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X220 blank screen at boot, not even POST spash screen

Question: X220 blank screen at boot, not even POST spash screen

Nothing appears on the screen when booting the computer from a powered off state. Not even the Thinkpad spash screen appears on the display when I press power. The backlight appears to come on but the display is still mostly black. So the LCD cables are at least partially connected. I doubt it was related since it was a driver, but the last thing I did in Windows was update the Wacom drivers since the pen was not tracking correctly in slate mode. This is what I triedPressed Fn+Home a few times then Fn+End a few times. The backlight increased in brightness but the display was still mostly black. Pull the AC power and the battery. Press the power button a couple times to discharge lingering charges in the capacitors. Installed the AC power only, then pressed power. Still nothing. Powered up the system then pressed the blue ThinkVantage button immediately. A single beep was heard but nothing on screen. Plugged system into a monitor with a VGA (D-Sub) connector and set the monitor to VGA input. Nothing appeared on the screen. Pressed Fn+F7 a couple times on the tablet to see if it was set to a different output for some reason. Repeated with another monitor with displayport. Again nothing on the tablet display. Pulled the RAM, booted with no RAM. No beeps. Reseated RAM and powered up, nothing on screen. I don't have any 1333 MHz DDR3 laying around. I also traded RAM with a known good system in my inventory at work. Is there a key sequence to reset the BIOS settings to factory defaults? That is the last thing I can think of. Any ideas that can help would be appreciated. I need this thing up for classes ASAP. Lenovo is working on getting me help as fast as they can, but I do need a working system.

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Preferred Solution: X220 blank screen at boot, not even POST spash screen

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Answer: X220 blank screen at boot, not even POST spash screen

You should've gotten beep codes when you booted without ram. That's not a good sign.,

There isn't any key code that I know of to reset the bios without actually being in the bios.

The old procedure for ThinkPads was to take out everything that is in a slot, hard drive, RAM, wireless card and modem, battery and unplug the ac adapter and hold the power button down for 30 seconds and then put just the ac adapter back in and push the power button and see what happens. If you get beep codes, put 1 stick of ram in and hit the power button again. If nothing, take out that ram stick and put another one in and try it again. Try it in different slots. See if the bios splash screen comes up. If it comes up, start putting components back in one at a time and rebooting each time until it doesn't. Save the hard drive for last.

Are any of your indicators lit and does the fan come on when you hit the power button?

It sounds like you already tried most of that, but that's the only thing left to try that I can think of.

Dave

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I have a Win XP Home edition that fails to boot; the POST screen loads, then a choice of operating system configurations (see later), and selecting  one of them (the last on the list) returns can’t find hal.dll.
The other two options, one of which I have set up in the course of trying to sort this out, both end up with a blank screen.
Safe mode hangs up in the middle of the driver list.
The problem started after a power cut.
 
I have fairly exhaustively investigated and tried to fix this as follows:-
Seagate 250Gb disk in four partitions, C,D,E,F. Using a partition tool confirms that the active and primary partition is C. The files on all the partitions are all visible using file explorers on bootable recovery CDs (ERD Commander and HIRENS). I have been able to back up the important data. The operating system files are on C partition only.
Run disc diagnostic – passed, no errors
Run Memtest86+ - passed
Run chkdsk /f – fixed a couple of errors
Via recovery console on original disk
          Run fixmbr, reboot, not fixed
          Run fixboot, reboot, not fixed
          Run bootcfg /rebuild fixboot. Reboot, not fixed (this is the most recent listed configuration)
Tried repair install from recovery console. Copied files etc, then automatically tried to reboot but stalled at same place.
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Answer:Failure to boot, blank screen after POST screen

I would clone the drive, then do a clean install.

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Hi! So, I had my Lenovo x220 for exactly a week when it decided to stop working on me. It was working perfectly fine one minute, and then I left for a while and came back and pressed the power button because the laptop had gone to sleep... the laptop seemed to start up, but the password screen flickered for a second and then went blank. After trying to re-start the laptop, I decided to let it sit overnight but this morning it still doesn't come on. The backlight is on and the start up screen and password screen flicker on for a second and then go to a blank screen. All the lights flicker on when I start it up, and I think I can even log on! When I type in my password it makes all the starting-up beeps I would expect it to make. This is very aggravating especially as I have only been using the laptop for a week. Any help would be greatly appareciated! I am not tech-savvy at all so keep it simple please!  edit: whups, wrong section... mine is not a tablet...

Answer:x220 blank screen at boot-up

hey nioniel,welcome to the forums and i suggest that you get in contact with the support team immediately via the number below :http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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Hey everyone.Recently had some fan errors, so I followed advice on here actually to replace it. Today I replaced the fan and took care in reassembling the rest of the laptop. However, now when I boot it up the screen stays as black and backlit as if it was perpetually loading windows. I can hear windows 7 boot up, as well as a few Apps start. I can also change the brightness of this backlit screen with function keys and such.I checked the connections where I had previously disconnected the display several times and they're sound. Any one have any tips? The fan works fine now, but I created another problem in solving my first one.thanks!

Answer:X220: Blank, backlit screen on boot

Hi Dodecalypse,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 

Did you check with connecting External display & reseating the RAM?
Check performing power drain by removing the AC power adapter & battery after that hold the power button for 30 seconds perform this step for 2 or more times.

 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Ok here it goes....... Was having problems getting my new Dual AMD Tyan Tiger MPX S2466n to accept both chips. So after hours of pain staking hair pulling I finnaly gave up and went out and got a new board

ESC Mainboard Socket A K7VTA3 : rev 3.1

I decided to grab a new chip while i was there just to be on the safe side.

AMD XP 2100
I had just got a new memory chip a few weeks ago so I didnt grab another

New memory : Crucial 256mb DDR 266MHZ Cl 2.5
Also have : 512 mb DDR 266mhz Cl2.5

my video card is a : ATI Rage Theater 128mb DDR AGP

The Sound Card AC'97 audio , Lan Card ,RealTek 8100/B LAN and RAID card Promise PDC20265R IDE RAID are on on board.

I put everything together, double checked myself, triple checked myself and then turned it on. It gets power althou the cd rom and floppy lights do not seem to be coming on. I also could not see any light coming from my C drive as to signify some activity. My monitor just sits there like it is stuck in stand by mode. I turned it off and then turned it back on to see if it would start communicating with t he computer but it just stayed black, clicked a few times like it was trying to find the video card and went back to black.

I turned off machine and checked all the cables and connections.
Set the mother boards one settable jumper down to 100mhz and tried again just to get the same thing.

I decided to take out my ATI and try a PCI card. Still same blank black screen.

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Answer:Blank Screen On boot ; No post

I had the same problem with an ECS K7S5A.

After 20 minutes of cursing, I discovered there was a misprint in my owners manual for the boards front panel connections.

They had reversed the locations of the reset and power pins. Once I figured that out by trial and error, it fired right up.
 

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Hey there everyone.

So my sister recently bought a new processor to upgrade her old one - it's an AMD Athlon X2 245 and her mobo is an Asus M2N68-LA (Narra5)

I took out the old stuff, put in the new CPU/Fan/Heatsink and turned on the PC...nothing. No bios, no boot, no post.

So now my question is - does the mobo support the CPU?
Thanks
 

Answer:New CPU/heatsink = no boot/no post, just blank screen

Looks like the mobo is an AM2 socket.

http://h10025.www.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&cc=de&lc=en&dlc=de

CPU looks to be an AM3 socket

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/athlon-ii-x2/pages/amd-athlon-ii-x2-processor


Darn. Links won't work.
 

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Situation description
No matter when battery & ac adapter, only battery or only ac power is connected, following sometimes happens:

- Boot laptop -> blank (black) screen. No post nor hd activity. No beeps or other strange noises as well.
- When laptop is "waked-up" from stand-by, same happens: blank screen, no other reaction

Things that have to be done to solve the problem:
- remove battery
- remove power supply
- sometimes these actions have to be executed a few times to get laptop working again

There are no other stability issues, like BSOD (blue screen), hang-ups or even software problems (viruses, spyware, malware,...). When laptop is up and running, no other problems occur.

