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Windows 7 black screen on startup, have to start in safe mode.

Q: Windows 7 black screen on startup, have to start in safe mode.

Hi guys, I've got a nasty virus on a laptop that I cna't get rid of (not yet anyway) I have not yet run HijackThis! or GMER, however I have run ComboFix, it found and deleated a file on the D drive called installer.exe. No changes. Here are the symptoms:

1) When booting into normal startup it takes about 5 minutes to get to the desktop. That is from the time I see the Windows Loading screen until the screen goes black.

2) Once I have officially logged in the screen is black. All I see is the mouse courser. Pressing ctrl alt del does nothing. Neither does pressing the Windows key.

3) Booting into safe mode brings up the desktop and the computer workes fine then.

4) All of the System Recovery files have been deleated.

5) Going to the Avast website brings up the "This site has been marked as harmful and is being blocked" screen.

6) If I make any changes to startup using the msconfig command and then restart the computer the system will hang on the Windows loading screen, restart, and then revert itself back to the way it was before (black screen)

7) I cant run a virus scan (or do anything else) in Avast (this isnt really the virus's fault, avast dosent work in safe mode.)

I'll post the logs of HijackThis! tonight, but I would like if anyone has any suggestions to help me out before then.

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Hi guys, I've got a nasty virus on a laptop that I cna't get rid of (not yet anyway) I have not yet run HijackThis! or GMER, however I have run ComboFix, it found and deleated a file on the D drive called installer.exe. No changes. Here are the symptoms:

1) When booting into normal startup it takes about 5 minutes to get to the desktop. That is from the time I see the Windows Loading screen until the screen goes black.

2) Once I have officially logged in the screen is black. All I see is the mouse courser. Pressing ctrl alt del does nothing. Neither does pressing the Windows key.

3) Booting into safe mode brings up the desktop and the computer workes fine then.

4) All of the System Recovery files have been deleated.

5) Going to the Avast website brings up the "This site has been marked as harmful and is being blocked" screen.

6) If I make any changes to startup using the msconfig command and then restart the computer the system will hang on the Windows loading screen, restart, and then revert itself back to the way it was before (black screen)

7) I cant run a virus scan (or do anything else) in Avast (this isnt really the virus's fault, avast dosent work in safe mode.)

I'll post the logs of HijackThis! tonight, but I would like if anyone has any suggestions to help me out before then.

A:Windows 7 black screen on startup, have to start in safe mode.

Try going into safe mode with networkingRun MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan b... Read more

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My desktop PC begins to start up like normal, however after the little horizontalloadin bar disappears the screen goes black and the monitor actually goes into idle mode. I have no cursor and CTRL+ALT+DELETE is no good. If i reboot I'm able to start up in safe mode both with and without network support. I've tried to restore the system which didn't work. I bought the PC with Vista Home Premium on it so have no install disc. If anyone can help i would really appreciate it. I'm new to this. I've not recently installed anything or ran any updates...Thanks
 

A:screen goes black at startup..will only start in safe mode

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Hello all,
 
    I am currently experiencing some issues with an Hp Pavilion dv5, running Windows 7 Home Premium. After startup, the windows logo is displayed, and then the screen goes black with only the cursor visible. The cursor is movable. I have tried booting into safe mode, however, the same black screen with movable cursor appears.
I have already tried a number of solutions I found online, and all thus far have failed. I tried pressing control+alt+delete at the black screen, and nothing comes up. I have tried booting in low-res mode to see if a graphics driver was the issue, still only a black screen with cursor. I have tried connecting to an external monitor with no luck as well. I have also ran memtest, and a hard drive test, both of which showed no issues.
 
    I have already ran Malwarebytes offline through Hirens BootCD, and also ran Offline Windows Defender, to get rid of any malware or viruses. I have also loaded a Windows 7 Repair disk and have attempted a Startup Repair (in which it shows no issues), a System Restore (which is unsuccessful), and have also tried booting with the last known good configuration (which also did not work).
I did some more exploring using the command prompt on the Windows 7 repair disk. When I run “bootrec /scanos”  I receive a message saying:
 
“Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.”
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A:Windows 7 black screen with cursor after startup, no safe mode

Although this was originally issued for Vista, the techniques apply to any HP system and/or Windows O/S, IMO.  I would try the steps outlined.
 
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01634637
 
Louis

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
 
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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Hello,

laptop model "ASUS ROG G551JW"

I'm having a serious problem. I decided to replace my windows 10 back to windows 8.1. When i installed it it was working. Then i installed nvidia graphics driver, chipset drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), audio drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), ATK drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), then "nvidia experience" suggested me to download new version of grapichs driver so i started downloading it. Furthermore, i went to install directx11 setup did not start and computer got "lagged". I "end tasked" the directx11 setup and decided to restart windows. But it did not restart, I was waiting like 20mins and it still it was showing: "Restarting...". Then i forcibly shut down the computer by holding power button for few seconds. Now when it loads up I can only see a black screen and my mouse cursor(can also move it).

Any solution to this? I think i would be able to fix it if i could enter safe mode, but shift+f8 and f8 doesn't work for me because my laptop has SSD. And i can't open it through windows because it doesn't load.

