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Q: Solved: Windows Cant boot, black screen before login screen

Hello, I'll go ahead and start from the very beginning. Thanks in advance though for taking a look at my problem.

About a month ago, my computer would give me a few problems while booting up. I would start the computer, it would run through BIOS, run through the Windows loading screen, and after that it would run the CHKDSK to make sure my disks are fine. CHKDSK doesn't work, it just freezes right before checking the disks, so I restart and generally it will boot up. Most of the time it would boot up perfectly, but rarely would it go to the xp loading screen and then flicker as if it as going to go to the windows login screen but wouldn't. The screen would just stay black and I'd have to restart. Next time, generally it would work perfect.

So this brings me to the current day. After the windows xp loading screen, it goes black. The computer is on, but I don't see any activity for the HDD via the LED. SO i go into safe mode, i finally get CHKDSK to run, I had to really mess with some stuff to get that working. Windows says the volume is fine, and the only way I can boot my PC is in safe mode, but even that will freeze sometimes while loading some of the files.

Just to let you know I'm running Raid0, and this is my first time running it. I'm not sure if this symptom is a common problem if one of the disks are going out. Does anyone know whats going on? Could it be a virus that messed with a boot.ini or any startup stuff? also, is there anyway to remove problems within safe mode? I tried removing anti-virus program thinking it might help but wont allow me.

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A: Solved: Windows Cant boot, black screen before login screen

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Hi everyone.

I posted this issue in the malware section probably 2-3 weeks ago. A very helpful individual in that forum guided me through a couple of different processes to rid my computer of malware. It seems to be okay now as far as malware and viruses, however, I still cannot log into my computer except in safe mode.

Essentially, after the computers posts and boots, it will take me to the Windows XP loading screen. After it's done loading, it flashes as if it's going to the screen where I choose the user. However, I just get a blank black screen. It's not as if the monitor is off, because I still see an off-hue black screen.

I also have some weird artifacts in BIOS and what seems to be a lack of colors in Safe Mode. When I say artifacts, it really just odd symbols in place of normal letters, or additional commas, periods, etc etc.

We've ran hijack and Malwarebytes, and a couple of different things and still no success. I've also tried doing a re-install of Windows XP and have some issues there with drivers and undetectable DVD roms. Anyone have a direction in which I should start? Thank you! -Jeff

See thread from security forum.

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...ndows-wont-boot-black-screen.html#post7436943
 

A:Windows can't boot, black screen at login.

See if this is of any help:

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/314503
 

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I've been having this problem for many weeks now, and I haven't gotten closer to fixing it. I had to resort to borrowing a computer from a friend to use while I try to figure this out.

It's a problem similar to this one, except I can't even boot to safe mode. I have taken the RAM out one at a time and booted, but it will still stay at the black screen. I have tried reinstalling XP, and installing it on another drive to boot from there, but neither of them fixed the problem. Since I can't boot at all, I can't run HJT or those other programs that were posted in that thread.

Does anyone have any solutions? I've tried asking around to friends and other tech support sites, but none of them could help.
 

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I've been having problems recently with my computer.  Win 7 Ult x64, installed on an SSD, it used to boot in 30 seconds or less and I was in windows.  Now, it takes a while for the flag to even come up, and longer still to get to the login screen.  After I login, I hear the tone, and the screen just goes black with a mouse.  sometimes a start-up program will show like team viewer, and after a while I am able to access my desktop.  I've tried updating all the drivers.  I've disabled start-up services and programs, re-installed VMWare, uninstalled VMWare's adapters and disabled it.  I'd rather not install Windows again, the installation is only a few weeks old so it leads me to believe it is a driver issue somewhere.  The only things that I can decipher in the event log on diagnostic boot are a failure to load VGA.sys and a bunch of network drivers, which were removed.  I'm out of ideas and knowledge so any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows 7 Slow boot, black screen after login

Thanks for all the help guys, anyway turns out it was a bad core on my processor, disabled it and it works fine.  So for anyone that is having this issue and you can disable cores try this.  It is definitely hardware related

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Hey everyone.

