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W7: Black Screen after Windows Logo and no left-click

Q: W7: Black Screen after Windows Logo and no left-click

I have a couple of problems with my Thinkpad T500. I hope, I'm in the right section.
When I start Windows, the screen just goes blank after the animated Windows logo when the login-screen should normally be appearing. The hdd light keeps flashing but nothing happens no matter how long I wait.
Furthermore when I start Windows in Safe Mode the left-click isn't working with trackpoint and touchpad. It is however working when I use a usb mouse.
Now before this happened I had installed a freeware (grooveshark downloader) which installed a bunch of adware along with it which I removed with malwarebytes and avast browser clean-up. I noticed that the volume control buttons didn't work correctly (all three were only muting and unmuting instead of in- or decreasing volume).
Also even before all this the on-screen prompots weren't appearing whenever I changed volume or screen brightness.
The last thing I did was install Windows-Update which might have involved Lenovo UltraNav and Display drivers (not entirely sure).
I don't really know what to do now. I'm doing a full malwarebytes-scan in safe mode now - nothing found yet.
What can I do? Thanks

Preferred Solution: W7: Black Screen after Windows Logo and no left-click

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: W7: Black Screen after Windows Logo and no left-click

Okay, good news: The laptop has switchable graphics and I always have the graphics card disabled because I don't need it and use the integrated Intel. I activated the ATI card in safe mode and now I can start Windows normally. However it won't let me switch graphics anymore so there seems to be something wrong with the integrated Intel which is weird since the CPU is working fine.
Also the sound button issue (all three (un)muting) still exists and left-click with touchpad or ultranav still doesn't work... Any ideas?

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no display on LCD from start up (no splash screen or cursor) AFTER using  Windows "restart" I do get video from HDMI port to TV After Win 8.1 boots up (visible on TV) ,if I disable intel video 4600 driver and re-enable it , I immediately get video on LCD. If I do a windows "shutdown", and after it shuts down - then press the power button, it will boot up with video on the LCD (still no splash screen, though) BUT, If I do a windows "restart", the computer will start again with no display on LCD. I have done a complete computer reset to Lenovo factory software  and have updated all display drivers and BIOS - to no effect. Have tried disconnecting the battery, unplugging bios battery, 20sec power button hold. Any other solutions out there?

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I am encountering an issue of when the Dell optiplex 755 boots up, it boots through the Windows XP logo just fine, once it tries to transition between the logo and loading the system up, it just shows a black screen and nothing else happens. I tried using a bootable Windows XP flash drive to repair the system files and it loads the Windows XP setup ok but when it runs through all of the commands on the bottom of the screen and the last one says "Starting Windows" , it takes me to a blue screen (screenshot below). I have HIRENS and have done a lot of the chkdsk commands to fix the files and everything comes back ok. I tried to clone the hard drive with the same exact hard drive and still the same issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Windows XP gets past the logo screen and then turns the screen black/bluescreen

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.

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Hi all.

I'am running windows 7 professional. When i boot the PC, i have no trouble up to the point of the windows logo. When this disappears my screen (SyncMaster 913n) keep displaying the text "optimal screen resolution is 1280x1024 60 hertz" and then i dont see anything else than that. Even if i change the screen resolution to 800x600 i get the message.

My GFX is 8800 Geforce GT with the drivers 285.62 (64Bit) same issue.
Everything was working fine earlier today, then after a reboot i got this issue.

The computer is a clean re-install so can their be missing some drivers besides the GT 8800 that can make the problem?

Thanks on advance.

I'am currently trying to download the SP1 and will install this to see if this will solve anything, but i have my doubts.

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Question if I may.
What did you do, or what happened immediately before you rebooted ?
This could be very relevant.

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I usually don't ask for help as I seem to get most of the issues fixed myself, but this one is over my head

To begin with, these are my specs:
Motherboard: ASUS M2N rev 1.02g
Processor: AMD Athlon LE-1640 / 2600MHz
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 160 Gb
Power Supply: Delux 450W
Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE 256M
RAM: 1024 DDR-2 800MHz Kingston

Now, Friday there was the cleaning lady in the office and unplugged the PC while it was started. I left it like that until Monday and in the morning it didn't start.
It starts normally, Windows logo appears, it is loading and after that it hangs on a black screen with no mouse cursor.

I tried:
- Replacing RAM
- Replacing Power Supply
- Replacing Video Card
- Install Repair of Windows XP with Original Disk
- Ran CHKDSK /r from recovery console
- Tried fixboot fixmbr from recovery console
- Scanned The Whole Filesystem with Kaspersky Rescue Disk
- I tried replacing the HDD with a new one, did a fresh install of windows XP and it works.

