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Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

Question: Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

I have HP Envy 17.3 m7-n109dx, windows 10 64-bit I got the windows blue screen, then when the windows attempted to restart a black scrren showed up, and windows did not boot. I tried several things, but nothing worked. Here is a list of what I have tried: 1. I did a hard reset. 2. I made sure the batery and the AC adaptor are not the problem. 3. I tried pressing the ESC seveal times after powering the device, but nothing happened (to load the safe mode). 4. I tried to restore the bios by pressing the windows and B keys, and then pressing and then releasing the power botton, and continue to press the other two keys. When I do that, I can see the hard drive light comes on for a few seconds, then the screen lights, but it stays blank. I contine to press the two keys for 1-2 minutes, but nothing shows on the screen. Then when I release the windows and the B keys, the screen goes dark, and the power buttoon continues to light. The power goes off if I press the power button for several seconds. I tired this several times. 5. I tried step 4, but with a USB drive. The same happened. 6. I tried pressing the power button, then the F2 key (several times). The screen continued to be black. 7. I tried the pressing the windows key + P. Nothing happened. 8. I tried to run HP Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) from a USB, but the screen remaind black. 9. I tried to load the safe mode from a USB, but the screen remained black. If there is anything else I can try, please let me know. Could the motherboard be the problem? (I bought the laptop about a month ago, so it is still relatively new.) Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

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Answer: Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

It sounds like some sort of hardware failure, possibly hard drive. You have a 1 yr warranty with HP. Scroll down on the page here to start a request for service. You will be given your contact options:

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I have same problem. Laptop start up battery and charger light are running. HDD and processor sound is hearing. But laptop not load bios and display black screen.Laptop was running awsome but this problem is found when i try to install new hardware PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN. Before installing this hardware I go through bios and enable all radio devices. And than in display option I switch to internal card intead 0f switchable option. Then there is some fn setting in bios that I have enabled. After it I have restrat my laptop then it goes to black screen.. I've tried many tricks as mentioned above but problem is still there.Plz someone help meI will be very thankfullThanks

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I have a Dell XPS M1710, running Windows XP. I went to reboot the laptop today and while the initial Bios ( i think it's called that?) loaded up, the screen never got to the Windows loading page. It is just a black screen with no mouse. Cntrl alt delete doesn't work, I can't get into safe mode, it's just all black. I haven't downloaded anything new in the past 2 weeks, this just happened out of nowhere.

I tried doing a recovery console. I was able to boot up from my xp CD, and when I hit R and started to copy files, the process was stopped on a few occasions stating:

Setup cannot copy file: mountmgr.sys, modem.sys, ulib.dll, syssetup.dll, amdk7.sys, mf.sys, tcpmonui.dll, tunmp.sys, update.sys, agpcpq.sys, almin1541.sys, amdagp.sys

Each one was found at a different completion % of the recovery process.
I also did a Bios diagnostic check, and the memory and hardware seemed to be fine.

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Satellite M70-340 screen goes black after BIOS load. Please assist

Answer:Satellite M70-340 - Screen goes black after BIOS load

Hi Totius,

That means after the Toshiba BIOS screen nothing happens anymore or have you tried updating the BIOS? Maybe you can explain this again a little bit more detailed.

The problem is in such cases you can?t do much because it?s hardware based problem.

You can try to remove the battery and AC/DC adapter for at least one hour. Then connect both devices again and try to start your notebook.

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I built this computer about five years ago, but have upgraded a lot of it over the years. The only original parts left are the mobo (Abit IS-7) and the processor (3 GhZ bought in 2004).

A few weeks ago it started freezing and restarting randomly. Sometimes, on restarting, I would get the "Serious error" pop-up, which I always sent, and always got different results. Sometimes it would say it was an unknown driver error, sometimes an anti-virus error, once a RAM error. I had just upgraded the RAM when this started, so I ran the M$ testing tool several times, no errors. I also removed the new RAM, which didn't solve the problem, and put it back in.

Last night, the screen went black and the music I was listening to stopped dead. I waited a minute, then cold restarted. Now the PC won't even boot. It starts to load the BIOS, then black screen and nothing. A few times I've gotten the safe mode prompt, but only for a second or two (not long enough to make a decision), then black screen. All of the fans and internal lights are still on. There is no change when the screen goes black, other than the screen going black.

What I've tried:
-Windows recovery. First time I put the XP disc in, did the "press any key", got the black screen for about a minute, then the blue screen with the install/repair/exit options. I selected "repair" and was told Windows couldn't find my HDD. Okay, I had an HDD go bad years back after a similar bout ... Read more

Answer:Solved: BIOS starts to load, then black screen, then nothing

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when i take out my video card and plug my monitor into my onboard graphics i can actually see the computer boot and can load bios. but when i plug in my video card then i dont see my computer boot and i cant get into bios. how am i supposed to disable onboard graphics if i cant load bios when my video card is in? i have a gateway dx4860

edit: just so you know i can load windows 10 fine with video card in

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I bought a Satellite A100 - (model psaa8c-0fh00e) about 5 months ago. it was left on over night which is not uncommon and when i came back to use it about 15 hours later it was just a black screen. moved the touch screen and its keys and nothing happened. so i cold boot it and it turned off. i then turned it back on like normal and the notebook turns on but the screen is completely black. it's not even loading the normal Toshiba Bios screen.

Now my question: is if there is any way I can fix this, i am familar with computer and parts. I just don't get this one cause i've never had to reflash the bois or anything like that. I'm just not sure how to turn and i really don't wanna have to take it into a shop, any suggestions would be helpful.

thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A100 has a black screen and won't load into the Bios

Hi Conrad,

If your A100 powers on normally (HDD spinning, optical drive LED flickers, fans turn etc.) then I would suspect that your LCD or FL Inverter has failed. You can check this by connecting an external monitor to the notebook to see if that shows the normal display.

On the other hand if there is no activity at all from tour notebook when you power it on then I would imagine you have an internal hardware fault, possibly the main board, which will need to be checked by a Toshiba Authorised Service Partner since the unit will still be covered by the warranty if it is only 5 months old.


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On the Monday July 26th i was hit with a virus bomb with 4 types of rogue software, a bunch of trojan and including a smitfraud-c. I got rid of these viruses, but I accidently wiped a section that i supposed to not touch. Apon rebooting my system i get a dell bios loading screen then just black.

I tried to go to safe mode it shows the files loading, but it won't go to the windows screen. I have a installation cd for windows but some of the files won't load properly. i tried making a CD-RW copy on my reinstallation for windows, but my disk won't read 4 files.

Answer:dell bios load then black screen no windows logo

and welcome to the Forum

If a repair install did not help, probably your best bet is a clean install. You can take the drive out to salvage any data you cherish that is not backed up.

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

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Hello, been having this problem for about a month. I had installed pinnacle drivers and had no problems, but one day I connected my dvc100 capture device and my computer restarted. Ever since then when I start my computer it loads the bios then hangs on black screen with the curser flashing in the top left corner, then after about 10 minutes it continues to load Windows 7 normally. Instead of turning off my pc I just put in sleep mode so as to not to deal with the 10 minute start up. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

Answer:PC freezes after bios load, black screen with curser flashing

You could try a clean startup to see if the problem persists, if it does not then you can reintroduce startups bit by bit to catch the offender
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Laptop is a Samsung R510 running Vista.
When it is switched on, it gets stuck on the Samsung BIOS load screen. The F2 (Setup) and F4 (Recovery) buttons don't work unless they are pressed straight away. But when they are pressed it says 'Please Wait', but nothing happens.
I have changed the CMOS battery, but it hasn't helped.

I have also taken the hard drive out and turned it on, still the same.  Each RAM stick has been tried on its own, and it is still the same.
Can anyone help?

Answer:Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.

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I purchased a system with dual GTX580's about a year and a half ago. I have had issues with system crashes (lockups, no blue screen, and no alt-tabbing out of them) almost from the beginning. Since I am impressed with some of the technical responses I have seen on threads in this forum, thought I'd reach out for help before I pull what hair I have left out.....

I tried literally every different bios update available, every single driver release Nvidia has released, too many clean windows installs to count, MSI Afterburner/EVGA Precision (video voltage increases, clock decreases (removing EVGA superclocking), replaced the SLI bridge, different ram, different powersupply cables, different fan speeds, and so many other things over the past 1.5 years it's rediculous.

In preparation for trashing the cards, I pulled them out and put my old cards back in. These are also EVGA brand, 8800's, also can run them in SLI with the same bridge, and not a single problem. This is while running the same driver release (clean install though) as the 580's.

So I put one 580 back in, both slots 1 & 3, and to my surprise it worked just fine in either PCI slot. Tried the other 580, also works fine when alone. Put them both in, put the bridge on, and it crashes right after Bios loads, before it even makes it to the windows logo/login screen.

Seems to have gotten worse over time (was just during intense gaming, next it's when in windows but not gaiming, sometimes at the Windows l... Read more

Answer:GTX580 Black Screen/Reboot in Games, Windows Logo, even at Bios load

A 1200 Watt PSU should be plenty for your setup as long as it is performing as expected. If you have had problems from the beginning with the cards, I suspect the SLI interface itself is bad on either one or both of the cards. How do they run with the bridge removed and just the cards themselves in? You mentioned running one at a time, but have you tried running with both cards in without the bridge?

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AS the title says, I recently had a system restore last night after my windows 7 refuse to load. Having done so, it told me to click OK after the system restore to restart my laptop.

I complied and after the BIOS screen load, all i get was a black screen with this _ symbol and thats as far as it goes. Its like looking at a black picture with the symbol only. Anyone got any idea to solve this problem of mine please?

Acer Aspire 4745G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB
Windows 7 Home Premium

Answer:Black screen after BIOS load screen

If you have any USB devices other than keyboard and mouse, disconnect them, and do a hard shutdown by pressing the power switch down until your computer switches off.

