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Double windows 7 in startup black screen

Q: Double windows 7 in startup black screen

I installed W7 Ult 32 bit some weeks ago on Drive C: and since then I got upon starting a clack screen with :

Windows 7
Windows 7

after xx seconds it goes on with the, I presume, the first one.
i think it might come from a previous trial,not
activiated W7 version, or some unfinished W7 installation.
I do not see any windows.old somewhere..

How to get rid of this,it delays my startup.???

I made a W7 backup just for security on Drive D:
Thanks for help,
William R.

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A: Double windows 7 in startup black screen

have you tried here?

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I am so frustrated.  How do I fix the constant going to black of my monitor (using Windows 10)???  I also can't double click on anything without the screen going black too.  I am so irritated and frustrated.  HOW can
I get Windows 10 to STOP constantly making my monitor go to black?????

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I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.

A:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?

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Hello everybody, today my laptop has become blind. Let me explain:

My laptop was purchased in 2007
Alienware m9750
Dual nvidia 7950 go
Dual core 2.0
2 gigs of ram
80 gb harddrive

So here's what happened, today I was watch s movie on netflix when suddenly my screen goes black. Though I had crashed but my laptop was still on and the sound was still going. restarted, and the initial screen was slightly pixellated and garbled. Which has now made my laptop permanent garbled and pixely. After the windows logo. My screen goes black, but I am still hear the windows start up sound. I found that I am able to click on some music files on my desktop that are able to play, so this is a video issue. I reboot in safe mode which works this time figure to disable and uninstall the videocard drivers. I restart and I'm able to use my pc somewhat normally( still garbled). Reinstalled the nvidia drivers then halfway through says: error install failed or something, it happen really fast then crashed, tried restarting atleast 20 times in safe mode but it freezes up after it tries to load partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

All of the other options for start up(even last settings to work) the screen goes black after the windows logo. I have tried tinkering with the bios but it doesn't help. Its basically being blind using a computer. So I'm wondering if there is anyway to possibly blindly open up command prompt and possibly disable or uninstall the drivers from there, I'm ab... Read more

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Hi all !
i have a problem with my pc , it randomly freeze at startup getting me black, white or distorted screens . after 1 min the pc reboot and all go normal.
this problem can come 2 or 3 times at the same time.
after the pc finish his reboot it get me an error
like this : Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: BlueScreen
Versione SO: 6.1.7601.
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800B26C010
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
and if i go on operative center it get me this :
Firma del problema
Nome evento problema: LiveKernelEvent
Versione SO: 6.1.7601.
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema
BCCode: 117
BCP2: FFFFF8800F6579C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
ID bucket: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Informazioni sul server: 9e4f5a19-5833-40b9-9f92-05c83b20360d

here are the information that i see in the bsod post introduction

.OS -windows 7
.its an assembled pc by me and i ve installed original win 7
.Full reatil version
.the system have ~ 1 week .. i have upgrade it from an old one created by me 1 year ago
.the OS has ~ 1 week ( i have re intsalled it after the upgrade)

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A:BSOD (black screen and windows startup screen freeze

Ok 116 error is caused by your Graphics card.
First thing to do is update your drivers from the NVIDIA website.

If BSODs continue Try HDD tests,
download gpu-z to check if your card is getting too hot, also is there lots of dust in the card?

Do you overclock your video card?

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I Minimized My Windows XP VM While It was installing, and now every time i start the Virtual PC, it stays at a black screen...
Does Anyone Know How to fix this? Without reinstalling.....

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Hello! I hope I can get some help with this issue! Yesterday my PC couldn't load Windows 10 startup it seems, it's just a black screen, I tried restarting but it's the same, although sometimes it appears the Windows logo and a message "Preparing automatic repair" but then it's a black screen next. The only thing I can enter is the Bios, mine is Asus UEFI Bios Utility. PC is self-made, if thebcomponents are necessary tell me. Hope anyone can help!

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Windows 7 desktop can not load after welcome screen appears just a black screen come and stuck a white mouse pointer works but nothing else.

safe mode works and last known good configuration works

whenever i start in above mentioned mode it works and then i had repaired win. 7 startup and chkdsk perform on c drive. then restart the system and it start properly as it worked. But after a day i start same problem came again.

pls. suggest any permanent solution.

A:Black Screen on Windows 7 startup

Hello SKumar.
Have you changed/ added any hardware/software lately just before the problem started?

Do a System Restore to an earlier point.

