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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am having this problem on my other computer. I just installed 2 cold cathodes into the case then wired it all back up with the cathodes connected into the power supply and now windows wont boot for me. The motherboard settings and bios load fine... then the normal windows XP loading screen comes up and loads then as soon as it finishes the screen goes all black and my monitor (flatscreen LCD) says that it is not reciving a signal... So I boot it in safe mode and it boots fine. I have already reinstalled my VGA drivers and still nothing. I have been attempting to fix this for a little over 3 hours now and still nothing. HELP PLEASE!

Specs:
AMD athalon 64 3000+
Gig of DDR400
asus K8N mother board
Geforce FX5500

Thanks in advance!

-Zak
 

A:Bios Loads fine, Windows loads then black screen, boots fine in safe

Disconnect the cathodes and the try to boot. If it works then your power supply isnt putting out enough juice for all the extras.
 

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My asus n73jq boots up, I hear it start windows, all lights that should be on are on.
The whole time my screen is black, no mouse cursor nothing.

This happens now after I restarted my notebook because the graphics were garbled. Just restarts with a black screen. I can see that the screen light up to a lighter shade of black but it stays black.

So far I've done the battery out power button thing, reseated the ram. I couldn't get to my gpu though.

I will try another monitor shortly, but I am pretty stumped.

Two weeks ago i installed a new hard drive. I have installed all necessary drivers. It worked fine for he last two weeks. Some weird graphics while playing minecraft, one restart and black screen now. I don't get it.

A:Boots up fine, black screen.

hooked the notebook up to a monitor and its working..
I am going to try to install a newer graphics driver, but I am not sure what else to do. help.

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Hi, my laptop is a Pavilion 17-049wm.  It used to have windows 8 but I changed it to windows 7 when I first got it.  The computer worked great until the warranty went out and it started acting up.  The symptoms are, when the computer is put into sleep or shut all the way down, the monitor sometimes stays black even though the computer boots up fully. It used to be a lot worse but a little tweaking has made it blackscreen only 25% of the time. What I have noticed.  If I go into sleep, the screen always stays off. If turn the computer on with only battery power it usually wont start the screen.  (NO bios display or anything but still boots)  When the computer is plugged in the screen normally works. (About 80% of the time.)  These symptoms are actually an improvement over what it used to do.  I flashed the bios and it caused the screen to come on sometimes.  Before it would never come on under any condition and I had to use a secondary monitor. Things that I have tried that make no difference: swapping the ram in every combination possible including single sticks.  Taking the battery out and holding the power button for a minute.   Someone told me to take the battery out and leave it on ac power for about an hour.  The screen booted but I just chalk that up to it working better plugged in.  When I booted on battery it went back to... Read more

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I recently transported my (Acer Aspire 5100 series, Windows XP) laptop using a normal laptop-carrying bag (the laptop was upside down for around 4 hours). As a result the battery ran out and when I next attempted to turn it on using the power cord the laptop booted up just fine, but the screen will not turn on (nor does the built-in OrbiCam camera light at the top come on). I can hear the normal music the system makes when turning on and the cd drive will open normally....
I have tried rebooting numerous times as well as taking the battery/power cord out and pressing in the power button for 30+ seconds while holding the laptop upside down (which for some reason was a very common solution that came up on a Google search). Still no luck.
I use this laptop for my daily work, need it desperately, and would greatly appreciate a timely response.
thanks so much in advance!!!
 

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i recently cleaned my pc,after i got a new hard disk,i installed it,after when i started it ,nothing happens.i have checked the ram,,,it gets no signal from the pc, i got a new video card, it is working it is booting,before i press the start at the cabinet,please help,
 

A:no bios screen,no signal for screen but pc boots

few questions
make and model of PC
you have doe quite a few things
cleaned PC
installed new HD
New video card

can give a lot of detail - why have you done the above and what did you do.

did you have onboard video before - or just replace the card - some make and models would help here to
 

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Hi,

I have been facing with this strange issue lately. On pressing the power button the laptop powers up with the lenovo logo then it again goes blank, then it again comes with the same lenovo screen and then boots fine directly into the welcome screen, which is fine but this isn't how it used to boot up until a week ago.

A week ago upon pressing the power button the lenovo logo popped up and after few seconds it went directly to the welcome screen, it took about 8-10 sec to boot up but now it takes double the time, sometimes even a minute to go into the welcome screen because it boots twice.