Yours sincerely,
Eligijus

A:Black screen at startup, Can't go into safe mode because SSD

Wow um.....OK then well it seems some how one way or another your diver for your graphics card got corrupted maybe? Try leaving it on when it gets to that screen for about 20-30mins if it last that long so try that come back with the results

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Hello,

I'm having a serious problem. I decided to replace my windows 10 back to windows 8.1. When i installed it it was working. Then i installed nvidia graphics driver, chipset drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), audio drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), ATK drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), then "nvidia experience" suggested me to download new version of grapichs driver so i started downloading it. Furthermore, i went to install directx11 setup did not start and computer got "lagged". I "end tasked" the directx11 setup and decided to restart windows. But it did not restart, I was waiting like 20mins and it still it was showing: "Restarting...". Then i forcibly shut down the computer by holding power button for few seconds. Now when it loads up I can only see a black screen and my mouse cursor(can also move it).

Any solution to this? I think i would be able to fix it if i could enter safe mode, but shift+f8 and f8 doesn't work for me because my laptop has SSD. And i can't open it through windows because it doesn't load.

Yours sincerely,
Eligijus
 

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Hello, laptop model "ASUS ROG G551JW" I'm having a serious problem. I decided to replace my windows 10 back to windows 8.1. When i installed it it was working. Then i installed nvidia graphics driver, chipset drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), audio drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), ATK drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), then "nvidia experience" suggested me to download new version of grapichs driver so i started downloading it. Furthermore, i went to install directx11 setup did not start and computer got "lagged". I "end tasked" the directx11 setup and decided to restart windows. But it did not restart, I was waiting like 20mins and it still it was showing: "Restarting...". Then i forcibly shut down the computer by holding power button for few seconds. Now when it loads up I can only see a black screen and my mouse cursor(can also move it). Any solution to this? I think i would be able to fix it if i could enter safe mode, but shift+f8 and f8 doesn't work for me because my laptop has SSD. And i can't open it through windows because it doesn't load. Yours sincerely, Eligijus

A:Black screen on startup, Can't go into safe mode because have SSD

The system should be able to boot to SafeMode even if it has an SSD.
You can't use the F8 method in W8/8.1/10 - it doesn't work
Rather restart the system while holding down the Shift key - that should get you to the diagnostics screen in Windows
 
From there you can try many different things.
You could also download install media for W10 and boot from that to see if you can repair the system.
 
If it doesn't work, then we also have to wonder about the hard drive.
Please run these free diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
 
If you can't get into Windows, then there's not much else to do short of a wipe and reinstall of Windows.
I've had black screen issues with other Asus systems (particularly the G20AJ) and the "fix" there is to delete the display adapters in Device Manager (while in Safe Mode)
That makes the system boot so you can see/use the Desktop in normal mode.

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When I try to start up, I get stuck on the black screen that says "windows cannot start up", and gives me the following options; start windows normally, last known good configuration, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt. I've tried all of these and it still comes back to the black screen.

This started when I was changing the startup list of programs and deleting some entries using CCleaner, then rebooted.

The first few times I got the black screen, I was able to go into safe mode and do a system restore. But then I would reboot and end up back at the black screen. After doing the restore three times, it's now just stuck on the black screen. I can't get into safe mode or boot up at all.

What do I do to boot up and fix whatever problems I created?

A:Black screen, can't startup in safe mode

You may try booting to the xp cd, and do a repair install of the os.

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I have no idea what is wrong with this machine. Every time it reboots, the welcome screen shows up then a blank black screen for, like, 5 minutes and then a screen that gives the option of starting in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, etc and gives a countdown before it starts in normal mode whereupon it just goes to a black screen.

We tried going into Safe Mode and going back to a restore point, but it didn't help (and, curiously, there was one restore date in April 2002 which said there were no restore points on it, even though the date was highlighted, and when we hit the button for the next month, it jumped to August 2005! The computer was used in between those times as well, so I don't get that at all). We went back to the earliest restore point available.

We also inserted the Windows XP disk and went through the whole "repair files" thing, but this morning it's the same thing.

It's a Gateway. I don't know if that helps.

What is wrong with this computer? What do we need to do to fix it?
 

A:Black screen on startup, Safe Mode doesn't help?

Really hard to say -- is it keeping the time and date correctly?

Once in normal mode -- is the screen resolution normal?

You may need to update the display drivers.

It's an old computer and it's possible the CMOS battery has died and the CMOS settings are corrupt.

I would change the batttery on the motherboard for starters.

You may also need to to ram and hard drive diagnostics.

Sometimes the event viewer can provide some clues on recent errors.

Run eventvwr.msc and look at the system log in particular.
 

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Hello,
 
I am having a problem with my computer which it seems is relatively common but doesn't have any straightforward solution because it could stem from a variety of causes. 
 
PROBLEM: My Windows 7 Asus laptop shows me the typical startup sequence (Win logo, takes longer than normal) then just gives me a black screen with a cursor on the login screen. The cursor works fine and actually has my preferred (non-default) mouse sensitivity. The problem is the rest of the computer isn't working.
 
Things I've tried:
 
-ctrl+alt+delete on the black screen does nothing
-booting in safe mode gives me a black screen with a working cursor, as before
-ditto for safe mode with command prompt. Here I'm trying to run "sfc /scannow" to see if it repairs something. This is a solution I found via some Googling.
 
Other solutions I've seen suggested which won't work for me:
 
-Asus has a system recovery function which was working fine, but it wants to delete one or both of my HD partitions. This is simply not an option, likewise with restoring to factory settings. I spent like 20 hours playing Skyrim in the past couple days and I would just be devastated without that save file.
-One internet tech whiz talks about how he just whipped out the HD and attached it to another computer, from which he was able to scan/save data or whatever. This is a laptop, that doesn't work.
-I don't have any recovery disks lying around and I don't have burnable CDs on hand
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A:Black Screen on Startup, Can't Load Safe Mode

After some messing around, the computer has started a CHKDSK. Right now I'm getting a lot of lines saying "File record segment #### is unreadable." Is this a hardware issue or can it be fixed by the computer itself? If it's a hardware issue on the C drive, am I right to assume moving my files to the (relatively unused) D drive won't solve the problem because my OS is on C? Will System Restore/ restoring to factory settings on C solve the problem?
 