Now, I can't afford to lose data, so fresh install is not an option.

It doesn't start in safe mode, not in VGA mode, not in debugging mode.

I have resources I just need an idea on what to do from here.

Please help.


A:Windows XP Black Screen After Logo

If this is too elementary, let me know... Just not sure how basic you need the help to be.

I doubt all the hardware changes were required.
I suspect you "simply" ended up with a damaged windows installation from the loss of power.
(Hence the advisability of a UPS.)
With any luck you can still recover most of your data...
any files open at the time of power loss are likely damaged.

You have replaced the hard-drive and (re) installed windows on the new drive.

Your old drive is now out of the machine?
Or did you slave it and leave it in the machine?

If it is out of the machine, you can do the same with a USB enclosure for it.

From the new boot disk... boot,
and try to use Window's explorer to look at the old drive: Can you find files?
If so, transfer them to the new drive.
After you transfer your files, you can reinitialize the old hard drive, and...
either install it (for example) as a data-drive,
or use it as a usb drive for back-ups.

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Basically my laptop was working fine last night. I turn it on this morning and after the windows logo appears the screen goes black. However i can see and move the mouse cursor still.

I tried pressing f8 at the beginning of the start up, and tred to repair my problem using the windows 7 repair features, but it didn't work, annoyingly i forgot to set a restore point as well so i can't try that.

When i go into safe mode the exact same thing happens, but with the mouse being slightly more pixelated and blocky.

I've got a Windows 7 Premium 32 bit disk which i purchased from Windows, but when i load that up it tells me that to install it i need to log into windows, which i obviously can't.

I'm using a HP G70-120EM, i've had it for just over 12 months (Annoyingly exactly a week after the warranty is void) and like i mentioned, i've been using Windows 7 premium 32 bit for the past 2 months.

Thankyou in advance

A:Black Screen After Windows Logo

The loading of drivers and programs continue after the logo screen, so I would guess that one of them is delaying the boot during the "black" phase. Go into msconfig and disable everything on the Startup tab, after selecting the Selective startup on the General tab. If that makes a difference, then reenable the startup items one at a time, until you have pinpointed the problem. There are startup items that are not listed in msconfig, so you might find it useful to try using StartupCPL, which is freeware that you can download.

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Hi all.

Yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 pro on my system, and everything went fine and I installed all programs I usually use, and last thing I installed was net framework 3.0 (if I remember correctly). PC was rebooted once or twice before all this to apply all previous installs (updates and drivers etc). After next reboot immediately after windows logo just when it needs to log in to account, screen goes black - sometimes there's a cursor visible but mostly not. I had to do several reboots via case button until it booted normally into windows.

Note - everything seems to work fine as system fans and components are working If black screen happens, I have no way to enter safe mode (F8 doesn't work), I can just reboot through case button. I've searched solutions on microsoft site and also googled and it seems it's a frequent problem.

After researching a bit, I went into event viewer-windows logs-system, and there is a consistent set of errors showing. First I get yellow triangle warning saying "The time service has set the time with offset xxxxxx seconds". It's followed with some normal notifications and then errors which say system was shut down unexpectedly (as I hard rebooted it).
Today when I managed to log in after several reboots, I noticed it said time was 03:01 am even though it was 08:21 actually. It fixed itself automatically as I saw after some minute. There were some other yellow triangles at Event viewer-windows logs-appl... Read more

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edit - deleted this post as I fixed formatting error.

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So, my girlfriends laptop takes AGES to boot, but it boots fine in safe mode, which rules out the possibility of the HDD failing. It goes to the Windows logo, then goes black, the mouse works fine - you can see it moving about but it doesn't go further than that, no sounds are made etc..

Things I've tried:

-bootrec.exe /fixmbr & /fixboot
-last known config
-tons of spyware/malware removal etc
-sifted through the Windows folder for any weird/unrecognizable files
-turned almost everything off in the msconfig startup tab

I reallllly want to avoid re-formatting but if that's the only option left then it'll have to be done!

Anything else I can try?


A:Black Screen After Windows 7 Logo?

What make and model is her laptop?
Are all the drivers up to date. Check in Device Manager for warnings.
What OS is your girlfriends computer running?
Have you tried disabling all items in msconfig?

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Hello everybody. I am a newbie at this so please give me some credit i have recently installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 on my XP machine. Prior to this, I uninstalled other antivirus programs (avast!, ad-aware, nod32). After installing Kaspersky and updating the virus list, the software demanded the machine to be restarted. So i did. After the Windows logo now, the screen goes black. I tried to restore to a previous checkpoint but nothing happend. Any ideas?

PS try to keep your reply, if any, free of difficult technical terms. i would appriciate it

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Hello PavlosCy

What happened when you tried System Restore? Did you get an error message?
Did you try it in the following way?