Typical situations when problems happens
- Laptop is shuted down on a evening, power adapter (and battery) remain connected. On the following day, system won't boot at all. Battery and power supply must be removed to let it work again.
- Laptop is putted on standb-by (on desk for example). AC adapter remains connected as well. Some minutes of hours later, when I try to wake up system, it hangs on the blank screen as well.
- Sometimes the touch pad doesn't work. When I reboot laptop when this happens, it's almost 100% sure laptop will hang on the same black screen (just like mentioned in first point above, except this is a reboot and not a cold boot).

Thanks for help
Tom

Answer:Tecra S2: Boot & stand-by problem - blank screen - no POST

if u have already tried everything else, it won't hurt if u try this I suppose ...

(i presume Tecra S2 has an internal silver rounded lithium battery is it CR something?) try changing it it could be a faulty battery?

Let us know.

Lisa

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 via thumb drive and on the first restart it came up to a blank screen after the boot options menu flashed briefly.

I presume it got stuck in hibernate. I took it to a shop and the tech reverted it to Windows 7 Pro (on the recovery partition) but didn't tell me how he got it unstuck.

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The computer I am having issues with was built this past March. Up until a couple days ago, it would only take about a minute to start up to the Windows log in screen. Now, once I push the button to start it up, it will stall for 30 seconds to a minute on the motherboard splash screen and a further 2-3 minutes on the Starting Windows screen. Once I am able to log in and it continues to finish loading, the screens are black for a good1-2 minutes while everything loads. Once it is up, I have no problems with the computer. I have run full anti-virus and spyware scans, removed recent downloads, done a disk clean up, and a disk defragmentation. Help would be appreciated.

EDIT: When the computer is stalled on the MOBO splash screen and the Starting Windows screen, there is no indication of HDD activity (the light on the tower is not lit). I can tell it is going to continue with start up because the light will start to flash again.

Answer:Computer Stalling on MOBO spash screen and Starting Windows Screen

Hello woodsgirl and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since the problems started "a couple of days ago" I'd try restoring my computer to a date/time prior to when the problems began.

System Restore

Whether this solves the problem or not I'd next run a full scan with your preferred anti-virus. Even if it comes back clean (nothing found) I'd run a second, or even third scan. Some free recommended products are:

Malwarebytes

ESET Online Scanner

SuperAntispyware

If the problem wasn't solved with a system restore I'd next try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If still no joy I'd check for damaged or corrupt system files by running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If all of the above has failed to solve the startup problem I'd look through these two tutorials by one of our Forum experts. He offers some additional troubleshooting steps and possible fixes.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I hope someone can help. I have a DELL XPS 2710 AIO PC. It is now 3 years old (unfortunately the warranty expired 2 months ago). It now doesn't boot at all into Windows. I get a blank screen. This started suddenly on a restart.
I've tried many things. Removing the HDD and RAM. If I take the RAM out I get the double Beep RAM not found sound, so I know it detects that. I've taken the Motherboard batter out to try and reset the CMOS including switching the jumper. I've swapped the RAM around, plus tried with different HDDs. The Screen still works fine as when powered up with HDMI in it shows other sources, but the HDMI out doesn't display anything on other screens.
For the life of me I can't get the BIOS to even display so I can't check the settings or reset it!
I think things are loading in the background but I see nothing. If anyone has a similar machine can you tell me the button presses to reset the bios as I'll try them blind to see if it works>
Anyone else with similar problems or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell XPS 2710 AIO - Blank Screen on Boot - No POST displaying - Can't access Bios

Please tell me you didn't install Windows 10 on it?

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

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

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

Mike

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Hi

I was using the laptop as usual when i think there may have been some virus activity - reason i say this is that my virus scanner closed down unexpectedly. I could not restart it from program files.

I restarted the laptop.

After the bios menu goes i get a blank screen with a flashing cursor - windows will not start.

I have done the following:
1)Create a bootable USB drive with Window XP recovery Console - on booting with this i can see three drives C:, D: as SDA? I can see the content of these drives so it appears as though my HD is working. I ran a fixmbr and fixboot but this did not resolve the issue.
2)Create a bootable USB Kaspersky virus scan - ran this without issue - it found a few issue (non on the disk boot sector) which i fixed.

One option was to copy off files from the laptop and then start it in recovery mode - So Itried to run the the laptop into recovery mode by hold down the 0 key on startup - the bottom of the screen then displays ***HDD Recovery mode *** and nothing happens.

Any help - further options would be greatly appreciated.

My 1 year Warranty expired a few month back so cannot send it in for repair.

Thanks

Answer:NB200 Won't start post bios screen - blank screen with flashing cursor

I would try to scan for virus & malware with more than one virus canner, not just Kaspersky but also perhaps 2-3 more. Try Malwarebytes' antivirus and "superantispyware ". Sometimes even the best scanners miss trojans and stuff, but when you combine them you can get better results.

You can also try booting with Knoppix USB and copy files that way.

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Hi! I had my Lenovo x220 for exactly a month and now it has some problems. It was working perfectly fine for ten minutes, and then I left for an hour and came back and pressed the power button because the laptop had gone to sleep... the laptop seemed to start up, but no response and the screen was blank. I trying to re-start the laptop for several times but it seems no use. All the lights flicker on for a second when I start it up, the power button is light and it seems the fan also operates well, but the screen just keep blank. This is very aggravating especially as I have only been using the laptop for a month. And only one month left before l leave the U.S. Any help would be greatly appareciated! 

Answer:X220 blank screen on bootup

did you do any sort of bios update? Do you have any external LCD attached?Try this, take the battery and AC adapter off, and press the on/off button ten times. Then plug everything back and restart.

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I followed this Instruction to change language from zh-CN to en-US, I 've deleted zh-CN registry key then reboot. And now I get problem. I tried F8 and FN+F8 key to boot Safe Mode but it didn't work.Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bitsorry for my bad english

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Thinkad X220 Screen Flickers and goes blank The X220 screen is going blank and colors flicker randomly, I can move/wiggle the display to get the display back on. The symptoms are that the laptop display panel will flicker and then appear to switch off, but if you look closely you can still see a very faint image on the panel. Anyone else having this problem? Is it the display or inverter? I am sending the laptop back for warranty repair. 

Answer:X220 Screen Flickers and goes blank

That's probably best.  It could be the cable or a loose cable connection, something is turning the backlight out.
 
Dave

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Hi, Ive got a problem with my X220: From time to time, the screen goes blank and the mute key LEDs turns on.Its still working, I can start audio playback via hotkey etc, I just dont see anything.The only chance of getting the screen back to work is to press the mute key. This is pretty annoying even it only occurs every few hours. It doesn seem to be related to any certain program, sometimes it occures while gaming sometimes while having the x220 idle on desktop. I tried reinstalling Windows 7 and changing the drivers. No improvement so far. Any ideas?

Answer:Problem: X220 Blank screen + Mute LED

Could be a hardware issue, but before you go the "call Lenovo" route try updating the bios to the latest version 1.29. Good luck.

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The problem I am having is that window xp pro freezes at the loading screen. I can boot to safe mode fine, but not normal.
I tried formating and installing a fresh copy of windows and it does the same thing. Just wondering if there is a solution to this problem.. BTW its my moms gateway

Athlon 1ghz
256 megs of ram
two 40 gig hard drives..

Thanks in advance

Answer:Xp Freezes at Spash Screen

1st problem. Its a gateway. Did you install it with a gateway recovery cd or a normal xp cd?

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My computer won't boot normally. It get stuck on the windows splash screen with the bar moving. I can get it to boot in safe mode, but not with networking. All the hardware in the device manager check out with no errors, though i dont see anything for the bios. I have an AMI motherboard.

Answer:Stuck on spash screen

Hello,

Has anything been added to the system recently?

Boot to Safe Mode and run a System Restore to a date before the problem started.

What "don't you see for the bios" ?

What are the specs of the system (HDD,RAM,etc) ?

Do you have the Win XP cd?

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I have done it before and also seen the information here, but please, how does one remove the above and go into normal start up. Its not that I dislike the Asus screen, I would prefer the usual.many thanks.

Answer:Asus screen spash at startup

In the boot menu in bios, disable full screen logo

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I have tried every known cure I could find on the internet to fix this issue, apart from trying to reflow the dual graphics chips that are onboard this machine, which in my mind is a design fault by Toshiba as the heat sink only covers one of the two Graphics Chips on this model of the Toshiba L850D, and to me this seems totally wrong due to heat transferrence and multiple issues I have come across with the Graphics Chips overheating from other manufactureres, even though they have heatsinks covering their graphics chips.

