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Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Q: Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

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A: Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

A:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:






Quote:
The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.


However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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A:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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Hey there! First time using forums as usually I never get to this point ^^

We have a computer in our office that has literally just bricked its self after yesterday. After a couple of start-ups the computer does go in as normal, although 90% of the time on startup it will load Windows then get to this Blue Screen and just die.

This is not an informative blue screen (BSOD) but literally just a blank blue screen, its similar to the blank black screen people are having.

If the computer goes to sleep, then it will simply just not wake up from this state.

I have tried booting safe mode and rolling back windows update to no avail, the drive is also visible in bios so there is no disk corruption etc.

I also tried an SFC scan to check if it was core files, and it wasn't.

Anything to try or any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers!

An under pressure IT technician

A:Blank blue screen after startup before login.

Did you run scans in safemode to see if it was virus/malware related? It sounds like it might be that, considering there isnt any core file corruption. Did you try a chkdsk to see if there were any problems with the drive itself? If not I would run both in that order.

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I've been having problems recently with my computer.  Win 7 Ult x64, installed on an SSD, it used to boot in 30 seconds or less and I was in windows.  Now, it takes a while for the flag to even come up, and longer still to get to the login screen.  After I login, I hear the tone, and the screen just goes black with a mouse.  sometimes a start-up program will show like team viewer, and after a while I am able to access my desktop.  I've tried updating all the drivers.  I've disabled start-up services and programs, re-installed VMWare, uninstalled VMWare's adapters and disabled it.  I'd rather not install Windows again, the installation is only a few weeks old so it leads me to believe it is a driver issue somewhere.  The only things that I can decipher in the event log on diagnostic boot are a failure to load VGA.sys and a bunch of network drivers, which were removed.  I'm out of ideas and knowledge so any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows 7 Slow boot, black screen after login

Thanks for all the help guys, anyway turns out it was a bad core on my processor, disabled it and it works fine.  So for anyone that is having this issue and you can disable cores try this.  It is definitely hardware related

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We have a Windows 7 computer, fairly new Acer Inspire laptop. Recently, when it had turned itself off for power reasons, when we entered the login it first said 'not found' and then dropped to a screen that looks like the login background but without the login box. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work, you have to force hard boot. On rebooting, it recognizes that startup failed and offers an attempt to repair. I ran this about 40 times, I think it's clear that isn't fixing it. It boots to that plain screen, so it starts windows, but then just sits there.

I'm told the Windows 7 disk has a more detailed startup repair option that might allow us to solve this without losing a lot of critical data on the hard drive. However we cannot find the dang thing, we had a whole stack of info/disks/etc. I thought was in the box it came in, but when we got it down from the closet, box was empty, and we can't find any trace of any of the original materials. I don't know what to do. Is there some way just to get that repair-startup utility without having to purchase a whole new windows 7 disk? We are afraid to send it for warranty repair to Acer because the default 'repair' appears to be reverting back to default settings which would wipe out all our data.

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,
PJ

A:Win7 boots to blank screen (no login box), startup repair not working

Can you boot in safe mode?

Safe Mode

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I am a new member. Here is my first XP issue. I have been running XP Pro now for a year with no issues. This week I decide to purchase and install a new hot game Half-Life 2. I seemed to have no problems installing the game (all 5 CDs worth). I shut down my PC. The next day when I turned my PC on I got about 30 seconds of blank screen followed by a white progress bar accross the lower portion of my screen.

My PC is a Dell Inspiron 5150. It takes about 120 seconds before the
progress bar moves across from left to right then windows starts OK.

I decided to reinstall windows XP pro yesterday as an update. This done
I rebooted but the problem is still there.

Prior to this problem, my PC booted completely in about 15 or 20 seconds.
 