So I've been having this issue where my computer won't boot up into the login screen for Win Xp. It simply posts, goes to the Windows loading screen, and just as it's suppose to display the users and login page, the screen just goes black. I can however get into safemode, but it simply won't boot on the regular startup.

I believe it's another system or boot file error that has malware as I've had a previous thread years ago with a similar issue, but need some assistance. Any thgouhts? What info can I get for you to take a peek? -Jeff
PS: I will post the event viewer as soon as I get home from work.
 

A:Windows won't boot, black screen before login. Boot.ini or system.ini issue?

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Thanks for all providing valuable suggestions in my previous thread Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

As I am picking the clean install option for my resolution, I am opening this new thread.

I reviewed the tutorials (Macrium) of this community. I found Macrium Reflect Free (Version: 6.0.753 (21 July 2015)) for download.

I downloaded/installed above Macrium to working PC. This version has an option to create Macrium Reflect rescue media on CD, DVD, or USB stick upon installing on working PC. I created a rescue media USB.

I created complete HDD image of my unbootable (Z580), before doing clean win 7 install. I am going to clean install Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) using my OEM KEY.

I posted the OEM DISKMAP in my previous thread Post # 90

I find System (d:\) 200 MB Windows_7 (OS) ( c:\) 653.44 GB & my Lenovo_data (e:\) 25.47 GB. Lenovo says, if I change the partition configuration, it will make built-in Lenovo recovery unusable.

I like the idea of adopting infrequent system changes (adding new programs etc) and frequent data changes (growing user documents) in image backup strategy. I mean taking system partition (d:\ + c:\) image back up as and when I add new programs and taking data partition (e:\) image backup periodically.

How do I re-structure my DISKMAP to have effective periodical image backup without disrupting built-in Lenovo recovery?

Are there any Windows 7 disk partition recommendation/guidelines?
Thanks for sharing/h... Read more

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While attempting to restore a previous backup of my system (with Norton Ghost 15), I got an error, and the system rebooted. Upon reboot, I get the black screen of death with just the cursor instead of the usual login screen. I have tried the following thus far:
These all give me the black screen of death with movable cursor:boot in safe mode
boot in safe mode with networking
boot in safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration

I did an initial system startup repair which went through and said it repaired it, rebooted, but no change.
I did a pre-boot diagnostic test - nothing
memory test - nothing
tried restoring from restore point, but it says I don't have any (LIES! BLASPHEMY!)
tried restoring from restore point on external disk - seemed okay, then failed.
chkdsk - found some stuff, fixed it, no change.
tried ctrl+alt+del on black screen of death - nothing
Now, I know that the hard drive itself is alright, that is, the information is still all there still. While I can't give you exact specs, I can tell you that I am on a Dell Studio XPS running Win7 home premium 64 bit. I'm at a loss as to what else to do. Despite being a black screen, with just a movable cursor, the system still appears to be running, as every few minutes, it will show the "thinking" cursor, where it shows the little circle next to the arrow. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

hugs and kisses,
Amplitude

A:Black Screen of Death during boot, before login screen

hi,

Known issue some users have it others don't did you try Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7? or this mentions a "black screen of death" fix but i would be verry carefull running executable files from unknown sources

Windows 7 Black Screen Of Death Fix

also this http://www.everything-microsoft.com/2009/12/01/windows-7-bsod-black-screen-of-death-freeze-and-potential-fix/

but it also points to external sources microsoft should fix the issue or that *.exe should be authenticode signed so you have a way to verify it's trustworthy.

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Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?
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I find some interesting posting in this forum. Thanks for keeping this forum to help windows community. I like to pick up the brain of this forum to resolved the black screen issue. I am not sure, whether it caused by virus. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I am not able to run this in command prompt.

