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Blank Screen with cursor after login Windows 7, Unable to start new tasks

Q: Blank Screen with cursor after login Windows 7, Unable to start new tasks

My problem is similar to the well know Windows 7 Black Screen as referenced by Prevx, though different. When I boot my Windows 7 computer, the login screen appears as always. Following entering the password for default user,
the screen will give the impression of login, but the final result is a plain black screen with the cursor only. The black screen appears indefinitely and the Windows GUI never appears. The only available option from booting in normal mode with this is Ctrl-Alt-Del
(Task Manager). From analyzing another computer with Windows 7 Professional, my Task Manager is missing the following user processes: dwm.exe, explorer.exe, and taskhost.exe. Additionally, it is missing the following system processes (possibly irrelevant):
spoolsv.exe and wmiprvse.exe.

When I attempt to start a new process using Windows Task Manager, an error message will appear saying “Windows Task Manager has stopped working” and forces you to close Windows Task Manager. This includes starting
any process such as cmd or explorer.

I attempted to boot into safe mode.
The result was the same as above. Then I attempted booting into safe mode with command prompt. This showed some hope. Following authentification from the login screen, the command prompt appears with the same blank screen with a cursor behind it. Initially
I attempted to run msconfig.msc to run a clean startup. System Configuration Utilities opens briefly then displays the error same as above. “System Configuration Utility has stopped working” and again forces the program to close. Then I tried to
open regedit. This works with no error messages! So I have access to the registry, but have no idea what I should modify to get my computer running normally.


Things I have tried:
1)
Restoring to last know good configuration. (No result)
2)
Repairing Windows configuration. (No result)
3)
Scanning the drive 3 separate times for viruses with both Avast and Symantec. (No viruses detected)
4)
Repairing the REG_SZ value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell as proposed in
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/5b94b775-992e-4f48-b3ff-c89b3cf45e82

5)
Executing Prevx’s fix file as proposed in
http://www.prevx.com/blog/140/Black-Screen-woes-could-affect-millions-on-Windows--Vista-and-XP.html


Any ideas are much appreciated.
Thanks,
John

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Preferred Solution: Blank Screen with cursor after login Windows 7, Unable to start new tasks

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A: Blank Screen with cursor after login Windows 7, Unable to start new tasks

Same problem I've found a solution.

#1 Hit fastly 5 time the left shitf button on your keyboard.
A windows will appaers to know if you want to caps lock. Keep it open
#2 Alt-CTRL-Del
You have know your desktop
#3 Go on add-remove programme
3a) Go on windows add-remove
3b) Remove internet explorer
ok-ok-ok - untill it's remove and ask to restart

#4 No more problem. You have to go on the net with chrome or firefox.

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Not sure what happend.  May have a bad battery.  problem exists with or without the battery.  The screen is blank and the curser in the top left of the screen flashes.  When I power up, if I keep pressing the F2 key I can get to advanced diagnostics.Note sure if I have 32 or 64 bit.

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I have read other threads regarding this issue and am unable to fix it. Task Manager does NOT display the RunOnce Wrapper and System Restore has failed to fix it. When I tried to refresh, I got the message that there is not enough space to facilitate it. It is suggested I free up some space. How do I do that if I cannot visually access the drive?

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It started a morning a few days ago. When I login on any user, nothing shows up, not even a cursor. It's just black.
So I got into safe mode and disabled my graphics card (intel 965 integrated) and everything worked. So now I have my graphics card disabled, but I can't have the Aero effects or the screen resolution.

The driver installed is the latest one, and I have tried the Prevx fix and everything.
Also ctrl alt delete in the blank screen works (the blue menu shows up full screen)
but when I click Task Manager, it goes back to the black screen.

What should I do?
 

A:Blank Black Screen No Cursor After Login

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Hey everyone.

I did a bit of research and this seems to have been an issue for a while, or has been in the past. Was upgrading to windows 10, I first had to restart my pc cause it was initially stuck on that preparing to install problem with the green bar being stuck around 25%.

It then got through that and began the installation process with the big circle and rebooting process. However around 91% when I last looked at it it was just black screen, this stayed this way for about 3-4 hours. I then decided to reboot the pc and it has now booted to the login screen. Is this a known bug or could there be a possible issue?

The problem seems a bit different as some people I saw have had to fall back on PC restore points etc. So not sure if it installed or what could be the problem.

