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XP login screen wont show, blank screen and cant get to desktop?

Q: XP login screen wont show, blank screen and cant get to desktop?


I cant get into my desktop. When i start my pc XP loads, and it starts the last known good configuration. I then seen the xp loading screen.

Next i should be able to see the login screen, however this is a blank black screen, the mouse is visible and i can move it around the screen, but i cant see anything to log into the desktop.

I dont know why this has happened, it was working last night. The only thing i can think of was my brother switched the power off as it was shutting down. The shut down had automatic updates running (i think) at the time the power switches were turned off.

How do i solve this so i can see the login screen and get into my pc?

Hope someone can help, cheers.


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A: XP login screen wont show, blank screen and cant get to desktop?

Hello Paul

Boot into Safe Mode Options Screen (the one with Last Known Good Configuration on it) by pressing F8 at bootup and choose
'Safe mode with command prompt'

At the command prompt type

Hopefully this will open System Restore, so restore to before the problem started


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when i start my computer it doesnt show anything at all and then about 20 seconds later the login screen will pop up and everything works after that. it all started when i got my new graphics card and now i gotta plug my moniter into the card. and while its booting i can switch the moniter to the normal built in moniter plug thing. i think its vga ( its the blue one without the fancy pins) the graphics card is a visiontek radeon x1300 256mb pci. and im using windows xp professional. thanks

A:Solved: Boot Screen wont show goes straight to login screen.

You need to change the primary video card in the BIOS setup of the computer from the onboard video to PCI-Express/PEG and then you need to disable the integrated video. Your computer is still set to use the integrated video card as the primary card. Once you have it set correctly to the PCI-Express card then you shoudl always have the monitor connected to the new card and it shoudl display everything correctly.

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The other day my laptops shut down accidentally while it was loading up and some of the files got corrupted and it wanted to fix itself. When I let, then let it restart the login screen wont show up. It wont even show up for safe mode. I tried doinga repair but that wouldnt work either. Any help would be very appreciative because I havent backed my files up yet

A:login screen wont show up

Hello and welcome Dark mate some system specs would be good. System Info - See Your System Specs

You may be able to do a factory default if you have the data backed up.

There is this Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have winxp professional with service pack 2 i recently faced a problem that whenever i start winxp it shows the loading blue bar scrolling but after that a black scren comes up and nothing happens. I tried to repair windows installation but no solution. when i login to repair the windows from recovery console and select the partition it hangs up and nothing happens, i ve to restart the pc. So i installed winxp on another partition. But the problem is that i had some video files on another partition which I encrypted using the previous winxp installation. Now I cant open the files they report access denied error. I cannot disable the encryption option also. and even after reinstalling winxp on the first partition i cannot get back my settings. i have the backup of the folder which i made private in previous winxp installation. now it may contain the efs keys also but i just want to get my video files back and remove the encryption from them. Please provide some proper solution as soon as you can.

A:WinXP wont show up the login screen

Try booting in Safe Mode:

Restart the machine, and hold F8.
Choose Safe Mode from the menu.
Go to Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore

Follow the directions and see if you can restore your computer to a time where there was no problems.


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Hey there

I have a windows xp professional, custom built machine. Until recently
it was working fine, i noticed it was running really really slowly, my
explorer was using 100% of my memory and then i started getting these
popups from the bottom right of the screen: GAIN. i didnt worry to much
but the i started getting virus warnings, all of which were Trojan Horses.
I have AVG and it said it was able to clear them out so i was happy. But
the idiot that i am, i wanted to get rid of GAIN, so i went to this site:


i followed the instructions fully, i had to do some stuff to the registry.
so i did all that i was told to. But now when i start my computer the
login screen does not appear. i just see the windows logo sign and
nothing happens, although i am able to view the shared files on my
laptop when the PC is in this state. Does anyone have a clue on what
to do? I cant even restore my computer because when i tried to remove
the viruses i was told to turn off system restore. i did and then i forgot
to put it back on. So i cant even restore my computer.

Need help, plsssssssssssssss. Am really desperate. I would prefer not
losing all my data.

Any help at all is appreciated.


