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Question: when booting up computer, screen goes blank and bl...

Hiwhen starting computer, blue lite stays om. Acer name appears. Next screen is selection of starting Windows normally, safe mode, with network,etc. screen show computer thinking w equations. Then it goes blank. White arrow cursor on screen. need help to get rid of black, blank screen to sign into computer. comcast refreshed signal several times and said the issue is with the computer. appreciate any suggestions. [email protected]

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OS : Win 7 Ultimate SP 1

Problem :
I can not log on windows with power button.
So, for the detail :
1. When i turn on my PC (use power button)
2. It's on then go to dual boot menu then I press enter on
windows 7
3. Then, the normal boot appear (windows logo with "starting
windows" text)
4. After that, the screen goes blank, just black screen
without cursor

my vga and ram is ok, I already use the latest driver for my
vga card

I can start my win xp normally (my dual boot is win 7 and
win xp)

I can start my win 7 with safe mode and low resolution

I also can start my win 7 normally after I force restart my
PC with reset button

Answer:Blank screen after booting if turn on computer with power button

Sorry, Connection error make double thread posted

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OS : Win 7 Ultimate SP 1

Problem :
I can not log on windows with power button.
So, for the detail :
1. When i turn on my PC (use power button)
2. It's on then go to dual boot menu then I press enter on
windows 7
3. Then, the normal boot appear (windows logo with "starting
windows" text)
4. After that, the screen goes blank, just black screen
without cursor

my vga and ram is ok, I already use the latest driver for my
vga card

I can start my win xp normally (my dual boot is win 7 and
win xp)

I can start my win 7 with safe mode and low resolution

I also can start my win 7 normally after I force restart my
PC with reset button

Any help would be appreciate

sorry for my bad English, I'm Indonesian

GOD BLESS US

Answer:Blank screen after booting if turn on computer with power button

Try disabling the display adapter in safe mode.
Safe Mode
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

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I have recently used Driver Genius to update some drivers and had a power outage while installing the video card drivers. After the power was restored I could not boot normally (it would go blank after the loading screen goes away before the log on screen comes up.) So I boot into safe mode and install the drivers there, and then restart. It worked after about 12 tries.... Now, it will not load normally at all anymore.
While checking the system error logs, I find that (from 9/26/09 - 9/27/09) I am missing quite a few catalog files in the "system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}" directory. I also have many DCOM errors...

See "SysErrors.txt" in attachments
I have also ran chkdsk with many errors (I assume they are)

See "ChkDskOutput.txt" in attachments.

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Here's another possible culprit... Leftover video card drivers.... While I thought that my nVidia card somehow fried when the power went out, I put my ATI card in and tried to install the drivers for it, but to no avail... Oddly enough, the only way I could get it to work was by manually installing the drivers. While doing an automated install, I received the error message "Severe: Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

What could be wrong???

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Answer:Computer only booting in safe mode... Blank after loading screen on normal restart.

In order for me to boot normally, I must disable my display adapter (ATI) in Device Manager....

I have tried it with both nVidia and ATI cards and I must disable both in order to boot correctly.. I installed them seperatly so there wouldn't be any conflicts.... How am I supposed to get my video card working If I can't enable it...
 

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System specs:Lenovo T430UIntel i5-3427U8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz SoDIMM MemoryHDD 500G 7200rpm ToshibamSATA 24GB Samsung CacheWin 8 Pro, upgraded to 8.1 I rarely use this machine but a couple of months ago I went to boot it up and found that I was not able to get past the Windows splash screen. Sometimes I don't even get the Windows splash screen, I just get a black screen. Rarely I get a Windows screen saying that it is diagnosing a system problem or something to that effect and I can even get to where it will allow me to do some Windows diagnostics but nothing ever comes of it and the process is extremely slow. I called Lenovo, but of course my machine is out of waranty so the tech just gave me a few pointers and said I could send it in to the depo but the potential repair cost could range up to about 75% of what I paid for the machine in the first place. Anyways, after having me try a few things in the BIOS he suggested that it was likely the hard drive. I mistakenly thought from the time that I bought this machine that the OS was installed on the 24 GB SSD so I ordered a new SSD and swapped it in. This made no difference at all as I have now learned that the mSATA SSD drive is merely for cache to speed up booting.  I am afraid that this means the main HDD is at fault, and quite frankly, if I replace it I am going to do a fresh install of Windows 7. But I do have pictures and docs that I would like to salvage if possible. Any ideas on what might be going on... Read more

Answer:T430U not booting - blank screen or never gets passed splash screen

Connect the drive to another PC and, if it will read, copy off your pics.

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HI all,

I have a strange windows issue.

When I boot up the PC it seems to boot up normally, but when the windows login wallpaper is meant to show. I just get a black screen. No flashing cursor.

I am also unable to:
RDP - I am prompted to login but after entering creds, the box just returns to the RDP hostname entry screen.
UNC to C$ - When I try to connect to \\host\c$ I am prompted with creds prompt but get access denied when entering valid creds

Strange thing is, I have a filezilla ftp server running on the PC and I am actually able to connect and browse the shared folders.

I can get into Windows recovery , startup fix fails saying unable to repair. But since Filezilla starts, it may not see it as a start up issue ?

I tried restoring from a previous checkpoint which succeeded but same blank screen error occurs.

Where I am at now is I run sfc /scannow /offbootdir=f:\ /offwindir=f:\windows
This runs for some time and fails.
I have attached the CBS.log but cannot see any SR entries like "Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]"

One thing that did happen is that one morning I went to power the PC on, then I usually RDP to it from downstairs. I wasnt able to. So I went to check on it. The fan was revving very loud to I viewed the monitor and it seems like it was stuck in a shutting down mode. So, I didnt notice if that morning when I went to switch it on, if it was already on and I pressed the power button which initi... Read more

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I recently purchased Windows 7 and was trying to boot from the disc to do a clean installation, but every time I do this a blank Windows 7 screen appears with a mouse pointer. There are no options or anywhere to click. It just stays on the Win7 screen.
I've tried multiple discs (32bit, 64bit and even my friend's copy)

Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Booting to a blank screen

How far into the install does this happen?

Does hitting ctrl+alt+del do anything?

Have you tried another DVD drive or making a bootable flash drive?

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My roommate's laptop displays a blank screen when booting. The model is a HP dv6000. I've tried the troubleshoot provided by HP, which suggested that its an adapter problem, that the ram needs to be reseated, or that its an internal error and requires professional help. It's neither of the first two, so can anyone tell my what the likely cause is and how to fix it?
The screen displays nothing, although I'm guessing the computer boots (you can hear the start up music). When he boots, it gives two system beeps. He's running windows XP.

I'll be checking often, so if you have any questions, let me know and I'll answer then ASAP
 

Answer:Blank screen when booting?

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My computer started up from sleep this morning to a red screen (an accent color I'm using), thought maybe it had crashed, so I restarted but now all that shows up is the red screen. The cursor still works, the only things that respond to the keyboard are the narrator program and hitting Windows+P brings up the display/projection options, but that's not the issue (as I've seen with most people booting to blank screens).

What the HELL is going on?!

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I have a compaq passario cq61-410us notebook my computer comes on but I have a blank screen with 2 flashing lights. One is by caps lock and the other is over whet it says page up. What can I do to solve this problem
 

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I run XP Pro SP2 on Celeron 2.80 GHz and and 2 Gig RAM.

From time to time I get a blank screen when computer is booting. Everything goes OK to the point when welcome screen is supposed to show. I see a cursor for just a split of a second and then everything goes blank. I have to restart manually, and on second try it usually boots OK.

What might cause this weird problem?

Adrian
 

Answer:Blank screen when booting (XP)

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my notebook is HP Pavilion dv9700t

3-4 day ago display went off suddenly when i was watching movie on gomplayer. i had to switch off notevbook force fully by pressing power button

No display is seen after turning on the Notebook.Only blank screen with very low blue light appears on the screen. System seems to process .

following are the troubleshooting steps which i have performed.
1. I had a chat session with with online technician and and he advised to remove battery and AC power and pressing power button on laptop. but it did not work.

2. I went to HP authorized service center , progressive pvt. ltd. ,Bhopal , India. They diagnosed the laptop at INR 562 by checking each component on opening laptop parts and reassembled each parts. after diagnosing they referred it to be motherboard problem.

3. Then they tried once more to solve the problem. this time they inserted a bootable flashdrive in notebook and then they turned on the notebook. after 2 or more such attempts laptop started to work as before. screen was displaying BIOS and then windows vista booted normally.

4. But after 1-2 hours, display went off again leaving totally black screen ,while i was working on notebook. 5. I went to service center again and they did the same thing using flashdrive . they called this process as " running UTILITY". but again after some time display went off(totally black screen).

5. then they ran UTILITY again and performed the system recovery on my request.

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Answer:blank screen on booting

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Lately my T61 has been showing a blank screen when I press the power button.  All the usual keyboard lights turn on and flash like they would with a normal start up and the screen has power (light comes from it) but is black (no graphics).  The fan runs normally.  By all appearances the laptop is on and running, but with no display.  This doesn't happen every time, but more frequently as time goes on.  Some times it starts with a display, but then switches to the blank screen during boot up.  Once I can get the OS running I never have this problem.  It always occurs during start up.  Any ideas as to what may be causing this / solution? Thanks.