Also side note, I upgraded my pc when windows 10 first publically released, but rolled back because I had about 5min shutdown times. So not sure what is going on and any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

A:Black Screen of Doom but Booted to login screen (no cursor just blank)

I never had a problem upgrading like you've experienced but I experiencing Windows 10 upgrading process is the longest time taken ever compared to previous versions. It took me 1 hour+ to finished.

Play around a little bit to get used to it then did a clean install. No problem arise, seems working fine.

The point is, problems always happen after upgrading, to solve it just perform installation from scratch (clean install).

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I have tried everything,but i can't get the display to display without blank screen.

A:Dell Inspirion 3147 blank screen with cursor after login

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Can you please let us know when the system boots do you see the Dell logo.If you are able to see the Dell Logo then tap the F12 key which will bring up the Dell Diagnostics. Kindly run the diagnostics and make a not of the error. Also check if you are able to hear the windows start sound. Also if you can connect an external monitor and the try to boot the system.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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When I power up the mini 110 doesn't start. Gives a blank screen and then after a few minutes says to insert the origial disk to restart - but I cannt find the disk. Is there any way to correct the problem without the disk? If not how can I get a copy of the original disk that came with the mini 110? Thanks

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My Windows XP (SP2) computer boots without any errors to black screen with the mouse pointer. No start button, icons or task bar. The pointer moves but I can't get any menus or windows up. CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work.

This is the same in safe mode (any of them!) with the exception of the safe mode text in each corner.

I've started up recovery console and run a chkdsk /p and all is OK

Any ideas what to try next?

Thanks
 

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My HP notebook started to lock up and freeze. I tried a restart then I got a black screen and see the cursor (which I can still move) only. i tried a hard restart using the power button and it started by showing a screen with the HP logo and says "Preparing automatic repair". Then it goes back to the black screen and cursor.  The notebook is only 18 months old. please help!

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Background - I only know enough about troubleshooting to make me dangerous, but I have decent-enough Google-fu.

Computer - ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Issue - The computer wasn't reading a SDHC card inserted into that slot, so I restarted. Upon restarting, Explorer.exe stopped responding and closed (APPCRASH) x2, followed by Acmon.exe doing the same (once). After that, the screen remains blank with a cursor. I can still access task manager, but I can't start a new instance of Explorer. The computer just sits there (on one occasion, some Adobe tool also crashed after like 20 minutes of sitting there).

The same thing happens (Explorer crashes twice and Acmon crashes and the computer sits on the blank screen with the cursor) each time I restart, regardless of whether it's in safe mode or normal mode. I never see my desktop and presumably can't run any programs (at least none that I've tried).

Self-Performed Troublehooting - I've tried starting in safe mode multiple times with the same result. I've tried System Restore, but unfortunately I had that disabled. I tried Repairing Windows, it said there were no issues to repair. I tried doing a Memory Diagnostic, but when the computer restarted, this same thing happened, so I never saw the results.

I restarted once in Safe Mode w/ Command, and ran chkdsk, with no errors being reported. I also used Command to uninstall the "Splendid" utility (at le... Read more

A:Explorer & Acmon Crash at Start-Up / blank screen w/ cursor thereafter

Ok, as you cannot boot to the desktop at present please run this software so we can get a closer look inside the system, it may give us some clues

Have you tried the System File Checker?

NOTE: Unless otherwise advised please use a clean working PC to download and copy FRST to a Flash Drive.
Use these links to download the correct version for your operating system and save it to the Flash Drive.
For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 32-Bit
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 64-Bit

NOTE: For Windows 7 systems only: If you cannot get Option 1 to work you can make a Recovery disc to use for Option 2.
Just do this: Click on Start > Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. In the left hand pane select Create a System Recovery disc and follow the prompts. This can be done on any Windows 7 PC but it must have the same bit rate as the infected PC, i.e. 64 or 32bit.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options by using Option 1 or Option 2
STEP 1
Option 1
To enter the System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair your computer and hit the Enter key. If Repair your computer is not in the menu you will need to follow Option 2 below.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. If you know your keyboard is for anoth... Read more

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Background - I only know enough about troubleshooting to make me dangerous, but I have decent-enough Google-fu.

