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

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

Hi,

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.

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

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Answer: 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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Hi There,
I'm getting the errors below and but I have not got any BSOD.
The errors I'm getting in eventviewer are Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.
This is what the logs files says about each error.
Pku2ulog:
Unknown( 10): GUID=c36a26fb-03a9-d591-3984-dc17e4a48527 (No Format Information found).
p2plog:
Unknown( 89): GUID=fc9d5ca5-e6c8-627c-be74-e6e0a98bbf57 (No Format Information found).
negolog:
Unknown( 37): GUID=2553184f-6f2a-3198-ddb7-93ab1ad2d125 (No Format Information found).
idlistenlog:
Unknown( 10): GUID=418a567f-b393-1423-26aa-123149ef8882 (No Format Information found).
homegrouplog:
Unknown( 12): GUID=96f7a94a-4343-6ede-ff2b-dd1dafeed500 (No Format Information found).
However, the 'Unknown(xx)' number changes times to times.
Could you help me please?

Thank you very much for your attention.
Best Regards.

Answer:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

Hi,
If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Answer:Black screen only on start up,windows boots fine ACER AOD255

I would suspect a hardware fault in the video controller whichgoes away when it warms up or when Windows does a videoreset during boot. Not easy to fix. -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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The screen went to sleep...not unusual. But it wouldn't come back on. I powered it off and back on and the power light comes on and I can hear the fan, but I don't hear it accessing the hard drive. I tried holding down the power button for several minutes, but no change. No beeps and nothing at all on the screen. I also do not see the laptop listed as connected to my home network. Most of the suggestions I've seen involve removing the battery but this model doesn't have an easily accessible battery, so disassembly would be required. Model ES1-511-C59V Any suggestions as to anything else I can try before I have to pay someone to fix it, or replace it?

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The screen went to sleep...not unusual. But it wouldn't come back on. I powered it off and back on and the power light comes on and I can hear the fan, but I don't hear it accessing the hard drive. I tried holding down the power button for several minutes, but no change. No beeps and nothing at all on the screen. I also do not see the laptop listed as connected to my home network. Most of the suggestions I've seen involve removing the battery but this model doesn't have an easily accessible battery, so disassembly would be required. Model ES1-511-C59V Any suggestions as to anything else I can try before I have to pay someone to fix it, or replace it?

Answer:Acer ES1-511 won't start - black screen

If your computer will not power on or your battery is behaving abnormally, try resetting the battery using the pinhole reset button. This process will temporarily disconnect and then reconnect the internal battery.
Please check link below.
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34843/~/internal-battery-reset





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Yesterday I started having problems with my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop machine. Here's the sequence of events I would encounter:

I would start the computer, logon normally, and about 3 minutes after I logged on my video would go black, monitor lights blinking like there was no signal, but the power to the system was still running. Each time I rebooted into normal Windows boot, the system would result in the same error.

I tried re-seating all my components to no avail. I also tried unhooking one component at a time, to no avail.

I started trying to diagnose the issue. Event Viewer logs provided nothing except for some generic error codes which I reviewed on EventID.net. I found that booting into Safe Mode worked fine. I found that doing a Clean Boot would result in the error. I found that doing a selective startup with Windows Services only would result in an error. I found that booting with Diagnostic Services only would result in an error.

I tried using a Windows 7 repair disc to repair my install and that didn't work. When I tried to do a full re-install over my existing install, my computer wouldn't stay on long enough for everything to finish.

Finally at 9:30pm last night the system stayed on with a normal windows boot with all services running (with the cd-rom unplugged; I don't think this actually had any impact) for a few hours before I went to sleep. I left the computer on overnight to see if it would last.

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Answer:Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start"

Since the error did not occur in SafeMode where Win uses a generic low-res 600x800 video driver, but occurred in Clean Boot mode, where your hi-res installed video driver is used, I would guess the problem is a corrupted video/graphics driver. You might try looking for the latest vid driver from the manufacturer website, of your particular machine.

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Answer:Acer laptop black screen won't start

Unplug your AC adapter and remove your battery.
Press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds and then release the button.
Plug in the AC adapter again, put the battery back and power on the system.

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Hi i am having this issue twice now, i bought the laptop almost a year ago now, i first had this issue after only having the laptop just over 4 months, i got it repaired under warranty and now i am havin the exact same issue. My warranty should be still valid as it's not been a year yet since i purchased the laptop, but it will be in 15 days. Though when i do my warranty check it says my laptop S/N or SNID could not be found due to having exired. I still have the reciept for the purchase to prove the dates. Secondly, should there not be a warranty for their repairs? Anyway, the issue was never really expained to me when i first had the laptop repaird so i am not really sure what they repaired. The problems i was having then and having now is exactly the same, i experience a total black screen on startup, no logo, nothing. you can hear the fans going etc, led power lights work, but no display. Still no display after trying an external monitor. The problem in the beggining is intermittant, sometimes it will boot fine after having power it on and off a few times and other times only just blank screen, but as they days pass it gets gets worse and worse no matter how many times i try to reboot, there is always just the blank screen. Why is this? apparently this problem with acer laptops has been happening for years. It's got to be one of the worst laptops i have ever owned, from the start it's also had problems with the keyboard, some keys you have to pres... Read more

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For your serial number try this. Open a command prompt as Admin. Type wmic bios get serialnumber. 

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I have windows xp. And my computer has a black screen that doesn't go away when I start it up. What is the deal?

Answer:My acer aspire 9500 black screen on start up

We need more information than that!

Do you still hear the normal "beep" tone when it starts up?
Do you get any error messages?

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Answer:Acer Aspire V11 Touch first start -> black screen

Have you tried to toggle the display on with the Fn+F5 toggle key combo? Jack E/NJ

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Hello all  It wont start, think a lose connection is at the start buttom. Ant have solution or similar problems? best regards Kenneth













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Hello, Could you give me more details?

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Hello,

_sometimes_ my sattelite A660-10x (PSAW3E) wont start.
I turn it on, you hear the fan coming up, on screen you see blinking cursor on left top screen, than it sort of jumps more to left and top more into corner and stops. Nothing happens, after a while i turn off the laptop.
If i do this 3-5 times eventually it starts. Sometimes it starts on first attempt.

What i tried:
Reinstalling the PC from disc partition with Win7
Taking out HDD into my desktop PC and running CHKDSC with scanning and repairing errors.
Cleaning up the whole PC from dust, fans etc.
Pulling out/in battery/AC
Memory check (RAM)
Processor power management change the minimum processor state from 5% to 100%

I understand PC well but so far have no idea what can cause this. The only thing what comes to mind is that the partition at start of the disc has errors which i cant reach since there is boot partition, original-installation partition, and the rest which is the only one i cant reach with CHKDSC.
What i heard that someone tried is changing the Motherboard battery (the small round one), can it be it?

It doesnt seem to be disc or LCD problem, nor RAM memory.

Answer:Satellite A660-10X sometimes wont start - black screen at start-up

> I turn it on, you hear the fan coming up, on screen you see blinking cursor on left top screen, than it sort of jumps more to left and top more into corner and stops. Nothing happens, after a while i turn off the laptop.

Flashing cursor in the left upper corner is a known sign and could be related to faulty HDD or RAM memory problems.

Memory check could be performed and from my experience such memory checks provide approximately correct results. But even if the memory check would not find any RAM problems, it could be still an RAM related issue.

Of course, I cannot say for sure, if its RAM related issue or maybe its related to another faulty part.
Fact is that such issue is caused by hardware problems and in worst case the motherboard would need to be replaced.

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Windows failed to start.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible..


Help me fix my laptop please i have Lenovo B570e.
i have windows 7 64 bit and i upgraded it to home premium and then it got errors so i get it backed up from the previous and it corrupted then this happens. whenever i press enter it keeps on coming back on this screen.. i tried to put the usb with system repair and a cd with a new OS installer doesnt fix this. help me please what will i do??