Answer:T61 Blank Screen when Booting

It's possible that the backlight for the LCD panel is failing. Can you attach an external monitor to test? If so, set display settings to enable both the built-in display and external display. Then see if when the built-in panel goes dark, whether the external display is working OK.
 
Also has the LCD display started showing a pale pink background recently? That too is a sign of impending backlight failure.

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Hi. My computer won't boot up past the welcome screen. I think my registry has been corrupted. I'm using XP with Norton and have installed Registry Booster. I've tried safe mode and booting from the installation disc but nothing helps. Any suggestions?

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I am using Windows 2000 OS and when I startup I get a dark blank screen so I do not get the boot.ini screen and I do not get the windows 2000 logo. Unfortunately this means I do not see the screen where I can see the options to go into the bios or get the choice to select F8 for the different bootup options. How can I get the start up process back to how it should be?

Answer:Blank Screen when booting up

Do you get a single beep?

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Hello!I have a very serious problem on my HP Pro 3520 All-in-one business pc.When I turn my desktop pc on, the power button lights up, I hear the fan and the hard drive but:-The screen stays blank, even if I waited hours just to wait for it to turn on.-There is no power to usb connected devices (My mouse and keyboard lights won't even turn on, and I use the hp keyboard and mouse pheriperals included in the box, but when I connect the same usb devices to another pc, they work fine). And I tried to use it on a diffrent port on the desktop, but still no life. I tried pressing the CD Drive installed on the pc, it works just fine, the power button and the cd drive button are only the one that is working on the desktop.I searched on google for solutions, no luck.I followed the steps in hp supporthttp://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5299218&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03...but still no luck (I tried it again like 7 times, but still no signs of life on the screen). Oh and if you're asking, I plugged my pc on my automatic voltage regulator since I bought the desktop pc, like 4 years ago.And this is also my first time here in hp support, and also my first time asking a problem here in english (I'm in the Philippines) so please try to understand.Please help, thank you in advance. 

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Hello Am Jazz

I have a little problem, my Toshiba laptop which is running on Windows XP/SP3 every time I go to turn the unit on, it loads up normally for a moment then the screen goes black and nothing happens, the unit is still on and can see the lights on the keypad is still and the fan running but the screen is blank, tried going into the start up menu (F2 button) and seeing if anything can be done there but no joy.

Does anyone know whats happened and what can be done to fix it.

Thanks, Jazz

Answer:Screen keeps going blank while booting up.

Since you posted later that you're having a game problem, does that mean this situation is OK now?

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Hello my name is Zeroos and im new to the Tech Spot family.

I have the current issue with one of the systems i bought from some provider.

As soon i boot up the computer everything is ok. I cheked the BIOS settings the hardrive is not detected via IDE settings. Its because i enabled the SATA/RAID options in the BIOS. If i dont enable this the driver IS detectid via IDE option, but as a 3rd Slave. I tried everything, the jumpers and all and still nothing.

The real issue im having is because the connections i have on the computer with the HD is SATA. Like i said is a computer from a store so i dont whant to touch to much and the warranty goes kaboom. But i do know my stuff about computers. Anyhow the system starts ok, but when its done cheking the RAM memory and detecting the IDE on startup, right after this when its time to start loading Windows XP nothing happens, i get a black screen and nothing loads.

So i have to hit Reset button and everything loads again and tells me "Window could not load sucessfully choose the configuration thats adecuate" or something like that gives me 4-5 options.

So once you accept Las Known Configuration that worked or Start Windows Normally. The system loads windows and everything runs smooth.

Im preaty sure is some kind of issue with the way my HD is set in bios or with the whole RAID/SATA deal, im kind of new to this.

If theres anyone outhere that can give me a hand i would greatly appreciate it.

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Answer:Booting up issues, blank screen

Using exclamation marks and capital letters by the dozens does not yield you any more help, possibly it will be quite the opposite.

Since your system is under warranty and quite obviously does not work correctly then just take it back to the store and have them fix it.
 

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Hello

From today my PC is getting a blank dark screen while booting, sometimes with or without a moving cursor. Sometimes the blank screen would appear just after the Welcome screen while at other times, just after the windows logo. The blank screen goes away after anything between 2 mins to 5 mins. The last time it happened, it didn't go away even after 7-8 mins, so I had to reset and log into the safe mode.

I checked the Event Viewer and found the following entries in the ACEEvent Logs






Quote:
0000000001: 2016-02-21 20:51:41:869 Failed to merge manifest file: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.xml with exception: Could not find file 'C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.xml'.
Error Called by: ATI.ACE.CLI.Foundation.XManifestation::ReadManifest processID:04256 threadID:( ) domainName:(CCC.exe ) assemblyName:(CLI.Foundation.XManifest, Version=3.5.4205.40865, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e)
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0000000002: 2016-02-21 20:51:41:899 Failed to merge manifest file: C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\MOM-InstallProxy\mom-installproxy.xml with exception: Could not find file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\MOM-InstallProxy\mom-installproxy.xml'.
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Answer:Blank Screen Appears While Booting

Try running an sfc scan to verify your windows files are free from corruption

If you can get to a desktop - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If you cant get to a desktop - SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

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For the past few days, I've booted XP and the bios part starts fine but when it starts loading windows, the monitor goes blank(light turns from green to flashing yellow). If I restart and choose safe mode, restart from there, then XP works. I ran norton disk and system check, no problems. What can I do to fix this? Thanks
 

Answer:XP won't finish booting, blank screen

If you can get into safemode then you could do a system restore to a time when the computer was running OK - right?
 

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I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction for a hardware problem that I am having. In December, I built a new system with the following specs:

Case - RAIDMAX SMILODON
Motherboard - ASUS P5N-E SLI
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz
Memory - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB
Video - EVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Sound - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

It worked perfectly until about two weeks ago. While I was playing the BioShock demo from Steam, all video dropped out to a blank screen. I wound up having to power it down via the power button. When I tried to start it up again though, it is just a blank screen (no POST screens). I can see the drives spinning up, it just acts like it is not getting a video signal. I thought it was the video card, so I sent it back and got a new one. After installing it though, it was the same thing. I decided to break down the system (removed the motherboard, all peripherals), blow it out well with some air and redo my cable management while I was at it.

After that it booted up and ran well for about two days and then happened again last night. I am leaning towards it being either the motherboard, the processor, the power supply or maybe the RAM. Has anyone else seen this before? Unfortunately, my case didn't come with a speaker, so I am not getting any beep codes when it powers on to help troubleshoot this.

Any idea's would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Compaq Presario SR1110NX;
Intel Celeron D;
Maxtor, 40GB; 256MB;
XP (OS)

Computer powers up; Fans spin; CD drive lights up; No beeps, Pretested-Monitor displays blank screen, keyboard is OK
No Luck trying to:
Reinstall XP cd; Reseat memory sticks;

Any suggestions ???? Thanks,el

Answer:At booting, no beeps;blank screen

You know the light that light up on the keyboard when you boot up? See if they work. If they don't 99.9% it's the motherboard.

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When I switch on my Qosmio G20-110 I hear the usual chimes and the back light on my LCD screen comes on but I have nothing else on the screen.

Any Ideas?

Answer:Screen is blank when Qosmio G20 is booting up

Hello

Have you connected an external monitor to the notebook? Maybe it?s something wrong with the internal display and so you can see nothing on it. It?s worth a try because you can check this in few minutes.

But I assume it?s a hardware problem with the internal display and/or mainboard or something else? Your notebook should be checked from professional people they can disassemble the notebook and exchange hardware parts.

On the Toshiba website you can search for nearest authorized service provider? Good luck!

Greets

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Please Help!!

I've recently got hold of a Packard Bell Easynote TJ65 Laptop, and when I turn it on it displays a blank screen. I can hear and feel the Hard Drive running, all lights are appearing and the fans are working aswell. I've tried rebooting, taking the battery out and running it via the mains, ive tried just running it from the battery and i have also taken it appart to check for crushed or broken cable going from the scrren to the Motherboard and its none of these... any ideas??

Need all the help I can get. I can see this being a long winded task if I just attempt it on my own.

Answer:[SOLVED] Blank Screen when Booting Laptop

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

First: is it a new laptop? since you've just got hold of it, or is it second hand?

Next: try connecting the laptop to an external screen. see if you get any vision.
Also: try moving the screen forward and backwards. While doing this look if the light on the screens turns on or off.

Report back if you've done that.

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A few days ago I was running a program that builds the music database on my mp3 player, this uses the .net framework.

Whilst I was using it the PC became very slow and I was greeted with a message window, sorry I can't remember the specifics. But it was something along the lines of Windows XP stability and it asked for my XP disc. Not having an XP disc at hand I chose to ignore it and clicked cancel.

Upon rebooting the machine, after the Windows XP Home splash it hangs on a black screen with nothing more than the mouse.

