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Z50 - 70 - black screen start (démarrage écran noir)

Q: Z50 - 70 - black screen start (démarrage écran noir)


I have a problem with my LENOVO Z50-70 processor I7.

State before the problem:
There was a system update just before this problem, if I recall correctly,
I used much less my PC than before (unloading the battery often thoroughly ...)

Symptoms during ignition:
- The LEDs mains and batteries are green on the front edge of the PC,
- The SHIFT keys do not light up,
- the screen remains black,
- there is no beep whatever emitted by the PC,
- the screen remains black,
- Hard Disk seems to be turning,
- the fan of the Graphics Card and the Processor turns a little at startup,

I tried :
- Ignition with or without battery,
- The ignition with or without mains connection (connection and disconnection that emit a powerful beep that I did not have before)
- Once the battery is removed, press the start button momentarily, nothing happens,
- Press the NOVO button momentarily, nothing happens,
- Once the battery is removed, press NOVO, nothing happens,
- interchange RAM cards,

I have not tried yet:
- hard drive-free boot and hard drive testing in an external case,

I heard :
- Replacing the motherboard battery?
- Replacing the motherboard?

What might be the other solutions to my problem? I am currently out of warranty.

Thank you in advance for your help.



Je rencontre un problme avec mon LENOVO Z50-70 processeur I7.

Etat avant le problme :
Il y a eu une mise jour systme juste avant ce problme, si je me souviens bien,
J'utilisait beaucoup moins mon PC qu'avant (dchargement de la batterie souvent fond...)

Symptomes l'allumage :
- Les leds secteur et batteries sont vertes sur la tranche avant du PC,
- Les touches MAJ NUM ne s'allument pas,
- l'cran reste noir,
- il n'y a aucun bip quelquonque emis par le PC,
- l'cran reste noir,
- le Disque Dur semble tourner,
- le ventilateur de la Carte Graphique et du Processeur tourne un peu au dmarrage,

J'ai essay :
- L'allumage avec ou sans batterie,
- L'allumage avec ou hors branchement secteur (branchement et dbranchement qui emettent d'ailleurs un BIP puissant que je n'avais pas avant)
- Une fois la batterie retire, d'appuyer lomgtemps sur le bouton dmarrer, rien ne se passe,
- D'appuyer lomgtemps sur le bouton NOVO, rien ne se passe,
- Une fois la batterie retire, d'appuyer NOVO, rien ne se passe,
- d'interchanger les cartes de RAM,

Je n'ai pas encore essay :
- le dmarrage sans Disque Dur et essai du disque dur dans un boitier externe,

J'ai entendu parler de :
- Remplacement de la pile de la carte mre ?
- Remplacement de la carte mre ?

Quelles pourraient tre les autres solutions mon problme ? Je suis actuellement hors garantie.

Merci d'avance pour votre aide.


Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line with English translation of issue.

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Preferred Solution: Z50 - 70 - black screen start (démarrage écran noir)

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 Hello, I have a problem with my LENOVO Z50-70 processor I7. State before the problem:There was a system update just before this problem, if I recall correctly,I used much less my PC than before (unloading the battery often thoroughly ...) Symptoms during ignition:- The LEDs mains and batteries are green on the front edge of the PC,- The SHIFT keys do not light up,- the screen remains black,- there is no beep whatever emitted by the PC,- the screen remains black,- Hard Disk seems to be turning,- the fan of the Graphics Card and the Processor turns a little at startup, I tried :- Ignition with or without battery,- The ignition with or without mains connection (connection and disconnection that emit a powerful beep that I did not have before)- Once the battery is removed, press the start button momentarily, nothing happens,- Press the NOVO button momentarily, nothing happens,- Once the battery is removed, press NOVO, nothing happens,- interchange RAM cards, I have not tried yet:- hard drive-free boot and hard drive testing in an external case, I heard :- Replacing the motherboard battery?- Replacing the motherboard? What might be the other solutions to my problem? I am currently out of warranty. Thank you in advance for your help. ------  Bonjour, Je rencontre un problme avec mon LENOVO Z50-70 processeur I7. Etat avant le problme :Il y a eu une mise jour systme juste avant ce problme, si je me souv... Read more

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Le probl?me de mon pc portable c'est si je l'allume sa me met "Boot absent" on ma dit de mettre un cd d'instalation c'est se que j'ai fait puis sa marche... mais l'instalation ne se fait pas compl?tement car il y a un ?cran qui vien toujours...