A:Windows XP Pro slow boot with blank screen and white progress bar

have you tried booting in safemode hit F8 while booting
then have a look see if there are any yellow triangels in device manager
maybe de-install the game

see what happens

have you searched the game forum - sometimes theres some q&A on that site with game problems
 

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When I strart my laptop, the 'normal' Toshiba screen comes up, then the Windows screen, then the WELCOME screen for WXP, it lists the users on the system, and then as I am about to type my password, the screen goes blank for about 3-5 seconds, the WELCOME screen comes back, and I can type in my password and log in.

This seems to have just started to happen recently, can't seem to find a reason for the screen to clear. Is there a file I can check to see the boot up and see if there is a clear screen command after the initial presentation of the WELCOME screen?

I unchecked Fast User Switching, and that didn't seem to make any difference.

I have a Toshiba Laptop 2410, with an external 80GB hard drive, a second CD/ROM/DVD drive, a ZIP 100MB drive and a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hub. Those items are NOT attached when I boot up, so the computer is running without any external devices until after I log in.

Any ideas??
 

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Hello, I'll go ahead and start from the very beginning. Thanks in advance though for taking a look at my problem.

About a month ago, my computer would give me a few problems while booting up. I would start the computer, it would run through BIOS, run through the Windows loading screen, and after that it would run the CHKDSK to make sure my disks are fine. CHKDSK doesn't work, it just freezes right before checking the disks, so I restart and generally it will boot up. Most of the time it would boot up perfectly, but rarely would it go to the xp loading screen and then flicker as if it as going to go to the windows login screen but wouldn't. The screen would just stay black and I'd have to restart. Next time, generally it would work perfect.

So this brings me to the current day. After the windows xp loading screen, it goes black. The computer is on, but I don't see any activity for the HDD via the LED. SO i go into safe mode, i finally get CHKDSK to run, I had to really mess with some stuff to get that working. Windows says the volume is fine, and the only way I can boot my PC is in safe mode, but even that will freeze sometimes while loading some of the files.

Just to let you know I'm running Raid0, and this is my first time running it. I'm not sure if this symptom is a common problem if one of the disks are going out. Does anyone know whats going on? Could it be a virus that messed with a boot.ini or any startup stuff? also, is there anyw... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Cant boot, black screen before login screen

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Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I am looking to install xp so I wrote the .iso onto a bootable USB and changed the boot order in the bios to boot from USB first. Then after it rebooted, the screen stays black with no bios screen etc. Not sure why it doesn't come up, any suggestions? Thanks

This is an acer aspire one netbook running ubuntu 10.04. 120gb hdd and 1gb Ram. Have absolutely no problems in past with it and it's about a year and a half old.

Extra info :-: when trying to hit the caps lock in the blank screen, the light does jot come up and the keyboard seems to be unresponsive. I am letting it cool down as it was on all day whilst o was researching the xp installation so will attempt to turn it on again soon but fear it may be to the boot order change.
 

A:Solved: Blank screen on startup after changing boot order to boot from USB.

Any POST messages?
 

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Hello,

I believe my PC infected with the startup login virus. The computer boots very slow with a white screen. I already scanned with 360 total security and Malwarebytes Anti Malware. However, there is no threats after I quarantined the fake software and refresh the Firefox. Then, the white screen slowly appear in my computer when I start login. It appears a few seconds before I can see the desktop icons. I hope it was not the virus appears in the background when I run the startup because there is no threats when I scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
 

A:Help startup boot login with a white screen virus

Here is the farbar recovery scan.
 

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Hi
I'm an in-home computer repair guy (part-time, on the side) with A+.

I'm working on a Dell desktop, Vostro 200, for a small store.
Its their entire sales system, not including the interact machine.