As a side note, it turns out Skyrim saves are on the Steam Cloud so it really doesn't matter if they get deleted. I'd still like to salvage my data if I can.

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Firstly I'm on Win7 64. Over the last few weeks I've noticed that after starting up my laptop, and logging in just fine, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds-- my cursor would appear and I could move it around, but the screen would be black. After 10 seconds or so, the Win7 GUI would load just fine and there I would be.

I restarted my PC at 5AM this morning and it did the same. All I did at that point was send an e-mail via Gmail and shut it down again. At 2PM I went to startup my PC and everything went as usual except the PC never left that black screen with the responsive cursor.

I searched here and found that problem many times, but with one difference-- my PC starts fine in Safe Mode.

I used Advanced System Care to fix some registry errors and am currently running a Malwarebytes full scan.

It might be worth noting that I recently installed Batman: Arkham Asylum and as it was frequently crashing, followed some advice to enable everything at startup, which I did, fixing my game problem. That was around the time the black screen first started showing up, and I assumed it was a result of more things taking place during Windows startup.

Thanks in advance.

A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, Safe mode works

Please follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html so we can assist you better.

-Justin

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I have scanned through the other posts and the closest thing that I could find to my problem seemed to involve a video card going kaput. I'm just hoping maybe one of you can confirm this for me before I take my pc up to the repair shop and they try to sell me something I don't need.

So, here's what is going on. Yesterday my Dell Dimensions (2500 I think?) was working just fine. I noticed the fan was running for quite some time so I got up to check and just as I suspected virus scan was performing a scan of my system. After the scan was completed I exited out of virus scan and figured the fan would stop running shortly. A few hours later I notice the fan is still running, so when I go to check my pc all I see is a black screen. The button on my monitor is flashing between yellow and red, so I restart my monitor and the test page comes up. It says my monitor is working and to check pc connection. After that I manually restart and the windows logo comes up but then we're right back to that black screen. I am currently in safe mode with networking which is obviously working just fine.

Now -- about two weeks ago the monitor that came with this system died. I snatched an older monitor from a spare pc in the house and attached it to this system. I don't know if that has any bearing at all on the events that have taken place but I wanted to let you know that I had infact made a change recently.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Ren
 

A:Solved: Black Screen on startup BUT Safe Mode works

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Hello everyone,

I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 Home 64-bit. Here's the problem, that just started out of the blue: During startup, I get the Dell screen and the Windows logo. It gets to the point where I see the cursor (just before it should get to the logon screen), and the screen goes black. The laptop is still on, but nothing shows up.

Also.....if I try to enter Safe Mode, I can get to the logon screen. I can either click on one of the user icons and get into Windows, or I can leave it at the logon screen.....either way, the computer shows a BSOD death and then restarts. The BSOD shows a 0x0000001E code.

I haven't done too much troubleshooting, but here's what I have done: Ran startup repair from the Win 7 DVD. Used that DVD to get to Command Prompt and ran CHKDSK. If it's not a hardware issue, I'm hoping not to install from scratch or restore to an earlier date. There are some very recent files that would be gone that I really need! I've read some things about editing 7's equivalent of boot.ini, but have no idea if that's the fix.

Anyway.....thanks so much for taking the time read this. I look forward to hearing from you. If you need any more info, please let me know.

Thanks!!

A:Black screen during 7 startup....restart with BSOD in Safe Mode

Get into Startup Repair and run it 3 times.
If that doesn't fix it, then open up a Command Prompt from the Startup Repair disk and type (one at a time, and then press Enter):

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Press ENTER after each command and see what that does for you.

The problem here is that you can't boot to Safe Mode - so it's most likely a driver that loads early in the boot sequence.
There are ways to fix this, but you've gotta get into Windows to do most of it.
I'd suggest that you either boot to a Linux/Ultimate Boot CD and copy your data off - or that you slave the hard drive to another system and copy the data off that way.

Once that's done, you can freely experiment without the worry of losing your data.

When the system BSOD's, please get this info (the stuff in RED) from the screen:

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HI,
 
i HAVE A BLACK SCREEN ON STARTUP. F8 WON'T WORK, SO I CANNOT ACCESS SAFE MODE, LAST KNOWN CONFIGURATION... ETC.
 
IF I VERY QUICKLY PRESS ESCAPE, I CAN GET OPTIONS FOR F1, F2, F9, F10, AND F11 (THOUGH THE LATTER, SYSYEM RECOVERY, JUST PLUNGES ME INTO MORE BLACK)
 
F2 - SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS - TAKES ME TO VARIOUS OPTIONS WHERE I CAN TEST OR TUNE THE SYSTEM, HARD DISK, MEMORY, BATTERY ETC. I'VE DONE THE QUICK TESTS ON MOST OF THESE AND EVBERYTHING SEEMS TO PASS WITHOUT ERRORS.
 
THE MACHINE SEEMS TO BE WHIRRING ALONG AS IT USUALLY DOES, THE FAN IS FINE, NO BAD SOUNDS OR DEAD AREAS.
 
I'M RUNNING WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM ON A HP COMPAQ CQ58 LAPTOP.
 
PLEASE HELP, R
 
 

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HI,
 
i HAVE A BLACK SCREEN ON STARTUP. F8 WON'T WORK, SO I CANNOT ACCESS SAFE MODE, LAST KNOWN CONFIGURATION... ETC.
 
