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Windows 7 Slow boot, black screen after login

Q: Windows 7 Slow boot, black screen after login

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Slow boot, black screen after login

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

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

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

A: 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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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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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 anyw... Read more

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

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

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I recently switched from windows 7 to windows 10 to escape a horrible issue. On windows 7 my computer would crash if I tried to open up programs or if I tried to do anything. So I got tired of beating a dead horse and decided to download windows 10 off of softpedia and started a boot from a usb. I formatted the main drive and I thought that would get rid of the maybe virus, Trojan or whatever the dam thing is behind. But I don't know for sure if it truly stayed behind. I'm not too well with computers. Any how on the choose where you want to download windows screen I noticed that it also had a system drive on there and I am thinking maybe the godsdam sucker is in that thing. This is after I deleted everything and left what I have behind of course. And now I have to deal with a long boot on windows 10, black screen first and then the windows 10 icon comes up, and stay like that forever and then it finally decided to go to the login screen. And when I do get in I get screwed over by a slow computer that will crash if I am not as patient as a guy waiting to get out of the friend zone. I have lost all hope please help.
 

A:Windows 10 very slow boot/black screen

I dont know why it is marked solved. Im new to this
 

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Hi All.

I recently have had this problem.

I start up as normal with the moving bars.

Then I log in.

Then I stay at the Welcome Screen for about a min.

Then I see a black screen for about 30 secs.

I can then use my computer.

Any suggestions.

A:Slow Login Then Black Screen

2 suggestions:

1) Run Startup Repair. When you boot your system, just before the Windows splash screen shows, tap the F8 key repeatedly. This will bring up the Safe Mode menu - and at the top of that should be a selection to Repair your computer. Press the up arrow key to move to it, then press Enter. Follow the prompts.

2) Reinstall the video drivers for your system. Use the video drivers from the video chipset manufacturer's website (Intel, nVidia, AMD, SiS, etc) rather than those from the computer manufacturer's website. If you're having difficulty locating them, post back with the exact make and model of your system and we'll see what we can find.

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When booting, my windows 8.1 is slow to do load. After windows logo, it goes to a black screen for around 10 secs, then it finally logs into the Start menu. I know this is not normal becasue I have seen the system boot faster in the past, but I don't know why its doing it now.

I have done a fresh install of windows 8 and update to 8.1.
I made to to have Fast Boot enabled
I have haswell, so I made to update to the latest graphics drivers by Intel
On a second note: I am triple booting: osx/linux/win with Chamelon boot loader. However, I doubt its an issue with triple boot because the black screen occurs AFTER windows logo, meaning windows has successfully loaded

A:Slow Boot Black Screen After Windows Logo

Hello Tcabin01,

Does your computer bios currently load in EUFI mode?

if so have you tried running in legacy? how to:

BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Harry

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It is nearly impossible to load windows 7 normally on my computer. It takes very long to get to the password screen, and then after typing in my password, it takes even longer to load to my desktop; sometimes not even at all, only a black screen. In addition, my monitor occasionally has a purple tint to it. This all suddenly occurred one day after shutting down my computer when my browser and task manager became non responsive. I then turned it back on to see my computer "configuring windows updates." This lasted over an hour. After that completed, it has become nearly impossible to load windows normally. I've already booted into safe mode and ran a full scan of malware bytes which displayed no threats. Startup repair and system restore also didn't seem to help. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Ok I noticed this just the other day that after I type my password in to login it goes to a black screen with a cursor on it for more than 30 seconds before loading the desktop I believe this is due to drivers not properly loading but I do not know how to fix it! Hopefully someone can help me with this problem. Here is my ntbtlog showing the drivers loading when I login.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium

ntbtlog:

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
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A:Black Screen with Cursor = Slow Login

The first thing to do when registering with our forum (especially if you have an issue you want assistance with) is to fill out your system specs. This allows our knowledgeable members to assist you better with your issue. It is very simple to do: please follow these steps below

First click on UserCP


Next click on Edit System Spec


Now you will see various fields for different types of hardware. Don't worry if you have no idea what kind of hardware it is asking for or the brand you have as I will explain how to get Windows to list it for you. For now keep that window open

Now click on start and type msinfo32.exe in the search field and press enter

Now you should have a window resembling mine below


With this information in hand lets start to fill out the specs

System Manufacture/Model Number
As you see in my screen shot I have no listing due to my laptop being a custom build (I made it myself). For most people out there usually this will list a name brand like Dell and a model like 1525.



OS
OS or Operating System for short is the main program that drive's your computer...notable example here being the Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. Notice that I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64



CPU
CPU or Central Processing Unit (Processor) is the brain of the computer. Notice that I have an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz



Motherboard
The motherboard is where all the hardware parts of the computer are connected to. Mine is... Read more

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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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PLEASE HELP!!