Wait half a minute or so and try booting up again.

If that doesn't work, are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

Failing that you could try a repair install.

Repair Install

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Hi all,Here's as much technical information as I can remember regarding the computer in question.AMD Athlon Barton 2500 1.83ghz CPUATI 9700 Pro GPUSound Blaster Audigy ZS 2 Sound Card1.5 gigs od DDR ram (off-brand)Asus An78x Deluxe Mobo, Revision 2.0 (running latest BIOS)XP Pro with Service Pack 2 installedHitachi Deskstar 82.3gb hardrives (x2 in a RAID 0 configuration) (Windows is mounted on thsi volume)(connected to the mobo through SATA)Additional hardrives include a single Maxtor and Seagate drives for backup stroage. Both drives are 100gb in size, IDE and 7,200 RPM.There are two generic DVD burners connected via IDE.The PSU for the computer is an Antec Truepower 430w.I was recently playing Americas Army, a FPS game when the computer restarting without any prompting. Upon going through the power cycle the hardrive light remains constantly lit about 30 seconds and then stays off. During this time there appears to be no video signal to the monitor as it is power save mode when it realizes that there is zero feed. There are no POST error beeps, the BIOS isn't visable and the computer seems less than ready to boot windows. I've double checked all of the power connections and PCI/AGP/IDE/SATA cables to make sure everything is snug.My inital guess is that there is some type of hardware failure of the mobo or perhaps part of the PSU has bit the dust. The hardrives, optical drives and case fails are still operational. I forgot wether or not the mobo power cable is on the same rai... Read more

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I got a new gigabyte board, because my old one fried. And a new processor. At first it was loading a tad slow, maybe 20 seconds of a black screen then it'd go on. Now it's taking about 3-4 minutes of a straight black screen and then it'll post ect..

I can't figure out what the problem is. Any ideas/suggestions?

Answer:Black screen then load?

Honestly, this is a crap thread.

I was hoping that you could explain more clearly about your system specification, and then explain your situation.

Also, you didn't even bother telling us how you attempted to fix this problem.

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Hello all,

I was wondering if someone out there could help me as im at my wits end. I have a Acer Aspire laptop which i have owned for approximatly 15 months so is out of warranty. One day when i tried to start my computer up i got a black screen after i put my password in. It looks like its going to load up properly but comes up with a small arrow cursor which can be moved around but nothing else. I have tried reconfiguring my computer to a earlier date but to no avail. Can anyone help?

Answer:Black screen after load up

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I don't know how to fix it, I can run windows 7 in safe mode and safe mode with networking but when I try to load it in normal mode I get past the windows loading icon and then just before the login screen my pc screen goes black with only my cursor showing and the cursor is moveable. I have looked on other websites and tried a few things like updating my video drivers and changing a few things in the registary but nothing has changed, anyone give me any help?


Answer:Black screen on load up

UPDATE: I noticed an error message pop up just previous to the black screen which says

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file is NTFS,

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistancy, you may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommanded that you continue.
Disk check is cancelled

This message pops up for a brief second and automatically cancels itself, my pc did cut itself off because of a power failure just before I start getting this problem, what shall I do?

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Hi, I have Vista, and somehow the laptop is not able to boot up, It only goes to the loading bar , but with no Vista logo,it goes across around 20 times, but whet it seems it loaded the O. P the screen is all black. I tried to enter in Save mode and same thing happens, the screes only goes black. Did a full scan with a booteable CD, found 13 infections with Troyans, which I cleaned out ,but did not make any difference still can't see anything on the screen. Any suggestions folks? Thanks.

Answer:Only load bar & screen black

Did you try Startup Repair : need either repair disk or Vista DVD for this.

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I should write everything I know about the problem first. 2 days ago my PC started smelling like burning very faintly, I loaded a game up later that day and my PC made a loud noise. I immediately shut my PC down and waited for a bit. I loaded it up later and it was fine and the temperatures of my CPU and motherboard are fine. The next day I loaded up starcraft 2 and everything was fine until I actually started a match. When the match finished loading my screen went black, I could hear the sound in the background and after 2 minutes it came back. I shut the game down and didn't play another game that day. Today when I loaded another different game up my screen went black at the main menu and I had to turn my PC off by holding down the power button. I could not hear the game in the background this time but could hear what sounded like one sound looping constantly and very fast. I could ctrl alt delete out of the game this time though.

I have opened up my case and all the fans are working and there is no obvious problem. I removed any dust from inside the case and loaded my PC back up. I loaded up starcraft 2 again and this time I didn't even get to the main menu. As soon as the loading screen had finished my screen went orange for a few seconds and then turned black. Every few seconds the game would flash on the screen for less than a second but then it would turn black again. Every time I shut the game down through ctrl alt delete an error message appeared in my not... Read more

Answer:Screen goes black when I load up a game

what is the exact model of the video card

power supply


is the clicking sound coming from the hard drive,see if you can isolate where it is coming from

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Just got a TC4200 tablet laptop and installed windows xp on it. Those of you familiar with the model know that it has no cd drive so I had to move the HDD to another laptop to do it so I know the install was good. However when putting the harddrive back in after the HP load screen but before it enters the xp load screen it goes to a black screen with a flashing white _ cursor similar to a dos command but with no text and I cannot type. I have no idea what the issue is nor how to solve it. Any suggestions?

As an extra note I tried the other laptops HDD and it gave the same results so that rules out the harddrive as an issue.

Answer:OS wont load Black screen

Matthew said:

You're probably missing essential device drivers for your laptop's hardware (which would have been installed had you ran the setup on your system). Use an external optical drive enclosure or a flash drive to install XP with the HDD in your system.

Alternatively, if you can get into Safe Mode you might be able to provide the system with drivers manually. You could also probably get away a repair install of XP, but this too would facilitate an optical or flash drive.Click to expand...

trying this nowish just gotta download sdk so I can use a flash drive as I dont have a external cd drive.

Second I do wonder if this is the correct solution as it never gets to the XP load screen so it doesnt have a chance to realize its wrong. Although dont get me wrong I hope its the problem as its an easy fix...

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two drivers do not load at start up and causes windows not to load after updating Bios in raid system. The tdx.sys and serial.sys do not load. I just get a black screen in windows. The cursor can be moved for a short while then it freezes. I have done scannow and repair a dozen times with no results. I have also done chkdsk and all of these come back ok. it all started when I updated the bios while in windows. I rebuilt the SYM, system and other reg files which allowed it to boot to windows, but it hangs while loading. I have tried safemodes etc. I can get to a command prompt through the install disc and the c: drive shows all of the directories. Is the tdx.sys not loading the problem?

Answer:win 7 hanging with black screen, no tdx.sys load


i found this on the internet Serial.sys Windows process - What is it? and click the link right below, Click to Run a Free Scan for Serial.sys related errors. it gives a free scan on your computer.

hope it helps.

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Hey, I just have one problem after recently noticed I had a keylogger I tried to quarantine with ad-aware but, it wasn't effective after trying to delete it via registry editor I knew I was in some need of software to get rid of it and so I bought Registry Mechanic this looked very good and rather efficient I scanned to find that I had 901 problems with my pc to do with the space etc. After getting rid of some of the problems it asked me to restart the computer and so I did, after the Windows XP loading screen the computer just goes black and nothing happens I even sat there and waited 5 minutes. I also no this has nothing to do with my monitor as I tested it with another pc. Furthermore, I tried to run safe mode but it doesn't seem to work and it crashes after lines of white writing come down the screen. I really need to sort this out and I cannot reboot my pc as I have valuable information etc to me on it. Please can someone help me!!!

Answer:Black Screen After Windows XP load up

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My desktop computer will not fully boot. It was working yesterday, but I'm unaware if anyone did anything that caused this (no one wants to admit to it either).


CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
Motherboard: ALiveNF7G-FullHD R3.0 ( link)
OS: Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)

(This is what I can see from the POST.)

When I power on the computer, Windows starts loading and then the screen goes black. I can see the POST and can access the BIOS. After the POST, I get a blurb that tells me to choose one of the following:
Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally
No matter which option I choose, the screen goes black after the loading screens. Sometimes I get crazy colours all over the screen. It isn't a monitor problem (I tried three different ones). It could be graphics related but I don't know how I could solve it without access to Windows. Can I do anything in the BIOS? The same thing happens when I go into the F8 menu and select each option, except Directory Services Restore Mode. For this option, I get a message from my monitor like "Video Input Out of Range."

Interestingly enough, when I reseated the RAM, I got to the welcome screen (the one with the loading circle) before it got distorted. Though, I'm not able to replicate it all the time.

The screen also goes black when I'm booting from my Windows 7 disc. The same thing happens when I try to boot from an Ubuntu disc.

Hopefully someone here can help me. I'll gladly pr... Read more

Answer:Black Screen on Windows Load

Are you using the integrated graphics or dedicated card installed?

If using a dedicated graphics card try removing it and using the integrated.

Try removing the memory modules and booting with on at a time installed. (swapping between attempts)

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i have a ms 6337 lite mother board with a p3
i haven't used this MB for about 6 months.
my son is here now and i don't want him on my soooo
i bought a new hard drive maxtor 40 g diamondmax plus 8
installed windows xp.the MB posts, i can get in the bio's.
but it will not load in to windows i get a black screen
or a black screen with a blinking sensor and i cant do nothing form there
this same hard drive will boot on my other pc and load in to windows.
i am running windows 98se on it. i put the disk with windows 98 on
the ms mb and it will not load in to windows. only to the logo screen and freezes up. also when i try to use the boot disk it get to the point " starting your computer now and freezes.
i am going insane here!