When you start up, you get the normal system beep, see the Dell logo, then the fans all cut to low speed, and the screen goes blank and the fans continue at low speed. I first thought it was the mobo or the power supply, as I blew out a ton of dirt, dust & hairballs. Turns out the hard drive is absolutely the issue... I get the same reaction when I put the HD into a different machine (as the "C" drive), & I can operate the Dell if I put a different HD into it, but then I dont have all the drivers & legitimate CD's I'll need for the store.
I can access the Dell's HD if I put it into another system as a secondary drive.
AVG then detects a few trojans & Win32/Cryptor as well, but wont delete anything (access denied) and Malwarebytes detects nothing at all on the drive.
I dont think its the MBR on the drive, since I can access all the files if its a secondary drive, but I could be wrong.
I'm leary of wiping the HD for a re-install, since I don't have the drivers for it handy, (I know I can D/L them) nor the legitimate CD's for the stores programs.

Is there any suggestions I didn't think of?
Should I just give it back to them without proceeding?

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

A:Blank Windows 7 login screen

The hard drive is probably going bad...
 

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hi!

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

help would be appreciated

A:getting a blank screen after windows login!

Hello Mahesh,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be awesomely appreciated!
Mishka

A:Screen goes blank after windows login

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

Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards

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

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Hey everyone.

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

I cant get into my desktop. When i start my pc XP loads, and it starts the last known good configuration. I then seen the xp loading screen.

Next i should be able to see the login screen, however this is a blank black screen, the mouse is visible and i can move it around the screen, but i cant see anything to log into the desktop.

I dont know why this has happened, it was working last night. The only thing i can think of was my brother switched the power off as it was shutting down. The shut down had automatic updates running (i think) at the time the power switches were turned off.

How do i solve this so i can see the login screen and get into my pc?

Hope someone can help, cheers.

Paul

A:XP login screen wont show, blank screen and cant get to desktop?

Hello Paul

Boot into Safe Mode Options Screen (the one with Last Known Good Configuration on it) by pressing F8 at bootup and choose
'Safe mode with command prompt'

At the command prompt type
C:\Windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Hopefully this will open System Restore, so restore to before the problem started
http://bertk.mvps.org/

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop with core 2 duo (I forget how many GB the hd is) that had Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed on it when I got it. (I have no idea where any of the CDs that came with it are now.)I had been having problems with the login screen just flashing from the blue background image to black and the mouse just showing the circle thing with Please Wait... showing, instead of loading the icons. Normally, there are two icons that show up. One is the Fast Access icon that has facial recognition and the other icon is the one to type my password.
It would only run in safe mode, and none of my restore points would make windows load normally, but I know next to nothing about computers and wasn't able to find a tutorial on how to fix it, so I downloaded Ubuntu instead by using Windows in safe mode with networking. I was having problems with Ubuntu freezing, so on the next startup I chose to run diagnostics tests and the monitor connection test & the sata confidence test both failed, while everything else passed, which I don't understand because I wasn't having any problems with dead pixels or colors or anything or saving any files. (I think the hd test said something about $I30 31344?) I went into bios setup and clicked factory restore or something along those lines, thinking that it would restore Windows to how it was when I first got the laptop and now, it loads the Dell circle at startup followed by a black screen with a white blin... Read more

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hello everyone
When i turn on my coputer it goes up to my windows boot screen where the bars move than after that the screen goes blank. I havent made any changes and it was working fine just before it. Does anyone know what i can do.
thanks
 

A:screen goes blank after windows xp boot screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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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Hi everyone,

Before we start, I'm a total noob on this subject, so please be gentle with me.

I've experienced 'very' slow boot times in the given time interval (before it took maybe 10 sec, now it takes 2-3 minutes). After login the machine is ready for usage within 30 sec. I've searched on several forums for what the problem could be and these are the steps which I've taken so far:
* performed defragmentation on the harddrive
* deleted all windows updates and reinstalled them
* look at the event logger, but I couldn't find anything causing mayor and/or reoccuring problems
These things didn't work out for me. I've included the machine's specs in my profile, I hope it suffices.

Could you please help me?
Melissa

A:Slow boot time before login screen but after BIOS

Hello melli and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a look through these tutorials (2nd post) for some of the more common ways to speed up Windows 7.

