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Black Screen/Blank screen after screen replacement

Q: Black Screen/Blank screen after screen replacement

Hello,
Recently my laptop screen had to be replaced due to a cracked screen. Original screen was a Samsung and the new screen is LG. After this, whenever I install Intel HD graphics, windows boots up till the login screen and then goes black, one bright flicker, then completely black again. However, when I boot into safe mode and replace Intel HD graphics driver with Standard VGA adapter, everything works fine, except for crappy graphics ofcourse. I tried installing various old/new/latest versions of driver software, upgrade/downgrade BIOS, install monitor.inf file from lenovo website for this laptop model, everything.
Odd thing: running Dxdiag shows my current display to be 1200x800 (32bit)(1hz).
So, I tried to change the display refresh rate in advanced settings> Screen refresh rate, no luck, no other option except ' Use hardware defaults'. So, I went ahead an modified registry values as given here:
How to Modify the Video Refresh Frequency in the Registry

Again, no use. After I reboot and go back and check, its set to 1 by default.

Tried 4 clean installs, installing on a completely new HDD, Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 , everything..

Is it a screen problem? Or some hardware ID kind of thing?
What should I do ?
Please help!

Dxdiag information:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/3/2015, 06:26:14
Machine name: UNKNOWN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 3626AG2
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBLx
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3892MB RAM
Page File: 2051MB used, 5730MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_215A17AA&REV_02
Display Memory: 1721 MB
Dedicated Memory: n/a
Shared Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor Name: ThinkPad Display 1280x800
Monitor Model:
Monitor Id:
Native Mode:
Output Type:
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2993 (English)
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Model: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/20/2013 03:14:11, 8314368 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-4306-11CF-1B34-EA1CACC2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x0046
SubSys ID: 0x215A17AA
Revision ID: 0x0002
Driver Strong Name: Unknown
Rank Of Driver: Unknown
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
D3D9 Overlay: n/a
DXVA-HD: n/a
DDraw Status: Not Available
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Not Available

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Preferred Solution: Black Screen/Blank screen after screen replacement

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Black Screen/Blank screen after screen replacement

Not all laptop screens are the same. It is important to get a "replacement" screen, not a "compatible" one.

On the back of the laptop screen is a product sticker (you can only read this before you install the screen). On that sticker is the manufacturer and model #. You can use that number to find exact replacements.

How did you come to choose the LG screen?

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Hey everyone.

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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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

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is one virus or if my computer has somehow picked up several, but it is pretty much completely screwed. I can't access ANYTHING properly so i am posting this message from another computer.

This is what happens when I turn my computer on:

1. blank blue screen with program error message: "explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows....".
2. if i click "ok" the message goes away and i am left with a blank blue screen and i have to reboot the computer
3. if i don't click ok windows starts to load up an looks normal at first but then another error message pops up (the same one) and the screen turns black and says some junk like "Warning! You're in danger!" and then some junk about spyware.
4. then a few seconds later another error message pops up and the screen turns white and says "Active Desktop Recovery. Microsoft Windows has experienced and unexpected error..." It gives me an option to "click here to restore" but nothing happens when i do click it.
5. and then another error message pops up and the screen goes black again, then another message and it goes white and so on.

I can't really open any programs properly because another error message will pop up and shut down the start menu before i get a chance to open anything.

I managed to run ad-aware and it found some problems that i cleaned up. then spybot found nothing. then i rebooted and was having the same ... Read more

A:explorer.exe error black screen, white screen, about:blank

Yes, you've got a few malware entries in there (a CoolWebSearch hijack, and a couple of trojans), though it's not going to be easy to remedy without seeing the complete HJT log. Can you possibly copy the log to floppy and then post it from the other computer?

What's the Windows OS?
eg. Is it Windows 2000 sp4? Or is it WinXP Pro sp2?