Computer - ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Issue - The computer wasn't reading a SDHC card inserted into that slot, so I restarted. Upon restarting, Explorer.exe stopped responding and closed (APPCRASH) x2, followed by Acmon.exe doing the same (once). After that, the screen remains blank with a cursor. I can still access task manager, but I can't start a new instance of Explorer. The computer just sits there (on one occasion, some Adobe tool also crashed after like 20 minutes of sitting there).

The same thing happens (Explorer crashes twice and Acmon crashes and the computer sits on the blank screen with the cursor) each time I restart, regardless of whether it's in safe mode or normal mode. I never see my desktop and presumably can't run any programs (at least none that I've tried).

Troublehooting thus far - I've tried starting in safe mode multiple times with the same result. I've tried System Restore, but unfortunately I had that disabled. I tried Repairing Windows, it said there were no issues to repair. I tried doing a Memory Diagnostic, but when the computer restarted, this same thing happened, so I never saw the results.

I restarted once in Safe Mode w/ Command, and ran chkdsk, with no errors being reported. I also used Command to uninstall the "Splendid" utility (at least I think I uninstalled it...never unin... Read more

A:Explorer.exe & Acmon.exe APPCRASH at start-up ->blank screen w/ cursor

Welcome aboard.

You cannot boot into safe mode, too; other than safe mode in command prompt? I hope you have the windows 7 installer disc, or at least the repair disc? If so, follow SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

Also, boot in the safe mode with command prompt, type "msconfig" (without quote) and Follow the tutorial Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup, step one only, upto now.

Let us know the results. Con you boot into windows now, or not?

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Hello,

My laptop will not boot. I end up with an empty black screen or a blue screen with no icons, just a cursor. I get choices for 'normal startup' or ' repair' but not safe mode. Any help appreciated.

A:Unable to start - black screen or empty blue screen w cursor??

Hello JoLaRo and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of tutorials that might help you out.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If you're still having issues after following the tutorials, please post back.

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Hello there, i've recently come from the 'malware forum' where i've had help from a very friendly and helpful admin 'chemist' where all the malware on my system has been removed, he couldn't help me any further and suggested I come here, my remaining problems is that I have a blank start screen and I'm unable to search anything when I click on the magnifying glass on the right side pop up menu, it comes up 'no results found for your search' any help would be appreciated!, thankyou.

A:Hello please help, blank start screen and unable to search

it sounds strange but if you are in metro, just start typing search and see if it comes up. it will verify it is working or not. You do not need to be in any type of box, bar or window, just type it.

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Just today I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. This was a problem I had a few months ago with Vista on this same laptop, and I was hoping it would be fixed with Windows 7, but apparently it hasn't.
I just finished the installation and final reboot and everything, and I logged in, only to have the Welcome spinning circle on the screen for about 30-45 seconds, and then a blank screen with a moving cursor, but nothing else. After using Ctrl-Alt-Del to log out, I logged back in, and this time after 25-30 seconds of the Welcome spinning circle it logged me in.
Like I said, this was an occasional problem I had with Vista as well, but if possible, now that I'm using Windows 7 I'd like for it to not be a problem at all.
I'm running a 5 month old HP G60 laptop. During the upgrade process today I had to update my BIOS and everything else, so I think those should be fine. I just thought this would be the best place to ask if others have had the same problems and if so, what they did to fix it. Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 goes to blank screen with cursor after log-in

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I have a HP desktop which also does this.

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Windows xp. Turn on computer. Everything happens as expected. But screen is blank and there is no cursor. Can't open safe mode by tapping f8. Please help. Thank you.

A:Blank screen - no cursor - windows xp.

Quote:




Everything happens as expected.




What exactly does that mean? Do you see the computer logo? Or do you see the Black DOS like POST section where all the hardware is listed? Can you enter Setup (Bios)?

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When computer starts is says windows is starting and then just get blank screen with cursor.
 

A:Windows 7 blank screen with cursor

Hello and Welcome,
Could you please provide more information regarding your issue?
Did you make any recent software or even hardware changes in your computer? Also, you can try booting as Safe Mode (Press F8 before Windows 7 boots).
 

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

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

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

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I've searched all over for solutions to this. Upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro from 8 through the Windows Store. Everything seemed to go smoothly. Updated graphics card drivers prior to install of 8.1. Now whenever I start up, I can log in, but then it goes to a black screen with a cursor. Ctrl-Alt-Del will bring up the task manager and from there I can access programs and get on the internet. So after maybe 5 minutes or so after opening a program (usually firefox) the Metro screen randomly loads. None of the store apps worked, though I was able to find a fix for that. Some of them still don't work right though. Am I better off just reinstalling 8 and waiting for them to fix it? Or is there a better way to upgrade from 8 other than through the store?