Does it work?
If not, we are to some other things.

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Hello Guys, Yesterday I had A problem with my PC
I started it and pressed the Power Button. After the ASUS splash screen my PC went to A black screen.....

There is no Startup Logo No Blue windows logo (blue rhombus) And no spinning chain.

And after 30 mins my PC rebooted and when I pressed F8 to go to safe mode nothing happens but the black screen comes again......
So I booted to my Windows 8 64-bit DVD and launched startup repair but it showed "error startup repair cannot fix your computer" then I came back and started Refresh my PC but now it showed another error message that "there is a problem refreshing your computer" and now when I came back and started "Reset" it again showed up the message "there is a problem refreshing your computer".

I can't fix the problem......
I have also tried "Advanced Option > Command Prompt > sfc \scannow" but it didn't help...

So please help me, I had many personal files on this OS so I can't Format it.

Thank For Any help.....

A:Windows 8 Black Screen At Startup

First of all unplug any USB devices you don't need especially hard drives. In bios turn off S.M.A.R.T HDD check at startup.

See what happens when you do that.

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Windows 7 desktop can not load after welcome screen appears just a black screen come and stuck a white mouse pointer works but nothing else.

safe mode works and last known good configuration works

whenever i start in above mentioned mode it works and then i had repaired win. 7 startup and chkdsk perform on c drive. then restart the system and it start properly as it worked. But after a day i start same problem came again.

pls. suggest any permanent solution.

A:Black Screen on Windows 7 startup

Test your hard drive and ram use seatools for dos for the hdd and memtest 86+ for the ram

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Following an unsuccessful attempt to install Adobe flash player (I'm not saying that caused the problem, it might be completely unrelated, but anyhow ...) when I start up I get the 'welcome' screen and then a permanent black screen with a cursor. I can get round this with the task manager but I'd rather it started up correctly in the first place. Any ideas, please?

A:Black screen on startup Windows 7

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When I start my windows 7 laptop, I get a black screen. It doesn't bring up the windows logo, errors, or options such as the boot menu. My Computer was working perfectly fine a few hours ago, but then my computer updated windows 7. After the update, my computer was still working. I noticed some lag, so i opened task manager and killed a few processes that i felt were unneeded.. (Maybe they were essential?) Then when i restarted my computer, this problem occured.

Please Help!

A:Black Screen Upon Startup (Windows 7)

Can you access the diagnostic screen (F8 key) to try and start in safe mode or using the last known good configuration? Can you boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD and choose to "Repair my computer?"
The Cleaver

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System Details -
Lenovo Y500 Laptop
120GB SSD as windows drive
1TB Drive as storage drive
Problem Details - 
My laptop has been running with no problems at all. This morning I switched it on and after the welcome screen I just get a black screen and it stays there. There is no cursor and no ability to enter task manager
Attempted Repairs -
I've tried booting into all 3 safe modes, low res mode and last good config, which just give me the same blank screen. I've tried startup repair which finds no problems. I've tried running sfc /scannow but it gives me a message saying that "there is a system repair pending" and that the laptop need to restart. I have also run chkdsk (chkdsk C:) on both drives which finds no bad sectors and gives no warnings. I have also tried clearing cmos by removing the battery and power and pressing the power button for 2 minutes. I would use system restore but I stupidly have no restore points.
My only guesses now are that the user profile is corrupt (but this usually gives a message rather than a black screen), the windows installation is corrupt or I have some virus/malware. I'm not sure how to proceed.

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Good morning,
always it happens that on the startup of windows 8.1 (and also when it was installed windows 8 before the windows 8.1 upgrade) after the republic of gamers logo and before the appearance of the lock screen, the monitor remains completely black for 5 minutes about (after that appears the lock screen and windows works again well). Usually Windows starts itself in 10 seconds about. During the black screen commands don't works. Can be the use of cc cleaner, that cleaning temporary files, creates this problem? I tried to reinstall the last version of the Nvidia display drivers but nothing changed. I took away all those unuseful programs from the windows startup. What can I do? Thanks and I'm sorry for my bad English.

I have a Asus ROG G750JX-CV200H Notebook bought 2/3 weeks ago:
Windows 8.1 home
Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M
HDD 750GB 7200rpm

A:Black screen on windows 8.1 startup

Hi, Welcome to Eight forums.