Does anyone know what the problem is? If I haven't gone into enough detail just ask and I'll see if I can clear anything up.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
 

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Yesterday I return to my dwelling and found the Vista desktop at a blank screen with a cursor. It was in a Windows environment. I CTRL-ALT-DELed to get Task Manager and the only thing "running" (well, "not responding") was "personalized settings." It boots okay in Safe Mode. I ran "chkdsk /f/r" twice on the drive. Still boots into Windows but stops at a blank screen with a cursor, and I can still bring up Task Manager and see those settings still not responding. Maybe one of the crashes it constantly gets destroyed the user profile? But it booted into Safe Mode showing all Desktop icons with no issue.In Safe Mode I created another admin account and tried to boot into that, but same result. Just hangs at a blank screen and if I CAD into Task Manager, the personalized settings will not be responding, and killing it not help. I really can only CAD to restart computer into Safe Mode is my only option.Last Known Config not helped either.Thoughts?Thanks.message edited by CPU13

Answer:Booting Stuck at Blank Screen with Cursor

Usually when you can get to Safe Mode it isn't a hardware fault.Might be worth doing a System Restore from Safe Mode to a date just before the problem came along. It will keep your own data.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Good day to one and all,

I have encountered a dilemma of sorts with windows 8.1 suddenly booting only to a blank screen.

Was testing some of the themes I had downloaded for windows 8.1 when I clicked on the theme "A different touch Alt" and all of a sudden windows went blank. I could feel the OS running though co when I pressed the power button, it turned off after the usual amount of time it normally takes to shutdown.

Ever since I try to start, it only shows up until the Windows logo (blue squares) with the spiraling dots and then just blanks to a black screen that is illuminated.

Like before it appears that the OS is running in the background cos th HDD activity light keeps flickering. When the mouse is moved it shows the white default cursor moving around with the blue "processing" ring coming on and off and then disappears. Comes back on when the mouse is moved.

Tried booting in safe mode but no difference it shows the windows logo and then blanks out.

Also tried restoring, but it goes through the whole restoring process (initializing, processing, finishing), and thn says that it was unable to restore and that no files have been modified on the PC due to an unspecified error (0x8 1000204). However that's when I noticed that the restore had failed scanning the file system on drive E:\ ! Windows was definitely on Drive C: . I rebooted to command prompt and was surprised that the drive letters seemed to have changed. My windows dri... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Suddenly booting to blank screen

I have still been unable to solve this issue? Has anyone please got any pointers?

Many Thanks.

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I normally powered off my laptop , and then when i try power on again , just a blank screen.Power light is on , no wireless light nor hdd light.I seperated all parts and renewed thermal pastes, tried to short cmos battery , tried without hdd , rams nothing on site worked..At first i wasnt able to flash bios from usb but when i tried flashing it while hdmi cable is in it worked , usb shown activity for 2minThen it powered off and on itself , but still no screen.What would i try else , cmos battery is not replaceable on this model , should i go see repairer to replace this battery?

Answer:Acer 5552g not booting blank screen

Does it seem to be booting up, but no screen?Did you shut down with HDMI connected to TV and then remove HDMI before booting up?

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Hi there!

I am trying to do a clean install for Windows XP. I inserted the bootable CD and started the computer. It asked "press any key to boot from cd" as usual. I pressed a key and "inspecting hardware configuration" appeared.

Unfortunately just a second after that screen turned blank and stayed so. I tried many times and waited a while also. Didn't help.

If it is relevant, Windows Vista is currently installed to the computer. I'd like to format the C: drive and substitute Vista to XP again. Thought, that it doesn't matter when running XP installation from boot cd, but who knows.

Thanks for Your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen when booting from XP installation CD

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Yesterday I had this issue with my Lenovo R400 and I alredy solved but i want to post the solution on this forum for other people.  The ProblemMy laptop entered in hibernation mode and in the morning that i tried to turn it on it didnt. I pushed the power button i see the lights of 1 and A turned on and off twice, but didnt show the boot screen.. The screen was blank doing nothing. Solution 1Disconnect the power cable and battery and push the power button 11 times and in the 11th push the button for 30 seconds. Connect power and push power button. Then you can connect the battery. Solution 2 (The one that helped me)Removed the power cable, the battery and the internal battery of CMOS and let it disconnected all for 15 hours. I dont now the exact time that it have to be disconected but i read a post saying 15, maybe with few hours if enought.  Then you connect the cable and push F1 (until beeps)  and turn on the Laptop to enter in Supervisor Mode to set date and time F10 and exit. Connect the CMOS's battery and normal battery and is all. WARNINGIf you reset the CMOS and the laptop have a Supervisor Password enabled and you dont have it  you will be in big problems. Mine laptop didnt have it. I was luck because i didnt know it. Without the Supervisor password you cant set the date/time and the laptop wont boot again. You will need to change the MotherBoard. Or maybe you can find another solution but wont be easy. So be carefull about... Read more

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Hello,Today my z410, cant booting, after push power, only black screen and power light on, also 2 light on in botyom it.I ll trying to drained thr battery, after that push the power for 10 sec to reset bios, then plugged the power, and normal boot again. It didnt worked for me.Please help..what happen with my laptop, should i go to service center ? Guarantr is 2 years, will be expired in 10 days, about 10 oct 15.Wht should i do ?

Answer:Z410 cant booting..only black/blank screen, how?

Dear Y091,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try the below,
 
A:
1-Turn off the laptop >> unplug the charger 
2-Hold the power button for 20 seconds.
3-Connect the charger >> hold the power button for 10 seconds.
4-Turn on the laptop normal and check.
 
B:
Try to connect External monitor and check if you will get screen on it or not.
 
Please try the above and feed us back
 
Regards,
joseph

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-Installed Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium Oct 22nd. Just finished installing all my software over the weekend. I installed Aion, Ventrilo, Photoshop, G15 Programs, G35 Headset Programs, Webroot Sypsweeper, Iolo System Mechanic, AnyDVD, CloneDVD2, Company of Heros and Brothers In Arms. Last products I installed were Webroot Spysweeper and Iolo System Mechanic. I have been using both for many years and never had a problem. After getting everything installed I ran a Deep System Analysis, which is what I always do.

I was then promptedto restart my PC, which is normal. When it restarted it went to the Windows 7 Boot Logo then the screen went black but had a moveable mouse cursor. I left it go thinking it may just take a bit longer to restart. I let it sit overnight and came back this morning with no progress so I hard restarted my PC. When I turned it back on it had a black screen with no mouse at all. I realized right away that my monitor wasn't on because normally the Power Indicator on my Gateway monitor is a dark blue color--well it is red now. It changes to this color when it goes into sleep/power save mode.

I know my PC is not booting up at all though because I have a G15 keyboard and the LCD will show a clock and cycle through that and a few other things ever X seconds. All it is showing now is a G15 Logo--which is what it show during booting.

The first night I know my monitor was on and running because it had a mouse cursor but after the restart I have... Read more

Answer:PC Not Booting. Blank Screen W/ Mouse Cursor.

Hi try booting to the advanced boot options on your disc http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-options.html and see if you can repair your machine

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I've bought a Toshiba L45-S7423 laptop in January 08 and had no problems with it what so ever, until I tried to hook it up to my 37" Toshiba Television.
When I did so the tv display would show the laptop booting up and when it got to displaying the desktop, wallpaper etc.. it was just black, so I went into the BIOS setup and choose one of the options (I cant remeber which one) to try and get a factory reset thinking that the laptop was not recognising the television, from here I do not know what has happened.

When I turn on the power the screen is black and nothing happens, the CD/DVD drive lights up and the power button comes on but the monitor lights are dead, the hard drive light is also dead aswell. The battery is charged (at least its indicator is green)
I have tried putting the recovery disc in which I recieved with it but cannot get anything to happen, it just seems to be sitting dormant.

Is it fixable or is it finished or what can I do with it that could sort it.

Can some one help me to get my new computer operating again?

Answer:Screen is blank and Satellite L45-S7423 not booting up

Hi

Reading your message I thought that you have simply switched the standard display to the external display... and therefore you are not able to see anything on the notebooks monitor... but to be honest this is very strange because you should see the Toshiba splash screen on the internal display and then the display should switch to the external monitor or TV...

So finally I think that this is a hardware issue... But it's really not easy to say what's exactly wrong... Maybe it's a bad luck and the motherboard has died???

If you are not able to boot from the recovery CD and the notebook doesn't response then you should contact the ASP in your country for the help.


Bye

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Hi All,

Im having promblems with my L300.
The screen will not load up only the my computer and the screen is blank.

Can anybody helo me out?

Answer:Satellite L300 - blank screen while booting

Hi

Are you able to do anything on the notebook???
I mean if you are able to access the BIOS or to boot from the Toshiba recovery disk?

No?

Well, in such case try this:
Disconnect the AC adaptor, remove the battery, wait 1 hour and then connect the AC and battery again. Try to power the machine?

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I would press the power button and the fan and the power lights come on but the screen doesn't turn on and then then it just shuts off completely. No error message or anything. It just repeats that automatically several times while the charger is plugged in until it just stays on but the screen remains off and keyboard commands are unresponsive. If the charger isn't plugged in then it just turns on then shuts off and stays off until I press the power button again.I've already taken apart the laptop and ensured everything is connected properly and also removed the battery and held the power button down to do a power cycle but still nada. Any help or suggestions would be greatly I appreciated it

Answer:Lenovo p500 Blank screen not booting

Hi Reemz,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
                        
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not powering on in your Lenovo P500 laptop.
 
Appreciate the trouble shooting steps performed by you, as per the results of your trouble shooting it might issue with the motherboard, also check with different adapter if possible.
 
