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Black Screen With Flashing Dash

Q: Black Screen With Flashing Dash

Hi there.

I have just turned my Acer Aspire 5735 on and as soon as the logo comes up the screen turn black with a flashing dash in the top left hand corner. I can not get into safe mode, and can not press any F# except for F2 and F12. I have tried everything I have found on google but nothing works.

Please help

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hp ze4805wm notebook just shows a flashing dash on a black screen, then this message: Windows could not sta rt because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. What can I do to resolve this issue?

A:black screen with flashing dash

Hi jsharper,

Check this link out: Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting

Hope everything works out well for you.

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hey guys


well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something


any help would be greatly appreciated





Thanks




Starline
 

A:Screen goes black with one white flashing dash

anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, running with Windows Vista Home Premium.

When I turn on the computer, the HP intro screen turns on but then immediately goes Black with a white flashing dash in the top left screen. I can not access F8, safe mode, etc. I can only access the basic set up menu.

I never received a restore, or a Windows XP disc. Ive come to terms with the fact that I will most likely would lose my files and am willing to do a restore, but I can not get onto the log on screen. Do i need to see a tech? Please be advised I am not tech savvy and just want to get back on to my computer

Any help/links/disc downloads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I have an Acer Travelmate 2300 running windows XP. Whenever I try and start it up a blank screen appears and a flashing white dash is there in the top left hand corner. Is there any way i can fix this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Blank Screen with Flashing Dash On Startup

Thats apart of the operating system, is not an error so there is nothing to fix.

UNLESS thats all you ever see, but I got the impression from the post your computer still starts just fine.

If your machine is not booting and stuck at the "flashing dash" you may need to do a system repair.

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hi people i have a adven laptop but she i boot it up just goes onto a screen with a flashing dash line in corner of screen

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Go into your BIOS and verify that the hard drive is listed as the first boot device. If it is, it sounds like your mbr is corrupt, or your hard drive is damagedI'm still learning Vista, not quite sure if fixmbr is the same or not. Give yhis a look:http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...-mbr-vista.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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I have been having problems with my Dell Dimension 5000 since this morning, basically I switch it on and all I get is a blank blank screen with a white dash blinking in the top left corner.

I can't access safe mode or bios settings using the function keys and I can't get further then this blank black creen with flashing dash.

I have taken out my gfx card and cleaned the dust out of the fan, checked all the cable connections inside and out. I also checked other posts for solutions but could not find any that related to mine as I can't access anything. I have also checked the Dell Diagnostic lights which indicate:


Other failure has occurred.
Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.
If the problem persists, contact Dell.

Dell don't seem helpful as the computer is out of warrenty and I even get passed around or hung up on. Only thing I can think of is that my hard drive might of gone as it makes a reading noise about five times then I hear nothing even though I replaced the HD about two months ago.

Sorry for the essay, hope I can sort it out!!

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP boots up with blank screen with flashing dash

Good morning Mikey, well buddy your at the right place, just the wrong section. We have some great techs in our hardware section that will be able to help you straighten this out. You have not done anything wrong, I just want you to get the proper help that you need. Here's what you do:

Mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu. So you are in compliance with forum rules that state that you cannnot have more than one thread open at a time.

Post your problem at the link below.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/

This will get you the help you need to resolve this issue. Take care and good luck.

I will monitor you to make sure your getting the help you need.

Thank you
Patmark

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I have an Hp pavilion a1226n desktop computer and shut off the power this morning during a bad storm. I used the regular procedures and shut it down correctly, but when i tried to boot it up earlier this morning, the only thing that comes up is a blank black screen with a flashing white dash in the upper left hand corner. I have already tried to remove reset the BIOS by removing the battery and then later restarting, but it did not help at all. Also, it wont even boot far enough for me to start in safe/real mode. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help

A:[SOLVED] Boot problem- blank screen flashing white dash

Hi sherm12789 and welcome to TSF

Start up your computer by either tapping the F1, F2, F4, F6, F8, F10, F11, F12, or Delete keys to access the systems BIOS. For the exact information on what key to start up the System BIOS refer back to Original Manufacturer System Documentation.

