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

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

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?

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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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Hi, I am having the same problem as yours. So appreciate to your helpful post.Just one question, do you do OSD timeout reset first, then factor reset? or only OSD timeout reset?

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Hello all,

I have this stability problem with my rig:

Every few days, the screen goes blank but I can still hear background sounds, then after maybe 15 seconds, the computer reboots but the reboot process takes a few minutes instead of a few seconds as usual when that happens.

This can happen anytime (playing WoW, browsing the web, or sitting idle).

I have noticed that before the computer crashes, I have a dozen Event ID 4101 "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

Then the really slow reboot comes from a critical Event ID 100 with extremely long BootUserProfileProcessingTime
For example:

EventData


BootTsVersion
2


BootStartTime
2016-10-01T22:42:36.683475900Z


BootEndTime
2016-10-01T22:47:38.211820700Z


SystemBootInstance
27


UserBootInstance
27


BootTime
222190


MainPathBootTime
205090


BootKernelInitTime
22


BootDriverInitTime
200


BootDevicesInitTime
857


BootPrefetchInitTime
0


BootPrefetchBytes
0


BootAutoChkTime
0


BootSmssInitTime
7469


BootCriticalServicesInitTime
137


BootUserProfileProcessingTime
194439


BootMachineProfileProcessingTime
15


BootExplorerInitTime
1252


BootNumStartupApps
37


BootPostBootTime
17100


BootIsRebootAfterInstall
false


BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits
0


BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits
0


BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits
0


BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits
0


BootIsDegradation
false


BootIsStepDegradat... Read more

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Hi Bleeping Computer....
Right now I have a serious problem on my notebook....
My Notebook is HP Probook 4421s
 
 
Here are what happens before it goes completely mess right now....
1. I was surfing on the internet, when suddenly a notebook pop up, and disappear again (this is what i suspected to bee the root cause of the problem)
2. then I continued surfing as usual..after about 1 hour, my screen started to scramble "a little bit", then it goes blank for 1 second, then a pop up on my bottom right screen says something about "disk driver has recovered......"  
3. i don`t know what to do, then while I`m searching how to fix the problem, it happens again....
4. it happens about 3-4 times. At the last time, the scrambled screen become worse...
5. I decided to do "system restore", but after restarting, it goes to completely blank screen
6. i turn off the notebook, wait about 15 minutes, then turn on again, still only blank screen
7. i read about "hard reset (15 minutes hit power button while unplug power cord and battery", still blank screen
8. try, 2-3 times, i give up, and wait until tomorrow (today)
9. then i try to turn it on again, the screen is on, showing some vertical thick line of scrambled screen. i can hardly read what the screen is showing, but it still fail to start up the windows...
10. I try to hit F10 repeatedly, then it comes up to some page (hp back up system? with hp logo on bottom right), then it shows some menu, i choose something like "run-in ... Read more

A:either blank or scrambled screen on turning on the notebook

It looks like it's hardware. "showing some vertical thick line of scrambled screen"
 
Are you able to see a screen like this (BIOS boot post screen)?
 

 
Please post some screenshots of your issue. (If possible) Try to post also the screen like above if possible. 

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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Hey!

My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline

Hi

backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.
 

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Having an issue with my X1 Yoga  riinning Win10 64-bit and all firmware & drivers are up to date. I often plug in an HDMI screen to my machine and when I do and step away for a few mins the screen goes blank to save power etc. When I return and click these or hit a key the backlight on the laptop comes back on but no image is displayed on either the laptop nor the HDMI monitor. If I unplug the HDMI cable then the laptop screen comes back perfectly and then I can plug the HDMI back in and get the image back on my larger monitor. This seems much different issue then the "blank screen" I read up on and appears to be a detecing from sleep state issue in the driver etc. Anyone else have this? Any fixes for this as I'm plugging the HDMI in/out/in 5 times a day or more... This never occured in the past so appears to be an update issue. 