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I have a Dell Vostros 230 and I am running Windows 7. Yesterday I accidentally downloaded Search toolbar. After deleting everything possible I downloaded Autoruns to see what was in my start up. After Autoruns ran for a second the pc then shut down and has had the black screen with cursor every since. I put the reinstallation disk in to repair and can't get system restore to work. Any suggestions?

Answer:Black Screen with cursor, won't load Win 7

Can you start Windows in safe mode?

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When I turned the computer on I saw the ME start up screen, but then the screen went black. I tried rebooting a few times, but I kept getting the same thing. I could boot into safe mode, but not normal mode. One time I just waited and the black screen went away and Windows loaded properly. I tried my backup 30GB drive and it worked. It had a few problems of it's own, so I reinstalled Windows ME on it and used the 120GB drive to hold data. I deleted all of the Windows and program files from the 120GB drive backed it up and thought I was good to go.

I'm not sure why the screen turns black, but it's done it on both the 30GB and the 120GB drive. When it happens I have to reboot into safe mode and run scandisk. Then when I reboot it works. I will also say that safe mode even shows the black screen for a few extra seconds before loading Windows. Thank you for any help.

Answer:Windows won't load and the screen goes black

sounds like it's taknig a long time to load a driver. I find that the NIC driver is often to blame. Try taking out your NIC (if you have one) and rebooting to test.

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Hi all, I have an Acer Ferrari 3200 running xp service pack 2. It was working fine until the other day when I switched iton it went through all the usual windows things then when it would have show the users, the screen went black and I got LOAD ERROR, press any key to continue. I pressed a key but still got the same message.
I have tried doing a complete reinstall all went ok until I had to reboot and it did the same thing LOAD ERROR press any key to continue.

Any ideas please.



Answer:Black screen Load error

Fitted a new hard drive and reinstalled from Acer discs. Now seems to be working ok.

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Hello Everyone,
Usually i never ask for help but Now, im about to trought that PC away!!!

After Windows XP Logging Screen you get a black screen for 2-3 sec then its the Welcome screen of XP loading Right?

Well The PC stick there, and wont Move, Safe mode itself doent work

i tought at first it was a Component issue, i unplugged All CD rom floppy and extra HD, removed External video card, network card and sound card, then rebooted, NOTHING!!!

i tough it was maybe a power supply issue?, its running with a 430Watts so i took my monster power supply out, a 550 Watts, Still Not booting!!!

i reformated the PC, after putting and plugging everything back, without any prob, did all update and such, Did some benchmarking for 3 days and today, PC did same FREAKY thing

i need help!!!!!!!!!

Its a 1.6Ghz P4 on a intel D865GBF Motherboard
ATI RADEON 9200 126 Meg AGP
Dlink DFE-530TX RevC1 Networkcard
Creative Sound Blaster live 24 Bit
512meg DDR 400mhz Ram
160 Gig HD

Answer:Black Screen When Windows XP load


HD on its way out maybe ??, download the manufacturers test tool and test it.


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Hello there this issue happened only once and pc is fine atm just wonder could have caused that.
well, i did bootup my Pc just like the other days but for some reason after windows 7 loading screen, i got a black screen
without messages or mouse cursor , i could normaly hear the sound from the speakers from windows 7 but couldn't see anything, did restart and everything was fine, also just to be sure did like another 100 restarts and PC is fine. i think was just a Display Driver Bug or failure not sure. the only message that i found at event viewer was :
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 09/02/2013 1:03:04
Event ID: 1001
Job Type: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classical
User: N / A
Calculator: Rackdeath-PC
Computer was restarted after error checking. The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa8007c234e0, 0xfffff88004077410, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000000d). Saved in mapping file: C: \ Windows \ MEMORY.DMP. Reference ID: 020913-18564-01.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting" Guid="{ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}" EventSourceName="BugCheck" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384"> 1001 </ EventID>
<Version> 0 </ Version>
<Level> 2 </ Level>
<Task> 0 </ Task>
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Answer:Black Screen after Windows 7 Load.

Log Name: System
Calculator: Rackdeath-PC

Very strange!

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asus cg5290.
asus Gene II mobo
9 gig of ddr3-1333
LG monitor on DVI, old viewsonic on vga via adapter

I can run startup repair and everything, but it won't go to the login screen. both monitors go into sleep mode. this is a desktop that is from about 2009. windows is the first OEM install. I don't have a real windows disc, but I may be able to burn one on my laptop. also won't work in safe mode.
startup repair ruturned a 0x0 for everything but the last, which took about 20 minutes to run.... also a 0x error, but I don't remember whice. was running just fine a week ago....

Answer:black screen after windows load

fixed itself after I unplugged my headset receiver... running an sfc check just in case...

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Boy, I am in a jam. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with a pentium 4 processor that was running Windows XP. Made the mistake of fiddling around with it...added a 2nd hard drive and when I booted up the icons were huge and it would not allow me to change the resolution. Fooled with msconfig a little (forget what I did now) and when I turned on computer it shows the dell screen and the windows xp screen then just goes to a black screen. Nothing happens after that. Tried to boot up in safe mode and does the same thing. Thought I could repair by using the windows xp installation disk...hit R for repair but now it's asking for my admin password. There is no way I will remember it. Anyone have any ideas for how to fix this? I am stumped. Can not get past this black screen to a command prompt or anything!

Thanks so much for any suggestions...

Answer:windows will not load - black screen

If you don't know your admin password, I'm not sure there is much you can do.

If you have access to another computer, you could take out the main HDD and hook it up to the other computer to act as a slave drive so you can get any important files on there. Then hook it back up to the 'damaged' computer and completely wipe out the drive using DBAN and then reinstalling Windows.

(Simply click the colored link to be re-directed.)

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Firstly, this isn't my laptop. It's a low-quality laptop that was bought 3 years ago, so not in the best of shapes.

Apparently this has occured before, but when I try a normal startup it spends ages with the W7 logo and then progresses to a black screen with a white cursor. I can only assume that when it happened before after a couple of restarts it progressed, but I was asked to reinstall W7 and then after restarting after the updates this error occured. Then as an attempt to solve it I inserted a fresh HDD and installed windows, again, after updates the error occured. Now it won't even let me install windows again. It loads the files and then the W7 logo appears and to the black screen again. I then stuck the HDD's in as an external HDD to another laptop and it failed to read them, as though they'd been corrupt.

The computer is a Msi Cr610.

I'd appreciate any help. Also, I've attempted safe modes and last known good configuration. The end result is the same.



Answer:Cannot Load Up OS - Black Screen with Cursor

Hi Danny, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes). At restart, it would wait for F1.

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I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.

Answer:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?

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Hey guys I was installing kali from a usb drive, when it was partitioning the drive it crashed... So I turned off my lenovo g570 4334 laptop, pulled out the usb drive and booted my laptop up normally..... It loaded the lenovo screen, with the options to access bios, then loaded a black screen with a blinking underscore.... I can't do anything at all except from the bios.... I've been searching for hours, Microsoft support for 2 hours straight... And now I just feel like crying.... Please help me!

Answer:Urgent! Win7 will not load after lenovo boot screen, black screen

How to run chkdsk and System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk first then SFC
If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7:

If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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my screen stays black and shows the mouse icon and won't load my home screen?

Answer:my home screen won't load up my screen stays black and shows the mouse


Try booting the PC into Safe Mode. Start your computer in safe mode

If successfully able to boot into Safe Mode try running a System Restore back to a date when it was working properly

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my PSU went out and i had it replaced and since i replaced it i havent been able to boot my pc. i plug everything in and hit the power button it immediately goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore cursor in the upper left corner about 1/4 of the way from the left side. all my fans work, the hard drive is running.

Vista (64 bit)
AMD Phenom x4 9100e 1.6GHz
ATI Radeon x1950 Pro
4 Gb RAM
Power supply was from another pc i had that i didnt use anymore, same wattage just had the 6 pin PCIe connector i needed, the one currently in it is the stock one that came with the tower.

no clue what to do, F1, F2, ESC, DEL keys dont work to get to BIOS, the only responses i get are CTRL+ALT+DEL kind of restarts i think, my monitor goes to standby when i do it for a brief period of time but then fans kick on again and same black screen.

also when i hit the pause/break key it stops the beeping that is coming from the mobo. *note* if i hit the key during the beep then its continuous noise.

anyone have any advice?? any would be appreciated!!

*Edit - just to clarify, i get zero load up of anything, there is no loading screen prior to the black with blinking cursor, as soon as power is on it immediately goes to this screen.

*Edit - again i forgot to put that the 6 pin PCIe connector needed for the x1950 pro is non existant in the new PSU and i havent gotten an adaptor yet for it. dont know if that would be the reason i cant boot BIOS or windows. the original gr... Read more

Answer:Black screen blinking cursor immediately on boot, no load screen...

sounds like you need the PCIe power connector to run your video card. Try removing the card and enabling the onboard video until you get a new PSU or adadpter.

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Hey everyone I should let you know that I am not entirely sure this is a hardware issue but I'll ask here. Since I got my desktop made I keep getting a grey and black flashing screen after the windows loads to my login screen. I have gotten a replacement gpu as I expected this as the issue. I have tried multiple full factory resets, different monitors and cords to see if that was the issue but nothing works. I have uninstalled my gpu, monitor, and CPU, updated everything too(sorry this is so long). The only solution I have found is putting it to sleep and waking it up temporarily fixes it. The problem only occurs after i shut my computer down and and start it up for the first time. I have had this problem for over a year and i am desperate for any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (887 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, 980DE3/U3S3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Whenever the Windows loadscreen passes the screen goes black and I can move a cursor around the screen.
I have had this happen before and fixed it with bootrec.exe but I can't seem to get that to work this time...
Startup repair says it cannot help - Safe mode has the exact same black screen problem.
I have done chkdsk and sfc scannow - Didn't fix it.
When I boot into Kaspersky Rescue from a USB drive it mentions that I need to shut down windows properly before continuing. I would like to do this but I can't.
I have tried changing the active partition on information in some of these other threads - It didn't seem to work.
All disks are healthy according to the DISKPART and Partition Wizard. I have done the HP hardware diagnostic scans and everything comes up fine.