After getting into the BIOS, look for a page that would have something like, eg. PC Health Screen or System Monitoring Page. When you have found a page similar to this post back what the BIOS says for your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

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Hi there.

I have just turned my Acer Aspire 5735 on and as soon as the logo comes up the screen turn black with a flashing dash in the top left hand corner. I can not get into safe mode, and can not press any F# except for F2 and F12. I have tried everything I have found on google but nothing works.

Please help

 

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Hi! Sorry for opening a new thread but this is just so serious and I am so stressed out about it that I didn't have the patience to search if the thread is already open.
I have a black screen and white blinking dash problem. The thing is, I can't even type f2 or f4, or anything whatsoever. It is not reacting at all to the keyboard. It's the second time this is happening in 2 days, every time I turn it off (properly) and try to turn it on, it does that. After a lot of hopeless trying to turn it on or make f2 or f4 work, it just starts working again normally... And now I finally turned it on after I spent the whole morning trying and I'm working on saving all my files, but now I'm scared to turn it off. What do I do?? What is wrong with my computer?

A:Black screen with a blinking white dash

Hi and welcome to TSF when you have reached your desktop please try running these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums
And yes, do please save your data first.

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop with an upgrade to windows 7 from vista. Yesterday my computer was really slow so I reset it to try and speed it up. I got passed the Vaio screen but then came the black screen with the blinking dash on the top right corner. The only thing I can enter is BIOS with F2 nothing else works. I can't enter safe mode or anything else. I've tried a few things, but nothing works.

1. Reseting default values in BIOS
2. Removing everything but internal Hard Drive in boot menu.

I have a windows & start up disc

3. Ran Startup Repair: Says couldn't detect a problem if recently attached device then remove it. ( Nothings Connected)
4. System restore ( was successfull but still no go)
5. Ran chkdsk & chkdsk/r from command prompt option

I also contacted Sony Support and with the 15 minutes alotted

6. Reseated memory

I just want to be able to get into the computer one more time so I can transfer my music and some other important files to my External Hard Drive. Please HELP!!! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Black screen & Blinking dash on Startup

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My laptop is Lenovo B50-30 20382I tried to enter the bios (fn+f2) but this time didn t work, i tried the next time and the same resultI can use the windows with no problemI don t know what to do, i really need to use the bios, i tried advanced start to enter in uefi settings but nothing. I searched through many forums but i reallt find one solution. To reset the bios by removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard. Is there any solution that i can do without removing the cmos battery?Please help me

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I just recently rid my laptop of viruses with the help of boopme. However, I'm having some issues when starting it up. 3 things will either happen:
1)Stay stuck at the "Compaq" screen
2)Go passed the "Compaq" screen but then to a black screen with a blinking dash at the top left corner (If I wait long enough, like 3 long minutes, Windows 7 will eventually start up.)
3)Or go passed the "Compaq" screen, to the black screen with dash, but eventually instead of starting up, it will say something like "Operating system not found"

A:When I restart, it still goes to the black screen with the dash for like 3 full minutes

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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My computer, which was running windows 10 without much issue, is now completely unusable for reasons beyond my comprehension. After bios messages I now only have a blinking white dash on a black screen.

I have tried various repairs, with the windows recovery usb. All automatic repairs fail due to the disk "being locked", so i have tried a few guides which involved bcdboot commands which have failed to fix anything. One command was bcdboot g: which gave an error like failed copying boot files (i forget the exact wording) .

Could some kind soul point me towards a fix, im tearing my hair out! Many thanks!
 

A:Cant boot at all. Blinking white dash on black screen?

The best fix, for the moment, is a reinstall. It is free and still in the testing stage.
 

