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Q: laptop startup screen

Apologies if this is not the correct board for this post.

I have a Tiny laptop (Ha Ha Ha I hear you laugh). When I switch it on the first screen I see is a big Tiny logo even before the operating system starts.

Is there any way to get rid of this and replace it with my own pic?

Many thanks

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First of all, I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section. If not, please guide me to the correct section.
I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE Laptop and my problem is that every single time, I have to turn my Laptop ON twice in order for it to boot up successfully. The first time I turn it on, Dell logo appears for a second and then, black screen shows up. Then, I have to turn my laptop off and start it back again. Second time, it boots up without any problem. I am fed up of turning it on twice everytime, and also concerned that it will affect health of my Laptop . How can I fix this Issue, please help.
I don't have a Recovery CD or Windows 8 CD. Windows 8 was pre-installed on my Laptop.

A:Laptop screen goes black on startup, have to turn laptop ON twice for it to boot up s

If it's still under warranty, call Dell. The unit or parts might be covered for replacement.

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Hello guys!

I have a serious problem with my laptop... When ever i boot up, come out of hibernate or sleep my laptop screen turns purple, not all the way purple but purple-ish... Even the boot screen is purple, and than the color fades out and the screen goes back to normal.
Every time the screen is more and more purple and it takes more and more time for it to clear up. Today when i started it, after a 2 days not turning it on, it was purple much longer and took longer time to clear up, even when i logged on my desktop it stayed purple and faded down to the bottom of screen slowly. A few minutes later it is back to normal.

I did reinstall my graphic card driver, and i did change the inverter a year ago.

The laptop is about 4 years old with these specs:

MSI GX700

• 17" WSXGA/WUXGA ACV (Amazing Crystal Vision) Display
• NVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT 3D Graphic Card with 512MB VRAM
• Chipset Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
• Memory 3GB (DDR2 533/667)
• Running Windows 7 with all latest updates

PLEASE HELP ANYONE!
TNXXX!
 

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When a laptop is starts, you usually would usually see something like the following:
1) "Windows is loading files..."
2) "Starting Windows"
3) "Screen where you log into your computer"
4) "Computer Desktop"

However, what I saw when I started the computer was the following:
1) "Windows is loading files..."
2) "Starting Windows"
3) "Light grey screen where I can see and move only the mouse cursor"
and an intermittent low volume cricket noise (for lack of better words)
4) no change from 3)

Someone gave me a free refurbished version of ASUS U50F-RBBAG05 because it gave the above problem.
So, despite being a noob (but not a noob noob) at fixing computers, I tried to make a clean install of Windows 7.
However, the laptop decided that it didn't want to install the software--(clicked on install button and waited 3 hours).
The laptop just stayed at 0% progress.

So, I was like, "Okay, so let's TRY to restore this thing back to factory settings via Recovery Partition."
Although I waited on the Light grey screen for about 30-60 minutes, I finally got to the screen that I needed.
Alas, although the laptop did "start" the recovery process, it ended up the same--0% progress and did not budge

I know that the Windows 7 installation disc was not the problem--I had 3 other installation discs (all legit).
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A:Laptop stuck at startup screen?

I would suggest you start by testing the hard drive, as follows:

As your PC is not operating you will have to use another PC to make the CD.

Open Internet Explorer and click on this: Seatools

Save the download to your desktop.

In Windows 7 right click the ISO file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts.
For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to Write image file to disc and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the ISO file on your desktop. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.

You will need a blank recordable CD or a re-recordable CD. You cannot use this software on a USB flash drive.

When the CD has been burned boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into DOS. Click on Basic Tests and select the Long Test.

A full set of instructions can be found here: Seatools instructions

When the test completes it will show a Pass or Fail.
 

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can someone help me
i have put my laptop on and that is all i get is a blank screen and its keeps going off and on what has happened and what do i do
 

A:Laptop startup, blank screen

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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So my laptop is acting up, it is a Dell Vostro 1400 running Windows XP. Its hard to describe what exactly happens but the screen becomes messed up when I start it up. I've tried using an external monitor and the screen still shows the same way. It acted like this yesterday, then after a few shutdowns/start ups it worked fine for a few hours, then late last night it started again. I downloaded a bunch of updates from the Dell website last night and updated what I could. Ive tried shutting down and starting up a few more times this morning and nothing. What can I do? Its an old laptop so I would hope to at least save whats on my hard drive if it means the laptop is close to death. This happened last year and I was able to update drivers on the Dell website and it has worked since, but now it is happening again.
 