 As this is a issue with the motherboard, please visit the nearest service centre for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
 
Ashwin.S





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Hello everyone,I have a lenovo Y560p. When I press the power button the leds light up, the fan starts spinning 100%, but the screen stays blank. I've tried leaving it like that for 5 minutes. A week ago there seemed to be a similar problem. When I would press the power button all the leds would light up, but after 5 seconds the laptop would shut down. After 4-5 times trying to turn it on it would finaly load BIOS and boot. This happened like 3 times. Anyone has any idea what seems to be the problem?Is the motherboard detecting a problem and preventing it from booting bios? Thanks, Smikiz

Answer:Lenovo Y560p not booting. Screen blank. Fan 100%

I have found this thread does it give anyone any ideas? I don't think it's the motherboard failure in my case, because the computer worked one more time, but when I tried to restart it same problem started happening. I would also appreciate if anyone could tell me how do I reset my bios as it is suggested in that thread. Thanks, Smikiz

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Hello,

Thanks for previous help; much appreciated.
In my 80's now, and this "stuff" doesn't get any easier.

Have a 2 yr old Dell Desktop. Typical setup, nothing fancy.
It's a:
XPS 8900
1 TB HD

Has always worked fine.

As I wrote, a few days ago an icon appeared on bottom bar that Dell wanted to download some updates.
To the best of what I recall, I did not click on this icon.
Apparently, it started to download by itself.

About half way thru, perhaps 15 minutes into the download (which appeared to be going normally),
the screen turned blank.
Nothing but nothing, I tried would get it going again.

So, I finally gave up and bit the bullet and did the complete Image Reset thing which finally came up.
Wiped out most everything, but I've been good about backups.
Lots of hours spent, but finally got it back to, apparently, working normally.

Last night, absolutely all by itself, it started another download update. Didn't say, but I think from MS.
Screen said will "take a long time," and not to turn off PC.
Again, seemed to be going normally, but after 15 minutes or so, screen totally blank again.
Nothing works; can't get out of blank screen.
Tried the F2, F3, and F8 on re-starts without any luck. Won't go into Safe Mode either.

Question: any idea what's going on ?

If I do another Image reset, I guess the absolute first thing I want to do is to Absolutely prevent any and all
downloading by "itself" without asking permissi... Read more

Answer:My Booting Up Blank Screen Problem When It Goes Into An Auto-Update

Hi Bob. Unless you have Windows 10 Pro you can't stop all updates and even with Pro you can only delay.

F12 is not your BIOS settings it is a temporary or one time Boot selection. Unless you are booting a recovery drive, a repair disk or doing a clean install I would leave that key alone.

Sitting miles away I can't be absolutely sure what is happening but lets try a few simple things. Ideally you would do one and test so we can get to root cause.

First I would look through the icons in your systray, lower right and catalog them. Some might be hidden so click on the little up arrow to expose those. You are looking for some program named something like Dell Maintenance, or Dell Support, Dell Live. Basically we are looking for a program that is helping you keep your Dell up to date. If it is there you should be able to pick it out.

To disable it try opening it and seeing if it has settings, specially one that says something like start with Windows. If there are no options lets have a look in the Task Manager Start Up tab.

CRTL+ALT+DEL, > Task Manager, click on Startup tab. If tabs aren't showing, click on show more details lower left. We want to find that maintenance program and disable it. Please always note any changes you make on paper so you can back track.

This next step should also be done with the one above. That is, we are going to Disable Windows updating your drivers. Here is the tutorial. I would use option 4. Please book mark this tutorial so you can en... Read more

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Lenovo z500. Windows 10. When I turn on screen is black. Nothing showing. No cursor or flickering. Can hear computer Tring to boot and keyboard lights come on. Have tried pressing all function keys to no avail. I'm away for a conference and have no tools to open up and remove battery. This happened yesterday but then when I randomly moved screen it came on, but problem reoccurring when I tried to boot up again. No amount of screen moving helping this time.  Has never happened before.  I had to put it through air port scanners yesterday during travel. Has never affected laptop before but I did read somewhere about a magnetic field perhaps affecting it but not sure what that means. Any help greatly appreciated as without it my presentation at this conference is screwed! Thanks! Tim

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Hi!
This is about my Windows 8.1 laptop not booting anymore. When i boot the laptop, i get the GRUB, because i installed kali linux (because 1, backup OS incase windows dies, like right now, and 2, because i was interested in linux and using those tools and "stuff", though nothing illegal, i assure you.) Anyway, linux boots up fine, but upon choosing the windows boot manager and waiting for the windows logo and spinning dots to go away, i am greeted by a blank screen. This happens in safe mode aswell. i can access the "advanced boot menu" screen via the f9 key, and i can access the UEFI settings too (F2 key). Prior to this Blank screen and being unable to boot, i was unable to use the internet, in chrome i just kept getting "ERR_Failed" whenever i tried to access the internet. So i tried to do a system restore, which did nothing at all, since it could access some files (saying it may be due to an antivirus). After a while (not sure of the timeframe), i got more errors, such as "class not registered" (i think) when trying to run programs like chrome. Other programs threw a "side by side config" error (i don't remember the exact error). I could only access basic windows programs like Explorer and basic cmd, admin cmd gave me an error too, though i cannot remember which one, it was one of the above one though. Trying "Ctrl-Alt-Del" gave me an error too, i can't remember which, but i think it looks like this: http://i.... Read more

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Hi All,

I am facing a strange issue with my HP Pavilion Ze4500 Laptop when i am trying to boot my laptop, Blank screen is displayed and keyboard is not working as well. I tried to f8 key during the boot laptop still nothing is happening.

Please suggest me how to resolve the issue .

Thanks in Advance.

Meena

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Hello,

Thanks for previous help; much appreciated.
In my 80's now, and this "stuff" doesn't get any easier.

Have a 2 yr old Dell Desktop. Typical setup, nothing fancy.
It's a:
XPS 8900
1 TB HD

Has always worked fine.

As I wrote, a few days ago an icon appeared on bottom bar that Dell wanted to download some updates.
To the best of what I recall, I did not click on this icon.
Apparently, it started to download by itself.

About half way thru, perhaps 15 minutes into the download (which appeared to be going normally),
the screen turned blank.
Nothing but nothing, I tried would get it going again.

So, I finally gave up and bit the bullet and did the complete Image Reset thing which finally came up.
Wiped out most everything, but I've been good about backups.
Lots of hours spent, but finally got it back to, apparently, working normally.

Last night, absolutely all by itself, it started another download update. Didn't say, but I think from MS.
Screen said will "take a long time," and not to turn off PC.
Again, seemed to be going normally, but after 15 minutes or so, screen totally blank again.
Nothing works; can't get out of blank screen.
Tried the F2, F3, and F8 on re-starts without any luck. Won't go into Safe Mode either.

Question: any idea what's going on ?

If I do another Image reset, I guess the absolute first thing I want to do is to Absolutely prevent any and all
downloading by "itself" without asking permissi... Read more

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Hi

My Toshiba Tecra A11-113 with win 7 32 bit boots with a blank screen and mouse cursor visible.
I tried to boot under different startup options. Repair mode, safe mode, last working configuration
and msdos command only... all these bootup options give the same result.

I also tried with win 7 32 bit dvd, but same result.

I am able to access the C drive by booting with a linux key, so data is visible.

Can any one please give me a solution ?

Thanks

Answer:Tecra A11-113 - blank screen and mouse cursor while booting

What happens if you access the BIOS? Is BIOS menu on the screen visible?
Power up the unit and press F2 button.
This should allow you to access the BIOS.

If you will be able to access the BIOS and if everything will appear as usual, then the screen is OK and I think there is some problem with your Windows system installation.
Therefore booting from Toshiba Recovery disk should help you to solve this problem.

You said that you already tried to boot from Windows DVD disk? is this Toshiba Recovery disk? In my opinion you should use such disk to set the notebook back to factory settings.

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Hi everyone, I've had a Lenovo Y510P with SLI 750m's for about 1 year and 3 months now. 2 weeks ago (around the time I upgraded to Windows 10). My laptop suddenly is unable to boot for the most part.When I press power, it hangs on the initial blank screen, with no logo pop-up. I have managed to get it to boot before, just simply by restarting over and over, but it's been 3 days and no luck now. It simply stays on a blank screen (no backlight), though the keyboard and power button light up. Here are the steps I've taken to troubleshoot:-> Removed battery, unplugged AC, performed "fleeting power removal" by holding the power button for 60 secs (have done this multiple times)-> Removed RAM, changed slots etc. When there is no RAM, the machine will continuously reboot-> Removed HDD, reseated-> Removed 2nd GPU. When the 2nd GPU is plugged in, the fan will try and spin every so often-> Unplugged connectors to wi-fi module-> Restarted many times-> Pressed the NOVO button, it simply brings it to the blank screen Any advice would be much appreciated. The laptop itself is in good condition, and has little physical ware. Unfortunately it's no longer under warranty, and I'm sure the cost of sending it in is quite high. 

Answer:Lenovo Y510P not booting, blank screen on startup

If you boot without the HDD, what happens?