I've researched the internet for well over a week and, so far, nobody has provided an answer to anyone who is/was or had this issue, which seems to relate to other models as well.

I found a thread from January 2014 detailing this exact issue, but there was no answer provided to correct.
I'm not sure if this is allowed, but the relevant thread to this exact issue is provided : -

The actual model I have here is the Toshiba Satellite L850D, being model number PSKGEA-003001 and motherboard specific number is H000052650 WKC-51 Revision 2.1 or 7054D2745F87.

These seem to be so hard to find (or maybe should be extinct) even on eBay, so am wondering if it is a Toshiba FU that they no longer use Dual Graphics chips without a heat sink over both?

Have found similar style boards on eBay, being a H000051780 WKC29 and H000050830 WKC32 but all others seem to be back to one onboard Graphics or what appears to be on onboard Processor???.

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Answer:Satellite L850D: Black Screen - No Boot, No POST, No external screen

Just checking to see if anyone has any ideas on possible cause, fault or problem solving I haven't considered. I understand that I have only had 97 views since listing my question (novel) and details of action I have taken to date, but was hoping someone may have offered a suggestion, even whether or not either of the mentioned replacement boards will suit. Appreciate any feedback. Thank you. Daryl.

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Ok I need help. I am upgrading my dell dimension 4600i and I have a problem.
Here is what I bought......

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813130490

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116175

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835118115

Also Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU. and I have had an ATI X1300 video card.
Also have 1 Gb of G Skill DDR-400.
After checking and rechecking everything I get nothing no posts no beeps just a blank screen. Need some help please.

Thanks in Advance!

Lucky45
 

Answer:Blank screen no post, no beep, just a blank.....

When you say you are upgrading your dell dimension 4600i, do you mean that you are replacing it completely or are you using any parts from it?
 

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Can someone tell me how to stop the e-machine spash screen when i boot up.
 

Answer:stop the spash screen (e-machine) on start up

There's probably a setting in the BIOS to stop it.
 

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

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

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

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

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Hello i need a little help my computer i had overclocked to 2.8ghz (230x12.5) and it worked fine until the temp here got aound 30c at the time i was playing a game on the ps2 emulator pcsx2 and the cpu started making a warning siren i looked at speedfan saw it was 70c and turned off my pc to lower the fsb and try get it stable.

So i ended up putting the fsb at 224x12.5 and it went into windows fine i started up speedfan and firefox and the comp froze no errors just froze cursor still responded but, so i restarted and then it would not load windows after post so i tried resetting the cmos via taking the battery out and reset the bios to fail safe default reset the boot drive and date, time, etc.

I have tried entering safe mode however f8 just gives me the option of choosing the windows install then black screen. Specs are; GA-M61P-s3,
AMD 64 4800 X2, 2x1gb 667 ram 1xSATA HDD(samsung not sure of model)
1x IDE HDD (again model not known or brand)

Any help would be great thank you.

Answer:Blank Screen After Post

Unstable overclocking and heat can both corrupt data, to include system files, i.e. XP's files.

It's possible your Operating System is completely gone, and the only option left for you is a New Install. This is the down-side to overclocking.

Or, you could spend a lot of time troubleshooting a lot of issues, and maybe fix the system, or maybe have to do a New Install (or a Repair, I suppose) anyways.

What is the max temp your CPU can handle ?

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A couple days ago I was reconnecting my computer and there were a few of the USB connections i'm not sure i connected quite right. Then, the other day, I plugged a USB device into the front port on my computer and the system crashed (black screen). I turned the computer on, it showed the BIOS screen, then went blank. I can't figure this out for the life of me. I disconnected all the USB connections and it still does it... any ideas?

Answer:Blank screen after POST

Try clearing the cmos at this point. Unplug, remove side, de-static yourself, and pull the button battery for 20 minutes. Post complete system specs.

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Hello!

I'm having a very strange problem with an HP Pavilion DV5-1233SE laptop I recently acquired. As stated in the title, I get a blank screen after getting through the POST.

My first assumption with this occurence was that the OS is corrupted in some way, but I'm not even able to boot from CD in any way possible. It seems to stop trying to boot once it gets by the POST.

I've tried running the internal diagnostics program on the HDD and it went through the quick and full tests with no errors. However, I did notice it listed th e "Notebook Hard Disk" as a boot option when I press F12 about 10 times when there is only 1 Hard Disk in there.

I'm assuming Motherboard replacement is in order at the moment, but would love some insight as to a potential other cause.

Answer:Blank Screen after POST

If your trying to boot to a cd, for a install of the os, the first boot
option should be cd/dvd, second would be the hdd.

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Hi, The computer is showing a blank screen . The screen itself is ok cause you see the HP startup screen and you can e.g. enter the BIOS. But when the OS is starting, after a couple of seconds the screen turns black. I already tried the "start recovery" option  when it enters in recovery mode. I also tried to start up in low resolution mode but again the screen turns black. I suppose it's a driver or config issue. What can I do to e.g. disable the driver? I can open a dos prompt so I am able to make some changes I guess.

Answer:Blank screen after POST

Enter safe mode to troubleshoot the issue and use system recovery.  The following URL goes to a tutorial which shows a number of ways to enter safe mode with a Windows 10 PC.  One of them should work for you.http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

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Hi,

My fist post here, I hope someone can help. I've read through various articles and been unable to solve my problem...

On Thursday I built a new PC Asus P5GD1 Pro, Intel P4 (630 3.0GHz 800FSB LGA 775 CPU EM64T +2MB), Windows XP Pro 64 bit version (that was a mistake that I'll be correcting as soon as I can get the system to boot) 2x Seagate 80G SATA drives configured as RAID1) 2x Corsair VS512MB400 memory sticks, Radeon 7000 PCI graphics card.

I updated the BIOS to v1011 before installing the OS and configuring the raid array. I've previously built a couple of similar systems to this, only difference was the operating system which was 32 bit (which I don't think is relevant seeing as the system doesn't get to load the OS).

Everything was working on Thursday. Today, when I booted up POST seemed to complete but then I got a blank screen.

The articles that I've read suggested downloading a memory test utility which I have done but the system won't run it, presumably because POST hasn't sucessfully completed. I read another article that said if the caps lock key doesn't work then POST probably didn't complete.

I've changed the BIOS to disable quick boot and everything seems to be correct. The start up screen shows PC3200 dual channel interleaved. I've removed the hard drives and tried to boot from the CD but I still get the blank screen.

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Answer:Blank screen after POST...

modem

One point that I failed to mention is that I had a dynamode modem in the machine. There is no x64 driver for this modem (hence my comments above regarding the 64 bit version of windows).

I noticed when moving around the bios that there was a clicking sound.

I found that the modem was causing the clicking and, when I removed the modem the PC completed booting up and started to load windows (which crashed, pronbably because of all the on / off activity throughout the morning).

I'm removing XP Pro x64 from my machine and I'm going to buy and install a new copy of XP Pro 32 bit. I shall not be going any where near x64 for a couple of years. :-(
 

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So this is my first build in almost ten years and all things considered it went better than I expected. Here's the setup

Mobo Asus Maximus Formula II
CPU Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83ghz
2GB OCZ Reaper memory
ATI HD4850 from Asus
150GB WD Velociraptor HLFS
200GB Seagate Barracuda (from my old PC)
Rosewill 850W PSU
Asus DVD/CD Burner
Zalman 9700 heatsink/fan

My problem is after POST the screen just goes black, no DOS prompt or anything. I disabled the WD HDD and was able to boot up into my old Windows XP. So I'm guessing the problem lies with the WD HDD, but in windows I can access the drive and I even reformatted just in case there was some old data on there. Any Ideas? Any way for me to install Windows Xp Pro x64 onto the drive via my old drive? I would love to run my OS and games from the Raptor and keep my old HDD as a backup storage drive.

Many thanks in advance,
Loren

Answer:Help! Blank Screen After POST

If I understand you correctly. You built a new computer and tried to boot Windows off of an old drive from your previous computer? I'm not too clear on what your exact problem is.