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Pc is a toshiba l505 laptop.
I put my computer into sleep mode by closing the screen and when I started it back up it would not come out of sleep mode. I held the start button to shut it off and when i started it back up nothing showed up on my screen. All of the lights on the bottom show, the fan runs, the cd drive opens and the hard drive has the normal startup hum however the caps lock and num lock lights do not light up on the keyboard and obviously the screen stays black. I looked around the net and a lot of people say the motherboard is blown and i should just buy a new computer. I would like to hear anyones opinion or a solution to fix this. Thank you.

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Please don't shoot the messenger,
Something on the motherboard has gone bad. It might be a 'fixable' or it might be a 'replaceable'. Given that it's a laptop, if you've gotten a couple of good year's service out of it, replacement is the better option. If it's still new enough to be under warranty then by all means exercise your option to let the manufacturer fix it.
Keep us posted

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Dell Inspiron laptop loads Windows 7 but result is blank screen. Suspect power plan corrupt.

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HP ENVY 15-j140naProduct no: J0B97EA2 years oldwhere I try and turn on my laptop, the screen does not come on at all.The fan comes on full power for a second or two then drops out entirely. After about 10 seconds the fan can be heard slowly increasing to a normal level. All the while no activity on the screen.The power light is on along with the wifi ledThe caps lock led flashes in a 2 flash pattern with a long gap betweenI have tried:hard rebootBIOS reset by holding down win + B keys when the power button is pressed but it doesn't seem to do anythingAny help would be appreciated

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I've had this computer for a long time and unfortuantely I've had major issues with it. Last night it was working perfectly and then when I tried to turn the computer on, it loaded and went to the startup screen with the microsoft logo and from there it got stuck. I tried to hit F11 and do a diagnostic test but when it was finished it told me the computer was not able to restart because of memory or something like that. I've also tried to take the battery out, but that didn't work either. I don't know what to do...can anyone help?   Product # LW233UA#ABAModel: g4-1104dx











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A:My Hp Laptop freezes at the startup screen.. Help!

Hi, Instead of using f11, try running diagnostices from the Bios Menu as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( usually f10 ) and under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run tests on both the Hard Drive and Memory.  Post back with the details of any error messages. Regards, DP-K

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I have a HP probook 6555b and it over heated then shut off and when I tried to restart it it got stuck with the HP logo and the little "press the ECT key for startup menu" at the bottom left I tried tapping the ECT button as I started it but it just got a little white outline box around the letters (it's done this before but I somehow managed to get it to work ) can you help me?

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After a hard slam on the lid of my HP laptop -in order to shut it- it froze, I shut it down and when I opened it again it said 'loading files' or something like that for a few seconds, then it would only go as far the welcome screen and while the next screen should be the laptop accounts, it just freezes there, no accounts, welcome message gone and the screen "zoomed in". Every time I open it it's the same, even if I choose the repair mode that is offered at the beginning. Removed the battery, still the same. Is the damage too great, or is it something I can fix on my own?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello, since you mentioned a physical trauma, you could start by re-seating the memory modules and the hard drive. Also, what exactly did happen when you choose the repair option? Can you start in Safe Mode? From the advanced diagnostic, could you perform a Microsoft System Restore to an earlier date?.
Did you inspect your keyboard and switches for any sign of being dislodged or damaged in any way?
 

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Sir,I am facing the same problem, i did boot it says 'windows faild to start. A recent hardware or software change might be cause' .. There are two options 'lunch startup repair (recommended) and start windows normally. I went through both, in case of 1st one, first shows files are loading then a screen comes with something processing but nothing happening rather than that, in case of 2nd (start windows normally) a screen of 'starting windows' reamains constant. I also went throuh bios option and under diagnosis i did self diagnosis of hard disk, % is not incriesing rather after sometimes it shows 'hard disk 1 quick (303), what should i do now? product number: D7Z60PC#ACJ, model- HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC . Help me!

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i was playing a game when it froze and i was forced to do a emergency shutdown (holding power button for a few seconds). after that incident, the display is blank when the lapyop is turned on.

No error messages, no setup, no Windows screen, no nothing, just plain black. the power button is on. i tried taking the memory out and putting it back in, but that didn't help. could this be the hard disk? i have no idea what i should do.

also when the AC adapter is plugged in, the laptop starts by itself, without even having someone pressing the power button, this didn't happen before.

hp model is dv2020ca ,what might be the problem?
 