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Hello, I have a HP dv6 (6165tx) i7, Windows 7 64-bit. My laptop not booting up. The issue is when I Boot it shows blank screen with blinking Cursor & no HP logo on startup and its not going into BIOS also. Its not responding to Esc, F9,F10 keys while booting, Just Ctl+Alt+Del is working which will restart.Plz can you provide me any solution ? Thanks in advance..  - Javed

Answer:HP dv6 (6165tx) not booting, blank screen with blinking Curs...

 Hi @Javed786?, Welcome to the HP Support Community!   I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook and it having startup issues.  Try performing a hard reset.   When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices. Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows. HP Recovery Manager can be accessed from the Start Menu, or by tapping F11 key as soon as you power on the laptop. This link shows you how to do a recovery before this issue started. Please let me know how this goes.   If this resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution. To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!   Thanks.

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When I boot XP in normal mode, the PC boots fine, but I have a blank screen. If I boot in either of the 3 safe modes the screen is fine. In safe mode I have checked the monitor resolution. It is set at 800X660 (16bit). There is no other option to change the resolution. How do I fix so I have a display in normal mode? Thanks, Tlwahl
 

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Hi,I have a laptop satelite P300. On booting up vista the microsoft logo comes up and then when the POST screen should be showing me what the bios is checking the screen is blank. It remains blank for 5 to 10 mins then the pointer appears then it finally goes to the desktop. I suspect the bios is hanging on something but I can't see cos the screen is blank. I suspect there is a setting somewhere. I can enter the bios but can't find anything in there.Also regards to the extremely slow boot, I have disabled nearly all the start up programs but it has made no difference. Has anyone any ideas? Thanks

Answer:POST screen blank on booting up and very slow star

to add to the above I have noticed that the bios doesn't beep either

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I got a new Equium A200-1VO laptop on friday as a very very late christmas present, and yesterday night (monday), i was playing football manager on it, with ITunes playing and deleting files off an old mp3 player. Everything was going fine when all of a sudden there was this click/clunking sound and the screen went black.

The laptop was plugged in at the time and so the connected to a/c light was on, so was power and the charging light, but it just stayed blank.

I then unplugged the charger and it appeared with the orange light signifying low battery. I Then removed the Computer game disk thinking it may be that and turned off the laptop manually. Now if i just push the power button it comes off theres a click, roughly where the disk drive is and it goes off, if i hold it in theres a click but it stays on, all the time the screen stays blank.

I Then turned it off and charged it up wondering if it was just low on battery and still nothing.
I left the laptop swtiched off overnight but in the morning the problems were still there. I even stuck the "product recovery" disk in but still no sign of life.

I am going to try and plug this moniter screen in and see if that is the problem so il hopefully be able to tell you soon. Oh also, one thing i can think of is that i was using it on my bed, is there a way it could have overheated? if so then wouldn't leaving it off overnight have helped/ solved this problem?

thanks in advanced!

Answer:New Equium A200-1VO booting isue - blank screen

Right, I just plugged in this computer monitor and it said "no signal input" and i noticed it only remains switched on if the power supply is plugged in

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Hi all,

I wanted to know if anyone could help with the below.

I currently have a Windows 10 laptop that was working without issues for a while, however after a restart the laptop appears to load windows but never get to the login screen, only show a blank screen with only a mouse icon visible.

I have tried various Windows supplied options with the following outputs:

1. Boot into safe mode (with and without network) - this again only loads to a blank screen with only mouse icon visible
2. Window reset - appears to get stuck on 8% - only to show an error saying reset could not happen, reverting changes (option to reset with files saved was chosen - as current files are required)
3. Start Up Repair - issue not resolved
4. System Restore and System Image Recovery - N/A as Windows cannot find previous image or restore point
5. Booted in Low-Resolution video - again, same issue is experienced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Windows 10 booting into blank screen with mouse cursor only

To add:

When the blank screen appears with cursor, it was noted that shortcut key for opening narrator worked and displayed the box fine. However the rest of the screen was black.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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i setted the dpi settings to 120 dpi. after that when the system restarted it boots to windows but after a few seconds the screen goes blank, but the monitor is still turned on. the LED light near the monitor's power button is green. i tried to use safe mode but my computer starts freezing. i also tried LKGC, but it still ddn't work. i've also tried reseating the cables and the video card..but still not working..what do i do to turn it back to the default settings? i have tried all options on the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS, the results i get is either the computer freezes or the same issue still exists..please help me...
 

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Hi all,

I wanted to know if anyone could help with the below.

I currently have a Windows 10 laptop that was working without issues for a while, however after a restart the laptop appears to load windows but never get to the login screen, only show a blank screen with only a mouse icon visible.

I have tried various Windows supplied options with the following outputs:

1. Boot into safe mode (with and without network) - this again only loads to a blank screen with only mouse icon visible
2. Window reset - appears to get stuck on 8% - only to show an error saying reset could not happen, reverting changes (option to reset with files saved was chosen - as current files are required)
3. Start Up Repair - issue not resolved
4. System Restore and System Image Recovery - N/A as Windows cannot find previous image or restore point
5. Booted in Low-Resolution video - again, same issue is experienced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Windows 10 booting into blank screen with mouse cursor only

To add:

When the blank screen appears with cursor, it was noted that shortcut key for opening narrator worked and displayed the box fine. However the rest of the screen was black.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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I do have a R50 1830-6FU. Now it doesn´t boot, it gives the beep code long-short-short.As far as I could find out that it seems to be the graphic chip. The question is: can I replace it by my self or do I have to send it to Lenovo? How much will it cost roughly? The R50 is now about 4 years old, it used to be my former company PC (now I´ve got a T61). Thanks! Losi

Answer:R50 beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen when booting

Hi losi,Welcome to the forum!The proceeding manual says the culprit can be either one of following:- 1. System board. 2. LCD assembly. 3. DIMM.http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-53169.htmlI suggest replacing the RAM first, if that doesn't solve the problem then try system board. Lenovo will charge a lot more than what the actual R50 costs so it's better to buy the board yourself and replace it with the help of above manual. On eBay, they go for around $100:- http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=r50+motherboard&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_odkw=r50+board&_...Hope it helps.





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Hello,

I have two Windows 7 machines which are booting to a blank screen this evening. One is my desktop (custom AMD build in my signature) and one is my laptop (Samsung AMD). My desktop is duel booted with Xubuntu and that works fine. When I login to the desktop machine it goes to a blank screen with a mouse pointer that never goes way. The laptop shows a Windows desktop update window for like 10 minutes then it goes to a blank screen that never goes away (waited 30 minutes so far). I was able to login to the laptop using a different account but the main one has this issue as does the main account on my desktop. I am wondering if a windows update caused this? Has anyone ever seen this happen?
 

Answer:Windows 7 machines booting to blank screen this evening

A windows update is probably unhappy. Try doing last good known or safe mode. You can also try booting to windows repair and load system restore and going back to before it did the update. And yes it was probably an update. But that doesn't mean its at fault.
 

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Hi all,
A couple of days ago my computer froze during normal usage. When trying to reboot the computer the monitor stayed completely blank, with an orange light rather than the usual blue one (as if in standby mode perhaps). The computer turned on fine, it was just that the monitor wasn't picking anything up.
I'm not a computer expert but I'm guessing this is a hardware fault. I have tried to isolate several different parts to test each component. The monitor was plugged in to a different computer and works fine. I also suspected the video card might have been at fault and so I replaced it with a video card from an old computer and the problem still existed.
I'm now unsure as to what else it could be, perhaps the mother board?
If anyone has any ideas what else could be causing it or suggestions for how to resolve this then that would be a huge help!
Thanks,
Shaun

Answer:Monitor blank when booting up computer

Have you checked to see if its a driver issue?.
You haven't mentioned the operating system you have, but have you also checked in the installed monitor devices part of system, and seeing if there are errors or diagnostic checks showing there?.

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I am not able to update my VGA driver with any other than ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730. However when I boot having this driver keeps my screen blank till I have to reboot it in Safe Mode and choose Standard VGA driver.
I have attached my MiniDump folder with this thread.

What shall I do?

Note: I have downloaded latest drivers from Lenovo site. Used ATI Catalyst, AMD updates etc. but nothing resolved my issue.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 shows blank screen after booting

I have the same issue - can anyone shed light on this?

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Home edition on a HP dv4 series laptop. Couple of days back I was browsing through a website suddenly the the windows was shutdown. I assumed it was some virus work

When I try to restart windows it is taking me upto the HP boot options then I get a blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner.

The following did not work,
1) Booting via the recovery disk
2) Booting via recovery hard disk
3) I created a USB boot with Ubuntu and even the USB is not getting detected.

I dunno what happened to the PC whether its the work of a virus or bios issue. Please Help
 

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting - blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner

Did you change the bios to boot from the USB or disk before the hard drive?
 

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Hi all, I'm new here, registered just to get help with my problem. I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-420US Laptop, it will be a year old at the end of April 2011. It has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. Never had a problem with it till now. I am planning on doing a memory upgrade (currently has 3.0 GB DDR2 PC6400 in 2 slots (1gb + 2gb), ordered a 2.0 GB chip to bring it up to 4.0 GB total memory)

Anyway I wanted to make sure I could do the swap myself so I unplugged the power cord, took out the battery, unscrewed the panel on the bottom of the laptop case, found the memory chips, took out both chips very carefully, undoing the tabs holding the chips in, took them out, inspected them, put them back in the way I took them out, making sure the tabs on the chips were lined up, maing sure the contacts were making contact. Put everything back together, ordered the new 2GB memory chip.

