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IDEA CENTRE B320 reboots to black screen requires reset of windows 10 constantly

Q: IDEA CENTRE B320 reboots to black screen requires reset of windows 10 constantly

i didn't even want windows 10 but it installed automatically. i dont know if this is the problem. the machine reboots to a black screen. it requires constant resetting to windows 10 and i have to reinstall all my programs. the computer is not super old so Im ticked off. any advice would be so appreciated, to the point where I will bless you and you will buy a lotto ticket and it will give you back the dollar you spent, thats all the luck i can guarantee. please help or i will throw this computer out of the window and there are many squirrels under my window. save A squirrel!

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I have a Black screen issue on an Idea Centre B320. But unlike others on here it really is completely Black, as in no cursor, no logo, nothing! Although Windows loads in the background. Things started happening after the Win 10 upgrade, screen kept going blank, shook mouse, screen back on so thought it was a power save issue that needed adjustment. Then one day it just stayed off, every time i reboot, nothing. Can't boot in to safe mode as screen is completely blank, tried all the keyboard tricks F2 e.t.c, nothing works, i can even get the voice narrator working so can basically log in blind and the start screen loads in the background. Voice narrator informs me that all the screen icons are there so everything is working apart from the screen! One tech guy reconed it was a hardware problem and i'd need a new motherboard at a cost of 200... however, another tech guy said, 'it's a software problem relating to Win 10... so, who is right, and what can i do about it?! Please help if anyone can as it's an amazing piece of kit with a large screen, at the moment i am using a refurb Dell latitude which is absolute crap, so i want the Lenovo up and running again as soon a possible! Any ideas? Regards, Steve.

A:Lenovo Idea Centre B320 Black screen

Dear Steve,
Welcome in lenovo community,
Could you please try to connect external monitor to your machine, and check if you will have signal on the external monitor or not.

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Is there a DOS or command line Antivirus scanner that can be used on a PC that won't boot in Normal or Safe mode, VGA mode, or last known good configuration? The PC is a Dell laptop that belongs to a friend. He does not have any recovery CD's. It has XP Home installed and continually reboots after the Windows Splash Screen. I found evidence of several malware infections by booting the BARTPE CD that I made and looking at the files on the hard drive. I installed the Recovery Console and tried the basic recovery commands, but they did not help.

A:Constantly Reboots After Windows Splash Screen.

The Ultimate Boot CD has some anti-virus tools - but I'm not sure about updating the definitions.See if this will get the computer to boot. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.I'm not sure, but DrWebCureIt might run from the BartPE CD.

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Trying to upgrade this old K6 from W98 to W2K pro. Booted from floppy & formatted drive. Installed W2K and it single beeps and reboots after finishing the F8 screen.

I found an M$ KB article, lost it tho, saying to replace the KERNAL32.dll file in the windows\system32 directory. Directory was empty & copying the file there did nothing.

Any ideas???


A:Clean install of Windows 2K pro reboots constantly after F8 screen

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Hi All I have a 2016 model.  Hardly Used at all, warranty ran out Dec 2017. All of a sudden the top left of the screen is un responsive to touch.It runs about 5 inches down the left side from the edge and 10 inches across the screen almost to the centre. The visual display and mouse all continue to work in the area but the touch reponse is not being detected. I have reset the system via settings as the settings have advised.I have callobrated the screen via settings - the area was unresponsive during callobration. Any further advice? Thank you

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Hi,I want to upgrade Ram and graphic card i my all in one ideacenter B320 desktop.current specification of my desktop:CPU - 2nd gen cor i3 (3.10 ghz)RAM - 3 GbGraphic - 1 Gb (AMD)   can i upgrade ram to 6Gb and graphic card to 2Gb or 1.5Gb.need guidance pls help.......                                                  Thanx in adwance..........


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A:Need guidance to upgrade RAM and Graphic card in my all in one idea center B320 desktop.

hi Mahendranaik63
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I guess this B320 Data can help you with the upgrades.
Lenovo B320 Data Sheet. (The Information your looking for is under "KEY SPECIFICATIONS").
Also check this Personal reference guide under Lenovo B320 page.
Hope this helps.Cheers!!!