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows XP (because Windows 7 is damn slow) Corporate Edition 64-bit but after the Copying Windows Files setup portion, the setup wants to restart my computer, but after the motherboard logo, I just get the blacnk screen with white dash - if CD is inserted I get "Press any key to boot from CD....." and a white dash at the end with nothing happening. I've searched for a solution everywhere, but I didn't find my case. I have installed XP atleas 20 times on this computer, and I've never had such problem before. I thought it could be because of the 64-bit version, but after trying to install the 32-bit version I have got the same issue, which has never happened before. Windows 7 installs perfectly. I have: removed the CD from the drive; Updated the BIOS to the last version; Tried running in safe mode and nothing helped. My computer specs are: Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore @ 2.80 GHz, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 650GB HDD SATA2, ATI HD 4770 512MB DDR5 Graphics Card, American Megatrends Inc. 0502 BIOS. I hope there's somebody out there to help me because I really want XP.
-Mucky
 

A:Black screen with white dash after first portion of Windows Setup?

Seems that Windows XP installation is not detecting or having problems with your SATA2 drive.

Try going to BIOS and Switching the SATA2 drive out of RAID mode if possible see if that helps.

Windows Xp has issues with SATA2 Drives.

Or you may need to slipstream your copy of Xp with sp2 or 3 if your cd is only SP1 for it to recognize and work with SATA drives. Also with SATA drives I believe Windows XP only recognizes 128GB 137GB SATA drives.
 

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Last night , I was watching movies on my Laptop, since google chrome wasn't working I used Internet Explorer. I opened task manager and I closed explorer.exe by accident so I shut down the computer. when i restarted it , my laptop was stuck on the white dash on a black screen , i tried reinstalling windows by can't get past the dash after the installation is done. I cant even access Safe mode. Please Help!

A:Toshiba Laptop L650 with White Dash on a Black Screen

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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I have this problem that when i boot my computer the acer logo appears and then it goes to a screen that have some text on it and then it continues to a black screen with a blinking dash pn the upper left corner. I dont actually know what the problem is and I am hoping that someone could help me.
 

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First, i restarted my stupid computer
Then, i got that grub error.
I happily fixed that.
However, when I restarted it again,
I got stuck at black screen with stupid blinkking white dash.
So I use the Recovery Disc thingy
And i clicked that first option.
Then it says, something like
unable to fix it.
Then it says that the stupid missing boot thingy is missing.
Googled for solution.
Tried those command prompt like
Fixmbr or scanos
(it says theres an installation
I typed Y for yes and still,
That boot missing chkdsk thingy still pops up)
Remove hardwares (wait whats a hardware is it those usb thingy?)
Checked the BIOS which I googled again for its meaning.(and yes, it is in order)
But never worked.
So any suggestions or explain with more detail?
Because I have no idea about these computer stuffs.
Help me !

A:Boot missing, stuck at black screen with blinking white dash, and more

GRUB can often corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD. You may end up having to wipe the HD to reinstall.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

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hello, Hoping you can help

I have a Asus running Windows 7.. recently its been lagging quite a lot..
a week ago I started having issues even just getting to websites like Youtube, and it would freeze up..
I ran a disk cleaner, defragment (which said only 3 % fragmented). I also ran 2 virus scans. both Microsoft Essentials, as well as Malwarebyes cleaner..

last night again I was lagging horribly.. when I checked My Computer. it showed my C Drive was in the Red, and veryyyy near full. Yet my Partitioned D drive showed near empty..

This morning I rebooted the laptop.. as soon as it powered up to show *Asus*. from that screen it goes to a black screen, with a dash. that's all I get..

Ive tried to remove the battery and unplug.. nothing seems to help.. im at a loss. Im hoping to get into the lappy to I can transfer and delete filoes from C drive..

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

?? Is My laptop dead in the water?? or can I fix this..