Answer:Windows failed to start and always keeps back on this screen

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Answer:windows failed to start after blue screen appears

Hi and welcome to TSF please try starting in safe mode tapping F8 on boot

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Ok pretty much the most dense person you will ever likely to meet when it comes to things like this. but will try my best to explain.

Couple of days ago my laptop froze on me resulting on me having to turn it off and start it again by the power button. When I started it again the message below appeared.


WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY
Windows failed to start . A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If windows files have been damaged or configured in incorrectly, start up repair can help and diagnose the problem, if power was interrupted during start up, choose start windows normally.

-Launch Start up repair (recommended)
-Start windows normally

When I press Launch Start up repair it goes to a screen with a big cursor (which you can move around) but nothing else happens.
When I pressed on the start windows normally setting it went through to the windows logo whilst starting up but then stalls at this point.

My question is, is it easy to fix & if not where is the best place to take it to get fixed. Said I was pretty dense :p

Thanks for looking

Dean

Answer:Satellite C660D froze and does not start - Windows failed to start

>My question is, is it easy to fix & if not where is the best place to take it to get fixed. Said I was pretty dense

I think its easy to fix but you would need an Toshiba Recovery disk.
Did you create one in the past?

If not, try to start the HDD recovery: power up the unit, press F8. Now choose Repair my Computer.
Now new Window should open and here you should choose Toshiba HDD recovery option. This would set the notebook back to factory settings.

In case this isn?t possible, you would need to boot from a recovery disk to reinstall the system.

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Answer:Windows will not start, black screen

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It seems every time i start up my pc i'm always getting this screen and can't get rid of it http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v348/billybobjoemoma/screen1.jpg

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Answer:Black screen at the Windows XP start up

It;s difficut to read, but looks like it has found an error in PCI slot 1 . . what do you have in that slot?

Have you added anything new lately?

wrs
 

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What can I do in this case? Much help will be appreciated.

Answer:Black screen upon start up on windows 7

Have you tried removing and reseating your graphics card (GPU. Or tried, if you can another GPU. Check cables are all fitted snugly.

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Answer:Black Screen before Windows Start up

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Answer:When I start windows, I log in and there is a black screen!

System Restore.

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Answer:windows xp will not start/black screen

So you can't get in to Safe Mode? That's going to reduce some of our chances of getting it working. What happens when you try selecting safe mode?

Do you have your XP CD available?
 

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After that I shut it down and restarted. But nothing happened on the screen. I tried to press Alt+F10 at the same time, but didn't work.

Please someone let me know how to fix it!!! My friend said there was no recovery cd when he bought it.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Black screen and cannot start windows

Hi,

I would suggest booting the system in ?Safe Mode/ Safe Mode with networking?. If the system boots fine in ?Safe Mode/ Safe Mode with networking? then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.


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Answer:Windows Pro SP3 black screen on start up

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Hi, first of all, thanks so much for your help.
 
I have searched EVERYWHERE for this solution and have had no relief. I try to research so I cn figure it out myself, but I need help this time!
 
OS: Windows 7
 
Problem:  I first started having problems where I was able to get my comp started but the display was skewed and I hard to restart to that to fix, I did that twice, then it decided to not load at all.the computer starts, you hear the fan kick in and the comp trying to read the drive. I tried a million and one times. Then today it decided to start, so I put that sucker in Safe Mode w/Networking.
 
I ran Windows Defender, Avast Quick Scan and I would get negative results. I wasn't able to turn on Windows Secuirty on and it would not let me update my Avast definitions or turn it on, I had to do a manual quick scan.
 
I wasn't convinced that I was virus free so I went to Panda Secuirty scan, in the middle of that, the display shut off, the computer was on because the green indicator light was on, but the computer was useless.
 
Also everytime I try to put it, the fan kicks in, you can hear the clicks of the computer trying to read the drive, but I get a black screen, and that's it. I don't even get my Toshiba splash screen.
 
I've tried and have been unsuccessful doing the following:
Avast Scan
Windows Defender
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Answer:Windows 7 Will Not Start at All-Just Black Screen

 Unfortunately it sounds like hardware problems.  It's possible that your CD/DVD drive is the cause of your not being able to boot from discs, so I'd try cleaning it using an inexpensive kit you can buy at most stores that sell computers.  Since it won't boot from flash drives though, it might be more serious.  You could try getting a new SODIMM stick and replacing your existing RAM to see if it's the RAM since that's the next least expensive thing you could do (probably $25 give or take for a 2 GB DDR3).  If that doesn't work, I'd suspect motherboard problems, possibly bad caps.  That would be expensive to repair, possibly more than the value of the computer (I'd guess $250 to $300 in local repair shops).  If you have data you don't want to lose, you could remove the hard drive, put it in an enclosure, and plug it into a USB port on a working computer.

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Answer:Black screen windows won't start

See if a BIOS hardware/software reset fixes the problem. It often does in these strange situations.
Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector.
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard, and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.



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Hi everyone, I'm sort of new to these tech forums. I'm here to seek help for a problem I have when I start up my computer. Before windows loads up and brings me to the desktop, I get this black screen for 30 seconds, no error messages, nothing, just a 30 second black screen. I've tried so many things, but with no result. I realised it has something to do with the hard drive, or the way I install windows / create a new partition before I format, because I put my hard drive with its current xp installation in another computer, and I still got the 30 second black screen. I refered to the support part of the microsoft site for help, but that site needs help more than I do... Anyone know how to solve this problem? Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

Answer:30 second black screen before windows start up

does the same thing happen when you start in safe mode? you can select safe mode by pressing F8 when windows starts to boot.

if it doesn't you could start up as normal. then click on start>run
type
msconfig
then deselect all under the startup tab, except what ever antivirus software you have listed in there. see does that help.

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When I start the computer (DELL Inspiron 610) it runs the DELL screen giving the Option for F2 (Bios) or F12 (Boot Option).

Then goes to a black screen with curser. Nothing can be done on that screen.

I have ran the XP Reinstall software for Recovery. That takes me to a C:\Windows prompt in a DOS screen. I can CD C: and see all the files. Did a CHKDSK /r and everything was fine.

I ran the Reinstall to Repair the current install. Goes through the whole Windows install process with the 100% progress bar and then restarts. STILL goes to black screen.

I then ran a complete reinstall of Windows. Same outcome.

I pulled the hard drive and can open all the files using it as an external drive. So it seems to be OK.

What must I do to boot up???

Thanks

Answer:Windows will not start - black screen

You can boot into console mode (using recovery option).
Can you press F8 and boot into windows safe mode?
I think you are missing a graphics driver and your windows is booting into a resolution
that your monitor cannot display.

Booting into safemode then trying to install either monitor ot graphics card drivers may
fix this,

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Hello.,

this is so frustrating.

i have a computer suddenly just happend to do this ;
the screen goes all black when windows starts,
i did the following to try to fix the problem
- format and reinstall windows XP but still it goes to black as soon as windows try to start.
- format and reinstall win ME, same thing
- change hard drive, thinking may be the MBR is curropted, still doing same thinkg on the other hard drive.
- look into the BOIS try to see what has changes, nothing
- the question, whay suddenly
- what happened
- how can i fix it
 

Answer:black screen when windows start

So can you still get to bios? I have seen a problem where a computer would start to load up, go through to the xp splash screen then everything would go black. It looked as though the monitor was turning off. It turned out to be a video problem. The way i got around it was to use a tv through the video card and i re-installed the video drivers. But i don't know if you have that option. What video card do you have?
 

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Hello guys,
I am facing a strange issue, whenever I start my system after the Windows XP load screen there is no display/black screen but I can hear the Windows XP load music/sound however if I restart my system by pressing the restart button of my CPU windows loads normally and I am able to view everything. I formatted my system and installed a clean version of XP SP3, downloaded and installed latest video drivers. Also have 2x1GB RAM which I interchanged but still I am facing the problem. Can you guys please help me out in fixing the issue? Thanks !