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

If it still won`t work try the following
Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
Hard Disk

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
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Hello guys I have an Intel motherboard when I connect vga cable to interragded vga of pc there's no problem but when I install my graphic card and connect vga cable to it the screen turn to black after windows 7 logo
So what should I do to fix this ?
And thanks

A:Black screen after windows logo

Try loading defaults in BIOS. And then try disabling on-board from BIOS.

Can you get the mouse to that screen? Try moving mouse to extreme right and then left.
Possible the logon screen is still on the now not-attached display.

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Here we go.

My laptop is hp-dv6-3122tx with ATI 5650 and intel hd switchable graphics.

Recently my laptop started giving me a black screen after the windows logo. I was having some issues with my GPUs too.

Issues with GPU:

Sometimes my ATI card was not coming up in the device manager and i was only using intel HD. i have noticed that when that happens i can't see my laptop charging icon changes to plugged in mode even though i plug in the charger , but the laptop was of course charging perfectly . But recently i found my ATI card back in device manager and it was working pretty well. But after exactly a week I started getting some white lines appearing in the display too.

Issue of black screen:

With that knowledge i assumed that the black screen issue is a counter-product of the GPU issue. I used safemode to uninstall all the GPU drivers. Then i can log into windows and work normally and windows detects the GPUs and install the plug and play drivers. After they install it i can restart the pc and work normally. But once a shut this down and later when i try to switch it on i get the black screen issue from ground zero.

that makes me believe that this is mere a software issue. But those white lines i mentioned about is due to hardware fault i guess. I don't know what to do right now. I don't want ATI graphics, intel HD is ok. i just want to switch this thing on and do my work coz i can't afford another laptop right now.

Please help me to resolve this issue.
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A:Black screen after the windows logo.

Hello and welcome Schintoff now I am no expert by any stretch but you could try and run a scannow as a first step

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Every time I turn on my computer I get a hanging black screen and sometimes the BSOD. Just now I turned it on, waited for the black screen for some time, then pressed ctrl alt del and got a bsod some 15secs after that. Now it has performed the startup repair, the problem details are as follows:
problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03:unknown
Problem Signature 04: 14
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: 0XF4
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
It says that the Startup Repair cannot repair the computer automatically. Help really appreciated.
Oh, and I can turn it on in safe mode. EDIT: It appears that I cannot get into safe mode either, although previously I could have. I get the BSOD even when I try to boot in safe mode. The last file it tries to load in safe mode is avgidshx.sys then I get a black screen. OMG i got to the welcome screen just now (safe mode with command prompt).

A:Black screen after Windows logo

The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
In Safe Mode with Command Prompt type in cmd in the Search programs and files.cmd will appear in Programs above, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.   
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.  
A page similar to the one below will open.
Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.

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Hello, today i was working on the PC when the power got down for a second, i started the pc and the power blinked again, so i just waited 30 mins or so and i turned on the pc again, but this time it only got to the color balls that form the windows logo, showed the "please wait" message with a black background to finally led me to a black screen with the windows 7 ultimate logo on the bottom center, a button with some accesibility options to the left and the red button to turn off and reset the machine,i cant do anything more, Ctrl+Alt+Supr doesn't work or the windows key+R. starting in safe mode doesn't change anything neither. my specs are:

Intel core 2 duo 2.4 ghz
2 gb RAM
250 GB HDD
geForce 9500 gt

PS: i didn't install or configure anything before the second time the power got down, and after the first one the pc started fine.

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Anyone? please i need help!

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Hi there,

I recently got a blue screen and after turning it back on, I've got a black screen after the windows logo appears. I can move the mouse but that is about it.

Has anyone had this problem or know how the fix it?

It's an Acer E1-571


A:Black screen after windows logo

After you get to the stage when you see just the black background and the cursor:

Press 1 (one) time CTR+ALT+DEL
On the Window that opens, select New>Task
On the new Window, navigate into C:\Windows and find explorer.
Select it and click OK.

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Hi i get black screen after i updated my gfx drivers wenn i went windows 7, it worked on vista if i didnt updated driver 4 gfx got a 8800gts tryed to update bios and still didnt worked dont now what to plz help

A:Black screen after windows logo

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before the troubles began. You may have to boot from the Windows DVD or repair disc to do so.