Tx for your help in advance
 

A:C Drive Full - Laptop only comes on to brand name then sits on black screen with dash

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My laptop is a IBM Thinkpad T40, which i had to rebuild using parts from another T40
It has a 1.5 GHz Processor Intel, Centrino Mobile
512MB of RAM
A 40GB HDD
and Windows XP Pro Completely updated
Upon a rexent start up, after turning it off last night normally, it ceased functioning.
Now after the IBM Thinkpad start screen it merely displays a flashing white dash in the upper left corner. I have some files on there that hadn't been backed up. (I back up every Friday it died on a Thursday of all the rotten luck.) Suggestions about what i can do to get it working again?

A:Flashing Dash

Take the drive out, mount it in an external enclosure, attach it to a working computer by USB cord and copy out files that you can access. After that run hard drive diagnostic utilities like hitach drive fitness test and check to make sure it is completely fine before reinstalling in the original computer. You can try booting into safe mode, or last known good configuration or you can try a repair install of the OS. If nothing else works, format and reinstall the OS from scratch.

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Hello,

Before reading the below paragraph NOTE: I used the windows 7 upgrade advisor to tell me if there are any compatibility problems and nothing came in.

I recently installed Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 6530 and it worked great, no problems at all! I thought it was amazing due to microsoft's previous attempts. Anyway in the excitment I attempt to upgrade my other Acer Aspire 7720 which also is a laptop, and I boot it while on the computer so I can save my files, and then it booted with a black screen with a flashing white dash, so I attempted to install Windows 7 by simply booting it with a CD, after all of that, it has the same result.

Obviously all my files are gone, but I was smart enough to make a back-up which it is now on, but what I want to know is there is anyway to fix it so I CAN use Windows 7, there shouldn't be any problems upgrading my system, what has gone wrong?

(PREVIOUS OS/ VISTA HOME PREMIUM)
(WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE IS MY CD)
 

A:Flashing Dash, Windows 7 Boot-Up

Windows 7 32 or 64 bit? Does Acer have Windows 7 drivers for things like sound and video drivers listed for your laptops?
 

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when i first turned on my computer i got a blue screen message saying that BIOS is corrupted and now is updating. Then the computer restarts and a flashing dash come up on a black screen and nothing else happens.

Whenever I restarts the computer the same process happens.

Anyone can suggest any fixes or causes???
 

A:BIOS corrupted + Flashing dash

Maybe clearing the BIOS could help. Look at the motherboard menu, there should be a jumper which you can set to clear the BIOS.

If you can still enter the BIOS by pressing a certain key on startup, then you can choose Load BIOS defaults or some similar setting.
 

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hey guys,

My computer load windows, when i turn it on the nec screen flashes for a split second then it just goes to a screen with a flashing dash in the top left corner.
The only menu i can seem to access is the system setup screen if i press ctrl alt del then tap the f2 button.
I also cant find my windows disk (i bought my comp brand new about 5 years ago but i dont think it came with a disk)

I read that replacing the battery in side the pc could fix it, is this true?

Also i unplugged all unneccesary devices


cheers, Andrew

A:Computer wont load flashing dash

also what is the proper boot device priority, i changed it hoping it would work

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hey guys,

My computer wont load windows, when i turn it on the nec screen flashes for a split second then it just goes to a screen with a flashing dash in the top left corner.
The only menu i can seem to access is the system setup screen if i press ctrl alt del then tap the f2 button.
I also cant find my windows disk (i bought my comp brand new about 5 years ago but i dont think it came with a disk)

I read that replacing the battery in side the pc could fix it, is this true?

Also i unplugged all unneccesary devices


cheers, Andrew

A:Computer wont load ,just a flashing dash

bump, please.
sorry if ive bumped to soon but it been over 72hours, looking foward to hearing from one of you guys soon.

thanks, Andrew

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My windows XP machine will not boot after relocating my entire PC across the room. After being unplugged for an extended period, my PC will not boot upon being plugged back in. I had to mess around with the jumpers to even get the "DISK BOOT FAILURE - INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message to go away.