A:Computer wont show the login screen

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hey guys

i have tried other forums with no luck. I am running Windows Xp professional.
Until recently my computer was working fine. But then i got GAIN from i think
some codec i got online, and then my cpu usage used to jump up to 100%
quite frequently. I attempted to look online as to how to remove GAIN from
my computer, i came across this site:


It has me to some changes to the registry which i did without making a
backup of it. So now

1) my login screen will not appear
2) i can not get into any mode, i.e. safe mode
3) i cant restore my computer (even though i dont want to) because system restore is off

does anyone in here have any ideas on how to fix this registry problem??

p.s. i dont want to lose my data!!

any help is appreciated

A:Computer wont show login screen

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Hey there

I have a windows xp professional, custom built machine. Until recently
it was working fine, i noticed it was running really really slowly, my
explorer was using 100% of my memory and then i started getting these
popups from the bottom right of the screen: GAIN. i didnt worry to much
but the i started getting virus warnings, all of which were Trojan Horses.
I have AVG and it said it was able to clear them out so i was happy. But
the idiot that i am, i wanted to get rid of GAIN, so i went to this site:


i followed the instructions fully, i had to do some stuff to the registry.
so i did all that i was told to. But now when i start my computer the
login screen does not appear. i just see the windows logo sign and
nothing happens, although i am able to view the shared files on my
laptop when the PC is in this state. Does anyone have a clue on what
to do? I cant even restore my computer because when i tried to remove
the viruses i was told to turn off system restore. i did and then i forgot
to put it back on. So i cant even restore my computer.

Need help, plsssssssssssssss. Am really desperate. I would prefer not
losing all my data.

Any help at all is appreciated.


A:Computer wont show login screen

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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ok my windows xp computer somehow turned off by itself and i tried turning it back on so it went to the black screen with the

run in safe mode

i clicked run windows normally that didnt work and so i tried everything i tried everything on the advanced and on the op menu and nothing works it just keeps goin back to the

run in safe mode

ok ive been having this problem for about 4 - 6 months and im getting really mad so if anyone can help i will be highly thankful

thanks for reading hope someone can help

A:wont go to login screen or desktop

You should try to repair Windows XP. Follow this document to do so:

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Hey everyone.

I did a bit of research and this seems to have been an issue for a while, or has been in the past. Was upgrading to windows 10, I first had to restart my pc cause it was initially stuck on that preparing to install problem with the green bar being stuck around 25%.

It then got through that and began the installation process with the big circle and rebooting process. However around 91% when I last looked at it it was just black screen, this stayed this way for about 3-4 hours. I then decided to reboot the pc and it has now booted to the login screen. Is this a known bug or could there be a possible issue?

The problem seems a bit different as some people I saw have had to fall back on PC restore points etc. So not sure if it installed or what could be the problem.

Also side note, I upgraded my pc when windows 10 first publically released, but rolled back because I had about 5min shutdown times. So not sure what is going on and any info would be greatly appreciated!


A:Black Screen of Doom but Booted to login screen (no cursor just blank)

I never had a problem upgrading like you've experienced but I experiencing Windows 10 upgrading process is the longest time taken ever compared to previous versions. It took me 1 hour+ to finished.

Play around a little bit to get used to it then did a clean install. No problem arise, seems working fine.

The point is, problems always happen after upgrading, to solve it just perform installation from scratch (clean install).

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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:

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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I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop with core 2 duo (I forget how many GB the hd is) that had Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed on it when I got it. (I have no idea where any of the CDs that came with it are now.)I had been having problems with the login screen just flashing from the blue background image to black and the mouse just showing the circle thing with Please Wait... showing, instead of loading the icons. Normally, there are two icons that show up. One is the Fast Access icon that has facial recognition and the other icon is the one to type my password.
It would only run in safe mode, and none of my restore points would make windows load normally, but I know next to nothing about computers and wasn't able to find a tutorial on how to fix it, so I downloaded Ubuntu instead by using Windows in safe mode with networking. I was having problems with Ubuntu freezing, so on the next startup I chose to run diagnostics tests and the monitor connection test & the sata confidence test both failed, while everything else passed, which I don't understand because I wasn't having any problems with dead pixels or colors or anything or saving any files. (I think the hd test said something about $I30 31344?) I went into bios setup and clicked factory restore or something along those lines, thinking that it would restore Windows to how it was when I first got the laptop and now, it loads the Dell circle at startup followed by a black screen with a white blin... Read more

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.