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Hi guys,

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my secondary desktop (the crappy Alienware). Randomly, the machine restarts within a mere 5 minutes of it running.

It also restarts just sitting on the login screen, so it doesn't only happen when someone is logged in. It, of course, doesn't do this in Safe Mode.

Any thoughts?

A:Windows Crashes to Black Screen and Reboots Randomly.

Bumping this. This issue is rather annoying, and I would prefer to fix this instead of doing a clean install.

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Hi guys,

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my secondary desktop (the crappy Alienware). Randomly, the machine restarts within a mere 5 minutes of it running.

It also restarts just sitting on the login screen, so it doesn't only happen when someone is logged in. It, of course, doesn't do this in Safe Mode.

Any thoughts?

A:Windows Crashes to Black Screen and Reboots Randomly.

Bumping this. This issue is rather annoying, and I would prefer to fix this instead of doing a clean install.

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Hey guys!

I have an MSI GL62 7RD laptop with Windows 10 that I bought back in December. Earlier today, the touchpad suddenly stopped working. A short while after that, the keyboard failed. Luckily, it still recognized my USB mouse, so after googling the problem for a while, I decided to "reset to factory settings" instead of opening it up and fiddling with the keyboard and mouse connectors.
Just as it was shutting down it flashed a bluescreen. All I could read in the time it flashed was that it encountered something, but was gonna take care of it on its own and restart. Didn't think much of it (maybe it's a part of the reset)... It shut off and then rebooted, and has been stuck with a black screen and the fans at a medium speed (like it's powering on but stuck with something) for about four hours.

I'm all out of ideas, and I'm scared to mess it up more than it already is.
Please help me!

Right before it all started I was:
Playing BeamNG.
Downloading BeamNG mods.
Plugging in an Xbox One controller which the computer downloaded drivers for.

Since the touchpad/keyboard failure and black screen I have:
Tried to force a reboot once. Nothing changed.

Edit: English is not my first language so if there are any terms or expressions that are wrong here, please excuse me, and I will try to clarify them for anyone who asks.

Edit 2: The reboot thing might be more of a software than hardware problem, but it all started with the hardware
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I am so frustrated.  How do I fix the constant going to black of my monitor (using Windows 10)???  I also can't double click on anything without the screen going black too.  I am so irritated and frustrated.  HOW can
I get Windows 10 to STOP constantly making my monitor go to black?????

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Very frustrating problem I'm having. I have a multi-monitor setup (not sure if this is the cause of this issue as I have multi monitors on my other machines).

Sometimes an application will freeze (hey, it happens) and I'll do a ctrl-alt-del, then hit task manager.

Then everything goes black.

I can see my mouse and can move it around, but that's it. I cant see anything else, and they keyboard seems to have no effect. In the end, I have to power down my machine from the power button.

I've tested this a few times...it's not just task manager. It's ANYTHING (change password, switch user, etc). Just goes all black. Not pitch black, but the screens go completely dark but I can see and move my (white) mouse icon.

This sucks! Help!

A:Screen(s) go black (except mouse) - requires restart!

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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So i did the first option on win8 factory reset. It then said restarting.. and the screen turned off while the pc was on. The noises on the pc were normal but the screen wasnt supposed to go black. I left it for 12 hours and it was doing the same thing, which isnt normal for a simple format. I turned off the pc, unplugged waited for a bit and turned on and same thing, which probably was a big mistake. The same has been happening. I really dont want to end up on my countries services, if theres something i can do please reply. Thanks alot

A:Windows 8 factory reset black screen

When you first boot up do you see the spinning circle or is the screen black? 
Do you see the OEM logo like HP or Dell at boot?  What is the make and model of the computer? 
Do you have access to another computer to download software?
Do you need personal data off the computer.

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I went to factory reset my moms laptop earlier today and when I went ot reset, it took me to the bios and then I clicked reset, it restarted the laptop but now everytime it boots up, the screen stays black. I can see the screen turn on like twice to a black screen, then it turns ff again. I don't know what the problem is. I can't even access the bios.  Thanks for your guy's help.