You need to perform what's called a repair install if you're trying to boot from an older hard drive. Windows needs to build a registry of your new hardware.

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My system: ASUS A7N266-VM, AMD 2000XP Processor, 80GB HDD, 256 DDRAM, Samsung CD Writer.......

I was playing cube game. Suddenly screen became blank. Then I retarted my computer. Blank screen with monitor light blinking. My comp wont even post. i get no beeps no noise.

I checked the monitor with another computer, it works fine. SMPS is ok as i have checked with anohter computer. I checked the RAM, it is OK.

i opened up my case and saw that all of my fans are runiing. Motherboard light is on.

This is the first i am facing with this type blank black screen. No POST, BIOS setup screen.

I believe culprit is Motherboard or Processor. I don't have similar extra Motherboard to check the processor. Is it a way to know the culprit without having extra Motherboard.

Is it become correct refixing the CMOS and jumper setting that I don't know correctly to do. I don't have extra heatsink. Whether I can use same heatsink for testing?

Hoping for help from anybody. With thanks

S. Srinivas Natekar
 

Answer:Blank Screen with No POST

Check your psu, it may well have failed. Just because the fans are spinning, and the mobo light is on, doesn`t mean that your psu is ok.

Regards Howard
 

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I was using the laptop, then it went to suspend mode due normal timeout.When it came back, the fan start to spin full throttle but it was functionating  beside that, normally. I restarted but then it never boot again.This is the process where it gets stuckedBoot to Splash Screen, Beep, then a black screen and the fan start to spin at full speed.(In the post in diagnostic mode, shows no error, pass the memory check, shows the info of the processor )  I tried this: Retired Hard Disk,Press 60 Seconds  (Reset BIOS) - without battery and power cord Press 10 times the power button an then 30 seconds -- without battery and power cord  Visually there is no damage in the usb ports, maybe i  will need  to disassembly to get a better view to check if there is a short somewhere.  With this symptoms , what should else i try.  Could be a memory issue? Thanks for any help you can provide me.     

Answer:L512 Wont Boot , Splash Screen then stuck blank screen and Fan in full throttle

I have tested  with another Dimm, with the same result. So that  let me discard  a module issue.
 
Here is a bios summary : 
 
 
An here is how it boots right now:Video
www.youtube.com/embed/1t4SXyaF3pM
 
Moderator Note; picture showing s/n edited for member's own protection

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I have a T500 [2081-CT0] running Windows 7.  Today on boot up the unit froze at the Thinkpad splash screen at the beginning of the bootup routine.  I can hear the fan and feel the HDD spinning. I have, to begin with rebooted several times, removed the battery, reseated the HDD... A previous issue that has been intermittant is the USP not recognising an external HDD.  It would always recognise on reboot but not initially as on other home and office computers.   This issue began in the past two weeks. My thought is HDD controller but I am not familiar with the T500 architecture to know its place in the world. I have done initial searches here [and will do more] but right now i have a dead T500













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T500 freezes at opening Thinkpad spash screen

Is it possible the USB port you were plugging the drive into is damaged? Look into the port with a magnifying glass. A shorted USB port will cause those symptoms.

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Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster. I've run into an issue regarding netflix and not loading past the splash screen. The issue only seems to affect new phones out of the box or phones that are fresh off a factory reset. Whether you restore your backups or not makes no difference. It affects both Windows 8 mobile and Windows 10 mobile.
After the netflix app is installed you open it only to find it's stuck at the splash screen with the spinning bubbles. After many minutes you may get the following error message:
B33-S2
In chatting with netflix support that error points to DNS not resolving for netflix. The initial thought was that it was my ISP however it was not working via an LTE connection either. However, that tip lead me to the solution. So here is what you need to do to fix it:
1. Close the netflix app (hold back arrow and close netflix)
2. Go to netflix.com via internet explorer or edge.
3. Sign into netflix.com. This may take some time.
4. Now re-open the netflix app. The app should now allow you to login.
Hope this helps some poor soul.
Regards

Answer:Netflix Stuck on Spash Screen (spinning bubbles) B33-S2 ?

Thank you. It worked for me.

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Need help here.

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

have you tried ringing up HP support line?

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

Answer:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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Hi Everybody!

My problem is the following:

When I start my formentioned notebook, the screen remains blank until the graphic screen of the OS doesn't load. So I get no toshiba screen, can't log into the bios nor can I install a new operating system. My laptop was in service twice. They replace the video card once, and the motherboard once. Please tell me if you had experienced something like this, and if there is a solution, then please share it with me. Thank you!

Regards,

Matthew Lampert

Answer:Satellite M100-222 Blank boot screen, but OS loads with screen

Hi

I?ve got two different Toshiba notebooks at home and never had any similar problems with my units.
In my opinion your notebook?s hardware seems to malfunction.
It?s hard to say what could be wrong because nobody here could test your notebooks hardware parts.
First of all the RAM modules should be checked. If the modules are ok then an motherboard itself or an part on the motherboard could be affected.

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:






Quote:
The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.


However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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Answer:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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I've been building PC systems for a while and haven't run by many problems with computer parts. I put together a new system and it won't post. I press power and the fans start the CD drives spin and the HD starts up. The problem is that the display never comes up and the CD drives keep flashing like it just keeps restarting. It doesn't beep or anything. I took everything off so it was just the video, processor and memory and it still did the same thing. I'm not sure if the processor is dead or the motherboard is faulty. I know it's not the memory because there is no beep and I tried another memory stick and it didn't work. If I take the memory out I don't get any beep either. I know the processor heats up but I don't know if it's really functioning. I didn't notice any burns on the board from shorts and from the second I started the system it's been doing this. I can't get to the BIOS or anything. I checked all my connections Here's my setup.

ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Antec 400 watt power supply
Corsair 512Mb DDR400 PC3200
NVIDIA BFG GeForce 5200

I know I'm going to have to send something back but I don't know what. The box the motherboard was in had a gouge in it so it might have been abused. I hate the idea of sending this back and waiting for a replacement.
 

Answer:Built PC won't POST, blank screen

I'm sure you checked this, but I had a similar problem. It turns out the power supply on the brand new case I bought had been switched to 230v instead of 115. The computer powered up, but wouldn't POST. Took me a returned mother board before I noticed it.
 

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I help out at a local charity and one of their PCs was behaving strangely (Win XP home on a peer to peer network) amd I volunteered to assist (mistake!) The PC was attempting to send emails to Germany and the screen filled with Norton's AV scan block until disconnected from the internet.So - downloaded Spybot, deleted the few files found and ran the Norton scan - discovered trojan.pandex and was preparing to delete it and congratulate myself on solving the problem - when a message appeared briefly "Out of timing" or similar and screen blanked out.Now, any boot produces a black screen, no Post sound and can't reach safe mode - therefore a useless PC. Any suggestions for diagnosis and fix?

Answer:Blank screen and no post signal

Out of timingwill be a graphics/ monitor problem problem.How about resetting the BIOS to default by using the clear cmos jumper or by removing the cmos battery for a few minutes.Then see if it will reboot.pehaps an XP repair may then be in order.Repair XP by install over the top of existing system1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3. 3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). 4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact. Repair XP... Read more

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Whenever I turn on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, after POST it shows blank screen (actually not fully black kind of very drak grey at bottom). I am not able to boot in safe mode. Even when I try to boot from CD it does some thing but after that just same blank screen. It passed the diagnostic test ( In one of the steps it ask for putting diagnostic test utility CD ). Any help in this direction would be highly appreciated.

Thanks
Raj
 

Answer:Solved: Blank Screen After POST

Any advise.
 

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After my Dell computer goes through POST, I get a blank black screen. I ran a test on my SATA HD, memory, and video card, and they all passed. What could be the problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Blank Screen After POST

Thread reopened per request.
 

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While playing F.E.A.R. the other night my computer crashed for some odd reason, after that it wouldnt boot back up. the fans and power supply still work but all i get is a blank screen and nothing else not even a POST. just a week earlier i got an "unmountable boot volume" blue screen but i fixed that, then another blue screen made me update my video drivers. everything seemed to be working fine except for a few ridiculously long loading screens on some games, and then this most recent crash. i tried a different vid card and that worked fine for a while until i stuck the other card back in and i got the same problem as earlier, so i put in the other card and now it does the same thing with both cards and i dont know if its my mobo or my vid card. does anybody have any ideas?

