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Q: TP Yoga 12 black screen, no cursor, nothing one ex...

Hello friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I need some help, please. I have a Lenovo Yoga 12, Machin type 20DL laptop, which is just about 8 months old. It however just went out of warranty, since the original purchase (brand new in box) was made just about 12 months ago, but I was gifted it for the holidays. When I turn it on, I am getting a blank screen, not even a mouse cursor. I have tried to attach it, via the mini HDMI to an external screen but nothing. The external screen goes into power saving mode, I guess because it is not getting transmission from the laptop? When I turn on the laptop, I get the red power light, and the keyboard back light comes on, and I can hear a sort of acceleration sound, maybe the fan coming on and off? But nothing else. I have tried pressing the various function keys, e.g. to project it on a screen, to open the BIOS, but I do not see anything. Does anyone have any suggestions please? I will really appreciate any help. Thank you very much,

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My new Yoga 2 13 (I7  Hybrid Disk, Windows 8.1) frequently reverts to a black screen with working curser after user password has been entered at startup.The machine is working in the background and CTRL/Alt/Delete will bring up the menu allowing access to Task Manager etc.Shutting down and restarting eventually fixes the issue until the next time. Bios and patches are up to date.There are many reports of this type of problem for Windows 8 for all types of machines, but no one appears to have a definitive fix.I noticed that the machine starts correctly (at least it has not failed yet) if I unplug the Logitech wireless mouse dongle.Has anyone else had this scenario or similar?










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A:Yoga 2 13 Black Screen with Cursor after Login Wir...

I have the exact problem.I reset the computer 3 times this week and I have again the problem.My quest is the hard drive problem AVCarter wrote:My new Yoga 2 13 (I7  Hybrid Disk, Windows 8.1) frequently reverts to a black screen with working curser after user password has been entered at startup.The machine is working in the background and CTRL/Alt/Delete will bring up the menu allowing access to Task Manager etc.Shutting down and restarting eventually fixes the issue until the next time. Bios and patches are up to date.There are many reports of this type of problem for Windows 8 for all types of machines, but no one appears to have a definitive fix.I noticed that the machine starts correctly (at least it has not failed yet) if I unplug the Logitech wireless mouse dongle.Has anyone else had this scenario or similar? 

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A couple of days ago, I shut down my Yoga 2 13 Laptop and shut the lid. The next day, I opened the lid, and pressed the power button to turn it back on. Now, all I get is a black screen and if I touch the screen or touchpad, I can see the cursor move. I can boot into safe mode and see the menu options there. I get the same black screen if I reboot with an external HDMI monitor attached. On a couple of occasions, I have seen a message that said something like 'Windows failed to load...' and I think it attempted a reboot from there. I see the Lenovo splash screen, then the screen goes black. The power button is steady on. If I close the lid, the power light starts to blink as if it were asleep. When I open the lid, I see the Lenovo splash screen, but the screen goes black. I have tried the following:doing a system restore to two different restore pointsused Startup repair to attempt to fix with no luck disconnected battery Any thoughts as to what the problem might be and what to do to fix it? Or any additional troubleshooting advice? Thank you, Skordy

A:Yoga 2 13 Laptop black screen with movable cursor

Hi Skordy18 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As same issue when even on safe mode most likely indicate corrupted start up files. 
 
You can use a recovery disc ( if you manage to create one before it happened ) or any similar versions of Windows to lauch repair . If all options of advance repair have been exhausted and the repair would not work , consider backing up your files (either removing the harddrive and placed on an external harddrive enclosure to be backed up on another pc or loading a rescue media to boot from).
 
One key recovery would always be the last option as it would delete everything and reimage the machine back considering if this is a software issue with Windows.
Running hardware diagnostics can also help.
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) on Windows Vista.

What happens:
The system powers on.
POST
BIOS
Start windows normally
Windows splash screen
-> Black screen <-

What I can do:
I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings.
I CAN press F8 to give me advanced boot options, but all options have the same result, apart from "Repair your computer".
I CAN load the "Repair your computer" option.
I CAN move the mouse around the screen.
I CAN press shift 5 times to get a dialogue to appear, but no control panel.
I CAN press the power button to shut down the system.
I CAN start up in safe mode, which is exactly the same, but with lower resolution.

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool.
I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine.

What I've tried:
Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem.
System Restore - No restore points.
Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found.
Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors.
SFC Scan - No problems.
Stand alone system sweeper - No problems.
Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall.

I also COULD do a partial or full "Packard Bell Recovery", which is essentially like reinstalling windows. I DO NOT want to do this.

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A:Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I think I saw this post aver at Toms but I also think you gave some additional info.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue.http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-500-15ibd/downloads/D...I haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

A:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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Windows appears to load normally until reaching the logon screen at which point 2 quick cmd windows flash on the screen and i'm left with a cursor and a plain blue screen.

No access to task manager through ctrl+alt+del.