My laptop has stopped working suddenly stopped working .the after login the screen becomes black only cursour is visible alt+Ctrl+del ...taskmanager opens. but still after long long time the desktop appears with black background and everything slow. safemode also is slow very slow so please help...

A:black screen after login & safe mode also slow

Hello and welcome herschelle now if you can get safe mode at all I would run these at very least

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary
It does however sound very much like the machine has malware on it so one thing you could do if you have access to another machine is to use this
http://support.kaspersky.com/4162 < this will run from power up and scan for malware without the need for Windows to be running - that is because it is a bootable program in it's own right. You can make a disk or USB stick to boot from - you will of course need to set the BIOS boot sequence to that particular device disk or stick.

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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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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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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 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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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

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

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:






Quote:
The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.


However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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A:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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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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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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Hi everyone,

Before we start, I'm a total noob on this subject, so please be gentle with me.

I've experienced 'very' slow boot times in the given time interval (before it took maybe 10 sec, now it takes 2-3 minutes). After login the machine is ready for usage within 30 sec. I've searched on several forums for what the problem could be and these are the steps which I've taken so far:
* performed defragmentation on the harddrive
* deleted all windows updates and reinstalled them
* look at the event logger, but I couldn't find anything causing mayor and/or reoccuring problems
These things didn't work out for me. I've included the machine's specs in my profile, I hope it suffices.

Could you please help me?
Melissa

A:Slow boot time before login screen but after BIOS

Hello melli and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a look through these tutorials (2nd post) for some of the more common ways to speed up Windows 7.

Speeding up Windows 7 boot times

As a suggestion, before you try anything that involves changing settings or going into the registry, etc it would be a good idea to make a new restore point "just in case" something doesn't work and you want to roll back the computer.

System Restore Point - Create

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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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So, here is the problem. When I start up the windows it boots like it should and when I enter the password of the user, the screen goes black and it freezes. No pointer, cant access task manager etc. The only way to solve this is to restart the PC and it will boot without any problems. I installed windows 8 x64, the same problem. Installed windows 7 32bit the same problem and 64 bit the same problem. I installed the latest drivers available for this computer. I searched on google and some people were saying that it is display driver problem. I downloaded 4 different driver versions , still the same thing. I havent updated the BIOS because I am scared of getting a dead motherboard. I also started sfc scannow but it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Please help me to solve this problem is too annoying.

The PC:
Intel i5 2500 3.4 GHz
nVidia GeForce GTS 450
6GB RAM
Foxconn P67A-S

A:Windows 7 black screen after login

Have you checked if anything is overheating?






Quote:
For monitoring the heat/celsius of the system, use Speccy or HWinfo:Speccy - System Information - Free Download
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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]
.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

Normal Boot (i.e. Not Safe Mode):
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A:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

Hi and welcome to TSF I have changed the title for you hope it is now ok.
Did you try running any diagnostics like seatools for dos on the HDD SeaTools for DOS tutorial

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I have a dell computer 64 bit and when i was going to restart my computer to download windows 10 again. It then said the installation was unsuccessful. After that, when i restarted my computer, i received a black screen with no cursor before i logged in. It would show me the dell sign then it would then go back to the black screen. Then i tried o press f2 or something else, but the only one f commands that worked were f8 and f12. I tried everything, this is my last resort
 

A:Windows 10 black screen with no cursor before login

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Hello all,

I had some memory issues with my computer recently (had to adjust the timings) and now that they work (ran memtest86+ for 8 hours w/o an error) Windows 7 can't seem to boot.

Alright, so the login screen is black only with a cursor, the at ease panel, windows 7 pro logo (center bottom) and shutdown red button in it's normal position. Although the at ease button and shutdown button don't display anything when clicked (but they do work, example: I can shutdown using the shutdown button). The same thing happens for safe-mode.

OK, here's the strange thing: when my external hard drive is unplugged it goes straight to the above screen. But when the external hard drive is on while the boot starts I just get a complete black screen. When I turn it off (during the complete black screen phase) it'll go right to the regular one above with the logo/cursor only.

I've also entered repair and tried to restore to a previous point but it's pulling the from the E: drive which isn't the drive I installed windows 7 on. If you couldn't guess the E: drive was the label for the external hard drive.

Please help and I appreciate any feedback. I'll be at work soon and will be able to respond quickly all day but I won't be able to adjust my computer. Thanks!

A:Black login screen, only a cursor Windows 7 x64

I'm having the same problem on my 32bit system.

try this

1. When you see the black screen and white cursor press CTRL+ALT+DEL
2. Select Task Manager
3. File > New Task (Run...)
4. Type explorer.exe

It's a temp fix but you'll have to repeat the steps when you machine starts up again.

Good luck.

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