I see that a lot of the advice on the threads is to do a fresh install - Is it really broken beyond repair at this point?

Does anyone have any other ways I can try and fix this problem?

Answer:Black screen w/cursor after Windows load screen - Nothing fixes it

Hello saturnn and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for Windows 7 failure to boot issues. Even though you've tried several of the suggested fixes I'd still go through the tutorial and try the steps in the order listed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I installed the Windows 10 download last night and everything seemed to go smoothly...until the log-in screen came up.  I logged in with my password, hit enter -  got the "welcome" and it transitioned to a black screen with no icons, no background, no task bar.  The cursor is active and movable, left and right clicks do nothing.  The only thing that shows is my Comodo "Secure" notification box in the top right-hand corner.  I've attempted to (by shutdown and restarting) to get to a desktop without success.  I then tried a Safe Mode start by waiting for the log-in page, holding Shift, and using the power icon at the bottom of the log-in page to restart.  I was successful, at first.  Was able to do a reset, and re-install windows desktop came up and I thought all was good.  But when I restarted after downloading my Chrome browser (which had been removed during the reset/reinstall, the same thing happened - after log-in, no desktop, icons, etc.  I was going to do a Safe Mode again, but the log-in page now has only two icons at the bottom instead of three.  Originally, there was a "connect to the internet" icon; a 'ease of access" icon, and a "power" icon with choice of restart, shutdown, sleep.  Now there are only two icons...the connect & ease of icons.  So I can't even get into Safe Mode now.  I went to the microsoft support page....they have a 200 minute wait for call-backs and similar wait for... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 will not load desktop after log-in; just a black screen

Do you have the Windows 10 DVD or another PC to download and burn the Windows 10 DVD?

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Hey, I just recently formatted my hard drive, and reinstalled all the drivers, updated Windows, and such. The computer has run perfectly until today when I tried to fire up Half-Life 2 off of Steam. The game loads, then goes to a blank black screen. I can hear the intro sounds and menu music, but can't see a thing. Curious to see if this was just a Steam problem, I tried playing some of my games on discs. I tried Rome: Total War and it was the same deal. Black screen with audio. Then, I attempted Battle for Middle-Earth, and it too presented me with the same issue. I'm forced to CTRL+ALT+DEL out of it and end the process. The green light on the monitor stays lit, and doesn't go into any sort of sleep or loss of connection mode. Now, my computer is old, but not so old that it can't handle these games. I played them all prior to formatting my hard drive with no problems.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the latest video card drivers, and I have reinstalled the latest DirectX. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool shows no problems and I pass all the tests. I've searched for solutions, but can't say I have found an answer to my problem. Is it a problem with my video card itself? DirectX? Maybe a video codec problem? A resolution problem?

I'd greatly appreciate any help.

P.S. Here are my specs (quite old, I know):
Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
1GB (2x512) XMS Corsair Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS
and I'm running a X2gen plug & play m... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't load any PC game w/o black screen.

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i have an acer laptop that has windows 7 os and the other day it siad it needed to restart but once it did it come up with a black screen and wont go pass that please could some one tell me how to sort this out i just cant seem to get it to load up at all thank you nails

Answer:laptop wont load black screen

Did you try booting into safe mode, usually F8 when booting.

But do post the make and model of your machine for more specific instructions.

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Hi Tech Support Guy Forums~

Turned the computer on today and Windows will not load, gets as far as the black Windows XP page with the loading scroll bar. Nothing happens beyond that. Everything was working fine yesterday and nothing was downloaded or installed to indicate where to start looking. Tried installing 1GB RAM last month to no avail and took it out. Things have been okay since. Have read some posts that suggest using the Windows install CD to repair whatever but I didn't get one with the computer only have the Windows recovery disk. Specs listed below.

eMachines T3418 Desktop Windows XP
AMD Sempron Processor 3400+
2.01GHz 384MB RAM

CA Antivirus and spyware

Road Runner High Speed
FireFox Browser
Juno Browser
Internet Explorer (don't use this as it always has problems.)

Have run all virus, spy and malware scanners today and nothing was found by any of them. Any help, thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.


Answer:Windows won't load past black XP screen

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I have a compaq desktop ( old) sr1620nx
windows was preinstalled. I have an sp1-sp2 disk
i have changed antivirus recently, and tried to remove both macafee and  trendmicro and have installed avira free antivirus
there were some problems with the uninstalls and in the installs..and I had a few errors..but the computer worked for a couple of days after that.
today.. black screen...  no start up.. the fan turns on.. it starts to wind up like it is loading, but it never really turns over..
so my checklist:
a) i have juice
the monitor works,  i connected it and the cable to a laptop and they work. i also ran a test and it says signal works
c) i have rebooted and tried every F8 and other option over and over.. can get nothing..
d) i have tried rebooting with all peripherals detached
e) i have tried rebooting with sp1 -sp2 disk in cd rom drive
nothing gets me anything...
a) the green power light stays on
the fan keeps running
c) it rumbles for a bit
if i can figure out how to get to a screen / anykind of screen to do a registry or restore option I would be very appreciatived.

Answer:help ! black screen.. no load no options windows xp

WHat kind of hard drive do you have?

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Hi, I've just purchased a motherboard kit and case (K7S5A pro) and amd athlon xp 1800+) manged to install windows 2000 on new hard drive but when it came to loading windows 2000 for my first time, after the win2k loading screen it wen't black and stayed. In safe-mode I chose to chkdsk at start up which gets to step 5 then brings up the following message.......***STOP: 0x0000001E (0xC0000005, 0xBFE47206, 0x00000000, 0x0000000C KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED***Address BFE47206 BASE AT BFE3C000, DATESTAMP 38178976 - NV4.SYS Then mentions it could be due to my video adapter or bios. Please help!

Answer:Can't load wndows - black screen on start - up

Hi, try clearing your cmos by moving the jumper then moving it back again after a few minutes. Cheers, Bill

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Hello Everyone I just got done moving and when i went to start my computer up, xp will no longer load the first screen that say compaq loads, then a bios type screen the it just stops, it goes black. i took it to a computer shop and he said it was my mother board so he put my harddrive in a new computer and told me to reinstall xp. well when i get home i realize i no longer have the recovery disk or any type of boot disk, so how do i go about reinstalling xp now. please help i need my computer for work tommorow

Answer:HUGE Problem please help. xp will not load just a black screen

get to friend house get a blank cd and try these sites.. or

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I have win7 home premium. This morning I woke up to a comp that was unresponsive, so I did a restart and after the windows screen I got a black screen with a fully working mouse but that's it. I am unable to access start menu or curl alt delete. I have tried to start in safe mode but the same thing happens, black screen wih a mouse that works but nothing else shows up. At this point I don't have a clue what I can even do since I can't get even access safe mode. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Desktop doesn't load just a black screen

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered Repair. If none offered or it fails to start afterwards, then boot back in to Recovery Options to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
System Repair Disc - Create

Make sure Win7 partiiton or it's 100mb System Reserved boot partition (preferred) is still marked Active, then run the Repairs again. Partition - Mark as Active

Try running a free bootable AV CD scan: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

If it won't repair, post back exactly what results from each test. Copy out your files if needed:

You may need to run Factory Recovery partition or disks, or wipe the HD of infected or corrupt code to re-install windows 7

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After installing COD : world at war I try to start the single player or multiplayer campaign and it goes to a black screen for 5 seconds and then back to my desktop.

If I try to run the game again it says that COD was not shut down properly and I should start it in safe mode....

It does not matter if I answer yes or no to this question, the same thing happens again .... black screen for 5 seconds and then back to my desktop.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling ... same thing

I tried all of the things it says to try for fixing general crashes ... same problem.

I dont even get an error message, just pushed back out to the desktop.

I should also mention this is as far as I have gotten....never even got the game to run once...

My PC exceeds all of the requirements for this game as well...

Any Ideas?

Answer:COD: World @ War - Black Screen - wont load

i got a simmiler problem, i get a black screen with the into sounds, can hear when i my mouse highlights a button, etc...
my problem was my graphics card being not good enough.

do you get the same for singleplayer and multyplayer?
have you got the latest drivers and updates?
have you got this copy to work on any other machines?

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Hi Everyone,
The computer is an prebuilt hp envy h8-1419 on Windows 8.
Last week I went to turn on the family computer and after the boot loading (where you see the HP logo with the loading circle underneath), a black screen appeared with a beep. I could move the mouse around and it seemed like basic functionality worked (I could turn on voice assistance) but I couldn't get it to load the desktop. CTRL-ALT-DEL didn't work either. I did see the power/hdd/cdrom lights on the tower working, but the hdd light was permanently on (not flashing) like it was stuck loading or something. I asked my parents,who last used the computer, if they did anything beforehand and they said nothing was out of the ordinary, but I suspect they may have did a forced shutdown from the power button.
Anyways I tried rebooting a bunch of times and at one point I did get to the desktop, but it was glitched where the taskbar was a faded colour, the windows button on it didn't work, none of the desktop icons opened, and the right side of the screen had a black bar. Unfortunately, I shutdown the computer before thinking of trying ctrl-alt-del and could never reach this glitched desktop again. I then tried to plug the desktop into another monitor and the same issue persisted so I doubt it was the graphics card.
Afterwards I ran HP's UEFI thing and did a start-up test: it failed at the "Hard Disk Short DST" test (it also gave me an error code that came up with nothing on Google). The HDD Smart, pci device, pr... Read more

Answer:Black Screen with Cursor cant load desktop

A search on error code 0xc0000225 I found
Please know that status: 0xc0000225 means Windows cannot find the System Files used for booting. The causes may be the following things.