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So a symbol that looks a lot like the Numlock/Capslock notice has recently appeared in the bottom centre of my screen and won't go away. It appears to be some sort of representation of my mousepad (big square over two little rectangles) with a line through it? Anyway, I've tried to get rid of it by going toControl Panel>Screen Resolution>On Screen Display But according to that,  On Screen Display isn't even enabled, and when I try and change any of the settings I just keep getting a notice about how Windows can't find the file. Any guesses as to what this is and how to get rid of it?

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A:Black Box in Centre of Screen and Won't Go Away

Hi Sarah4 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Would you be able to try this steps: Uncheck the box "Enabled on-screen display"
How to change the settings for the on-screen NumLock and CapsLock indicators  
As an alternate option you can also try system restore to jusmp back to a previous restore date before this started and likewise clean boot   . Just click on the highlighted link for steps. 
Update us how things go for you. 

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This just started today. Windows Media Centre keeps opening up all the time, every few minutes or so. But it's always if I'm doing something. Just closed a program? Windows Media Centre opens. Just saved something? Windows Media Centre opens. Minimizing Firefox to get ready to open something else? You guessed it.

But if the computer is idle it won't happen. There is also nothing else apparently wrong with the computer.

I never use Windows Media Centre so I wouldn't even mind getting rid of it but I don't know if Windows Media Player relies on it which I do use for certain video formats from time to time. So unless someone says otherwise, I'd rather just disable it as opposed to removing it.

Does anyone know how I can disable it? The only single tutorial I could find involved stopping a service that simply isn't in my list of services.

A:Windows Media Centre opening by itself constantly

You go to Programs and Features in Control Panel. On the left side you will se Turn Windows features on or off. Box pops up and when populated you will see a list of features under Media Features. You can then uncheck Windows Media Center without afecting Windows Media Player.

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Basically, every time I try to reset/restore/refresh, the end result is a black screen with a mouse cursor. Logging in works fine, though it didn't before I ran some virus, malware, and adware scans. I just can't seem to get any of the clean slate features to work. Any idea what might cause this?

General system info in the attachments.

A:Trying to reset a laptop with Windows 8, but keep getting black screen w/ cursor

just as an fyi, a lot of us are at work when using this site. As a result, I know I cannot see the pics you posted as I've blocked the site imgur at work. Any chance you can upload them just into this site?

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Long story short, someone I know bought a laptop. The seller told them they'd need a new hard drive. I took a look at it and found it was riddled with malware and adware. Couldn't even login to the account without getting a black screen+mouse cursor. So after going into safe mode and uninstalling a few programs and running ADWCleaner, I've been able to login to the main account normally.
I'm running malwarebytes and MSE right now, but since they don't want all this extra data anyway, I figured I'd just wipe everything. The problem is that when I go to system restore, or system reset, or when I try to use the HP recovery tools, it goes to a loading screen, and then a black screen with a cursor. Forever. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what could be breaking every recovery option.
That said, I'm also wondering if the reset option will reinstall Windows 8 without needing an installation disc or anything like that. I've seen yes and no in different places, so I'm no longer sure.
Here's screenshots with misc specs if it would help to know:

A:Trying to reset a laptop with Windows 8, but keep getting black screen w/ cursor

Using the System Reset can be done without a disc.  There is a partition on the hdd just for this type of recovery.
You will find instructions for doing this at HP Support.

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Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

A:Windows 7 ro 64 Freezes requires hard reset

Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper

Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton more info before we can be of much use to you.

First thing we want to do is look in event viewer. Next time you freeze type eventvwr in search. goto the windows log>application tab. You want to look for errors ( they have red "X&... Read more

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Hi,I have a HP Envy 17 laptop, it was bought with Windows 8, I updated it to Windows 10 last year.Due to progressing issues, I factory reset it, taking me back to Windows 8.After the reset (which ran smoothly), it requires me to input a new product key. I was not aware that I'd have to puchase a new one.I've attached a printscreen of the system window which states that my window is not activated.And this below is a screenshot of the details in Windows ActivationWhat can I do now? I cannot get hold of the original product key on the box.Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Windows 8 requires activation key after factory reset

I would advice you uninstall the window10 or you reset to factory setting lf you don't get activation key.