Today I went to power up the laptop, battery in and power cord plugged in and everything lit up like normal except the screen never came on, the power button stayed lit, the network status light stayed on, the power indicator was lit, two white lights were flashing at the same time every 5 seconds though, which is abnormal, one at the top right of the keyboard which I believe is the Num-lock light and one on the far left of the keyboard which I believe is the Caps-Lock light. And thats it, nothing ever happens it never turns on (blank screen) even after 20 min's. SO I held the power button down til... Read more

Answer:Compaq Presario CQ61-420US not booting/blank screen

I've got it figured out, I just took the 1GB RAM stick out, since I won't be needing it once my new 2 GB stick comes in, and it booted up just fine, tested the same stick in both slots to make sure one wasn't bad and its all good now.

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Hi, I've just had my local computer store build me a computer (ASUS motherboard P5QL SE, 3GHz processor, 4GB RAM), but I didn't get them to instal the software as I figured it wasn't that difficult and it was going to cost a fair bit extra.
Anywho... I inserted my XP disc, but the computer is not detecting the CD drive. Actually, let me be more accurate - ONE time when I turned it on it actually did boot up from the CD drive and I got the XP install sreen, but silly me didn't have the keyboard ready so I turned it off to try again and now i just keep getting a blank screen with the cursor flashing, and it won't even let me type anything there - no drive prompt.
I am able to get into the BIOS, but I'm not sure what to do from there. It does appear that the computer is set to boot from the C: (ACPI - presumably the CD drive - it doesn't use English that I'm familiar with LOL!). Looking in the setup stuff, it appears that all drives are present and accounted for (I have one 500GB drive I want to put the OS etc on, and 2 1TB drives for movies etc.)
I'm hoping someone can tell me the solution to this is really simple - fingers crossed.
Thanks :-)

Answer:new computer, blank system, want to install OS, not booting from CD

oops, didn't mean ACPI, meant, SATA drive 3 is called ATAPI iHAS324. I presume this is the CD drive?

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Hi,

I have a laptop Satellite P300. On booting up vista the microsoft logo comes up and then when the POST screen should be showing me what the bios is checking the screen is blank.

It remains blank for 5 to 10 mins then the pointer appears then it finally goes to the desktop.
I suspect the bios is hanging on something but I can't see cos the screen is blank. I suspect there is a setting somewhere. I can enter the bios but can't find anything in there.

Also regards to the extremely slow boot, I have disabled nearly all the start up programs but it has made no difference.

Has anyone any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite P300 - POST screen blank on booting up and very slow start up

to add to the above I have noticed that the bios doesn't beep on start up either?

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Here is my problem with my A200-1AE (PSAECE) Notebook:
I downloaded the latest BIOS update from the Toshiba download drivers library to install Win XP since finally the drivers are realized. (Note the update clearly stated to run ONLY if you want to install XP on you NB).

So I unzipped the file and after hitting the .exe file it started updating the BIOS on its own without me giving the liberty to do so. Half way the N/B froze for about 20 minutes and as I didn?t know what else to do so I reset it.

Result? The NB does NOT boot. I press the power button, the Hard Drive icon flashes 2-3 times as well as the DVD drive, I get a blank screen and the power cord & power button icons constantly on. I removed the battery and the power cord for 48 hours hoping it will reset the BIOS on its own to no avail.

The BIOS battery is under the touchpad which means I have to disassemble the whole laptop and I am not ready to do so. I don?t know if on the motherboard there are BIOS reset jumpers and I need someone?s help as to what I should do. I am starting to think that things where MUCH easier back to when I just had a desktop PC.

THERE must be something I can do other that taking it to the service center and pay half the value of the laptop in repairs.... PLS HELP I?m desperate....

Answer:Blank screen & no booting after running BIOS update on Satellite A200-1AE

Hi there,

first of all: a notebook is not a desktop and such mobile computer does not have jumpers like a deskop computer. They surely have something to delete the BIOS but I am not so sure IF resetting the BIOS could help you.

I guess you will have to send your machine to a service center for repair because in such cases you will have no other option. Do you have still warranty on this machine?

Greets

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Basically, when I start my laptop with the intel graphics mode, I get a blank screen right after the Windows startup logo. Going into the bios and changing to discrete only mode works fine. Uninstalling the intel drivers allows me to boot the intel chip with the default windows drivers, and the logical next step would be to simply reinstall them, however... Compounding the problem is that while serveral intel graphics driver installations are listed in the Lenovo support area, only one of them seems to actually contain the graphics drivers, with the rest just installing the Power Boost drivers for the processor, and even then I still get the black screen after installation. Worst off all, there seems to be no Intel video drivers on the restore partition. I'm truly at a loss here. I can live with only the high-power mode working, but I'd like to get this fixed.













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Answer:Y560: Booting in low-power (Switchable) graphics mode causes blank screen

Problem solved. Did a forum search and downloaded Leshcat's unofficial solution. Fixed my problem and got a new version of ATI's drivers than what's availible on Lenovo's site out of it. Kinda sad that Lenovo can't get their crap straight, but whatever.

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All of a sudden my Toshiba Satellite c650 showed blue screen (blank) after booting....
Thought the screen was dead ..fitted another one ...same thing.changed ram Same thing...
What could be the problem before I throw it away

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I just a bought a new laptop yesterday, DELL Inspiron 15 7000 Series Model 7537, with windows 8 installed, I checked the laptop and surfed the internet a bit, I checked the windows 8.1 in store and it showed me that I have to update my windows first in order to download this 8.1 update, i decided to update the windows.
When i started the windows update, it showed me there were 112 updates there, i clicked on download the updates, but none of them seemed to work, however I searched around and found that I must turn off the metered connections limit download. However, the updates seemed to download and after downloading around 70 updates i decided to restart my laptop.
My laptop restarted with a dell logo, and right after that a blank screen, and after a while a cursor.
I have been restarting my laptop since yesterday and to no aid, a blank screen is showed and nothing else happens. I tried to enter BIOS setup to boot from the other D drive recovery, but I am unable to enter the BIOS setup.
I try to press F8, F12, F2, F10, to enter BIOS or atleast start the automatic windows recovery, but nothing seems to be working.
I spent a lot of my hard earned money to buy a new laptop with a new windows, and this is really frustrating, any help would be highly appreciated.

Regards.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (7537) Blank screen, windows 8 not booting, no BIOS?

I am having the same problem and bought the computer in Feb 14.  Got the "you can purchase a software support since your warranty is up after 90 days" from tech support, that is not right.  Would be interested if you get a solution.
Thanks

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I have a refurbished, out-of-warranty Gateway Profile 5 desktop. The screen is totally blank. I contacted Gateway. They are pretty confident the built-in display is defective. I was able to attach a second display which would also go blank just after the Windows XP Pro splash screen appeared. Using the 2nd display, I was able to access the bios. When I looked at the display setup, it was set to LCD & CRT. Not thinking, I changed the setting to LCD since I wasn't using a CRT. That disconnected my 2nd display, so I now have two totally blank screens. How can I re-access the 2nd display and then also avoid a blank screen when Windows XP boots up?
 

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Dell vostro 220

My computer was lagging and wasn't connecting to the internet properly, and then it froze so I shut it down. When I started it back up, the BIOS loaded but then went to a blank black screen with a mouse. I can move the mouse around. It won't load any further. I've tried all the safe modes and it does the same thing. And I tried cleaning all the dust off the computer. I've tried waiting at that screen for longer than 3 hours. It just stays there.

It's possible that it's a virus but I don't know. How can I solve this problem? Because I can't get into the computer to do a system restore. Please help, thank you!

Answer:Computer problem - computer froze, when restarted, blank black screen w/ mouse

Try a start-up repair from the Vista install disk - Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

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I have an Acer laptop which is about two years old. It started to run slowly and not very efficiently - then the screen started to go blank. Sometimes it goes blank when i am using it or when i am not. . I can see the computer is actually still processing so the whole computer does not shut down. I would be able to reboot and then the computer would be fine again. It started to do this more and more frequently until it was happening every couple of minutes and then my computer stopped booting up and loading software. I took my laptop to a recommended pc repair shot who reinstalled windows (unfortunately). It definitely was running much better and the screen stopped going blank. about 10 days later and the computer is running well still but the screen is starting to go blank again regularly - every 10-20 minutes! is this a virus/software/hardware??? thanks in advance for any help you are able to give me!

Answer:My computer screen keeps going blank even thought the computer is still running.

When the system is operating properly, set a System Restore point.

Then start out by updating all drivers and programs to the latest avalilable version.
Get all drivers from the PC Manufacturer's website, and get the updated programs from the program manufacturer's website. If you cannot find an update for a program older than 2 years, uninstall it.