Issue could be mixed set of graphic card drivers. Your PC might be downloading the vendor's drivers and hardware drivers together. Also, windows makes a backup copy of the drivers and puts them into its driver store for you and keeps putting it back on your system if the driver is deleted. You need to go into control panel, disable the autoinstall of device drivers, uninstall the video driver, reboot, and install with the vendors setup program and reboot. Then enter control panel and re-enable the autoinstall of the drivers again.

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Yesterday, I updated my windows 8.1, the process went well until the computer restarted but just after the windows logo disappeared from the screen, nothing happened and just the mouse pointer is visible on the screen. I tried startup repair from windows DVD, and other recovering options, but no result. I don't want to loose my installed apps and other files. is there any safe solution to this problem. thanks in advance
Laptop: LENOVO G500
Systeme: windows 8.1 (64)

A:windows 8.1 black screen on startup

One other thing
I've just tried "startup repair" using windows installation DVD, but it seems that the startup process goes well, because in the log file (srtTrail.txt) it is mentionned that the startup process is ok.
I tried to "refresh my computer" but it asks me to agree with deleting all apps installed from disks, thing that i don't want for now.
I hope thess informations can help 
Waiting for your advices.

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Check out attached any one ever have this happen the all all black not white as in the snip and the blink of and on and i can mouse a square around then and make then go away but they come back.

A:Black double curser lines on screen

Try another monitor...then try turning off every thing on the same electrical circuit....

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I'm running windows xp professional. I boot up my computer and it shows the windows loading page and then when the desktop should appear, instead the screen goes black and my monitor reads "no PC signal", as if the PC is not connected to the monitor. But that cannot be the case because it showed the windows loading screen on the monitor.
This problem keeps occuring now. It was working perfectly fine up to today. I booted the computer up in safe mode which worked fine, and re-installed the latest nvidia geforce 7300 se graphics card driver. I then rebooted in normal mode and the problem still occured where the screen is black and says "no PC signal." I don't know what to do now, i tried a new vga cable already, but that didn't fix it.
anybody else run into this problem and solve it?

A:screen turns black after windows startup

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800A114010
BCP2: FFFFF88004A10EA4
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:bsod after black screen after windows startup

Hello shockandawe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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Hi all,

I have recently (since today) had an issue with my PC.

I came home after uni today, pressed the power button on my PC, it started up normal, showed the mobo splash screen etc... yet when it got to the stage of loading Windows (Vista) it just got stuck on the black screen that normally appears about 1 second before the "loading windows" status bar comes up. It just got stuck there on that black screen for over 10 minutes until I hard reset the PC. Then it gave me an error screen saying Windows hadn't been shut-down correctly and if I wanted to load it into safe mode etc. I just chose the normal mode and then it loaded Windows fine.

I then shut down the PC.

Later that day around 7pm I powered on the system again, and the same thing happened again. The only way I could get it working was to hard reset it and then it would boot after selecting "start normally".

So I have tried:

-Performing a Windows repair from the O/S disk, the repair program couldn't find any problems though, and consequently didn't repair anything.

-Restoring to yesterday before I have had issues.

What I need to know is if anyone else has had this problem before, or has heard of it, and possibly if there is a solution? I have tried searches, but I don't have a keyword/error code specific enough to find any real answers.

Could it be hardware or software related? Or both?

The last thing I have installed was an Epson printer on the 4th, but I haven't ... Read more

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I was running FSX on my other desktop when the power cord got pulled out, I tried starting the computer again then found myself with the dreaded black screen and I don't know what to do.
When I press the power button on the desktop, everything seems to sound normal, fan going etc but no beeps.
Monitor light stays on amber however. I've tried another monitor and still the same thing. Tried the ol' take all plugs out, re-plug, then restart but still the same thing. I've tried letting it get cold and still the same thing.
I also took the RAM out, gave it alittle clean and still no change. I've also popped in the Windows XP disk to see if that would do anything but nothing as nothing shows up on screen. Keep in mind that the black screen is constantly there, i.e no Windows start up screen or anything.
I don't know what to do!!. Can someone please help??

Windows XP
Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
1GB DDR ram,(4x 256mbs)
80GB sata hard drive - secondary 40gb harddrive (120gb total)
1GB AGP ATI Radeon HD3650
Olympic ATX 400W Power Supply
onboard sound
dvd rom
parellel port
3x pci slots

A:Dreaded black screen pre-Windows startup

Pull out the memory and try booting. If you don't hear a series of long beeps the power supply or motherboard has been damaged

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Hi, 1st post.