What version of HijackThis is it? v1.99.1 is the latest version.
Is HijackThis.exe running from a permanent folder, and not from within a zip file in a Temp folder?
This is important. Make sure HijackThis.exe is installed in eg.
C:\Program Files\HijackThis
Re: your questions at the end of your post:
Don't worry about WINNT / winnt and System32 / system32
They are both exactly the same (whether smallcase or uppercase or a mixture).
svchost.exe is legitimate and is an integral part of Windows NT/2k/XP (Services Host).
It is normal to have multiple instances of it running.

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Anyway, try this for now...
If possible, please download the following apps and transfer them to the infected pc.
CWShredder (free standalone version)
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html
http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWShredder.exe
AboutBuster
http://www.besttechie.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1488 (tutorial)
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/AboutBuster.zip

You will need to unzip AboutBuster.zip to a folder on the good pc,
then open AboutBuster.exe
click the Update button
dow... Read more

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

A:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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I just bought this laptop for about 1 month, the laptop work fine before. But after...I don't know maybe after the windows update, the driver make the screen flickering and some dots appear on the screen, sometimes the screen lagging and went black. I'm pretty sure it's because of the driver because if I disable it, everything is fine,but that is just a temporary fix, every games is unplayable when I disable the driver. I tried to reinstall it using driver from Intel, Windows, Lenovo but none of them work(newest)

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A few times now I have been in internet explorer and then the screen with go back and forth from black screen back to internet screen and back and forth between the 2 for a few minutes and then will hit me with a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it and then will restart. It seems to run fine after the computer restarts itself but this has happened a few times now!
 

A:Screen flips back and forth from black screen to normal then blue screen

Welcome,
Can you provide a few details [remember we can't see or touch your system] about the hardware and software?
Thanks

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:

Administrator
Administrator.computer description name
Administrator.computer description name.000
username1
username2

Is it creating more user folders? At some point Administrator.computer description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..
 

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When I am in pictures folder for example, I see blank or black thumbnails.
When I right click and go to personalize, I can see black themes instead of actual pictures.

I tried almost everything.
- reinstalling video driver
- clearing thumbnail from disk cleanup
- resetting dwm.exe
- going into safemode and then restaring into normal windows
- I tried fixing shell by using "fixshell"
- clearing & repairing registry errors
- ran an error checker
- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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

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I was reading in another post, the problem can be that the laptop is in suspension but i dont know i do

I am scared 😢

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

A:Laptop screen replacement: goes black on startup

Hello again Alexf.

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

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

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Hello. Hopefully someone could help me out with this. I've been pulling my hair out on a daily basis troubleshooting this issue. The other day I was cleaning my room listening to Pandora on my PC. From what I could remember, Pandora was the only application I had open at the time. All of a sudden my computer flips out and the song that was playing started skipping rapidly and my computer screen went blank. Since I couldnt see the screen I had to do a hard reboot. I restarted my system and it came back up asking me to start normally or in safe mode. I started normally thinking it wasnt as bad as it really is. It came to the log in screen and I entered my credentials. The system came up but only one of two monitors (I have dual monitors set up, one 23' Dell Monitor and one 40' LCD TV) turned on. Then about 5 minutes later, it did the same thing, the screen went black and I was not able to do anything at that time. I restarted my system again and this time I started in safe mode. 5 minutes later, same thing. I opened my computer to clean it out and noticed how dusty it was in there. I aired out all the dust. I looked at the fan on my video card and it looked really dusty, like the fan was too dusty to even move. I took the video card out and noticed that some of the cylinoides on it were popped, like it got too hot. So I figured that the video card was done. I went out and purchased another one, a GeForce GTS 250 (1 GB 256BIT DDR3) PCI Expressx16. I installed it a... Read more

A:Black screen following video card replacement

Does the problem also exist in SAFE MODE?
We really need to know brand and model of computer, or configuration, and age of components to start making many suggestions.

I would want to remove every component possible, and be running some simple stuff... keeping very good notes of what attempts you have made.
 