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For the past 5 days or so, the screen on my laptop gets scrambled after being on for a few hours. What happens is, the taskbar goes to the top of the screen, desktop background becomes black mostly except for the bottom edge, desktop icons appear on top of the windows-nothing overlays properly, all the windows flash all over the place on top of each other, and while it's doing all of this, I can't even click on anything or access task manager by clicking Ctrl-Shift-Esc or Ctrl-Alt-Del so I can end a process. All I can do to get out of this, is, turn my computer off and restart my computer or press the power button to turn off my computer, then right before it turns off, I click the Cancel Button that appears in the middle of the screen that appears showing you what programs you need to close out before shutting down the computer-that's all I can do. After I click the cancel button, everything is straightened out, but the windows have switched back to Windows Vista Basic.

The first time it done this, I restarted my computer, and when it restarted, my computer automatically chose to perform a disc check on its own and it deleted a corrupt file or something like that-I can't remember exactly.

My laptop has never done this before no matter how much I've got going on in my computer, but this is happening even with just one internet explorer window open-it doesn't matter what or how much things I have opened up.

Things I have done to fix this:

1) I've ran a full disk check-the ... Read more

A:Laptop Screen Scrambled

Did sfc /scannow find anything?
Do you have any anti-virus programs installed?
Have you done a malware scan? Malwarebytes
Have you started a disc scan
Go to computer. right click the drive with your operating system on,Tools,
schedule a disc check for next start and include the option to scan and repair bad sections.
Post back your outcome.

Edit: note there is a space before / in sfc /scannow

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I cannot get to my desktop as this black screen is preventing me to do so.

It doesn't even give me enough time to log in!
It happened once before but it magically started to work the other time.
This never happened when I was still using the stock 640GB HDD that the laptop came with. So maybe I'm thinking it's because of my SSD having problems?

Fortunately, I can still get to Safe Mode and it says I got a BSOD and here's some details that it showed:

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800170F5D6

I went to Event Viewer and took a look on what made my computer mess up and it says that winlogon.exe and Explorer. initiated the restart of my computer and said there was no reason for it.

A:Black Screen appears 2 secs after Logon Screen shown

This will probably be moved to http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/.

Follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with more information to better assist you.

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Need help here.

I have a HP laptop DV9543cl with 32bit Vista. Last Thursday (6/3/2010), Vista update icon showed up and asked me to install the update. As always, i did that. Once install was done, it asked for a reboot which i did. It started booting up again and when it finished Windows logo screen, it went blank and no display with all the other lights were in correct status. I waited for a long time before attempting a reboot. Since then i don't see anything on the screen after the initial BIOS screen (Which is also all jumbled up). I tried F8 (BIOS) and F11(Restore) but no screen. Don't know what to do but i am pretty sure that Laptop is working ok just not displaying anything. I am going to try Remote desktop on it now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Blank screen after initial boot screen for HP Laptop with Vista

have you tried ringing up HP support line?

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I've got a problem with my laptop, a 2010 HP G60-635DX. First, a little history. This was my wife's laptop until she dropped it and broke the display screen. We hooked it up to a monitor and she was good to go. Last Christmas I got her a new computer and again she was all set. In the meanwhile I've been using this old Dell laptop from 2006 with WinXP in it. Works, but is slow as all get out. A few months ago I decided to use my wife's old computer for myself. It comes with Windows 7 and works quite well. Last June I made the mistake of trying the Windows 10 upgrade, and what a disaster that turned out to be. So I reverted back to Win7, but I lost all the drivers that came with it, so I was stuck. So recently I bought a new screen for my wife's old computer, and I installed it today. So guess what? The screen works fine, but all I get is a blank white screen Nothing at all! It's as if the computer can't display anything at all. I just don't understand it. The computer fires up, but that's it. No start screen, no nothing. Just a blank white screen.
Anybody have any ideas as to what's wrong, and how I could fix this?