I started my laptop this morning & login screen showed up. Once I entered my login credentials, I heard the sound that usually plays once a login is successful, but I ended up with a black screen. After this occurred, I had to hold down the power button to manually shut down the computer. Once I started it up again, I was prompted to do a system repair, which eventually ended up with all successful outcomes, but I now have a black screen with a cursor before the login screen now. I have no idea what caused this to happen. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Model Z580 (500 GB HD, 6GB RAM).

I am not able to get into safe mode or any other mode, which all leads to a black screen described above.

Only able to use the "Repair Your computer" tools after pressing F8 during booting .

Under regular user login it provided Start Repair option. AS I pick this option, it did not find any issues.

Under Admin user login, it provided system recovery options. It is not picking up the recovery point created a while ago.

Windows Memory Diagnostics is not launching and shows a black sc... Read more

A:Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

From sfc /scannow command your windows is assigned D in recovery environment and perhaps %windir% is not recognized, so try the command:

Code:
findstr /c:"[SR]" D:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

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Hi I would really appreciate any advice i've been trying to fix for four hours without any luck.

I have an Acer aspire 5732Z. I turn my laptop on and it shows the starting windows screen then just goes to a black screen with a cursor. I tried to do systems restore but it said that i did not have a system restore point. I cannot start in any safe mode.

I have all my pictures, uni work etc and im terrified i've lost it all. I've only had the laptop a year.


Any suggestion would be amazing


Thank you

A:Black screen after windows start up doesn't go to login screen

Hello seven11 and welcome to SevenForums!

I think this article will be fairly interesting to read.

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Carry on.
Frederik

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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
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.
 

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Hello,
Recently my pc just showed a black screen when waking up from sleep, and i had to restart the pc to get to the login screen. Today the same thing happened, but now i cant get to the login screen even when rebooted.

I have rebooted approximately 20 times, booted in both normal safe mode and safe mode with networking, yet still get black screen. I have tried booting from EFI Device (standard), Hard Disk and CD&DVD with no results. I have also tried going back to an older version of the pc (recovery), but it failed and couldn't load the recovery save.

The pc is old, from 2011/12 i would guess, runs with 8 GB DDR3 RAM, i5 2320 Quadcore CPU, 2 TB HDD and some Acer motherboard (Acer Predator G3610 i believe, not sure). The original GPU was a Radeon, but after about 2 years i switched to a Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI), and had no problems whatsoever. Could it potentially be a faulty GPU? I would find it hard to believe the GPU would break overnight, considering i played 6+ hours of CS:GO yesterday with no problems.. and well.. how does a GPU break overnight when not turned on?

Anyways, any help here is very much appreciated!
 

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So I've hit this issue where I am welcomed with a black screen which is supposed to be my login screen. It boots up, but what would look like the login screen is simply black. When moving the mouse, the cursor would emerge whilst changing from pointing to loading(cursor animations). The wifi icon from the lock screen seems to flicker sometimes but that's pretty much it, nothing could be done from my end.
I've tried resetting/restoring from the advanced boot options(triggered by constantly interrupting the bootup process) but it's telling me it cannot be done since the location of the OS is not "unlocked". Safe mode with networking/command prompt gives me the same result. Unfortunately, I do not have a system restore point nor a system image to use. The command prompt from within the repair does not let me use sfc /scannow, too.

Brief history of what happened beforehand:
I installed the Uxtheme patcher to enable third-party themes, then before rebooting installed an application called StartIsBack. After rebooting, it seemed fine and I changed my mind and decided to uninstall StartIsBack. It turns out the aforementioned program brings a cavalry of bloatware before you could uninstall it. After I got rid of the extra software it came with, I proceeded to delete each part of StartIsBack from its respective directories, but it wouldn't let me delete its core StartIsBack64.dll, because it is running in the background. There is no sign of it as well within the task manag... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 Black screen prior to login screen

Try this tutorial: Repair Install Windows 8

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Hi all,

this is my very first forum post here, few people have recommended this site as a best W7 community on the internet.