The System files are corrupt.
The disk File system has bad configuration.

3. Hardware fault.
After reading "Afterwards I ran HP's UEFI thing and did a start-up test: it failed at the "Hard Disk Short DST" test" this could indicate the hard drive has or is failing. If you have a spare hard drive I would try and reinstall onto it, hopefully you did created a set of recovery disk to allow recovery.

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My desktop will load up to the windows logo and then go to a black screen. I believe it is a driver issue but I cannot get into windows to update them.
Things I have tried myself to resolve this issue.
- Use different VGA cable
- Use my onboard GPU to load into windows (problem persists)
- Load in through safe mode, on two different monitors (get message: input timing error)
Anybody ever deal with this? I can't seem to find any other options.

Answer:Load up to windows logo and then black screen

What hardware? Make make/model? what's the os?

Thanks, and welcome.


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For the last month my PC keeps freezing after so long of playing and we realised it was a over heating issue which was causing it to freeze. I now play for about an hour before it crashes, have to hold in the power button and then restart it. BUT the other day it wouldnt start (the PC) so I had to leave it a while to cool down and then start it up again. Now COD5 wont start. I click on the COD5 Multiplayer icon, starts up but just get a black screen and cant CTRL ALT DELETE or anything.

Any ideas?

Answer:COD5 Black Screen Wont Load


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HP G62-455DX Notebook

My daughter have a laptop that she was trying to connect her son Leapfrog to it. She it connected overnight. The next day the laptop wouldn't load up but just shows a black screen with blinking cursor. Someone told her that it might be a virus. When I turn laptop on I can hit the [ESC] and it will take me to the black screen "Startup Menu." It won't let me do anything else but go to the black screen with the cursor. I tried to reformat the laptop but can't seem to get pass the black screen.

Answer:Can't get laptop to load (black screen with cursor)

Hello sir,
Could you give us some more details such as the OS, the exact process/incident after which the problem arose, and all the activities on the laptop since the Leapfrog connection?

For one, it could be plain hardware failure.
Assuming you have Windows 7 installed, have you tried performing a Startup Repair using the Windows 7 disk?
Once you power on the laptop, keep pressing 'F8' till you reach the "Advanced Boot Menu". Select Safe Mode, and see if you can boot into Windows. If you can get to the desktop, perform a malware scan.

If it doesn't help, contact your vendor's or HP's customer support/technical assistance.

Hope this helps.
Regards, Marnomancer.

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Child hit laptop around hot keys if, Esc,cap locks, fn etc when loading up on to the web, laptop top went black screen then tried to load back up.
Seen screen for an instant and then went black and now the laptop starts up, but the screen is black and nothing else happens.

Can any one help


Answer:Satellite L300 has only a black screen and will not load.


You mean you are not able to access the BIOS?
Did you try to use the FN+F5 key combination in order to switch to the different display devices? Check this. Maybe the display output has been switched to external monitor ?:|

If nothing will help remove the battery and disconnect the notebook from AC.
Wait about 1h and then connect both parts again and try to power up the notebook.

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I am unable to load Windows Vista when I turn on my computer. Upon restarting, it will show the standard Microsoft Corporation loading bar, then it goes to a black screen. My OS is Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.

I tried running start up repair and after about 40 minutes, I received the following results:

Number of root causes = 1

Test performed

Check for updates (error code = 0x0)

system disk test (error code = 0x0)

Disk Failure diagnosis (error code = 0x0)

Disk metadata test (error code = 0x0)

Target OS test (error code = 0x0)

Volume Content Check (error code = 0x0)
Root Cause: system volume of disk is corrupt

Repair Action: file system repair (chkdsk)

Completed successfully (error code = 0x0)
After it restarted, Windows still failed to load and I get the black screen.

I tried a system restore on 2 previous points and both failed.

It stated unspecified error

I/O device error (0x8007045D)

I tried loading Windows in Safe Mode but that also failed.

It stalled when it got to windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

I don't know what to do or how to retrieve the data from the hard drive.

When I bought the computer, it did not include a system restore disc or Windows Vista. Also, I don't have a functioning DVDrom drive.

I would really appreciate any advice on how I might be able to load Windows Vista. In the event that Windows Vista does not load, is their a way for me to manually retrieve the files from the hard drive, like copying them to a ... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista Won't Load. Get Black Screen.

Is this the SAME system as this:

or same as this:

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Hi all so this is the problem i am having, my computer boots up and goes into a black screen with a movable cursor i have tried many different methods inlcuiding system restore and restore to a point where the comuter was working it starts up but the next time goes back into the same state this is what the event log has to say "
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Can someone please help me out

Answer:Black screen and dtsoftbus01 failed to load

it appears to belong to DAEMON Tools, is it possible to enter in safe mode and uninstall that program?
if you go to the screen with the cursor are you able to do a ctrl + alt + del and get the task manager?

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When I turned on my laptop today i just had a black screen.
The battery is saying fully charged, but if I switch off the power supply the light disappears.

Usually the disk drive led flickers, but this is also not happening.
Can someone please help ?

I tried installing Windows again Vista cd recovery disk and it worked for 2-3 days then same problem black screen nothing works!

Please some one help me i have not installed any hardware or changed any hardware!!

This is a toshiba Satellite L40

thank you

Answer:Satellite L40 dosen't load - black screen


You should try to remove firstly the battery and to disconnect the AC adaptor for about 20-30min. after this short period of time connect the both part again and try to boot up the notebook.
Usually this should helps to start the notebook again.

Additionally a BIOS update should be done.
I have read that an BIOS update solves many strange issues and as far as I can remember the ?black screen? issue could be solved too.

So check it out and good luck

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I had a copy of windows xp home addition i think. I have a copy of Professional i was going to put on the computer. It was doing the normal load that i have seen window do before when loading on other computers. Then it came to a blue screen that said something to the affect of Windows startup is installing. It used to go to the loading screen then shut itself off and start again. I went to bios trying to figure out why it doesn't load. Now after the blue screen saying it is restarting setup it now goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor that i can move. I have gone to bios and made sure it boots from disk. I called windows and they said my disk was called an OEM and that is why I can't install it. I told them I bought it thru an online school I was attending so it should have been a retail version. I can't get to anyother screen but bios and the black screen. I wish I could tell you specs of my computer to help but i put it together using various parts from other people old comupters. The only think I can tell you is that before I did this it was speced for and ran World of Warcraft the Burning Crusade With no problems. Sorry I can't be anymore help, but i have searched the internet over and over and can't seem to find an way to fix it. I even wondered if i put a new hard drive in it would I be able to load it.

Answer:Try to load xp and get black screen with blinking cursor

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I had recently formatted and reinstalled windows xp home edition. Everytime I restart my computer this comes up after the Dell logo displays. It lasts for approximately 5 minutes and then the Windows XP loading screen comes up and boots to the desktop. This load is really annoying and has never happended to me on previous installs of Windows XP. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

System Specs.
Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP home edition SP2(This issue also came up on the original install)
Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor
1 gb ram
128mb ATI Radeon Pro graphics card

Answer:Black NT load screen on Windows XP startup

That screen is actually a byproduct of SP2, as long as you run SP2 your stuck with it.

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I have an hp pavillion 9000 laptop. Its running windows vista home premium edition. I turned on the computer and it was showing me a message telling me whether i wanted to start in safe mode or repair window. I chose the repair window option. It did the window start up repair and then there was a message that told me if i wanted to restore to a previous time. I chose a date that i knew the computer last worked perfectly. It did the restore and then said it would restart.

It stayed on a black screen with a flashing underscore on the top left side. I waited 2 hours and it never restarted so i turned it off and then turned it on. It starts to load brings up the screen with a loading bar then it goes into a black screen and just stays there.

I tried loading it in safe mode and it loaded. Was able to back up my information. Restarted the computer and still the same just a black screen. I have searched all over but cant find a solution.

Answer:Windows will not load. Stays at black screen.

Worth a look,

Louis screen with blinking cursor in XP can be resolved by running the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console. Since you have an HP system, you may not have the RC.

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I have a HP a6683w running Windows Vista. When you turn the computer on it comes up with the HP screen but then goes to a black screen with a cursor blinking in the upper left corner. You can select F10 setup and get it to come up and also the ESC key works but the F11 (system recovery) will not do anything as well as F8 (safe mode) also will not do anything. Any ideas for a fix would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows won't load -- black screen with cursor

The C drive may be corrupted or going bad. Try running CHKDSK by going to Computer and right-click on the C drive. Select Properties, tools, check now. Put a check in both boxes to set a disk check on the next start up. Any errors mean trouble

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

Answer:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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My son is playing runescape on the web and gets this error.

System in running Windows XP SP2

any ideas? Goggle searches seem to indicate that a 16 bit program may be having issues with Xp but nothing I can place my fnger on to fix.

Any help appreciated


Answer:Win16 subsystem load failure cannot load critical screen resources from wow32.dll

Look at this link, scroll down to Correcting the WOW32.DLL Application Error in Windows XP

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Hi, I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)The registry cannot load the hive (file)SystemRoot/System32/Config/SOFTWAREits log or corrupt absent or not writable I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately.  Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?

Answer:T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.

Keep us posted.

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Hey everyone,

I’ve recently had this problem occur to a computer I am working on for a friend. I've moved my questioning to here after using combofix went disastrously wrong after being suggested to use it here.