IF I VERY QUICKLY PRESS ESCAPE, I CAN GET OPTIONS FOR F1, F2, F9, F10, AND F11 (THOUGH THE LATTER, SYSTEM RECOVERY, JUST PLUNGES ME INTO MORE BLACK)
 
F2 - SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS - TAKES ME TO VARIOUS OPTIONS WHERE I CAN TEST OR TUNE THE SYSTEM, HARD DISK, MEMORY, BATTERY ETC. I'VE DONE THE QUICK TESTS ON MOST OF THESE AND EVERYTHING SEEMS TO PASS WITHOUT ERRORS.
 
THE MACHINE SEEMS TO BE WHIRRING ALONG AS IT USUALLY DOES, THE FAN IS FINE, NO BAD SOUNDS OR DEAD AREAS.
 
I'M RUNNING WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM ON A HP COMPAQ CQ58 LAPTOP.
 
PLEASE HELP, R
 

A:black screen on start up, can't access safe mode etc

Is therer a blinking cursor in the upper left corner?

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I recently came home to my computer off and when I went to turn it back on, it started up with a black screen after the windows logo with just the cursor available. Things like ctrl-alt-delete did nothing so I tried booting up in safe mode which ended up with same black screen and cursor.

I then went to search the internet for possible fixes and have done/verified the following:

Used boot CD and ran Start-up repair, told me to remove any mp3 players or USB devices and try starting again, didn't work (nothing was connected in the first place). The start-up repair log appears to identify no problems with the system.

It's not a hardware issue, the drive itself has been checked on another computer and I've already used a new drive and installed a new copy of windows using the same computer.

Not a virus issue, scanned the drive for viruses and did a chkdsk on it, neither of which turned up anything.

Unfortunately there are no restore points saved so I can't just revert to an older profile.

Since I can access the drive on another computer, is there any program I could run to try and fix the problem? This seems to be the only thing that hasn't been covered in other topics similar to this one which I've found online.

This is my last resort so any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks!

A:Black Screen on start-up in regular and safe mode

Did you take the cover off and make sure all cables are connected, make sure that your RAM is seated properly. Just anything that might be loose. From what you say, the HDD seems to be OK. It would seem that making sure everything is connected OK would be the next step. Let us know.

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I booted into safe mode to try an fix a issue I selected to boot with command prompt butb I have a all black screen an can't get out of safe mode now I restarted the laptop a few times still the same 'anyone know how to fix this?

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I received the following error message when I attempted to restart my computer:

C0000218 Unknown Hard Error

When I restarted after the blue screen it went into a check disk but would not finish the scan.

I have tried to start the computer in safe mode with internet connection and after a few minutes the screen goes black. I've tried to start it using last known configuration and the screen goes black. Everything I try ~ the screen goes black.

Help!!!!
 

A:Blue screen & now won't start in safe mode, screen goes black

I'm writing from my husband's laptop because my desktop is completely dead.

We were out of town for several days and when we returned my desktop was running very slow so I attempted to restart it. It locked up, I pressed/held the power button and when it restarted it attempted to run a disk check. The disk check locked up and I had to press/hold the power button again. When it restarted I got a blue screen ~ stop: C0000218 unknown hard error.

Sometimes when I attempt to restart it I get: checking file system on C:
file system = NTFS

When I attempt to restart it in safe mode, safe mode with networking or starting in last known good configuration I get . . .

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\appPatch\drvmain.sdb
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\ . . . (various items)

Now it won't start, not even in safe mode. Everything I try ~ I just get a black screen.

** I just tried to restart AGAIN and it ran disk scan, said it had completed disk scan and would restart, the screen went black when it attempted to restart and the screen is still black and it won't restart.

What can I do to get my computer back?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

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hp laptop when i start up my laptop it goes to a black screen an freezes and when i try safe mode it freezes at

loading: \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

I have tryed repairing and reloading microsoft still the same error. if any one knows how to correct this problem please help!
 

A:Vista start up screen black safe mode is stuck

hi you should have a recovery partition this should help
Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible
If the PC cannot launch into Windows, it may still be possible to use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the computer to its original operating condition by first pressing the Power button to start the PC, and then pressing the F11 key to start the HP Recovery Manager. NOTE: Depending on the BIOS version, your computer may display multiple prompts during startup including F11 to start System Recovery. Pressing the F11 key on a computer with an HP factory image will start System Recovery even if the prompt is not displayed
 

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PLEASE HELP

My laptop hp pavilion starts up and freezes on a black screen. it doesn't load so i tried safe mode and it gets stuck on.

Loading: \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
I tried windows reload and repair and same issue even after i reloaded and repaired it. Can some one please help me!

David
 

A:Vista start up screen black safe mode is stuck!!!!

hi try this
Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible
If the PC cannot launch into Windows, it may still be possible to use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the computer to its original operating condition by first pressing the Power button to start the PC, and then pressing the F11 key to start the HP Recovery Manager. NOTE: Depending on the BIOS version, your computer may display multiple prompts during startup including F11 to start System Recovery. Pressing the F11 key on a computer with an HP factory image will start System Recovery even if the prompt is not displayed
 

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Like the title says, my computer is stuck on a black screen. I downloaded an update and was instructed to restart the computer. After restarting the computer it went to a black screen. It won't do anything past that. I've tried starting it in safe mode but always with the same result. I have no idea what to do with this short of taking it to Best Buy to have the geek squad take a look at it and frankly I don't feel like doing that. If anyone knows how to fix this or has any suggestions, I'm open to anything. Please help.
 