Sa me met : "0x00000024 (0x001904AB, 0x8E9E7924, 0x8E9E7620, 0x8805E657)

C'est un windows vista

j'?sp?re je me suis bien exprim? ^^

Bref merci de bien vouloir m'aid?.. Bisous !!

A:Mon pc marche plus, écran bleu. (My pc working, blue screen.)

Hi -

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My laptop problem is if I lit its puts me "Missing boot" on my said to an installation cd is is that I did and then his walking... but the instalation is not fully because there is a screen that vien always...

Its provides me: "0 x 00000024 (0x001904AB, 0x8E9E7924, 0x8E9E7620, 0x8805E657)"

This is a windows vista

I ?sp?re I have well expressed ^ ^.

Brief please me helped.. Kisses!

Bugcheck 0x24 refers to the NTFS file system -- a problem exists with your hard drive

Run chkdsk /r then re-boot the system
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe above under programs | type chkdsk /r | re-boot the system

Regards. . .



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Can someone please help me? I'm a first-time forum user

I've got an Acer Aspire laptop here that has decided to stop loading/starting up.

When I turn the power button on:
- I can see the Acer logo screen (and also get into setup if I press F2)
- The cursor (_) blinks once or twice
- Then the screen just goes black/blank and stays that way

Twice (when I have left power on at the black screen), I have eventually seen this Windows Boot Manager message (maybe after 5 minutes each time):

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Unfortunately, I do not have the Windows installation disk.

I have tried using a System Repair Disk (on DVD, burnt from another laptop with same OS)....but got stuck when the broken laptop didn't detect or couldn't read the disk.

I also tried the Alt+F10 system recovery, but after 20 minutes on the "Please wait a moment..." screen, I gave up and turned the power off.

Please help. Thanks.

A:Acer won't start, Black screen / Windows failed to start

Hello noob and welcome to Seven Forums.

Can you get into Safe Mode via the Advanced Boot Options menu? If yes, you can check for damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two in the SFC tutorial.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

Safe Mode

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Another possibility from Safe Mode is to try rolling back your computer to a date/time prior to this problem occuring using a system restore point.

System Restore

If the above desn't help, one of the Forum experts prepared a troubleshooting guide for failure to start issues.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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My laptop will not boot. I end up with an empty black screen or a blue screen with no icons, just a cursor. I get choices for 'normal startup' or ' repair' but not safe mode. Any help appreciated.

A:Unable to start - black screen or empty blue screen w cursor??

Hello JoLaRo and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of tutorials that might help you out.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If you're still having issues after following the tutorials, please post back.

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Hi I would really appreciate any advice i've been trying to fix for four hours without any luck.

I have an Acer aspire 5732Z. I turn my laptop on and it shows the starting windows screen then just goes to a black screen with a cursor. I tried to do systems restore but it said that i did not have a system restore point. I cannot start in any safe mode.

I have all my pictures, uni work etc and im terrified i've lost it all. I've only had the laptop a year.

Any suggestion would be amazing

Thank you

A:Black screen after windows start up doesn't go to login screen

Hello seven11 and welcome to SevenForums!

I think this article will be fairly interesting to read.

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Carry on.

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

C0000218 Unknown Hard Error

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What can I do to get my computer back?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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A friend of mine asked me to look at his old XP machine because it simply will not fully startup. It does make it through the initial boot routine and the "Windows XP" splash screen appears but, shortly after that, the screen goes black. All you can see is a black screen with a white cursor in the middle of it. The system does not respond to mouse or keyboard input.

I used a Hiren's Boot CD boot disk to look around his system. He has about 40% free space left on the hard drive which seems to function correctly. I am presently running a virus scan (via the Hiren's Boot CD).

I've never seen an XP machine do this so I'm not sure what is going on. I believe he is running SP3 but I'm not certain of this because I can get it fully loaded to check.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP Will Not Start - XP Spash Screen Then Black Screen

Can you boot into SAFE mode? If you can, try updating the video driver for starters.