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A:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.


Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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Hi Everyone.

As the title says about, i have a Dell Vostro 1520 and im running Windows 7 with a 32bit. It is only 2 years only. It started about a month ago. I was on my laptop viewing and deleting some unwanted photos i had. A few minutes later i realized that i deleted a photo that i wanted. So i went to the recycling bin and restored that photo. When i went back to my photos and went into the album, it said something like i do no have permission to access this folder. Please press continue to get full permission. I clicked continue and i got the access i should have. Now i tried many more random folders and the same thing happened. Also when i came out of the folders, the folders had a big pad lock sign on the front of it. After that i shut down the laptop and went to turn it back on. The laptop will power on like normal. I can press f12 for the boot options. which i have already tried many times. I also tried it in safe mode and what-not, but still nothing. I can hear the fan and stuff spinning up like normal. I have also put and CD into the CD ROM and that spins up fine. So after the Dell logo on the screen, it goes black and stays that way with the cursor. You can move the cursor around no problem. I should also add that the battery light is and has been flashing for a good wile. Its flashing orange and blue. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the battery. Because my laptop will not charge with the AC adapter in it for many months now. It will only stay... Read more

A:Dell Vostro 1520. Black screen. Wont reach login screen

Since its a laptop the harddrive is easy to pull out and remove.If you have or can get a usb sata/ide connector hook the drive to that and then to another computer if you have one so you can save all of your important data like pix, music, etc.The laptop battery is going to have to be replaced since its no longer charging properly.It sounds like there might be a short somewhere or a power supply problem along with a bad battery.Or possibly something might be wrong with the screen or video or graphics card.

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Hey guys,

Basically W7 will not show the login screen anymore. It boots normally and I know it is at the login screen because my keyboard lights always stay off until it is ready to accept the password at which point they then come on.

Now, it just stays on the loading files list and this random artifacting comes up at the top of the screen.

I am currently typing this from OS X on my third hard drive.

Oh, it will not work in any of the safe modes and my disk drive must be munted because it will not show the setup on my OEM disk when I boot off that to do a repair install...

Keyboard and mouse lights on:

What it should normally look like:

What it now looks like: *Look at top of screen next to the 'blue' lines

Cheers for any help,


A:Windows 7 Won't Show Login Screen

Have you tried Startup Repair? Be prepared to repair the OS X bootloader after this: Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums

You may also want to try System Restore from the Startup Repair disk>

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My home pc (Win7 Ultimate) is part of my business domain, but I also have local user accounts for my wife and kids.

At the login screen there is a icon for the last user that logged in and another labeled "Other Users" for the rest of the users, so that if a different user needs to login they have to select "Other Users" then enter the DOMAIN/USERID and password to logon.

Is there a way to have it show all three users with their icons at the login screen so they can just click their icon and enter their password (all have passwords) to logon. Getting them to enter the DOMAIN/USERID correctly everytime is a challenge since the slash has to go the correct way and the domain name is somewhat long.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Show multiple Users on Login Screen

Welcome to the forum,

This looks like it should help you with that,

Make Windows 7 show user list on login screen, not just the last logged on user

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So this happened yesterday when i was just trying to open my laptop and doing the things i do but when i go on to the login screen which SHOULD have the propic and password field on it but instead,it showed me nothing but my wifi and a blue screen(which is my window's theme color) I tried turning it on and off with the power button and tried draining the battery and waited for a day but the problem is still here.The mouse is working fine though.Sorry if the description is not that detailed,english is not my main language and i'm not that smart with computers.I've provided a picture to get a better view.

A:Password box on login screen won't show.Can't accesslaptop

Please post the specs of your system. The manufacturer, model number, Windows OS version, CPU, RAM, etc.

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Brand new laptop- setting up- accepted account info and said it was loading apps/programs.... screen is blank except for arrow- doesn't seem to have loaded windows. What do I do???