I have done test with the lenovo hardware solution tool which returned no error. I haven't made any changes to bios settings and the laptop is very mildly used just for movies and word tasks.

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I think this is where I should be posting this. I'm booting fine in safe mode, and it will be ok booting normal until I get to the desktop. Once I get there, I can see my desktop but it has lines across it and I'm not sure what's happening.

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So my 2 year old satellite screen appears "dead". The system boots fine (XP) and I can see everything when attached to external monitor.

Is this video connection? screen? other? where should I have this repaired? THanks.
 

A:black screen - Toshiba notebook - boots fine with external monitor

Tricky........

Are you sure that you have not accidently switched to mode where your laptop is only displaying to external monitor. you should find instructions in handbook. See if both external monitor and Main screen show up on display properties, make sure you know how to switch back to your external monitor if it does not automatically find and display on external monitor first.

if the default monitor montor setting is not the problem then your screen has failed and you will need to have your screen replaced. if you still have warranty then send it back to manufacturer or where you purchaced it from.

No warranty? then take to local computer shop, (shop around dont just go to PC World or major outlet)
Laptop displays are very expensive.
 

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

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

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

I haven't gotten any new hardware for years.

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

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

Thanks in advance.

A:XP Boots to a Blank Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone please help?

A:PC Boots up to blank screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third party utilities allow me to see files on drive.

Cannot get to safe mode.

Short of reloading Win 7 what suggestions would you have?

Thanks.
 

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

A:Boots to a blank screen

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

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

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

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

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

This laptop was working normally until this morning.

What can I do to troubleshoot this?

A:Boots to blank screen

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

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

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

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Hello everyone. I'm new the the forums here (as in just registered), but I need some help please. Basically after attempting to open firefox today (as I have probably over 20 times a day for the last year at least), I received a blue screen of death, and now my computer seems to be shot. I know how difficult it is to diagnose something without being able to see it, so I made a short little 4 min video of me trying to turn it on and what it does. Hopefully this has happened to at least someone before.

Blue Screen of Death - YouTube

A:[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re

Hi,

From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

2. If possible using another system, possibly a laptop... etc, download and run Memtest86+ -

Memtest86+:


Quote:




Download Memtest86+ here:





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http://www.memtest.org/

Which should I download?

You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

How Memtest works:

Memtest86 writes a series of test patterns to most memory addresses, reads back the data written, and compares it for errors.

The default pass does 9 different tests, varying in access patterns ... Read more

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So I've had this computer for almost a year:
HP Pavillion a1250n
250G Maxtor HDD
2x 512mb DDR 3200 ram 400Hz (1Gig)

Brought to it's knees this weekend enexpectedly, I am attempting to install Windows XP Pro. I have used the maxtor diagnostic util to wipe the HDD to all zeroes, leaving one big unpartitioned space.

When I boot from the Windows XP CD it goes though the install just fine, formats the space, and copies the files, seemingly alright. When it reboots, it goes through the whole BIOS screen fine, it again asks to press any key to boot from CD, and if nothing is pressed goes directly to a blank screen, no cursor, no loading, nothing. Leaving it for up to an hour does nothing. Monitor is on, and signal seems active, but nothing is coming though.

I can access recovery console, but I'm getting in over my head at that point. Can anything in there help me?

Any advice is good advice, I messed with this all weekend long and it is getting old.
Thanks
 

A:Windows half installs, blank screen after BIOS screen

Hi

When the PC reboots after copying files it should then read from the boot device, it may be possible that the BIOS is set incorrectly with the boot device not being set as the bootable drive.

Go into BIOS and ensure that the first bootable device is the HD you are loading windows onto, also remove any devices attached to the bootable drive such as any slave drives and that the jumper is set to master, not slave or cable select, if the CD rom that you are loading windows from is slaved to the master drive then place it on its own IDE channel and rerun the setup from scratch.

The only other time I have seen this happen is when the drive itself is flaky, that was only once though and I had to replace the drive.

Regards
 

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Hi when i start my computer, everything is fine harddrive, fans and everything, but my monitor stays blinking like if the computer is off and my mouse and keyboard arent lighting up either. I have had this problem happen to me before a couple of times when i was using the computer but i usually just restart and it works again. This time when i restart it gives me the same thing, ive tried switching monitors and still no go . Ive tried to attach my other computer to the same monitor and mouse and it works fine im on windows XP
 

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

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

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

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A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

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

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

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A non-technical friend has asked me to look at his Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A-159.

