the Picture files I had downloaded to the computer. I made an image of the drive using the supplied EZ Gig II software that came with the Apricorn hardware. I will return the computer to where it was purchased and hang on to the image in hopes that the future may advance something that will allow me to recover the data. I know that this doesn't help much......I posted a note like yours I think on Sunday but have not received any replies.

Tim

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acer aspire, win7 home premium x64. it froze while using VLC (i had not downloaded or installed anything new), shut down, flashed a BSOD kernel error, then started an infinite startup repair loop. i have tried advanced boot options; all of them just begin running startup repair (which runs for hours and then hangs before it completes) except for debugging mode, which boots up just fine.

running a chkdsk now from the debug mode. previously i had put my HDD into an external so that i could run it through another comp and figure out if it was a hardware failure. the drive showed no filing system, so i ran recuva and backed up all the data. ran chkdsk /f and it repaired a couple bad sectors. then the drive opened normally, no errors. ran chkdsk R/ to be sure, but it hung on stage 4 for 8 hrs so i ended the process.

after replacing the hdd into the aspire and figuring out that i can boot into debugging mode, i'm re-running the chkdsk. it seems to have frozen again. is this an indication that the HDD is failing? should i just replace it and re-install win7?

A:startup repair loop - only boots into debugging mode

Hello hyukj,

You might see if this may be able to help with the startup repair loop.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I apologize, I'm relatively new at support forums but I am concerned on the status of my Laptop.

Anyways, here's the deal. Last night I put my computer into hibernate (which I do every night, so this is a brand new occurrence) and this morning I turned it on, according to the start up screen, Windows failed to shut down properly and it asked me if I wanted to continue start up normally. I accepted. Then, it started up in System Repair mode (which was visually, safe mode) and apparently, fixed something. Everything runs fine afterwards but it's irritating me that something might be wrong with my Computer.

I checked my Hard drive manager, it said everything was "Healthy", I did a "SFC/Scannow" and that repaired some things, but not everything (according the CBS.log). I did a virus scan and then restarted (I can restart without an issue), but after that I tired to hibernate and the same issue persisted.

So it's related to Hibernating only.

I went to my Event Viewer to see if it would shed any light and in the critical section, these came up. http://i47.tinypic.com/4v1gd3.png They're at the same times this happened so could it be a power issue?

I have a warranty so I can get anything repaired but I personally don't want to wait if I can just fix the issue myself, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

A:System fails to shut down after Hibernate and boots w/Startup Repair

Sorry for the bump, but I'm really urgent on this. I hate having to shut down every time I stop using my computer.

Another tid-bit, this also happens when I go into sleep mode. Do you think System Restore would fix this? If I restored back in time, would any viruses I had previously be restored as well?

Thanks again and I apologize.

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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A:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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Hello I hope someone can help me out with my problem.

About the problem.
Yesterday I did a shutdown from the start menu and turned off my monitors, however the computer did not shutdown and was still on after 10 minutes so I just turned it off with the power button.
Today I started my computer it boots I get the usual loading bar and then a black screen and not my welcome screen.

So I have tried the following to fix it:
I tried booting with last known configurations, and got the same problem.
I tried booting in safe mode, it loads for about 5 minutes and then just stops loading.
I tested the memory with a memory test from Acer, no problems found.
I tried booting with a lower resolution, get the same problem.
Just to see if its not a hardware problem, I have booted a linux live cd and that worked.
I have an acer recovery menu but it wont let me recover to a previous point.
And I don't have a vista CD or recovery disk.
I think it was updating when I shut it down..

So i hope anyone has a solution for my problem, if you need more information please ask and I'll answer.

Many thanks for reading and maby even replying to my problem.

Greets,

NiJor


EDIT:
Somehow after waiting an hour doing nothing then rebooting into safemode worked!
There i could do a system restore and problem is solved!

A:Vista boots to black screen instead of login screen

See if there is information on that PC on making recovery disks. I just used 2 dual layer DVD's to make recovery disks for a Compaq laptop.