A:New laptop screen shows just a blank white screen

I got the computer working! Last night I rechecked the connections to the screen and made sure that they were solid, then all of a sudden the Startup Utility came on, asking me what I wanted to do. So I opted to wipe the HD clean and revert it to the original factory specs (don't worry, I have all important files backed up already). I made sure the connector cable was in there good, then I stuck a piece of electrical tape on it just for safety. Now the computer runs as good as new, and I don't have to spend any money taking it in to a shop.
 
The moral of the story is this - always check and recheck your connections. Lesson learned!

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My cousin just bought an "Acer Aspire 5100." I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Vista to clean everything up but now the LCD looks scrambled everytime it returns from sleep mode.

What do I need to install to fix this problem? Here is the link for all the drivers:

http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=3345376&CFTOKEN=71741811

BTW. How critical is it to install any other drivers that are on the Acer page after the Vista install? Everything seems to work fine on the laptop other than the additional buttons by the mouse.

Thanks,
Jerry
 

A:Screen scrambled after sleep mode on laptop

Ok... forget the link. Does anyone have any guesses as to what type of driver I should look for to fix this problem? Any help is appreciated
 

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Please help. For over two months now my AOL 9.0 has not been working. Whenever it loads all that is visible is the menu bar and tool bar. There is no sign on screen. The rest of the window is blank. It is almost as if the sign on screen is invisible, because if i hit tab buttons i can get to setup, but thats about it. I have tried everything possible, and have spent endless hours on the phone with AOLtech...useless. AOL 8.0 gives me the same exact probem, and at one point in time, each one worked perfect. Now the latest version i can use is 7.0. If anyone has any information, please reply or email me at [email protected]. Thanks for your help.
 

A:AOL 9.0 loads with a blank window and no sign on screen!

Here is my hijackThis Log... perhaps that may help to diagnose the problem. Thanks in advance for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:45:39 PM, on 12/6/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVSYNMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVCONSOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\ALOGSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AWS\WEATHERBUG\WEATHER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 7.0\AOLTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LINKSYS\WMP11 CONFIG UTILITY\WMP11CFG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\WEBSCANX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MOSTAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINRAR\WINRAR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\RAR$EX00.774\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bny.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://desktop.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/deskredir.dll?c=3c00&s=consumer&LC=0409
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title... Read more

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Trying to login to Microsoft OneDrive and I am presented with a completely blank application window whilst logging in - just the title bar of Microsoft OneDrive

No idea what to do to login.

One forum suggested clearing browser cache, which I have done in all browsers, but this did not fix the problem.
I have desinstalled and reinstalled - nothing
I am running a windows 7 service pack 1 desktop linked to a windows 2012 server. I am able to login on other machines with other users and then OneDrive is working fine on those machines.

Have tried doing a OneDrive Reset The OneDrive reset did nothing.
I get the welcome screen, click Next and then get the blank screen.

Looking at OneDrive login credentials with the Credentials Manager.
I do not have anything relating to OneDrive and have no entry marked "OneDrive Cached Credential"

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Hey guys,

Im new here and would like some help on my new computer problems.

These are the specs:

Case: Antec 1200
MOBO: P5Q3
CPU: E8500
GPU: 1Gb Radeon 4870
RAM: 4gb G.Skill DDR3 1333
HDD: Segate 1TB
PSU: Coolermaster extreme power duo 650W

I have recently put a new computer together and cant find a solution to my problem. When i restart the computer it goes through the normal process of shutting down but when it actually shuts down the screen turns off "No Signal" and the actual computer is still running.

Can anyone please help, much appreciated.

Thanks

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My PC is HP Compaq, Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz, 768MB of RAM, 96MB of graphics card, 250GB HDD with dual boot (XP and Windows 7).
If I turn off my PC, and when I start up it again, it starts up very good. But if I restart my PC, before OS choice menu, PC displays blank screen! Why?! How can I solve this problem? Can anyone help me please?
Thanks!