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I did an upgrade from Vista Buisness 64, to win7 Ultimate 64. Dell Latitude e6400, with Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M. In general, everything went quite well. Except - when I boot up, I get to the logon screen, I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and I log in, then the screen goes blank. If I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete again, I get the screen where I can switch user, change passwords, log off, etc. If I cancel this, I get blank screen again. If I reboot in Safe Mode, all is fine. If I uninstall the NVidia driver, then reboot normal, I can log in, but the system is using Standard VGA driver. I have tried various drivers from NVidia, LaptopVideo2Go, Dell (win7 - 181.71, 181.72, 185.81, 185.85, and Latest Vista driver from Dell site). I've tried installing from normal mode, safe mode, I've tried DriverSweeper, I searched the registry deleting all references to the drivers I can find...). One time I did somehow get 185.81 working - I don't know how. It was running fine 5 five days (I did not reboot during that time, just sleep mode), then I got a blue screen, and back to the blank screen after logon on the 1st boot. I screwed with the system for another day, and finally got the Dell Vista driver to run once. Once again all was well, until I put the laptop to sleep in the docking stn, then woke it up - blank screen again.

I'm typing this msg now with the standard VGA driver. The 2 things that bother me about this driver, are only single monitor support, and the machine will not go into Hibe... Read more

A:Blank screen after login - need help

So I tried a clean install - everything was fine - I was at my desk with port replicator, rebooted machine 4-5 times as I was installing software. Put machine to sleep, came home, opened lid, logged in - back to blank screen. reboot - login - blank screen.

I'm about ready to go to linux... Too bad I develop sw for Windows for a living...

Anyone got any ideas?

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I accidently turned my Dell laptop off while it was performing windows updates. When I restarted the laptop it goes to the login screen and then goes blank (i cant enter the username/password).

I have tried the following:
1. Starting in safe mode (same issue)
2. Using the boot dvd and trying the different options in there (Repair, Restore to safe point, Memory check).
3. Using the boot dvd I have tried several different restore points, including the original store point.
4. I have looked through every forum and every post I can find and cannot find any suggested resolutions.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can try next (other than reinstalling the OS)

My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows Vista (32 bit i think)

A:Blank screen at login

Originally Posted by maddawg

I accidently turned my Dell laptop off while it was performing windows updates. When I restarted the laptop it goes to the login screen and then goes blank (i cant enter the username/password).

I have tried the following:
1. Starting in safe mode (same issue)
2. Using the boot dvd and trying the different options in there (Repair, Restore to safe point, Memory check).
3. Using the boot dvd I have tried several different restore points, including the original store point.
4. I have looked through every forum and every post I can find and cannot find any suggested resolutions.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can try next (other than reinstalling the OS)

My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows Vista (32 bit i think)

Hallo Maddawg, i have seen this fix before & it has worked for me.
If you disconnect your power source & remove your battery, then hold down your power button for 10 seconds.
Leave everything for 30 minutes, put battery back in plug in your power turn on your laptop and cross your fingers.
Hope this helps otherwise i am sure someone else will have better knowledge, but worth a try while waiting

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Having a nightmare after installing SP1 for 64 bit Vista on my HP laptop.

Left the SP1 installing overnight and I returned to a blank screen with a cursor that can be moved about - even onto an extended screen.

I've been into safe mode several times and the first couple of times it coame up with a message informing me that stage 3 was completing from 33% and it took hours to reach 100%. A reboot comes up with the same result as above.

The third (or fourth or fifth! who knows now!!) safe mode login informed me that the installation of the service pack failed and that it would uninstall. Again, a couple of hours and a reboot comes up with the same result. Back into safe mode and it gives me the same message and takes 2 hours or so to show the desktop.

I am now leaving it running overnight in the vain hope there is something goign on in the back ground as I get a flicker of the hdd light every so often.

I've read earlier posts relating to similar issues but can't get around to giving the problem serious time until Tuesday. Does anyone have a good solution to this really annoying problem? I would appreciate any help at all.