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My computer stopped connecting to wifi.  I decided to do a system reset.  Now the screen is black at start up and the hp logo just flashes on and off the screen.  I tried the BIOS update and that did not work either.  What else can I do before sending it in for repair.  I just bought it last November.

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Background: A week ago on vacation, I opened my HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl (a laptop running Vista Home Premium SP2) and suddenly, green and black lines began forming across its screen. I was later told this was a pressure crack, although that is not what I'm posting about. Freaked out, that day I turned the computer off and on several times using only the power button, once foolishly interrupting a "Startup Repair" process.

Problem: When I got home I hooked up the laptop to my TV so I could see what was going on. After attempting to turn it on many times, I eventually got the BSOD with a STOP:0x0000c1f5 error. I couldn't access the Recovery Module (even to backup) or Safe Mode. Going into personally uncharted territory, I booted from a Linux System Rescue CD to delete the $TxfLog file that was apparently the cause of the problem. I no longer get the BSOD, I get a black screen (KSOD?) (sometimes w/mouse, sometimes w/o) after the "yellow bar" loading screen. I still can't get into Safe Mode but I was able to use a Vista repair CD I downloaded to (finally) backup onto an external hard drive.

What I've Done So Far: I've run chkdsk, checked the memory and hard disk from BIOS options, and run Startup repair. I did the kind of Windows backup where everything goes to one file.

I'd prefer not to start from scratch if I can avoid it. Thanks so much for any and all help guys, I appreciate it a lot.


A:Vista won't start up, black screen before login screen.

I couldn't access the Recovery Module...Do you have a Recovery CD, Windows Vista CD, or Recovery Drive (partition)?What happened when you tried to access it?------------------------------------------------------------You said that you were able to backup onto an external harddrive, so important data is safe.The best option right now would probably be to re-format.

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Pourquoi l'ouverture de mon PC, celui-ci me demande d'appuyer sur F1 et comment remedier?

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From where can I get the royale noir theme for windows XP?

Do you have the right link?

A:Royale Noir

Hi Acer2000...

is this the one:


If not, Google throws back some other results:

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My computer has Royale Noir as the toolbar, but whenever I restart my computer, it resets itself to "windows 98 theme". I installed it in the right place, any input as to why it would reset itself?

A:Royale Noir

Is this a new theme installed?

Do you have Win98 theme installed as well?

Check in desktop:
Right-click>Properties and Themes.
It will default to what is there unless its installed as part of a modified theme.

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I have a desktop that when you try to restart, screen show up black with no icons but a bunch of virus warnings and pop ups. Sometimes when I try to restart, I can get to folders and run rkill, but cannot access Malwarebyes, which I downloaded the other day to kill another virus. Any suggestions???

A:black screen...on start up

Double post. Topic closed.

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Screen says this upon startup.
(Alert! OS Install Mode enabled. Amount of Available memory limited to 256MB. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility)

Every tool I run on this machine says there is no HDD installed.
F1 does nothing and F2 just goes into the BIOS and shows no sign of a Hard Drive installed anywhere. Please help if anyone has had this problem.


System Info
Dell Dimension B110
Service Tag-30YWJ91
Celeron 2.53 Ghz.
Win XP Home

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I am having trouble starting Windows XP.

My screen turns black after first seeing the 'Win' logo.

Most people with this problem, seem to have the screen turn black after the Windows XP logo, although mine is before.

I have no option to boot in Safe-mode, etc.

A:Black screen following start-up.

When did your pc start doing that on startup, have you intstalled any new programs recently?

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A:Black screen upon start up!

Oh also i forgot to mention F8 will not boot it into safe mode either

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This morning my comp downloaded a security update for IE;

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB978207)

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Since it was installed whenever I turn my PC on it sticks at a black screen for a few mins before re-booting and loading properly.

It says I can remove this update if I want, but I'm not sure I should.

Help please?