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Hello Everyone

Recently my HDD was replaced in my pc due to it was faulty (couldn't boot).
I got a new one and redownloaded my games, but now i have a decrease in FPS in most games and the newer ones (Rome 2, AC4 etc.) have large FPS drops and crashes to a black screen with flickering sound after a few minutes. This forces me to restart my pc manually. I initailly thought it was due to overheating, and i cleaned my computer, which cured some of the FPS drops, but the games still crash after a few minutes.
Does anybody know why this happens?
I have attached a zip folder containing the results from: DxDiag and MSINFO32.

Any help would be appritiatied, thanks!

A:Solved: PC Black screen freeze and requires forced restart.

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Okay so the story goes like this, yesterday my laptop had many weird stutters and freezes so I tried to fix it by doing different things like automatic repair etc, they all didn't work so I decided to do a complete factory reset and then the procedure ended up failing and then it froze on the spot, so I decided to restart my laptop, then all I get is a black screen after hp logo. Please help!

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Ok I try to install win 7 and change sata control from arhi to competitive and it boots in black screen no display logo no bios acces I try to reset whit the motherboard battery but no luck  . Can i make a crisis disk whit phonex since my fan+r respond where can I get the right bios file for that and if there are other options pls tell me

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I have recently purchased an old off-lease HP Compaq dc7700p to use as a backup desktop. I loaded Windows 7 64 onto it and everything seems to be functioning normally aside from a peculiar problem. Every time the PC restarts, it will hang on a blank black screen after POST. I have to hold down the power button for a hard reset, after which it will boot normally. I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions about what might be causing this issue and if there might be something I can do to remedy it. Thanks.

A:Hang on blank screen after reboots, hard reset necessary

Some IdeasLouis

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I have been having my monitor go black, like windows is shutting down/restarting by itself which i've had happen. However after many minutes there has been no shutdown or restart, and postcode LCD on board keeps reading CPU temp which it only does when in an OS, so I assume windows is still there somewhere. I really do not know why my screen is black all of a sudden. It seems to do it randomly. I thought it had to do with the hard drives at first because I had problems with them in the past, but freezes not monitor power-downs. I got a new mouse recently and considered that( trying my old mouse now to see what happens). I've reinstalled windows a few times and the same thing happens. I now wonder if it is my graphics card or monitor drivers? This is a different monitor from what i've been using in the past(my old LG died about a month ago), I never install monitor drivers, let windows use whatever it wants, so I shal go check that, but doubt it will do anything. Any verification of my thoughts, or thoughts on this will be appreciated!

A:Black screen?? No idea really whats happening...

Try running through these troubleshooting steps

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Maybe someone here can help. This is weird.
My friend bought this PC from a store year or 2 ago.
It is a E-Machines 1 ghz celery with 128 megs of ram (I believe sdarm but I am not 100% sure)
CDRW drive, Floppy
Onborad ac-97 realtek sound
and I assume an intel board because the onboard intel extreme video

Now my friend who is not computer savy at all ask me to come and install all the usual M$ updates that come every once and a while. Anyway, the PC was so behind in updates that it took a while before we could even get to SP2.

The computer was working fine with just SP1 by the way.

Anyway, I started the SP2 download and install from windows updated, it downloaded and installed like approximately 78 megs of stuff. Since my friend and I didn't wnat to wait around, we wen't out to do some stuff. Then he droped me off at home.

I told him, all he had to do was just press yes to reboot when prompted.

Other than closing a few IE popups (which I was hoping the popup blocker in SP2 would fix) all he did was hit that yes to reboot when SP2 install asked.

He then called me and says since then his PC for the past 5 minutes has just been in a reboot cycle. It loads the bios and then tries to load windows and after the windows xp splash scren it reboots before anything else loads.