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Hi,
Over the past year, since I upgraded the memory on my IBM R31 Thinkpad, I have had intermittent problems with my screen blacking out. It's not completely gone, just extremely dim, but I can make out the things on screen by using a torch. At first, I was able to trigger it back by leaving the lid open and never closing it, taking all the usbs and plugs out of the back, or re-starting it.

However, it seems like nothing I do will trigger it on now. I've done a search and apparently the commonest cause is that the inverter needs replacing. Would this seem like a sensible thing to buy?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IBM-Thinkpad-...goryZ162QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

The only thing I'm thinking now is, i've had this laptop for 5 years now!! I'm not sure if it's worth fixing or upgrading anymore. I mean, I love it, just cos it's lasted this long, i've upgraded the memory from 128mb to 384mb and i've bought a wireless card for it but would it be worth trying to buy and fix myself a new inverter or just buy a new laptop?

Thanks!!
 

A:IBM Thinkpad - Backlight screen black.. inverter replacement?

Well the most common things would be the inverter board you linked to, or the backlight bulb itself.

If the laptop still suits your needs, in terms of performance than its much cheaper to just fix this one, than buy another laptop of similar quality.

The great think about IBM is the great support. Here is a link to the hardware manual for the R30 model.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-39797.html
It should tell you how to get at the inverter and bulb.

Even if you do get a new laptop, its still worth it to fix this one up as a backup laptop. 20-30 pounds and a couple hours to fix it isn't that bad.

And i believe its called a flashlight not a torch. You could burn the house down with a torch
 

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

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

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

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have been running my Windows Xp OS for a while now but due to some unexpirienced decisicions by friends and family viruses found there way on my pc.
I used AVG Virus Protector (free edition) to scan, find and delete any viruses. I was successful in findin over 30 viruses and controlling the problem. But there was this malware program not to sure of the name...it was a red icon in the toolbar in the form of a boxing bell that caused a pop up program with the characteristics of a malware prevention program.

i scanned once more after and found no more threats.
But there still was this annoying malware program which did not have an uninstallation setup and kept on prompting "blank" explorer windows to open up in large quantities ( 50-60 boxes sequentially).

Eventually i deleted the file from the start > all programs list, and emptied the recycle bin.
As soon as i did that the pc just froze and all i could see was the desktop wallpaper. I restarted it and saw the windows loading screen but no startup screen just a blank black screen...then i restarted again and didnt see the windows loading screen and left it on for like an hour and nothing happened.

I've turned my computer off many times after that by holding the power button down to make the beginning menu give me an option of whether I want to run windows in safe mode or normally when I turn the computer back on but i cannot find the safe mode or anymode except normal for that matter...i've tried t... Read more

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Hello! i got an advent 7094 and yesterday morning when i tried to start mi laptop there is nothing except a black blank screen. At opening there is the normal intel logo display and afterthat there is only black sceen.i tried connecting it to my desktop screen and still there is no sign. HELP PLS T_T_T_T_T_T_T
 

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I have a Toshiba S126 Laptop, has worked flawlessly since purchase. Yesterday, I installed a new Lexmark printer, and it worked until about 3:00pm. then my screen went black. couldn't get it to do anything, so I rebooted. During boot up, the Toshiba screen appears, the command lines appear, and the initial Windows screen appears, then it goes completely black. The hard drive continues to spin, and I assume load the rest of Windows.
At this point I am stuck, and any help is appreciated.

Mike Kingsley
 

A:Screen goes Blank/Black

Hi Mike,
Try starting in 'Safe Mode', and uninstall the printer drivers to see if that rectifies the problem, or in XP try 'Safe Mode' and 'System Restore'. Sounds like the printer installation has possibly corrupted the Video Drivers.
Bowmar
 

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Hi all, I'm currently experiencing a black / blank screen after the dell logo (my notebook is Dell).

I have tired booting into safe mode by F8 but to no avail since im on windows 8.1.

i have tired to reset the residue power as well.

i have tried to crtl alt del but it wont respond.

I can't take out the battery since it is internal as well.

however the black screen allows me to see my cursor.

Any solutions out there?