I have problem with black screen(lag) between windows starting message and login screen, lag is about 10 seconds and its very annoying, here is the video so you can see the problem:



maybe this is normal? i have this install almost two years, i dont have to much programs, and i disabled almost all useless startup programs. I tried also disabling bootscan in my NOD32 antivirus but nothing changed.

Is there any solution for this? and can i post to you some logs or something?

Best regards

A:Black screen between Windows starting and login screen

It is Dell's factory install? Usually it is bloated up with some services and programs those are not needed. So you need to clean them up. Follow this guide:
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Hello. Recently had a virus and have been going through the steps here on bleeping computer to help get rid of it. The last thing I was told to do was run the farbar scan tool and to copy and paste a code and hit fix. Upon doing so the computer prompted for a restart. It now won't get to the log in screen. I've tried booting in safe mode and I've also tried last known working configuration as suggested and nothing has worked unfortunately. I was told to come here. Hopefully something can be done. Thanks a ton.

A:Windows won't get to login screen, black screen and cursor

Tap F8 at boot and select Repair Computer from the Advanced Boot Options. Do a System Restore to a date just before the problem. 
 
You cannot do the above and if you have another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot and try a System Restore to a date just before the problem.

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I'm having a weird problem. My laptop will show a black screen when booting. It seems no matter how long I wait, nothing happens. When I attach an external LCD to the laptop, it shows the Windows load or Windows resume graphics on the external monitor, but not on my laptop screen. As soon as the Desktop Screen with the Windows Login appears, it then appears on my laptop as well.

I also can't seem to get to safe mode. I push f8 and it never comes up I haven't installed any new software or hardware to cause this.
Any thoughts?
 

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

A:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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Hi everybody. I'm kinda desperate with that problem, i hope you can help me.

I installed Win8 Pro, everything fine, i installed some programs and the latest drivers from Nvidia, i ran windows update so i rebooted, bios screen was right and then it appeared the win8 screen with the window and the circle looping and right after that while i had to be in the login screen i just get a black but stuttering screen where i only can see the mouse pointer. I restart in safe mode, uninstall the 550 Ti, then i can reboot whithout problem, Win8 detects the card and autoinstall the latest drivers and eveything is fine again and i'm able to play whatever i want, until i have to reboot or shutdown again. I need to uninstall the card from the device manager everytime i reboot if i want to have the chance of login again. Apart from this, everything runs fine.

So it looks like the card works right but there is a problem with the "welcome" and login screen. It's weird and frustrating and i would appreciate any help.

A:Black Screen in login screen Windows 8 Pro 32. GTX 550

The BIOS on your system dates from 2007. I'd have to wonder if this system is compatible with Windows 8

Many of your storage controller drivers date from 2008 and earlier - I'd have to wonder about those that are involved in any crashes, but there are no memory dump files to examine.

Lot's of errors about services not starting and Windows Updates not installing - but I don't speak Spanish so I can't be sure about the details. I must ask if this is a legal copy of Windows - as illegal copies have many of these same symptoms - and fixing them isn't something that we can do here.

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Trying to help a friend fix their HP laptop.

While these symptoms are similar (seen lots of "close but not quite"), I haven't been able to fix it, yet. Hoping not to have to nuke it.

System starts to boot. See the startup logo so I know there isn't a hardware problem.

After the startup logo/animation, screen goes black with just the cursor/pointer. You can see hard-drive activity so I know it is doing something. If I press the power-button, it goes to sleep. I can press keys like Windows-P and select through things like which display to choose, extend screen, etc. So again, Windows seems to be functioning. Even hooked up an external monitor and can move the cursor back and forth with W-P or the Fn key so video seems to work just fine.

Tried Safe Mode - same results. It lists all the drivers being loaded and then goes black-screen. I think the last one is usually disk.sys.

Tried a Startup Repair - it says there isn't anything to repair.

Tried Restore point - it says there aren't any restore points.

Tried Last Known Good Configuration - doesn't make any difference.

Tried VGA (640x480) more - nada.