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now i think some where on this sight some one had asked about this but i cant find it so if they did sorry for the repeat but any way heres the problem

after the windows logo the screen shuts down and goses to sleep i can get in to safe mode and all the way in to windows with out the drivers i have tryed 2-3 diffrent drivers and it has done this with each one the video card is a ati safire (ya i know i cant spell) 9200 .... short of replacing the video card i'm running out of ideas having never seen this problem befor, is this just a bad video card i have made sure that it didint some how get set over that the screen was able to display

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NM figured it out it was a bad GPU messed me up sence this is the first card i seen that had no visual defects from going out

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to repair a PC. So my sister was using her PC just fine and then she said she had a purple screen in the morning when trying to use it for school and she tried restarting it. Well here comes another problem. The PC went to black screen after Windows logo and keyboard is not lighting up like it's not even connected. Somehow I managed to do a clean install of Windows and everything was going fine. So I started downloading drivers and everything and then all of a sudden the PC goes to black screen, keyboard not responding. I'm trying to figure out what is the cause of this.

Graphic card is Sapphire 7870

I5 3570K is the CPU

Tried switching to onboard graphic card and still have the black screen.

From CMD (Windows recovery) I ran CHKDSK /F /R and the test was ok.

Help me please.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi there
My xp PC won't boot up. It gets as far as the Windows logo and then goes black and stays there. If I force a shutdown by holding down the power button I can boot up in safe-mode, or I can choose the option to boot using the last known good configuration, in which case everything works normally until I shut-down and restart again.

I tried a diagnostic startup but no improvement.

I've done a full virus scan.

I downloaded a copy of HDHacker and backed up the boot records with a view to running FIXMBR. But first I wanted to check with someone who knows what they're doing that this would be a good idea, and that I might be on the right track, or suggest a better option

Thanks in advance

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How long would you typically wait? Try letting it sit for an hour at the black screen. Also, does ctrl+alt+del work or do you see a mouse cursor?

If that is the only account you have, try making a new temporary one and see if that will change anything.

You can also try running Process Monitor to provide us a log of the boot-up proces. There is an option to have it run at boot-up to record boot process. You'll need to set it up for this, which can be done by:

1. First, go to File then Backing Files... and instead of having it use pagefile have it log everything directly to an actual file. Name it as you wish in the directory you want.

2. Go to Options then Enable Boot Logging.

Restart the computer and let it boot up normally. Let it sit at the black screen for a bit. If you do not hear your PC chugging at all or see the disk activity light on the front of the PC flashing, then restart then go back into safe mode and open up the file with Process Monitor. Go to file then Save As and save it as another file (default options are ok), zip it up and send it to us.

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So recently I formatted my laptop and installed graphic drivers, once I do and restart, after windows starting thing, the screen goes black. Only when i go to safe mode and disable 1 graphic druver it works.
My graphic drivers are AMD and Intel. Now I installed Intel, and its fine, but when I install AMD, after restart screen goes black. Please help me
My specs:-http://i.imgur.com/tZG4pJu.png

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Hey guys,

Yesterday I was trying to install newer AMD drivers of all sorts of stuff, and it was bugging me because it was really difficult to install and was always stuck at "Installing AMD Display Driver". I tried to find fixes and people told me to use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to uninstall my drivers then install the new ones, but DDU wasn't working for me so I ended up manually uninstalling my drivers through Device Manager. Nothing happened but I still couldn't install my new drivers, so I eventually just shut off my laptop. Today, I turned it on and after the Windows logo, I just got a black screen and it just sat there forever until I forcefully shut it off. I'm guessing something happened to my graphics drivers while installing/uninstalling my drivers yesterday. Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks, Mark

EDIT: I can't boot into Safe Mode either, same result :/

A:Black screen after Windows Logo

I used my Windows 8 installation disk to do a system restore, and thankfully DDU did actually make a restore point even though it wasn't functioning! Though it did say the system restore failed due to an error, after I pressed ok to the message, it randomly restarted the computer and normally booted into Windows 8, and said 'System Restore completed successfully.' Phew!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. Just took it out of the box, it comes loaded with Windows Vista. When i started it up it booted really fast all the way up until the round windows logo with the little sound, then the screen goes black and just sits there for about 3 minutes with the mouse showing, and then it finished loading like normal.

I can't seem to figure out whats causing it. Any ideas?

A:Screen goes black after Windows Logo

it is checking the system components at that time.
One of them isn't answering but it knows it is there so it keeps trying.
If u just got it, call Dell.
u can check ur device manager to see if there is anything showing a problem or not listed that should be.

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Hello everyone

I seem to have a problem with my vga, at least thats what i think it is from reading many other posts.

I have just got a new mobo, which was working fine until the other day when it started taking a good 5 mins to load up. So i tried to repair xp and then it would stop with 34 mins remaining. i managed to get around this problem by starting set up in debugging mode.

As always, it created another problem with my services and dhcp would not start so i took the drastic action of backing up my stuff using crappy files & settings transfer wizard. After that i done a full format and re-installed xp. It resolved the problems with the services not starting. the display was looking fine.