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NvKuiJMm0A

And it will just stay blank after that for unlimited amount of time.
 

A:Black / Blank Screen

Hi there

The best will be to reload that machine. I hope you have backedup your files.

The only way that I know of to get the recovery options is to force shutdown the laptop during boot 3 times. This will open the recovery options. Lets firstly try accessing safe mode to try and backup your files. If you don't need your files or have already made a backup skip the following step and Recover the system.

-----------------------------Safe Mode-------------------------------------
From the recovery menu you can click:
"See advanced repair options"
"Troublshoot"
"Advanced Options"
"Windows Startup Settings"
"Enable Safe Mode" then restart.
--------------------------------Recovery---------------------------
From the recovery menu you can click:
"See advanced repair options"
"Troublshoot"
"Dell backup and recovery"

Hope this helps
Grant
 

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Hello there,
 
I've got an old Compaq Armada E500 laptop which im meant to be upgrading for a friend. Im usually quite good with computers so I went ahead and used my Hirens boot cd to wipe the hard drive clean with DBAN, upon completing this, i used the hirens cd again to format the harddrive to fat32. Now when i put my xp install cd in the drive and boot up I just get a blank black screen with a flashing white underscore in the top left corner, I can't do anything.
 
How on earth am I meant to load xp on here when it isn't loading the cd?
 
I've accessed the bios using f10 and changed the boot order to CD, it will load the hirens disc, but when I insert the XP disc it will say something about a pxe - media error check cable and will proceed through to this blank screen....
 
any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 
Thanks

A:Old laptop running windows 98 wiped for xp replacement, black screen now.

Hi,
That sounds as if the XP disk is not bootable.
You have verified by booting off of a different CD that the drive is working.
 
The PXE error is what you see when the network card is in the boot device list and none of the items in the list above it are bootable.
BTW Hirens is not allowed to be recommended here due to the inclusion of Microsoft files.
 
Good Luck
Roger

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Downloaded a virus into my computer 2 weeks ago - ran Microsoft Security Essentials to scan & clean.
Downloaded microsoft updates this week, computer froze so I shut it down. Now it won't even reboot........
I am hopelessly illiterate when it comes to this sort of stuff - is it time to dump this computer? It was a rebuilt system to start with......
 

A:No BSOD - just a blank, black screen...

Now it won't even reboot........Click to expand...

Describe this in more detail. What exactly happens?
 

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Hi guys,

Basically as the title suggests, when I turn on my PC it powers up, I hear fans spinning yet my screen will stay black. To add to this when it stays blank my keyboard also does not light up.

So far the only way for me to access my PC is to turn it off and on a few times, usually including completely disconnecting it from the power for a short while.

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 760
8.00 GB RAM
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V 610W Power Supply

Rocca ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Rocca XTD Gaming Mouse
(First time having a gaming mouse/keyboard so I was not sure if maybe they caused problems, sucked extra power etc..)

I'm not too experienced with the ins and outs of computers but all I can think is maybe my PSU is not giving enough power (though I get no warning beeps), my Keyboard might be the issue? I hope you guys can help. I've thought, maybe do I need to update the BIOS? If so how do I do that?
 

A:PC Turns on BUT my screen is still black/blank?

Is this a new build that will not post or has it been running then developed a problem?

Have you tried disconnecting ALL drives [both hd and optical] removing any usb device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc and then pw ON? See if the mb will reliably complete POST. If it does complete post a few times, then start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you will need to start swapping parts with known good units; start with the pw supply.

Next post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact ram installed, etc. Note 8gig of ram does not really tell us much; 8gig of corsair 123xxx, tells us a lot more.

If you can get the system to post, enter the bios or uefi and post the following info; cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values.
 

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Hi, my desktop's been having some problems recently. When I switch it on, it loads just fine. However when it comes to the point in time where it is supposed to show the blue start up screen with "Welcome", the entire screen turns blank. And it just remains that way. There isn't any start up tone too. I've tried rebooting numerous times in normal and safe modes and nothing. Is it a graphic card problem? I do not wish to reformat, quite a fair bit of my school work is in there, I can't risk losing them... And it's urgent since I have most of my portfolio files in there...