A:Black screen and cursor after login. Windows 8.1

I have the same Video card as yours. You might want to re-install the Video driver from NVIDIA website but use the Custom Install instead. On the next screen. put a check mark on "Perform Clean Install".

In addition, make sure you have the latest BIOS installed from your MB manufacturer.

Good luck !!!

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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
 

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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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Hey.
I shut down my computer last night. It runs 8.1 and when I shut it down I do not believe it installed updates. I came home this afternoon and tried to boot it. It boots and after I type in my PIN, shows my desktop for a few seconds. Then, my display will either turn black or a blueish grey. There is no cursor. It does this every reboot now. I can not do anything except reset when it happens.

System info:
Two GTX 760's in SLI
Two Asus monitors

Possible culprits:
1 - I have Actual Multiple Monitors trial installed. The freezing/display blanking seems to happen when the trial time left window shows up, but that may be coincidence.
2 - I heard graphics card driver updates and windows updates can clash in some way and cause a similar issue. From what I've read, a cursor is still on screen and task manager can be opened with CTRL SHIFT ESC. Neither of these work for me.
3- Virus? I have avast so I doubt it.

Anyone got any clue what's wrong and how to fix it?

specs: Intel Core i5-4670K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 (2-Way SLI), Corsair 400R - current - lillz's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

A:Windows 8.1 black/blank screen after log in. No cursor

With two large graphics cards, the size of the power supply is very important....what is the model number?

What configuration are you running the dual monitors in. Are they both running from one video card, and which ports?

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Hey.
I shut down my computer last night. It runs 8.1 and when I shut it down I do not believe it installed updates. I came home this afternoon and tried to boot it. It boots and after I type in my PIN, shows my desktop for a few seconds. Then, my display will either turn black or a blueish grey. There is no cursor. It does this every reboot now. I can not do anything except reset when it happens.

System info:
Two GTX 760's in SLI
Two Asus monitors

Possible culprits:
1 - I have Actual Multiple Monitors trial installed. The freezing/display blanking seems to happen when the trial time left window shows up, but that may be coincidence.
2 - I heard graphics card driver updates and windows updates can clash in some way and cause a similar issue. From what I've read, a cursor is still on screen and task manager can be opened with CTRL SHIFT ESC. Neither of these work for me.
3- Virus? I have avast so I doubt it.

Anyone got any clue what's wrong and how to fix it?

specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/lillz/saved/2k9rxr

note: I posted this on general support too but I bet this is probably a more proper place to post.

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Desktop cannot startup windows 7 home premium 32 bit.
Can only boot from CDdrive and did startup repair / chkdsk / Sfc scan
Hard Drive seems ok.
On reboot, windows logo appears and after 4-5 minutes I get blank screen with cursor arrow even when trying to reboot from safe mode or normal mode.
Have Avast free anti-virus loaded. Could this be the problem?
Pl help. I do not want to lose my files with a clean re-install of Windows 7

A:Windows 7 cannot startup and goes to blank screen with cursor

blank screens problems are hard to handle Ive had this issue before & it repaired itself a few days later luckily i had more than one desktop. However the main concern is Data loss I would advise that you either move the hard drive to another PC internally or externally if you can. If not reinstall windows without formatting windows will move all of your files to a folder called windows old

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As the title says, I installed SP1 and now when I boot I get the logon screen and as soon as I log in I get a blank screen with just the cursor. Safe mode works fine.

A:Windows 7 Blank screen just cursor after installing SP1

Hi try system restore from safe mode

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Hi,
 
There could be 2 causes for this problem:
 
The NVIDIA graphics card is updating itself during sleep mode. 
Solution:
 
1. Boot into safe mode.2. Go to device manager – display adapters – double clicks on the graphic card driver
3. Select “Driver” tab, clicks on the “Roll Back Driver” button.
4. Restart, done.
To avoid this problem to happen again, turn off the NVIDIA automatic update feature.
Go NVIDIA control panel -> Help -> updates, select “Preferences” tab, uncheck the “automatically check for updates”.
 