A:Black Screen on start up.

mmm, after downloading this update my "each day" account reported that it was corrupt. I went in to my admin account, decided to do an Acronis disk image first and then tried my other account again - this time it worked. Have you tried your admin account, or even safe mode? If so do they load properly. Personally I'm not sure removing the update would be a good idea as it apparently plugs a vast hole in IE.

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Hi,My computer says disk error push control alt delete to start and then it goes right back to that screen. I did all the hard drive tests and they fail and system recovery stays black w a curser for over 4 hours . Any thoughts ?

A:Black screen and won't start

Hello @Kerridantuono Kerridantuono wrote:Hi,My computer says disk error push control alt delete to start and then it goes right back to that screen. I did all the hard drive tests and they fail and system recovery stays black w a curser for over 4 hours . Any thoughts ?You say that the Harddrive Tests failed.  Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue  HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual... Read more

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A:Screen is black on start up

Turn it on, then hit F8 immediately and keep tapping it and see if it will go into safe mode.

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This is a laptop with Windows XP. The screen goes black as Dell is powering on. The message is DST log contains errors. Code 1000-0146

Is this a virus?

A:screen goes black during start up

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Clicked OK and screen went black again.
I cannot go any further than black screen. Please help!

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Have a Sony Vaio VGC-RA820G Model PCV-A11L
Just getting a black screen,the vaio screen comes up and the intel inside then it goes black Have windows home xp
Any help.
Also looked at about 20 pages for the same issues and will look again

A:No start up Black Screen

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Unsure of computer specs; I know that is a an HP computer.

This is my dad's computer, and he said that while he was watching "videos", the desktop PC popped up a BSOD of the Page_Fault_in_non_paged_area error type. After waiting several minutes to re-power the PC, the computer does not load anything, and the desktop emits out a loud and non-stop "whirring" noise. I decided to check the Ram one by one, and they all (individually and collectively) load up past the screen with F11,etc command options, but go no further when the screen becomes black (with a blinking underscore in the top left and an off-centered orange block). I've attached a picture of this.

A:Black Screen on Start Up

Did you try Alt + F10?

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Hello I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5921 with me and it seems that when I turn it on it takes a little while for the windows logo to appear and after it is done loading, it just turns into a black screen and that's it. The screen is still on but it is black. And I hear the system running like its supposed to. I can't put in any commands and I haven't tried safe mode yet because when I restarted the computer, it didn't even bother to load up the Windows logo screen like the last time I booted it up. Can anyone help me with this problem? I have a feeling its a problem with the video driver but I'm not sure.
Please help, thanks.

A:Black Screen after start up

Safe mode isn't working, it still gives me the black screen. :/ I have no idea how to get around this, please help.

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop computer running Windows XP. The problem I have been experiencing is during start up. When I turn on the computer, everything begins to load but I am not allowed to do anything until the screen "blinks" to black and then back to my desktop. I then can access programs. If I attempt to do anything before the black screen "blinks", the computer nearly crashes as it struggles to execute the command. Any idea's? Thanks

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I now have a black screen at startup. Before I had a blue screen at startup and it would say things like "Panic Stack Switch" or "No More IRP Stack Locations" or "Bad Pool Header". This would happen when I would start up the computer or when I had some down time and instead of going into my screen saver the blue screen would come up.

I ran Combofix and now I don't get the blue screen at all. I get a black screen at startup. If I turn off my moniter and then turn it back on I get my regular screen for a second and then it goes black. This is my system information.

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Gateway, INC
Intel ?
Pentium ? 4 CPU 2.4 GHz
2.40 GHz, 512MB of RAM

What should I do?

A:Need Help. Black Screen At Start Up

Can you boot into Safe Mode?How to start Windows in Safe ModeIf so, try running chkdsk:Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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Black screen with curser in center. Without clicking the mouse, dragging the mouse draws a blue box. Acts like the left click button is stuck. Control/alt/delete-task manager has Skype program running and some times another program. If I end all tasks, computer begins operating normally. Tried system restore to an ealier date would not complete. That was probably from not disableing virus protection. Any suggestion of cause?

A:Black screen on start up

Did you make any changes before the weird behavior? I'd undo them or try System REstore from System Recovery Options.

I would also establish a Clean Boot from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

If those fail then work through the other steps, report back results.