Problem: I have a black screen (after windows load screen) that has an active mouse but with no capability of getting into the Windows Task Manager. I tried rebooting in VGA mode, all 3 safe modes with no luck

Here is a chain of events leading up to my problem

1) Cleaned up her hard drive because it was riddled with spy-ware and viruses (with Hijackthis, Ad aware, and house call)
2) Her computer was still having issues with a few spy ware programs, mainly Think-adz and the fact that her WHOLE desktop screen would invert 90 degrees to the left.
3) It was suggested that I run combo fix, follow the prompts and post a log for the person whom was helping me.
4) I installed and ran combo fix on the laptop, it never got past Step 1 (after waiting for 30+ minutes). I ran combo fix again and the same thing happened.
5) I rebooted the laptop and got a lsass.exe error.
6) I went into bootup with my XP CD and manually repaired lsass.exe with the friendly copy and rename commands
7) Currently I am here; I have a black screen (after windows load screen) that has an active mouse but with no capability of getting into the Windows Task Manager. I tried rebooting in VGA mode, all 3 safe modes with no luck

I fear that combo fix deleted A LOT more than I know. I really want... Read more

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I bought a new computer in September, Dell N5050. The first problem occurred in November, I made prntScr:
This problem is solved: I thought it's a virus, I downloaded Advanced SystemCare (I had McAfee) this scanned my computer and found a four Trojan.

Then came a new problem.
I turn on computer, starting windows, black screen with a cursor about 8-9 minutes, log on and welcome screen loading about 5 seconds.
I turn on computer, starting windows, black screen with a cursor about 1-2 minutes, log on and welcome screen loading about 6-7 minutes.

I really don't know, what it depends on.
What is problem? How I can fix it?

PS: my native language isn't English. Sorry for mistakes.
PS: I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.


Answer:Welcome screen load time or black screen with a cursor

First thing I'd do is getting rid of Advanced System Care. It's a system optimizer, and Windows 7 does not like optimizers. I'd bet that it is responsible of the slow start.

Second, ASC isn't an antivirus, or if it is I never heard of it. Which isn't a good sign. Install a good antivirus and run a full scan, I like Avira (my favourite, which is free and nuked all evil things I threw at it), but other people like Microsoft Security Essentials (again free, but less powerful than Avira).

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I just built a new computer and I'm fairly certain all the components are compatible with each other, but I've never built a computer before.

All the components are brand new and anyway I built it, the first time I booted it; it ran my windows disc but it was scratched up so I went to clean it. Upon using the computer again, it kept saying 'BootMgr is missing, press ctrl-alt-delete to restart' - now this didn't change upon using or not using my windows disc and I could not enter bios screen.

I'm not using a usb keyboard - using one of those ones with the purple adapter.

Anyway I thought I may have plugged the sata cables into the hdd and optical drivers wrongly and have changed them about multiple times as well as removing the CMOS battery and tried clear the CMOS by touching the two pins.

All I get now is my screen flashes a quick image of the initial load screen and then straight to a black screen, everything in my PC seems to be running fine. Plus I've tried it with and without my graphics card and I get same issue.

What can I do?


Answer:New build - flashes load screen then black screen

Hi BC welcome to Techspot,

Firstly the "purple adapter" is a PS2 conenction.

There are many reasons as to why this error may occur and how to to sovle this issues but it sounds like you have tried to start a windows installaiton and becasue the disc was scratched it hasn't completed the it hence it comes up with the error "BootMgr mssing". The best solution here I think would be for you to get another Windows disc and try re-installing windows.

to get into the BIOS remove the windows disc from your PC and restart. when the PC is laoding up hit the F2 key and this should allow you to load the BIOS.
I wrote this thread if thsi is any help

hope this helps

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Ok so i go on my computer and try to empty my recycle bin but the computer freezes. so i have to manually shut it down by holding the power button. this has been happening alot lately because the computer keeps freezing everytime i empty the recycle bin. i am not the admin so i have limited rights(maybe thts why?). so i push down the power button (which i know isnt good to do) and wait a while and start the comp again. this time after the windows xp load screen loads and is suppose to take you to the password screen the screen goes black after the load screen. Noting works i turned off the power outlet i restarted the computer by holding down the power button too. please help i will give points anything to anyone who can help me. my bro is gona kill me if he finds out. hes a computer nerd and i know he can fix it but *censored* kill me if finds out. PLEASE HELP!!!

Answer:comp. screen goes black af/ windows xp load screen

now why would he do that? you just tried to empty the bin.. what windows do u have?when did this start happening? how much free hard drive space do you have? windows needs at least 15% to work much stuff is in the bin?unlovedwarrior

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Hi,I have no idea what to do.My laptop has Windows Vista Home Basic preinstalled on it when I brought it.  I do not have an installation disc.Anyway, I removed a virus, and the program suggested for me to restart the computer to fully remove the virus.  When I did this however,my laptop restarts as usual, but goes to a black screen, white arrow.. just before its suppose to go to the log in screen.  Its not frozen,it seems to be running, and left long enough it goes into screen saver.  I don't know what to do after this.  Can anyone help me please??!?!  Is there a chance I lost all my files and programs on my laptop? X(

Answer:Black screen, white arrow; won't load log in screen

I'm not a virus expert and you may have to post this in the virus section, but my question is - what virus ??  and how did you remove it ??

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i recently had to reinstall my windows xp due to file corruption and now when i start my laptop after the dell loading screen which finishes in a second or two a black screen with a loading bar at the bottom apears which takes 5-7 minutes to complete after its completion the windows loading screen appears and then the logging window appears and after logging in windows start normally. PLZ help me if you know about this and tell me how to get rid of this black loading screen if possible.

Answer:a black screen loads before the windows load screen

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Last night, I was checking Hotmail, and then I left the computer for about an hour. Upon returning, all I saw was a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. I have no idea what happened while I was gone, nor the sequence of events that occurred resulting in this black screen. I have tried restarting the computer, but I keep ending up with the black screen/cursor.

Here?s the sequence of events I experience when attempting to restart:
1. Press power button
2. After a few seconds, I see a circular Dell logo. A blue status bar at bottom advances fully from left to right. Also on this screen are instructions in the lower right for F2 (Setup) and F12 (Boot Options).
3. Finally, it ends up on a black screen with the blinking cursor in upper
left corner. Sometimes, before the blinking cursor appears, it will say ?keyboard failure?, but often times it doesn?t say anything at all, and just goes straight to the cursor.

I have tried both the F2 and F12 commands, but honestly, I have no idea what I?m looking at nor what to do once I get into those options. In the F12 command, I did get into a Diagnostics screen. It ran an extensive check called ?Dell ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment ? Service Tag GLQ1FP1? which took several hours (I let it run overnight). It appeared to run a check on a list of Devices (System, Cables, OS Booth Path, CDROM, Hard Drive 0, Video Card, CPU Fan, Rea... Read more

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I am having a problem with my computer which it seems is relatively common but doesn't have any straightforward solution because it could stem from a variety of causes. 
PROBLEM: My Windows 7 Asus laptop shows me the typical startup sequence (Win logo, takes longer than normal) then just gives me a black screen with a cursor on the login screen. The cursor works fine and actually has my preferred (non-default) mouse sensitivity. The problem is the rest of the computer isn't working.
Things I've tried:
-ctrl+alt+delete on the black screen does nothing
-booting in safe mode gives me a black screen with a working cursor, as before
-ditto for safe mode with command prompt. Here I'm trying to run "sfc /scannow" to see if it repairs something. This is a solution I found via some Googling.
Other solutions I've seen suggested which won't work for me:
-Asus has a system recovery function which was working fine, but it wants to delete one or both of my HD partitions. This is simply not an option, likewise with restoring to factory settings. I spent like 20 hours playing Skyrim in the past couple days and I would just be devastated without that save file.
-One internet tech whiz talks about how he just whipped out the HD and attached it to another computer, from which he was able to scan/save data or whatever. This is a laptop, that doesn't work.
-I don't have any recovery disks lying around and I don't have burnable CDs on hand
-I d... Read more

Answer:Black Screen on Startup, Can't Load Safe Mode

After some messing around, the computer has started a CHKDSK. Right now I'm getting a lot of lines saying "File record segment #### is unreadable." Is this a hardware issue or can it be fixed by the computer itself? If it's a hardware issue on the C drive, am I right to assume moving my files to the (relatively unused) D drive won't solve the problem because my OS is on C? Will System Restore/ restoring to factory settings on C solve the problem?
As a side note, it turns out Skyrim saves are on the Steam Cloud so it really doesn't matter if they get deleted. I'd still like to salvage my data if I can.

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I am trying to fix a Packard Bell i Media X800 desktop, with black screen & fan running, would not turn off with PC button, I thought cmos had failed, replaced that, CPU was not seated, fixed that, started up to black screen, it has XP home, tried to fix with my XP Pro CD but but loaded it instead, I realized I cannot use that, as I will not be able to activate it

The screen is hard to see, has only 4 bit colour available.

In doing this, I have wiped out the XP Home & drivers for Ethernet Audio & Video.
PC still has the XP Home sticker with key on the side

I tried downloading Zorin 6.2 32bit OS using my Vista PC, using a DVD, but it will not fully install or run properly in live from disc, I don't have restore discs for XP Home OS or drivers & of course I can't go on-line with it either, I would like to keep Zorin OS also,

Thanks for anything you can suggest

Packard Bell i Media X800
P4 2.5 processor
512mb ram
40gb hdd
XP Home 32 bit, but now has XP Pro SP2 32 bit unactivated

Answer:Black screen, can't fully load new OS, lost drivers


We can get your drivers back with the actual product code/serial ID which can look like this iMedia (PT.U03-PV.U03) for your iMedia but as their are a number of models similar but with different specs we would need the aforementioned code/serial ID

To find this you can run the info in this page HERE and the info is

The serial number and SNID are both printed on a white label near the bottom of the right-hand side panel.Click to expand...

Then finding the correct drivers is fairly easy. However there is a BUT coming sadly, you would need the original Windows XP Home on your PC or a fully Licenced and Activated Pro version (while we can install the drivers on your Pro version that will work, it will hit the need for activation at some point).