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I turn my laptop on and I get the normal screen with the HP logo and the loading circle, but it doesn't continue on from there. It just seems like it is endlessly trying to boot the system. I have the laptop set to go to sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity, which it did before I started having this problem. I wasn't around when the laptop went to sleep to notice if anything strange happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Model number is 1y1y0y, in case that helps.

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Hello.

Whenever I start up my laptop now, it immediately goes to black screen with a blinking "_". I've been able to boot into the Vaio diagnostic by holding F10 on start up. Through here, I've ran the hardware diagnostic and found no errors on the cpu or hard drive. I then reformatted and restored the factory settings through the diagnostic. The laptop still boots up to the black screen. I'm out of ideas, so hopefully some of you out there would be able to help me.

Sony Vaio VGN-FW510F
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor
4GB DDR2 800MHz Memory
500GB Serial ATA 5400RPM Hard Drive, DVD±R/RW Optical Drive
 

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My Dell latitude is freezing on the window startup screen. It appears to be related to the card that can be accessed by undoing a screw at the bottom of the laptop. (There are two areas to install cards at the bottom of the laptop. The first is for the memory and the second I am not sure what the card is). At any rate when I press the card in hard while booting the system boots fine.. Does any one know what this card is?
Thanks
Frank
 

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I tried installing Ubuntu on my Inspiron 15, but now on startup, it gets stuck on the Dell loading screen. None of the buttons work, f2, f12, all that stuff doesn't do anything (pic included). I tried doing the hard reset by taking the battery out and holding the power button, but that didn't do anything. Anyone got any ideas?

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Hi. Just today I was on my laptop and it was working fine.

It is an HP laptop (DV16 I think or something like that) with 64-bit Windows Vista.

All of a sudden, a few hours ago the mouse stopped moving. Whenever I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Delete it opened up that blue screen with the options on it, which shows that the only problem was the mouse. After trying to fix it for a while I got frustrated and shut down my computer by pressing and holding the power button. Later I opened it again but after a few minutes it happened again. I shut it down once more. This time, as it opened, before it finished I got a black screen that said something about checking my disk for inconsistencies or something and it did like "Step 1 of 3" "Step 2 of 3" and "Step 3 of 3". When it finished I'm pretty sure I saw that on one of the lines it said "Bad Files Located: 0".

So it finishes and my computer loads. This time it seems like everything is fine so i start up Norton Antivirus and at the same time Malwarebyte's Antimalware. I left it alone for a while. 50 minutes later (it said 50 minutes had passed on the Malwarebyte's Antimalware scan) I came back. Nothing was done yet, so I wanted to open Internet Explorer. I clicked on it, and noticed that it was as if the whole background was frozen (I could still click on things in the virus scan).

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A:Freezing Laptop Mouse/Screen After Startup

I forgot to mention two things:

First, it will ALWAYS happen when I try to scroll up/down using the little scrolling thing onthe side of the mousepad. (though it will still get stuck if I don'tscroll, scrolling is just one of the things that "triggers" it)

Second, I just tried to go on again and I noticed that most of the times it gets stuck the little blue circle that appears around the mouse when you have to wait appears and just kinda sits there forever.

So any help would be nice thanks

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I have a Samsung notebook that I have had for a couple years I have done a few restores but nothing major The other day I turned it on logged in and it brought up my start up screen but when I go down to clink on something in my task bar it starts acting like its loading something and it stays like froze it isnt doing anything but this and I have hundreds of pics on it actually all the pics I have of my kids and I really need to fix this so I can keep my pics does anyone know how I can get to the system restore or something so I dont have to lose everything?
 

A:Laptop wont go past startup screen

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Hi,

I've had my ASUS K55A laptop for just over a year now.

I was using it fine one night, turned it off correctly and went to sleep.

The next day I went to use it and when I turned it on it only displayed a black scree (no display).

I can't even hear the fan or eject the disc tray.

I've tried it with the battery and without, with the charger plugged in and without.

All the LED Symbol lights flash green apart from the battery light which flashes orange when the battery is connected and even when it's disconnected.

I've tried the holding my finger on the power button to drain the battery but it didn't work either.

I've ordered a new battery as I've read that some laptops can only function properly with a battery....

Anyone got and advise or diagnostics?

Any help would be appreciated, thank you in advance.