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I have an Inspiron 7537 purchased in June 2015. It’s always worked fine until a few days ago.
Now, when I try to start it, the keyboard lights, the drive spins, but after a few seconds it powers down and repeats over and over. The screen remains blank.
Reseated the battery, thought it might be the AC Adaptor, which I replaced, but the problem remains. (Is there some sort of key one should hit to reset after removing the battery??)
Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Hi all,

I've caused a problem which is proving to be difficult for me to fix.

My laptop experienced a BSOD which resulted in me being able to log in only to be met with a blank screen with a movable cursor, which I resolved using a System Restore.

Following this I tried to identify the cause for another issue caused by the BSOD which was the replacement of icons on the log in screen by square-shaped outlines. I ended up opening Device Manager and then Display Adapters, where I disabled one of the graphics processors (GT 610M). I restarted the laptop after doing this and since then it has been able to progress past the teal Windows logo and spinning circle but not to the log in screen as a blank screen with a cursor appears instead.

I've tried using refreshing, System Restore, Startup Repair and enabling Safe Mode but none of these have been able to work or in the case of Safe Mode the blank screen still appears.

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Hello all, this is my first time posting. I receive a BSOD upon startup, once I reach windows login screen. After a couple of seconds, input will lock up. Usually, this is followed after a few moments by a BSOD, though occasionally, input is reallowed, and computer functions normally. This continues until windows tries to install updates. When signing off to reboot, configurations reach 30%, and computer attempts reboot. At this time, before reaching the sign on screen, I get what I can best describe as a bunch of staggered blue and light blue lines across my entire monitor, which requires me to hard boot my computer. To restore functionality, I have to go into safe mode, where I'm informed 'failure configuring windows updates' and my computer automatically reverts the updates. Afterwards, I can boot normally, and I'm back up to the login (which occasionally allows me to proceed.)
I've updated several drivers, uninstalled recently installed programs, and have backed up all files I care to keep. I've tried to do a bit of research, but I'm not getting very far, and this has been going on for several days. My most recent BSOD info is posted below... please help before my computer bites the dust for good!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000030
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800100A58A
OS Version: 6_... Read more

A:BSOD on sign in screen, also windows updates freeze screen

Hi aballou

Take a look at the link below to show you how to upload the dump files

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello Everyone,

I have a hp pavilion p6126f desktop configured with an AMD Athlon 7750, 6GB DDR2 RAM, 750GB HHD, DVD BURNER and Integrated NVIDIA GEFORCE 9100. It has windows vista SP2 (home premium, 64bit) installed.

This was working great until suddenly when I press the power button this mourning and the power light on the power knob came on for a few seconds, fans etc were heard spinning up and then the light shuts off and this repeats unitl the power cable is pulled off. I installed a new working PSU with same results.

can anyone here assist me with this issue.

much thanks in advance.
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A:HP Pavilion p6126f desktop restarting with blank screen

Have you checked that the CPU fan is running?

Try to boot from the Vista disc and also try tapping the F8 key at startup to see if you can get into safe mode. Report back.
 

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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
------------------
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 ... Read more

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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Hi there,

I have been stuck with the above issue for the last couple of days and would appreciate some help asap. In reflecting on the above the comp. is at the point where it is continuously restarting. I was able to insert the installation/required disk it was asking me for earlier and was able to open up to a screen resembling safe-mode. However, I can no longer do this on my own or through "start-up repair".

If it is helpful, in reading the start-up repair screen and seeing, "windows cannot repair the comp. automatically" as well as looking throughthe "problem details" I see recall seeing possible registry errors such as, "rollback registry"

If this can not be fixed or is not a quick fix I am also open to the idea of reseting/reformatting the hard drive but only if I can recover some files using open-source software such as recuva or the like.

Appreciate the help
 

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).

What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?
 

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).


What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?