Now I have a P4 windows XP machine I built myself. SP2 upgraded fine of course I downlaoded the whole thing before it wason windows update.

I do believe he has the latest bios for his I am... Read more

A:Windows XP with SP2 constantly reboots.

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I'm currently using Windows 10 Home anniversary build with my Dell Inspiron 7352 2-in-1 model (with solid sate drive and on-board Intel graphic card) and experiencing randomly freezes quite often. I have tried to update hardware drivers and bios but to no avail. I have clean installed Windows 3-4 times but still have seen the same issue. The only thing I can do is to hard reset. The problem happens most of the time when I watch video on Youtube or other sites that require flash player. I normally use Chrome and some suggested to turn off 'use hardware acceleration when available' but that didn't help in my case. In fact, the problem is also present when switching to other browser like Edge too. The video card driver has been updated and I also tried updating flash player but the problem still persists. Even worse, the freezing also occurs sometimes when I leave my laptop overnight without putting it into sleep or hibernation. The freezing occurs randomly but usually within a week it comes to say hi to me. It might be the next day after previous freezing. Sometimes after first hard reset it freezes all of the sudden and requires another reset. Because of this, it's really hard to tell whether the problem comes from hardware or software side. I have another laptop with Win 10 Pro anniversary build equipped with two hard drives (SSD and HDD) and dual graphic cards but this machine works like a charm without any problem.
I know this problem seems to b... Read more

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Hi All Bit of a strange one - I am not able to get the webcam to turn on.  I have updated all drivers, uninstalled, reinstalled I don't know how many times now.  It's detected in device manager, all is enabled - I have the privacy settings on, BIOS does not seem to have any settings in there to enable or disable and I'm out of options here.  Tried an external webcam too and I can't get that to work either!  It's like something is blocking it but I can't see what or where - no clues at all are given.  No apps open the camera although, I did do a test online and the camera did open and work so I know the camera works - just cant get it to turn on for any apps including skype.  Some say install drivers - some say device is being used.  One error gave 0xA00F4271(0xC00D3704)  Trying to get any sense from that is just a no-go.  Anyone else had this issue please and a resolve cos 2 days but ive been at it to no avail.   Thanks in hope.....

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Hi Guys,  I am reviewing the models for a purchase and I am struggling to really understand the difference between thinkcentre and ideacentre( India Models ).  If you were to check this link please Lenovo Desktop Thincentre and IdeaCentre you will observe that most of the specifications are identical.  I understand that there is a little more scope of expansion in Thinkcentre when compared with Ideacentre.  So my questions are :  1. I am looking for reliability and peace of mind, I am a home user , but my PC is used for about 8 hours a day with multiple power up and down cycles in between . 2. Is the 180w power supply adaquate , when reviewing after market PSUs I generally notice that they are of a much higher wattage. So what is the reasoning for these to be 180 W, will they not be running at peak load most of the time. Secondly, I reviewed the configurations are PSU websites where they suggest PSUs based on the build and most suggested a around 225w onwards. Any advice is welcome on this.  3. Any pointers on what is the difference between IdeaCentre, Thinkcentre and then the V520 series that appear on the link above ? 4. Is there anything like Thinkcentre using better quality parts versus idea centre.  This PC will not be used for Gaming at all and I am looking forward reliability and peace of mind with least hassle during the lifetime of the PC atleast for the first 5-7 years. &n... Read more

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 with 3Gb of memory (can't remember other specs right now) that is dual booted with Linux Mint 8 (both are x64 versions). Lately, I have been having trouble when I try to boot to Windows. I get the animated logo and then suddenly the laptop reboots. I have to do this several times before I can get the thing to finally boot to Windows. I get no error messages and am at a complete loss as to what is going on. Can anybody give me a clue?