Sorry if this has been posted before, but it seems to be a big problem with many, and an answer that works is hard to find.

Since the last Windows 10 (unasked for) update, my Asus laptop had been acting strange. I could live with that, but last week, whenever I do a restart or startup, my computer goes to a Black screen with a cursor. After about an hour of hanging there, it goes to the sign on screen and the computer works perfectly (so far). Right now, I leave the computer on 24/7 to avoid this and use sleep mode when I'm not using it.

I've been Googling this for a fix for the past 3 days, and none of them work (you should see the comments on youtube about Windows 10 and how none of these "fixes" work. They're X rated and....not happy).

This is what hasn't worked for me and most--hitting cntrl-alt-delete, System Restore (doesn't seem to work with Windows 10 for me and many), booting into Safe Mode. I've also seen posts by some that doing a Reset or a Windows 10 reinstall doesn't work and makes the problem worse or I would have done it.

Sorry for the long post. I just don't want to trash a perfectly good, 2 year old computer because of a Windows 10 glitch. This was a free install btw. Microsoft seemed frantic for people to upgrade to 10. Now this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Black Screen with cursor at Startup-Windows 10

Sounds like a buggy patch. Uninstall any patches that were done after you noticed the "glitches."

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hi...i really need help..

my computer was working fine today up until i went to "start", "run", typed in "msconfig", clicked on the "boot.ini" tab, checked "safeboot" and clicked ok...i restarted my computer...

when my computer restarted, it went through things like memory testing...memory frequency...and then it went black...

i tried to restart the computer and pressed F8...i tried all the options (e.g. safe mode...last good config...normal...bootlog...etc) but still does nothing...it just gets black...
what do i need to do? please help...thanx

A:windows xp pro startup issue (black screen)

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i am was installing drivers on my laptop(sony vaio windows7 ulitmate 32 bit) and in between the installation,the system display a message to restart the computer to complete the installation.i clicked the restart button and after it displays a message windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be caused.i tried to repair it by launch startup repair but i see black screen with cursor.i also clicked on starts windows normally,but after windows 7 logo the computer restarts again with some kind of error.i tried to start my computer with safe mode but it loads some deivers and after sometime it stops and show some kind of error and my computer restarts again.i tried to boot my computer but when i tried to boot my computer,the windows logo shows and after that windows loading files and after that i saw again black screen with cursor.i don't know how to start my computer.i have no external device attached.i also clicked on windows memory diagnostic tool but still couldn't find the problem.plz help.........

A:windows 7 startup issue with black screen

Hello hadi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd try running Startup Repair using this tutorial. Run it 3 times rebooting after each scan.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix things I'd try the other suggestions in the troubleshooting guide prepared by one of our Forum experts.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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For several months my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6) has been going black about 20% of the time that I start it up. It is more likely to occur when my laptop has only been turned off for a couple hours or less.

The startup process starts as normal, but then goes to black, with the exception of a strip of color that appears in the upper left part of the screen. I can't say for sure, but it might be a miniaturized (1/16th inch by 3 inch) version of my task bar.

The screen stays stuck and the only way out of it is to hold my power button till it goes off. When I restart it asks if I want to "start normally" etc., and it then often asks to do a checkdisk (which I've done to no avail).

I'm curious if anyone is familiar with this type of problem and has any suggestions on how to fix it.

A:Windows 7 Startup issue - Screen going black

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.

More detail: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I had recently formatted and reinstalled windows xp home edition. Everytime I restart my computer this comes up after the Dell logo displays. It lasts for approximately 5 minutes and then the Windows XP loading screen comes up and boots to the desktop. This load is really annoying and has never happended to me on previous installs of Windows XP. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

System Specs.
Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP home edition SP2(This issue also came up on the original install)
Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor
1 gb ram
128mb ATI Radeon Pro graphics card

A:Black NT load screen on Windows XP startup

That screen is actually a byproduct of SP2, as long as you run SP2 your stuck with it.

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Hello there everyone. This is my first post on this forum and I am quite embarassed that it should be one where I ask for help.
Well, pride aside, I really have no idea what to do. I used my PC as sually this morning when suddenly it just froze. Very well then, it's Windows after all - not overly alarmed, I restarted. Now it takes full 10 or 15 minut to boot. First, I see the 'Welcome' message, which persists for a minute or two. Then, I see a balack screen and if I am patient enough after several minutes the startup is finally complete. If that wasn't bad enough, afterwards the PC is running very... Well, it's choppy. It often freezes for several seconds, which is no fun at all.
Just to be clear, I didn't change or modify anything lately, apart from installing Shockwave player yesterday. Also, I tried going into safe mode and deleting graphics card drivers, with no effect.
I would be very thankfull for any help or advice.