A:Blank Screen after login with SP1

Most newer HP Laptops required a bios upgrade for it to work properly. I found out before I installed SP1 and downloaded the update and installed it prior to installing SP1. Those who did not had problems... HP sent notice to some owners, (Not Me) and the update is available on their site.

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I am using a compaq intel pentium pc using windows vista. the screen is an Asus screen (I think it says Asus!). After logging in as myself the screen has no icons and is black. Usually the icons are present with a personal photo of mine as the background. When my wife logs in she gets a pale pink screen and no icons. She usually has the standard Vista background. Is this a problem with the video card or pc ribbon connecting the video card to the screen? The task manager is available and the files can be seen. The are no error messages. (The pc and screen are both out of warranty).

A:Blank screen after login

Have you tried running "explorer.exe" without the quotes from Task Manager ?

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i have windows 7 ultimate installed and whenever i turn my pc on the packard logo shows for a few seconds, then nothing, just a blank screen until i have to click my user name to log on. my monitor says to set it to resolution 1024x768 60HZ or summin. but it is when i go into screen resolution (once comp has fully booted)

so if anyone can help me, because i have a multiboot setup and i dont no what im choosing at startup, its just a random guess.
also, i cant acces the advanced boot configuration screen, so i cant get into safe mode or anything if something goes wrong in the future.

A:Blank screen until login

I'd run a system file check for starters...

Start > "cmd" > Right click cmd.exe > Run as Admin...
Type line: sfc /scannow

If you get errors, run it three times.

Other than that, maybe a repair install.

Also, this thread might have some info:

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Hi. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64bit, and my system has been rock solid for over a year and a half - literally no issues, no crashes, nothing.

Recently (last month or so) my computer has taken to freezing when it gets to the login screen. What I mean by this is, it will display the windows loading bar (with (c) Microsoft underneath it), this screen will disappear, then - nothing. Black screen.

Once every say 6 or 7 tries (it's random), the windows loading bar will load, the screen will go black - then it flashes off and on, and the login screen will display absolutely fine as it should! From then on, I can use my computer normally, for any length of time. Can play games, browse the net, torrent, listen to music, no issues. When I shut it off, the process begins again.

I'm wondering if it's an issue with updates, since every time I go to turn off my computer, it tells me there are updates to install. I select "install updates then shut down", but every time I boot up again, it still says there are updates. Surely there shouldn't be a new set every day.

For the record I have:

- Tried to boot into last known good configuration - doesn't make a difference
- Tried a repair reinstallation - issue persisted.
- Booted into safe mode (which works every time - leading me to think it's a graphics card issue), including disabling all startup programs - when I boot back normally, the issue persists
- Maybe this is it - uninstalled my display device and booted windows no... Read more

A:Blank screen before login

Uninstall your video driver. Then in Safe Mode, update your Display Adapter thru device manager. (Driver tab, update driver). This should get the driver from Windows Update that is compatible with your system.

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Good day. One of my nephew (kid) used my wife computer (windows 8 Pro) this morning and the entire windows 8 is now locked up.

We can still key in the password (logon screen) and login as normal. However the problem is after we login, we only see 1 blank screen and 1 task bar. Windows Button does not work, Metro UI does not work, even if we use shortcut key to access my computer, Windows will prompt us (You do not have sufficient privilege) and worse control panel is all empty.

I had been figuring out was going on for the whole day. We did Scandisk & etc , all does not work.

According to the kid, he told me that what he did was only, keying in many times of different password (because he does not know my wife password) in the logon screen and he shut down the computer after giving up.

Does anyone knows whats wrong? It is because windows has some locking function in place? If yes how can I deactivate it.

Thanks Guys


A:After Login , Screen Blank

Hello Edmund, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you have a restore point available, you could do a system restore at boot to use the restore point to hopefully undo and fix whatever your nephew may have done.

Hope this helps,

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Hi experts,

And thanks for taking your time.
I am working with win xp home edition with 256 meg of ram. I have a hp pavilion ze 1210 laptop. Its only about 8 months old.
My problem is when I turn on my computer the screen stays blank. I let it go for a while to see if the monitor will show but it just doesnít light up until I shut it off then restart it again to get the monitor to show. This happens often. For example if I shut it off right now and reboot the monitor will stay blank until I reboot again. It seems to be slow on booting when it does work (if thatís any help.) I also receive no error messages. I see the command to hit a certain key to enter the bios though. This is normal. After that nothing shows..