It was a Christmas present and has functioned perfectly for eight months ? two days ago (in his words) ?it won?t boot?. Actually it does, into a screen with no login but options for shutdown / restart / enable on screen keyboard etc (reading these forums, not an uncommon problem).

Safe mode works fine, even with network. Regressing the last three system restore points (one at a time) makes no difference. CHKDSK (at the DOS prompt) reports no problems. Service Station (in safe mode) won?t start as ?it may be corrupt ? please re-install or reboot?. I don?t know how to do the former (and am not sure it?s a good idea unless I know it will fix the issue), reboot makes no difference. Booting with logging or debug would maybe be helpful if I knew where it logged to!

I suspect he has upgraded to 8.1 from the Microsoft site, not Toshiba. Before I do a complete backup of data, regress to Windows 8 and follow the (quite complex) instructions for upgrading to 8.1 properly, is there anything else I can try?

A:Satellite Pro C70-A-159 boots to (almost) blank screen

Hi Adrian

I also think that you should test functionality with original ?factory settings?. Talk with your friend and ask him if there are some important data saved on his machine. Make backup and install original recovery image.

Here is short description - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm
What you can also do before you start is to create recovery media, just to be sure you had it if something goes wrong. You can create this media using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator.

Reinstall original recovery image and check a bit how it works. Later you can upgrade it to Win8.1.
Here is Toshiba?s page about steps how to do this - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-message/

I think your friend will be happy when you do all this and bring him back 100% working machine and Win8.1.

Good luck

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I was recently playing CS:S online when the computer froze up entirely. I powered off.

Upon restarting, the computer got through POST and the Windows (XP Pro SP2) loading screen. At this point, the monitor went black, excepting for the mouse cursor, which is responsive. This has been the behavior in restarting since then. I've left it in this state for over an hour without any progress.

Using a Windows boot floppy disk and/or using Safe Mode does not help.

I'd like to retrieve my files at the least, and preferably get this computer back in working condition so that I can enjoy it over Thanksgiving.

Let me know if you've got ideas as to how to fix this.
 

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Hi guys I'm very new here and will deeply appreciate it you can help me with this problem.

I have one user in the office, his computer which has windows XP, boots up to a blank screen. It shows the manufacturer logo and windows XP splash screens but after that it just a blank screen. I also noticed that the Hard drive LED is chugging away as if it still is loading windows. But as I said the screen is blank.


Steps taken:

I have already unistalled the video driver. (Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT) and it works fine.
I re-installed the driver again using the CD that came with the video card and the same happens.
I uninstalled again the video driver and downloaded the newest driver for that graphics card from the Nvidia website, installed it and the same thing happens.
Right now I temporarily unistalled the video driver and the computer is working fine, but I need to install the video driver for this because the user has some applications that require that the driver be installed.


Please help?

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I just put together a new decent computer for my old lady so she will stay off mine, well everything boots up and starts but the screen stays blank. What could be the problem? If you need more info just ask.

Specs:
Amd 4600+ x2
Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G (AM2)
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 (2 1024mb)
Maxtor Hard Drive SATA
evga nVidia 7900 GT KO (not installed)
500 watt psu
 

A:Comp Boots; Blank Screen

is your graphics card plugged in?
 

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

A:Vista boots to a blank screen!

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

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

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My laptop will boot just fine but nothing comes on the screen. Its a bit older so I figured I had nothing to lose so I took it apart. When I did that, I found a piece (which I am not sure what it is) that was broken, and put it back where it obviously went. I booted the computer and the screen came on. I didn't have any drives in so it said "no drives found. " I thought I had found the culprit, so I put the drives back in, and now it won't work again. I've looked online every where to try and find out what the broken piece was or what it does, but can't find it anywhere. My best explanation of the piece is; its a black square
1" x 1", maybe 1/16" thick. It looks like it may be graphite or something. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:Computer boots but screen is blank

Welcome to TSG...

Can you post a picture? Better yet a picture including where you put the piece to make the display work?
 