I was thinking it's a video card problem until i plugged in an external monitor and saw a windows error box pop up saying that the program running requires that you not be on battery power.

Pulled the drive and scanned with avast and malwarebytes which found nothing.

Inserted Vista DVD but the repair function is only able to find the HP Restore partition and is unable to locate any backups.

The system runs "mini XP" from Hirens Boot without a problem, but no diagnostics that i ran have been able to find any issues...

Ideas?

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my PSU went out and i had it replaced and since i replaced it i havent been able to boot my pc. i plug everything in and hit the power button it immediately goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore cursor in the upper left corner about 1/4 of the way from the left side. all my fans work, the hard drive is running.

Vista (64 bit)
AMD Phenom x4 9100e 1.6GHz
ATI Radeon x1950 Pro
4 Gb RAM
Power supply was from another pc i had that i didnt use anymore, same wattage just had the 6 pin PCIe connector i needed, the one currently in it is the stock one that came with the tower.

no clue what to do, F1, F2, ESC, DEL keys dont work to get to BIOS, the only responses i get are CTRL+ALT+DEL kind of restarts i think, my monitor goes to standby when i do it for a brief period of time but then fans kick on again and same black screen.

also when i hit the pause/break key it stops the beeping that is coming from the mobo. *note* if i hit the key during the beep then its continuous noise.

anyone have any advice?? any would be appreciated!!


*Edit - just to clarify, i get zero load up of anything, there is no loading screen prior to the black with blinking cursor, as soon as power is on it immediately goes to this screen.


*Edit - again i forgot to put that the 6 pin PCIe connector needed for the x1950 pro is non existant in the new PSU and i havent gotten an adaptor yet for it. dont know if that would be the reason i cant boot BIOS or windows. the original gr... Read more

A:Black screen blinking cursor immediately on boot, no load screen...

sounds like you need the PCIe power connector to run your video card. Try removing the card and enabling the onboard video until you get a new PSU or adadpter.

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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!

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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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Hello and thanks for reading,

I have a 2 year old HP pavilion dv6 series laptop running windows 7. Yesterday I turned it on and it started normally but when I tried to browse on Firefox it gave me the blue screen (for the first time ever) and it shut down. Fearing I had a virus I ran it in safe mode and started a scan and began transporting my pictures via Dropbox just in case it died on me. Sure enough a weird error message (couldnt figure out what program made the message pop up) popped up saying I had a bunch of urgent viruses.. I didn't click on it at all and before I couldn't think of what to do the blue screen popped up and it shut down. When I tried to restart it the HP splash sign popped up and the screen flickered black and a blinking cursor started in the upper left corner. So this is where I stand now... Black screen with blinking cursor. Set default setting in BIOS (didn't work) and F8 (safe mode) or F11 (system restore) does nothing... The black screen just stays there. Any ideas? Is it a gonner? I'm hoping to get back on and get my pictures if possible. Help please!
 

A:HP Laptop blue screen crash now black screen with blinking cursor

sounds like a bug -click report and ask to move to malware forum
 

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Hi, I have an office desktop pc (HP COMPAQ ELITE 8100) running 64-bit Windows 7. I was manually running Windows update and manually updating some of my drivers when the pc suddenly turned itself off.

I turned it back on and now it doesn't get to the login screen anymore. It just displays a black screen with a movable mouse cursor although I can't really click anything or even press any keys on the keyboard.

I tried loading into the recovery environment but it only gives me the option to restore my hard drive to factory settings, which I don't want since I have lots of important files in it.

I've searched around the forums but I can't find a problem that is EXACTLY like mine.

By the way, my pc is on a dual boot mode with an Ubuntu 11.10 and that is how I'm able to access this forum right now. The dual boot was set-up by the employee that I replaced so I have no idea how this is set-up.
Any help would be appreciated!
-Ron

A:Black screen with movable mouse cursor before login screen appears

Firstly, boot into the Linux operating system, and then create a backup of all important files and data.

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When I turn on my computer all I get is a black screen with the flashing cursor up in the left corner of the screen. Any ideas as to how to correct this? I have a Dell from he'll computer-- inspiron E1505 about 8 years old and just had windows 7 home edition installed on it

A:Black screen with flashing cursor in upper left corner of screen

Hey I just went through something very similar. I found that my SATA cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard had failed. I replaced it with a new SATA cable, and it booted right up. Try the cable first if you have one lying around, plus its a cheap solution. If you replace the cable and it still won't boot up, it might be your hard drive. Seeing as how your machine is that old, it could fail at any time.

Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on?

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

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

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Whenever the Windows loadscreen passes the screen goes black and I can move a cursor around the screen.
I have had this happen before and fixed it with bootrec.exe but I can't seem to get that to work this time...
Startup repair says it cannot help - Safe mode has the exact same black screen problem.
I have done chkdsk and sfc scannow - Didn't fix it.
When I boot into Kaspersky Rescue from a USB drive it mentions that I need to shut down windows properly before continuing. I would like to do this but I can't.
I have tried changing the active partition on information in some of these other threads - It didn't seem to work.
All disks are healthy according to the DISKPART and Partition Wizard. I have done the HP hardware diagnostic scans and everything comes up fine.