But yet again, it created another problem, i tried to transfer my files & settings which would work, but the display would be very patchy like with no icons in start menu or my documents. i downloaded the latest driver for my graphics card (ATI Radeon 9600) and installed it which seemed to install ok as there were no error messages.

Re-started the pc hoping it would sort the display out but instead it would load the windows logo with the progress bar and then when i should be seeing the welcome screen it just goes blank with only the mouse cursor visble. my hdd led is on and appears to be loading stuff but no matter how long i leave it it will not show anything.

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A:Black screen after windows logo. Please HELP!!!

what are the temps in the bios, pls list full computer specs here

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In system restore there is two users but i don't know the passwords i never get one to begin with.

Black screen after logo

please help

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My mom's computer has Windows XP, and I have been searching all over the internet for a solution to the problem she is having, I have got nothing so far.

The computer gets to the Windows loading screen, and will go to a black screen. It will not boot in any modes, safe mode, vga mode, last known good configuration. Nothing works. When I try loading it in safe mode It will start running down the file list and stop at one (C:\windows\system32\mup.sys).

I tried to go to repair with the disk and tried the chkdsk /r and it said it found one or more volume errors but were corrected, but it didn't help the problem.

I really don't know if anything was happening odd before or after this happened because it is my mom's computer and she just says it was normal up to now. Any info you guys have is appreciated.


A:Black Screen After Windows Logo

If you have a XP CD for this computer you follow this to repair your XP.


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It crashed during a Witcher 3 game, now it won't show any display past the windows logo, then my monitor just informs me, 'No Display Input' .

Two drives, booting from SSD, but HDD has older Windows 10 copy.

GTX 670 and onboard intel graphics, none disabled. Have two screens running and plugged into the GTX 670, one hdmi and other displayport, displayport is the main monitor.

I reset the BIOS. Safemode is working with the GTX 670, not sure about onboard graphics. Boot order is correct. Only displayport, keyboard and mouse are plugged in.

Doing an SFC /scannow run now.

Please let me know if there's anything else I could try out.

Thank you.

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When I turn on the computer, I get to the windows logo screen and then my monitor light flicks off and on for a second and the screen goes black with just the white arrow cursor. This started after two attempts at repairing windows earlier today when it refused to boot up past the logo screen. After about 15 minutes, the "windows is starting" screen comes up and then the "Welcome" screen. After that it hangs up. I have tried booting in safe mode, vga mode, hit my head on the wall mode and nothing works. I tried searching online, but can't find a solution that works for this scenario.

I would appreciate any help you can give me!

A:Black screen after windows logo

try a full install of windows xp. you said you tried repairing.. i would say it is time tor reinstall then.

wipe it clean and start over

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I'm not getting the blue screen of death anymore, just a black screen after the windows logo. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance?

- Eternally Pierced​

A:Black Screen After Windows Logo

Try safemode to determine if windows is loading or not.
If it is, set bios to default values and disconnect everything except the video card and bootdrive.
If that solves it, connect things one at a time.

If windows doesn't load, reste bios and try again.

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Howdy friends

My PC specs

Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
Crucial MX 100 - 250 GB SSD
Seagate 500 GB + 160 GB HDD
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 GB GPU
Cooler Master 500W PSU

So today morning when I turned on my computer, after the windows logo, the screen went black. No cursor, nothing. I have not added any hardware to my PC recently

I tried logging into Safe Mode and was able to do so. I did a system restore and then was able to boot without any issues. However, when I restarted, it again got stuck post that Windows Logo screen

I uninstalled my display driver and was able to login normally. After the driver installed on it's own, I restarted and it got stuck again.

Then I unplugged the VGA cable from my PCI GPU and plugged it into my onboard graphics port. I changed the primary graphics adapter in the BIOS and was able to login without any issues. I downloaded the onboard graphics driver from ASUS website (AMD Catalyst) and when I restarted, I got a BSOD and it went into a loop of restarting > BSOD > restart.

I have attempted startup repair, system restore but nothing seems to work. I can however, intermittently login without any problem. But 8 out of 10 times, I am getting stuck past the Windows Logo screen

Logs from event viewer:-

The DHCP Client service depends on the Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not f... Read more

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I am trying to install a new operating system. I have Windows XP Professional on one partition, I deleted it to install Windows XP Essential. When the CD asks me to reboot the PC so it can finish the installation the screen goes black. Now after a while I get a blue screen saying that Windows XP is checking a disk for consistancy. When it finishes the screen freezes and nothing else happens.

A:Black Screen After Windows XP Logo


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Hey, need some help yet again!

Yesterday, I downloaded Mission Against Terror (New MMOFPS), and I downloaded it. Upon updating with the patcher, my laptop went haywire. It started opening up random IE windows, slow speed, etc etc.