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This is a somewhat elaborate problem, and I haven't been able to get to the bottom of it. Here's the story"

I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP1.
AMD64 3800+
GIGABYTE Dual BIOS 939 motherboard
OCV PLATINUM 3200 RAM (1 GB)

About a week ago I powered down my computer via the shutdown option in the start menu. It got hung up, so I shut it down manually. The next day when I turned my computer on, Windows informed me that my C:windows/system32/config/system file had been corrupted. I used the recovery console and replaced each of the five registry files using the method from the Microsoft support website.
Note: For debugging purposes, I took out an old hard drive and and attempted to install XP. It halted about 90% through the installation and reported a Machine Check Exception error. I had a slight overclock on the memory and had the voltages running 0.2V higher than normal. I changed the voltages back and tuned the BUS back to 200 MHz. This error is gone for the time being.
Anyway, when attempted to boot, Windows informs me that it was shutdown improperly and gives me the option of booting from safe mode, normally, from last know configuration. It does not matter what method I choose, Windows boots to a blank black screen with a mouse cursor. At the top and bottom of the screen is says what version of windows I'm running and that I'm running SP1 (and if I boot from safe mode, it says Safe mode too). I can move the mouse around, and theres nothing ... Read more

A:Windows XP boots to a blank screen

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

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

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

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

Many Thanks

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

A:Windows XP boots to a blank screen.

Hello will1992

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

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

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

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

Specs for the machine as follows:
Computer Model
Inspiron N5050

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version
A03

BIOS Date ... Read more

A:Windows 10 boots to blank screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

A:Windows XP3 boots into a blank screen

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

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

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

A:After Windows boots, I get a Blank Screen

Hi theresa111, Welcome to TSG!!

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

Give that a try and let us know what happens.
 

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Hello,

I have two questions that might be connected.
I wasn't sure about where to post this, because I'm not sure if the problem is my screen, windows 7 drivers, video card, bios or something else.

I used to have two screens connected to my computer, now I only have one (I think it has something to do with the problems).

Problem1: Every time I power my computer, the computer itself turns on, but the screen stays off until windows 7 loads, then the motor turns on.

Problem2: Many of the times I put my computer in sleep mode, and try to turn in back on, I hear the computer turns on, but the screen shows nothing.

The screen itself is fine, if I restart and let windows load properly, the monitor works.
I updated my video card drivers.
And now I don't know what to do, I want to format my computer and reinstall windows 7, but I can't get into BIOS and boot from USB / CD because the screen is blank when booting.


Please, help! :)

A:Computer boots with blank screen

It sounds like the splash screen is disabled. In System Configuration, Boot Tab, uncheck No GUI Boot .

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Hi - I've had my hp laptop for about 3 years. It has been relatively trouble free but yesterday I booted up normally ... but the screen remained blank throughout. I attempted to reboot with the battery out - to no avail. It still boots up normally but the screen still remains blank throughout ....

A:Boots up normally but the screen remains blank throughout,

Hi @jamesmarino?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv6-6c36tx Entertainment Notebook and issues with the Notebook not starting.Try performing a hard reset.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Do you hear the Fans? If yes, try to connect to a monitor to see what happens.Have you tried reseating Memory and the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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Hello,
Thank you ahead of time for taking the time out of your day to help me with my problem.

Laptop information:
HP Pavilion dv2000
AMD 64 Athlon x2
Windows Vista

I am attempting to troubleshoot my laptop, it will not boot past a blank screen. I have tried the following troubleshoots already.

1) Connected external Monitor.
2) Performed a hard reset.
3) Disconnected the battery.
4) Checked the RAM connections
5) Checked the CPU connection.
6) Checked warranty with HP (expired of course!)

So far, the furthest I got was when I started it up ONCE, it said "Operating System Not Found" which was flashing. It never happened again, just once.

I read on a forum that the AMD motherboards in this computer were recalled but I cannot find that forum again, nor can I find any relevant recall information on HP's site. Anywho, just wondering if any of you have any ideas for me to help resolve this issue.

(If possible, I would OBVIOUSLY like to retain the files on my computer. I am a realist and realize this probably is not possible, hahaa)

Thank you ahead of time,
Newman4185!
 

A:HP DV2000 boots blank screen

does it use geforce graphics? cause there's been alot of complaints of faulty nvidia cards in hp laptops.

btw, just buy a $20 SATA / IDE to USB converter and you can retain all your data in your notebook, as long as the hard-drive is not defective.

example

or just buy a cheap 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure and mount your laptop HDD there.
 

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So This has been happening over the last few weeks.. A bit of background on the situation.