I have booted from an install DVD and run chkdsk /f - nothing wrong.

Tried running sfc /scannow - mixed results. By itself the command says a previous restore/repair is in progress. I found a discussion where someone with a similar program used a bunch of parms and that gets around this error. However, after chugging for a while, I get the error "... Read more

A:Black Screen w/cursor after boot b4 login

Since I didn't get any replies and couldn't wait any longer and since every place I looked the answer boils down to a reinstall, I nuked it/over-installed Windows 7 and am rebuilding it.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite and I'm running Vista.
 
Basically my computer will start up and do everything fine and then it just goes black for about 20 minutes before the cursor shows for a few mins before very slowly loading the login page and then slowly loads the desktop.
 
I can't get a virus scanner to run for more than a half hour or so before the computer just turns off.
 
Also - I haven't given it the time to see if it comes out of it like normal start up, but it appears to fail to boot in safe mode.
 
What can I do? I know I haven't given any info as to what I've tried, but I'm really lost.
 
Thank you

A:Black screen for 20 minutes between boot and login

Please post what you have tried.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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

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

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

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello and welcome, try this to see if you have something that's going you don't know about. Use the free version.

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

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Hi there,

I'm a bit desperate here, since I can't seem to find a way to debug, analyze and fix this issue.

My systems sometimes freezes during the boot process and all I get is black screen.

This happens when the error occurs:
BIOS shows up normally
Window 7 logo is shown for a brief second
black screen

With boot details enabled, I see that drivers are getting loaded until classpnp.sys. After that the screen goes black as well and the system hangs.

Now when I turn on the machine, I get a text screen asking me whether to start normally or run a recovery attempt. Usually starting normally is all it takes and Windows boots up fine.
Once Windows is up and running, it's rock solid. No lockups, no BSODs or whatsoever.

Unfortunately I have no idea how to get debug details of this part of the boot process (os loader phase?).

I already switched the SATA Ports, switched to a different brand and even switched to mSATA. So I'm pretty sure it's not the SSD. Using Windows SATA drivers or Intel RST doesn't make a difference either btw.
Any help is very very appreciated!

Thanks!

Hardware :
Motherboard : Intel DN2800mt, latest BIOS (156)
Graphic Card : GMA 3650 (recent drivers)
CPU : Cedar Trail Atom @ 1,8GHz
Ram : 4 GB - Corsair 1333 MHz
SSD: Crucial M4 64 GB in AHCI mode, latest FW (000f)

A:Random freezes during boot process before login (black screen)

SSD Troubleshooting:Despite your statement that it is probably not an SSD issue, it does sound like the SSD may be disappearing from the system. Make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cyc... Read more

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Alright so for some reason ever since I've "upgraded" to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 I've been having numerous issues with my computer taking a very long time to boot and I've noticed it is logging me in sometimes without asking me for my password at boot. I really want to stop the black screens as waiting 5-10 minutes every time I turn my computer on is annoying. Also I don't see why it would log me in without prompting for my password as why else would I have a logon password? Please if someone knows how to fix my slow boot with black screen where it seems to be sometimes logging me in automatically that would be great thanks!

A:How To Disable Auto Login Last User/Black Screen At Boot???

Hello Radical924,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked to see if that may help with at least the sign in issue.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hello! I am new to these forums.

I ran CHKDSK to repair disc, it asked me to restart I said yes. It got to 28 percent and was stuck so I pulled the plug. I tried to boot into Windows and it would try to check and repair disk errors again. I turned the pc off and pressed shift F8 to get into safe mode. After windows logo it would hang at Black screen across both monitors. I tried to boot normally and it did not chkdsk it just booted to the black screen. I cannot get to safe mode, I have tried all options in the shift F8 screen with no avail.

Please Help!!!

Bruce Russell Jr.