Now it has, but my PC won't boot any more. All I get is a continuous flashing dash, or hyphen, or whatever blinks before Windows' XP progress bar appears. What's my next step?

I'll continue to check this thread so if you need any more information let me know.

A:[SOLVED] XP not booting - continuous flashing dash?

Hi please check the cables and connections to your hard drive are properly and securely seated

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Hello,

So on my computer, something strange happens when I uninstall UxStyle. It has broken my Windows install once and it has done it again. The first time, I kept on doing system restores to see what was the problem that made that black screen. After trial and error, I narrowed it down to UxStyle. So, I deleted Windows 8 and installed Windows 7, which is what I wanted in the first place. Now, I decided to triple-boot Windows 7 with Vista and 8.1, and it has succeeded. I reinstalled UxStyle thinking it was just a problem with my old Windows install, and then uninstalled it after a few days since I felt like the regular look was better. I rebooted Windows and the same effect happened.

So, I would like to know if I can get and replace those three patched DLLs with unpatched DLLs for Windows 8.1. Could I just change the broken ones to have .old next to them and then place the ones I get here there? Also, would sfc /scannow work?

A:UxStyle Black Flashing Post-Windows Update Black Screen

Hello lct01a, and welcome to Eight Forums.

A sfc /scannow will attempt to repair any modified or corrupted system files, so that would be a good first step.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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Hello. I have a compaq mini that was infected with the pallidium virus. After following the instructions for removal using RKill computer rebooted and now it only starts with a black screen with a flashing dash. I cannot access anything at all. I took out the battery, still nothing. I thought I would reinstall Windows XP Pro but I get the error message that it did not find hard disk drives? Any ideas.

Thank you.

Cathy

A:Computer starts with a flashing dash after pallidium virus

Hello and to the BC forums.

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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When I turn on my computer all I get is a black screen with the flashing cursor up in the left corner of the screen. Any ideas as to how to correct this? I have a Dell from he'll computer-- inspiron E1505 about 8 years old and just had windows 7 home edition installed on it

A:Black screen with flashing cursor in upper left corner of screen

Hey I just went through something very similar. I found that my SATA cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard had failed. I replaced it with a new SATA cable, and it booted right up. Try the cable first if you have one lying around, plus its a cheap solution. If you replace the cable and it still won't boot up, it might be your hard drive. Seeing as how your machine is that old, it could fail at any time.

Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on?

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Hey everyone I should let you know that I am not entirely sure this is a hardware issue but I'll ask here. Since I got my desktop made I keep getting a grey and black flashing screen after the windows loads to my login screen. I have gotten a replacement gpu as I expected this as the issue. I have tried multiple full factory resets, different monitors and cords to see if that was the issue but nothing works. I have uninstalled my gpu, monitor, and CPU, updated everything too(sorry this is so long). The only solution I have found is putting it to sleep and waking it up temporarily fixes it. The problem only occurs after i shut my computer down and and start it up for the first time. I have had this problem for over a year and i am desperate for any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

PC SPECS-

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (887 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, 980DE3/U3S3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi everyone,
After leaving my pc on for an extended amount of time I notice my monitor flashing black. You can hear the monitor click, and then the image comes back a second later. These are some observations I made:

-When the flashing occurs, my cpu load shoots from idle to about 70-80%

-Activity seems to stop just before the flash, I know this because my cursor doesn?t highlight items just before the flash and the cursor becomes a little sluggish.

-When I quickly play though my songlist in winamp (repeatedly press next) this encourages flashing.

-The flashing is unpredictable I can have the machine run for a week fine then it happens all of a sudden. I reboot its still there. I reboot a little later an it?s gone...

-The temps inside my case are all normal and I don't believe anything is overheating.