 
A windows update could be the problem
Solution:
1. From the Start screen, type 'reset' to open the Search charm, and then select Remove everything and reinstall Windows from the search results.
2. Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, click Get started.
3. On the Reset your PC screen, click Next
4. If prompted, insert your Windows 8 installation disc or recovery media.
5. If your computer has more than one drive installed, you must select whether you want to reset only the drive where Windows is installed, or reset all drives. Make your selection, and then click Next.
6. Select Just remove my files, Then click Next.
7. On the Ready to reset your PC screen, click Reset.
8. Wait while Windows resets your computer. This might take awhile, and your computer will restart... Read more

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Hello guys!

I thought I would start to describe this issue by telling you what I screwed up on and how I made it happen: I accidentally set my backup drive as my primary (set the partition as active in CMD, it has no installation on it). Then when I went to boot my device, it would tell me that Windows was not installed. I put my C: (main, primary) partition as my default again (with CMD on installation disk) and I was able to get Windows to boot. Then I messed with the MBR to try to fix it and now this happens:

Current problem: When I boot Windows, it give me the old Vista-looking boot scroller (Not "starting windows" with the traditional animation). This animation only lasts for about 3 seconds, then it goes to a black screen with the cursor. That is all. Nothing loads, yet no error message. I tried using a few bootrec commands to fix it using the installation CD's CMD but no luck.

If anyone could help me I would GREATLY appreciate it. You would save my life and I would love you LONG time! Thanks guys

A:Windows wont boot up - Blank screen with cursor.

Why don't you just do a clean re-install of Windows 7? It would set everything in order. You can install your third party programs lost in this process all over again.

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I put my windows 7 to safe mode with msconfig and it messed up! It stuck at power up! Windows repair could not fix but I was able to get it out of the safe mode by editing boot loader. Now, Windows load but a blank screen (black) with a mouse cursor and
nothing else. Online research suggest a Windows repair, but repair won't help and I prefer not to re-install windows. Anything else I can do to get Windows 7 loads correctly again? thanks.

Thang Mo

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I was all good working on my computer when I decided to restart my computer because "rocketdock" (a dock program) didn't open a folder and gave me the "open with" dialog instead.

Background:-
I've installed a lot of updates recently, including SP1.
The windows is customized i.e. some files are edited.
I used tune up registry cleaner, which caused a problem in Chrome, so I used a command found on the Internet, it made tons of errors (which was mentioned by the one who suggested the command) and the computer CPU was fully loaded, the command was replacing files, or something like that. When I remember the command I'll post.

PS: "Ctrl+Alt+Delete", "Ctrl+Shift+Esc", and "Ctrl+L" don't do anything.
PS2: Safe Mode loads into the same screen.

A:Windows (7 Ultimate x64) boots into a blank screen with a cursor

I found it, here is the full command mentioned in the above post: FOR /R C:\ %G IN (*.dll) DO "%systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe" /s "%G"

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Hi everyone,

I need your help/suggestions on this one before I do any harm to the system.

The problem is my DELL E310 will not boot to Windows XP. It got as far as the DELL Logo and then it comes to a blank black screen with blinking cursor on the upper left corner.

At the DELL Logo, I can F2/F12 to change the boot sequence and boot to Windows XP pre-SP1 Install CD. I have tried going into the Windows Recovery Console. Typing "dir" gets a "An error occurred during directory enumeration" for C:drive. Typing "chkdsk" gets a "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems."

What was I doing before the blinking cursor...? I was trying to set up dual-boot configuration with addition of a 2nd SATA hard drive. Before attempt to install XP on new drive, a quick check in Control Panel | Computer Management | Disk Management confirmed that Windows was seeing the new drive:
Disk 0 (existing C:drive) 144.33 Gb NTFS, 39 Mb FAT and 4.64 Gb FAT32.
Disk 1 (new drive) unallocated.

I tried to install Windows XP to the new F:drive (after creating the partition), but the installer wants to install to C:drive instead. On the installer set up menu, it reports Cartition [unknown] 132 Gb.

Thanks!
 

A:Blinking cursor on blank black screen, Windows XP

Use your windows install cd and get back into the Recovery console, instead of chkdsk, run the FixMBR and Fixboot commands. In all instances that i've encountered the "blinking curser", it's been a corrupt or modified MBR record.
 

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Hi all,

I wanted to know if anyone could help with the below.

I currently have a Windows 10 laptop that was working without issues for a while, however after a restart the laptop appears to load windows but never get to the login screen, only show a blank screen with only a mouse icon visible.