My pc:

Ga-x68x-ud3h-b3

2500k stock cooler/ speed

4 gig ram

Hd 3000 intel graphics

A:[SOLVED] Windows 8 Black Screen after Boot

Moved to win 8

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Hi‚ when i boot i csn choose start normal or safe.
Safe does work but when i press normal my screen stays black how to fix?
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 black screen when i boot

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I get a black screen before the login screen shows up and a black screen after I login, should I worried about my hard drive crashing ?
 

A:Solved: Black Screen before login

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I'm not sure if this is the same sort of problem as the recent thread on 'black screens' at http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/864691-win-xp-sp3-black-screen.html, but it doesn’t look like it.

Equipment: Compaq Presario 2029 (about 2.5 years old) running XP SP3.

About 2 days ago powered-on as usual, PC booted, Windows login screen appeared, entered password (which seemed to be accepted) then.....screen went black and pop-up message from monitor indicating loss of video signal. BUT - PC still had power and HDD lights showing. After a couple of minutes PC suddenly re-booted all by itself, then login sequence completed OK. Windows came up with "Recovered from serious error message", after which everything seemed to be OK.

After that, used PC several times without further problem.

Today - similar 'black screen' problem, except that this time there was no automatic re-boot (but there were occasional flashes from the HDD light) so after a few minutes I powered-down the PC. Re-booted and logged-in OK and NO error message from Windows this time.

Since then, shut down PC and re-started later in the day without incident.

Any ideas please? Might this be early signs of some emerging hardware failure???? I hope not :-(
 

A:Solved: Black screen during login on XP SP3

Reopened at poster request.
 

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Hello,

I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.
 

A:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?
 

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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'm having a problem with my Dell Dimension 8300, running Windows XP. I have an 80g Maxtor HD as my main drive and a 500g WD secondary drive. When I attempt to boot, I get a blue screen with the message:A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is he first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.Check with your hardware vendorm for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.Technical Information:*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF74BB2B2, 0xF789E4AO, 0xF789E1AO)*** FLTMGR.SYS - Address F74BB2B2 base at F74A3000, DateStamp 480251daAs far as the info in the message, I see this screen with the same info everytime I rebooted.As far as disk space, my main drive is 80g aand I have about 20g of free space.I'm not sure if anything in the message refers to drivers. Not sure how to change video adapters when I can't get into Windows (Standard Mode or Safe Mode).Also not sure how to deal with any of the BIOS suggestions (or even know if it's a good idea to mess... Read more

A:Can't boot Windows XP (Standard or Safe Mode), Black Screen w/cursor then Blue Screen

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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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I have three Admin accounts on my Vista Premium box running SP2. When I log onto any of the three all I get is a black screen and a cursor. When I access the Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL I delete explorer.exe in the processes tab and then go to File > Run > explorer <enter> and I am able to access the desktop for that user. On each of the three admin accounts when I do this it eventually freezes up and the only thing I can do is to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart the computer or go to a different user and experience the same result.
FWIW - I have no problem accessing and using my Guest account.
I have performed the following to resolve this issue w/o any success:
1. Restored a system restore point
2. ran sfc /scannow (it found no problems)
3. Uninstalled my video driver adapter
4. ran the HP diagnostic tools
5. ran SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot from a UBCD (neither found any issues)

Any suggestions to resolve this problem would be appreciated.

Thank you for looking and Happy Thanksgiving!
 

A:Solved: Vista black screen after login

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ok heres the deal iv installed the sp1 from microsoft website and
it installed with no issue as i thought i would
but after a few logins later i login and it goes to a black screen
with a folder open and the i have restart explorer in order to see
desk top and i had backup before i installed sp1 useing windows
backup

1 i dont know how to use the windows restore to restore the files
from the backup that i did right before i installed sp1

2 i just want to did a restore to the point right before i installed sp1

as that ill wait till the sp1 comes to me thro windows update

regards

warlordfmike

A:[SOLVED] vista sp1 login to black screen

Hi Mike. . .

To perform a System Restore do the following:

Bring up an ELEVATED command prompt START | type rstrui.exe | right-click on rstrui.exe up top | select Run as Administrator | answer the UAC prompt - Continue/enter Admin password

The system restore screen will appear. When in the screen where you select the restore point (date/time) look to the bottom left - the should be a box to check to show restore points older than 5 days if needed.