Mobo: Gigabyte P4 865PE
Vid Card: ASUS nVidia GeForce 6800GT
 

Answer:Crash; no POST; blank screen

I'm going to take a guess and say either ram or power supply, most likely power supply.

Test your ram just to rule it out. Download and run www.memtest.org for 6 or 7 passes (takes a few hours).

Failing power supplies are extremely hard to diagnose because they make OTHER parts in your system start acting strange, making you think it is some other part that is dying. Also, they are somewhat hard to test unless you have a voltmeter at home (and most people don't).

If you have another PSU to test with, that is one way to troubleshoot. Also, go into your bios and see what it is reporting your voltages are on the +3.3v, +5v and +12v rails.

Let us know what you find.
 

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I have a MSI k8 nForce-4 pcb 1.0 and 3.0
After I moved across the county, i tried to boot up my pc and all i got was a blank screen

i switched out my 7900GT gfx card with a x1950 and i was getting the same thing.
then i switched out my 3.0 pcb with an earlier model 1.0 using the new gfx card, same blank screen

today i pulled everything out of my case and put it in an older one that has a speaker built in. i get one long beep followed by 2 short beeps. the msi website says:

"1 Long, 2 Short - A video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot intialize the video screen to display any additional information"
from:
MSI Computer Corp. - Support

Well no kidding theres a video problem... HOW DO I FIX IT!?!?

Even on sites that list all the possible beep codes and how to fix the problem, It doesnt say how to fix this one!

I tried reseting my cmos, booting with one stick of RAM, swaped a better power supply... nothing is working

i have basically replaced every piece of my computer and it still doesnt work

Answer:No video on post - Blank screen

Ok, a geek at work recommended I flash my bios... i'm gonna give it a try and see what happens. wish me luck!

a little more digging on MSI's website turned up that the long beep followed by 2 short ones is either a video card or memory problem...
considering I've tried booting with just one of 2 ram sticks and with 2 different gfx cards and w 2 diff mobo's... its basically a satistical impossiblity that i have 2 dead ram sticks/gfx cards/mobos
i wish i had some extra ram that wasnt in the system to begin with incase it all fried the first time i tried to boot it

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Hi

Someone told me this is going to be a hardware problem? Just in case not, and it is software related, please direct me to the right person? I am also currently running the thread for some bad trojan I picked up

Trj.ZPACK.GEN

at the following url: http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/954912-trj-zpack-gen.html

There are hijack reports there, as well as dds.scr logs.

Today, I tried to boot up my PC. It flashes the usual Acer boot screen, the cursor flashes at the top left corner, as always and then nothing...blank.

In safe mode, the last line before boot-up freezes:

multi<0>disk<0>rdisk<0>partition<2>\windows\system32\drivers\iojtcgwf.sys

I have tried the option of "last configuration of functional settings" and nothing.

My battery seems to have been fried (only ever gets to max 70%) and I thought it might be due to a power surge. To check, I let it run down last night, to recharge it this morning and see if it would charge fully. I was watching a tv series on vlc, and everything was functioning as "normal" apart from the usual issues the trojan would dole out...I was completely surprised and utterly disappointed to find that this morning I have NO computer at all, while I have been patiently waiting for the team to help me axe this damned virus. I want to scream.

PLEASE HELP ME?!
 

Answer:Blank screen after Boot screen, no boot up in safe mode either

I HAVE posted this new problem in the original thread. I have not heard from Cookiegal since Friday?
 

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any hope for this? My pavilion notebook had unrecoverable disk errors so I decided to format and reinstall xp home, 6 hrs later it was stuck at 19%, I shut it down and now it goes to dark gray after the post screen, no cursor, nothing, cd spins up fine but I can't get display, external monitor no good either. Only thing I can get to is the bios :confused
 

Answer:Failed format, now blank screen after post!

in the bios, did you reset to factory defaults?
 

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If I make use of my DVI output, my screen goes blank after POST. It also seems like it never loads windows at that point. With my VGA output, screen doesn't go blank and Windows loads??? I've installed the LATEST drivers and it still occurs. I also used the same graphics card in my last build with a DFI Lanparty MB and DVI worked fine. Can someone lend me some assistance? Thanks.

Current Config
Nvidia 6800 OC 128MB AGP
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe NF3 Chipset
AMD 64 3400
2X512 OCZ
 

Answer:Help - DVI outputs a blank screen after POST, but VGA doesn't...

Also... If I plug a DVI to VGA adapter to my dvi output on my graphics card and utilize the vga cord, everything works fine??!! Any ideas?? :knock:
 

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Cannot get my win 7 operating system to run. POST goes through and then just that dang blinking cursor.

Have tried recovery disk: Startup Repair, System Restore.
Also tried battery pull, can't get to the menu to run Safe Mode.

Help, got project that is due in two days and can't afford bad grade

Answer:Blank screen with blinking cursor after POST

also tried bootrec.exe /fixMBR

nada

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any hope for this? My pavilion notebook had unrecoverable disk errors so I decided to format and reinstall xp home, 6 hrs later it was stuck at 19%, I shut it down and now it goes to dark gray after the post screen, no cursor, nothing, cd spins up fine but I can't get display, external monitor no good either. Only thing I can get to is the bios
 

Answer:Failed format, blank screen after post

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Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).
 

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I am harbouring a Winbook of indeterminate age, with a celeron processor. It is running on Win2KPro, but that is just about all I can tell you about it atm. I booted it up, which it did quite swiftly, got it online, and within 5 mins, the screen had completely frozen. Can't get into Task Manager. I shut the notebook down, and rebooted: 5 short beeps, blank screen. Rebooted again, no post, blank screen.

Any ideas chaps?
 

Answer:Laptop screen goes blank, wont POST

Faulty battery or power-connection? Something loose inside the laptop?
 

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Compaq Evo D51c (HP lists as D510 Minitower)Windows 2000I was doing some work with the machine over my network (it serves as my server of a sort).  Windows hung in while RealVNC was in use (without my knowledge).  I had to do a hard power down.  After that, the PC will not boot.  The power supply and processor fans turn on, but the nothing further happens.  Black screen only and no self test POST beeps.I believe this is a hardware issue and I can use any advice on where to start hunting down the problem.I believe this is the correct model:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=316510&submit.y=0&submit.x=0&lang=en&cc=us

Answer:Blank Screen. No self test POST beeps.

Check power block, reset cards (rams, graphic, etc), check all the cables and plug firmly.

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My computer froze while I was defragmenting it. After I waiting for some time, I tried to power off my laptop (Vista Home) but instead it seemed to have gone into hibernation mode even though there was no "hybernation" icon on the screen. The screen went black. Now when I try to power it up, all I get is a BLANK SCREEN. There is absolutely nothing on the screen, alt+control+delete or f11 or f8, none of them work. Please help.
 

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Compaq Evo D51c (HP lists as D510 Minitower)Windows 2000I was doing some work with the machine over my network (it serves as my server of a sort).  Windows hung in while RealVNC was in use (without my knowledge).  I had to do a hard power down.  After that, the PC will not boot.  The power supply and processor fans turn on, but the nothing further happens.  Black screen only and no self test POST beeps.I believe this is a hardware issue and I can use any advice on where to start hunting down the problem.I believe this is the correct model:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=316510&submit.y=0&submit.x=0&lang=en&cc=us

Answer:Blank Screen. No self test POST beeps.

One thread in one board is generally enough. But don't know if this is special case...

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hi guys, i recently run into a problem of windows 8 on my laptop its the latest stable release ... the on sold with your laptops

when i start up the system... nothing happens ... its just blank screen no words like...pres F2 for bios options etc
just blank idk what happened it just happen like that after i resumed the system from hibernate O_O
i tried removing battery and re starting still like that
the light indicators lights up in processing ... power leds both have lights
could it be my monitor? my hard drive ? or bios?

Answer:WIndows 8 Start up blank screen (no post)

The BIOS screen doesn't appear at all, hah? New laptop with 8 preinstalled?

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I cant replicate the problem when the laptop is off of the Docking station, but today I have tried to wake up my laptop on the station and three times now it just sits on the splash screen.  I have not installed any new hardware, software, or updated anything from lenovo.   I'm not sure what is going on.  