Any ideas???

A:blank screen at login

I assume by "monitor" we are talking about the laptop LCD screen.

It sounds like a backlight problem more than a PC problem per se.

However the fact you see the screen to the BIOS prompt point eliminates that as a problem, and suggests that its a windows driver or windows power conservation issue.

Reloading the display drivers would be a good start, however that may be a difficult task if there is only a recovery CD.

I would be tempted to backup all important data and reload the system from scratch. Its possibly overkill, but quickest in the long run.

If you were really brave, you could delete the display in device manager and allow it to detect it when next booted, when it *should* reload the drivers. Backup first though ...

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I logged in to my account and went away for a few minutes without looking at the screen before leaving. When I came back, the screen was completely blank and the light was blinking, so it was in a resting state, no worries. However, when I tried moving the cursor, hitting random buttons on keyboard, the screen lights up, but all I see is a blank screen. I ctrl alt del and log off from there, and then I log on again and this time it worked fine. Edit: I noticed that it comes every time the computer goes into idle state and the monitor temporarily turns off, and I get a black screen when I try to wake the computer. Help!

A:Blank screen after login

Maybe Your OS IS Damaged

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Hello, My Pavilion laptop is no longer under warranty and receiving blank screen after login. Went through trouble shooting steps and received the following failure... Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed Failure ID: 6C0JJF-7B886U-MFPV6K-60UQ03 Does this mean I need to replace the hard drive? If so, who should I buy from? ThanksMike

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I have been struggling with this for the last two days .

Computer starts fine in Safe Mode but in normal mode I get to the user log on , enter my account and then it just goes black . Have left it 15-20 minutes and there is no change .
I have uninstalled the video card drivers and it will boot fine but then auto installs the drivers and when I reboot I get the black screen on entering my account .

I have tried the Prevx fix for blank screens
I have checked that the computer doesn't think there are two screens .
I have done a system restore .
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Graphic card drivers a number of times , both automaticly and manually .
I tried installing the January issued driver , rather than the April issued driver and now it goes blank after the windows logo .
I have Avast running and have also run Malwarebytes with no issues
As it works when drivers uninstalled I am guessing it is a software rather than a hardware issue , but just to be on the safe side I have pulled everything apart and put it back together again .

I really am at the end of my tether - can anyone help me ?

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? Age of system (hardware) - Various 1-4 years
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A:Blank Screen on Login

Update chipset and storage drivers.
Try older/beta video drivers from nVidia website. Use this Advance Search page: NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search

If all of that doesn't work, then try another video card.

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I cannot log in to Windows 7 Professional - all the system does is hang after initial login (after the password has been entered.) However, I can log in using Safe Mode with Networking (but not Safe Mode!). I did a chkdsk /f /r - it reported and repaired corrupt index entries. This let me log in normally but after a while, after a restart, same thing happened.
Disk is fine, Linux (I booted with a Live CD) reports that the file system is not clean.
I booted back into Safe Mode with Networking, ran sfc /scannow 3 times, said everything was working fine, no errors; ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth which yeilded the attached log file (RestoreHealth however doesn't work, presumably because the system I am working on is not Windows 8.)
I am running out of ideas!

A:Blank screen after login (sometimes)

See through this list:
- Boot with Last Known Good Configuration (F8 menu)
- Restore to a prior date (System Restore) - System Restore
- Scan for malware (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free)
- Try a clean startup Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
- Check if explorer.exe is running and start from CTRL+ALT+DEL (task manager - new task)
- Verify in registry: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon to make sure 'shell = explorer.exe'
- Follow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
- Check Disk - Disk Check
- Try loading defaults in BIOS
- Update all your drivers
- Check out the interesting solutions in black screen with cursor only [Solved] - Cursor - Windows 7

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I have Windows 7. Whenever I turn on my computer, it takes me to my Log In screen. Here, it asks me to enter my username and password. I would like to customize my Log In screen so that it always shows my username only (and no other users), and only asks for my password. I've done this before, but I can't remember how. I edited something in the registry before. Could someone please explain the process to me? Thank you!