I see that a lot of the advice on the threads is to do a fresh install - Is it really broken beyond repair at this point?

Does anyone have any other ways I can try and fix this problem?

A:Black screen w/cursor after Windows load screen - Nothing fixes it

Hello saturnn and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for Windows 7 failure to boot issues. Even though you've tried several of the suggested fixes I'd still go through the tutorial and try the steps in the order listed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Ok it all started when I ran Nod32 antivirus. I ran it because I had some viruses on my computer that I wanted to get rid of. After the scan there were 180 some detected objects that were quarantined or deleted. So then I restart my computer and after the windows xp logo there is just a black screen with no cursor. And after awhile the computer will just restart and try booting up again. I tried going into safe mode and safe mode with command prompt but I still get a black screen with no cursor. The last known good configuration doesn't work either. I'm pretty frustrated because I did nothing wrong. I am also having a feeling that nod32 might have quarantined some infected files that are essential for Windows Xp to boot. I also do not have any windows xp disks with me because I lost them a very long time ago. Is there anything I can do to fix my computer? Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP won't boot. Black screen with no cursor after the logo screen.

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I'm using I have a DELL4500S desktop, on startup it will not go to the login screen, the screen is just black with the cursor showing. I've tried restarting the computer, unplugging everything and restarting it. Nothing is working. When it first starts a pop up shows and says

"This Application has failed to start because SAMLIB.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I'm not sure what it's talking about and what to re install and I can't reinstall whatever it is because I can't get to the start menu.

Help? I don't know what to do :[

A:Black screen on startup, showing cursor, doesn't go to log in screen.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alexsmom2009


I'm using I have a DELL4500S desktop, on startup it will not go to the login screen, the screen is just black with the cursor showing. I've tried restarting the computer, unplugging everything and restarting it. Nothing is working. When it first starts a pop up shows and says

"This Application has failed to start because SAMLIB.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I'm not sure what it's talking about and what to re install and I can't reinstall whatever it is because I can't get to the start menu.

Help? I don't know what to do :[


SAMLIB.dll is a security account manager dynamic linked lib. A repair install from the dvd should fix the problem unless you are infected with malware, or have a modified system

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The issue started a few hours ago when I was playing League of Legends, specifically when the game has finished its loading and crashed to Desktop which is a common problem on my laptop. As usual I would restart the game, but before I could do that explorer.exe crashed, my entire Desktop has turned to the familiar transparent whitish filter before the "Explorer.exe has crashed" message popped out, which was peculiar at the time because this is the first time it had happened.

So I allowed the program to restart, it didn't. So I shut down via holding down the power button and rebooted the laptop. It went into Startup Repair, and did its automated repair, so I let it repair while I did my stuff. When I returned, the repair had completed and it booted the laptop into the infamous Black Screen of Death with a movable mouse cursor. This is right before I could log on to my user account, and I decided to search for solutions initially on Google using an available PC.

Most of it didn't work, for starters, booting up to Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Last known Good Configuration brought me to the same movable mouse cursor with black screen combo. Safe Mode with Command Prompt has the same problem, and the Command Prompt does not appear.

After which, I accessed the Repair menu with the F8 button right after the BIOS loads and tried every option. First, Repair Your Computer did not work as it couldn't find any problems after the first initial repair it did. Syste... Read more

A:Black Screen of Death with Mouse Cursor before Login Screen

having the same problem here on my toshiba satellite L655-1je laptop. did everything srwalpha did but to no avail. hence, bumping this up for help pls...

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Hello,

I'm new to the forums, but I find myself coming to this site a lot to fix my windows computer, so heck why not join?!

Problem
Recently, my computer starts up windows and after the loading screen it just sits at a black screen forever with a cursor and it doesn't even make it to the log in screen. I have tried safe mode with the same results.

What I've Done So FarTried to Repair Startup with Windows DVD
Tried to use sfc /scannow at boot (Says pending changes and needs to restart)
Tried logging into my Ubuntu partition and virus scanning (None found)
Tried copying Reg Files from Regback into config while I was in Linux
Tried to Repair Install (But I can't log into Windows )
Tried to bootrec /fixmbr /fixbot /RebuildBcd (Which destroyed my dual boot linux grub, but I was desperate. And still nothing) Interestingly though, after I do /RebuildBcd command it says something like "Found Windows Installations: 0"
Tried to System Restore (Gave me an Error, wouldn't you know)

At this point I'm not to confident that this can be fixed. If anyone has any ideas I'm willing to try. Or if you have any snazzy suggestions on how I could fix it using another computer, I have a different Windows Pro x64 computer that I can put the HD in if there's someway I can save my data/fix it/repair install from there. I just don't know how.