I have 2 AMD Radeon 6850's. Last week I noticed that the lifespan of that the GPU that im currently using (the one thats plugged into the monitor) is coming the end of its life. On boot up the splash screen had various colored lines and dashes and once booted into windows I was presented with this (http://imgur.com/QXoKV8i).
I rebooted the pc and from this point I was never able to get visuals past the initial splash screen. It would go past the boot logo then just a blank screen.

I then plugged the monitor into the second card which then I was presented with a different problem. There are no visuals whatsoever until the W7 "Welcome" screen. Im unable to press f12/f8 to go into the boot options/bios to change settings.

The parts in my pc is nearly 6 years old which doesn't really help and im beginning to think I should upgrade when I have the funds.

Can anyone shed some light on this situation? Is this happening just b/c my graphics cards are dying?

Here's PC specs if needed:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb x2
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50004 MB, Free - 18568 MB; D: Total - 903761 MB, Free - 99852 MB; F: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1905177 MB;
Motherb... Read more

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My laptop boots & the screen appears. I make it to the point where Windows asks for the login password & then shortly after that the screen goes blank. The laptop stays on & there are no blinking lights anywhere on the keyboard, but the screen is dark. When it first boots, it seems like there is an orange hue to the diplay. I just replaced the CPU fan. Before that, it would boot but then die shortly after. The screen would go blank then, too, but the power would also shut off. I feel like there may have been some overheating before the fan finally died. Now that it has a new fan, the power stays on, but the screen still goes dark. I used an HDMI cable to hook it to my TV & the display is fine on the TV. It doesn't disappear like it does on the laptop. When I set it so that the display is supposed to appear on both screens, it appears on the TV & stays, but it flashes on the laptop for a second & then disappears.

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Hp laptop taking to long to boot up and monitor remains blank

A:Hp pavillion boots up but screen remains blank

Need help

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Vista boots to a blank black screen but the screen saver is visible when it kicks in.

This is a friends PC so don't have any other details. It appears as if Vista boots OK and that his screen saver is set to about ten minutes. The fact the bios boot checks and screen saver are visible rules out a monitor or graphics card problem I'd have thought.
 

A:Vista boots to a blank black screen

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A friend installed some device driver utility yesterday and used it to remove two drivers he thought were unnecessary. Today his mouse does not work. He tried Safe Mode with no luck. Then he tried to repair the OS using the WinXp Pro CD. Half way through it failed, so he brought it to me.

This computer is an Intel P4 2.8GHz running Win XP Pro with 1GB of dual-channel Ram.
It has two serial ATA hard drives.

I am sure a complete reinstall of the OS will work, but he doesn't want to lose any of his installed apps or documents.

It boots to a blank screen with the cursor in the middle of the screen. Nothing seems to work at this screen. Not even Ctrl-Alt-Del.

In safe mode the same thing happens except you see the "Safe Mode" text at the four corners of the screen, with cursor still stuck mid-screen.

I ran a diagnostic app on it in DOS and the mouse functions fine there, so it is not a hardware issue.

I have his computer connected to my home network but can not access it from the other computers as it never finishes booting up plus nothing is shared on it anyway.

Is there some way for me to access System Restore to go back to yesterday morning?

Or any other ideas on what else I could do?
 

A:Solved: XP boots to a Blank Screen with cursor only!

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Hello, my laptop won't boot correctly. Everything loads but instead of the home login screen showing up, I get a blank screen with a cursor. I tried booting in safe mode and restoring but I still get a blank screen. Tried booting a recovery cd, but still get the blank screen. This happened right when I was watching a video, the computer just went black and restarted itself to a blank screen. Anyone have any advice? Thanks.

A:Laptop boots to blank screen and cursor. Help.

See if you can boot to a safe mode command prompt. Then run

sfc /scannow

Let us know how that goes.

If nothing unusual, then create a bootable puppy linux cd.

Puppy live-CD

See if that runs without problem. Trying to determine if this is a hardware or operating system/driver problem.

By the way, are your notebook vents clear and fan running?

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No Joy in Safe Mode - same screen

Tried chkdsk /r on many occasions with a Vista Boot CD

Also sfc /scannow offbootdir yada yada - this said corrupt files, fixed them and put results put in CBS file - reboot the same blank screen

Files can be seen via Linux Live disc, so there doesn't seem to be a read problem

There is something I am not doing...