A:Windows XP startup problem, black screen

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I had the little icon on the bottom right of the screen (like where the clock is) that kept telling me install updates or they needed to be installed or something, so I finally went and installed them. When it finished it said Windows needs to be restarted.

When it started up again it shows the hard drive, processor, memory info, etc. and then says "Windows XP", after that the screen turns completely black, except for small "Logging in" windows that appears for one second, and then everything is completely black. I can hear the hard drive running, but I can't see anything at all, except I can move the arrow around.

I tried starting with last known good configuration and it didn't work, and then tried starting in safe mode. When I start in safe mode I can see the words safe mode written in white on the corners of the screen, but nothing else.

What in the world am I supposed to try now?

A:Black screen on startup after updating Windows XP SP2

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Hi folks,

Today I started up my PC and after the windows XP loading screen, I got nothing but a black screen. No response from the PC to keyboard commands or anything, and the monitor was still showing it had a signal. Several reboots and I still had the same problem. Nothing beyond that screen.

I attempted to start it in safe mode and for some weird reason, it is telling me I haven't 'activated my copy of windows' and gets stuck in a little loop. Even though I clearly HAVE activated my copy of windows, as I've been using this Windows installation for months without a problem.

In any case, after the attempt at safe mode, I managed to get the machine to boot normally, but I am guessing it's something of a fluke that it finally managed to start.

Not sure if it's related, but ever since I installed a new graphics card in my machine, I have been having intermittent problems with the power button. For whatever reason, the power button does not always work, and it sometimes takes several tries to switch on. There appears to be nothing wrong with the power button wiring.

My PSU is quite new, and is a corsair 650W. It should be enough to power my system. I have a Biostar T560 motherboard, a 4400+ processor, and an Nvidia 460 graphics card. Currently I have 4 hard drives, including one whose windows installation is for some reason borked and is unusably snow yet works fine as a data drive.

A:Windows hanging on black screen on startup


Originally Posted by Morgoth

Hi folks,

Today I started up my PC and after the windows XP loading screen, I got nothing but a black screen. No response from the PC to keyboard commands or anything, and the monitor was still showing it had a signal. Several reboots and I still had the same problem. Nothing beyond that screen.

I attempted to start it in safe mode and for some weird reason, it is telling me I haven't 'activated my copy of windows' and gets stuck in a little loop. Even though I clearly HAVE activated my copy of windows, as I've been using this Windows installation for months without a problem.

In any case, after the attempt at safe mode, I managed to get the machine to boot normally, but I am guessing it's something of a fluke that it finally managed to start.

Not sure if it's related, but ever since I installed a new graphics card in my machine, I have been having intermittent problems with the power button. For whatever reason, the power button does not always work, and it sometimes takes several tries to switch on. There appears to be nothing wrong with the power button wiring.

My PSU is quite new, and is a corsair 650W. It should be enough to power my system. I have a Biostar T560 motherboard, a 4400+ processor, and an Nvidia 460 graphics card. Currently I have 4 hard drives, including one whose windows installation is for some reason borked and is unusably snow yet works fine as a data drive. ... Read more

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I am having Windows 7 x64 go to a black screen without a cursor on boot after the Windows splash screen appears. The problem is intermittent and started happening after a Windows automatic update. I can boot into safe mode and after a number of times pressing the restart or power button Windows finally comes up with no black screen.

Things I have tried:
1) Memory check - all good
2) chkdsk - all disks, no problems
3) Windows System Repair - got error code = 0x490, don't know what to do with that
4) Waited for hours for something to happen while black screen up - nothing ever did
5) Checked for outdated drivers - all up to date

At wits end with this problem. Please help.

A:Windows 7 x64 Black Screen on Startup NO Cursor

Hi this is for vista but the steps are the same for win 7 Fix MBR | Windows Vista Tips

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A black screen keeps coming on after the windows startup logo. When I disable my IntelhHD graphic driver everything goes normal, but with it it won't let me use regular mode except safe mode.
It would be grateful if you guys could help me.