Edit: I finished the chkdsk and there were no bad sectors, though it did give me a message "Failed to transfer logged messages to... Read more

A:Black Screen w/ Cursor After Windows Loading Screen

Do you have any external drives connected by usb? I had a similar problem, and found that I had to turn off the usb drives when I re-booted. I still do that whenever I re-boot for any reason.

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Going to my sisters tonight to attempt to fix her PC. Was working fine this morning but this afternoon - Upon startup everything runs fine until after the windows splash screen everything goes black and the only thing visable is a cursor, but nothing to click, cannot ctrl=alt=del, cannot right click. Cannot enter safe mode at all, last good configuration doesn't work either. Computer is still running, fan whirring, lights flashing. Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change. Cannot get into anything to run explorer or virus check. She is running Windows XP SP3. I'm unsure of when sp3 was installed. I understand this may be an issue, along with video and graphics drivers, display settings, corrupt registry, flat CMOS battery or loose internal connections.

My questions are -
What can I do to actually get into the computer to check if it may be these problems?
Does anyone know of any more problems that could be causing this problem?
 

A:Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen

Welcome to TSG, Kiwichick. You stated....

Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change.Click to expand...

It's very possible that in cleaning the machine something may have become loose. (It happened to me before,
a sata cable wasn't completely connected.) Check all of the connections at both ends. Any cables or straps
need to be tightly seated to the HDD as well as the connection to the mobo.

Before you open the case, disconnect all peripherals and press the power supply button in for approx. 30 seconds
to drain the remaining flea power. It sounds like a loose cable to the drive.
 

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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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Hi fellas,

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 which stopped working three years ago. It was running Windows XP with SP 2 or 3 - I can't remember for sure. It has 2GB RAM and a 256MB ATI Radeon graphics card.

Whenever I boot up it goes straight to a black screen with a flashing cursor on the top left. There is no Dell splash screen and no option to access the BIOS by tapping F8. This Dell has four indicator lights on the back to let a user know if there is a problem. The first three lights are green and the fourth one in orange. I looked this up on the manual and it says refer to technical support.

So far I have tried the following:
Removed optical drives to see if the machine would boot up without them - it didn't. I am not confident enough to start taking parts off the motherboard just yet.
Booted up without any additional peripherals attached including mouse and keyboard
Tried booting up from an old Windows XP install disc - that had no effect either

So I am pretty much stumped as to what to do with this machine. Doing a Google search, others with the same problem have been unable to fix it. I just want to know if it is worth the time to revive this machine, or to let go. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Black Screen, Flashing Cursor, No POST Screen

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Hi there, I hope everyone is well.

I have a strange issue that started happening recently. System restore doesn't help as it happens with multiple machines.

I have a lobby display running from TV via HDMI to EXTRON to Ethernet and back again to the computer in the server room. I have had this setup for a little over a year now working just fine. We recently got a new computer (We lease) for the lobby display and after setting it up, I only see a black screen with a white cursor. I have troubleshot this a little too much that I am now not sure if it's a windows update, video card update, or possible the EXTRON. However, when hooking up a laptop it works just fine as it should.

Please note that I can see post boot and the CTRL ALT DELETE screen just fine, but once logged in I just see cursor. If someone moves cursor I can see it from the lobby display. If I uninstall the video card driver I see everything perfectly fine but when running presentation it's not focused for obvious reasons, so I can't leave it like that.

I have used a Desktop with AMD and latest drivers as well as down graded drivers, issue still is present. I use an older nvidia card FX570, same deal with drivers, still the issue is present. I use a new computer with a new nvidia card, and it works. but unfortunately we do not have any of those available and that's a really expensive machine.

here is where it gets even more strange;
If I hook the computer up directly to the TV and not behind the extron devi... Read more

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hi, i recently had a virus on my computer. did numerous scans and did a restore that made my computer go into a continously restart loop on bootup. ive managed to fixed that with couple recovery console commands and finally did a windows xp pair with the disk. had some problems installing some drivers. after the installation repair was finished, computer rebooted, but then the screen would be stuck on a black screen with a cursor in the middle after the windows logo with loading bar. the login screen doesnt show? ive tried numerous ideas from ctl alt delete, and shift + f10. ive hit shift 5 times, and i heard a noise, but nothing pops up for sticky keys. ive booted in safe mode, and it shows all the files loading then it gets stuck with the black screen with the "windows professional" thing on the top and bottom with the cursor. im guessing it has to do with the video card driver? i need help. thanks.

oh and im running on windows xp professional, thanks

edit:

okay so i decided to do the xp repair again to see if it would fix it and did shift + f10 to bring up command prompt and typed sysdm.cpl to see what drivers were missing.
there was a yellow explation mark on the following:
+Display adapters
- Video controller (VGA compatible)
+Modems
- PCI modem
+Network
- Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
+ Sound, video and game controllers
- Multimedia audio controller
+ System devices
- Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
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Does it boot in safe mode?