A:How to change login screen to show one user and only ask for password?

See if this helps: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...orum=w7itproui

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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I have several Windows 8.1 computers with more than 8 user accounts in a small business environment. At the login screen, you have to scroll to the right to see some of the user names. How can I either make the user login icons smaller so that they all fit on a single screen, or make them show in multiple rows so they all fit on one screen?

A:Make Login Screen Show All Users Without Scrolling

I'm running 8.1 with multiple users as well, I'll go take a look and see if I can find anything for you.

Update: I searched the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), the Local Security Policy (secpol.exe), and a little web-surfing, but came out with nothing to help. I'm sorry, I tried the best I could!

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After having looked on TV with hdmi connection I have no lcd display and np more hdmi. Only VGA on an old acer al1914 works.I have updated drivers and BIOS. Hard reset with battery disconnected does not fix problem.Projector setting does not work and I can not adjust screen brightness with f3 or f4 buttons.Properties tell drivers work ok. Unisnstalling and reinstalling amd driver does not cure. Please suggest other possible actions before I leave it for repair. 

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After the login screen shows the welcome screen, my computer does not load my desktop or anything. . . just a plain blue screen. When I try to start explorer manually via task manager, it says that it cannot find it and to make sure I typed it correctly. I can access everything just fine in safe mode but not in normal. When I open the command prompt it says the directory is c:\windows\system32 instead of c:\users\home (home is my user name). I think there may be a virus or something that is preventing explorer from starting in normal mode. If anyone can offer any suggestions, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Blank blue screen after login, please help

There's no error message with the blue screen?
Can you get into Safemode?
Reboot the computer and after the initial screen shows, start tapping the F8 key. If "Boot to last know good configuration". try that or Safemode w/networking

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Right I'm not amazing with tech stuff so bear with me.

Last night I was prompted by my computer (HP Compaq Presario F504EA) that there was a Vista update so I installed it. After the reboot, my computer said it had no audio output device - I found out a system restore was the best way to rectify this.

Halfway throughb the system restore, my computer's battery ran out, and upon rebooting I got to my main problem. Basically, after turning on my computer, and after the green Vista loading bar, but BEFORE the login screen, the screen will go blank with a moveable cursor.

I've tried startup in normal and all the safe modes available, I've tried a system repair with and without system restore (they either think there's no problem or the restore fails respectively) and CTRL-ALT-DEL can't be used.

I've looked this up all over the web but no-one has seemed to have quite the same problem as I have (it's often after the login screen and they canm use task manager, I can't).

Can anyone help, I can't lose the data on my hard drive (a lot of uni work basically) so I desperately need to fix this as soon as possible without losing data.


A:Blank Screen Before Login Problem

try tapping F11 when you turn it on, it might get you to the system restore

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Hi! I was hoping someone might be able to answer this question (and I've seen some similar posts but without success...)

I have installed Spybot and Spyware Doctor to try to clean the malicious code downloaded to my computer. Both have done a wonderful job in removing a tremendous amount of this crap, BUT I still have a problem with hotmail.

Is there anything I can do to correct the blank page for hotmail after login without having to install pay based spyware removers???

There's got to be something out there??? Any help appreciated!!


A:IE 6 - MSN 6.2 - Hotmail login - blank screen

Hi speed_runner,

Have you use AdAware and Spyware Blaster.

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My laptop wa working fine but the next morning when i switch on it first a normal widows 8 logo appears and then lotally blank no wallpaper but with a movable cursor and ease of access on left and shut down button on the right .but when i press control +alt+del or win+r no response.

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I installed TweakUi and unchecked the box that removes the user from the login screen thinking that it would get rid of the login screen but i was wrong the login screen is still there and now i cant logon because there are no users to logon to. Dose any one know What to do?

A:Login Screen Blank do to TweakUI

Welcome to TSF

If you do not know how to use a program I suggest you research its features and functions before using.
Try using Safe Mode and remove TweakUI or undo the setting you placed. I do not use TweakUI so I am unfamiliar with the program.