Speeding up Windows 7 boot times

As a suggestion, before you try anything that involves changing settings or going into the registry, etc it would be a good idea to make a new restore point "just in case" something doesn't work and you want to roll back the computer.

System Restore Point - Create

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Hi guys,

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

My problem:

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

Process:

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

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

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

Regards

Mathew

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

Press F12 at boot & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

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

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

Please advise.
thanks

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

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

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My problem is similar to the well know Windows 7 Black Screen as referenced by Prevx, though different. When I boot my Windows 7 computer, the login screen appears as always. Following entering the password for default user,
the screen will give the impression of login, but the final result is a plain black screen with the cursor only. The black screen appears indefinitely and the Windows GUI never appears. The only available option from booting in normal mode with this is Ctrl-Alt-Del
(Task Manager). From analyzing another computer with Windows 7 Professional, my Task Manager is missing the following user processes: dwm.exe, explorer.exe, and taskhost.exe. Additionally, it is missing the following system processes (possibly irrelevant):
spoolsv.exe and wmiprvse.exe.
 
When I attempt to start a new process using Windows Task Manager, an error message will appear saying “Windows Task Manager has stopped working” and forces you to close Windows Task Manager. This includes starting
any process such as cmd or explorer.
 
I attempted to boot into safe mode. 
The result was the same as above. Then I attempted booting into safe mode with command prompt. This showed some hope. Following authentification from the login screen, the command prompt appears with the same blank screen with a cursor behind it. Initially
I attempted to run msconfig.msc to run a clean startup. System Configuration Utilities opens briefly then displays the error same... Read more

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

Same problem  I've found a solution.
 
#1 Hit fastly 5 time the left shitf button on your keyboard.
A windows will appaers to know if you want to caps lock. Keep it open
#2 Alt-CTRL-Del
  You have know your desktop
#3 Go on add-remove programme
3a) Go on windows add-remove
3b) Remove internet explorer
ok-ok-ok - untill it's remove and ask to restart
 
#4 No more problem. You have to go on the net with chrome or firefox.
 

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Hi all,

Starting yesterday my computer would go through startup... while loading the desktop it would crash to blue screen with white text (unfortunately, I can't remember the exact error message). If restarted, it either goes to a blank black screen or back to blue, and I could only get the computer to operate in safe mode with networking. My antivirus software (avast free, malwarebytes)scanned and found no infections.

I have Windows 7, Samsung laptop.

Today, I was able to start the computer normally and am functioning with internet (still acting a little funny), but I am sure something is still not right. I also did a system restore last night, with the same problems (crashing, not starting up).

Any assistance would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Brit

PS: I (goofily) started a similar topic in the "Windows 7" forum section without knowing this section was down here... Sorry! I tried to delete the topic/post but couldn't. Thanks.

A:Blue Screen with Error Messages, Blank Black Screen on startup

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I am newbie here and am amazed by the amount of information and response on this forum. I hope someone can help me with my problem.

I have one of those SONY Vaio All in One PC's - VGC-LS25E running Windows Vista Home Premium, 2GB Memory, 250GB HD

Started having problems with computer booting up and it would start dumping memory - so got into safe mode and tried restoring the settings from the last known system restore point, but had no luck.

Next, using my Recovery DVD, I tried going back to the Original Factory installation but it would not not go through my Vista installation.

I got myself new memory and a HD, and wiped my old HD clean. When my memory and HD showed up in the mail a couple days later, I first replaced the memory and tried to start up the computer with my Recovery DVD in place, but the screen is completely blank. There is some activity in the DVD drive, but otherwise there is no noise at all.

I also replaced the HD and still the same.

Any suggestions will be much much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Blank Screen upon Windows Startup

I don't want to be the harbinger of bad news, but maybe your dvd drive is broken too? Have you used it before your pc has started acting up?

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I am getting a blank screen after starting, even before displaying Windows 7 logo.