 

Answer:Black/ No screen after Windows XP Start up

Gotta be the vid card then.

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Hi guys, I currently have a laptop with a problem.
I have tried searching google but the problem seems to be a bit different than all the ones I found.

When I turn on the laptop, it loads as normal, to which I can go to bios, etc, but once the page is passed, the laptop turns to a black screen, and in the top left corner the white _ flashes once, and then that is it, I cannot get passed this point.

I have tried loading up in recovery etc, but the same thing happens, and will not pass the black screen.

I will run a windows disc tonight and see if it will accept that, but for now I am stuck at work so I am just wondering if there are any other solutions that may get me passed this screen in advance.

Thank you

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Just as an update, I left it on the blank screen and kept checking back, and after about an hour it went to the home screen and seem to work fine from there.

I restarted to see what happens and I am at the black screen again.

Is there any tests I can do once it loads up again.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Black screen on start up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Harlem


Hi guys, I currently have a laptop with a problem.
I have tried searching google but the problem seems to be a bit different than all the ones I found.

When I turn on the laptop, it loads as normal, to which I can go to bios, etc, but once the page is passed, the laptop turns to a black screen, and in the top left corner the white _ flashes once, and then that is it, I cannot get passed this point.

I have tried loading up in recovery etc, but the same thing happens, and will not pass the black screen.

I will run a windows disc tonight and see if it will accept that, but for now I am stuck at work so I am just wondering if there are any other solutions that may get me passed this screen in advance.

Thank you

----------------------------------------------------------------

Just as an update, I left it on the blank screen and kept checking back, and after about an hour it went to the home screen and seem to work fine from there.

I restarted to see what happens and I am at the black screen again.

Is there any tests I can do once it loads up again.

Thanks



Hi Harlem,

I understand that system is working fine at the moment. However, you can check the below link which might be useful if this problem happens in future as well.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Also, update your system specs here by following this.

If you have any further queries, please fee... Read more

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I'm trying to connect my new pc with a SyncMaster 940bw monitir. The screen stays black during setup (BIOS) phase and operates flawlessly when windows XP Pro (SP3) starts. I check the pc in a lab and all hardware devices work flawless.

The system includes the following components:

Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G intel P43
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 3.0GHz
Samsung 1TB 32 MB 7200RPM
Seasonic SS-500ET Active PFC
Transcend 2GB DDR2 800
Samsung DVD-RW SH-S223F x22
Gainward 9500GT 512MB GDDR2
I checked my device manager and found no exclamation symbol.

When I connect the unit to another Samsung monitor (SyncMaster 173v) and works as expected.

When I connect the SyncMaster 940bw to another unit, it works as expected.

Do you see and solution? Do you need more information? I’ll gladly provide.
 

Answer:Black screen on pc up to windows start

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Hi there,

When I tried to boot this morning, just at the point where the blue screen with the desktop choices should come up, the screen went black and nothing happened -- no drive access. I tried more than once; on subsequent tries I attempted to use "last settings that worked" or whatever that option is, but with the same result. I'm now on a backup hard drive I have in my machine, but I know the main drive is still working fine.

What should I do next?

Thanks so much for your help.

Best wishes,

Jason
 

Answer:HELP! Windows won't start -- black screen...

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After a recovery of my XP Pro, I didn't find the normal basic low-resolution AVG display driver, this driver was a little bit different, and it didn't accept my normal driver. Looking for a way to change to the standard VGA, I found a drop-down list (with just two options) which I hadn't seen before, I took the chance of changing it. Then Windows restarted, and when Windows started, the screen was black. The bios display is OK, the booting process is displayed OK, until Windows start, I hear Windows is working, but the screen is black, the same in safe mode. Obviously, I have accidentally deactivated the VGA driver, or set too high resolution rate, or too high refresh rate?? This is a Catch 22, how do I reset this witout display? I looked into the Windows Recovery Console, I found a driver/service named VgaSave, may be this could be of help? Before I do this, or finally reinstall everything, I ask, anybody having a good advice?

Answer:Windows start with black screen

Did you try to boot into VGA mode? It may allow the change to be made.

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Hello!
 
I've recently been having trouble getting Windows 7 to boot normally on my desktop. Whenever I turn on my computer I see the Windows starting screen and then it hangs at a black screen. There are no error messages, it's just a blank black screen. I can boot into Safe Mode just fine. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1. I've tried Startup Repair, Last Known Good Configuration, updating drivers and none of those fixed it. I ran a disc check in the System Recovery command prompt twice and both times it hangs for several hours with the message "Correcting error in index $I30 for file 854912." 
 
Someone advised me that this could mean a failing HDD. I know very little about hard drives so I wanted to get another opinion to see if that is truly the case or if there are other options I could explore before having to replace the HDD.
 
Any help I can get is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 won't start, black screen

Probably a failing hard drive.
 
[edit: Well, I should say Back up your files first,]
 
Run gsmartcontrol and do the short test (don't do the long test, because it would be better to backup your files first before stressing the drive) and look at the SMART info on there. That will tell you if the drive is failing.
 
Then, if it is failing, first backup any files you don't want to lose, then, if it's a seagate drive, burn the iso of seatools for dos and burn it to a cd and boot to the cd. From there you can "repair" the drive, but keep in mind the drive is no longer trustworthy (assuming it is actually failing), this "repair" just hides the broken sectors of the drive basically, so windows will run better. Then the drive will either keep getting worse, or be ok for a long time (no way to know).

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if i choose normal startup, it begins to load the and u can see the loading bar but then it just goes black........but the laptop is obviously still on just everything black. i can startup using safe mode though.

i think its because i shut it down manualy by pressing on the power button because its an old laptop and it seemed to freeze i had a bit torrent program on. but i used to do that all the time and have nothing happen to it. i froze once before too and i did the same thing and it could still startup fine.

its the first time iv had this problem with this laptop.

also iv tried to system restore to yesterdays date just a while ago and it didnt work.

Answer:cant start up windows, only goes to black screen

If you start up from safe mode and do a normal shut down then try and start up regularly, do you still get it shutting down on you?

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So I was having issues with uploading files from a SD card to my desktop
( Dell desktop running Windows 10 ) or even viewing files , photos on me desktop with a message of The remote procedure call failed and did not execute. So I followed a few links , settings , ( RCP ) on , manual ,etc. These processes did not work. So I just decided to wipe everything & restore it to its original factory settings & files (delete everything option). This all occurred around 10:30 pm I saw it get all the way up to restoring 1% and went to bed. Once I awoke & checked on it , it was on a screen that said scanning & repairing disk drive C 100%. I starred at this screen for about 30 minutes. Thought to myself let me give it a few more minutes. Three hours later it was still on the scanning & repairing disk drive C 100% with the little dots / loading icon still working. Read a few threads & decided to turn it off & back on. Now once I start the desk top it brings up the Dell icon & then goes into a black screen with the little dots / loading icon & nothing else. No options to move the mouse or anything ?!??. I am not really aware of how the desktop works a complete novice in the field. Can someone please offer some assistance or insight ? Or do I need to take it into a repair shop & spend 200$+ to get this fixed ?!?. Any help would be appreciated very much please!

Answer:Black start up screen on OS Windows 10

Update I just turned it on again & it's automatically installing windows now .