If your system is too unstable, you can perform the restore in SAFEMODE.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2 - JC

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Hi Everyone!

Im not so smart about computers so please try to explain it to me in the least complicared way, When ever i start up windows it get threw the Windows boot screen then whens it suppose to come to the logon screen i see only black for no matter how long i leave it on!, i can still move the mouse, and thats all that happens i have a operating system cd, and if i got to repair windows what config do i type??

Thanks Please help i have really important stuff, Including a project for school i've been working on for 2 weeks please Help! Thanks
 

A:Windows get black screen after boot screen and mouse is there????

Anyone??
 

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Hi,

I have an HP G72 laptop that has Windows 7 Home Premium OA. Since March 14, 2013 it's showing me the black screen right after I login. Only the cursor is there and it's movable. It all started when I installed the Win7 Service Pack 1 on March 13. Before that, I would get a message that Scan/Check Disc couldn't be opened because of some recent update but it would go on without any issues. I thought that updating it again would fix that problem. It just game me more.

I tried the System restore via the command line but failed. It said that my Anti Virus (Avast! Free) was running. I have uninstalled the AV and that didn't do anything. The oldest restore point was March 3. It said that it failed to extract a file related to Avast!.

I tried pulling out the Task manager be it wont open.

I can go into Safe Mode and I have tried Startup Repair. It found nothing.

I have done chkdsk/f c: and sfc /scannow but both didn't fix anything.

I need help please.

Thank you.

A:Black Screen after login in Windows 7

In Safe Mode, try creating a new admin user account - can you then access that after a reboot?

What happens if you try a Clean boot?
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

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windows 8 black screen after login after expanding drive and system repair

A:windows 8 black screen after login

Hi gaber When you open you login, can you press Ctrl + Alt + Del? If yes, click on Open Task Manager, then click on the File Menu and select Execute New Task. In there, enter explorer.exe and press on Enter. Is your background, desktop, etc. appearing then?

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Just installed 8.1. When I logged back on, there was only a blank screen with a cursor. I activated task manager and a warning appeared stating, "[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Windows\System32\Windows.UI.Immersive...

sfc scannow fixed the issue for awhile then i got force logout then i login the same issue reappear...please help fixing this i dont feel like doing fresh install ...

A:Windows 8.1 login and black screen

it's because of "something" (if you know what i mean) you've installed on windows 8. windows 8.1 has different files and you should manually remove all traces of that "something" before running sfc again.

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I am suddenly getting a a black screen with a frozen curson after the windows splash screen, but before logging in, so I cannot get in the system. I can get in thru safe mode, so I assume something is wrong with my registry.

Here are the dds files.

DDS (Ver_2011-07-14.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by norm at 9:27:46 on 2011-07-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16361.9629 [GMT -7:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *Enabled* {68AB162D-B5EF-03F7-D34B-1BB1FB5A59E9}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\ATKFUSService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
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A:black screen before login in windows 7 x64

Hello nineball,

If you still require assistance, please post the contents of c:\comboFix.txt for review, along with an update on system behavior.

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For some reason after I sign into my user on my desktop, A blank screen appears and nothing loads. I tried the avast configuration since I'm using avast but it didnt work. I tried scanning the system in command promp and it says one corrupt ile was repaired... What is wrong with my computer? And how will I be able to fix it since I cant even login right.

A:Windows 8 Black screen after login

When did this start (eg, right after I did what)? How is Avast tied to this issue (Avast configuration)? Uninstall Avast and retest.

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Upon booting my laptop and logging in, I am taken to a black screen with my cursor. After looking up solutions, I discovered that Windows 10 thinks I have multiple monitors, which I cannot have with a laptop. I have no idea what to do and need help.
 