To install the drivers we would just need to use your working Vista PC or any PC that can connect to the internet and download the drivers and transfer to the affected iMedia PC via CD/DVD or USB pendive.

Did you ever have recovery disks for this PC as some Packard Bell PCs have a recovery partition on the Hard Drive, so worth trying the info HERE

Steps a or b under If your computer won't load into Windows - Using the Hard Drive:

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I have windows 7 64 bit. I left my computer on over the weekend (was running a mine craft server from it) and I left to go on a trip. Sometime that night the server went offline. When came back today, I found m computer at the windows 7 recovery manager.

I have no clue what happened, my computer hasn't been acting up at all. I first tried a boot repair, and it didn't find any problems. I restarted it and a chkhd ran and it said that disks needed to be checked for consistency. I let it perform this and it began to "replacing invalid security id with default security id file xxxx." it finished but still got stuck on the black screen after windows loaded. I ran a memory scan and it finished without detecting any problems.

This black screen with cursor happens if I try to run in normally or also in any safe mode, so basically I can't do anything. I do not have any system restore points, there is no factory restore option (it's a gateway), and I do not have a windows 7 cd. Does anyone have any insight or suggestions? I've searched extensively and can't find any solutions. Thank you for any help, I'm kinda desperate. I really need my pc this week.

Answer:Black screen with cursor stuck after windows load

Also worth noting, I can not ctrl+alt+del at the black screen.

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The Viao laptop has been functioning fine.
Windows Vista.
A few hours ago it froze then a blue screen popped up and it restarted.
After restarting, it loaded the Vaio splash and then to a black screen with a blinking icon(the stick that blinks when typing).
I have restarted it, and it loads back to the same screen.
I have tried accessing the bios, but no go.
I removed the hard drive and restarted the computer again to boot into bios, still no go. Instead, any button I press makes it say the operating system is missing.

Answer:Cannot load pass black screen with blinking icon

... a blinking icon (the stick that blinks when typing) ...That is properly called the cursor.When you first start the computer, watch the screen closely. Do you see a message somewhere on-screen that says something like "Press <a key> for Setup" (and the <a key> could be one of many such as F2 or DEL)? Pressing that key at that time should get you into BIOS Setup Menu regardless of the current problem, or whether the hard drive is attached or not. Let me know which key you see as needing to be pressed, and whether or not you can access the BIOS Setup Menu using that key.Re: blank black screen with blinking cursor on startupWhat you describe as happening when last using the computer, and the ensuing startup issue, strongly suggests a malware infection of the MBR (Master Boot Record). Let's have a look at the MBR.FIRSTLY, connect the hard drive back up to the laptop!Then, please try the following: You will need a USB drive/flashdrive and a new blank writable CD. Please do the following on a working computer:Download GETxPUD.exe to the Desktop.Run GETxPUD.exe
A new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and when finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
Please be patient: This could take awhile - download file size 63MB.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.You will use this CD to boot the ailing computer from. Boot the a... Read more

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After installing the newest radeon R5 driver to my HP Pavilion I got an infinitely loading black screen. The version is the latest stable build (17.2.1) and it was after installing this that this happened. I have tried to following:  Hard Reset: still does the loadLeaving the computer on overnight: Does not finish loadingBackup and Reset: Needs more space If you have any other suggestions please let me know but as far as I've been able to see this is unrecoverable Thanks for your time. 

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Whenever I load the simulator, I get the splash screen, but it just goes to a black screen, no error messages, etc. just a black screen, if I hit ESC and hit Y, the simulator exits without a problem, I just can't see it.

Changed config from FULL_SCREEN=1 to FULL_SCREEN=0 and it works now, but it's not fullscreen anymore.

Answer:Flight Simulator 2004 - Black Screen on Load

Thanks for this fix as I also needed it but, any other workaround for a full screen too?

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My dog decided to jump off my bed and take my laptop with him. It fell about two and a half feet onto my carpet and the battery came out.I put the battery back in and restarted the laptop. It loads the HP loading screen with the circling dots, but then goes to a black backlighted screen with a movable cursor. The cursor is a blue loading circle.I did a hard reset with the battery out and restarted but that also did nothing. It still loads to the black screen.I've tried getting to the BIOS screen, task manager, and safe mode but none of them open when I press the keys for them.I've seen lots of posts on how to fix it by getting to those screens, but since I cannot, is there any other way?

Answer:After falling, laptop won't load past black screen with cur...

Hi, Dropping a laptop could give unpredictable damages. In your case can be any but most likely the HDD (if laptop was on at that time). I can't touch tou your laptop now therefore very hard to say. My suggestion: bring it to a repairer and ask. This could be a minor repair to throwing it to a bin as I mentioned above: unpredictable. Regards.

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Hi this is my first post here and y computer won't boot untill POST, it starts up to Asrock-that's some program already installed in my computer-it's not a problem, so it just starts up till there it doesn't show the Windows logo but takes me to a black screen with a blinking period-not a cursor.
I've read articles to fix this but with a blinking cursor, and in my case it's not a cursor that blinks but a period. So any help?
Also since this is my first time here, is there a way to attach images? Because i took some photos of what my monitor only shows up at boot or I'll just post them to a third party image sharing website and paste here the links?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
I use
A Samsung desktop computer
Windows 7,
2gb installed ram or 1022 total memory
Cpu: Intel® Pentium®
ps, I remember before this happened, i left my computer for a moment not in sleep and when i get back to shut it down i saw the black screen with blinking period, i didn't mind it since i have to go elsewhere and just shut down the AVR.

Answer:Won't load POST just a black screen with blinking period?

And i dont have any boot discs, i think i have lost them before. I am also able to enter the BIOS by pressing F2 or Delete button but i don't know how to use it, i can post the pictures' link if anyone wanna help? thanks.

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I had the machines tower hooked up Tommy flat screen TV for years with no problem. I moved & got a different TV. When I hooked it up said something about the resolution. so I tried area times and gave up. Its been a couple years now ,but a friend gave me a monitor to use hooked it all up it started up good looked like it was going to load with the windows symbol and the green load bar then instead of going to the log in screen it went black,,I restarted it tried f12 ,alt + f10,,system boot,system recovery,manual reboot,restart from a specific point,safe mode,a few other things but its still doing I'm not a computer genius or anything just know basic things common knowledge,can someone try and help me..

Answer:Tommy flat screen TV goes black right after Windows 7 load

It sounds like you will need to re-install Windows.

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I'm running windows XP, and cannot get it to load past the black screen with the windows logo and the blue progress bar..the screen that you see (usually for just a few seconds) right before your desktop pops up. I've run malwarebytes and hijackthis, logs below, and spybot. No spybot log, but it did find some things that it said were successfully removed after the scan. The only thing I can get my computer to do, at this point, is open up in safe will load there, but not during a normal start-up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Hijackthis Log:Scan saved at 10:36:12, on 2010-09-21Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Running processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesWindows DefenderMsMpEng.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Documents and SettingsOwnerDesktopHijackThis.exeR1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL = - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Page = - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - C:PROGRA~1SPYBOT~1SDHelper.dllO4 - HKLM..Run: [SunKistEM] "C:Program FilesDigital M... Read more

Answer:Windows XP won't load past black screen of doom

Hello [/color]

Welcome to BleepingComputer
=====================Download [color="#FF0000"]OTL to your desktop.Double click on OTL to run it.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold

%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================
Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it to your desktop.Double-click RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click ScanCheck Drivers, Stealth Code, Files, and Code HooksUncheck the rest, then click OKWhen prompted to Select Disks for Scan, make sure C:\ is checked and click OKWait till the scanner has finished then go File > Save ReportSave the report somewhere you... Read more

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I just replaced my power supply because after coming back from vacation my PC wouldn't boot. The new supply power works but I get to the XP load scree with the little progress bar and it just hangs there. I restored to last know good point and that did nothing and I did a system restore and neither seemed to help. I am able to start in safe mode but I'm not sure where to turn and I'm not sure what happened while I was gone. Any help with this?


Answer:Solved: Windows XP hangs at black load screen

I was able to resolve this issue by going into Windows in Safemode. I went to my computer and right clicked the C drive and chose Properties/Tools/Error-Checking.

I check marked both options for Error fixing and then rebooted back to Safe Mode. It took a long time to do the error checking but when it finished it rebooted and Windows XP came back normally.

This is something to try for those with a similar issue.

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When I start my pc its all good untill the end where I get a black screen with only my cursour for 5 minutes then it loads up windows, can anyone help me with this? I didnt have this problem before it started recently.

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen Takes 5 Minutes To Load!

Try soluto, maybe its can help you

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Hi Guys,

I am having some trouble with my computer.
Some History-
The PC is now over a year old and has been running fine for about a year.
AMD 3500+
939GT4- SLI-G Mobo
2 GB Twinmoss Ram
200 Sata HD
6600GT Sli Pixel View Graphics PCIe
Super Flower 500 Watt PSU.

Now about 6 months ago, I started to get the Nvidia card sentinal saying the Graphics Card isnt getting enough power and will reduce its performance to prevent any damage. I checked it all out and it appear to be fine so pretty much ignore the issue.

About 2 months ago my computer, whilst playing a game, would turn off the monitor and shut down, the game in question was City of Heroes. Some nights it would work fine others it would happen twice then run fine again.

Last week the computer was running really slow and had a process running at 99%. I fixed this by deciding to do a complete formatt and resinstall.
I reinstalled everything including the graphics card drivers (the pop up about insufficient power was still there). Everything was running fine until last night when the screen went in horizontal lines of greens and whites.