A:Computer stuck on black screen - wont start in safe mode

Have you tried selecting Last Known Good Configuration from the Safe Mode menu? It sometimes works. Also, if you put in your W7 DVD and select Repair rather than Install after making the language choice, StartUp repair might help and if it does not, try System Restore.

 

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I posted this on the malware thread, too, but I'm not sure if it goes there or here:

My husband got HDD Control malware on his computer (XP SP2) this morning and has spent all day trying to get it off. He used a suggestion in the forum of trying Superantispywear and it seemed to work. However, after about 20 min of being able to use his computer again, it started to randomly play bits of audio (again), but he did have control of the computer again. That wasn't OK. He updated the SuperAntispyware and tried to scan again. He was skype chatting to friends during the scan and he decided to close some windows. The computer slowed to a crawl and he had to restart.

Well, we did various things to try and get it started (safe mode, etc), but the main problem now is that he can't get past the login screen. It's black w/ the white arrow. That's it. Nothing else.

He can get it to boot in save mode, but that's about it.

He doesn't have a Windows CD (his computer didn't come w/ it) so he can't use window's application.

any help is desperately needed!

Thanks,

Kara
 

A:Help! Login screen is Black w/ white arrow and can't start except safe mode

Hi Kara,

I got this trojan today too, and it took me all evening to fix.

First I tried Avast but I got part way into its scan twice and my computer shut down. For a while it wouldn't let me do anything, not even open Chrome to go online, but after another shut down and restart, it allowed me to open Chrome. This time I did not touch or try to shut the fake warning pop up.

I went to Microsoft.com and downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials (free) and scanned my computer. It took a long time but it found the trojan and then deleted it. After restarting, everything seems back to normal, I just had to delete the HDD Control desktop icon.

Maybe if you keep rebooting it will eventually restart so that you can do something. Otherwise, I'd take it to a repair place and see if they can get it to restart for you and then use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good luck
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

Turn computer on, it only gets to the black screen w dell on it and lower right corner shows f2 set up and f12 boot options but those don't work,will not start up n safe mode
 

A:Vista Dell Studio black screen froze can't start in safe mode

Were there any symptoms/problems prior to this?
Remove the battery. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Try to boot with and without the battery.
If F2 and F12 don't work you have a serious problem,
Have you tried booting from a CD/DVD?
 

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Hello!


I week or two back i've been getting a black screen after login screen (black background, i could see the mouse and move it, i could not ctrl+alt+del or anything, and nothing else worked). Today, i finally had the time to clean my computer. Now, when i start up the computer, i get a BSOD while(!) the startup process is working. I can only launch my windows in safe mode.


Thanks in advance for all the info you can give me!
Gabor

A:BSOD at startup now can't even start my windows in safe mode

An update,
in the meantime i tried doing a chkdsk /r (from windows CD, shift + f10), and it says:
"the type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run checking on this volume because it is write protected"
also sfc /scannow doesn't work because there is a windows repair pending.

The safe mode doesn't seem to be starting either. It just stops (my hard disk light is working btw).
So i'm guessing it's a HDD problem.
Is there something i can do at this point?

Thanks.

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Greetings,
 
I have a Dell Latitude running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise that is suffering from the Black Screen of Death.  I cannot boot into SAFE MODE (or any other mode) whatsoever.  I have the drive hooked up via a SATA to USB converter and have noticed the following 3 files at the root of the C: drive:
 
bootsqm.dat
KBSERVICE.SHUTDOWN
ntuser.dat
 
I have run Combofix and Malwarebytes on the machine that the bad drive is attached to, but neither program found anything.  The KBSERVICE.SHUTDOWN file has a modified date very similar to the time that the computer first had the problem.
 
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thanks,
Andrew

A:Windows 7 Black Screen - no safe mode available

DISREGARD.  User has opted to salvage data and reload Windows.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Basically im in need of help, updated to windows 8 and all was well with it and then tried to load it up and it just loaded up black, now it seems to be the graphics card drivers that are doing it and the solution would appear to un-installing however i cant uninstall and cant boot up safe mode. please can someone help me.
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz
8GB
Nvidia GTX 560
anyone?

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hello, I started msconfig.exe (system configuration) the boot tab
Check "safe boot" with minimal option
reboot the computer, I see the miscrosoft logo with spinning dot for few seconds and then a black screen (no mouse, nothing)
The PC (dell M6700) was working fine up to now , I just wanted to start a sfc /scan from safe mode but now I'm stuck in safe mode with a black screen
thanks for your help



w.

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Hello,

Recently my dad's computer had a corrupted hive and boot.ini. Via this website, I was instructed to run a chkdsk /r while in the recovery console. Everytime I used his OS disk to get into the recovery console, it prompted me for a password and I didn't know it (nor could I leave it blank). I decided to use my OS disk from my computer and I could fix the problem. Now, though, everytime I startup the computer, it prompts me to start windows normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with networking... To give further information...on that same screen there is an option for Windows XP and Windows XP Home Edition. Don't know if that has something to do with it. They both work though when I press enter on either one. Could anyone help me stop the computer from prompting me??? Thank you for any help.

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Okay, here's a little background information.

Bought my PC in 2006. Have had to replace 3 video cards since i've bought it. (One was replaced under warranty, the other I bought).

Since I purchased my PC the only parts I have replaced are: My video card, 3 cards later i'm on my most recent one, EVGA Nvidia 8800 GT http://www.evga.com/articles/378.asp

I also upgraded my PSU to an Enermax Pro 82+ 525w. http://www.directron.com/epr525awt.html

OS: Windows XP SP3

Motherboard : ASUS P5BW-LA http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00748726

I mainly use my computer for gaming, after my first video card died i was sent a beefier card http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...?tag=mncol;lst after that my PC was no longer under warranty so I had to buy my next cards my self.