-I also run ubuntu on the same machine and none of these problems are apparent.

-This started happening after I cleaned out my pc and upgraded the RAM with 512x2 of OCZ. I tried without and the flashing hasn't happened yet. Although, this rarely ever happens anyway. Is there a way of checking what?s causing the problem?

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cpu: 3.4 p4 prescott
mobo: Intel 915pbl
RAM: 256x2 OCZ DDRII(533mhz)
512x2 OCZ DDRII(533mhz)
hdd: WD 250gb SATA
Maxtor 40gb ATA
Video: ATI x700 PCI-e
Sound:Integrated into mobo
Case: Antec Sonata
PSW: 450W Antec

I switched my video card to the ATI 1900GT and the flashing no longer... Read more

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I have recently run into a problem with certain games giving me a black flickering screen. The game is playable but it keeps flickering black every few seconds. It doesnt happen on all my games. I have an NVIDA Gforce 32MB card and 256mb RAM. I have Directx 8.1 installed (i've heard 9.0 has issues) The games that this is happening to are not graphically intense. For example it happens on Grand Theft Auto 1 and the game also runs slow. Also happens on Shogun:total war. But I can play games like return to castle wolfenstien without a problem. It doesnt appear to be an issue with the monitor b/c I can connect remotely and have the same problem. Any suggestions on how I can resolve this problem?

Thanx
 

A:Black Flashing Screen

Ok,
Well then I can reccommend a few things.
Check all your video card settings. Use guide here for help http://www.techspot.com/guides-hardware.shtml
Use a program such as NVMax to setup your video cards setting properly. Its a simple little program that allows you to change many settings easily. The tweak guide I mentioned explains what all the options do.
Theres always the chance its a problem with another program. It could be caused by a conflict with another program running. Go here for a useful program to copy a log of your StartUp: http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
Posting that log here might prove useful.
Also, you mentioned RtCW runs fine, your probably using OpenGL for it. Maybe OpenGL is running fine, but Direct3d isn't.
Go to RUN and type 'dxdiag' to bring up DirectX. Run the test and see if all is well.
 

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I updated my laptop today and my screen started flashing black whenever I'm on an internet browser. I've used Chrome and Opera. My internet browsers are up to date as well.  I've tried restarting it, shutting it down then turning it back on after a few minutes, and updating my drivers then restarting it. It still flashes black for a few seconds. It's not happening as frequently since i've updated my drivers but I am unable to buy a new warranty and I don't know the cost of a cal with HP.  I'm using wifi. I have an HP Pavilion.  I couldn't find any specific question like mine that was recent so I thought I'd try asking myself. 

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Hi
I have a black box, I think its the CMD congfig box flashing up on the screen very approx every 10 to 20 minutes, its a very quick flash, so impossible to read, there are lots of posts on Youtube with various remedies, all of which do not work.....if you put into you tube search......
how to solve ipconfig exe and any CMD screen flashing up problem in your pc

you will see the problem, there are in fact lots of similar videos, all with fixes, all of which do not work,
is there someone who can help.....my laptop is a 17R..running windows 7 pro......got a fix contact [email protected] Alan

A:pop up flashing black box on the screen

This is not a Dell support question.

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I updated my laptop today and my screen started flashing black whenever I'm on an internet browser. I've used Chrome and Opera. My internet browsers are up to date as well.  I've tried restarting it, shutting it down then turning it back on after a few minutes, and updating my drivers then restarting it. It still flashes black for a few seconds. It's not happening as frequently since i've updated my drivers but I am unable to buy a new warranty and I don't know the cost of a cal with HP.  I'm using wifi.  I couldn't find any specific question like mine that was recent so I thought I'd try asking myself. 

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Every time I start windows, Windows loads, and then the screen will flash back. How can I get this to stop, or what is casuing it? HELP! Thanks.
 

A:Flashing Black Screen

What operating system are you running?
 