Then visit Windows Update and get all updates
Then visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center
Then visit Windows Update and get any other available updates

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.
If you find hardware issues, here's a link to the hardware forums: Hardware Support - Tech Support Forum

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
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So i got my computer over a year ago and i have had some parts changed in it a while ago. up until today, everything was fine, windows 10 would just boot up normally. but today when i turned my computer on, it said it was scanning and repairing drives (to which i just let it do). when this finished it brought up a loading blue screen. the blue screen with the loading circle did not go away. i left it for hours and it was still just loading. so needed to leave so i turned it off. then when i came home and turned it on, it now shows me a screen that says about EFI stuff and asked me to put in a code.
what do i do?
 

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i would classify myself a beginner.  i'm watching a women's basketball game off the internet.  after about 15 minutes the video goes off and the computer screen goes blank although the audio of the game can still be heard.  if i go and move the mouse around a little bit everything goes back to normal.  a friend of mine suggested problem may be with my computers hibernation or sleep settings.  any suggestions on this?thanks!brandy

Answer:computer screen goes blank...

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_to_change_sleep_timer_windows_xp.htmlThis should help.

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 ???it was working until i decided to run the isp cd  to install and it would not accept the puter cause the color was just 16 bits and the other size font ? was 480 x 600 or something like that...so in trying to fix it, lol, i hit the disable button on one of those displays menus thingies, and that was 3 days and long nights ago and i am stumped..have researched already on this wonderful place i found you today and tried your suggestion, along w/a couple of more...nothing is working so far....thanks, judy

Answer:Hi, help! need help on a new used computer screen is blank

Judy - Welcome to the CH forums & we're glad you found us.In order to help you we need information.  Don't forget that we can't see your computer, don't know if it's a laptop or desktop, what brand and model and can't find out what your hardware or operating system is unless you tell us.  A cure for your problem may differ between Windows 98 and Windows XP so we really do need you to advise us.Please read this and come back with some info.

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My computer screen is blank! I've been having some problems for the past week or two with my computer and then yesterday I went away from it for a while and when I came back it looked like the "blue screen of death" was up but there was no text, just a blank blue screen. Now whenever I start up nothing happens, it seems like everything works on the tower but there's just a blank screen, and the light on the moniter blinks like there's nothing to read.
The only recent hardware added was a wireless network a few weeks ago, but it seems to work fine. Recent problems include having to update my sound driver due to cpu restarting and now this, however I have had plenty of graphics card problems, but not for a while.

Built the computer a year ago and haven't had much problems after the first month or two. I'm running windows XP with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card, and ECS socket 478 motherboard, and a 350W power supply, if you need any more info on specs let me know. I figured it's one of these 3 screwing up, so is there any way to test it or something I can do?
 

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Pc: g73jh-a1
Os 7 Ultimate build 7600
Cpu- i70-stepping b1
Gpu - Ati 5870 Catalyst 10.8
Anti virus - Eset Security 4
All window's and driver's updates are successfully loaded.

Ok last night i was bored so decided to re-paste my G7 so i opened her up and cleaned the Cpu and Gpu nicely. Did my thing re-pasted her up and put everything back in order.

I downloaded some benchmark tools such as Hwinfo, Amd gpu clock tools, cpu-z, gpu-z and aida64.

I also have ccleaner installed so far that is all i have as of now besides the bench mark and anti virus tools.
I was running hwinfo and checking my temp's earlier today everything seemed normal as i was curing my tim and making sure the temp's where ok.

While i was checking the temps on my g7 i went ahead and downloaded some files on my other pc transferring it to my usb so i could plug my usb and download the files from there. All of a sudden my monitor goes blank and everything seem to be fine all the light's where on except the monitor.

So i went ahead and dissembled the g7 to make sure that i wasn't pinching any wires that run to my monitor nothing was wrong there i double checked took a look at all my wires and they where fine.

I restarted the pc up 3 times before the picture came back so i decided to run a chkdsk scan and this is what i pulled up.

cleaning up 179 unused index entries from index $sii of file 9
cleaning up 179 unused index entries from index $sdh of file 9
cleaning up 179 unused security descriptors

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Answer:Computer screen goes blank?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HeadsUp


Pc: g73jh-a1
Os 7 Ultimate build 7600
Cpu- i70-stepping b1
Gpu - Ati 5870 Catalyst 10.8
Anti virus - Eset Security 4
All window's and driver's updates are successfully loaded.

Ok last night i was bored so decided to re-paste my G7 so i opened her up and cleaned the Cpu and Gpu nicely. Did my thing re-pasted her up and put everything back in order.

I downloaded some benchmark tools such as Hwinfo, Amd gpu clock tools, cpu-z, gpu-z and aida64.

I also have ccleaner installed so far that is all i have as of now besides the bench mark and anti virus tools.
I was running hwinfo and checking my temp's earlier today everything seemed normal as i was curing my tim and making sure the temp's where ok.

While i was checking the temps on my g7 i went ahead and downloaded some files on my other pc transferring it to my usb so i could plug my usb and download the files from there. All of a sudden my monitor goes blank and everything seem to be fine all the light's where on except the monitor.

So i went ahead and dissembled the g7 to make sure that i wasn't pinching any wires that run to my monitor nothing was wrong there i double checked took a look at all my wires and they where fine.

I restarted the pc up 3 times before the picture came back so i decided to run a chkdsk scan and this is what i pulled up.

cleaning up 179 unused index entries from index $sii of file 9
cleaning up 179 unused index entries from... Read more

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Hello,

I was just using my PC last night surfing the internet and doing some other things, but then my screen just went blank and it popped up saying no DVI connection or whatever. My PC still had power and all the fans were going and everything seemed like it had power. My pC has done this before but it was because my 8800GT got to hot and overheated. So I checked the cables and everything was tight so then I shut of my PC and waited a little while and turned it back on and got nothing not even the bios/bootup screen but everything had power and all my fans were running including the one on my 8800GT. Just nothing on my screen. So I turned it off again took off the side of my case and checked everything in there and everything was tight. So then I just left it off overnight and this morning tried again but still got nothing just power. So I decided to unplug everything and have only my memory and hard drive(s) plugged in and my Graphics card and tried just that and I still got nothing just power to my graphics card fan, PSU, and the CPU/heatsink fan. So I don't know what could be the problem. Do you think my graphics card could have gone bad and if so how do I switch back to my on board graphics, or if not what else could be the problem.
Thanks,
Specs

Operating System

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

CPU

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Brisbane 65nm Technology

RAM

4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 246MHz (4-4-4-12)

Motherboard

ALiveNF6P-VSTA (CPUSocket)

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The computer turns on but the screen shows nothing on it. I did the F8 and tried safe mode and run windows normally but nothing happens. Please help, greatly appreciated

Answer:Computer is On But Screen Is Blank

When did this start happening?  Any recent hardware/software changes?Have you tried a different monitor?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Idea K210 Desktop; it shut down about 2 days ago with a Blank screen (nothing boots up)My son said he hit the side of the tower with a chair leg by accident and it went black after.What can I do to fix it? Much thanks Frank













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Answer:computer screen is Blank

I have read that the K-series have RAM that can become loose or were not properly seated into the slot at the factory..  Maybe your son hit it loose.  Good luck.

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I have a sony RZ402P from approx 5 years ago. Now it was playing up lately so i decided to format it so i did. so after finish formatting put all the backup files and folders and updated to SP3 and install all the updates. Then it was working well after a few restarts and shutdowns.

3 hours later my mum decide to use it but it didn't come up the screen still on standby (blinking) and the keyboard lock keys come on then goes off again. So i diced to investigate the problem. I even tried removing the cleaning CPU Fan(whcih caused the problem the last time), RAM. As am deaf, my parent saids it not sounding right. and the DVD drives wouldn't open fully it will just peek out then back in, nothing is responding. So i took the HDD out to use on my current working PC to backup all the files.

I think its dead? Any ideas which i can try?

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The more i use the computer the more often screen goes blank untill i have to i redo the whole system (format my hard drive cuzz i didnt now wat to do) the light on my monitor turns red and the hard drive light stays lit, and when it goes blank i cant bring it back up its not hibernating cuzz i turned that off.
system is XP SP2

thanx
 

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When I shut down last night, it came down to the wallpaper on the desktop and would not go all the way down. When i turned it on this morning all I got was the wallpaper.

Answer:Blank screen on computer

What happens if you boot to safe mode?

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I have a Vaio Laptop. When I turn it on, it shows the logo and then it goes to a blank screen. I don't know how to get into safe mode (the f8 key does not go to safe mode). When I turn off the comp and turn it back on again, it still goes to the blank screen. I can get to the setup menu but that's about it. Any help would be appreciated.P.S. I only say blank screen because the color is off and I can't see part of the left side of the screen. So any advice regarding a blinking cursor or blue screen is appreciated as well. Thank you.

Answer:Blank computer Screen

Im having the same problem on my dell optiplex gx50!!!

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hi i have a medion laptop , recently it has been shutting down for know reason and its really slow , now when i turn it in it starts up but the screen just stays off ?? any ideas please
 

Answer:blank screen when computer is on ??

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When playing particular computer games (CIV IV and Oblivion) after a short while my screen just goes blank, and the power button goes from green to amber. The computer itself seems to carry on as normal. If I am playing Football Manager or just using itunes the screen never goes blank. I have to turn the computer off and then on again to re-use the computer, there then appear to be no apparent problens (unless I try and play either of the games again). Any help on how to solve this would be much appreciated.

Answer:computer screen keeps going blank!

or a desktop PC?