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When I shut down my PC at night I leave my tower powered up but switch off my Monitor and my 5.1 speaker system. When I switch my monitor on again the next day it has previously always shown the Windows account sign in page until the last two days when I get a black screen on powering up my monitor. Yesterday I had the mouse pointer showing and I could move it about but today I didn't even have that. Both days I had to crash reboot my PC using the lower button on the tower and my PC worked normally from then until I switched it off again at bedtime last night, when as I said I got a total black screen this morning.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to solve it?.

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Hi, I've been going through some problems with windows, I'll try to be the more clear and organized I can, let's start with my config and the symptoms I'm getting:PC Config:Core2Duo E6550GA P35 DS3 (rev.2.0)2x 1GB DDR2 800Mhz Kingston (in dual channel)GeForce 7200GS 256mb (512mb with turbo cache)HD321KJ Samsung Hard DriveSamsung SH-S203B DVD driveCorsair VX450W Power SupplyOS: Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 (I upgraded to sp2 just yesterday, before that I was running sp1)Symptoms: There are three types of symptoms, the most common is the pc simply restarting, note that I've already disabled the "automatically restart" in the system properties window and it keeps happening, other is the screen freezing, and then I have to restart it, and the last and less common is the famous Blue Screen of Death, also, but for only two times, instead of the freeze or the blue screen I got an empty black screen. All these types of crashes can happen independently of what I'm doing, It has happened while burning dvds with Nero, scanning with anti-virus, browsing the net, or even while I'm asleep and only the bittorrent client is up. Though, there is one peculiarity I think should be important, there's one program, the VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release), which is used for various kinds of video manipulating jobs, that every time I'm enconding a video with it, there is a crash, and I'm convinced it's not only coincidence, cause I have tried a... Read more

A:Pc Restarting, Screen Freezing, And Blue Screen Of Death

Sounds to me like a hardware problem, but the stability test should have revealed that.I'd suggest searching your hard drive for files that end in .dmpThen use this post to perform an analysis on the .dmp files: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246Make sure you select the Debugging Tools for x64 Windows when downloading them.Then post the results here for us to have a look at.

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I keep getting a black screen after sign in. It only happened after my laptop did an automatic update. I did a system restore and fixed it but then it updated again and it won't let me restore far back enough. It is a hp pavilion I just got it. I know nothing about computers I've tried things online and uninstalling the video thing doesn't work and I need help
 

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Got so used to only being me using my desktop pc that my mind has gone blank regarding setting up a new laptop for me and a friend.
Can you remind me please?
 

A:Create 2 users on new laptop sign in screen

Control Panel > User Accounts
 

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Hi there I'm new to this site , so hope the thread is in correct place. Here we go...........I recently had a laptop with a black screen all the lights were on and it did sound almost as if the HDD was running. My 1st thought was putting it into my monitor but still the same outcome. I read on a site and tried the "Power Cycle". To start with nothing happened so I remover the RAM out of it swapped them about but still nothing. I tried one more time with the cycle and Hey Presto up came first everything seemed right. As it is my friend old Laptop I promised I would put XP on to wipe his files. The installation went without a problem unil it was complete. Once on now it gets to the Windows XP picture it wants me to choose - Safe mode , run windows normal...etc no matter what I pic it's always the same problem with XP sign comes up there is a blue flicker the it goes to the - Safe mode , normal....etc screen reset after reset.

Can anyone help me it has already had a new screen since the boy at the shop says it serious but he couldn't get it to come on and billed me for the new sceen wich wasn't needed. It did run on Vista before I changed it but I used the XP before it is fine.
 

A:Laptop Screen Flicks Blue Then Goes Black After XP Sign.

Has anyone got any suggestions please as I am wit's end with it might just sell but it is a good laptop Anyhelp would be so appriciated
 

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I am having a problem getting my laptop to boot all the way. It will boot up to the Windows log in screen but the cursor/mouse freezes and can not move to activate log in box to sign in.
I am able to boot and use safe mode but this is the only way I can get a complete boot up.

I would appreciate any help I can get as I do not want to lose all the info I have on computer.