Please and thank you!

Melesa

A:Black/blank Screen At Start Up

Do you have a dual monitor setup currently or in the past?

Do you only have ONE video adapter?

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Hello, I have an 18 month old Toshiba L455 S5000 laptop. I have never had an issue with it. I work from home off of it 9 hours a day monday-friday. On saturday I was browsing the web and near the bottom right of my screen i saw there were new updates available for my windows 7. I proceeded to install the recommended updates and received a prompt that my lap top needed to shutdown for the changes to take effect. Well it never came back on. When I power it on the charger, battery and power on leds light up green and the hard drive led flashes for a few seconds then goes off. I can hear my fan and hard drive running and the disk drive will open and light up when I close it. But there is no activity on the screen, not the Toshiba or windows welcome screen or the black screen of death. I did the take the battery out and remove the charger hold the power key for 30 seconds thing 20 times. I also held down the zero key and the f8 and the f12 and still nothing on the screen. So i hooked up an external monitor and tried the Fn F5 buttons and the screen immediately says monitor going to sleep and shuts off. I dont know what else to do, I really dont want to bring it some where and be charged for them to tell me its the motherboard. It cant be, I was using it with no issues up until windows prompted me to run the new updates. BTW Toshiba techs told me it was software related and referred me to Microsoft, who referred me to Toshiba because its a hardware matter. They didn't understa... Read more

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Yes. I know what I should do.

Change balanced plan and Power saver to both
Turn off the display NEVER
Put the computer to sleep NEVER.

So why the monitor goes blank (Black) until I touch the mouse or keyboard.

A:screen goes blank (black) after inactivity

Is there an active screen saver?

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Have a ZX6971-UB21P. Was using it recently when all of a sudden the screen went blank/black (not from going to sleep, as the machine was actively in use). Forced it off & rebooted, but there is no display whatsoever. You can hear all the startup sounds and the windows login sound once it gets to it, but there are no visuals.  As this model has no video out, there is no way of using an external display with it. As it is out of warranty by many years, is there a solution out there for this issue?

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I recently bought a radeon x700 Sapphire card 4x agp(128mb), worked very nicely at first, tried it on all my high end games(doom3,blackwhite2,painkiller), to see how the performance was compared to my 9200 if it was worth it, it sure was , what a HUGE difference, can run all my games on high settings , look very nice , never knew this cheap 100$ card would provide such good game-play. Oh ya forgot the driver cd didn't not work, dvd drive couldn't detect cd, so i just downloaded it from ati instead(works on my regular cdrw drive ,strange).

So when i restart my pc, it just hangs there blank black screen, same as my last pc that i thought i fryed it at first( having second thoughts about my other one ), never knew this card uses an extra power extension and yes i have it connected. And when i switch to my 9200 tuner card works fine no black screen. And i bought extra 512 ram for the card also. Have no idea what i did wrong or installed wrong or am i doing something wrong or did the card just die on me the first day.
my pc is
+2400 athlon pc chip board (socket A m811 series)
ddr 266 +1GB ram
1x40 HD
1x160 HD
1x Dvd dual drive
1x cdrw drive(unconnected)
Power supply is rosewill that came with the cheap case 400W
 

A:Blank black screen at startup up? help

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thanks in advance for helping me
i have a dell latitude running windows xp
i was having problems with it
so i was running gmer on it
while i was running it i got the bsod
then the computer restarted with check disk
since then i cant get the computer started not even in safe start mode
i do have an option to use windows recovery when i go through the start up but nothing is working
thanks again

A:blank black screen after startup

Does this concern the same computer as the topic here? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic425883.html

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Hey, i had an error message after doing a Non-Destructive system restore called "NTLDL is Compressed" so i do a few more Non-Destructive restores to see if it helped and it never. So i started spamming keys on the restart, i hit F2 a few times after to go to the boot menu and just went to a blank black screen. No it does nothing when i restart, just goes to a blank black screen. Please Help.