Reading your PC Wii restart several times at the top & installing features & drives configuring settings on the bottom , hoping for the best

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My computer had started acting a little funny before this issue had arived. It showed a significant slowdown on startup and applications took a while to start and sometimes would not work at all, but i did not address the issue because i did not install anything recently other than software to enable a ps3 controller on my computer from motioninjoy. I have heard/ seen many negative things about this program and regret ever installing it on my computer. Also the emulator I was using was pcsx2.
I am not able to start in safe mode because the screen goes black before i get the chance. I only get the initial boot up screen where i can press f2 or f12 and then it goes black
i have been using my computer on this particular setup for 3 months now and nothing has ever caused a problem, please help me i need this computer for school work!
my specs are
dell studio xps 8100
radeon hd 5700
8gb ram
intel i7
hooked up to a hp w2072a monitor using a dvi connection
some additional information:
when left on for an extended period of time my graphics card starts to work hard but nothing comes up and the screen evenually turns a pale blue (not the normal bluescreen) and no text comes up

I think it is a driver issue but I am not sure any feed back would be appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen on start up

Do a System Restore to before you installed the ps3 controller software, see if that resolves the problem. The easiest way to start SR is click on Start then type system restore and press enter.

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Lost and confused!!! I recently added some security software on to my computer. And everything was great. rebooted after installation ran everything it asked me to. It was a registered copy, no bootlegs, I did buy it from a comp. store! Of coarse no one there could help me those #@$#@##$%^#@! sorry! a lil frustrated! anyway, I started the computer up to show this great software off and i get the compaq screen with the F1, F10 ect,.,., prompts then a black screen. sometimes, after i reset it again, it will act as if windowsxp is loading (with the progress green bar under windowsxp) then agian a black screen. any advice will be much appreciated! I was advised to use safe mode (f8 key after compaq logo) and sometimes i will get the safe mode sometimes i wont. only when i get into the safe mode i can't highlight anything with the arrows the keyboard is still working (i checked the num lock and the light does go on and off) but nothing> it is a desktop.
 

Answer:Windows xp will not start, only black screen! help!!!!

OH it is a PC!
 

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Whenever I turn on my computer which is windows xp, it wouldn't start. It takes a longer time to load during the page where the bars goes on the screen and says "Windows XP". After that part, the computer just turns black, the screen remains black for a long time. Also the keyboard stops responding, I think it doesn't respond because when I press "caps lock" the light doesn't turn on like it usually does.

I am also unable to enter Safe Mode. When I click enter safe mode, a bunch of words pop up but then it stops responding at a point, so I don't know what I did.
The point where it freezes is at "\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys"

Does anyone know what may be the cause of this or
a solution? I am quite sure that I did not install any software.

Thank you for the help. I really appreciate it.
 

Answer:Windows XP won't start (Black Screen)

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I've I install Windows 10 operating system on the computer .. The excuse I have a problem .. please help as the two began when the system shows I have an empty black screen ! .. I've watched all the videos extension has been discussed about this problem, but I have not found a solution. . When began operation gives me a black screen remains for a period ranging between 5-9 minutes and then turns to show me the desktop ! Please help me

waiting for reply ..
Thank you 

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Thank you guys for taking the time to help me out with this.
My computer has recently began to display a Blue Screen when Windows XP is loading my personal settings. As Windows is loading my personal settings it immediately displays a BSOD with the folllowing:

Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0xc00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

I tried booting in safe mode but I get the same outcome when it tries to load my settings. Only a few times did it load all the way in regular mode where my desktop showed up and I was able to use the pc properly but most of the times it wont load and just shuts down with this blue screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft XP Blue Screen Windows Start Up Failed To Initialize

If you can get to the page with the option for Safe Mode, try using the Last known good configuration.

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i m facing strange problem. my laptop failed to start when i turn it on after a long peroid time.when i press power key only power LED light up for 10-12 sec their is no movment in fan and HDD & beeping sound etc.If i connect A/C adapter and leave for 20-30 minute laptop start instantly with one press of key.it start normaly & smothly i only found noticeable diffrence of clock it running late by 2-3 hour.that's my problem waiting for replies 

Answer:acer aspire e1-531 failed to start when not in use...

normally clock with wrong date/time is caused by the internal CMOS/RTC battery going low; so one thing to try is to change the CMOS/RTC battery. the "big" problem is that you need to open completly the back of your E1; battery is a standard CR2025.

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I get this error message when I try to star up my computer.

Windows Boot Manager

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

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your 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.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The selected entry could not he loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I tried following those steps to fix the problem, but nothing worked. Startup repair didn't work. I had one system restore point, but that doesn't work either. I'm not sure what to do. Can someone please help me? Thank you!

Also, I don't want to reformat my computer or start new or anything. I have too many important files on my hard drive that haven't been backed up yet.
 

Answer:Windows 7 won't start. Status: 0xc000000e. Windows failed to start. A recent hard

You haven't yet told us the brand, model, age or configuration, so it is not likely we can come up with some suggestions.
However, it is likely a hard drive glitch, or a software failure.
Save your data to another computer using a USB external drive, or put it in another computer as a slave, so you can save the data before you get too far along.
 

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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

Answer: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.
Frederik

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Hi all!

My other laptop will not start up at all. I have Windows XP. When I turn it on, this message displays on a black screen:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt:
system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

And nothing continues from there. I don't know what to. Help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows will not start! Black screen problem.. Please help!

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the issue is:my windows xp suddenly start in black screen when i try to open it in regular modwindows in black screen will mouse cursos show only.i try to tyes f8 and go in safe mod.All the things i could do is:boost into safe modboost into safe mod with internetboost into command the things i tried and cant work:return to the last best settingctrl+alt+delete i dont have windows xp install dicsi am on os windows xp ,with 2GB ram,intel core 2 duo e7400 2.8GHzno display card install.No any driver was update this week.the system restore was cleaned,no check point was saved.please help me anyway you can.i just find the solution with these issue for a month already,that was so annoying at home without a computer.HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:windows xp start with black screen and mouse only

Boot into safe mode.Create a new user account.Reboot ans use the new account.Does that work?

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I relocated my 500gb hdd to insite. Before i had it as exernal hdd. But i get black screen when i start my pc. I get even if i remove it.in black screen here is also flashing "_". When i installed win7 i didnt have it coneted witht pc. Sorry if here is some miss spells using mobile to write.

Answer:windows dont start, black screen

Your USB devices may have tried to protect themselves from a power surge and shut down. Do the following to reset the ports. Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and post back your results.

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Hi all,
 
I was wondering if someone is able to help me try to solve an issue with my laptop. I have a HP laptop running windows 7, and at the moment, I can't get it to start up. It gets past the screen with the windows logo and then just displays a black screen with white cursor. I don't remember recently having installed any updates or any other software which may have caused this. I did, however, go away for the weekend and accidentally left my laptop on standby. When I came home, the battery had drained, so I tried starting it back up and it loaded the 'windows shut down incorrectly' screen. Trying to start windows normally after seeing that screen now won't work. I've tried a few basic fixes:
 
1. Starting in safe mode - also loads black screen with white cursor
2. Letting the black screen load and pressing ctrl+alt+delete - task manager doesn't start
3. Going to advanced boot options and enabling low resolution video mode
4. System restore - tried restoring to 2 points, one 2 weeks ago, another even older. Both try the restore and then I get an unspecified error (0x8000ffff)
5. A hard reset
6. Pressing F8 on startup and selecting 'restore to last known configuration'.
 
Any ideas for for what I can try next? The laptop is fairly old but it's the files on it I really care about, so would like to try to fix it, or otherwise, recover my files before doing a clean install.
 
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Hi, I think my PC has updated from Windows 8/8.1 to 10. Now, when swithching on the device there appears to be no signal coming from the PC to the monitor and the monitor goes in to sleep mode. Keyboard or mouse activity has zero effect. The monitor and cable functions as I have used it as a screen extension from a laptop. Any ideas/solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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had power cut when turned on got black screen windows didnot start successfully etc have tried to start normally and it wont to anything

Answer:wont start windows normally on black screen

does any thing show on the screen when you turn it on?do you hear any sounds coming from the computer like BEEPS or the sound of the Fans spinning up?Have you checked the power to the Monitor?Have you tried another monitor?Need a hole lot more.Chances are either your power supply has failed or your CPU fan is not working. In either case it is going to involve you opening the case. If you are not ready for this take it to a repair shop.