Thanks in advance
Don

A:Laptop will not boot past windows sign in screen

Hello.Please provide the following information.OSWhen did the problem begin?Any abnormal behavior of the computer near the time the problem began?Has the computer had a malware infection at some time in the recent past?

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I have here my Mother in Laws C670-14D and its developed an issue whereby when you power up the screen is blank. it does have backlight and you hear the windows startup sound that you get before you login as windows starts up.

I can see the screen if I start in safe mode, in fact I'm using the PC in safe mode as I type this.

I did hae a similar problem in the past with another Toshiba laptop and that was windows 8, the issue was connected with power save settings but I've tried all of those and no luck. Also tried the remove battery suggestions, nothing has worked.

I'm guessing windows has done an update that is causing this but I'm at a loss and google has turned up nothing.

Running Windows 10 Home edition 64 bit

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance

Steve

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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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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?

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

Hello and welcome, try this to see if you have something that's going you don't know about. Use the free version.

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596146-solved-windows-cant-boot-black.html
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AmdK8
Fips
nod32drv

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.
 

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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pavilion dv6000 start screen blank if screen not fully open, external screen fine and shows login infoif fully open all is fine, after login screen it can be partially  closed  or pulled back and will operate 

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Hi,

i'm having to boot into windows xp. on power up sytem goes through the windows xp splash screen (with progress bar) and then instead of login prompt it goes just into the blue screen with moveable mouse pointer arrow.

issue seems to be similar to:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/868562-solved-windows-xp-pro-startup.html
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/868463-startup-problem.html
but recommended solutions didn't help so far.

symptoms just before issue - was not able to run use some system features - utility to turn off the display, utility to bring up battery info - everything was working fine before this

what i've tried:
boot to Last Known Good Configuration - resulting in the same blue screen

boot to Safe Mode / Safe Mode with networking / Safe Mode with comman prompt - resulting in blank (black) screen with "Safe Mode" in the corners and moveable mouse

test the hardware (hard drive / memory etc.) via build in PC Doctor - all seems to be working
i am able to use bootable XP CD from other machine to get into Recovery Console
i am able to boot to simple live XP using BartPE-XPE usb key and access the hard drive

could you please help me to find solution to this issue
thank you in advance
krajicek
 

A:Solved: blank blue screen with mouse arrow after xp splash screen

Hi krajicek, u having a same problem as me.

Btw.. yours is laptop or desktop?
If laptop wat brand are u using..Mine are FUJITSU laptop and i still
can't get it work.
I boot from the WinXP CD and it still can't recovery as well and i try
safe mode aslo can't work too..
 

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sir,i do have lenovo G500 and since a month i am facing problem of blank screen when i turn on my laptop by pressing power button.have tried all the ways to resolve the issue but helpless it doesn't show anything on the screen and shows simply a blank screen and glowing led of power.kindly help in this issue.

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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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pavilion dv9600 entertainment start screen blank if screen not fully open, external screen fine and shows login infoif fully open all is fine, after login screen to the pc it can be partially  closed  or pulled back and will operate in the window environment perfectly

A:pavilion dv9600 start screen blank if screen not fully open,...

Hi @reneC, Good day! Thanks for posting your question in the HP Community. It is a terrific place to find answers and tips and to have the best experience in the HP forums. I read the post regarding issues with the display which works at a specific angle. I?ll be glad to assist you with this.   You are a valued HP customer and we appreciate you greatly for doing business with HP. I have reviewed the situation and it is paramount that we address your issue. Thank you for giving us the privilege to assist you on this platform. You?ve done some awesome diagnosis and troubleshooting. Kudos to you on that score. . I would require more information regarding this to assist you better.         When did this first occur?         Please provide the complete model# of the unit.As this is an older computer, service options with HP may not be available as the parts for this unit is not supplied anymore by our business partners. I request you to contact a technician locally, like Best Buy or Staples and get the situation corrected. Hope this helps. Let me know how this goes. I genuinely hope the issue gets resolved without hassles and the unit works great. Please reach out for any issues and I'll be there to assist you. To simply say thanks, please click the "Thumbs Up" button to give me a Kudos to appreciate my efforts to help. If this helps, please... Read more

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History:
I recently changed motherboards and removed a 2nd hard drive which contained win 8.1. The system now has one drive with Win 7 Pro on it. My backups have been going to a removable seagate usb 3.0 drive and was not always plugged into the system, so occasionally I got a notice that windows couldn't find the backup drive which was not a problem as I plugged it in weekly and backup ran fine then.