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hi need help i have a packard bell computer it stopped working on thursday switched it on and all i get is a blank screen the monitor goes to green then amber and stays blank as in black with nothing at all on the screen as i am new to computers and started up my own business i have a lot of software that i bought from the internet which is saved to the computer at a few thousand pounds so could any kind person out there help me with the problem as i do not have a lot of money as putting it into the business and also the guarentee has run out i have only hadthe computer for 14 months thank you don

Answer:blank computer screen

Any beeps when you switch it on? Any changes to the PC lately, crashes (or more frequent crashes), blue screens? Any strange noises from the unit when it's on? Possibilites include overheating (and subsequent damage to the CPU) or failing power supply. If the guarantee has run out you can take the side off the machine and see if loads of dust and fluff has collected inside and around the fans, that would point to overheating, but it sounds as if the damage has already been done on that front.

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Can anyone help me with this?  On occasions (quite regularly) whilst I am typing my screen will suddenly go blank.  When it comes back on after a few seconds, the last few letters I typed are all transposed.  It is driving me crazy and slowing me down.  Any suggestions.  Windows XP.  Touch type, so not being able to see what is on the screen is not affecting my typing.  Working on a lap-top.  Someone, somewhere, must know what is causing this!It's so frustrating!  The transposed letters are not typing errors, the screen transposes the letters every time it goes blank.  It does the same whether I am online, sending e-mails or working with the word processor.  Help!!!

Answer:My computer screen going blank

Perhaps the monitor is faulty. Check if plug(s) are firmly inserted. I expect the letters get transposed because you have lost sight of what you are typing.

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Hello everyone I am new here but so far reading all the topics it seems pretty helpful! Anyway I'm pretty good at repairing puters but I went all new style on my new one and I have nothing to test my equipment with. Im building a higher end gaming system so I went with SLI setup, now everything is new and is all made for SLI, yet at boot up all I get is a blank screen and one long beep followed by two short. Easy enough the booklet on the video card says that it means the video card or motherboard is bad, well without the video card in the same beeps happen, also the north bridge cooler gets pretty warm, normal?   Note: At first start-up it ran fine, installed xp and ran NFS Most Wanted smooth, then started a defrag and bam black screen of death. reseated the card, reset bios, and check RAM presto it worked for about 5min then froze.550w PS w/ SLIEVGA 6800 PCI-eAsus A8N-SLI mb w/ AMD3500512mb pc3200Coolermaster water coolerAnybody expericence the same problem? I cant tell if its a mb, video card or some other problem. I checked the BEEP POST and I know its a video code but is there any way it would be a mb issue?

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Hi,
I am a newbie on the site and I am in need of help. First time I responded to an old thread, so I hope I am doing this correctly this time.
We have a computer
AMD athlon 3000+ w/heatsink and fan
1 gig 2700 ddr333 ram with heatsinks over ram sticks
fx5200 128 mb
aopen mobo ak79d400vn
520 watt atx power supply

Problem: Tried to upgrade video card to 6600. Installed it and drivers and the computer starts up, fan is running, but nothing else a blank screen. Purchased off ebay mainly for processor and mobo to upgrade son's computer. Thought this would solve son's gaming problems ( BF2 should be hung for its greediness in cpu and video power) Now I am stuck.
Brought it to the repair shop and the guy said mobo fried and continued to tell me how bad the AMD cpu's are and tried to make me one for $$$$. Is the guy right?
Question: Is there a way to tell if the mobo is indeed blown and /or the cpu and can I change out the processor into another computer? I hate to think nothing can be salvaged on it.
I hope I haven't forgotten to say anything- Please forgive !
 

Answer:Computer screen blank

Brought it to the repair shop and the guy said mobo fried and continued to tell me how bad the AMD cpu's are and tried to make me one for $$$$. Is the guy right?Click to expand...

The guy is not right. Amd cpus are very good. For gaming they're tops, and for normal tasks they're no slouch either. My guess is he'd rather make the $$$$(big bucks), than make just a few $$(bucks) helping you fix your current one.

So, are you saying your system works with the 5200, but when you install the 6600, it doesn't work? If so, what sysptoms does it give? Lights, noises, fans, etc.

You could put the cpu into another pc with the same socket type(it also has to support the same cpu bus speed), to test it. Or you could swap the motherboard in your current pc and see if it works then, but both tasks are somewhat of a pain(the cpu will need thermal grease applied, and motherboards take a while to remove). You probably have a "socket A" amd cpu, since you say athlon, and not athlon64.

Also, your new card may be stressing your psu, if it's underpowered/faulty. You might want to list the brand and specs(amps per voltage rail), if you know the info.
 

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My computer screen goes blank like it was going to sleep but I do not have it set to hibernate, I have it set to stay on all the time. When it goes blank I am not able to bring the screen back up, I have to hold the reset button (start button) for about
15 seconds and then the computer shuts off. After it is off I am able to press the start button once again and when it does it ask me what mode I want to start in (safe mode or regular mode).

What could be wrong?

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Display goes blank after initial Windows XP screen is dispalyed.

Answer:My computer screen is blank; works on different computer.

does this happen if you come up in safe mode?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I just got this HP pavilion 762n last year. Now whenever I turn the computer on it won't respond(Goes to a Blank Black Screen) and the only way I can make the computer respond is to go to safe mode and UN-install the Graphic Card, then restart the computer back again. Once I've done that the computer would work, but I can't watch Videos or play Video Games on the computer. There also would be these little blue lines on the computer screen (Sometimes their would be alot of the lines and sometimes the lines would be made by the trail of my mouse).

I've tried lots of ways to fix the computer. I've tried:

- Un-installing and re-installing my graphic card (Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 graphics card with TV-Out) that came with the computer.

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

- I've tried using a program that test my computer and tells me whats wrong with it. It said I got a problem with something like the VIDEO MEMORY CARD and I don't know what that is.

Is the Only way I can fix this is to buy another Graphic Card. I do not want to waste $200.00. Please Help Me!

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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Well here's the problem: Around two days ago I got home and my computer wouldn't run Firefox, the problem was something like insufficient resources, so I decide to restart (I have the bad habit of restarting my just pressing the button on the comp.) So when the computer boots back up instead of booting to the Windows XP splash screen it boots to a blank screen with a blinking "_" in the upper left corner. I can't boot to safe mode and the only thing I can enter is setup, which is by pressing f2 during the dell screen. Anyone have any ideas?

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I'm new here so please bear with me. My computer was running fine until I got my Galaxy GTX260 and installed that. Everything seemed to be working until it kept freezing after a couple minutes after bootup (Yes I have enough Watts and amperes on +12V rail and I also installed the certified latest Nvidia driver). So I took the GPU out again and plugged my VGA to my motherboard for onboard graphics card. Now when ever I turn on my computer there is no signal. I can hear the fans, hard drive, drive working though.

PC SPECS:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.7Ghz
2x 2GB Ram
Corsair CX500 - PSU
Nvidia Galaxy Geforce GTX260 - Took it out

Please help. I don't want to have to bring it to a technician to repair it because I just spent money upgrading this desktop
 

Answer:Computer booting but it's no display on screen! Help!

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Hi, I hoping that somebody can help me with the problem i have.

It all started yesterday when i turned my computer on and signed in to my normal account. This then sent me to a tempory account desktop. I did some research on this and apparntly my user profile had become corrupt.

I ran SFC /Scannow in the command window as adminstrator, the results told me files were corrupt and could not be fixed. I tried this again 3-4 times as i had read that this may take a few times to fix. This didnt work.

I then tried to create a new account which i did and copy the contents of the brokwen user profile to the new user profile. this is when i found the Desktop folder would not move because it was corrupt.

I have items that i had saved to my desktop which i really need and wouldnt mind formatting the drive if need be but i need to get the files but the desktop was corrupt so couldnt get in the folder.

I looked to try and restore to a previouse day incase it was an update that made this happen but i have no restore points which i thought was odd as this should create them after each update ?

At this point this tempory account would not search and did not have inter internet connections of apps it was just very basic.
I then ran the line in the command window to look online to get uptodate fixes cant remeber excatly what it was, something like /online /restorehealth

This completed and i then ran sfc /scannow again which again said files are corrupt unable to fix.

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Answer:Computer only booting to Black Screen

I can't help with the black screen.
Maybe someone here can.

I can offer advice you can use in the future to fix a situation like this.

I use Macrium Reflect - {Standard version} to make images of my OS.

If something goes wrong that I can't fix, I'll insert my USB image & restore my computer to the date of when the image was made.
All fixed.

I keep updating the images.
Especially after installing Windows Updates.

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Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Having a backup image to restore to is nice.

Format a usb drive as NTFS & not Fat 32 so you get 1 big image file instead of a bunch of 4 GB files.

Good luck in the future.

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Been reading the blogs.  I have a pavillion G7 and the screen is black on boot up.  The num key and shift key were both lit and would not switch when pressed, until I removed the battery and let it set for a while.  Now they are off and the only light on the keyboard is the wireless on F12. I have tried to boot up pressing F11, F12, F8, F2, del, and esc repeatedly on sessive attempts to boot up.  Nothing seems to get me into the boot up menu or the bios.  Even tried booting up without the battery, power supply only, after discharging by holding the power button and pressing the F keys...  Any suggestions? Thanks,-=Carey

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