I have tried various Windows supplied options with the following outputs:

1. Boot into safe mode (with and without network) - this again only loads to a blank screen with only mouse icon visible
2. Window reset - appears to get stuck on 8% - only to show an error saying reset could not happen, reverting changes (option to reset with files saved was chosen - as current files are required)
3. Start Up Repair - issue not resolved
4. System Restore and System Image Recovery - N/A as Windows cannot find previous image or restore point
5. Booted in Low-Resolution video - again, same issue is experienced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows 10 booting into blank screen with mouse cursor only

To add:

When the blank screen appears with cursor, it was noted that shortcut key for opening narrator worked and displayed the box fine. However the rest of the screen was black.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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Hi there,

I was surfing the net this morning and in the background i was installing "Logmein". I assume the website i got it off is legit as many of my friends have it installed it to play networked games. This is the website i downloaded it from https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi2/download.aspx
Whilst it was installing my laptop froze and ctrl + alt + del wouldn't work so i turned it off by holding down the power button and then turned it back on.
It now loads up a screen that says "Windows error recovery" and has an option to "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start windows normally" . whichever one i select the outcome is the same... a screen that says "windows is loading files..." followed by a blank login screen with only the cursor for company as shown in the image below:
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g426/lewistumelty/windows.jpg

I have no idea what to do and this is the first real problem i haven't been able to solve in the 2 years ive had it.

I have tried every option in the "Advanced Boot Options" (F8 on startup) menu in the hope that something different would happen but every single time is identical to the last.
I am running windows 7 premium x64 bit on the Sony Vaio VGN-NW20SF. My laptop didn't come with a windows 7 disk so i cant reformat it. I havent backed it up for a while and there are files i would like to keep if possible.

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A:Windows 7 login screen/box won't open. Only background and cursor visible.

To get files off you need to boot to something like Parted Magic and just use the explorer to find and copy data files to an external drive or take out the drive and hook it up to another working system and copy data files off.

Subsequently, if you could run a system restore on the system to just before you had the problem, if its not coincidently something hardware-related, then that would probably fix it. Since startup repair is not launching correctly on th system, you will need a install disc or possibly a system repair disc, which I think you can make or have made from any other working 64-bit Windows 7 system.
 

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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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Hello,

I have been experiencing problems with Windows 10 ever since I've installed a new graphics card: the MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti. It worked well the very first time. But rebooting gives me a blank screen. I have been able to enter the system once (by clicking the spacebar and entering my password blindly but that does not seem to work anymore) to try and update the driver that came with it. I wasn't able to as I first needed to uninstall the previous one, which required a reboot. I was also able to check under Device Manager / Display Adapters to disable the shared Intel Monitor and enable the GeForce card. As confirming these new settings also required a reboot, I decided rebooting was probably the best option. I should have known better. I'm back to my blank screen and nothing seems to work. I have tried F2, F8, F10, F12, Windows + P + down arrow twice, spacebar, and Ctrl.

Would any of you know how to reboot and enter the system? And what to do next?

Thank you.
Skippy

A:Blank screen + cursor after instelling new graphics card / Windows 10

Possibility the card is faulty. Try reseating the card again and the 6pin Power connector. What Wattage PSU ? Do you get the Manufacturer's logo screen at boot ? What are you using to the monitor HDMI, DVI ? Check that also by swapping cables.

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Hey i just did a fresh install of windows 7 , everything works perfect till the end. But when my computer restarts nothing shows up just a blank screen with cursor blinking on it :s. .. I reinstalled Windows 7 couple of times but its still the same.



When i connect this hard drive to my other desktop it works totally fine there. Windows start up & works like a charm but not on the other system.



Help would be much appreciated

A:Blank Screen with cursor blinking after fresh install of Windows 7 no

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mooodey


Hey i just did a fresh install of windows 7 , everything works perfect till the end. But when my computer restarts nothing shows up just a blank screen with cursor blinking on it :s. .. I reinstalled Windows 7 couple of times but its still the same.

When i connect this hard drive to my other desktop it works totally fine there. Windows start up & works like a charm but not on the other system.

Help would be much appreciated


Might be as simple as a video driver.

We could use your system specs

Ken

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Home edition on a HP dv4 series laptop. Couple of days back I was browsing through a website suddenly the the windows was shutdown. I assumed it was some virus work

When I try to restart windows it is taking me upto the HP boot options then I get a blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner.