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Behavior:

Boot is fine, once OS loads and Login screen is displayed Screen flashes to black at ~1hz. Each flash resets mouse position to center-screen. This is an intermittent problem, seemed to be fixed then reoccurs, have run Avast boot and full scans, spybot search and destroy, and comodo premium scans, does not seem to be viral (although i have heard similar reports of these symptoms from other members of OMGPOP.com). Have no symptoms if running in safe-mode. Often symptoms dissipate after if spy-bot fixes all problems found while in safe-mode. I have not recently added any programs to my recollection, nor has there been any major updates that I can recall.

Current action:
checking history of all recent program updates, and or any seemingly unusual reports in system logs.

System description:

OS: Windows 7 pro (6.1.7600 as of 2/28/2011)
CPU:Q9300 Quadcore (dual fan direct to external exhaust)
Bios: Amer. Megatrends 0503
Ram: 4GB
GPU: GeForce9800 GT (factory OC version)
 

A:Black Flashing Screen

You might download Malware Bytes anti Malware Free version, give it a full run and see if it comes up with anything
 

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Hi, I've been having this problem. When I start my computer, the whole screen is white for awhile, then it turns black. There is no windows startup logo or my computer brand logo. Then my screen starts flashing and the power button on my monitor blinks and the monitor makes TOK sounds every 2 seconds and then the screen flashes and starts doing that over and over until it decides to make the whole screen white and stay like that. Here's what it looks like: 
 
I tried manually restarting my computer by holding the power button and after a few tries, sometimes, if I'm lucky, it will let me login and then everything is fine.
 
Today, I went through this process and today I tried turning off the monitor when the screen was white. It restarted and black flashing but made the screen turn white faster. I just kept trying, turning the monitor off and on again because I didn't know what to do. Then I was so lucky, the login page for windows came up and I was able to login; now everything is normal. I can go online and everything without any problems until I shut down my computer and start it up again. Then it's back to square one.
 
Can anyone help me fix this problem? Should I buy a new monitor? I've had this one for a few years, but my desktop is new; It's one year old in 3 days. (April. 4)
 
Thanks in advance! 

A:Black flashing screen/ Total white screen

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Hi fellas,

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 which stopped working three years ago. It was running Windows XP with SP 2 or 3 - I can't remember for sure. It has 2GB RAM and a 256MB ATI Radeon graphics card.

Whenever I boot up it goes straight to a black screen with a flashing cursor on the top left. There is no Dell splash screen and no option to access the BIOS by tapping F8. This Dell has four indicator lights on the back to let a user know if there is a problem. The first three lights are green and the fourth one in orange. I looked this up on the manual and it says refer to technical support.

So far I have tried the following:
Removed optical drives to see if the machine would boot up without them - it didn't. I am not confident enough to start taking parts off the motherboard just yet.
Booted up without any additional peripherals attached including mouse and keyboard
Tried booting up from an old Windows XP install disc - that had no effect either

So I am pretty much stumped as to what to do with this machine. Doing a Google search, others with the same problem have been unable to fix it. I just want to know if it is worth the time to revive this machine, or to let go. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Black Screen, Flashing Cursor, No POST Screen

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Hello.
As you can probably tell I'm facing a somewhat common problem in the world of Windows computers; when I turn my computer on, it goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore/cursor. At first I thought myq problem was that I accidentally left my external hard drive plugged in, so I immediately unplugged it and rebooted my computer, however the problem persisted. I have a Dell 530S running Windows Vista Home Basic. I've read about putting in your boot disks but unfortunately, I do not have one. Any ideas of how I can fix my problem? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
 

A:Black screen, flashing underscore

If you can, get into the computers bios and check the boot devices order. Make sure that the internal hard drive is the first boot device. Also make sure that the bios detects the internal hard drive. If you don't see it, the boot drive could be dying or corrupt
 

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I have an Acer Apire 5100. I have tried to set back to factory settings. The system began to restore ran to about 85% complete then shut down. The problem there was the system was booting up in XP and the laptop was purchased with Vista. Now the screen is black with the cursor flashing in tp left corner. Any suggestions?
 