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Hello

New Install of OS , Only Drivers and windows updates has been installed and nothing else but i have 3 different account enabled in it but when i log off and log back in i get black Screen and stay at that

The Hard drive is SSD updated with new Firmware and Bios of Motherboard been updated to the new Firmware before OS Install

+ i made sure Video Drivers are up to date so i am not sure what is causing the black screen issue

Last time i seen this issue was on Dell Intel system but the fix was to upgrade the bios from A5 to Bios A10 or higher so i am not sure what to do on my AMD system that has up to date Bios and Video Drivers
can someone please advise on this

Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen after login ?

This is a real shot in the dark, but if you have a second video port, plug your monitor into it and try restarting again.

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I posted here a few days ago: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic466483.html

I re-installed Windows 7, and one by one re-installed things with a restart between each successful install.
It turns out my video card driver is causing the issues.
I have an ATI Radeon 5450 graphics card installed in PCIe.
I used Driver Genious to get my driver and then I couldn't reboot (same black screen problem). System Restore got me going again.
I then went to ATI's site and tried their auto-detect tool to grab the driver, restarted and black screen. System Restore.
I went back to ATI two times, once to manually get the driver, and once for a beta, with the same black screen results.
What can I do?
I was going to try to flash my Video Card BIOS and see if that helped, but I couldn't find the correct BIOS file.
Any other ideas?

A little extra info:
I have had this video card for about 9 months and this is the first problem I've had. I bought it when my onboard graphics card managed to get cooked (the rest of my motherboard is fine).
I am still using the Radeon now, but dxdiag tool says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" instead of the proper name it used to have. I am not using VGA, I'm plugged in to HDMI.
My PC is:
OS: Windows 7 x64
CPU: AMD Phenom Quad Core 2300mHz
RAM: 6GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon 5450
MB: Asus M4A78 Pro

A:Black Screen before Windows Login

Just a suggestion, have you tried going to the computer manufacture web site and looking for the driver for you specific computer?

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Ok, so my computer will boot up fine, but then it gets to the login screen, where it's completely black except for the cursor, the Restart/Shutdown button, and the Ease of Access button.
 
This is the same in Safe mode.
 
Startup repair could only be run as a standard user because for some reason, my only admin account (that I dubbed "Superuser") is missing. I only see my standard account (dubbed "Goku") and "HomeGroupUser$".
 
Startup repair didn't detect any problems.
 
What are my options?

A:Black Screen on Windows 7 Login

Hello, Try doing an offline sfc/scannow to scan for any corrupted files.
 
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-sfc-offline-windows-7-vista/
 
 

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Hi,

I am currently running into an issue with my computer and I can't seem to figure out what it is. Once I login and my desktop loads, everything is fine and I can go on the internet etc. 5~ minutes later the screen goes black. I notice my computer is way more quiet than usual. This began this morning. I've concluded its not the monitor because I have a dual monitor set up and both aren't working. My fans are still running etc so I'm not sure if that rules out the power supply. I tried to plug one of my monitors in to the on-board slot (using NVIDIA GTX 460) and that didn't work, but I haven't switched the display in the BIOS yet to confirm that. Ok as I'm typing this I just realized the fan on the GTX isn't working. Is this a sure sign that it's done for, or is there still hope?

TLDR:
-Black screen 5 mins after login (both monitors)
-Computer unusually quiet (just hum from fans)
-Video Card fan isn't working.
-Is the card done for?

Thanks!
 

A:Windows 7 - screen black after login

Try another video card or update the video drivers
 

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Sorry about the off topic post, couldn't find a 'suitable' forum....


Hey all.
I got the Windows 7 RTM quite a while ago and had no problems with it.
A couple days ago, though, I recieve a black screen with movable cursor after login. I am dual-booting with Windows XP, and XP is working fine.

Task manager will open, but is 'hidden' under the black screen. Same with everything else but the cursor.

I suspect this has something to do with VMware server, as this was the last program I installed (about a week ago) and it was also affecting my network adapters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 black screen after login

Did you by any chance try to install an icon pack?

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