 

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Hi tech guys, hope someone can help here...
I have an HP pavillips dv6 that I frequently hook up to my TV with my HDMI cable to watch videos, play music, etc. My problem is, the only way the computer will extend the desktop to the TV is to have it plugged in and charging. I also have the oposite problem when I am trying to use my computer without the TV; I cannot boot my computer while it is plugged in or the screen goes black after the welcome screen. Now I am no computer geek over here, but I am guessing it is because of my graphics card it is a RAEDON GRAPHICS AMD.
Can someone help me??
 

A:Screen goes black on startup when laptop plugged in

How old is this laptop?
 

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I just bought a HP Laptop. I don't know the exact model number but it has the following configuration :- Intel Core-i5 4210u
1.7Ghz Processor, Nvidia 820M GPU and 4GB RAM. It came preinstalled with Windows 8.1
Now this is my problem :-

Whenever I power-up the laptop by using the power-button, I get the Windows 8 logo and than instead of the login-screen it
gives me a black screen. Its not even a black screen, the display is exactly as it is when the laptop turned off(nothing
at all on the screen). But I know that the laptop is running because the power button and caps-lock key is illuminated.
Now I have discovered that in order to get to the Login Screen, I have to manually close the lid and open it. This however does
not work every time. How can I fix it.

Please someone help me. It is a new laptop and I can't return it because I bought it from a different country.

A:Day old laptop with Win 8.1 giving blank screen at Startup

Try updating your graphics driver
GeForce 820M Dedicated Graphics | GeForce

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So I have n HP Pavillion Dv6 laptop I bought about 3 years back, running windows 7. It started bout 3 weeks ago when I tried to boot up my laptop and it would get stuck on the HP title screen with the whole hit esc... After a few tries it booted up fine, but it's been getting very hot very fast since then. Then we come to today, it shuts itelf down without me asking it to, and now it won't go past the HP screen. I've gone through some posts where they aid hit esc ASAP to get to the options menu or to hit f10 to go to the bios and perform some scans and whatnot. But when i hit either esc or f10 it just sits there doing nothing. It'll give me a little msg at the bottom saying f10... BIOS setup options, but it never moves from there. Is it just fried t this point?

A:HP Pavillion Dv6 laptop stuck on startup screen

Hi panspal, Welcome to the HP Support Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I see you are having a problem getting your laptop to boot. It sounds like you might have an overheating problem. Try this HP document on Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating. Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? What is the product number of your dv6? Thank you,

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My almost new Compaq C700 has started to develop a worrying problem. When I turn it on I get a blank screen.The only thing I can do is hold down the power button until it switches off,which I hate doing, wait a few minutes & try again. Its done it a few times now-what can I do.
 

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When I turn on my laptop, for the first few minutes of it going, the screen is black, I can go into the security settings and turn on task manager, this is a new laptop, just over a month old, with the only things downloaded are a few mp4 files and some IDE's
 

A:New laptop, screen black for few minutes on startup

It would help tremendously if you could tell us some vital details
start with the make and full model of the laptop
What OS
In a month old laptop an other important detail is how long as this problem existed
I know what mp4 is but what please are IDE`s
If the screen is black - how are you entering settings and security
What have you tried that saves both of us wasting time
 

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Hi
I recently broke the LCD screen on my acer aspire 5332. I have replaced it with a LED screen and a converter cable bought off eBay. The screen works fine for the first few seconds of booting but goes black after the windows initialising display. The usual startup sounds still happen and the computer appears to run normally, apart from the fact that the screen is black! (No backlight or graphics). It works fine when loaded in safe mode, and I have tried adjusting the display settings through safe mode but it doesn't seem to help when I reboot in normal mode. I assume it is a problem with a driver but I have no idea which driver to reinstall. I would really appreciate any help! Cheers

A:Laptop screen replacement: goes black on startup

Hello again Alexf.

All laptop display screens are LCD. The difference is in the backlight. Older models use CCFL (fluorescent), newer models use LED backlights.

When you replaced the display, was it an exact replacement (same type and model number)?
Also not sure what a "converter cable" is. Can you post a pic or link?

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hi, my laptop broke about a year and a half ago. whenever it turns on, the screen lights up but nothing appears(although it still makes it's intro sound). when i try'd plugging it into a external monitor i had no luck. so im wondering what the problem might be, i'm thinking it might be that the graphics card got overheated or something, and if it did, is there anyway to replace that? the graphics card is an Nvidea Geforce 8600M GS
 

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Notebook 2000 freezes at startup screen. I can't move the up or down to highlight and select an option.