A:Black Blank Screen On Start Up.

sounds kind of like a hardware issue, I would start by removing everything you don't need to start the machine, including the CD-rom, floppy, ... PCI devices

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I have a HP pavalion laptop PentIII 4yrs old It seems that when I turn the laptop on it has a blank screen no reboot no xp nothing not sure do u think its the hard drive not sure any input appreciated...
thanks
anthony
 

A:staring @ a black (blank)screen

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Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop, win xp SP2 will not do anything.

Turned it on and first screen I get is Windows did not start properly last time please choose: Safemode,Safe mode with network, safe mode with command prompt or start normal or last know good configuration. None of them work. Once I choose one I get the coursor and the cursor only with a black screen;the cursor will move

Put the restore disk in and directions say to hold down c key until I see toshiba sign and let it go. It Checks cd boot cd rom, then loads ramdisk image, then I see toshiba recovery tool, then back to toshiba screen, then it goes to the boot options listed above: This is the directions on the recovery cd.

have no idea where to go from here other than to the Techguy.org, lol.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Blank/black Screen

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Hi

The system device menu showed a couple of yellow question marks, of which one was a VGA driver. I uninstalled it, and tried re loading the drivers. Windows was searching for the drivers and I left it to it.

When I came back, the screen was black. I presumed it had gone to sleep, and moved the mouse. Nothing. It was completely black. The power was on, but there was nothing on the screen. A reboot brought back the usual startup screen, followed by the Windows XP logo and the blue "progress" bar. But the screen then goes black again. The startup sound can be heard.
I have tried to reboot in safe mode (by pressing f8 on reboot) but nothing works - Ie i dont get the option to boot from safe mode, it continues to boot as normal.

I cant see a start button so cant do anything via msconfig either.

It wont boot from the XP disc or from the motherboard dvd

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
 

A:not your ordinary black/blank screen

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Hi,
I have a boot up problem.
Here is a transcript of a problem which I referred to HP Email support on 27/2 and their reply.
In the first place their solution worked but only temporarily and in the last week I have struggled everyday to get the laptop to boot up.
Today it will not boot up at all - Again the screen is black I heard Windows start up sound but nothing appears on screen.
In the last week on several occasions when trying to boot up I got an error message which said the computer was unable to start and offered me a repair and I chose yes and it then said it could not repair and would do a system restore which it successfully did
Me to HP
I am unable to boot up my Notebook.
the power is on and everything is connected but the screen remains blank.
I can hear the start up sound but the screen remains blank.
I have tried powering off and booting up again but nothing happens.
I have tapped on f8 to start in safe mode but safe mode will not start.
Model H P Pavilion dv9000 Series Notebook PC
dv9720ea
Product Number KMO43EA#ABU
Date Of Purchase 22/2/2008
Service ID 18052
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
HP to me
Hi Keith,
Thank you for writing to us.
From your email, I see that your notebook does not boot up and displays blank screen.
I can understand your concern.
Keith, the issue might cause due to static charges present on the notebook or due to the internal hardware malfunction of the system board. In order to isolate the issue, I recomme... Read more

A:Black blank screen on boot up

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Hi guys,

I have a dell inspiron 1100 labtop (about 4-5 years old) that I use at home and in my car for datalogging the cars information while driving/racing.

To put it simply, when I start the computer up, it runs, but the screen is black/blank the whole time. Now keep in mind some issues I had previously were the following:

1) while the computer was running, the screen would go blank out of no where. We found out that the harddrive was shot and replaced it.

2) While using my labtop in the car, I'd notice that the screen is not as sturdy as it was brand new...meaning when we'd hit bumps on the road,,,the screen would move slightly due to possibly the hinges not being tight any more? Well anyway, with this movement, I suspected that was one of the reasonings why my screen would all of a sudden go blank/black. Because if I'd use both of my hands to hold the screen so it wouldn't have a chance to move, it seemed like the screen would be ok and not shut off/turn black.