On a restart it gets to the windows logo with the progress screen and then remains blank.
I then restarted and up came 'the Windows did not start properly last time' and listed the Safe mode options. Obviously normal did not work but i could use both Safe modes.
Now thinking the PSU was at fault, I ran out to get a new 600 Watt PSU and the same thing happened.
I tried a Syst... Read more

Answer:XP wont load past XP Logo, then Black Screen!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4085 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 598268 MB, Free - 444904 MB; D: Total - 12108 MB, Free - 2206 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Boston
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Not Updated

I clicked on an email and opened an attachment from someone I thought I knew, but turned out to be a virus (I assume.) I now cannot get past the log-in screen for windows. Upon entering my password at the log-in screen, the screen simply turns black. I have ran MBAM 2-3 times with no change in performance after removing the located viruses. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Upon entering Windows password, screen goes black and does not load

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Hello. I'm using a Wiimote as I cannot access WinXP on my computer, so it is very hard to type and browse the internet.

I have a Gateway GX7018E desktop with Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. It has an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 630, with a proccessing speed of 3 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache. There is 1024 MB DDR.

Yesterday, someone with little computer knowledge went to shut down the computer. They say that they went to Turn Off Computer, selected Turn Off, and then a curious message appeared on the screen asking if they wanted the computer to turn on when the computer was restarted. They answered no, thinking that meant the computer would not shut down. Since then the computer will only show a black screen when the power button is turned on. The fan becomes very loud, which is normal at startup, except for the fact that it's now staying loud and never becoming quieter. Everything is plugged in, including the monitor. A message will only appear saying that the monitor is working, yet to check the power cable or monitor cable despite that these things appear to be fine, including the prongs. Something like this message has always appeared when starting up on this particular monitor, which is a Gateway. I have tried a different monitor that I know works with other computers, but still only recieve a black screen. The problem appears to be with the computer itself and not the monitor.

I'm wondering if the computer has somehow been placed in some kind of suspen... Read more

Answer:Computer will only show black screen, won't load WinXP

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Replace power supply unit.

Go here and this will show you a diagram of how to replace your supply yourself.

I would recommend one of these brands here:


of atleast 400 watts. You will probably find this cheaper online than at stores themselves.

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Ok, i have a hp notebook. It has Windows 7 and I guess a Splashtop thing. I turn on my laptop and it loads splashtop, does a little count down and windows 7 usually loads up... now it doesnt. splashtop comes up and when it tries to load up windows it gives me a black screen and the only way i can use my laptop is through splashtop only to get online which is how im able to write this post, but nothing else works...I need help getting my windows 7 to work so i can use my laptop again. plz and thank you

Answer:windows 7 wont load...stuck on black screen

PuertoRiKo said:

the only way i can use my laptop is through splashtop only to get online which is how im able to write this post, but nothing else works...I need help getting my windows 7 to work so i can use my laptop again. plz and thank youClick to expand...

Splashtop as in the remote access program?

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I'm running Win7 x64 and this weekend I installed some updates using the autoupdate tool. I started to shut off/install the updates and left home. My girlfriend then called saying that there was some kind of error going on, I think it was with the harddrive (not sure though). I rush home (my baby is hurting) and see that a repair tool is working with something. Although I can't really say what ( I was in a rush).

Anyway, now when I try to boot I get stuck right after the logo/loading screen with nothing but a black screen and my mousecursor which I can move around.

It seems that things are sort of working behind the darkness, energy management is the same, I get different resolutions when trying with safe mode although just the black screen.
I've tried all the common tips and tricks such as: Ctrl+Alt+Del, Shift x 5, repair using boot disc etc.
I thought of doing a rollback of the system but I can't find any points of restoration to choose from, I was under the impression that such a point was created before every update?

I've messed around with anything and before I reinstall windows I thought I'd check with you guys.

Answer:Black screen of death? Win7 won't load properly

Welcome, and sorry about your baby

But we have good news and can hopefully solve this problem.

Boot your computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD. Use system repair to try and repair the system. If not, then use the system restore option. See if there are any available. Let us know, and if that doesnt work, dont let it get you down. We will solve this, i swear!

Have faith brother and let us know!,

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I purchased a new computer a little over a week ago, and installed a new copy of Vista on a new hard drive. Ever since, I've been having nothing but problems trying to get Vista to actually work and run stable. The system will usually run great for a day or two, then I'll get all these random errors out of nowhere, taking forever to start up, being stuck on "Configuring Update" screens, countless blue screen errors, or start up errors (corrupt files, failed to shut down, etc). I've had my system restore points dissapear. When I'd run Vista disk to do a start up repair, my HD would no longer show up as it use to before. Basically, I've reformatted and reinstalled Vista 4 times. I came across a fix for the "Configuring Updates" problem, which was the first problem I came across. Now, every time I reformat Vista, I make sure to turn Automatic Updates to inform me when I need updates, but not to download/update it automatically, I'll just do it manually. However, one fix leads to another problem, and I'm really at a loss on what to do.

I just reformatted for the 4th time yesterday. A clean install, installed my motherboard and videocard drivers, downloaded and installed SP1 (I came across a couple of blue screen errors supposedly, I wasn't around when they happened, just saw a box telling me they occured). I have Automatic Update turned to inform me, but not to automatically download and install updates. I installed Avast antivirus, Ad Aware, a PC videogame, ... Read more

Answer:Vista wont load (stuck on black screen)

Bump. I guess I'm just going to end up reformatting again, I don't know what to do. Trying to access anything else (regular start up, safe mode start up, vista disk system repair, etc) all just seem to get stuck on a black screen or take forever, and as I said, I really have no idea if the computer is actually doing anything, or if it's just stuck. Is there a guide I should be looking for, to give me any ideas of how to run a stable Vista? If I reformat this again, everything will be fine and dandy for a day or two, then the problems will start rolling in. I don't know how to prepare for or combat this.

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Hopefully I posted this in the right forum? Sorry, I'm kinda new to this...

So the log in page on my computer is not loading at all. There is no icon, no password, nothing, just the log in background screen. The screen also flashes a black screen really fast... When I put my computer to safe mode the same problem is there except the flashing occurs once every ~1 minute. Because of this problem I can't use my computer at all and I don't know what I should do next..

Windows 7 Home Premium
Fujitsu Lifebook L Series

Also, yesterday night I turned off my computer to go to sleep, my computer was doing an automatic update so it was on for awhile while I slept.

Thanks guys!

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I'm having probs with my Laptop. I was listening to music then a blue screen popped up saying 'your computer needs to restart to protect files'. After restarting it went to another blue screen and a message said Windows Check disc needs to check your computer and files. It went through 3 different process and at the 3rd part of the Checkdisk it said it was deleting various files/folders but it froze for over an hour, so I just restarted the laptop. Upon restarting it went to the black screen which says 'Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt' etc. I pressed 'Last Known Good Configuration', it went to restart but said Unable to Boot, Internal HDD error, and then went back to the F8 Options screen. I then try every option but upon getting to the Windows XP sign when loading, it just restarts and goes back to the F8 Options screen. When it's loading up I tried F12 Options also but nothing works. Once it did say something about the Bootable source and the options were Internal HDD, Floppy, DVD/DVDR etc, but I have no idea what has happened. I'm a student and broke, otherwise I would take it to a computer repair shop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

It had protection from Avira AntiVir and all up to date service packs etc

Answer:Laptop won't load, keeps restarting and going to Black F8/F12 Options screen

All of the above is pretty good evidence that your HD is in the process of permanently failing. If the data is of value to you, your sole focus should be data recovery & preservation. The more you use a failing HD, the less-likely you are to recover any data.

The easiest/cheapest way to recover data from a failing laptop HD is to remove the HD from the laptop and connect it to a desktop and copy the data over to the desktop. You can copy single files & folders, or you can image the whole drive using software like Easeus. The second option is best (if the failing HD will let you do it), because after you buy a new HD, you can import the copied image to the new HD and have your computer (hopefully, if there is no system file damage) all ready to go.

Otherwise, in addition to the cost of the HD, you are also looking at reinstalling XP from scratch, which is it's own special bag of problems.

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I have an MSI touchscreen computer running Windows 8.1 It was working fine then I restarted it. The black screen appeared. I read a lot of fixes, I was able to create a USB boot repair and used the BCDEDIT/set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy command. I then was able to bring the safemode screen up, once I attempted to go into safemode the computer just keeps restarting and a quick blue error pops up that I cannot read. I have tried to use the Windows 8 disk I have and the system sits in a blue screen without any success. What else should I try?

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Whenever I load the simulator, I get the splash screen, but it just goes to a black screen, no error messages, etc. just a black screen, if I hit ESC and hit Y, the simulator exits without a problem, I just can't see it.

Changed config from FULL_SCREEN=1 to FULL_SCREEN=0 and it works now, but it's not fullscreen anymore.

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Thanks for this fix as I also needed it but, any other workaround for a full screen too?

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This is my first time posting here. I've noticed that many people appear to have had the same problem, but when I read the responses, I can't seem to find one that fits mine in particular (perhaps I just don't understand how to implement them).

When I hit the startup button, I get the IBM thinkpad logo and "to interrupt normal startup, press the blue access IBM button" and then the screen goes black with a blinking cursor on the top left hand corner and Windows won't load. Out of frustration, I tried re-arranging the boot priority order and network boot priority order but returned them to the default settings because I'm not technically proficient.

I also tried following the instructions for getting into safe mode (from the microsoft site) but hitting F8 doesn't work.

This problem may be virus related because I got an avast warning yesterday that it detected a windows32 malware and moved it to the chest. I declined the option to restart at the time - I was working on some stuff - later, I inadvertantly put it on standby without scheduling a boot scan on startup. Anyway, next time I tried to boot up I started having this problem.

I did have the windows security 2011 virus two weeks ago and managed to remove it but I don't know if this is related.

My laptop's a Thinkpad T42 Type 2373 with Windows XP professional (no disc, it was loaded for me - I have the product key).

Appreciate any assistance in resolving this. Than... Read more

Answer:Black screen blinking cursor Windows won't load

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