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and have a problem with the starting up my Gateway dx4320 desktop running Windows 7.
will startup to Windows logo, then go black with a solid white cursor in the center of the screen
tried all Advanced boot options, safemode, etc, but still not working
can get into the Bios screen
booted up the gateway recovery disc & also windows repair disc.  However, startup repair results showed no problems
Tried to do a system restore but apparently all restore points are now gone
I did notice that the initial Gateway logo screen is now an Acer screen
Since I need to retrieve all the data on my Gateway, i have connected harddrive to a borrowed, newer desktop running Window 8. The gateway drive shows as drive E, but when I click on it, I get a Location is not available / Access denied error message
On the newer computer running windows 8, I was able to run Malwarebytes, GMER, TDSSKiller on drive  E.  All returned 0 problems detected
** So, would appreciate any assistance in getting rid of the black screen problem,
**  or perhaps guidance on the best way to copy over the contents of my gateway harddisk to the newer computer running Windows 8, so I can do a System Recovery on my old gateway and copy the contents back over to it.
Thanks much in advance!

A:Windows 7 Black Screen with Cursor at startup

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Ok, let's make this clear I am so pissed off right know. When I booted my PC today what was waiting for me? I managed to enter in mozilla buy pressing shift several times, etc.

So my question is how can I solve this problem? I have Windows 8 Pro 32 bit.

BTW don't mention my english.

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Whenever I boot Windows 7, after it starts, instead of showing the login screen, it show a black screen with a movable cursor. Now, I can go into safe mode, and it works, but, hell, I can even put my password on that black screen, press enter and it will go into Windows and work just fine. But the thing is, it's supposed to show the login screen, not just a black one, so I'm a bit worried of what might be causing the problem, and whether or not it could expand into something worse. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, but Windows works

hi kergal
press and hold f8 the power up the laptop then select repair ur computer select command prompt and write
chkdsk then write chkdsk /c
the exit
and make restart

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone

Earlier this evening, I updated my computer, which included about ten new important ones, and four optional. One of the optional ones was an NVIDIA drivers update. Thinking little of it, I set it to update, then watched a movie on the computer while I waited. During it, the screen went black three times (as if the power had been cut) and the computer's noise level dropped significantly. After less than a second, it was back to normal in all cases and afterwards, after seeing the update (where the NVIDIA driver had failed to update), I figured that was the problem. Windows Update said it needed to restart in order to install the drivers correctly, and I let it. Unfortunately, every time I start up now, the screen goes instantly black, and there is nothing but my regular windows cursor. The left side goes on a bit beyond my screen (I can move the cursor off-screen), but that's it. I have tried starting up with my the driver CD for my monitor, the one for my graphics card, as well as my Windows Restore disk. None of them work. I also can't enter Safe Mode because it never starts up, no matter how much I press F8. I've even tried hooking up an old keyboard, in case the USB ports somehow didn't work that soon in the startup or something. No dice, it won't even light up the Lock keys.

Any help would really be appreciated!

A:Black screen with cursor on startup following Windows Update

Have you tried booting in Safe mode (F8)?
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Windows 7 Black Screens of Death for Some AMD/ATI GPUs - Softpedia

windows 7 black screen after login, no desktop show up

Windows 7 Loads to a black screen. Whats the - Microsoft Answers

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Everything was fine until I upgraded my Wacom tablet to a newer model with both pen and touch. I put my computer into sleep nightly. Windows asked me to install some maintenance update required for something to run. I assumed it was for the Wacom. Installed it.

I noticed the laptop touchpad behaving like the Wacom. Using the laptop touchpad, the mouse wouldn?t move on the screen. I could only scroll and had to navigate with keyboard arrows. Didn?t think much of it until the next day. I woke the computer and the Wacom was blinking. Even my old Wacom wouldn?t ?connect?. I tried restarting the services. I tried restarting the computer. I tried an old wireless USB mouse, but at first the USB ports seemed dead. I used keyboard navigation to uninstall the Wacom.

Then the old USB mouse worked. The touchpad was still acting like a Wacom touch tablet. I noticed too that the touchpad worked normally until I enter the password to login. Once logged in, the touchpad acts up again. Otherwise, all seemed fine.

I woke it from sleep today and was using the mouse. No issues. Suddenly the screen turned off. It is black and will not come on. I?ve tried restarting and everything including lights and keyboards backlighting works. No Qosmio or anything on screen. Totally black. I hear everything that I always do, just black screen. Please help. I also notice the orange light is not blinking. The middle of three lights on the edge of the laptop.