A:Laptop Boots only to Mouse and Blank Screen

From the linux live cd access the Windows partition go to Windows\logs\cbs.log

copy it to the desktop save it as a .txt file post it here. You should have access to the internet from the linux live cd if you use a wired connection.

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Happy New Year ! Everyone. My friend upgraded his Touchsmart 610-1210a to Win10 recently, and now it boots into blank screen after HP logo and Windows 10 icon with spinning circle. The screen is totally black except the white mouse cursor, which is movable. Have done following troubleshoot, still no luck. Has anyone had the similar issue on Touchsmart ? Can anyone tell me how to get into safe mode for this Touchsmart 610 at least ?  Thanks a lot. 1. Hard reset, unplug power cable from wall, hold power button for 15 seconds. 2. F10 into Computer Setup (BIOS), Apply Default and Exit. 3. F11 into System recovery, Recovery Manager wondows shows up       ---no restore point to do System Restore.       ---Startup repair cannot repair the computer.       ---System recovery --> Back your file first (my friend doesn't want to lose the files, 50G), plug in a 150G blank USB drive, formated as exFAT and NTFS, ----> Recevery Manager could not back up your files. 4. I got into "Choose an Option" screen once only, couldn't remember how now. Tried F8 on starting, or Shift on starting, or Shft + F8 on starting, all these keys doesn't bring up "Choose an Option" screen. When I was in  "Choose an Option" screen, Advanced options --> Start up --> F4 to safe mode, still black screen with ... Read more

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Hey. First post on the site.
 
So I was attempting to boot windows 8.1 in safe mode through msconfig. When it booted up, it did everything normally and shows the window logo. However when windows finally pops up, it gives me a blank grey screen with the power button on the bottom right and the handicap button on the bottom left, with no available login to click and log into my account. So I'm unable to get into windows and change anything. 
 
Thanks for any info.

A:Windows 8.1 boots up to blank grey screen

Hello and Welcome,
 
When you activated Safe Mode with Msconfig, it added a registry setting. You can change this setting in order to revert back to normal mode if it is there. See this post. If you have Windows 7 you can burn the Kaspersky Rescue Disk by double clicking the iso file without having to download Imgburn. In order for it to boot on your computer, you should disable Safeboot and Fastboot in BIOS if you can access it. Hopefully you can access BIOS. Then browse to the registry key using the Registry Editor of the Kaspersky Rescue Disk in the above link and change the Dvalue. Reboot.

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XP Home Boots Blank (White) Screen. I have tried repairing windows (using boot disk) and it hasnt worked. I have tried a system restore and that didnt work.


(Its not the hardware because it booted fine with linux from a cd)

A:XP Home Boots Blank (White) Screen

Open your Control Panel/Display/Desktop tab/click on the Customize Desktop button.
Now click on the Web tab/uncheck the box next to My Current Home Page and any other listed web items. Make sure the box next to "Lock desktop items" is unchecked.
Apply and OK

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Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).
 

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I put my laptop in sleep mode every night and when I started it today the screen was blocked off on the right side about 2 inches. I could see the whole screen but it was squeezed up. So I decided to re-boot and when I did it re-booted with everything working but the screen. It is not in hibernation mode. I tried removing battery and holding down the "on" switch for a minute and that does not work. Is it the back light or just the screen itself is malfunctioning? I hooked the laptop to a TV with the s-video cable and there was monitor on the TV. Please help!
Randy
 

A:HP Laptop DV6700 boots up with blank screen

Have you tried reinstalling or updating the graphics driver?

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What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker so we can determine the exact dv6700 model number that your HP Pavilion laptop is?

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My laptop boots & the screen appears. I make it to the point where Windows asks for the login password & then shortly after that the screen goes blank. The laptop stays on & there are no blinking lights anywhere on the keyboard, but the screen is dark. When it first boots, it seems like there is an orange hue to the diplay. I just replaced the CPU fan. Before that, it would boot but then die shortly after. The screen would go blank then, too, but the power would also shut off. I feel like there may have been some overheating before the fan finally died. Now that it has a new fan, the power stays on, but the screen still goes dark. I used an HDMI cable to hook it to my TV & the display is fine on the TV. It doesn't disappear like it does on the laptop. When I set it so that the display is supposed to appear on both screens, it appears on the TV & stays, but it flashes on the laptop for a second & then disappears.

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