A:Laptop constantly reboots trying to start Windows

Quote: Originally Posted by robins80

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 with 3Gb of memory (can't remember other specs right now) that is dual booted with Linux Mint 8 (both are x64 versions). Lately, I have been having trouble when I try to boot to Windows. I get the animated logo and then suddenly the laptop reboots. I have to do this several times before I can get the thing to finally boot to Windows. I get no error messages and am at a complete loss as to what is going on. Can anybody give me a clue?


Hello Robin Welcome to SF !!

I guess the best thing to do is to run Startup Repair. Make sure you run it atleast 4 to 5 times. Follow this link Startup Repair

Hope this helps,

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On this HP G72 RMN HSTNN-F03C Product XH002UA#ABA laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium ver 6.1.7600 I have already run Windows Factory Restore 5.2h ( Build 21.17794) from another hard drive partition twice, same result both times, Initializing Windows (0x0321) then laptop reboots continuously, even let it do this for 3 hours, plugged into a working network. Ran all available hardware diag, one set took 5 hours and passed, the other one that runs continuously was run for over 6 hours and passed. It will boot into safe mode with networking fine, downloaded AVG Free 2012 and it installed, but said it had to reboot to finish installation. But the AVG program does not show up when booted back into safe mode. Still reboots continuously. I did get into Windows 7 for about 6 to 10 seconds and was able to verify that it thought the battery was 100% charged, so it's not because Win 7 thinks battery is too low (and have had power supply plugged in the whole time). Two other things I have done that haven't helped 1) went to c:\windows\winsxs and tried to delete pending.xml but it's not there although there was 10,263 files! & 2) renamed c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution to c:\windows\SDold. HELP! I have a Windows 7 Recovery CD but don't know what I should do. Howard

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I've had an issue with my computer for a while now...

When I turn the comp on w/o the Win XP setup CD in the drive, it says "missing boot disk"
When I turn the comp on w/ the Win XP setup CD in the drive, sometimes it works (1/5 tries). Otherwise it gets to the windows loading bar which takes a LONG time then ends up rebooting.

I've also found I have better success when I unplug the cable and let the motherboard power-off (as opposed to just using the power button on the front of the computer)... which leads me to believe it may be a hardware issue.

In any case, I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting this, and I've just dealt with the annoyance... The operating system works fine when I can get to it. Any suggestions?

A:Computer constantly reboots.... sometimes gets to windows (but only w/ XP CD in drive)

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
Have you tried to boot into safe mode? To boot in safe mode press F8 reapetivly during start up. Then highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press enter.


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I press start button on front of pc,I get splash screen etc,then windows but it is unresponsive
I restart by hard shutdown or restart button on front of pc case
It typically takes 3/4 efforts before system running normally
I've virus scanned,boot scanned,memtested,disc tested,mbr replaced;pc well maintained.
I have avast,comodo firewall,spybot,malwarebytes.
XP pro sp3,athlon II 250,4gb.
I'm considering reinstalling unless anyone has any suggestions?

A:xp requires several reboots

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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SYS Specs
windows 7 ultimate x64
intel i7 m 620 @2.67Ghz 2.66Ghz
Nvidia geforce gt 330 m
500gb hd

Just recently been getting a crash when the display will go black and not respond again an i have to manually turn off an on the computer or (very rarely) it will reboot. If i have music or any sound being played through the speakers at the time, the sound gets all distorted and turns into static.

I have reformated and i still get the problem so i dont think it is sofware, i have also ran hardware checks and all the main components seem fine =\

i can turn it on first thing in the morning and it will run good for a few hours then crash, also i can leave it on stand by almost all day with no problem then wake it an it only takes a few minutes of browsing the net for it to crash and after that it will crash within 30min of reboot.
I think it may be a overheating problem but am not entirey sure, any advise or suggestions would be appreciated. i have atached the minidump folder, health report and nt6 folder in zip.

A:crashes by screen going black, sometimes reboots?

Is does kinda sound heat related but is this not a fairly new laptop ? - if so, I would not suspect fan/ dust issues to be the problem. Is it still under warranty, if yes, I'd be getting it back to the store.

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hi guys im hoping you can help me with my pc problems. I'm having random crashes during general usage on my pc. Attached you will(hopefully) find bsod logs. I have run memtest already and it came back ok. I have also updated to latest nvidia drivers and it still happens.