My problem:

I left my computer on while making some food, I had world of warcraft opened. When I finished making food I got back to my computer and moved my mouse to get it out of sleep mode. I run a dual display set up, once my monitors loaded up one of the screens was pure white and the other screen was black. I was forced to hold the power button down to turn off my PC. From there on out everytime I boot my computer up I get my PC's loading screen (which i'm able to acces BIOS or system restore) after my PC's loading screen I get the windows splash screen, after that my monitor is pure black. The PC is still on and running but there's no display. I plugged my monitor into my onboard an... Read more

A:Black screen after Windows splash screen. Unable to acces safe mode.

bump, please help :(

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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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Hello,
After doing a Windows update, my computer gave a Windows looking message that my hard drive was going bad and to back up my data. I was able to save my user files. Then the pc crashed with a BSOD. I disabled restart after crash. Found the error was 0x0000006B (having to do with a corrupt bootcat.cache file.) Could not boot up windows except for semi windows with my windows 7 disk and Chose Repair, in Recovery console, however it told me nothing could be repaired. Through an option to "find a file" under the Recovery option. I managed to copy a GOOD copy of the bootcat.cache file and I appropriately placed it in E:\Windows\system32\codeintegrity (it was ONLY seeing C: as a system partition) my drive letters were all reassigned.

Sorry this is confusing and a lot of info. Bottom line is, my hard drive is not bad, I see windows on it and all my files and the BIOS recognizes the drive. It is firmly connected and NOT hot to the touch.

From a command prompt I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and also /fixboot as the pc was not properly booting up. it still would not boot properly

I am totally unable to go to safe mode (hitting F8) No matter what I do, I get a Windows Splash screen and then my screen goes to a Black Screen with a White arrow cursor, the hard drive appears to be trying to work the light flickers) but it just hangs at the black screen

Again, it refuses to allow me to boot to safe mode. It tries to load the Windows S... Read more

A:Windows 7 splash screen, then black screen NO Safe Mode

sorry for bumping. it seems people get a lot of responses to their questions and i was hoping to get the same kind of response.

Bottom line is, my computer tries to load Windows (7) with the splash screen, then goes to a black screen with an arrow and stays there.

I am unable to boot to safe mode.

I am unable to do a recovery from booting from the Windows 7 Install CD

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Hi everyone,As the title suggests, I'm getting a black screen after the windows logo appears. At first, there's no cursor, but if I put the computer to sleep and turn it back on, I get a cursor when it wakes up--still a black screen though.Here are my specs:CPU: AMD Hexacore 1090TRAM: 8GB GSkills RipjawsMB: Gigabyte GA-78LMT USB3GPU: MB Integrated Radeon 3000 SeriesUnbootable HD: Seagate 2 TB Barracuda Windows 8.1Bootable HD: 7 year-old 500GB Hitachi Windows 8.1Here's how it went down: I was watching HBOGo on Chrome, then went to the Netflix Windows 8 app (don't judge my lethargic chain of events). However, Netflix immediately closed and wouldn't start. I figured it was something with the graphics, so I restarted my computer. After the restart, for some reason, it ran Chkdsk on my other HD. After running that, it went through my normal startup and blacked out after the logo. I ran a bootlog and found that dxgkrnl.sys loads once, then attempts to load another 4 times and fails each time. Other than that, everything loads correctly. Then I deleted some AMD stuff (perhaps stupidly) and I get more errors in the bootlog, from AMD stuff. I'd like to just clear all the AMD stuff and just have the bare Windows drivers load.Here's what I've tried:1) I've tried startup repair, which attempts some fixes, but fails.2) I tried to enter Safe-mode and low graphics mode, the computer simply launches into "Automatic Startup Repair" and fails after the "Diagnosing PC" dialogue.3) Reset my BIOS... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 81.6

My windows xp screen would turn black when i boot. It happens right before the blue welcome screen.
safe mode and safe mode with command prompt works. when i try safe mode with networking, it loads the system files but after that, there would be weird symbols and colors blinking.
i also replaced the hal.dll with the one on the windows xp cd when i got hal.dll is missing/corrupt message before. Maybe that could be the problem?
 

A:Windows XP black screen and safe mode error

Mine did this when the desktop resolution was higher than what my monitor would support. My LCD would go blank (black) and I would see nothing. The computer seemed to be running in the background however. Have you tried adjusting your video settings via Safe Mode and starting with something like 1024x768?

It may help if you let us know what type of Video Card you have, what type of monitor etc.. I notice you haven't filled out your system information in your profile.. this may be a good opportunity, as it would give a bit more information to use while we try to think of things to try.

Thanks,
Jay
 

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Webroot found 2 trojan horse virus and remove them. Rebooted found more and removed them, then rebooted, to a black screen. 500 Gbyte SSD Scandisk extreme pro.

I can boot into advanced options, but startup options is not available (no safe mode).

Used my rescue disk to enter cmd line and used things like scannow, chkdsk and diskprt to test the disk. Not errors listed.

Used rescue disk to try to reset windows while saving my data... Get an error about a missing partition, but diskprt shows an 8 Gbyte partition and an approximately 480 Gbyte partition, which contains my installation and data.

Used windows 10 install disk to reset the os, got a missing partition error.

I used a similar SSD and did a clean install of Windows, to verify that the bios and hardware are ok. Having trouble getting the ASUS Sabertooth x79 audio working. Driver issues.

I ran Anvi Rescue Disk "Scan", it did not find any Threats on the windows 10 disk.
I then ran "Repair" and it found problems, with everything except Windows Firewall.
 