Before it Windows 7 stopped working, the error message I got is C:\ drive not accessible error.
Both system repair and restore options say D drive but Windows 7 is on C drive. If I go to command prompt, I see c drive but there is no windows folder.

How do I recover from this error?

Thanks in advance.
Syam

A:Windows 7 - blank screen at startup

See if System Restore can help.

Boot into Recovery using your Windows DVD or the HDD recovery partition and select "Windows System Restore" - choose a restore point prior to the problem

Regards. . .

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I just reinstalled Windows 7/64 Home Premium and all of the software I need on my ASUS A53E laptop (Pentium 2.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM). I am not sure when it happened as I had several reboots that had to be done while installing my software and the Windows updates and I was multitasking with other things and I did not watch each boot-up, I would come back to my laptop with the Logon screen showing... but now I see that after the 'Starting Windows' screen when the animation of the Windows icon/logo finishes, I have a long period (about 45 seconds or so, I haven't timed it) where the screen is black with an active mouse icon and that's it... after the delay it goes to the Login Screen and starts fine after I enter my password. I have Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and it has a few optimization tools with it and I've tried them but nothing helps. I have defragmented the hard drive, checked for errors via Windows tools and nothing helps. Ideas on how to fix this or a startup tool that can find out what's going on? Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Startup Delay Before Login Screen

seems relatively normal, some computers tend to do that, just a normal part of booting up sometimes. 45 seconds seems pretty normal legnth for this sort of pause.

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Hello all.

After a bunch of Windows updates last night we are no able to log in a significant amount of computers, this also happens in safe mode where upon pressing control alt delete for login it turns to a blank screen with just a mouse cursor.


Reading up on google, someone said it was a DCOM setting in Group policy, but they didn't say exactly what.


It seems to have happened to a number of other schools in the area as well. Likely to be a Windows Update issue. Any ideas?

Cheers!

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I have just installed WindowsXP from a Gateway CD which I borrowed from my friend. I have a new WesternDigital 80 Gig IDE Harddrive WD800 NR. I formated it & tried to install WindowsXP on it. After the CD checked all my hardware & installed the WindowsXP installation software, the computer went to start up. Then I get a screen that says Starting WindowsXP, after about 3 seconds the screen goes blank. I can still here the Hardrive Spinning, but when I look at the bottom of my screen the little light is Orange??! (the little light I'm talking about is the one that turns green when the screen is on & turns orange when the screen is on but the computer is off) What do I do?? Could it be that the CD's Installation program can tell that the computer that I am trying to Install this on, is not from Gateway? I am really stuck, what should I do?
 

A:Windows XP just installed, screen goes blank during startup!!!???!!

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Ahh my first post...
Please help me out with my winXP bootup problem

My computer worked fine until i got a new monitor,
I start my computer, POST goes on fine, Windows XP Professional Logo appears, but just as I would expect to see a mouse pointer and a desktop, i get a black screen (monitor is not receiving signal from video card) and the computer hangs (busy light does not flash as it would normally when windows loads up processes...).
I turn off power, switch back to old monitor, but problem persists.
I remove all devices unnecessary for basic operations, didnt help either.
Safe mode is still operable (the monitor does not shut off there), so I use it to backup all my files.
I insert windows XP installation disk and format my drive, remove all partitions, and install a fresh copy of windows in the only partition left.
Installation works out fine until when the computer restarts, displays the windows logo, and then bang! the same old black screen and lifeless computer.
I went to microsoft support and found article 314503:
"Computer stops responding with a black screen when you start windows XP"
Symptoms:
When you try to start Microsoft Windows XP, the computer may appear to stop responding (hang) with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is complete and before the Windows XP logo typically appears on the screen.
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Hi,

Im having a problem with my newly installed ATI Visiontek X1550 video card. After I installed my card. When I started up my pc the Windows XP startup screen came up but, then my display went blank. The only way that I can use my computer or browse the net is if I turn on my pc press F8 and then choose VGA mode. I even decided to go directly to ATI's site to download the most up to date driver. But my display still comes up blank. I also bought a 450 watt power supply, thinking the old one wasnt poweful enough. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8300 2.66 GHz with 512 MB of memory. I bought the video card at Best Buy and returned it for the exact same card just in case the first card was defective. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Matt
 

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Hi all, I have a problem that I hope you guys can answer.