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Hi all Had this problem off and on for a few months. My laptop was incredibly slow for a long while, becoming increasingly difficult to use all the time. Until it got to the stage now where it won't even turn on. Turning it on goes one of two ways:  - Sometimes it will turn on but go to system diagnostics. I do the hard drive check (the quick one as the full one doesn't appear to be an optin for ) and it always says its fine. I usually jstexit the menu them and it starts up- Sometimes (like now) it turns on, shows the hp screen, the windows icon, and then a black screen. The thinking circle icon (sorry, don't know what the name is!) might stay on, the cursor is there sometimes...  so maybe it is just starting very very slowly... but its been about 20 minutes already... I have done a hard reset countless times (Battey out and hold down the power button) but it doesn't so anything. There are somethings that i would at least liek to try and get off it before i give up on it entirely! I've had it  for maybe 2/3 years.. hoped it would last longer but if its gone it's gone.  Any advice appreciated - thanks in advance. K 

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Hello, the other day I installed a SkinPack for Windows 8.1, using SkinPacks.com. However, when I uninstalled the skinpack, I was greeted with a completely black screen. My computer starts up, I get the login screen, I login and the screen is completely black. Though I am still able to use Task Manager through Ctrl+alt+Delete and any other option in there.

Anyone have a fix to this, or a way I can use System Restore without having to login? ( Note, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 digitally )

Answer:Windows 8.1 | Start-up problem | Black screen

Try the suggestions near the bottom of the page. It appears to be a common problem where it hasn't uninstalled properly. I woul boot in safe mode. Whislt you are at the login screen, don't login but hold down the shift key (keep holding it) and click restart from the icon in the bottom right corner. You can either try to deleted the files or restore from safe mode.

Good luck

edit: link here
Help & FAQ | Skin Pack

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hi everyone, im new to this forum, i just found it on google when i was trying to find out what was wrong with my computer. When i start my computer it does everything its supposed to but after i type in my password for the network, the screen just turns black. In safe mode, it does the same thing, but it turns gray. i tried reinstalling windows and it wont let me because there is a invalid long filename extention or something when it runs scandisk and it says to run scan disk for windows, but when i do that it just keeps restarting and i let it run all night and it didnt finish.

now for my other computer. i think its an easy question, the video card doesnt work, the monitor button turns green for a second then turns orange again and the keyboard and mouse dont turn on. do you think i need a new motherboard?

thanks,
scott

Answer:cant start windows, screen just turns black

reformat.

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Hi there, I'm new to the forum so i hope this thread is where it should be. I believe this might be a BSOD issue but yet again I'm not computer wiz.

I've just upgraded from windows 8 to windows 8.1, via the Windows Store. Prior to upgrade i had no issues whatsoever with the windows 8, before the upgrade i ran the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. And found only 3 softwares to have conflict with the upgrade, these 3 are as followed: Apple QuickTime, iTunes and Bitdefender Total Security - Version 17.15.0.68. I uninstalled both of the apple software's and upgraded the Bitdefender to a version compatible with Windows 8.1.

I had no issues with the download & installation of windows 8.1, however the instant between windows loading screen and the switch to user log in screen is blank/black for a good 3 minutes, if not more. Normally after the shut down screen the computer would power off completely, however now my computer screen is blank/black and the computer is still powered on for about 10-15 minutes, I know that it is on as all the fans/HDD LED are active. This time fluctuates and I'm not sure why. I've checked with windows update and no updates are available, all of my softwares (and third party applications) are up to date. On Microsoft Community forum and so on, all i can say is that there are many others experiencing a issue only with a blinking cursor and their circumstances are different so i don't believe its related.

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Answer:Black screen on start up after windows 8.1 upgrade

Originally Posted by 8years


Bitdefender Total Security

Normally after the shut down screen the computer would power off completely, however now my computer screen is blank/black and the computer is still powered on for about 10-15 minutes



There's your problem right there. Logs or nothing like that tell me this. It's just something I know.

This below really needs to be removed for a stable machine, but if you really need this badly for something, you can instead try to update it or leave it be if there is no update, after you see how BitDefender removal fixes your shutdown issues. But at a very basic level, it needs to go:


Code:
0: kd> lmvm vuhub
start end module name
fffff800`01a4c000 fffff800`01a5b000 vuhub (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vuhub.sys
Image name: vuhub.sys
Timestamp: Fri Nov 16 10:31:13 2007 (473DB7C1)
CheckSum: 0000C82F
ImageSize: 0000F000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4


Driver Reference Table - vuhub.sys

USB was responsible for your crashes. Highly likely BitDefender as cause of that too (or the vuhub driver above). For good measure, update USB 3.0 driver from motherboard maker, if available and install any updates available to anything you connect to the machine by USB at all.

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Hi,
I have checked several forums but did not help me very much so I post it here.

I have an older system and was using Linux (Pardus dist.) for a while and since I wanted to check some games I have tried to installed windows xp sp2.

I have the following configuration
amd 2500++
asus a7v8x-x (bios updated)
250 gb ide Samsung 2514n hdd
1 cdrom
3 * 512 mb ram
msi radeon 9800 pro (rx9800 red with rv350 gpu)
tv card winfast expert xp
monitor connected via vga
new psu 350 W

For linux i use a different hdd (30 gb) but everything works fine.

I have installed winxp pro sp2, but my computer is crashing on every startup with a black screen after the winlogo.
I tried several video drivers
omega
catalyst
old drivers supplied with graphic card

I manage sometimes to see the desktop, which ends in some seconds as black and frozen .
I can startup in safe mode and in vga mode.

I think it might be a driver problem, but dont know what should i try next.

Thanks

andro
 

Answer:Windows freezes with black screen at start-up

If you installed Windows to an added partition, after having already installed Linux, that could be the problem. Windows XP must usually be installed first, unless you know all the tricks.
 

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My screen goes black in the early stages of bootup. I can start safe mode and have done a system restore to like 9 days ago before Windows Update but my computer still will not start normally. Read some advice that this may be due to conflict with Vista Update and I have asked and recieved via email a hotfix application from Microsoft but this will also not run when the computer is in safe mode. I have also uninstalled recent Windows updates (10th Feb). I have also scanned using Zone Alarm and no virus was found.In Device Manager, I found that 6TO4 network adaptor cannot start. I have searched this forum and did not find a solution. Kindly assist! Thanks!

Answer:Black screen on Windows Vista start up

I have also scanned using Zone Alarm and no virus was foundZone Alarm is a firewall Program not an AVIf you can see your screen in safe mode, it's a driver problemWhen in safe mode, see if you can roll back to a previous video driver.From Device Manager, expand Display adapters, right-click on your adapter & choose Properties, select the Driver tab & click Roll Back Driver.If Roll Back Driver is not an option, it means no driver is available to roll back toThen I'd try installing an updated driver for your display adapter.

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Was in the middle of writing an email when my screen froze for a minute or so, then computer shut down. When restarting I get option to repair or start windows normally. If I start normally I just get black screen for a while then computer shuts down again.
Tried the repair option several times but still the same outcome.
I am able to boot into safe mode. I have run chkdsk /r and if found no problems. I have tried setting back to the last two restore points and no luck.
Samsung NP700Z5B laptop Windows 7 Home Premium.