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hello everyone
When i turn on my coputer it goes up to my windows boot screen where the bars move than after that the screen goes blank. I havent made any changes and it was working fine just before it. Does anyone know what i can do.
thanks
 

Answer:screen goes blank after windows xp boot screen

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Anyone have any hints or reccomendations on my last post.. nobody has replied at all, which makes me think there is no hope in getting my baby back to working.

like I said.. :confused As soon as I turn on the CPU and monitor is on.. the description "DELL loading" comes onto the monitor then 5 seconds,also after loading" the screen goes blank - black. The set up buttons F2,F12,Fwhatever do not work during the "loading" process as they should.
I'm worried about being a girl whose computer CRASHED :cry

HELP

Lauryn
 

Answer:any ideas on previous post about BLANK DELL SCREEN?? HELP

You have to give them a little time. They are probably helping someone else and haven't seen your post yet. Maybe some are not online yet. I am sure they will get to you.
 

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Hello Everyone,

Recently my M2N-E all of a sudden stopped POSTing and gave me a blank screen. I used it everyday to do light computing and school work. My computer was on when a power outage caused by someone using an electric (power) saw. I turned the computer back on a few hours after the power went back on and everything seems to work fine as usual. I left it running on the internet while making a quick trip to school to turn in some paperwork. When I returned, the computer just hangs there. The LED on the USB mouse wasn't on either. So I pressed the reset button to restart the computer, but it won't POST, just a blank screen. When I press the power button to turn it on, the CPU and case fans spin but computer just hangs there and the red HDD LED lights up without blinking.

I've been using this computer since February 2009 when I received this board as an RMA and it worked 100% until now.

This is what I've tried:

Power on with one RAM and video card
Reset CMOS / BIOS
Take the motherboard out of the case and powering it on a cardboard box (w/ CPU, one stick of ram, and VGA card of course)
Borrowed a friend's 500w PSU from his gaming rig to try on my system, but still no go

Every computer part was tested and confirmed to be working on my friend's computer except for the motherboard and CPU because he has Intel

Please help me troubleshoot this problem as I really need this computer for school.

Here are my specs:
M2N-E bios 1601
Athlon64... Read more

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Following my earlier post regarding checksum errors and possible bios battery issue, I tried to turn on the laptop today.

Indicator lights on the Equium A210-1C4 come on with battery or a/c adapter fitted, power lights on too. However, screen display is blank, no output, no visible bios/post screen, no beeps. The only action is the fan whirring round and the constant sound of the internal dvd r/w looking for a disk. I should add that there has not been any software or hardware additions and no disk inserted to play/install or similar. There is no difference if the dvd r/w or hard disk or memory modules are removed.

Is it likely that the motherboard is now at fault? Is it worth repairing?

Answer:Equium - Blank screen, dvd searching, no post or bios

> Is it likely that the motherboard is now at fault? Is it worth repairing?

yes, it looks like a motherboard issue. However, you should replace the Cmos battery to check. If it's motherboard malfunction, not worthy repairing. Pretty expensive part of your laptop. better to buy new one or a second-hand laptop.

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I have an hp desktop with the main hdd and 2 additional hdd's for storage.
I started getting signs of a disk problem, got error 100a, then drive died. I used the system recovery disks that came with the computer, backed up important stuff, then installed a new hard drive. I ran system recovery on it, then when complete, I removed the disk and rebooted. Got black screen with failed boot message.

I put the recovery disk back in and now, after it's "loading files" screen, I end up with a blank blue screen with only the mouse's cursor. The cd drive stops and nothing changes.

Tried rebooting several times. Same result.

bios recognizes the disk and the boot order is correct.

Help?

Answer:Post system recovery -blank blue screen

Can you supply the following information
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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

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

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

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I am having an issue with my Z50 which is running Windows 10.  The screen will suddenly go black while I am working.  Boots up fine. Happens maybe once a week or so.  When it goes black, the num lock and caps lock keys are still lit and I can hear it running, so it's not sleeping.   I can't find anything to bring it back up - moving the mouse or clicking buttons does no good.  Only solution is to hit the power button to put it to sleep, then wake it back up.  Anybody else encounter this?

Answer:X220 black screen during boot

jmeister wrote:I am having an issue with my Z50 which is running Windows 10.  The screen will suddenly go black while I am working.  Boots up fine. Happens maybe once a week or so.  When it goes black, the num lock and caps lock keys are still lit and I can hear it running, so it's not sleeping.   I can't find anything to bring it back up - moving the mouse or clicking buttons does no good.  Only solution is to hit the power button to put it to sleep, then wake it back up.  Anybody else encounter this?Is the unit a X220 or Z50?

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Hi there Lenovo SMEs! My wife's X220 is having an intermittent problem that recently has become much more frequent. After hitting the power button, the system seems to boot fine (showing the Lenovo & then windows screens)...but then the system will only show a black screen. We used to be able to simply hit the power button to fix the issue, but that workaround is not seeming to work as well. We have tried hitting the ThinkVantage button and running the system diagnostic, but it doesn't find any known issues. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Answer:X220 black screen after boot

HiDid you connect external display to determine whether it's a graphics adapter or VideoBIOS related issue?

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Hello, It's my first post, so welcome . I've been a lenovo thinkpad user for a month - X220 with SSD, W7 Professional, umts module and extended battery (if more information is needed I can send the full description) - and a strange bug occurs to my new laptop sometimes. After pressing the power button most of controls (camera, speaker mute, microphone mute) always make a flash. Next, most of the times (80-90%) the thinkpad logo shows up and the Windows 7 boots - that's ok. Unfortunately, about one in ten trials end in getting a black screen just after the flashes of the controls. The screen is enabled - it is just black. I must disable laptop (I don't have to keep the power button long - simple pressing is enough), and then, the second trial always succeed. It only occurs during the fresh, full boot - I didn't notice it after restarts, back from sleep or hibernation. I use docking stations, but it occurs in both ways - with or without docking station. It's not a huge problem to ignore that issue, but I'm worried that it may result in a more serious problem in the future. Any ideas and help will be appreciated. --Best regards,Krzysztof













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Answer:X220 black screen during boot

Hello Krzysztof, welcome to Lenovo forums! :-)
 
Please tell us your model number, youŽll find it if you turn your system over.
 
Which bios version is installed in the moment. You can use the ThinkVantage Toolbox to find out the version.
 
Which type of ssd (sata or msata) is attached?
 
kind regards
Andreas
 
 

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Trying to troubleshoot a problem with an Equium A200-196. Issue is:

1. Press power button on (tried with AC connected as well as just Battery). HDD light briefly flashes and then system just does nothing.
Blank Screen, NO further HDD activity, NO POST or BIOS Available.

Stuff tried so far:

Removed battery and AC Power waited a good amount of minutes. reseated Battery and AC Power try to start up - Same as above.
Removed memory modules and powered up - Same
Removed Hard Disk and powered up - Same
Left Hard Disk and Memory Modules out and Powered up - Same

Whatever happened to Beep Codes for BIOS? Kind off makes life difficult when you're trying to troublshoot a problem and the computer gives you no feedback.

Any ideas are welcome ;o)

Answer:Dead Equium A200-196: blank screen, no HDD activity, no POST

Sounds like the AC Adapter is faulty or the Mainboard needs replacing.

I would send the Laptop and AC Adapter to an ASP for repairs.

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This started a few days ago. Everything was running fine until then, no error or forced shutdown to give any indication of a cause.

I turn on the computer, everything starts up like normal. All the fans spin, the POST screen displays and runs through like normal. Then, when it would normally go to the Windows splash screen, it now just goes blank. Completely black, no cursor or progress bar or anything. The monitor's backlight stays lit like it's still running normally, but Windows just doesn't load.

Before all this, I was getting an occasional restart from what I'm guessing was an overheating video card. But after I took it out and blew all the dust out of it, it worked fine for a couple weeks, so I'm pretty sure that didn't have anything to do with it. Still, I'd been looking to upgrade my video card for a while, so I picked up another and switched it out, but it's still having the same issue.

I'm using the same monitor on the backup computer, and it's working fine.

I checked all the connections on the motherboard, the back of the case, and the monitor.