Those were the "beggining" issues before this black screen at startup thing happened. Not sure if they're related or not.

Anyway, now is now, and the screen doesn't light up at all. I see nothing at start up, yet the computer will run until I shut it off manually.

Any info would be appreciated...

A:Black/blank Screen At Startup

Hiya mate, welcome to the forum, hope we can be of some assistance!

Sorry to hear about your problem. It sounds to me that the screen maybe kaput, a quick way to find out is to connect your laptop to a monitor, this way the laptop should hopefully output whats on the laptop to the monitor. Give that a try and see what happens.

If not luck pop back and we'll see what we can do!

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So, I just got a brand new Samsung laptop about a week ago. It is a gaming computer. It's been running fine, but now I have a problem.
I had two tabs and a game open on my computer, I was on one of the tabs when this happened. My screen froze, and there was some bars that went across the screen (small bars) So, I held down the power button to turn it off. I then tried to turn it on again. The power buttoned turned blue (like normal) but the screen stays black. No Samsung logo like it does when it's usually starting up.
Does anyone know what the problem is and how it can be solved? I unplugged and took the battery out, just thinking it needs to be rested for a bit.
When this happened, it was quite hot, it has probably been on for 12 hours, and this is daily too. Is it just because of overheating?

A:Blank black screen when turned on

It could possibly be a graphics card error try and find out more about the graphics card installed into your laptop and its common errors.

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what is causing my screen to go blank/black then back on(or not) and I have to restart??
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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I have a dual boot machine Win Xp and Vista Machine. My Power Supply died over a week ago and since I replaced the power supply the XP partition does this blank screen issue. The Vista partition did not have an issue just the XP partition. I even backed everything up wiped the drive and did a fresh new install of XP first and it was fine until I finished the install. On reboot the blank screen issue came back. I popped in my Vista CD and did the Vista install on restart and have my dual boot back with Vista working fine and XP doing the blank black screen after the loading screen goes away. Safe Mode does the same just hangs at mup.* and does not progress. I tried the Last Known Config and that still produced the same Blank Black Screen. I cleared the CMOS and still same issue.

This might be a Power Issue as it never did this with my previous 800 Watt OCZ Elitestream Power Supply. I am not sure how to fix this any help on this would be great. I have been able to have the XP partition boot up off a cold boot with the machine being off for over 20 minutes but if I was to reboot the black screen would appear again.

My spec is a
1000W Antec Power Supply
6850E Dual Core Intel CPU
XFX 680i LT Nforce Mobo
2 XFX 8800 Ultra GTX Nvidia Cards SLI
4 Gig of Memory
Asus Xonar D2X Sound Card
1 500GB HD - Main Drive
1 500B Storage Drive
1 250G 2nd Storage Drive Hard Drive

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Hello,So i upgraded RAM using Corsair DDR3 SODIMM 2x4GB 1600Mhz, after installation the PC starts up but the screen is blank/black steps:1. I tried with 1st socket using only one RAM, Screen Black/Blank2. I tried with 2nd socket using only one RAM with the Same RAM of step 1, Screen Black/Blank3. I tried step 1 and 2 using the other RAM, Screen Black/Blanknow here it gets interesting4. Tried 1st socket using Original/Factory RAM, Screen Black/Blank5. Tried 2nd socket using Original/Factory RAM, Screen Black/Blank6. Tried without any RAM at all , it sounds the missing RAM sound, Screen Black/Blank Now in every step taken i must say that the screen its not just not showing stuff but its totaly black like it doesnt power up at all, in the mean time the system starts up normaly.!Is it Possible the RAM upgrade to affect the screen? or maybe when i was replacing the RAM i touched some cable conecting to screen or something? HP 19 All-in-ONE PCProduct No.G4B06AA#ABAModel No. 19-2113w Windows 10 64 bit 










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A:Blank/Black Screen After RAM Upgrade

Update Removed the battery and hold the power button for 30sec (BIOS reset if i am not mistaken?) now it is working with the orginal RAM so i guess my new RAM its the problem!