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Hi, I've been having problems with my display whenever I login.  When I login, the screen goes blank, but is backlit.  It will remain like this even if I close & open it.  The only thing that changes it is restart, where the screen goes to normal... until I login, and the cycle repeats.  Any help would be apprieciated!

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When I boot up my Inspiron 1501 and I login with my password the screen goes blank. My mouse cursur is viewable and movable, but nothing else. If I boot up in safe mode I do no better. I can get to admin command prompt when booting off the disk but I am not sure what to look for.
I need to get his fixed for my daughter to bring back to school, Ive tried everything that Google searches provided but I can't even access my start menu to try most of the recommendations. Help!

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I was running a regular spyware and antivirus sweep with AVG and SuperAntiSpyware. The SAS found a few items to remove, and then asked for a reboot. I selected yes and when the machine came back up, I could log on, but the only thing that loaded was a blank blue screen with a cursor (that moves). Num Lock and Caps Lock both toggle, but I have no ability to right click, CRTL-ESC and CRTL-ATL-DELETE have no effect. Tried to boot in normal, safe mode w/networking and safe mode - all boot the same way. I have my XP disk and did a repair install, but no luck. I have been looking at the recovery console information online. I ran a CHKDSK /P and which found one error, and a CHKDSK /R repaired the noted error. I searched the forums but all other similar problems, everyone else has had right click capability, can pull up the start menu or get to the Task Manager. Any help you can provide would be great! Thanks

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I started the machine today and after the welcome screen the screen becomes blank and i get a black screen for about 30 seconds.then i get the task bar and after about 10 seconds i get the desktop.

help would be appreciated

A:getting a blank screen after windows login!

Hello Mahesh,

Run these tools to fix system files:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Startup Repair

Then click on the "optimize windows 7" link in my signature below V to find ways to safely speed up your computer. After that, let me know if you still get the computer hang.

Are you overclocking or changing BIOS settings? You might set it back to standard defaults to see if there is any imporvement in performance, if you are overclocking..

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I went through a lot of stuff, permissions, address, passwords, Cortana, pin etc.  I saw a picture of a scene looking out to sea from the sand in a sea-side cave.  Then, I entered my new pin.  The system asked me to be patient, just a little longer, just a little longer....  Finally, I got tired of waiting and went about my business.  When I came back, the screen was blank, not exactly black but a shiny gray.  Nothing was happening, no start icon, no start screen....nada.  I shut off the computer with the power switch and rebooted.  (I think it rebooted to a point).  I got the request for my pin, and after that, I saw the cave scene again.  And then the blabk screen again.  Pretty sure something went wrong somewhere along the line.  But where, and how to proceed?   

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Hi everyone,
The system I'm using has this new problem where the screen goes blank (black, sometimes grey) right after i log into windows. Sometimes it even shows a bit of the desktop for a second or two beforehand. In the event viewer, there are three consistent errors that show up every time with eventID 7001, and say
"The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start."

The computer runs in safe more, and I'm attaching the BSOD report. I can't generate a system health report since i'm in safe mode. The machine is a windows 7 64bit SP1, and it's a work machine in a lab so I'm not sure how old everything is.

Intel core 2 quad CPU (Q9450), Nvidia 8600GT, 8gb RAM.

I've tried doing a system restore to a few days ago when it was working, but that didn't help. I haven't reinstalled Windows since it's a work machine with multiple HDDs and a RAID setup, and i'm not too excited to dive into all that quite yet.

Any help would be awesomely appreciated!

A:Screen goes blank after windows login

System Age:The system is over four years old. Make sure it is compatible: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads -> Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Device Concerns:
NIPALK ROOT\LEGACY_NIPALK\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Security Processor Loader Driver ROOT\LEGACY_SPLDR\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
The first one is probably due to Safe Mode interfering with a National Instruments device on the system. The second points to an issue with your display card drivers.
Analysis:Remove all NVIDIA software through Safe Mode.Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For NVIDIA:Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
Restart your computer
Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed

Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards

You may need Uninstall and Remove Software in Safe Mode to remove the NVIDIA software.

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