The following did not work,
1) Booting via the recovery disk
2) Booting via recovery hard disk
3) I created a USB boot with Ubuntu and even the USB is not getting detected.

I dunno what happened to the PC whether its the work of a virus or bios issue. Please Help
 

A:Windows 7 Not Booting - blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner

Did you change the bios to boot from the USB or disk before the hard drive?
 

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Windows 7 Blank Screen Cursor Blinking - Need Fixlist.txt created do not know how to create.
 
Any help would be deeply appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Blank Screen Cursor Blinking - Need Fixlist.txt created

More Info:
 
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Windows Serial No.:
Windows Product Key:
Installed: Sep-27-2012
Intel® Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (3.20GHz, 1024KB Level 2 cache) LENOVO BIOS Rev: F1KT21A 0.0: LENOVO - 115, F1KT21AUS 4,096 MB RAM WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1 465.76GB IDE
 
Won't access Safe Mode or Any Boot
Used Win7 Repair/Boot Disk to Access Command Prompt - Downloaded FRST64.exe ran FRST.txt

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Hi All, As the title states - New Windows 10 Update is not letting me access my desktop after I login to my account. I am just staring at a black screen with my cursor on it. I have tried to open up task manager, but nothing happens.  Any suggestions? Help would be greatly appreciated!Mike

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Hi everyone,
The system I'm using has this new problem where the screen goes blank (black, sometimes grey) right after i log into windows. Sometimes it even shows a bit of the desktop for a second or two beforehand. In the event viewer, there are three consistent errors that show up every time with eventID 7001, and say
"The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start."

The computer runs in safe more, and I'm attaching the BSOD report. I can't generate a system health report since i'm in safe mode. The machine is a windows 7 64bit SP1, and it's a work machine in a lab so I'm not sure how old everything is.

Intel core 2 quad CPU (Q9450), Nvidia 8600GT, 8gb RAM.

I've tried doing a system restore to a few days ago when it was working, but that didn't help. I haven't reinstalled Windows since it's a work machine with multiple HDDs and a RAID setup, and i'm not too excited to dive into all that quite yet.

Any help would be awesomely appreciated!
Mishka

A:Screen goes blank after windows login

System Age:The system is over four years old. Make sure it is compatible: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads -> Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Device Concerns:
Code:
NIPALK ROOT\LEGACY_NIPALK\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Security Processor Loader Driver ROOT\LEGACY_SPLDR\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
The first one is probably due to Safe Mode interfering with a National Instruments device on the system. The second points to an issue with your display card drivers.
Analysis:Remove all NVIDIA software through Safe Mode.Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For NVIDIA:Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
Restart your computer
Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed

Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards

You may need Uninstall and Remove Software in Safe Mode to remove the NVIDIA software.

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hi!

I started the machine today and after the welcome screen the screen becomes blank and i get a black screen for about 30 seconds.then i get the task bar and after about 10 seconds i get the desktop.

help would be appreciated

A:getting a blank screen after windows login!

Hello Mahesh,

Run these tools to fix system files:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Startup Repair

Then click on the "optimize windows 7" link in my signature below V to find ways to safely speed up your computer. After that, let me know if you still get the computer hang.

Are you overclocking or changing BIOS settings? You might set it back to standard defaults to see if there is any imporvement in performance, if you are overclocking..

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Please help. My laptop was running fine yesterday. But suddenly this morning the windows login screen won't appear. Tried to go into safe mode and it worked fine. As now I'm writing from the Safe mode. My laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Building 7601). What should I do/post for now? Thanks
 

A:Blank Windows 7 login screen

The hard drive is probably going bad...
 

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Hi Guys and Gals,

My old HDD was fried so I decided to use my External HDD to boot off. After reformatting the drive I have installed it into my laptop and have attempted to install Win7 64bit and its all going great until after the starting windows screen and then it just turns black with the cursor.

What I have tried so far....

- I have reset the BIOS to defalt
-Cleared the CMOS
- Checked the RAM (even left 1 2gig stick in and tried that?)

Im honestly stumped by this and I dont know what else it could possibly be?

Any suggestions? Anything at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Clean install of Win7: blank screen with cursor after starting windows

Where did you get the installer? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Start with the latest official ISO burned to DVD or written to stick with the tool in Steps 1/2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. You'll want to also follow those steps in tutorial to get a perfect install.