I did a whole memory scan, and a malware/adware/spyware scan. There were several viruses and whatnot, but what is important are the files: SVC2.exe and 2008.exe, you'll find it why later on. The anti-virus said that it had fixed/deleted everything.

So, I restarted my laptop, hoping that I'd get it up and running in safe mode for any further scans. Unfortunately, when I restarted it, after the windows 7 loading screen (which is right before login screen), a black screen appeared. With nothing at all. Not even a cursor. BLACK. JUST BLACK with NO keyboard access/mouse access. But, that's expected since it's BEFORE the login screen. It's the same with normal boot, boot that does that "last best used option" or whatever, safe mode, with networking, etc etc. All the same. Black screen.

Good thing I had WIN XP on my other hard drive. So, I booted up into WIN XP (where I'm posting this from), and did a FULL (NOT QUICK) system scan, to find the SAME Viruses YET AGAIN: SVC2.exe and 2008.exe, along with some other minor tracking cookies and what-not. Win XP (on second drive) is also having a few problems, like IE shutting down every second (using firefox now). Think this is a whole system prob. But, why? Didn't the antivirus-es fix it? I... Read more

A:Black Screen BEFORE Login screen and AFTER Windows 7 logo/loading!

Hi your problem can best be addressed in the security section of the forum

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Ok it all started when I ran Nod32 antivirus. I ran it because I had some viruses on my computer that I wanted to get rid of. After the scan there were 180 some detected objects that were quarantined or deleted. So then I restart my computer and after the windows xp logo there is just a black screen with no cursor. And after awhile the computer will just restart and try booting up again. I tried going into safe mode and safe mode with command prompt but I still get a black screen with no cursor. The last known good configuration doesn't work either. I'm pretty frustrated because I did nothing wrong. I am also having a feeling that nod32 might have quarantined some infected files that are essential for Windows Xp to boot. I also do not have any windows xp disks with me because I lost them a very long time ago. Is there anything I can do to fix my computer? Thanks.

A:Windows XP won't boot. Black screen with no cursor after the logo screen.

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Good Morning,

For the past several months I have been having problems with my HP desktop computer. When my system reboots I sometimes get a black screen with nothing on it or it gets stuck on the windows logo or I get a blue screen with a bunch of writing.

The blue screen tends to happen with the computer goes into hibernation. So I changed my settings to that it doesn't happen but I would like to fix that so that I can give my computer a rest during the time that I'm not using it.

I have checked for malware, viruses you name it... nothing.

HP HPE-180t
Windows 7 SP1
Intel core i7 930 @2.80GHz
9.00 GB RAM
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

If you need further info please let me know. ;)
ps I had wonderful support several years ago regarding my laptop.. thank you once again :)

A:Black screen, Blue Screen & Stuck on Windows logo

Hello Britt,


I would like to fix that so that I can give my computer a rest during the time that I'm not using it.

The best way to do this is to simply turn it off; it will also save on the electricty bills too.
When I am not using my machine, I turn it off, because here in South Australia we have the second highest electricity charges in the world.


I get a blue screen with a bunch of writing.

Can you tell us what the blue screen says; usually this is due to a recent hardware or software change; however, in your instance it might be the Hibernation feature that is malfunctioning.
Post back with the information about the blue screen, please.

Kind Regards,

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I did Not install anything or change ANY screen resolution or something, I Just did a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan, I have the virus worm.win32.skynet and i thought Malwarebytes' could get it out, the scan finished and I had to restart my comp, And so i DId and then all of a sudden Booting into Windows Normally had my screen stuck on a black screen after the Windows Logo Displayed, I tried EVERY Safe Mode and it would just pause and stop loading while it was TRYING to get into Safe Mode
I do not have a Laptop, I have a Dell. I cannot really buy anything at the moment.. So PLEASE Help me D:.. Im good with computers but I can't solve this problem and my family is laughing at me thinking I suck now

Thank You,

A:Computer has a black screen after Windows Logo

Do you have the Dell XP CD that should have come with the computer? If yes, pop it in the tray and set the boot option to CD first and then see if it offers you any options other than taking the system back to the factory settings - that's the one you don't want. If it offers you a Command Prompt, try FIXMBR and FIXBOOT to see if they help.


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I've been running Vista for a few months now without much complaint until recently. After booting, the green loading bar is followed by the windows logo before the screen flickers several dark colors and then produces a black screen with a movable cursor. The hard drive light remains unlit after the black screen. Running in safe mode gives the same result. I do not have a repair disk and I would rather not wipe the hard drive with a factory default disk as I have important data on my hard disk.