Answer:Freeze - Black Screen - Can't Start Windows

could be a RAM defect. Try memtest86+, burn it on cd and boot from it for an overnight test

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Hello everyone, well before my computer messed up I got this error message-WSCNTFY.EXE APPLICATION ERROR The instruction at "0x80000009" Referenced memory at "0x80000009" and everytime I would get on the internet or anything else it would just kick me right off. So I just held down the power button and when I pressed the power on again, the windows xp sign comes up with the green loading bar comming up, but then the screen goes black and all I see is the mouse cursor. The only thing that i am able to do is enter into the setup menu which I really do not understand. Please help if anyone can!!!!!! this is my wife's computer and she needs to comlete her home work.   Thank you so much and God bless

Answer:PLEASE HELP MY COMPUTER HAS BLACK SCREEN AFTER WINDOWS XP START UP

Do you have a back up disk? And can you please provide more info on your system.. Thanks

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windows did an update now every time i start up my computer i get a black screen i can get taskm working and i can get programs to work, thats how im asking this now. how do i fix this? also there is no task bar.

Answer:black screen on start up after windows 7 update

So you get logon? But no deskopt at all, all is black? Any text cursor? if so, is it blinking?

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Windows 7, AMD 1100t Thuban Cpu , 8 GB Ram, Asus Extreme Crosshair motherboard, Dual Radeon 5850 GPU's, 1200 watt power supply. The CPU and one of the graphics cards is water cooled.

I have been using my custom built computer for about a year and a half now with no real problems but recently I have been moving it around quite a bit. The problem is that this last time I was setting it up it booted to the motherboard logo and then froze. I tried to get to the bios or any ware else but it would not do anything. I restarted it but this time the logo screen did not even show. With my motherboard beeps once to show that my components are working properly and this is one of the reasons I am confused because it does. I checked my hard drive to see if it spins up and from what I can hear it is working. I noticed that when it is booting up some labeled lights flash then go away but now the one labeled boot stays on. My Cpu always ran around 41 c and topped around 48 c so I don't think overheating could be the problem. If you have any ideas or suggestions they would be much appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 won't start Black Screen Issue

Hi and welcome to TSF check all the cables and connections also reseat your ram and graphics cards and ensure the heatsink and fan is properly seated and secured

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Hi guys,

my computer don't start there is only black screen and nothing is happening. After restarting it few times somehow it started. Please if you can look on the .dmp file I attached if there is any clue to what the problem might be. I tried some antivirus scans but nothing popped up.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:windows dont start only black screen

please post the following: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hello,

I have been asked to try to fix a friends son's laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150. When powering it up I get the Toshiba start up screen and I can hear the fan working. It seems to proceed normally then a screen comes up that says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be the cause. I am not aware of any changes to either one.

I get two choices. Launch start up repair(recommended) and start windows normally. With either choice it attempts to start up but then the screen stays black. I can move the cursor around normally but that is as far as it goes. I can get to the bios using f2. The version is 2.30 which appears to be the latest. I can also get to the advanced options. I have tried the repair your computer, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt but it always ends up with the black screen. I am also able to get the the boot menu.

They don't have a boot disk or recovery disk for me to use. I have tried using another monitor with the same results. I have also tried unplugging the computer, removing the battery and pressing the start button for both 30 and 60 seconds with no success. I have done a little research and it sound like he may have the zero access root kit but I'm not sure. I am unable to post any logs since I cannot get past the black screen using any of the options I have tried. I thank you in advance for any help.

S. Terry

Answer:Windows 7 fails to start up. Black Screen

Hello sterry31,

Please start your computer and tap F10 until the Edit Boot Menu options come up. Let me know what you see there between the brackets ([..... ])

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Good day!Faced here with what problem:When loading y570s, after emblem windows, heared the sound of starting windows, but the screen is black and nothing happens. loaded In the savemode, do roll back on a recovery point - everything is fine.after restart or start a laptop, screen black again.what can be done?

Answer:y570. black screen on the start windows.

While on Safe Mode, uninstall the Intel HD and the Nvidia drivers. Then go to normal startup and then reinstall the Intel and the Nvidia drivers.





Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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I've got a problem. I have an Asus Eee netbook that will not start up. When I turn it on, it begins normally. The Windows XP logo will come up with the loading bar; but only for a second. Then the screen flashes and the logo has a yellow tint to it. Everything on the screen turns a yellowish color. Then the screen goes blank. The backlight it still on but there is nothing on the screen. When I press enter, put in my password, and press enter again, it makes the login sound. I cannot start it in BIOS because I am not able to see anything on the screen. It seems to be working but the screen is not displaying anything. So I'm guessing that there is something wrong with the video card... Is there anything I can do?

It was purchased as a refurbished PC and still has a warranty on it.

Asus Eee netbook, Intel Atom Processor, Windows XP Home
 

Answer:Windows XP start up problem, black screen

Sounds like the backlight or other part of the display is broken. GPU is probably fine but th screen itself is dieing. If it has warranty send it back and get them to fix it.
 

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Today my laptop suddenly turned off and as I try to turn it back on, it starts to load with typic screen with computer's name. But then the screen is all black and a white _ is appearing constantly. I tried to push the F8 button but it didn't work. What should I do? I need my laptop for studies so it would be awesome to repair it fast.

Answer:Windows XP won't start. Black screen, no text

And I have no repair CD or something like that.

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hi guys,on my second computer,at the very start i get the black screen with f2 or f12 then i get this message-windows can not start because of problem with software:load needed dlls for kernal......plz help!

Answer:black screen then message saying windows can not start

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

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Hi guys again. I have posted my issue before.

AFter installing windows 7 ultimate. my laptop worked fine for like 1 month and now it begins to slow down and i believe the same problem might occur again (freeze up/ windows stuck at start up logo.)

After doing chkdsk for like 3 times now my laptop works but sometime when Hard drive light is not blinking (constantly on for few sec) windows freezes. but then it goes back to normal .

I have posted my logs after doing chkdsk. at 9 o'clock pm and 3 o'clock pm. 9o'clock log fixed my laptop.

So my question is do i need to replace hard drive in order to fix it? I feel like same problem might occur again in few months.

Edit:
302734335 KB total disk space.
39489320 KB in 132112 files.
87356 KB in 35317 indexes.
96 KB in bad sectors.
291455 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
262866108 KB available on disk.

Can i fix bad sector using hdd regenerator?

Answer:windows 7 slow start up and black screen

Hello,

Can you provide a link to the previous thread?

Did you replace the HDD last time, or repair bad sectors?

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When I start up my computer I have a black screen show up.... I then have to choose between two windows 7 which are highlighted....

I can enter down and go to safe mode or other options.
I do not know why this is happening on each start-up.
I think perhaps there are still two copies of the windows 7 Operating system on the computer. I had to do a reinstall and I assume one was not removed.

How can I correct this situation?

Thanks for your support.....

Answer:Black screen and two windows 7 to choose to start-up

you cam try the, following:
open "system configurations" (msconfig), on the boot tab (second one), in the window should be all your booting options, delete the one you don't want to be there.
just make sure you are in the correct windows.

i would feel more comfortable if someone can assure that what i wrote is correct.
i did it to my computer and it turned out okay.

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I have two XP computers with the same problem. These computers are at seperate locations. They both have a black screen at start up. It flashes the Explorer logo and the curser blinks and then nothing. I have tried safe mode, rebooting to the installation disk and the ubuntu boot cd. You can see things flash onscreen but it goes away before you can even click on anything. I have read that there is many computers with this problem and they think it occured after the most recent windows update on October. All the solutions posted would be great if I could actually type something or click on something, but there is nothing on screen to work with.Task manger doesn't work or F10, F8, F11 or any other F key. You can hear the computer trying to boot and the ubuntu program seems to load, but it only flashes on the screen and then I am back to the black screen of death!

Safe mode flashes on the screen and then disappears very quickly. Any help would be great

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I turned on my computer (Compaq Presario 5000--Windows xp) this morning to find that it could not get past the Compaq screen. Seemed to be frozen. Couldn't even get to Safe Mode. I switched it off and restarted only to get the same results. Upon searching on line for hours to find a solution, I disconnected all power supplies and pulled the battery off the motherboard. Now I get nothing but a black screen with a small blinking line in the upper left hand corner with a v01.05 in the bottom left hand corner and a Compaq (F10=Setup) in bottom right corner. Is it time for a new computer?? And if so... is there any way I can get some info off it before I toss it? I back up often but there are a few pics I would like to have. Thanks for any info you may have for me!!