When I start up my computer, it goes through its normal startup process, it shows the Windows XP Pro logo and the welcome screen and it even loads my Windows XP desktop. Then, about 5-10 seconds after Windows XP loads, I get a black screen, (However Windows is still running), and then in another 10 seconds my computer reboots and starts the process over again.

Strangely enough, I can reboot in Safe Mode (Which I'm using now), and I can reboot in VGA Enabled mode, both of which work perfectly fine. Also, suspecting maybe my video resolution or something got messed up to something my monitor or video card couldn't handle, tried upping the resolution in VGA mode, and of course it worked fine, so that isn't the problem.

I've been searching around the internet, and many people have indicated that bad video card drivers might be the problem, so I've uninstalled my GeForce 6800 GS video drivers and reinstalled them, with no luck, which I'll explain some more. When I uninstalled my drivers, windows loaded up normally, everything okay. Then, I proceeded to reinstall my drivers and reboot, my problem was back to normal, black screen 5-10 seconds after XP starts. This seems to indicate my video drivers/card is the problem, but if reinstalling them doesn't fix the problem, what will?

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A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro - Blank Screen After Startup

Hello . . and welcome to the forum . . the solution there was using the "next to newest" drivers . . which version are you using? It it's in the 160 series, try the 140 series to see if the problem persists

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

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

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

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Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen.  I’ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including: Avast Free AntivirusMalwareytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-RootkitSuperAntiSpywareSlimCleanerCcleanerGlary utilities None of these turned up virus, malware, or  issues; and didn’t help my boot time.  Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the “startup repair” screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally.  I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore.  I select system restore which works.  Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I’m get the “startup” repair” screen. I checked the event log and found several events in error.  I’ve attached the event id and message. I’m running Window 7 64 bit Any help would be appreciated,Source: SideBySideEvent iD: 80Task: NoneCategory: "Activation context generation failed for ""c:\program files (x86)\ESET\eset online scanner\ESETSmartInstaller.exe"".Error in manifest or policy file """" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-control... Read more

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

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My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen. I?ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including:

Avast Free Antivirus
Malwareytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
SuperAntiSpyware
SlimCleaner
Ccleaner
Glary utilities

None of these turned up virus, malware, or issues; and didn?t help my boot time. Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the ?startup repair? screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally. I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore. I select system restore which works. Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I?m get the ?startup? repair? screen.

I checked the event log and found several events in error. I?ve attached the event id and message.

I?m running Window 7 64 bit

Any help would be appreciated,,

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Establish a Clean Boot to get the freeloaders off of your Startup, test the hardware, check the logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilize the System Resources from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if this is the factory preinstall then that's the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, so I would finally experience native Win7 performance by doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get rid of the crippling bloatware. Until then at the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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My PC has started taking 10 to 15 minutes to boot to the user log in screen.  I’ve run multiple Virus, Malware, and utilities programs including:
 
Avast Free Antivirus
Malwareytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
SuperAntiSpyware
SlimCleaner
Ccleaner
Glary utilities
 
None of these turned up virus, malware, or  issues; and didn’t help my boot time.  Also, 1 out of 4 startup takes me to a screen the “startup repair” screen which gives me an option to repair the startup or to start windows normally.  I select repair startup, it runs for awhile and then I get the question to cancel or do a system restore.  I select system restore which works.  Even with the restore the next boot is slow and get slower until I’m get the “startup” repair” screen.
 
I checked the event log and found several events in error.  I’ve attached the event id and message.
 