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Hello,

I bought a new computer in September, Dell N5050. The first problem occurred in November, I made prntScr: http://i49.tinypic.com/2gsjp5y.png
This problem is solved: I thought it's a virus, I downloaded Advanced SystemCare (I had McAfee) this scanned my computer and found a four Trojan.

Then came a new problem.
I turn on computer, starting windows, black screen with a cursor about 8-9 minutes, log on and welcome screen loading about 5 seconds.
OR
I turn on computer, starting windows, black screen with a cursor about 1-2 minutes, log on and welcome screen loading about 6-7 minutes.

I really don't know, what it depends on.
What is problem? How I can fix it?

PS: my native language isn't English. Sorry for mistakes.
PS: I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Thanks,
theHappie.

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First thing I'd do is getting rid of Advanced System Care. It's a system optimizer, and Windows 7 does not like optimizers. I'd bet that it is responsible of the slow start.

Second, ASC isn't an antivirus, or if it is I never heard of it. Which isn't a good sign. Install a good antivirus and run a full scan, I like Avira (my favourite, which is free and nuked all evil things I threw at it), but other people like Microsoft Security Essentials (again free, but less powerful than Avira).

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Apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1750, and the owner said that his son installed BearShare and it's been giving him complications. He told me it sometimes freezes when he tries to start the computer, and has to give it a hard shut down. I (hopefully) removed BearShare with Malwarebytes and MSE, yet I can't seem to find why it's not letting me boot up regularly.

It boots into safe mode fine, and I can access everything from there, but when I try to restart into regular mode, it just hangs after 'Starting Windows' with a black screen and active mouse cursor. I've tried various tutorials from searching "black screen, active cursor", "laptop frozen after starting windows" etc, but nothing that I try works.

After a few hours of research I keep seeing the reoccurring phrase 'shell', I believe it's not being loaded correctly or at all. I've tried a fix by Prevx that said it would fix the black screen to no avail.

But here's the funny part. Sometimes it boots to Windows fine and everything acts as it should. There's been several times I was about to call the guy and tell him that the laptop is finished, but I hesitated and restarted just to see if it was fully fixed.

Vid: Dell - YouTube

Let me know if I need to post further information.
-Dustin

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I would try some more scans to be sure
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
run some hardware tests
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
and when you can get it to boot
Disk Check
a system file check
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
and have a look through these handy tutorials
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Startup Repair
and if all else fails
Repair Install

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Hi.
I need your help to get rid of a nasty virus that is affecting my friend's laptop.The laptop is running Vista home edition. When it boots all i have at the end is a black screen and a cursor only. Can't do anything, not even a CTRL-ALT-DELETE to access the task manager. Same thing with SAFE MODE. I have tried to boot with Hiren's boot CD, it boots well. i tried to use some of the antivirus software that are included, none worked. I can't run HJT either.

I was able to see in the registry that i have this line of command in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon : cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe I have changed it for explorer.exe. When i reboot no success it rewrite itself in the registry.I have no option except backing up and reinstall.
I have no option except backing up and reinstall. I don't want to do it right now if a solution can be found.Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.

I'm posting a OTL log that i was able to generate.

Thanks for your help!

OTL logfile created on: 12/7/2010 7:24:29 PM - Run
OTLPE by OldTimer - Version 3.1.43.0 Folder = X:\Programs\OTLPE
Windows Vista ? Home Premium Service Pack 1 (Version = 6.0.6001) - Type = System
Internet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18975)
Locale: 00000C0C | Country: Canada | Language: FRC | Date Format: yyyy-MM-dd

2.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.00 Gb Available Physical Memory | 79.00% Memory free
2.00 Gb Pag... Read more

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Case closed. Reformated and reinstalled OS.
Tks

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Not really sure but I got a virus from a supposedly cracked version of a software. Tried to suppress all threats and restarted my laptop, then it ended up on a black screen. I've tried the "press the power button for 30 secs while hardwares are unplugged and the battery removed method". Now, tried pressing the f# keys and ended up on the Boot Manager. Not really sure what to do.

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Double post: use thishttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Black-Screen-w-only-cursor/m-p/5...

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My win 7 laptop,upgraded from vista, just shows a black screen and cursor partway through startup. Safe mode just increases the size of the cursor. Can anyone give me any ideas on what to do?

Thanks

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Did this just start happening?

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Hello anybody who might be reading this. I've come across what appears to be a canonical error, but I'm having trouble taking any steps to address it.

I'm running a VAIO laptop w/ XP Media Center SP2. After having some nasty malware issues, laptop was running alright for about a week. Today, suddenly programs & processes started dying suddenly, and I noticed in tskmgr that I was running a sqlserver.exe (which I'm pretty sure I wasn't running), and noticed winlogun.exe (which appears to be a Trojan. I turned off my wireless card and reboot, intending to run Malwarebytes, but came across the black screen of death.