Also, next time your machine boots to a completely black screen....let it stay there while it re-configures it's self. Don't be so impatient

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Whenever I try to boot my PC, it loads to a blank screen with only the mouse pointer visible. I tried to right click and pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL but nothing happens. I tried booting up up Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration as well, but still get the blank screen.

When I load Safe Mode, the words "Safe Mode" still appear on the screen corners. The top of the screen says "Microsoft ® Windows XP ® (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435:Service Pack 3)"

I have an HP system, which did not come with a Windows XP CD for me to try to boot the system. I can press F10 to get into HP System Recovery, but am not even sure if that will solve the problem.

I wasn't doing anything odd the last time I used the PC, so I'm not sure what could have happened. I have a lot of files on my hard-drives that I need access to as soon as possible and don't want to lose anything.

Can someone please help?

A:PC Boots up to blank screen

Hi,
Try to remove all external hardware devices except keyboard and mouse then restart the computer and check the status.
Please check if recovery console installed in the computer, So that you can try to fix the problem from there.

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Having some problems with my dads desktop, shut it down earlier and now its booting up and asks for the start windows normally prompt, starts up then comes to a blank screen that only shows the mouse. Before it would just take a long time to boot but it would, Its a old sony vaio desktop. Thanks for the help~Baird

A:Boots to a blank screen

Try booting in Safe Mode, VGA mode ect... That's as much as I can help and I don't think it's the best diagnostic, but.. Besides, if it works, it should only be temporary...

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hi there this has been happening all week so here go's,soon as i power up the notebook it boots up for 15-20 seconds then the screen goes blank however if i unplug the power cord the screen comes on but soon as i plug the cord back in it still goes blank screen again but if i force a shutdown then everything works again but this happens everytime i unplug the ac adapter to go out with it and the ac adapter is working fine so i think its a internal problem in the notebook,the notebook is still under warranty, any help on this would mean alot thanks 

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On a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, after choosing a user account and providing the password, it boots to a completely blank screen except for the mouse, which can be moved around normally.

Same problem with other user accounts. Same problem booting to Safe Mode.

When I press Alt+Ctrl+Del to try to get into Task Manager, nothing happens.

The screen looks normal when booting up; I see Windows starting, and see the normal screen for choosing a user account. It isn't until after choosing the user account that it goes blank.

This laptop was working normally until this morning.

What can I do to troubleshoot this?

A:Boots to blank screen

Update: I tried System Restore and still have the same problem. I tried System Restore twice -- once with the last restore point from when it was working normally, and again with the oldest restore point in the list, which was from about a week and a half ago. Same result in both cases; looks normal until after logging in, and then the screen is blank.

I thought I'd try a repair install but apparently I can't do that because it can only be done from within Windows, and I can't get there.

My wife has files stored in My Documents etc. If I run a clean install of Windows over the old broken Windows, will she lose those files, or lose access to them?

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Running 32 bit RC1 on a dual core 4GB box with 250+ GB HD.

Ran a CHKDSK /r because of error messages in Win 7 System log. Windows was operating OK at that point.

Now boots to blank screen with cursor which will move around using the mouse. Indicates some part of windows is loading.

Tried repair function from RC install disk. All results normal with last message indicating windows booted successfully.

See boot screens up until selection of OS. The only OS loaded is Win 7.

Third party utilities allow me to see files on drive.

Cannot get to safe mode.

Short of reloading Win 7 what suggestions would you have?

Thanks.
 

A:Win 7 boots to blank screen

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Hi, I'm having a problem booting into Windows. Whenever I boot regularly the Windows logo screen will show, it'll look normal, then the screen will go black. No sound is played. My monitor on light stays constant. (It doesn't flash like there is no signal.) I've left it in this stage for hours, and there is no change.

If I try to boot into safe mode I'll see a list of system files then it'll hang at gagp30kx.sys. Once again I've left it in this stage for hours and no change.