What I've done so far:

1) sfc /scannow from elevated prompt, no files had problems
2) ran MRT and virus scan, came back negative
3) Started system repair disk and selected Startup Repair and came back with no problems, ran additional available troubleshooter which came back with no problems found.
The full error message reads:

"The backup application could not start due to an internal error:

The service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. (0x80070422) "

When I select "Backup and Restore", the page comes up showing only the words "Control Panel Home" in the upper left in the blue area and the words "Backup or Restore your files" in the top white area of the page. The rest of the page is blank. See attached pdf ...
Not surprisingly then, the service doesn't show up in msconfig as a startup service.

The error is supposed to be, according to technet articles, indicative of a corrupted file, however as stated above System File Checker finds nothing.

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A:Backup Screen options/info screen blank; Error (0x80070422)

Windows Backup was disabled in "Services" for an unknown reason. Also, I was looking for "Backup and Restore" at the top of the list of services instead of Windows Backup at the very bottom of the list. I didn't look in "Linux Backup and Restore", either. Duh. Anyway, good news, easy fix. Done.

How:

"Start > right click "Computer" > select "Manage" > select "Services" > select "Windows Backup" from list and double click it. When the pop up window opens, if the pull down says "This service is disabled" click on the pull down and select Manual. Click "Apply". "OK". Done.

Now, just go to backup and restore in the Maintenance folder on the start menu program list, click it and Backup menu is there ready to go.

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I have a Compaq Presario C300. Somehow the screen cracked and of course was not under warranty. I purchased a replacement screen online and followed the directions to replace. It was relatively simple, however, now when I boot up the computer, the backlight comes on for the whole screen, but shows up blank. Did I just not fully connect something? Is there something simple I can check before I bring the whole darn thing in for service anyway? This is what I was trying to avoid in the first place. The whole laptop was only 800 and the new replacement screen was $199 (as opposed to the quote for $450 I got to have it replaced).

Anyone have any ideas I can try?
 

A:Replacing Compaq Presario C300 LCD Screen: blank screen now

You have to make sure you bought right screen for your laptop. Check your connection cable hasn't any damage on it. If it still shows only blank screen, i think not coming enough power for screen (wrong screen).
 

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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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Using window xp pro
I on computer.
It's fine loading bios and till window xp logo..
when it starting to load the welcome window screen.. (which it didnt reach the welcome screen at all)
It just stuck at the black screen..

so i try to run in safe mode, weirdly it able to open.. okie

i tried to reformat... but it doesnt seems to work, it happens the same thing..

b4 this happened.. it all started one day.. i let my computer to download some personal stuff.. then, my bro went to play gunz online.. so the computer got hanged, and he just shut the computer just like that.. (how stupid) so now, i cant reach the welcome screen at all.. help me pls..

I'm using pentium 3..
as yall know, im a beginner, i dont know a thing.. just tell me what to do if u need any informations..
 

A:Can't load window welcome screen! stuck at dark blank screen

Try this, boot into safe mode.
Right-click on "My computer" and select "manage"
When that opens, click on device manager

When device manager opens, look at your graphics card normally under "display adapters" - any crosses or red splats?
 

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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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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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Really frustrated after buying Lenovo Y700 15ISK recently. All drivers updated even applied steps from this post but still randomly screen goes blank (Black screen) while the power is still on. Also observed that harddisk light blinking turns off too after this. Is it hardware related issue?Please help to resolve it.

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