I am running Toshiba Satellite with an Intel Core™2 Duo Processor T5550, 2 GB RAM and an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 - 256 MB

I've been trying to restore my pc for a few days now with no luck. HELP!


A:Black Screen and Cursor after windows logo

Originally Posted by revor


I've been running Vista for a few months now without much complaint until recently. After booting, the green loading bar is followed by the windows logo before the screen flickers several dark colors and then produces a black screen with a movable cursor. The hard drive light remains unlit after the black screen. Running in safe mode gives the same result. I do not have a repair disk and I would rather not wipe the harddrive as I have important data on my hard disk.

I am running Toshiba Satellite with an Intel Core?2 Duo Processor T5550, 2 GB RAM and an ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 3470 - 256 MB

I've been trying to restore my pc for a few days now with no luck. HELP!


I`m no Vista PRO, but the first thing i would do is:

Run Vista Startup Repair, that can be found in the tutorials.
(It is quite easy, just boot from the CD, and Repair it.)

If this doesn`t work, try to boot in safe mode and then Backup your things.
(To run in Safe Mode, i use the method, turn on wait until the vista logo comes, then turn off by the button, so next time you boot, you can choose to Safe Mode)

Backup the computer by a External Drive. ( Don`t use DVDs, its a waste)

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I recently installed drivers for my tascam us-144 on laptop running Windows 8.1. It worked for a while but sometimes the screen freezes and I have to do a hard reset. It would boot back on, but it would still randomly freeze and I would have to do another hard reset.

Just last night, when it froze again, I did another hard reset but now it just shows a black screen after the boot logo. I think it was the tascam drivers that messed it up, but when I try to go into safe mode to remove it, it still does the same thing.

Any help?
(Sorry if I posted in the wrong board.)

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THIS IS RESOLVED NOW =) Check my last post if you are at all curious as to the cause.
Sigh, Black screen after windows logo.

Hey all, first of all sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I don't know what exactly is causing the issue so I am not sure yet where to place this post.

So last night I turned off my PC as usual. Rebooted it this morning and every time the Windows 7 Logo disappears, all I see is a black screen, no mouse pointer, cant bring up task manager, the pc seems unresponsive. I am currently running the PC in safe mode.

There are other threads on the forums and on google, I have tried everything so far. As a list for you, this is what I have tried:

Windows Restore
Windows Repair
Reinstalling Windows 7 (will not allow me to do so from safe mode)
Booting Windows in low resolution mode.
Booting windows from the Win 7 CD I made, this causes me to get past the windows logo, then all I see is a mouse pointer and a windows background.
Using winkey + P does nothing.

I have 2 GeForce 9800 GX2s - I use 2 displays normally, occasionally using a third. The machine was running fine last night and no new software has been installed for the past 3 days. I assume the issue is multi-display related, however the pc is totally non responsive after the windows logo which suggests something else =/.

I am totally at a loss and need this PC for my work (I work from home in Austria for several comp... Read more

A:Sigh, Black screen after windows logo.

Have you tried only running with one video card and monitor and seeing if you can get it to work properly like that? I'm not sure what the next step after that would be but that would seem like a good place to start. And if it worked, at least you'd have better access to your system back and perhaps you could start adding things back to try to isolate what exactly is causing the problems.

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OS : Windows 7 32bit
Ram: 2gb
HDD: Seagate 500gb
PSU : Fortress
I am troubleshooting my friends pc now. When I turned on the computer , it stuck on Black screen with Cursor after the windows logo and it wo'nt proceed booting. I'm just seeking of your opinions/ideas if this is caused by a faulty ram or a faulty motherboard?
Thanks in advance.

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my screen also goes blank after the windows logo display, i have tried restarting, starting in safe mode and the monitor continues to remain black after the windows logo. When i restart in safe mode my computer shows files in ms dos and appears to crash. I changed my display settings and can't get back on to my normal desktop. i cannot get back on to change my settings. i have also tried to start at last known save point and this neither doesn't work. I went into bios and switched my display adapter to the onboard card, still no luck. I don't think there is a motherboard problem like my last comp, but I can't logon to switch the display settings, once I get to the logon on screen, my display goes black. cheers 4 help.

xp pro
celeronD 3.3ghz
512mb ram
100gb hd
(video card) radeon9200 128mb

A:Windows Logo Shows Then Screen Goes Black

Can you get into Safe Mode? To do this, try tapping the F8 key repeatedly just before the Windows splash screen shows up.

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I have a problem booting Windows 7, after I press power button, it gets to the first (OEM) screen, then after it just goes black and stays like that forever. If I press ctrl+alt+del while it's black, it just restarts and same thing happens again. I tried booting from Windows 7 DVD, and using system recovery/repair but it doesnt help. I also made a new boot record using bcdedit commands in recovery console but it still won't work. What can I do?