Can't run in safe mode - also get cursor, safe mode tags, but no ability to run anything including task mgr on ctl-alt-del.b Safe mode w/ networking or command prompt doesn't work, and neither does running in VGA. Reset BIOS to default settings and no good. I would try to run an XP repair, but I don't have an O/S CD..?

Any ideas on what I should try?

Thanks!!

Also, I'm sorry if I left out anything that would be useful to know.

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run hijackthis

http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-...-10227353.html

and then run Chkdsk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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after a power outtage, system has surge protector, it comes back up with the black screen and cursor. ctl-alt-del brings up task manager, but only after going to processes and selecting explorer does the login screen finally come up. googling brought up potential lsass not in windows (seemed bogus to me) and registry solutions like checking the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon key for being explorer. there are tons of suggestions, considering that my situation started with the power snap, is there a reliable way to check what my particular problem is and do the fix, instead of going down a bunch a dry holes?

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Hi guys!

I am new to this forum. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E. Right now, when I start the laptop, after loading, I can only see a black screen with a cursor. I remember vaguely that there was a virus infection (antivirus av) that I was trying to get rid of but when I restarted, I have the black screen. I have backup of files so any solution that would involve memory loss is ok. i also have the sony vaio recovery media kit which comes in 3 cds. I am not a computer expert so if you can explain it in simple terms, thanks! again any help will be much appreciated. Please help, I have no budget for a new computer or laptop.

Thank you very much.

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Hi and welcome to TSF is this a vista or win 7 os or is it xp as under your sig

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Two weeks ago I had my computer left running and when I went to use it the PC had locked up and there was a strange screen which I can't recall now. I rebooted it and ever since it has been freezing up. After running it a while the flashing black screen comes on with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have to reboot again and everything still freezes up every couple of minutes. The mouse moves but you can't click on anything. Playing a song on media player it freezes at least three times before the song is complete. I tried going back to Last Known Good Configuration, Malwarebytes, Tweaking.com Windows Repair, Paretologic RegCure, Spybot and Microsoft Security Essentials. It is still happening. I am desperate. Nothing works. Here are my specs:
 
Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack1
Manufacturer: Biostar
Processor: AMD Athlon ™II X4 620 Processor 2.60 GHz
Installed memory: 12GB
System type: 64 bit system
 
I am not sure if the hard drive is crashing or malware is taking over. I have searched the internet for a cure but can't find the answer. I probably have made it worse instead of better. Please help

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Two weeks ago I had my computer left running and when I went to use it the PC had locked up and there was a strange screen which I can't recall now. I rebooted it and ever since it has been freezing up. After running it a while the flashing black screen comes on with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have to reboot again and everything still freezes up every couple of minutes. The mouse moves but you can't click on anything. Playing a song on media player it freezes at least three times before the song is complete. I tried going back to Last Known Good Configuration, Malwarebytes, Tweaking.com Windows Repair, Paretologic RegCure, Spybot and Microsoft Security Essentials. It is still happening. I am desperate. Nothing works. Here are my specs:
 
Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack1
Manufacturer: Biostar
Processor: AMD Athlon ™II X4 620 Processor 2.60 GHz
Installed memory: 12GB
System type: 64 bit system
 
I am not sure if the hard drive is crashing or malware is taking over. I have searched the internet for a cure but can't find the answer. I probably have made it worse instead of better. Please help
Hi
You might want to backup your files before doing a reformat to see whether the problem persisted.
Thanks.
 

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Hi Everybody,
 
About 3 days ago I turned on my computer  to find it wouldn't load into Windows 7. Not usually an issue as its Windows and minor bugs are to be expected. So I switched it off and on again (thank you IT Crowd) hoping it would work as normal. But it ran a windows memory diagnostic, which Im sure is what happens after you get a blue screen. I came back to it about 3 hours later (painting my new House) but it froze and crashed so I turned it off once more and ran it again it advised me that windows could not fix the problem with the startup.
 
Straight after this I instantly assumed it was a virus or malware so I tried to boot in safe mode then safe mode with networking then safemode with command prompt. (I'm not bad with a pc and this is the method I used on my friends Vista PC last month to clean her 185 Virus and PUPs off, I just ran rkill and mbam) Every time I did this on my computer the computer would run through BIOS bleep at me and the Windows safe mode screen (black with white text) would load then when it had finished would go blank black again and would show just the cursor it would move but that was it.
 