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Hi there,

I am running windows 7 on a Toshiba Equium P300, and am experiencing problems on start up. What I am getting is a black screen without a cursor, just after the Toshiba screen disappears, which then allows me to do nothing. I am able to get to the F2 & F12 screens but struggling from there. I have tried changing the boot priority, but nothing works, just the black screen. F8 does not work, it just bleeps at me when I press it.
Help me please, because I am starting to believe there is nothing I can do.

A:Win 7 Black screen at start up

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I'm trying to get my old pc to work, but my computer starts up with the fans and everything, but then the screen just stays black and says "Power Save." The tower has 2 lights on it, one green and one an organish color that stay there. I assumed I needed a new hard drive, but that did not work. Maybe a new motherboard??...any help would be appreciated.


A:Black Screen At Start Up

Make sure the video card is properly seated... you may also want to try a new monitor cord before going out and buying a new motherboard.

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restarted computer last night but came home to find the splash screen with a "preparing auto repair" after 20 minutes I forced it to shut down. Now I get a black screen nothing works. HELP

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I have a Gateway laptop with Vista. Before today it never really caused me any problems and there was no critical warning signs.

My problem is upon starting my computer the screen is black and nothing happens. I can hear the fan running but at a lower volume then usual. The keyboard does not respond at all so pressing F8 or any other commands is useless. The CDrom does respond if I press eject on the side.
There are two things that I did today that I normally never do. First, I ran a disk clean up and I also had a USB "F Drive" SanDisk inserted into my computer because ironically I was seeing if I could use it to back up all my work and notes but I had no success.

After turning off my computer, this problem occurred maybe 20 mins later after I turned it back on. Also, there is no cursor on the screen it just a blacks screen with nothing else on it so it doesnt even look like that my monitor is on. I tried plugging my laptop into another monitor to see if that was the issue but it wasn't.

If I find a recovery disk to use will I be able to recover my work? Any ideas?

A:Black Screen on Start up

Go with starting up with the recovery disk.
See if you can get into SafeMode and run SF Diagnostic Tool - Using for Troubleshooting - Windows 7 Forums
Then post back so we know how you are doing.

Welcome to Vista Forums

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One of my computers crashed yesterday when the circuits blew. It needs to be fixed.

So, I hooked up my other computer, Windows XP Media Center 2005, and upon starting the computer, I see the typical loading screen, but then when my desktop is due to show up, all I see is a tiny strip of my desktop at the top of the screen (or what I assume is such, because the strip is purple like my desktop). The cursor doesn't show up, and pressing Escape, Windows (by the Ctrl button) and the like, doesn't do anything. I even hooked up my other monitor, and the same thing happens.

The Windows XP was working fine in my old residence, if it is of importance. There have been no issues with either computer until the circuits blew yesterday. Everything is tightly connected, and I just can't figure this out with my manuals.

I am using my sister's computer to ask this, so thank you for being patient with my reply. I will be checking in periodically to see if anyone has a good answer. Thank you very much to anyone that can help.

Also, the Windows Xp 2005 was NOT hooked up at the time of circuit blow

A:black screen upon start-up

Time for some bench testing, look in the hardware section of the forum.
Have you observed anti-static measures? Try disabling some items and boot each time. If you have 2 ram boards, remove one at a time.
If you just moved, reseat everything carefully. Did you jar it or drop it when moving?

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Just getting black screen ON start up.cannot even get to password page..is there a rebooting options

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My problem is: -I press the power button on my tower; it lights up and the ?hp? logo briefly flashes on the monitor. The monitor goes then blank/black.I press and hold the power button on the tower. The power light goes out, and the monitor THEN indicates ?no signal?, as it should.I repress the power button on the tower, and everything boots up, as it should ? most of the time.Also, I cannot get my tower to wake up from sleep ? I have to force a shutdown, by pressing down and holding the power button on the tower.I am hoping someone out there has a SIMPLE solution. Please note, this is new computer with windows 10 pre installed.

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Hi, I hope some of you can be of assistance to me.

This morning when I started my laptop I got the always pleasant black screen treatment...

It is an Asus F7SE, about two years old.