A:Can't boot Windows 7, black screen before logo

you using physical maching , or try this OS as vm ?
i beleive this case caused by improper graphic Card .

did your machine face microsft prerequirties or recommended specifications .

Youda Martziano

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Hello there! I'm having an issue with one of my windows Vista systems. It's a HP computer (blah, I know)... and is several years old. It's issue of late occurs on start-up. After attempting to "Start windows normally", the system will display the load screen then immediately go to a black screen. It doesn't restart... it just stays black. I've tried to go into Safe Mode as well as do a system restore and go to the last known good config. Nothing works. The problem is there is over 200 gb worth of work, school and personal files on this system I need to export to my external hd. After that I don't care what happens to this freakin computer.

If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

Edit: It's a x86 Windows Vista Home Premium OS.

A:Black screen after windows vista logo


Please go through this tutorial: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Let us know if it helps

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Hello! So recently I've been dealing with a lot of malware/trojans on my laptop, in any case after a scan/cleaning with adwcleaner and a restart the computer no longer boots, it sits up to the windows boot logo and afterwards is only a black screen (with movable cursor) 
So far I've attempted to run all versions of Safemode, same result. 
ANY help would be greatly appreciated, I do have sensitive information on the HDD so formatting isn't really an option I'd like to explore at this point in time.
Thank you

A:Infinite black screen after Windows logo

Try to boot a Live Linux distro from a flashdrive or CD. If successful, that would definitely indicate HDD problems. You should also be able to retrieve your "sensitive information" from that drive before re-formatting.

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I've just finished building my first computer but it seems that I messed something up.

After I finish installing Windows on my SSD (from booting Windows Creation Tool on USB) it works fine for about 10-30 mins. But as I'm about to download drivers the screen goes black and restarts, where afterwards only the wallpaper and task bar is visible (no cursor and very limited keyboard function). The task bar icons still get highlighted but I can't view anything, including the task manager, although it does open (i.e. only the icon appears on the task bar, but the window doesn't appear on the desktop). Once this happens and I reboot my PC, the screen goes black/blank after the Windows logo. The black screen happens every time I try rebooting hereafter (i.e. I can no longer log in to my PC no matter how many times I reboot.).

I've tried reinstalling windows, but the exact same things happen (within 10-30 mins, screen goes black, comes back with only wallpaper/task bar visible, black screen occurring every reboot thereafter). I have no idea if this is a software or hardware issue.

I've tried both installing Windows on my SSD and HDD but the issue is still the same. I can still access the BIOS since the black screen occurs after the Windows logo loads.

Hopefully someone could offer any suggestions, or should I just bring the PC to a professional to take a look?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Hello there! I'm having an issue with one of my windows Vista systems. It's a HP computer (blah, I know)... and is several years old. It's issue of late occurs on start-up. After attempting to "Start windows normally", the system will display the load screen then immediately go to a black screen. It doesn't restart... it just stays black. I've tried to go into Safe Mode as well as do a system restore and go to the last known good config. Nothing works. The problem is there is over 200 gb worth of work, school and personal files on this system I need to export to my external hd. After that I don't care what happens to this freakin computer.

If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

Edit: It's a x86 Windows Vista Home Premium OS.

A:Black screen after windows vista logo

Try booting from your CD and choose repair..

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A black screen keeps coming on after the windows startup logo. When I disable my IntelhHD graphic driver everything goes normal, but with it it won't let me use regular mode except safe mode.
It would be grateful if you guys could help me.

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My desktop will load up to the windows logo and then go to a black screen. I believe it is a driver issue but I cannot get into windows to update them.
Things I have tried myself to resolve this issue.
- Use different VGA cable
- Use my onboard GPU to load into windows (problem persists)
- Load in through safe mode, on two different monitors (get message: input timing error)
Anybody ever deal with this? I can't seem to find any other options.

A:Load up to windows logo and then black screen

What hardware? Make make/model? what's the os?

Thanks, and welcome.


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Since I moved my pc to a LAN-party it takes dozens of time to get the computer starting without a boot loop.

When it starts my pc screen goes on standby after the windows loading screen while Safe-mode works perfect.

Could it be hardware related? because I might have been staticly charged at the LAN-party since I felt electricity everytime I touched the metal of the case.

A:Boot loop and black screen after windows logo

It could be hardware related, so we can run some tests. I'm wondering why safe mode works fine.

First off, are you really using XP, or are you using Vista/7?

The first thing I would do is open up the case and check your connections. Pull out the RAM and seat it firmly, make sure the hard drive power and SATA cables are in tight.

Any cable you see, make sure it's in securely.

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