That may only blink in sleep though. ... Read more

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I've seen a bunch of threads with similar issues, but most seem to get piled on with people either dealing with or addressing situations with slightly different details, so I figured I'd start my own thread.
The story: 2 weeks ago, my Windows 7 64-bit system was working fine. The morning of June 30, I powered it down, packed it into my car and relocated about 400 miles away. I moved the computer into my new apartment on July 2, and there it sat unused until the evening of July 11. (I used my macbook pro in the mean time). When I powered it on this evening, the initial boot process seemed normal until Windows started to load. I got to the screen that says "Copyright Microsoft Corporation" below the animated progress bar. That window stays up for 5-6 seconds, and then the screen flickers and goes blank. A couple seconds later, the mouse pointer appears. All I can see on the black screen is the white mouse pointer, and that's where I'm at now.
Some details that seem relevant and that may differentiate my situation from some of the others:
The mouse pointer responds as it normally would.
I cannot pull up the task manager. (i.e. CTL+ALT+DEL and CTL+SHIFT+ESC do nothing)
The Num Lock key toggles the NumLock indicator light on the keyboard.
Safe Mode exhibits the same problem (black screen, active cursor), but at a lower screen resolution. - Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Command Prompt both do this.
Running Last Known Good Configuration did not help.
When I start... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Black Screen w/ Active Cursor on Startup

The best method to fix this is from a Windows bootable CD or DVD.  Do you have that?  Can you get into Command Prompt if you do not have it?  Does someone else you know have a Windows 7 OS?  You can make one from any windows 7 OS.
Once you get to Command prompt, do the following:
in C:\ type
chkdsk /r /f 
then hit enter.  This will try to repair the corrupt files For Windows 7 using repair method can get you to the CMD prompt. 
If you do not have this then you can use a boot disk from another company.  I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk  and following the instructions.  This will boot to a OS that will allow you to get your files off your HD, and then scan and fix issues with it.
Overall the EXPLORERFRAME.DLL is more than likely the issue.  So get your files first, you can also do this by disconnecting the HD and plugging it into your other computer as a USB device.  or by using the Rescue Disk and doing it that way.
If both do not work, then you need to reinstall your OS.
If you have questions please ask.

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Hi all,

Just today I've found this problem with my computer- I can get through the BIOS, but just after that, my computer goes to this black screen with just an underscore blinking like I'm supposed to type and a short line of eight white dots just below. I am running Windows 10 Pro, I have checked all my connections and restarted the PC multiple times, everything seems to be functioning correctly. I tried plugging a new keyboard in to see if I could type, and that didn't change the problem.

What can I do to figure out how to fix this?


A:Black Screen Post-BIOS but Before Windows Startup

On a separate PC, download the MS Media Creation Tool. Run it to Generate a Windows setup DVD or USB memory stick. Boot with that, and on the second screen choose Repair.

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Hello, I have a Windows 7 G62 Laptop. I get past the logo screen, but before it lets me log in, it gives a black screen with the mouse cursor, but I am unable to even move the cursor. Thank you!


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Hello, I have a sort of strange problem with starting my Win7 PC. Strange in so far that when googling it, nobody else seems to have experienced this. While the PC seems to boot normally, it takes some ten minutes until the screen turns on. By then the Windows login screen is there, or I can also type the password and hit enter while the screen is still black, and find myself on the desktop as soon as there is a picture. From then on the PC works flawlessly. I can also turn the monitor off and on again and it works immediately. From other threads of people having similar but not identic problems, here are some solutions I've tried without success already

-Updating graphics card driver
-Unplugging internet cable and USB drives during boot during boot

Does somebody have a clue what else it could be?

Greetings, Mike

A:Black Screen on startup: Monitor or windows broken?

Try this, while the machine is booted up and the monitor is working, turn off the monitor and leave it off for about 15 or 20 minutes. Then turn it back on and see what happens.

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First post, so please tell me if I make any errors. After having a frustrating malware which kept closing Malwarebytes, redirecting some links to other sites, disabling access to some sites as Symantec.com, I decided to follow a step by step guide to removing Malware, which I got up to a stage of using Combofix. The guide didn't warn me of any dangers, and I should've researched it, but now after failing the Combofix Microsoft Recovery Console, whenever I start up my PC, it's stuck on a cursor with a black screen. I managed to write this via Safe Mode with Networking. Any help?