This is a nearly fresh install of windows 7 and i have loaded minimal software onto it since install a week or so ago.

if you need anything else to help then please let me know

A:screen goes black and then computer reboots

right, ok sorry id dint read the sticky. i'll be back shortly with the correct info needed

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I want to attach Nvidia Gtx1060 on K430 idea centre  but I have seen some problems on it.I want to know how to use Gtx1060 on k430. http://forums.evga.com/Lenovo-K430-won39t-boot-after-1070-install-m2598826.aspx

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Hi Lenovo,I wanted to upgrade available slot of DDR Memory on my idea centre A520. Can someone suggest compatible memory options ?

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Good afternoon,Please can anyone advice ! If a stylus/pen can be used on my m/c if so which type should I look for ? Also what cleaning products can be used on the touchscreen ?Thanks Anthony. 

A:stylus pen for AIO 300 23 " touchscreen idea centre

The AIO 300 doesn't have Wacom pen support, so your only option is a capacitive stylus, like this: https://www.amazon.com/Stylus-RETECK-Universal-Capacitive-Samsung/dp/B01IHBVGOM/ref=pd_lpo_147_bs_t_...

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Hi, I bought this laptop two months ago it is very slow and a strange black screen is appearing some times when i use chrome.It is taking too long to open the applications.Some times when it is not shutting down properly.It is showing some apps are interrupting the shutdown.please help me to clear all this issues 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+, x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 991 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G KM400/KN400, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114471 MB, Free - 98471 MB;
Motherboard: soyocomputer, K7VME
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Different computer, another problem. It doesn't seem to matter what I am doing, it just goes black & then reboots. Offline & online. Can be working in Picassa offline, reading email, playing Pogo, watching a news video, etc. Driving this old lady crazy! You guys have given me fantastic help in the past so am hoping you can do so again. Just got it home from computer guy a couple of weeks ago, he wiped & reinstalled XP since I had seriously messed it up. Should I give up on computers or do I still stand a chance. I called him & he seemed to think I was doing something wrong - not so! Being a good girl & not downloading programs that will make things worse. Besides, this started only a couple of days after I got it back.

A:Solved: Xp screen goes black & machine reboots

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My computer would freeze, reboots, then black screen.

I have installed new nvidia drivers,
I have tested the ram with memtest86 it passed the test.

I have windows xp sp3 installed.

My specs:
Motherboard: ASUS M4N68T-M (with nvidia Geforce 7025/nForce 630a integrated video)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 425
HDD: Samsung 500 GB SATA II HD502HJ
PSU: XION Xon 500 W

What could the cause of this problem be? Help please

A:Computer freezes, reboots, black screen

Did this happen before you updated the video driver? Try rolling back the video driver. Go to Start/Run and type eventvwr.msc double click System and Application and look for any Red X's double click them and see what program or file is causing the crash. You can also try attaching your Dump Files

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Hello all and thank you for your time!
My laptops screen blinks in and out a black screen every time I try to do anything ie: use explorer, search Cortana, browse the web etc. Many times the system will reboot. I've tried malware removal tools but the laptop will reboot before the software is finished scanning. I've tried resetting WIN 10 back to factory all to no avail.

Please help.

p.s. The laptop freezes even when I try to use the free SysInfo utlity. Here is what I know:
Gateway laptop 2010
WIN 10

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HP Pavilion dv6 laptop, got it a month ago. this is the first major issue ive had with it.

NOTE: my laptop was in sleep mode prior to this.

i tried streaming on a video site by pressing play on a video (no viruses, scanned, went on it for years) and all of a sudden, the screen blacks out. then comes back on saying "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

heres the event log

Log Name: System
Source: Display
Date: 8/23/2010 12:39:42 AM
Event ID: 4101
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: MattPC
Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Display" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">4101</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-08-23T04:39:42.000000000Z" />
<Security />

what happened next scared me. when i went to access the site again, the laptop froze and it BSODed (the error box w... Read more

A:Screen goes black, BSOD, reboots itself. Is it a virus??


i looked up the BSOD i had dxgkrnl.sys come up when i checked it out.

also, i had the thing on my bed when it happened.......possible overheating?