I've tried to fix this myself. So far I've reinstalled Windows and reformatted then reinstalled. In both cases windows will boot and work normally for roughly eight boots. Then it'll return to the same problem. I've suspected this to be a software problem so I did the reformat and reinstall step three more times. The first time it stopped working after I installed Steam. The second and third time I installed steam successfully and it booted seven and nine times before the problem started. I did not install any new software before the problem started.

I haven't gotten any new hardware for years.

My Computer Specs:
A8V-E SE Motherboard
Athlon64 3700+ Processor
2GB Ram
250GB SATA2 Hard Drive
9800 GT Graphics Card

I also dual boot the computer with Xubuntu. If at all possible I'd like as much help as possible to go through the Terminal.

Thanks in advance.

A:XP Boots to a Blank Screen

What about video card updates or other windows updates for your machine?

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Ok... Straight to the point heres the problem. My windows xp pro machine was running fine... I started getting this message saying i should run check disk, because there was a problem with "common file". even though everything worked fine. So I ran the disk checking tool from C drive properties menu. It said i would have to restart to do the check so i did.. it went through the check without a hitch and did fix some problems, but its verified that all was no fixed. So windows keeps booting and comes up to the normal login screen, (i use the boring plain one, not the fancing logon screen)... windows says its starting up and starting loading, but then the screen stays the background color and nothing happens. the hard drive activity light does its thing for a few mintutes, then stops... if i press Ctrl-Alt-Del the light blinks a bit but nothing happens. The machine will not boot in any safe mode or Last Known Good Config. I am very pissed about this... I just got this laptop, and go it running the way i liked it and the stupid thing acts up... typical. If anyone has any ideas, please help. I dont have my xp pro disc handy but can get it if i have to. hopefully there is a disc free solution. Thanks in Advance!
 

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Hi
I'm getting a blank screen when my computer boots up. Not even a Bios screen or anything. But, Win 7 seems to boot up fine in the background. I can hear the welcome chime in the background after a little bit.
I was in the process of putting in a new SSD when this happened. Tried to unplug it and restart, but same problem. Now I have everything else unplugged but the graphics card, and the old hdds. Still nothing but blank screen.
I'm wondering if it's the graphics card or the power supply that are spotty. Fan is spinning on the graphics card, but I'm not sure what to make of that by itself.
Not quite sure what to do now....

Details:
Mobo: Gigabyte 870A-UD3 AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: GSkill DDR3-1600 4GB
Graphics: MSI N460GTX Fermi
Power: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W modular
OS: Win 7 Ultimate OEM - clean install

A:Blank Screen, No Bios Screen, Win 7 boots fine, Now What?

You might have the splash turned off in the bios. Have you checked the settings in there. When the computer boots start hitting the button to get you into the bios seeing as you can't see it.

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Hello people,
It has been a while since I posted. I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop that is giving me fits. It was having an issue with explorer restarting continuously after it was upgraded from windows 7 by the customer. I recommended a clean install and backed up all their data and installed Windows 10. I pulled the latest drivers from dell.com and made sure I had them handy. At boot up the machine boots to a blank screen and boot chime plays. no mouse cursor and ctrl, alt, del do nothing. I found that if I press the power button and put it to sleep then wake it up with the power button it works fine. works for the whole time I am messing with it. If I reboot or power down I get the blank screen. I updated the chipset, video and audio drivers one at a time with a reboot each time and still no change. This only occurs during a reboot or cold boot. If the PC goes to sleep it wakes just fine.

I am at a loss as to the cause. There is no blue screen logs and I cant see anything wrong in the event viewer. No programs have been installed yet and Windows is fully updated.

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

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A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

I don't have this Laptop but looking at the BIOS A03 dated in 2011. Google it and the latest version is A05. You might want to update the BIOS first.

In addition, try to boot with one stick of RAM since they are not a matched pair (4GB & 2GB) and might create timing issue on cold boot.