A:Windows stuck at black screen on startup after Combofix

Also if it'd help I followed this guidehttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139313

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Good day,

This is my first, and hopefully last, thread on these forums as I've been experiencing a repeating problem over the last few days. After turning on my PC (Custom-built: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs) ~3.3 GHz; 8192MB RAM), Windows will proceed as normal up until the "Welcome"-screen. After this screen, instead of my desktop, I'm left with nothing but a working cursor on a black screen. Keyboard, Ctrl+Alt+Delete/Ctrl+Shift+ESC and clicking with the mouse are all useless at this point.

So far I've been able to restore functionality by doing a hard reboot into Safe Mode and using the system restore tool to a previous restore point each time. I've tried using the "low resolution" and "last known working configuration" options in the boot menu on startup, but these gave me the same results as a normal boot. I've held off trying many other things recommended on the internet considering my limited knowledge and understanding of this subject, as it is almost never a good thing to simply experiment with these kinds of things.

I've downloaded the trial version of Malwarebytes and used it to scan my pc thoroughly. It came up with several infections by what seems to be a trojan. The so-called "Vendor" is called "Trojan.Agent", and these infections seem to occur in mostly randomly-named maps in the Temp files (e.g. temp\<random>\plugin.dll) and more specifically this... Read more

A:Black screen with cursor enabled on startup (Windows 7)

At the cost of moving this thread upwards, I'd like to add to my previous post that Malwarebytes found a Trojan.Agent file in the registry. The malicious software found by Malwarebytes is described below, and a screenshot of the scan results is attached to this post.

Vendor; Category; Item
Trojan.Agent; File; C:\ProgramData\Windows\msseedir.dll
Trojan.Agent; Registry Key; HKCR\CLSID\{312BFDCE-A901-4203-B4F2-ADCB957D1887}



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I left my computer on over night on sunday, when i checked my computer late monday evening it just had a blank black screen on it. I rebooted the computer and it loads all the way to the winXP logo and then it displays this blank black screen with nothing on it. no sound no nothing. I tried starting "the last known good configuration" and the same thing occurs... i can start the computer in all 3 safe modes, but no other option works. i have no idea what to do. i didn't install any new software or hardware. any ideas?

A:blank black screen after windows logo on startup

Boot to safe mode, set your display for a generic vga, low resolution. Restart in standard mode, see if you get display. If so, start then, select correct display driver and try, step by step, to get back to where you were. If, somewhere along the line, you get the blank screen again, you should have an idea what happend.

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I have a ThinkPad Edge E430, 64bit Windows 7 computer that is under warranty. Upon normal startup, I am able to load Windows 7 and get to the user login screen. After logging in, I get a black screen and can see the mouse cursor but no applications ever load. I think there is a problem that is preventing windows explorer from loading.
I'm not sure if this is related, but a few days before this started happening I received a Windows Action Center notice that the small.CA virus was detected on my computer. I ran Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, McAfee Virus Scan, and Emisoft Emergency Scanner, but none of them turned up any problems.
I'm able to run my computer through Windows safe mode with networking at the moment normally.
Do you know if this is a software problem and if so is it fixable? If it's a hardware problem, my computer is under warranty and I can send it back.

A:Black/Blank Screen upon Normal Windows 7 Startup

In the Advanced Boot Options where you chose Safe Mode with Networking there is the option to Repair your computer.  Give this a try.

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The checkdisk log exists and the autocheck chkdsk* reg entry exists , however there is no screen showing the details while its going thru the processes, after windows xp bootup screen, screen goes blank until chkdsk is done . I have a notebook , integrated video , no other video card, although this notebook can support two monitors, Im using the notebook video screen only.

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I have an Acer laptop. I've upgraded to Windows 10 last month from Windows 7. It worked fine for the first month, but while I was watching a movie on my laptop, and opened up another program I like to use, the another program wouldn't respond. I tried
to close it, but wouldn't close. So I close the DVD player (VLC Media Player) and tried to close the program, nothing helped. I tried to end task by using the Task Manager, but wouldn't open. I had no choice, but to shut down my laptop by holding the
power button. When I reboot my laptop, I didn't see the Windows logo on the screen, so I held the power button again. But when I reboot again, however, it finally showed the Windows logo, but no spinning circle for a couple of minutes. I saw the screen that
is getting directed to the startup repair. Unfortunately, it didn't show anything at all but the cursor. I tried again rebooting, everything, nothing helped. I went to the local computer store to solve the problem, the tech said that my laptop's hard drive
got fried. Now I have to get a new laptop, but my old one is fixable, but it's very expensive to fix it.

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