I dug around online at work a bit and tried to use windows offline defender on a cd and booted ok with that, I then ran a scan and it didn't find anything. I tried to restart the computer again but still no luck. I did some more digging and used a programme called FRST64 on  Flash Drive and I have a text File of results but do... Read more

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Here is the Scan result if it helps...
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 01-02-2014 04
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-ML31VPA on 03-02-2014 20:56:38
Running from M:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
 
The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/ 
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/ 
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1266912 2013-10-23] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] - C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [12459112 2012-03-27] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [BCSSync] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe [108144 2012-11-05] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.ex... Read more

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I am getting a black screen with a cursor, appears to be a 
 
Here is the FRST.LOG
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 09-03-2015 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-93EQEPT on 10-03-2015 00:39:21
Running from H:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
 
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] => C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe [7514656 2009-05-22] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [ITSecMng] => C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe [83336 2009-07-22] (TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
HKLM\...\Run: [MGSysCtrl] => C:\Program Files\System Control Manager\MGSysCtrl.exe [2068480 2009-07-24] (Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [ArcSoft Connection Service] => C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe [207424 2010-10-27] (ArcSoft Inc.)
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No Safe mode or last known config either

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XP Pro sp3

Machine froze and would not reboot. Only get a blank screen with a cursor.

I booted with CD and entered recovery console. I ran command fixboot and fixmbr still no joy.

I think that I have a rootkit infection and need some help flushing it out.

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after following a similar topic on this forum I downloaded and ran the xPUD feature to that the status of the mbr could be determined. I am ready to forward the resulting mbr.bin file

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Whenever explorer.exe crashes, I log off and log on again, although this used to fix the problem, now when I log in again, it shows a black screen with the mouse cursor. How can I restore my desktop, I have tried a method in which you use task manager, but this does not work for me? thanks in advance
 

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when explorer.exe crashes off dont log off and log in...just press ctrl+shift+esc..this will open task manager and choose new task option from file menu and enter "explorer.exe"..your problem will be solved...try this and tell me..
 

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When I log on to my account it is just a black screen with my cursor.  Although I am able to enter task manager, which lets me access all of my files.
 
I have tried src/scannow and it says everything is fine
 
thanks for the help.

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After uninstalling hidden driver (I know that was NOT smart), it was a Generic Pnp Monitor, I had two of them and got delete happy and uninstalled one. Upon reboot, I now have a black screen, cursor flashing, circles as if loading, then cursor again. I know from reading other forums with similar issues that booting into safe mode with networking will let me reinstall necessary driver? BUT, when I F12 boot I only get to the EUFI menu and not advanced options. I don't know how to get to advanced options on start up, (as I also have a password to even get to login screen, Dell Inspiron 3521 (15")), and can't recall if I F2 AFTER entering initial password? Thanks anyone, everyone!

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You will need to perform a system recovery to restore your system.

Within my personal experience, I've never had this issue before, but have heard similar issue with removing a monitor driver, as it could be linked with your graphics driver.

Not sure what your system recovery button is, but if you by chance have any documentation with that laptop, try and find your recovery button, could be F11 pressing rapidly before boot, or F9, but not sure, as each computer is different.

Also, another way you could get into the Windows 8 Advanced options, as I have had to do this before,

While it says Dell, and the dots are spinning, hold your power button and do a full shut off, do that about 2 or 3 times while booting, in that spot. During one of the boot attempts, it will say "Preparing Automatic Repair", and it will try to repair, but will just tell you to restart. Click cancel, or something of that sort, it will bring up a menu to continue to Windows 8.1/ or 8, or say Troubleshoot, There should be an area that says "Refresh PC or Reset PC, Or Advanced options, also there, it should show something about a Recovery Media, click on it, and the computer should reboot and start the recovery process.

In the Advanced options, there is also an Advanced startup tab, to start in safe mode, if you choose to try that route, but hope this can help you.

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Sometimes i see black screen with cursor and keybord doesn't work. But sometimes my laptop starts after black screen and works normally. I installed only wifi driver . how to fix it ??




http://apk4app.com

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Two weeks ago I had my computer left running and when I went to use it the PC had locked up and there was a strange screen which I can't recall now. I rebooted it and ever since it has been freezing up. After running it a while the flashing black screen comes on with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have to reboot again and everything still freezes up every couple of minutes. The mouse moves but you can't click on anything. Playing a song on media player it freezes at least three times before the song is complete. I tried going back to Last Known Good Configuration, Malwarebytes, Tweaking.com Windows Repair, Paretologic RegCure, Spybot and Microsoft Security Essentials. It is still happening. I am desperate. Nothing works. Here are my specs:
 
Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack1
Manufacturer: Biostar
Processor: AMD Athlon ™II X4 620 Processor 2.60 GHz
Installed memory: 12GB
System type: 64 bit system
 
I am not sure if the hard drive is crashing or malware is taking over. I have searched the internet for a cure but can't find the answer. I probably have made it worse instead of better. Please help

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Two weeks ago I had my computer left running and when I went to use it the PC had locked up and there was a strange screen which I can't recall now. I rebooted it and ever since it has been freezing up. After running it a while the flashing black screen comes on with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have to reboot again and everything still freezes up every couple of minutes. The mouse moves but you can't click on anything. Playing a song on media player it freezes at least three times before the song is complete. I tried going back to Last Known Good Configuration, Malwarebytes, Tweaking.com Windows Repair, Paretologic RegCure, Spybot and Microsoft Security Essentials. It is still happening. I am desperate. Nothing works. Here are my specs:
 
Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack1
Manufacturer: Biostar
Processor: AMD Athlon ™II X4 620 Processor 2.60 GHz
Installed memory: 12GB
System type: 64 bit system
 
I am not sure if the hard drive is crashing or malware is taking over. I have searched the internet for a cure but can't find the answer. I probably have made it worse instead of better. Please help
Hi
You might want to backup your files before doing a reformat to see whether the problem persisted.
Thanks.
 