I’m running Window 7 64 bit
 
Any help would be appreciated,

A:Slow boot-up with Startup repair screen

Uninstall Glary Utilities and Slim cleaner...and see how the system performs.
 
Louis

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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

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A:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

Hi and welcome to TSF I have changed the title for you hope it is now ok.
Did you try running any diagnostics like seatools for dos on the HDD SeaTools for DOS tutorial

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Hi everyone! My parents have a windows 7 Asus pc (I believe home premium) and when started it goes to the black screen stating that it was shut down incorrectly and gives you the option of running startup repair or starting windows normally. When starting windows normally is chosen it appears to begin starting as normal and then goes to a blank blue screen (of death?) with a black border on the left and bottom sides. I'm not much more computer savvy than they are and have no idea what the problem is or where to start. What does this mean?

A:Windows 7 Asus blank blue screen upon startup

Hi,

Are you experiencing a BSOD? Like this?:



Are you able to boot into Advanced Boot Options?
If so please choose "Last known Good Configuration"

If you are able to boot into windows, reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174459-dump-files-configure-windows-create-bsod.html

And here are the instructions for posting:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html



   Tip
Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK

Cheers

Dave

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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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Hello,
 
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.
 
Thanks,
XSJ

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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Booting up normally, I noticed that windows lately has had a harder and harder time loading the desktop.

Lately it won't load, the startup flag shows and the chime, but nothing follows as the hdd light seems to reflect a searching.

I can get in thru safe mode, but not normal mode.

Since the drive has about 1.5 years on it (thinking a wear issue), I decided to pop in a cloned O.S. and there is no doubt that this is clean. Same exact thing followed, which ruled out a software glitch and led me to the possibility of a hardware failure.

This sound like processor (Intel Core I5-4670K LGA 1150) or motherboard (Asus Sabertooth Z87 1150 ATX) or defective ram (Crucial Ballistix 8GB kit, (2) 4 GB Sport DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800_ [email protected]) ) or what?

How to determine?
 

A:Windows 7 - startup to blank screen - ruling out software

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Hi,

I am running Windows XP Professional Edition SP3 and the issue is on startup after the Windows loading animation the screen goes totally black with no cursor in sight.

This happened after a power cut when the computer suddenly shut down.

I can run it in safe mode.

I can run another Windows XP Professional installation that I have on my PC (same HDD) and that works with no issues.

I used system restore (24 hours) and it starts up after that, but then after restarting it will not work. Same applies for when I did a system restore from 1 week ago.

All help is appreciated!

Sam.
 

A:Black Screen on Startup (Before Login Screen)

Any thoughts before I go and format the system?
 

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I have an IBM T41P Thinkpad, actually a company notebook with Windows XP Pro,

Recently, after installing SP2 myself, but not right away, I started getting the following problem.

When I come from the office to home and boot up my PC it goes through the XP startup and user login fine, then plays the login sound and the blue screen, (blank desktop defined) then it just sits for anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes before the start menu and the rest of the desktop appear, no errors or other clues, the hard drive spins occaisionally but not much.

The first entry in the system event log is the event log starting and then the only errors are related to the DHCP and Domain controller not found, but these occur a few seconds apart in the system event log, so this problem is happening before the event log is started, I think.

Any ideas or similar experiences with SP2 out there?
 

A:Slow Stalled Boot - Blue Screen on XP Pro Startup

Just to start with I would run an on-line anti-virus check from Trend Micro's Housecall to see if there is any virus present. Then, if you are not doing so already, use AdAware SE, SpyBot SD, SpywareBlaster and the new Microsoft Antispyware program (Beta) to see if you have any unseen problems.

You could also run a Hijack This log and either analyse it yourself, or post it here for the experts to be able to analyse it and advise you.

I would run checkdisk on all drives/partitions.

A hard drive has to spin all the time at a fairly constant rate. You are referring to the hard-drive activity being intermittant.

Another program which is very worthwhile using is Everest. See links below.

Particularly take a look at the processor temperature and cooling fan speed.
 

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