If fresh installer fails try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from installer Command Line acccessing DISKPART At PC Startup . Then close Command Box, click Install now, follow these steps to Clean Install Windows 7 . Report back any error message and at what step it fails.

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This one truly has me confused. I started one of my computers and it started as normal I saw the Windows logo with the bar scrolling beneath it and the next thing I know I have a black screen with the cursor on it. I am able to move the cursor but can see nothing else. I have tried putting in a new video card in and am still getting the same problem. I have tried rebooting the computer in safe mode but it also does not give me a screen now safe mode does display drivers before showing blank screen with cursor. Any Suggestions on how to correct this?

A:Computer shows windows loading then Blank Screen with Mouse Cursor

Have you tried to boot in VGA mode?

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Hi guys,
Let me start off with the specs ? this is a custom build:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
Gigabyte GAH61N-USB3 mobo
Intel i5-2400 CPU
4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1333 RAM
1TB 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
MSI N620GT-MD1GD3/LP GeForce GT 620 GPU
Slot-loading CD/DVD?RW optical drive
Dell 2208WFP 22" LCD monitor, hooked up on DVI

The problem I'm having is that on bootup, everything looks fine and runs normally until the logon screen is supposed to come up. After the initial Windows loading logo, the screen goes completely black and then the monitor falls to sleep. Nothing will wake it up, and I can't connect via VNC either so I think the computer is hanging at that stage.

However, in safe mode, the logon screen comes up fine and I can login and everything works properly. In device manager, the graphics card shows up properly, but when I go to the screen resolution settings, it does not display the name of the card.

I have tried switching to VGA and that doesn't work. My BIOS is set to PCIE graphics primary, onboard graphics secondary. The onboard graphics work properly if I disconnect the graphics card. All the drivers for the graphics card are installed and were working before this started.

I have tried reinstalling the drivers but that didn't help. The only thing that temporarily worked was to disconnect the graphics card, uninstall the onboard graphics drivers, and then restart and reconnect the graphics card. However, after I restarted a seco... Read more

A:Completely blank screen after Windows logo, can't login

Are you sure the dual monitor 'hook-up' is correct?

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Last night I got some message as soon as I rebooted the laptop saying "your computer is locked. You have accessed some illegal sites". and I can't do anything. that screen is locked. And this morning I rebooted again and I don't get that error but as soon as I login, I get blank white screen...can't do anything.

Please advise.
thanks

A:Windows XP laptop..lets me login but blank white screen...

by pressing F8, I was able to log in in safe mode. But Normal mode is the issue

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Windows XP won't boot all the way to the login window, just to a blank screen and mouse pointer that can move.
I have Windows XP Pro, with the login were you type the user in.
Now I get a background screen with a working mouse pointer, nothing else not even a error message. Same in safe mode, so I can't get to system restore ether.
I know it's not the hardware, ran several diags on it, Quicktech Pro (http://www.uxd.com/), plus memtest and Western Digital's Diag.
I ran my custom UBCD4win bootdisk on it and did several updated anti-virus and a chkdsk. (http://www.ubcd4win.com/) They found nothing. I also removed all items in the startup (including "run" section of the registry) So I can open all of the registry files without problems too.

I also ran a repair install, but it comes back to the same blank screen after the first reboot during setup.
 

A:Windows XP won't boot all the to the login window, just to blank screen and mouse

I also tried the drive in another computer and did a repair setup with no difference.
 

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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, just registered recently and hope to find some answers ...

My problem:

So i had my latpop on last night whilst i was playing cards with my famuily just listening to music, when all of a sudden it died and brought up the dreaded blue screen and started running tests "Pre-boot System Assesment" and since then my Laptop hasn't been working.

Process:

When i turn my laptop on now it loads the Dell logo then says "windows is loading files ..." as if it's a new laptop, then loads some more before heading on to the Windows 7 default blue screen (with a faint green flower) as where i would log on ... But it freezes on this screen and nothing pops up, but i have control over my mouse!

I've tried everywhere and everything but to no avail, such as diagnostics, tests, BIOS changes and am at my wits end! I've tried to perform a system restore (can't find my original disc) but can't get onto safe mode or anything

Any solutions would be more than welcome, and thanks for taking your time to read this

Regards

Mathew

A:Dell Inspiron 1545, Windows 7, Blank login screen!

Press F12 at boot & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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