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Greetings, so I was fixing a computer last night that my brother brought to me, same as usual, well, when booting it i tried to load windows as per normal, but it loaded to a black screen with cursor. before we get started, im running a custom rig here, two gtx 570 graphics cards, 12 gigs of ram, windows 7 pro OS
here is a list of things i have tried, as per my research.

letting it time out, (8 hours total wait time) no luck
ran sfc /scannow, would not run (said there was a repair that required a reboot, tried that like 5 times)
tried ctrl alt delete, no response, tried shift 5 times, a dulled version of access center came up, that did not let me access the main one, tried windows key p didn't work
ran start up repair, 4 times, didn't work
tried safe mode, didn't work
tried keyboard commands in safe mode, didn't work
tried system restore, didn't work

at this point, i am out of ideas, and would like to avoid a format at ALL costs.

any feedback would be VERY appreciated

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http://www.ghacks.net/2010/06/05/get-the-recovery-console-back-in-windows-7/

I would try the bootrec /fixmbr command.

Louis

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So I have an old Dell 4400 with XP, and it loads with the progress bar and the fans are runnig then I have a black screen with cursor. I can load safe mode but the same black sreen happens with a moveable cursor.
Can anyone help????? Please.

There are four yellowish lights on the back.

I just mastered the bios screen but it asks me to enter my password evertime I boot it up. Can I change this and How???

I have been reading posts and trying everything.
I don't have the money to replace anything, so give me a cost free solution. HAHA. J/K. Just give me what you got!!!!

Thanks
 

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Hello all,
I have a HP dv6 series laptop, 6gb, with an upgraded video card. I'm running Windows home premium 64bit. I've had the computer for six months and have had no problems up until now.

I had it set to sleep when I closed the lid. I opened it up and it seemed to come to life, fans running, etc. but the screen remained black. After trying a few things I shut it down. Now when I start it, the following things happen:

-I have a black screen, no cursor, no beeps, no other sounds, nothing. I tried putting in my password without seeing the screen but it does not respond.
-The hard drive spins for a few seconds, then stops.
-the fan runs constantly
-the caps lock and wireless lights stay on
-the cd tray ejects and seeks discs normally
-the power light and logo lights stay on
-the fingerprint scanner does not light up, but the keyboard backlight control responds normally

I am away from home and will be returning in a couple of days when I can try to reinstall stuff from the CDs. In the meantime, has anyone else encountered this problem?

Thank you kindly in advance!

A:Black Screen, no cursor, on my own

After the initial panic wore off I more thoroughly checked various blog posts and found one that seemed to describe my problem exactly. I tried the fix and it worked!

Here's what to do:

1. Make sure the computer is unplugged
2. Take out the battery
3. Open the laptop and hold down the power button for 30 to 60 seconds
4. Leave the battery out and connect the power adaptor
5. Power on
6. If it all works, then power off and feel free to reconnect your battery

I'm not computer-savvy enough to know what this did, but it worked. I hope it works for others, too!

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My computer boots up fine and works perfectly but if you leave it untouched for awhile and let the screen saver come on and when I click the mouse to wake it back up, it will come up but when I click anything on the Task-bar the screen turns white, but I can still see the icons (like when a program stops responding), then if I click the mouse again the screen goes black with just the cursor left. I can move the cursor around the screen but I cannot do anything, I can't even pull up the task manager. I end up holding the power button until the computer turns off. The computer always boots up find afterward. This has happened a few times now. There has been a Windows update recently but it has done this before and after the update.

Windows 10
Dual monitors
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8099 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit), -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 908 GB (652 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G10AC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Hi.

I'm running WindowsXP, service pack 3. For the last few weeks I haven't been able to use my PC as once it finishes booting, the screen simply goes black with an active cursor when it's supposed to bring up the user log in window. I've tried starting it up in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, Directory Services restore mode and last known good configuration, but I always get the same thing. Except in safe mode I get the text at the edges of the screen that say it's in safe mode.

I've scoured the internet for a solution, and everything seems to point to using the windows boot disk, but I don't have access to that right now. Is there anything else I can try?

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flashing underscore cursor in the upper left corner of the screen? Or do you actually have mouse?

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