A:Windows 10 No Safe Mode, Login to black screen

bradcarvey said:


Webroot found 2 trojan horse virus and remove them. Rebooted found more and removed them, then rebooted, to a black screen. 500 Gbyte SSD Scandisk extreme pro.

I can boot into advanced options, but startup options is not available (no safe mode).

Used my rescue disk to enter cmd line and used things like scannow, chkdsk and diskprt to test the disk. Not errors listed.

Used rescue disk to try to reset windows while saving my data... Get an error about a missing partition, but diskprt shows an 8 Gbyte partition and an approximately 480 Gbyte partition, which contains my installation and data.

Used windows 10 install disk to reset the os, got a missing partition error.

I used a similar SSD and did a clean install of Windows, to verify that the bios and hardware are ok. Having trouble getting the ASUS Sabertooth x79 audio working. Driver issues.

I ran Anvi Rescue Disk "Scan", it did not find any Threats on the windows 10 disk.
I then ran "Repair" and it found problems, with everything except Windows Firewall.Click to expand...

There are/were issues recently with Webroot...not saying that is the cause but I believe the simplest way to get up and going is to do an emergency boot with your backup software...(hopefully you have)
 

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Hi,
 
I have an HP G72 laptop that has Windows 7 Home Premium OA. Since March 14, 2013 it's showing me the black screen right after I login. Only the cursor is there and it's movable. It all started when I installed the Win7 Service Pack 1 on March 13. Before that, I would get a message that Scan/Check Disc couldn't be opened because of some recent update but it would go on without any issues. I thought that updating it again would fix that problem. It just game me more. It was also black in Safe Mode. 
 
I tried the System restore via the command line but failed. It said that my Anti Virus (Avast! Free) was running. The oldest restore point was March 3. It said that it failed to extract a file related to Avast!. 
 
I tried pulling out the Task manager be it wont open. it's giving me this message:
 

 
 
I tried sfc /scannow and it found/did nothing.
 
I did Startup Repair, Last Good known config and got the same result. 
 
Help?
 
 

A:Windows Seven Black screen after login even in safe mode.

UPDATE:
 
Safe Mode is showing/working now. I can see my destop back the background is in black.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

Hi!

A few days ago, when I turned on my laptop, it said "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." I tried solving the problem via installation disc and Repair your computer, but Startup repair doesn't seem to do anything (ran it twice), System restore can't find a point from which to restore and Refresh your PC also doesn't do anything. By the way, every operation in Repair your computer takes really long, about one or two hours.

Also, I can't get into safe mode as pressing the f8 (or f5) button ends in beeping and command prompt starts with x:\sources instead of c:\windows so safeboot minimal/network doesn't work.

I've also tried using explorer.exe to copy the most urgent files to usb flash drive but it doesn't show the files from c:.

Any ideas?

Thanks and best regards.

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Hopefully I am in the right place and apologies if not as I am a newbie to any kind of forum posting.  I have researched my problem here and found similar situations but nothing that quite fits or has helped.  Here is all the information that I have and the events that have led up to the black screen problem.
 
Lenovo S510p Touch Laptop running Windows 8.1 which was installed already on computer.
 
A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 however it caused some issues with emails, power options, etc. that I didn't have time to figure out so after about 1 week I decided to go back to Windows 8.1 thinking I would wait a few months and try again.
 
Everything seemed to be running fine at that point except that my laptop would still not "wake up" when opening top.  I did install updates to drivers and Windows critical updates after moving back to 8.1 with no obvious issues.  Until...I received an email that my Outlook emails would not work properly in Windows Live in a couple weeks unless I installed a certain update, so of course I installed the update.  After that every email I received was from an "Unknown Sender" even after I allowed them.  Because I couldn't find an easy fix for this I decided to restore my computer back to before this update was installed and that's where everything went wonky.
 
After initializing the system restore, the computer said it was working and it may take awhile.  I got busy and after a coupl... Read more

A:Black Screen after System Restore No Safe Mode Windows 8.1

In Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you have to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart to get to the Troubleshooting and then Advanced Startup options which includes System Restore.
If you are lucky enough to have the power icon on the Welcome screen its not too hard.  If it isn't there, its no fun at all.....
Running a normal system restore (not from the Advanced startup) gives malware the ability to reinfect you during the reboot process.  In the advanced startup, you are running a mini-Windows with none of the usual junk loaded.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

Hi,

My when i start my computer its a black screen and says

Checking file system on c:
file type system is ntfs

I have pressed f8 and tried to load safe mode but its says its loading with loads of writing on the screen but just stays on that and doesnt load.

I have also tried all the other options when u press f8, boot from hard drive etc etc and all leads me back to thr black screen with the checking file system c.

I have a windows boot cd which enable me to boot in to something called mini windows xp but this is very basic and only enables me to access the internet.

Please help its driving me up the wall

A:black screen and windows wont boot safe mode. please help

Mini Xp might be Hirens boot cd do not use it. We do not recommend it here, and we do not give out advice about hirens boot cd.

Try going back to the Safe Mode boot option screen select Advanced then select your lanuage then select "Repair your Computer" then select more options then select Command Prompt .

Type in then hit enter.

CHKDSK C: /R

this will attempt to repair any errors let the process finish.

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This is my wife's laptop. The problem started recently, about a week ago When she starts the laptop, often (but not always) there is the hp logo, and then the screen goes black. It does not always happen, and sometimes it happens when the laptop has not been used for a few hours.

The screen seems to wrok okay in safe mode, bit has problems in regular mode. The laptop is about 4 years old, came with Vista, but now has Windows 7 premium home edition. I reinstalled windows 7, but the problem has not been resolved.