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I was at my girfriends last night installing a program and it said i needed to restart to complete installation. As i restarted and after the windows xp splash screen i was left with a blank screen with no mouse.

I turned off the power and turned the PC back on and i was given the option to start in safe mode etc.

I can open windows in safe mode, but am not sure what to do, however i have a feeling it is something to do with my video driver maybe?

I am not too sharp on things like this so any help will be much apprieciated.

Many Thanks

P.S. i have already tried the option: restart windows with last known good config.

A:Windows XP boots to a blank screen.

Hello will1992

Let`s try the easiest option first and see if it helps.

Boot into Safe Mode and try a System Restore.
http://bertk.mvps.org/
Restore to before you installed that program.

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Hello people,
It has been a while since I posted. I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop that is giving me fits. It was having an issue with explorer restarting continuously after it was upgraded from windows 7 by the customer. I recommended a clean install and backed up all their data and installed Windows 10. I pulled the latest drivers from dell.com and made sure I had them handy. At boot up the machine boots to a blank screen and boot chime plays. no mouse cursor and ctrl, alt, del do nothing. I found that if I press the power button and put it to sleep then wake it up with the power button it works fine. works for the whole time I am messing with it. If I reboot or power down I get the blank screen. I updated the chipset, video and audio drivers one at a time with a reboot each time and still no change. This only occurs during a reboot or cold boot. If the PC goes to sleep it wakes just fine.

I am at a loss as to the cause. There is no blue screen logs and I cant see anything wrong in the event viewer. No programs have been installed yet and Windows is fully updated.

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

BIOS Date ... Read more

A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

I don't have this Laptop but looking at the BIOS A03 dated in 2011. Google it and the latest version is A05. You might want to update the BIOS first.

In addition, try to boot with one stick of RAM since they are not a matched pair (4GB & 2GB) and might create timing issue on cold boot.

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Hi, I am having a problem with my computer. I have scheduled a chkdsk to take place the next time I restart my computer and when I restarted it, the problem started! After the Boot Screen finished booting nothing happens, the screen stays blank. I have left it for hours and still nothing happens. How can I solve this problem? I also wanted to mention that I have changed my boot screen using this tutorial. I didn't really have any problem after following that tutorial but I only wanted to mention that...

A:Vista boots to a blank screen!

That's probably why your screen is black because you changed the boot screen. There is a warning near the top of the tutorial. You would have to change it back to normal.

WARNING
If you wanted to run chkdsk at startup or the Memory Diagnostic Tool and you have changed the default boot screen, then you will need to temporarily change the boot screen back to the default boot screen to be able to see what is happening first to be able to see what is happening when they run at startup.

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The user login page never appears after the Windows boot page. All I get is a blank dark blue screen. It was working fine yesterday. I haven't installed or changed anything recently. How do I troubleshoot this? I am new to Windows... Theresa

I have a Dell Dimension. BTW - I am really clueless - I don't know how to boot in "safe mode" or anything.
 

A:After Windows boots, I get a Blank Screen

Hi theresa111, Welcome to TSG!!

You get to safe mode by tapping the F8 key while the machine is booting.

Give that a try and let us know what happens.
 

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Hi, not sure if this is the right board for this, move if not.

Basically my Windows XP SP 3 boots up into a blank blue screen. Safe Mode is a blank black screen with safe mode displayed around it.

A few days ago I was having a problem with AppleMobileDevices.exe preventing programs being opened, so i used System Restore, got Registry Booster, and fixed some registy errors. Then my firefox crashed a day later, I restarted and thats about how it all came about.

Its worth noting that I had XP Proffesional installed over WMC 2005 in April as my computer was crippled by malware.

Now I cannot even get in to attempt to do anything.

Not much else details I can get right now, as i cant get any logs.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

A:Windows XP3 boots into a blank screen

Let it fully boot until you see not HD light activity, then hit FN+8 it may just light up. No guarantee but it has bailed me out a couple of times.

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