I read somewhere to try pushing the "Caps Lock" key to see if maybe it's loading and not displaying, but it doesn't light up on the keyboard like it does on the other computer at the Windows login screen, so I'm forced to conclude that, for whatever reason, Windows just isn't loading.

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Answer:Solved: Blank screen after POST, Windows doesn't load

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Hi,

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

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

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

Has anyone any ideas?
Thanks

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

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

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So, been handed a laptop to take a look at, now the problem she has is that she was playing Sims one night and left the laptop on for 10 mins whilst she went downstairs, now when she returned the laptop screen was blank. She turned it off and back on again and the screen just wouldnt light up.

I had a look myself and can confirm that something is wrong, i asked if she had accidentally pressed any keys on the keyboard i.e FN+screen off and she said she hadnt.

I plugged it upto my tv using the VGA port both at boot and after leaving the laptop 10 mins and nothing, the laptop is booting, you can hear the fans and harddrive and the lights on the front are all giving a positive response but as above the screen wont turn on.

Anyone able to help?

Model Name: Equium P200D-139
Model No.: PSPBNE-0040KS
Microsoft Windows Vista

Thanks
James

Answer:Equium P200D-139 - Sudden blank screen and now blank from boot

Hmmmmm.....strange.
Try to start notebook with AC adapter only or with battery only.
Disconnect both and leave it for a while and check if the same will happen again.
You can try to remove HDD and see if notebook will starts properly (BIOS and Toshiba welcome screen).

Do these small tests and post the result.

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

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

What do you mean scrambled?

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When the HDD is connected Vista will not boot, no matter the boot order. Instead it just shows a black screen with no cursor. The provided recovery discs will not boot. I removed the HDD and ran a disc scan to see if the disc was going bad, no dice, the HDD is good and works fine via usb-sata on another computer.

I inserted just the toshiba recovery disc, No HDD, and it booted. I connected the now external HDD and vista attempts to boot BSOD, Tried safe mode, last known, everything, nothing works, all get an BSOD which dissapears too fast for me to read.

I searched for a dump file on my other computer and was unsuccessful. When the HDD is connected via usb vista attempts to boot and the toshiba cd now works, however, it will not perform a full toshiba factory install it cannot find the HDD??? I am a windows power user and have years of experience with x86 programming and windows 32-bit operating systems but I am stumped. Bad Ram? Bad Sata? Bad HDD? Bad CD/DVD? this is vista home premium.

I do not want to reformat and lose all of my data "I AM A REAL "IT" not some idiot computer user" no offense to all others out there but I refuse to just "format and forget it" The tools provided used command prompt to rebuild the BCD and this doesn't work either, and the automatic repair does nothing, recovery doesn't work as it says there are no recovery points, I am frustrated beyond words.

Lastly, this operating system is just hor... Read more

Answer:Satellite P305-S8820 doesn't boot - POST "BLACK SCREEN" will not boot CD's

I'm a bit confused with the info given, but if you cant restore/repair Windows, then what you should do is backup your data to another PC using a USB Adapter, then run Recovery on the internal HDD in the P305.

You should also update the BIOS.

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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
HD: WD 80Gb
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Answer:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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This just started this morning.  I noticed that if I left a browser window open for a while (particularly with a white background with black text), when I minimize the window, I can see a faint image of it left behind that fairly quickly (at least for now) fades away on it's own.
 
I turned off the machine, unplugged all the batteries and the power.  Checked and cleaned all the connections and vents.  Then powered it back up on just main battery (has nearly a full charge) played with brightness just a bit.  At first it wasn't repeating the problem but quickly it's showing up again and I am extremely concerned.
 
I am still under warranty.  Please advise.  Thank you in advance - best regards.
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited to clarify laptop model.

Answer:Lenovo X220 Tablet (screen just startedshowing signs of screen memory burn in...)

Updated Info:  Problem only happens on the edges of the screen, a little less than an inch in from any edge, top/bottom/left/right and the problem may appear, but anything in the middle and it seems fine.
 
Doesn't happen if my background is set to solid black.  It's slightly noticeable with a mid-grey tone and it's worse still with a mid to dark grey tone that is tinted with a purple-ish hue. 
 
Could some other x220 owners set their bg color to a dark grey purple color, and try to see if it's just a limitation.  I'm trying to determine if my hardware is failing, or if I just stumbled upon something that for most cases and purposes isn't going to be much of a bother.
 
Other than recently calibrating my touch and pen input, I haven't made any changes to the system.  Today I installed a new intel graphics driver update from Win update but it didn't change anything.
 
Thank you all very much.

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I have a client that says the little circles that come up every time he touches the screen is giving him a headache.  Does anyone know how to shutoff the response of the pen each time it touches the screen,  but still have the pen work? Thanks.

Answer:X220 Pen touch on screen: How to disable the circles that show when the pen has touched the screen

You need to disable the cricles that appaers after touching the screen, there is no such option, I would suggest you to please perform the workarounds.
 
1.To remove fingerprints, etc., from the touch panel display, use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth or a piece of absorbent cotton. Do not apply solvents to the cloth.2. Gently wipe foreign particles and dust from the touch panel with one side of the cloth.3. Wipe smudges or fingerprints with the other side of the cloth, or with a clean cloth.4. After using the cloth, wash it with a neutral detergent.
 
After this, please check if the issue resolved.
 
Regards,
Sameer





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hope some one can help me , this is driving me crazy

system config is as follows :-

asus A8N sli se - moboard
GeForce 7600 gt - graphics
1gig of ram
windows xp
athlon xp 2.2 ghz processor (i think)

the problem is the computer has been locking up at random recently
so i have had to reboot and then it works fine.

but now it wont boot at all with the monitor saying no signal
ive unplugged the hard drive and all other components and cleaned everything and re-assembled, but no joy ..........with there being no signal on monitor ive bought a new graphics card hopeing this would solve the problem, but no joy.

ive checked all connections and made sure all the power connections are ok and they seem to be ok.

the one thing i have noticed is there is a small fan over the M/B chipset which is not working. does this mean my M/B is dead ?

any ideas or help would be much appreciated

many thanks in advance Teeva
 

Answer:No post boot screen

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just built myselfe a system using a asus a7n8x but want a post screen as to hide all the pre start-up info, have seen article in pc advisor while back but cannot find.so maybe somone knows where that might be. thanks

Answer:how do i add my own post boot screen

click here this may help you.. But be careful..

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I'm no sure if this is the right section to post in, so sorry if it's not. I have a tablet computer, called an x220 tablet. I was browsing the Internet, and left for a minute, and when I came back the screen was black with a flashing white dash in the top left corner. I've turned it off, taken the battery out, and tried restarting it many times. It will go to the openIng "thinkpad" screen, then back to the black screen with flashin underbar. Please help!
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:x220 tablet: Not booting, just bios screen, than black screen

The Thinkpad Tablet and the X220t are two different devices. Regarding your problem, I fear that the boot sector is defective. You'll probably have to reinstall Windows.

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hello all i do hope you can help.
i had been on my desktop pc for several hours before placing it in hibernation mode.
I left to do some shopping, Upon my return and to much horror i discovered my pc was back on, the screen was black, I restarted it,

The fans and temp speed display on my case lite, My rom drive led flickered, As normal as well, but that was all. No post screen or beep code.