Grateful for your advice. Should this laptop be discarded? Repairs are quite expensive in Switzerland, and rather than spend good money on an old laptop, I would prefer getting a new one, if an easy solution can not be found. HP G60-235DX Windows 7 (32 bit), 3GB RAM, plenty of free HD space.

Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Screen is black in Windows, works ok in safe mode

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Hey everyone!
Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place - not sure what exactly is wrong!
So my computer was working - I was playing a game when the system just froze up. I manually restarted and once I got to the Windows XP logo screen (where the blue dots go running across in that little bar underneath), the computer just stayed on that screen no matter how long I waited. I've restarted several times and still keep getting stuck on that screen.
I tried going into safe mode to see if I could maybe do a system restore or just look to see if I could figure out what's wrong, but all I get is a black screen with "safe mode" in all four corners of the screen and my mouse cursor. Same thing when I try to go into VGA mode.
I'm wondering if my video card died? The computer runs fine if I'm just doing normal things like watching a movie or just surfing the Internet. However, I'll play a game and often times it'll do the freeze-up thing and I'll have to restart. But every time that has happened, the computer started back up normally - until now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

A:Hanging at Windows XP Logo Screen - Black Safe Mode

Do a WinXP Repair install. It repairs critical files and does not erase personal data. Go here ... http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm .

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Hello everyone.

I've had great success with computer problems here in the past and am hoping someone can help me out again. I've read through some of the 'booting to black screen' posts on here, and it seems like I need a Windows XP recovery disk, which I do not have.

A little bit of info on my problem:

I was given a Gateway desktop by a friend when it stopped working for her and she bought a new one rather than dealing with it. She is not a computer person at all, and could only tell me that it stopped working, no other specifics. When I try to boot the computer, the Gateway screen comes on for a second or two, then it goes straight to black screen. I've tried hitting F2 or F8 or F10, but nothing happens. My friend says that she doesn't think that the computer came with a recovery disk, or if it did, she doesn't have it any longer.

Is there anything else I can try, or do I have to get my hands on a Windows XP disk? I don't think I know anyone who has one, so is there anywhere that I could get one online?

Thanks in advance,
~MR

A:Windows XP booting to black screen, won't enter safe mode

Black screen...black screen with cursor in upper left corner?Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 The XP Recovery Console can be downloaded as an .iso file and then burned to CD...which, in turn, allows it to be used to access the Recovery Console commands. What's the model number of this desktop? Should be on the case.Louis

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Hi All,
 
I've been having some problems with computer recently.  First, while gaming, my computer crashed.  I'll save you the details, but eventually it got to the point where when I would try to boot, I wouldn't even get a signal to my monitor.  I eventually guessed that the processor had failed.  I purchased a new one and installed it (along with a cooler master fan and heat sink) last night. 
 
But now when I try to boot up, I get the error message that windows was unable to boot.  I then have the option of either running the repair tool or starting windows normally. I've used the repair tool twice, and it hasn't worked either time.  I get the message that "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically."  The problem event name in the log is "StartupRepairOffline."  I've also tried restoring to a point where my computer worked correctly, and that didn't work either.
 
When I try to start Windows normally, I get the "Starting Windows" screen, then the screen goes black.  The monitor is illuminated, but the screen remains black.  I can tell at that point also that the keyboard is unresponsive (i.e. num lock and caps lock don't work).
 
When I boot up, I am able to boot into BIOS, but I can't boot in safe mode.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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Hello,
 
The problem: when i power up my computer it goes thorugh its full boot mode.  I get my login screen for password, enter password and then the computer finish it's boot with a black screen and the mouse cursor active.  I can't do anything except move the cursor around.
 
What i can do: I can boot the computer in Safe Mode and have full functionality in that mode (for which i was able to backup personal files).  I tried one function where you can roll the computer back and that didn't work.  I am currently trying 'Startup repair" and waiting for that to finish. It finished and failed: "BadDriver"
 
How it started: It started when a system update popped up on my screen (faded out the main screen ann a dialog box popped up in the center of the screen asking if i authorized this update.  I cannot remember the specifics, but it was for updating some flash drive or something. Like an idiot i absentmindley clicked ok and it ran the update then rebooted my computer and that's when the problem started....
 
Help please!

A:Windows 7 - Black screen w/active cursor but can boot in safe mode

Hello, and Welcome
Can you do a system restore to a date before the system update?

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Howdy.

A couple days ago I got the ultradefraggerfraud (as Symantec calls it) on my old old Dell Inspiron Latitude D620 running XP Professional. I successfully got rid of it (as far as I can tell all was working properly) by using AntiMalwareBytes in safe mode followed by Ccleaner. Everything was running normally afterward.

When I went to bed and shut down the computer, it automatically installed updates from Microsoft. The next morning, when I turned on the computer which had been working fine before, I got the black screen and blinking cursor. I cannot get into safe mode at all. Nothing happens when I hit f8 or f1 after turning on. All I get is the black screen and a loud beep whenever I hit any keys.

I can get into Setup, but I don't know what to do there (if anything).

Rather than just give up and reinstall Windows XP, I thought I'd try to see if anyone here can help. Since the laptop was working fine before Windows Updates, it makes me think that perhaps there's a simple way (or at least some way) to fix this. I really don't want to have to reinstall from scratch if I can help it. I'm convinced the Windows updates had something to do with this.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks.

A:Black Screen & no safe mode...after cleaning a virus & getting Windows updates

I can get into Setup, but I don't know what to do there (if anything).Do you mean the recovery console?Did you try running chkdsk /r ?

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