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Hey everyone. I'm having some trouble with a HP Pavillion ze5568cl model laptop. Every time I try to start it up, it hangs at the blue HP logo screen. If I try to enter the BIOS setup, or change the boot order; it will say entering setup or start the load proess, but then just hangs. Sometimes it gets past this, but then I can't get it to make it all the way through an OS install. The HD was just formatted, so there is no current OS on the system. I'm not shure if this is a problem with the BIOS itself, or a faulty HD. If anyone has some advice I would greatley appreciate it.
 

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Hopefully i posted in the right area.....

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop that won't get past the blue screen of death.

If i choose to start up on last know good config this is the blue screen i get:

If i choose to start up in safe mode i get this screen first:

Then it goes to this screen:


Sorry if its so blurry....it doesn't stay there long very long before it restarts.

I have a Ultimate Boot CD and have tried everything on it....but still no luck

Any Ideas?

Thank you
 

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Hey everyone, I am facing some problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410. The screen acted as seen in the attached photo. I disassembled the laptop following the service manual, took out the LCD screen out of the cover, connected the screen again and it was acting the same, but system etc. started normally. I ordered a new screen on eBay and put aside the disassembled laptop waiting for the part to arrive. When it arrived, I connected the old screen just to check if the computer itself is still fine and there's where problems have begun. When I start the laptop, the cooling fan runs for a few seconds, then stops for 10s and starts to run again at high rpm. The screen doesn't work. The same is for the new screen. External screen connected via VGA doesn't find the signal.What's wrong, what to do? 

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Hello, I am trying to fix my mother's laptop and unfortunately am not very computer savy. She has an Acer computer running with Windows 7 Premium. When I turn it on it asks if I want to boot normally or launch startup repair. Starting normally brings me to the Windows startup screen, where it gets stuck. Launching startup repair says it's loading files, then goes to a black screen and stays there. I went to another thread with a similar problem, but I had trouble understanding. I will try to provide any information about the laptop per request.

Thank you for reading this message and helping, I apologize for not being informative.

A:Laptop Stuck on Windows Startup Logo Screen

Hello and welcome Vevendreth can you boot into safe mode > power off and the power on and tap F8?

If you can run these
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2


PS model of the Acer please

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i recently install new updates on my laptop , after downloading and installing and asking me to restart my computer ,i did choose to restart now . After booting up again it is now stuck on windows 7 logo screen on startup. I tried booting up on safe mode and last known good config. but it didn't work. Also tried to use windows installation disk but it doesn't work either it just keep loading on "setup is starting" also tried "repair my computer" option but it just show me just a plain black screen

i had a Toshiba satellite laptop l745d with a6 vision AMD graphic card,windows 7 ultimate x64 os , 4gb of ram quadcore

A:laptop stuck on windows logo screen in startup

Your System spec says your machine is x86 - your post says x64.
Please clarify that.
When you attempted to use an installation disk - what type of disk did you use? the manufacturer's Recovery disk, or something else?

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My HP DV2500 series laptop (2.5 years old) is now giving me blue screen on startup. It is showing a memory bump and the display is showing around 8 snapshots of the loading screen, I used my recovery CD (provided by HP) and recovered couple of times, but once the recovery is done, after couple of days i am getting the same issue. MiniDump file and screen shot of the wrong display attached. Help appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:HP DV2500 laptop with Vista, blue screen on startup

According to your dump file your issue is with the Nvidia driver nvlddmkn.sys.

1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions; make sure the version will work with your OS) to your desktop screen and install.

2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper but ONLY for the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.
 

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Approx three weeks ago, I experienced a screen lock-up on a rather old Dell Laptop (Model 1450) using Windows Vista. I spazzed, tried to hard-boot (realized that a DVD was in there, poss the cause). Then reached for the Windows Vista software CD (was the wrong one - license was for other laptop).

To date, I can see the Dell Banner, the Windows Vista banner and then blackness. Nothing. No cursor...no lines...I hear the fan briefly....

Have tried to reboot in Safe mode (no luck). Pressed F2 and F12...can see both screens but Im lost.

Can't locate the orig Windows Vista cd to reload.

Is this computer dead? Any recommendations on how to revive? Lots of info on there I was hoping to extract. Thanks in advance for any advice....I'll start diggin the hole to toss the laptop into...
 

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I keep getting a green screen and my laptop is green. Some help to why this is happening as when I sign in its green as well. One day it was fine now green plus I tried repairing it and no luck. I have a hp touch smart tm2. If I can post a picture I will try.