Answer:Compaq black screen... no Windows start up

Worth a look, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=96382&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=96382&objectID=nph00225 .

Louis

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In common with a lot of other users, Windows 8.1 produces a black start up screen on the initial bootup of the day.
The login screen is hidden behind this screen and I can only access it by using the power switch to hibernate the laptop and then reboot, when everything works fine. Microsoft appear to be aware of the problem,but getting an answer is proving impossible and the last "Tech Expert" I spoke to cut me off!!The free 8.1 update forced me to completely rebuild 2 laptops as the download did not work, and the version I have now is a full 8.1 intallation disc costing £190.00,and still the problem persists.
Any help much appreciated,
Will.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Black Screen Start Up Problem

Have you tried turning off Fast Start Up. Go to the Power Options Control Panel. Select "Choose what The Power Buttons Do / Change Settings Currently Unavailable" and untick Turn on Fast Start.
This worked for me though I have since gone back to Windows 8. Just too many issues with 8.1

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Hi,

Just recently I've been encountering an issue when trying to start up my computer. The computer would seem to run normally up until the Windows XP loading screen. After that, the computer screen would just stay black (no matter how long I leave my computer on for) with no cursor. Occasionally I would get a blue screen flicker and it would lead to the computer trying to reboot, but failing (The blue screen however flickers for less than 1 sec).

So pretty much I am unable to boot up my computer normally. I am able to boot up in Safe mode with or without network. Whenever I boot up in these modes, my resolution is messed and am unable to change it. I have scanned my computer with Trend Micro and Malwarebytes for possible infections and have removed all infections that were present (I recall seeing "rootkit"?). The computer seems to be clean of any infections now, but I am still having trouble booting up my computer normally.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Black screen upon trying to start Windows XP

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I am in dire need of assistance and any help is most welcome. I am running a Sony Vaio with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00 GHz processor and Windows XP SP3 Media Center 2005. The computer boots with the Windows splash / loading screen as normal, afterwards, when it would normally show the desktop, I am left with a black screen with the cursor in the middle (not blinking). I have control of the cursor, but can't do anything else. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing and pressing Shift 5 times does nothing. I have attempted the normal system restore, booting in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, and Safe Mode with Command prompt. All of these result in the same black screen with cursor control.

I am not aware of any viruses that might be on the machine. I regularly run SuperAntispyware, Malwarebytes, and virus scans with Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition. None of them detected anything earlier in the day prior to the problem. However, Firefox had frozen up an unusual number of times yesterday. When it froze, I noticed that there was always an advertisement on the site that didn't load properly, so I attributed it to that. Also, the night before, I received a Cicerouiwndframe not responding error on shutdown, but that is not particularly unusual as I have seen it before, though not recently. Further, I noticed yesterday that my computer was having trouble recognizing my printer in one of the USB ports, but when I switched to one of the other ports, it worked fine. In trying t... Read more

Answer:Windows XP won't start; black screen w/ cursor

Do you have another user account you can try logging in with?

If you don't log in as administrator normally, at the log in screen type administrator and your admin password. If you have the login screen that shows icons, press cntrl+alt+del twice and the standard log in window will appear.

It's possible that an application is attempting to load at start up that cannot complete and keeps the computer from finishing it's boot up. Another user profile might not have this same issue.

If you have another account to sign in with, give it a shot and let us know.

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My friend was having problems with her computer. So I ran a few programs to check it out and clean it up.. (AVG, CCleaner, AntiMalware...)
But then after running the last one and rebooting, the screen goes black once Windows starts to load. Then the mouse appears but still nothing.
I tried safe mode and still nothing...
Not sure what to do, but just gaining access to copy files to an external hard drive is important. I was planning to reformat anyways...
Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Computer screen goes black when trying to start Windows

hiya.more info please,desktop/laptop.make model.ram-etc,
 

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OK, last night my computer crashed. I have no recovery disk and it won't even start in safe mode. I tried all the different things that you could do from the DOS program, and nothing works. The computer is just a year old so Vista was on the computer when I got it. I did not install anything or change anything. My daughter was on AIM and she clicked on a link her friend sent her...couple minutes later...BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH! No matter what I do I cannot get windows to start at all..in when starting safe mode it get so far and stops.

Anyone have any ideas what happened or what I can do?
 

Answer:Windows WON'T START~~BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH

I think you need to get more information out of your daughter, as to WHAT the link was and what is was suppose to do?
You just may have LOST everything.

NOTE:
By adding MORE posts is NOT going to get any one to help any faster. We are ALL volunteers here and 2 minutes is NOT even enough time to read your post and think about it.
 

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starting up toshiba laptop. power button lights up steady but windows does not start. stays black. have to disconnect all power, then power up again maybe 2 to 3 more times. then finally windows starts up.

Answer:windows does not start. laptop black screen

Start Windows in ?Safe mode with Command Prompt? (F8 on startup) At the command prompt, copy & paste > chkdsk.exe /f and press Enter. If Chkdsk wants to schedule a check at the next boot, say Yes.Copy & Paste > shutdown ?r ? 01 then press Enter to restart Windows. Chkdsk should run on restart.http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/...http://www.robvanderwoude.com/shutd...http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut...

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my hp notebook has a black screen with a white curser. i have tried a recovery disc, running a system diagnostic which tells me it all passed, i have tried a hard reset, and my safe mode wont come up. i have tried just about everything someone please help.
 

Answer:windows 7 wont start up and gives me a black screen

For some reason your OS partition may not be set to active, or your boot order in your bios may be wrong. First thing I would check your boot order in the bios, and check to make sure it can see your hard drive.

How to set a partition to active, I found a thorough guide here.

http://www.thpc.info/how/make_active.html
 

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the issue is:my windows xp suddenly start in black screen when i try to open it in regular modwindows in black screen will mouse cursos show only.i try to tyes f8 and go in safe mod.All the things i could do is:boost into safe modboost into safe mod with internetboost into command the things i tried and cant work:return to the last best settingctrl+alt+delete i dont have windows xp install dicsi am on os windows xp ,with 2GB ram,intel core 2 duo e7400 2.8GHzno display card install.No any driver was update this week.the system restore was cleaned,no check point was saved.please help me anyway you can.i just find the solution with these issue for a month already,that was so annoying at home without a computer.HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:windows xp start with black screen and mouse only

Boot into safe mode.Create a new user account.Reboot ans use the new account.Does that work?

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Hi there,
I have recently run into a problem with my desktop that I was hoping you could help with.
I shut it down 2 nights ago in the usual way, but when I turned it on the next morning, windows failed to load up. I get the usual PC model page (In my case "zoostorm") and then the screen goes black, no windows loading screen or anything.
I've tried getting into safe mode with f8 but that doesn't work, and I've also gone into the page where you can do a Troubleshoot, System Restore, or Reinstall Windows. (Sorry, I don't know the name of that screen).
I am unable to do a system restore as I don't have any restore points, and trying to re-install windows failed because when it restarts during the installation it takes me back to the same black screen as before and stays there...
Another curious thing is that when I press the power button to turn it off again, it instantly turns off, there's no few seconds where it does its closing down thing, it just instantly turns off as if its not actually running anything.
I'm at a total loss, I cant think what may have caused it, and have run out of ideas on how to fix it. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate some help with it, as my job involves me being able to use my computer.
Thank you
James

Answer:Windows fails to start + black screen

Assuming windows 10.
download the media creation tool from here USB or DVD
boot from the media and try the startup repair or the reset keeping data.