I might have done this to myself via amd overdrive. I made some slight adjustments to the ram voltage. but just slight ones. is my main board toast?

what things should i try before wasting alot of money needlessly ? I suppose the only free option is to reset bios via the battery yes?

system

OS windows 7 64bit home

CPU amd phenom II x3 710 2.6ghz

PSU rosewill 630watt

RAM ocz 8500 1000mhz 4 gig

MAINBOARD asrock 790gx 128mb
 

Answer:pc will not boot no post screen unresponsive

If you have been playing with voltages, then resetting the bios would be the best first option to try
 

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I have a G50-70 Laptop and yesterday I wanted to install Windows 8.1 (official release downloaded from Microsoft website). Everything went well and the laptop started but there was no Wi-Fi option, so I restarted it and opened the BIOS options to check if the wireless is enabled. It was enabled but I decided to choose the Default options for the BIOS because I saw on a forum that this may help. Sadly, when the laptop restarted it just stayed black and the monitor started flashing lighter black color every 1-2 seconds and nothing else happened. That's why I figured that I should reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for a minute, I didn't know that this is not possible on this model. There are other things that I tried after that:
 
1. Unplugged the adapter and removed the battery and tried resetting the BIOS by holding on the Start button for about 30 seconds. I started the laptop after that and after waiting for about 5 minutes the Lenovo logo came up and it gave me some errors about not being able to boot IPV4 and IPV6 and sometimes it showed "checking media". At the end, there was a message to restart the computer. After the Restart it I had to wait for another 5 minutes until it showed the Lenovo logo again. I entered the BIOS options again and saw that it doesn't recognize the HDD anymore (everything is plugged as it should, I tried the HDD on a different laptop and it was working). After this, when I started the laptop it was still the same but nothing happen... Read more

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Hi,My desktop has taken to booting up without the usual POST display, simply a black screen until I get to the Windows XP 'welcome' screen. No other problems and it seems to have started since I linked it to my new energy saving Intellipanel. I am still a/w an explanation from the Intellipanel manufacturer but they seem baffled so far. I am always wary about the 'F' Keys but this loss may make booting in safe mode less easy if I ever need to do that as I can't see the usual key prompts Anyone any suggestions to bring my POST screen back?

Answer:Boot up without POST screen display

Only guessing, but it looks as if this is Intellipanel 'saving' you energy! I would also guess that your F keys will work as normal, as everything else does.

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Hi friends, My PC is not booting, and there is no display no POST screen
and just hang in there. This problem is from when i installed programme
named nHancer usually used to edit GPU profille to get high performance.
And i configured it and run the game it worked real fast than ever on my PC
but after some time it stuck on the pos. and everythings gone hang.
keyboard also was not working.
So i manually turned off PC by Holding down power button.
I tried to play again because i think that it is other problem such as misconfiguration. And then i get the blue screen and PC restarted itself but this time there is no display no boot and no boot Only the LEDs and cpu fans was working. Please I need Help, I love my PC.

Answer:No Boot, No Screen, No post No Beeps

That sounds like a major hardware failure. I would be led to believe that your video card failed, but there's usually a POST beep code for a failed video adapter. It may be a bad motherboard or CPU as well. If you can, try a different video card and see what happens.

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Hi Guys,

Just installed a new PCChips motherboard (M909G) in conjunction with a celeron 1.7 CPU but the motherboard will mostly just hang at the POST screen. I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest version on PCChips web-site but the problems continue. I have only been able to boot into windows a couple of times, after a minute or so the machine would hang. Does anyone know of a more frequent BIOS version than 1.0 or has any ideas on how to solve this problem

Thanks

Martin

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Hi friends, My PC is not booting, and there is no display no POST screen
and just hang in there. This problem is from when i installed programme
named nHancer usually used to edit GPU profille to get high performance.
And i configured it and run the game it worked real fast than ever on my PC
but after some time it stuck on the pos. and everythings gone hang.
keyboard also was not working.
So i manually turned off PC by Holding down power button.
I tried to play again because i think that it is other problem such as misconfiguration. And then i get the blue screen and PC restarted itself but this time there is no display no boot and no boot Only the LEDs and cpu fans was working. Please I need Help, I love my PC.

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I'm trying to run a windows repair disk, I've changed the order of the boot-up sequence in F2 (Setup Utility) and F8 (Boot Manager), but neither of these does anything to change the boot sequence, my CD Drive works fine and is propely represented in the boot manager, but still no luck in getting the repair disk to run.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I am looking to install xp so I wrote the .iso onto a bootable USB and changed the boot order in the bios to boot from USB first. Then after it rebooted, the screen stays black with no bios screen etc. Not sure why it doesn't come up, any suggestions? Thanks

This is an acer aspire one netbook running ubuntu 10.04. 120gb hdd and 1gb Ram. Have absolutely no problems in past with it and it's about a year and a half old.

Extra info :-: when trying to hit the caps lock in the blank screen, the light does jot come up and the keyboard seems to be unresponsive. I am letting it cool down as it was on all day whilst o was researching the xp installation so will attempt to turn it on again soon but fear it may be to the boot order change.
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen on startup after changing boot order to boot from USB.

Any POST messages?
 

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

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I bought this HP mini used. The HP Mini now has a white screen, won't boot up. I was able to connect to an external monitor and it worked for awhile, meaning it booted and loaded the OS and all seemed well. But now it doesn't boot at all. I disassembled the (entire computer) screen to make sure all was connected properly and it appears to be. When powered on, you can hear what is either the fan or the HDD. Unless someone has an idea of what is wrong, I'm thinking possibly it's the motherboard and it will need replacing. I re-seated the memory module. The OS is Windows 7 Starter.

Ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:HP Mini has White Screen and Won't boot up (No POST)

Are you sure it isn't booting? Perhaps you no longer have a display which would indicate the video chip has died.

What model HP mini? You might be able to boot a linux live DVD or a USB stick. If you see a display with that booting, then it isn't the GPU.
 

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Our company bought 14 p7-1380t computer about 2 1/2 years ago. They came installed with Windows 7. We have upgraded them to Windows 10 since and about 2 weeks ago installed the Anniversary Update. One of the hard drives failed while upgrading to the Anniversary Update and was diagnosed by the HP On-Board check as "failing". We had a clone of this drive that was made just before we upgraded to Windows 10 (it had Windows 7 still on it) so we tried puting that drive back in the computer and it booted up with no problems. We decided that we should get some more clones of our hard drives in case of future hard drive fails. I bought 2 Western Digital 1TB Black drives and attempted to clone 2 of the computers with the free Acronis software from Western Digital. The software said that both clones were sucessful. I tried booting both computers with their new cloned drive. They both did boot into Windows 10, but it did take almost 10 minutes the first time. I rebooted both computers to verify that the hard drives worked but this time when they were booting up there were messages that the hard drives had errors and that Windows was going to try to fix them. The computers automaticlly rebooted several times, displaying errors and trying to fix them. After about 20 minutes both computers shut off. When I tried to turn them on to boot up, I got nothing. No video image so no post screen. The hard drive light would light for an instant and then the computer just seemed to be doing nothing, e... Read more

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Hello i beg you for any help. I tried every solution available on the web with no success.I have Ideapad Z710 with no battery at all. Once it have stopped working and charging about a half yer ago i just took it out and since then i am using the laptop only connected to the wall. Recently my laptop struggling booting up after its get shutting down uncommonly like taking the power cord out without shutting down the pc. When i turn it on the power led works. Fan not working. No sounds at all. Dvdrom is coming out if i press it. No other signs of life in it. 1.holding power button for 1 min not helps2.taking out cmos battery not helps3.switching ram/plug off hdd and plug back not works. Every possible combination has been made with no success.Laptop will boot up randomly after 100 or 1000 tries. After i take out cmos battery and place it back the laptop powers on by itself when i connect power cord or try to shut down holding power button. I know for sure that cpu and ram and the motherboard and everything else is fine because this have happned to me a lot of times but then finaly boots up (after million tries tho) this happen after electricity suddenly jumps because weather or whatever. It will finaly boot up but everytime it takes me a lot of tries and a lot of time.. Sometimes few hours sometimes few days.. Please help me to find the way to boot itnip instantly.. The laptop is not even post

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I have the Lenovo w540 and it was working alright until I swapped out the regular secondary drive with another samsung 840 EVO SSD. The primary drive slot was already using a samsung 840 SSD wiht windows 7 on it. I put the secondary drive in, and it booted fine. I initialized the disk through disk management. I ran the samsung magician software and optimized the disk for SSD. It rebooted once for some changes, and came back up fine. It rebooted again, and the laptop never came back up. The power is on, you can hear the cpu, fan, feel the heat, etc... But the display never comes on. There are no audio post beeps indicating a problem, the screen doesnt come on so obviously I cant go into the bios! I have tried removing all the drives and then booting, with same result. I tried removing the 32gb of memory and then booting with same result, also tried 8gb, 16gb, etc. I tried removing the hard drives and booting off a usb dvdrom drive, but nothing. What can I do? Why doesnt this thing give audible post errors to indicate the problem? Thanks!  

Answer:w540 will not boot, display screen, post???

This forum seems to be about as worthless as Lenovo laptops...

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I would like to know easy troubleshooting steps

Answer:No Boot / No Post / No Video / Blue Screen

Can you be a little more specific in your request please.

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