A:Laptop showing green screen on startup and login

Hi AkilB, Welcome to the HP Support Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I saw your post regarding the green screen you are getting with your laptop and I will be happy to help. Besides the green screen does it look like everything is normal on the screen or you are getting an error message? It could be a problem with the actual display screen. Do you have an external monitor that you can connect to the laptop? If you do and the monitor is getting the green screen then we know it is a driver issue but if doesn't happen then we know it is a hardware failure. What operating system are you using? What is the product number for your TouchSmart? Thank you,

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Hi,When i tired to start my hp pavilion laptop(windows 10), screen starts up and keeps loading with the symbol trying but windows doesnot startup.I tired to reboot/restart and it does the same.I tired to restore or reset the laptop but shows error message- disk partition error.I have ran system tests and all are passed.

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On startup, I get the HP logo and rotating dots on a black screen.  That's it.... it keeps rotating and the laptop keeps sounding as if it's hard drive is operating at some task or other 1)Have performed a Hard Reset or Forced Reset.....no change to fault2)Have performed both rapid and extended test on Hard Drive......both Passed What should I try next please?

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Hi,i took my new laptop out of the box yesterday,i have been having an issue with it a bsod randomly,it even happens in safe mode,I was trying to get some files off of it to reset it again but another bsod happened,now the laptop turns on but the screen does not turn on what so ever,luckily i managed to get the who crashed reading copied to text file and the minidump files to my external hdd before the screen went completely.

Laptop specs:16GB ram
intel core i7
AMD Radeon? HD6970 2GB
Windows 7

Who crashed reading :

Crash dump directory: C:\windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Sat 12/01/2013 20:20:48 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\011213-19546-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntfs.sys (Ntfs+0x48D8)
Bugcheck code: 0x24 (0x1904FB, 0xFFFFF88009811C28, 0xFFFFF88009811480, 0xFFFFF8000309790E)
Error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
file path: C:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT File System Driver
Bug check description: This indicates a problem occurred in the NTFS file system.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.



On Sat 12/01/2013 20:20:48 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\windows\memory.dmp
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A:Random BSOD on new laptop now screen blank upon startup

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
But why bother take it back to the shop if its BSODing out of the box chances are it has problems, probably hardware, get another one

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My laptop randomly shut off, now when i turn it back on it just loops on the start-up loading screeb. I tried to do a factory reset but it said the data was locked or something? Please help and fast!!

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I have had the Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop for 3 and a half years now and it has developed some serious problems. On start up it takes to a white screen and asks for my hard disk password. I have had it since new and never entered a password and have also acquired the master password from dell and still it will not accept the password. In order to get anywhere I have to press enter three times to get to a black screen with ?F1 to reboot, F2 to setup". Pressing F1 results in a beep then the same line comes up again. I then press F2 to get to the blue screen where all I can do to get past it is to go to maintenance then load defaults then after pressing save and exit it reboots again. Sometimes it will then load the normal windows screen but mostly it takes me back to the start again at the white password screen.

Also whenever I try to download anything or open the disk drive a killer blue screen appears with the message " KERNAL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR" and "STOP: 0x00000077 (0xc0000185 0xc0000185 0x00000000 0x06bf3000)"

I would really appreciate anyone?s help on how to correct this problem or if I need to replace any parts or the whole laptop as at the moment it is my only computer and I am struggling without it functioning properly.

Thank you for your help, Dan

Specs:
Dell inspiron 2200
XP professional
service pack 2
version 2002
intel celeron m
1.40 ghz 504 mb ram

A:Help with Dell laptop blue screen and startup problems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315266

You can try the steps there.

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Using a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050 Laptop (Product Support | Dell US )

I've been running Windows 10 without an issue for around 6 months now. After a recent update (Thursday), now when I boot up my computer from shutdown/restart I get a black screen. I can hear the sounds. To remedy this, I close the lid and wait for the fans to go off (Sleep). When I open it again, the screen is displayed without a problem.

I had a look at possible remedies and came across this following microsoft QA:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...?page=1&auth=1

I therefore turned off fast startup and still didn't rectify the problem. I checked for updates and confirm that BIOS and all drivers are up-to-date.

It's clearly something to do with display drivers. In device manager, my display driver is: Intel HD Graphics 3000 (ver: 9.17.10.4229).

Can anyone give me any suggestions on what to try next?

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