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Hi all got above named laptop but when I turn it on it freezes every time when it get to the black screen where it says start windows normally or other options such as safe mode etc is this hard drive failure thanks in advance
 

Answer:Acer Aspire One freezes at 'start Windows normally' screen

Update-- on black screen if I click on safe mode or safe mode with networking it does its thing but then after loads of things it just restarts back to that screen if I click last known config it get to the loading windows screen then I see a hint of blue screen then it restarts back to black screen start windows normally screen
 

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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.

Answer: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.

Mike

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First off my PC:Processor: Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GhzMotherboard: Asus P5KPL-VMGPU: Nvidia 9400GT (128-Bit with 512MB)HDD: 1x 250GB SATA, 1x160GB SATA (OS Installed) and 1x60GB SATA (Small LAPTOP HDD)RAM: 4GB DDR2 running in Dual Channel (USB to FSB RATIO is 1:1)Windows: Windows 10 PRO 64BITI have been facing this issue for a while now. Whenever I start my PC from a cold start it sometimes gets stuck on a black screen after the Windows Logo with the responsive mouse cursor. I then have to force reboot the system.Things I have triedReinstalling Windows and Letting Windows Install the Latest Drivers and did not install anything else and tested. Problem remained.Updating Graphics Drivers to the latest from Website.Problem remains. What could be wrong? I have been having this problem since a few months and this was present even on the older Windows 10 build.Computing Tech Netmessage edited by agalpha

Answer:Black Screen With Cursor WINDOWS 10 COLD START

"Whenever I start my PC from a cold start it sometimes gets stuck on a black screen"You lost me there. Does it do it every time you start from cold or just sometimes? It will be more easy to diagnose if it is not intermittent.A good start is to use Clean Boot to see if you can work out what is causing it: http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-perf...Also see if it does it in Safe Mode (see link on page).Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi, I'm really hoping someone can help me. My wife's laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505) won't start windows XP. It goes from the dell startup screen and then just goes black. It doesn't seem to be a monitor issue. She told me that the day this happened she got a warning about a trojan virus. I downloaded the XP recovery console on another computer and was able to boot it directly from the cd drive. I've only run chkdsk on it and that's about as far as I got. Any help would greatly be appreciated!

Also as a note, I cannot boot in safe mode either.

Thanks.

Mat

Answer:Dell Laptop won't start windows XP - screen goes black

Do you get an error when you try to boot into safe mode, or does it just go black? When you say it 'goes black' does the drive still turn?

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Hello all,

I am in dire need of assistance and any help is most welcome. I am running a Sony Vaio with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00 GHz processor and Windows XP SP3 Media Center 2005. The computer boots with the Windows splash / loading screen as normal, afterwards, when it would normally show the desktop, I am left with a black screen with the cursor in the middle (not blinking). I have control of the cursor, but can't do anything else. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing and pressing Shift 5 times does nothing. I have attempted the normal system restore, booting in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, and Safe Mode with Command prompt. All of these result in the same black screen with cursor control.

I am not aware of any viruses that might be on the machine. I regularly run SuperAntispyware, Malwarebytes, and virus scans with Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition. None of them detected anything earlier in the day prior to the problem. However, Firefox had frozen up an unusual number of times yesterday. When it froze, I noticed that there was always an advertisement on the site that didn't load properly, so I attributed it to that. Also, the night before, I received a Cicerouiwndframe not responding error on shutdown, but that is not particularly unusual as I have seen it before, though not recently. Further, I noticed yesterday that my computer was having trouble recognizing my printer in one of the USB ports, but when I switched to one of the other ports, it worked fine. In tr... Read more

Answer:Windows XP won't start; black screen w/ movable cursor

The only time I ever used that recovery option on a Vaio, it performed a destructive return to factory settings with no further warning so I recommend leaving that one alone for the time being. Tap F8 to bring the Safe Mode menu up and try the option for VGA settings, which might just let your graphics card show with reduced functions. If you can get in that way, try updating the drivers for the graphics in Device Manager.

As for getting the files out, you could Google for Hirens BootCD and download that, burn it to a disk and use MiniXP to gain access to your files and move them to memory sticks of an external hard drive. Using MiniXP would also tell you if the graphics are working but that your own system lacks some files or settings somewhere.
 

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Hi

After updating my Yoga 900 Windows to 1607,When I power on the system, 3/4 of the screen is black!! I had to plug in my external monitor so the screen appears fully (4/4).

What should I do ?

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I am not a computer expert. The problem is I am running windows Xp HOME EDITION. When I go to start windows, I keep getting the screen We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. If I highlight start windows normally nothing happens and the system keeps circling back to this page over and over......

So I went on the web, I read many articles that stated to use your windows XP disk as a boot disk... so I installed it and get the WINDOWS SET-up Blue screen. On the bottom of the screen it goes through a process SETUP is loading files......

SeTup is starting windows.....

Welcome to setup

This portion f the setup program prepares Microsoft Windows to run on your computer..

To set-up windows XP now press Enter

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console press R.

So I press R..........

I get to a C:\> My question is what do I need to type in this line to get the recovery process started....... PLEASE HELP

I DO NOT WANT TO FORMAT over existing system losing all my data.....

Answer:Black And White Screen Windows Did Not Start Successfully

I believe what you are trying to do is a "Repair Install". See the link below for detailed instructions on how to do this.How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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Turned on the Dell this morning....would not load windows. All I get is a black screen. I tested monitor, and it is ok. I can hold the start button in for about 10 seconds, and the computer has a rush of fan, then blinks and goes to 3 green lights across the front, but will not shut off. . I tried putting a WINDOWS 7 REPAIR CD in the tray and boot, but still will not go to windows....just a black screen, The only way to get the computer to shut down is to physically unplug. The lights are on the front panel, and the power button is also on... and only go off with it unplugged..
 
After I unplug the computer, wait for about 5 minutes and restart.....it blinks the CD drive, and goes to the 3 green lights on the front and wont start just freezes with the green lights on front.
Where to start?

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Every time I enter my password my screen just goes black with only my cursor visible, after about an hour or so my start menu was visible but I still couldn't do anything. Everything was black and empty. Is there a fix for this? I'm attempting a system restore/restart but if that does not work what are my options?
Also whenever I do open up my computer it says something about a media failure. I'm not sure if this is in regards to my graphics card as it tells me the card itself is running fine.
My computer is a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series.
PS: Is there an easier way to access the troubleshooting menu? It took me an hour to access it no matter how many times I pressed the function keys, it only seems to open whenever I constantly force reset my computer...

Answer:Black Screen on Windows 10? After logging in I can only see my start button.

ctrl + alt + delete open task manager. go to process select explorer.exe end process tree. is this does fix the issue the go to file open new process then type explorer.exe

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I made a clean install of Windows 10 and noticed that after restarting PC I see black screen instead of desktop (the BIOS loading and windows 10 loading screen are okay). If I turn monitor off and on, then everything is working, I can see the desktop. After another windows restart I have the same issue and have to turn monitor off and on again. It also worth mentioning that if I start PC by pressing power button (not a restart), then everything works fine.
Previously I had windows 7 running with this monitor for more than a year without any problems, so I think that it's related to windows 10 compatibility. Installing windows 10 drivers from DELL's site didn't help.
* What is the 20 digit alpha-numeric monitor serial number?
CN-09TG46-74261-484-71VL     (there is also "T" letter after some free space, dont know if it's related to the serial number)* What specific computer model?
DELL U2414H* What operating system?
Windows 10 PRO x64* What video card?
GTX 770* Video card driver version?
368.81 (latest, clean install)* What video out ports are available on the video card?
HDMI, DVI-I, DisplayPort* What video out port are you using from the video card to what video in port on the monitor?
HDMI* What cable are you using to attach the video card to the monitor?
HDMI cable* What windows power plan? Example = High performance, PCI-e Link State Off
High performance, sleep is turned off* Press the monitor Menu button to open the monitor OSD (On... Read more

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