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everything started goin wrong when i went into my bios configuration....my usb hardware wasnt being recognize in windows so i went to adjust the options and changed the usb function to enable...i also did some other things......although my graphic card is agp...on the primary graphic it says pci so i changed it to agp...graphic winsize was 64mb i changed it to 128mb, cpu was 133mhz, i turn on the overclocked and change it to 160mhz....and then restart and everything went wrong, it stayed with the black screen......

when i turn on my computer everything works but my monitor stays blank even with 3 different video cards i tried with...,also thought if it was my monitor so i went to my bros computer and try it but nope even my bros monitor stayed black...so it has to be the motherboard itself...........my fans, harddrive, and whatever works.....mouse(optic) works but keyboard doesnt seem to get any signal...tower light stays green but when turned on, it turns to orange jes like the monitor

i also try taking every card out...sound card, graphic card, and my harddrives(since it was the harddrive that i change the configuration in) but nope still doesnt work

i google my probelm and tried everything and still no luck

my specs
1.6gig duron
728 mb
geforce 6600 agp

im jes hopin i didnt fried that damn ****.....im pretty sure it aint fried becuz it can still be turned on
 

A:**black blank screen** everything else works

What Kind of Motherboard.....

....and is there any way to reset it back to default. Have you looked through the motherboard manual if this is a self-build? If not, can you get the motherboard model and check the manufacturer's website for a manual? Not sure if you fried your chip, but it could be....or it may just be the system is buckling because it won't accept the overclock.
 

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When using the laptop it sometimes goes blank (black). mostly when I am online viewing videos, but it also does it while not online and using Microsoft Word 2010. There is no warning nor a blue screen showing any information of what is wrong. I have tried taking the laptop to a computer tech and he tapped the back of the screen, hit the base several times and pushed on the bottom edge of the screen but it still worked fine. He re-installed the graphics driver but it still did it. I have had the notebook since December 2014. It is a used computer but it worked fine until June of this year when it started freezing. The only solution for me is to unplug teh charger, remove the battery from the bottom and let it sit for awhile, though it only gives me now maybe 10 - 30 minutes of use and it starts all over again of freezing and I do the steps of removing the charger and battery all over again. SOmetimes it tries to re-boot but only reaches the HP logo and the squiggly lines appear and I have to turn off the machine and let it rest. It doesn't appear to be overheating  but I have tried to put a gap between the table and bottom of the laptop but it still freezes, gives me the blank screen.

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No Explorer, Start Menu, Wallpaper...blank screen...CTRL-ALT-DEL to access task manager to start basic applications.

I've seen several posts that have similar symptoms and have tried to run the proposed solutions on this system to no avail.

I've run these applications just prior to running the HiJackThis snap shot.

- TrojanHunter
- CleanUp40
- Adaware SE
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- AVG70free_338a597

Problem not solved.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:27:58 PM, on 8/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\szntsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\ToddJune\Desktop\SpyKiller\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\System\panels\blank.htm
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A:Black Blank Screen - WIN XP Problem

Assistance offered here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=393137
Closing duplicate thread.
 

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It's definitely a problem with the graphics card.

It started this morning. When I login on any user, nothing shows up, not even a cursor. It's just black.
So I got into safe mode and disabled my graphics card (intel 965 integrated) and everything worked.

However the special effects and graphics are all disabled. What should I do?
The driver I have installed is the latest one.

A:Blank Black Screen After Login

Some recent Windows updates have this bug, that makes Windows screen black after logging in.Fix for this from PrevX : http://www.prevx.com/blog/140/Black-Screen...sta-and-XP.html

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Hi, I have Lenovo G40-70. When I press the power button the power light is on but the screen is blank or black. I would like to know hoe can I hard reset the CMOS. I tried to remove the memory but no beep or sound produre. Not sure if my motherboard is defective but I want to try first clear cmos. Can anyone help me how can I find any jumper.. or hardaware manual. Regards,Bhongskhie

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