The computer starts, fans are running, lights for power and "on" working, the initial sound/beeps and the "ASUS" letters at the very beginning. Then black screen. I get no BIOS Post (info at the start) and Vista is not starting.

Have anyone experienced something similar or have any idea what I can do?

I have looked around on the net but not found anything helpful so far. I am not what you would call a computer expert but have some knowledge at a beginner/intermediate level.

Any helpful answers are much appreciated.

A:Black screen on start up

Hmm probably some virus or malware? Have you installed any software recently??Have you tried safemode? Is it working or the same blank screen their? If not try a virus scan or system restore.
You can also try this
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/686623-vista-blank-desktop.html or http://mistonline.in/wp/windows-vista-home-desktop-blank-resolved/ either of these should help.

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I turned my computer off corectley in the evening when I went to turn it on in the morning it turns on and goes to a black screen with a blinking mouse arrow. Safe mode does not work neither does disk repair.

Does anyone know what is happening or has anyone had this same problem? If so can you explain how to fix it?

Any help will be appreciated!!!

A:Black screen @ start up

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 My wife has a Pavvillion 13-s128nr.  When turning on the machine you get a black screen.  The power light is on but nothing shows up...totally black.  I rebooted the machine a few times same result.  I left the machine on to drain the battery.  Plugged it back in and restrted it same issue.  We bought the machine in November 2015.  What are my options with getting this back and running. thanks,Rob Topham

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I have a Dell XPS 8500 Desktop. I have been running Win 10 (With Problems) . I downloaded an update for Kaspersky and needed to reboot. When I tried to reboot it came back to the start page without rebooting. I then shut down. When I restarted I got an error message stating System_Thread_Exception_Not_Handled. It also gave options to troubleshoot the problem. I choose Dell. After going through several steps It Froze. I shut down. I have nothing but a Black screen ever since. Help!

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Dell dimension e520

Start it and it goes directly to a black screen.

There are no flash drives or external anythings connected to it.

Next tried tapping F8 for safe mode..the screen comes up and I select safe mode then it goes to the black screen again.

A:On Start Up I Get A Black Screen

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 Louis

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I am running XP and for some reason whenever i reset my computer it continously shows a black screen with nothing but "Enter password" on it. I know the password and once I enter it everything works fine but i was curious how might i get rid of it if its possible.

A:Black Start-up screen

That is probably a BIOS password you have set. Go into BIOS and see if you have set something up by mistake.

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Sorry I don't have the specs for this computer as I am offsite but, when we start the computer it won't get to the Windows screen. After the normal initial screen it just goes black with the blinking cursor and never advances further. Weirdly if I opt to boot via the CD drive (even if there is nothing in the CD drive), it will advance and load Windows and function completely normally. The glitch is only apparent when booting up.

A:Black screen on start up

Go into the BIOS setup screen and then set the CD drive first in the boot order and then save the change and exit.
See if that helps.

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that computer?


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I've a Packard Bell desktop PC running Vista Home Premium. Have had it for a couple of years. Have kept up to date with all relevant updates.
On Sunday when I turned on my PC and screen the screen did not display (remained black). Windows loaded and I then turned the screen off and turned it back on again and lo-and-behold the display was OK and remained OK thereafter. The same happened on Monday so I did a system restore to last Friday (when all was working OK). Today (tuesday) the same - black screen on start-up - occured. I had not added any software between Friday and Sunday, I do not use any 'hibernation' type functionality.
If I do a restart the screen displays OK.
Help I'm a bit lost as to what may be causing this behaviour ?
Any advice greatly received

A:Black screen at start up

Hello BazzaS and welcome to the forums

I think a good place to start is by doing a clean boot:

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Follow the instructions in that link to establish what's the problematic startup entry


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I have an Acer laptop with Windows XP. The problem is that when I turn on the computer logo appears "Windows XP", then the black screen that asks me if I choose
start automatically,
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
last working config Definitley
starts normally

well, I type any option for a tenth of a second you see a blue screen, which absolutely can not read something written for too short a time that appears, then return the black screen with the options above.
What to do?

A:W XP, start with black screen and nothing else.

Hi, what is the model number of your Acer laptop?
Do you have the install CD?

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