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I have a Aspire V5-121 and when trying to go on any web pages, i get a black screen flashing for a second or two then every few seconds after that all the time im on it. Any suggestions of what i can try and solve it, i have tried resetting browser and updating the AMD. Im not techminded please try and give me step by step guide.

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My laptop is flickering a black screen, or holds a black screen in place when high contrast videos and images are visible to large parts of the screen (or at least that's what I've gathered). Although I've found ways of working around this temporarily, it's not very sustainable. For the record, I've tried methods mentioned in many forums but haven't had much success. I would love for some advice please. Thank you so much in advance!


Windows 8.1
Dell Inspiron 17inch 5000 series
8gb ram
Intel i7 processor
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M

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hey everyone
so my daughters computer..she got a virus or something that made her have to specify "open with" I used the acer recovery system and had it revert to a date a couple of weeks ago seemed great. it was online and everything seemed fine i then...downloaded spybot search and repair...took hours then had a result screen wich quickly turned of..then a flash of blue screen to quick to read..then to a black screen with flashing cursor NOT moveable...this now happens during start up and wont budge..i can get into the bios info using F2..tried restoring settings..nothing..changed boot drive to an external dvd drive installing recovery disks twice to no avail.....sorry its an acer aspire one netbook runing windows 7

A:black screen with flashing cursor

Hi michelletaylor, welcome to SevenForums !
This might seem silly but I have exactly the same problem with my laptop. I'm stuck at the page right after the manufacturer logo, the white line blinking page. One thing you can try is see if everything is alright in the BIOS settings by pressing F2 in the first page. You can also try pressing F12 or the key to access the boot options. Try to run a diagnostic scan. If it asks for an extended scan, say yes, it should take about 1h to complete and this might find problems. You can also try pressing F8 to access different options to boot your computer (like safe mode), but for me, it doesn't work. I would like to help you more but I have the same problem. Hope you'll be able to make it work and have a nice day. MrDub

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HI, I am getting flashing black boxes on my monitor, once one stayed in the same place for a few hours. I thought my monitor was going bad so I replaced it. as soon as I turned on the new monitor, just now. the black boxes showed up. I had a 3 yr old dell and XP.

is my computer going bad. I don't play games on this computer, it is a work computer.
thanks
 

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the monitor keeps flashing with a black screen, with intervals of about 5 s - 5 min. the pc has been working fine for several years, although it is a bit slow recently. it is mostly used for internet/emails.

-in windows safe mode, the same flashing occurs.
-there were some virus/malware, detected with avast/mbam. they have been removed, but monitor still keeps flashing
-when the monitor was connected to a laptop, there was no flashing at all, it run fine for some hours. so problem seems not the be the monitor?

i dont know much about the pc info:
*pc is about 3 years old.
*integrated intel motherboard/videocard
*win xp 3
 

A:monitor keeps flashing with a black screen

some more info:

motherboard P5GD1-VM
graphics Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
RAM 512 MB
CPU Pentium 4 630
win xp sp3

-the monitor has been connected properly
-in bios, the flashing does NOT occur.
-in safemode, the flashing does occur.
-the flashing starts when windows starts
 

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Machines were running fine until someone took out a power pole down the road.
When power resumed, powered my machines back up. 2 out of 3 did OK. The third goes immediately to a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper corner.
Have already:
1 removed and reseated the power and data cables from the hard drive
2 removed and reseated the RAM modules
3 tried pressing every F key on the keyboard
4 Cntl-Alt-Delete doesn't work either
5 tried on another monitor.
Don't even get to Windows splash screen or able to get to Safe Mode.
 

A:Black screen with flashing cursor.

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