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Hey guys hows it going?

Well ive got a problem, About a month ago i came home from vacation and my computer was completely dead. i dont know why, and at this point i couldnt care.

Well what was happeneing was it would get the BSD then just restart and i thought it was the HD.

So i got a new HD and i reinstalled windows on it and everything. It was going perfect.
After the installation it rebooted it self and i thought it was going to work, but then right in between the windows loading screen and the logon screen theres the black screen while the logon screen is loading. Well it just sits there for about a minute, i can use full function of the mouse and it even shows the little hour-glass like theres hope that it might start. But then it go's blank and restarts.

i thought it was the HD but now obviously it is not. Can someone please tell me what i can do to fix this please? I need my dose of WOW and quick..lol.

p.s. Ive not tryed safe mode, but when it was doing this on the old drive i did and it didnt help at all.

A:black screen, Moveable mouse, Then reboots..


Take the RAM out and try them one stick at a time in each of the slots.
( whilst you have them out give the contacts a clean with an eraser ).

Do you get a POST beep - if so how many?

I assume that Windows has not completed the installation on the new Hard Drive?

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Hi, thanks in advance for any help, my system specs are -

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
mother board -Gigabyte H55M-S2H
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2926 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F5, 12/02/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.49 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.74 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.00 GB
Page File Space 3.87 GB
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Machine has an OEM sticker but I have the original windows 7 install disc.
I have re-installed from the same windows 7 disc a few times on my system, but the problem keeps returning.
I'm running Avast antivirus


This is my first post after nearly a year dealing with BSOD and just as often reboots without the blue screen. I have recently installed a system monitor which also shows my RAM occasionally running at nearly 98%, i have 4gb of ram and I might be doing nothing when this happens, sometimes this coincides with the system crashes, but sometimes the system crashes without any warnings. I have attached all of the files as suggested here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

I have spent a whole lot of time trying to figure out the problem and I think I've eliminated all of the internal & external hardware as a cause so please help me if you can. Thanks

A:BSOD and black screen reboots randomly

Tablet PC seems to be giving you the problems try repairing net framework 4.0 by going to control panel going to Add or Remove programs and going down to net frame 4.0 click change/remove and click repair. If you can repair it then Tablet PC should start running correctly again and hopefully clear up your bsod.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\disent\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\091711-23181-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*F:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c65000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02eaa670
Debug session time: Fri Sep 16 08:27:19.919 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:09:46.308
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
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* Components*

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W

Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core

Overclocking: None

Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black

Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS

After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black and the PC restarts itself. My mouse and keyboard also turn off temporarily.

I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.

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For a while I was having trouble with the NVIDIA drivers crashing constantly, so we reinstalled those fresh and the computer ran fine for a bit. Now, twice today, the screen has gone black and immediately rebooted the computer. I tend to keep my drivers up to date, so I'm not sure what could be the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I can also send the minidump file if necessary. This is the error I get upon reboot: 
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: 116
  BCP1: FFFFFA80062884E0
  BCP2: FFFFF8800506BAD4
  BCP4: 0000000000000004
  OS Version: 6_1_7601
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
My comp specs are: 

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MICHELLE
System Manufacturer Alienware
System Model Alienware X51
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3101 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Alienware A07, 7/26/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
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A:Screen goes black, computer immediately reboots.

Hi syntinen & Welcome to the forums ^_^,
The bugcheck you are encountering is as below -
The VIDEO_TDR_ ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000116. This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
If you recently upgraded the drivers, have you tried reverting back to the previous/older drivers? Please try the drivers for your NVIDIA Card from the manufacturer's website as below (Please make sure that the desktop model in the below link matches with the one you have) -
If the above methods don't resolve your problems, kindly follow the below instructions and then upload the ZIP file so that the dump files could be analysed
Let us know in case of any problems ^_^

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