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Question: computer black screen

Hi so um my pc is a custom built and ive had it for almost a year now. So um whenever i play graphic demanding games such as the witcher it goes to a black screen on my monitor, and i have to hold the power button down for it to stop. I can still hear people talking on discord and such I juts cant get it to show the screen without turning it comletely off. pls help. I juts got a 1200 power supply so and I also have a gtx 1080.

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Preferred Solution: computer black screen

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Answer: computer black screen

Could be overheating or could be a power supply issue. Hopefully, you bought a QUALITY brand power supply to power that "hungry" GTX 1080.

What is the full make and model of the power supply? Also full computer specs would help as well.

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I was being helped by Quads on the norton community. I know he helps out here too. Quads was helping me but I screwed up, thought I was helping to save time(yes, I know I saved you alot of time now) but I did not follow complete instructions.

This is what was done so far

OTL scan was run

adwcleaner was run

had adwcleaner delete all and reboot

ran combofix

when computer was rebooting it got stuck on the black screen for about an hour

Had to restart it again and when it did it restored to a previous date

This is where I screwed up

Since it was a previous date it seemed like nothing had taken place, no downloads on the desktop.

Ran the otl scan again

adwcleaner again, log looked the same as first time so I deleted all again

Ran combofix and rebooted and it gave me a log

That is where I am stuck, I dont know whether to leave these downloads on the computer, delete them

I dont think that Quads is going to help me anymore since I messed up, so I was wondering if anyone else could help. I just really want to finish what was started. The computer was stuck on the black screen this morning and finally got it restarted after about 5 times. But I do think there is some kind of virus. Still have adwcleaner and combofix downloaded on the computer. Dont know if I should delete them or what.



Answer:Screen Freezing, search engine redirect and black screen when starting the computer

Read the guide here on preparing logs

and create a topic here

Good luck

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A friend of mine started having a problem with his old dual core computer where the computer seemed like it was booting up but the screen stayed black. This started when he got back from a weeks vacation and found out he lost power in his house. The power was back on when he got home but he could tell with clock being wrong, and neighbors telling him about the outage.He leaves his computer on all the time and when he got home he saw that it was off. When he booted up the only thing he could get was a screen with the XFX logo from the maker of his Geforce GTX 460 video card. Sometimes he wouldn't even get that, just a black screen.
He also connects his usb keyboard in the front and hit the connect to his computer and bent up the keyboard usb connector. I got him another keyboard and replaced the PSU thinking maybe with the power outage the PSU was effected. The computer seemed to boot up and work. Problem is it only worked for about a day (he played video games all day). That night he started with the problem again of black screen.
I thought maybe it was the motherboard then ( the system is an older dual core from 2007), so he purchased the following:

Gateway ModelX4870-UB318
SKU: 6835451
Windows 8 64-bit
Technical details: 3rd Gen Intel® Core? i5 processor; 8GB memory; 1TB hard drive
Special features: Built-in wireless networking; onboard video with HDMI output
300 watt PSU

Being a gamer he needed more then the onboard video and I didn't think th... Read more

Answer:Screen goes black. Bought new computer and installed video card and still screen is

Re: Screen goes black. Bought new computer and installed video card and still screen

If a new computer begins to exhibit behavior from the old one, I'd remove the commonalities between the both.

You really should have tested the new computer with the onboard GPU and PSU first. Now you need to remove those two and put it back to the original config and test it.

It is also possible that the PSU isn't enough for the video card, if it is multirail and 450W, or low quality PSU. However, it seems more likely if that was the cause, the computer would shut off, not go to a black screen.

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Hello, originally my problem is that my internet browsers (Internet explorer, firefox) can not display any kind of pages because of some kind of virus. Also I had some kind of fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) asking me to download more fake AV's onto my computer but I knew well enough that it was fake so I close it. This also shows up in safe mode. MSE block me from opening things such as iexplorer.exe or sometimes it would say tskmanager is a virus and it wouldn't let me open anything. So eventually I google this up, and I read somewhere that told me to rename hotfix.exe to hotfix1.exe when I run %APPDATA% so the annoying MSE would stop showing up. It also told me to update my Malwarebyte which I still can not do because I still do not have access to the internet. By the way I am using another computer to type this. So again, I tried to do some more research to fix my internet problem and I found this site that told me to download KillGodzilla.exe and run it and reboot my computer, after that I should update my Malwarebyte but of course, I can't do that because after the WINDOWS loading screen, the blue log in screen doesn't show and displays a black screen which flickers sometimes, after a few minutes it would restart my computer. Also same thing for safe mode. Does anyone know what is going on? Did I screw up my computer to badly? Do I need to reset my BIOS? I am using Windows XP if that helps. I also hav ESET smart security on my computer but I can... Read more

Answer:Computer blue login screen displays black screen after using KillGodzilla.exe

Anyone have any ideas at all? I waited a few days, and gave as much information as possible already, please?

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I am thinking the computer is slow because the driver or video card or something is not working right.  My problem is.  I had this Lenovo computer for a couple of years now.  I just bought a 23" HP S2331a  flat screen monitor.  What do you need to know for me to be able to fix the problem I am having?  The information on the side of the tower is 3000 H210 57091130, Intel GMA3100 graphics.  I am not sure why the computer is doing what is it doing, but I hope you can help me more than HP. The black screen issue happens on startup.  I can see things on the screen up until the login screen attempts to come up and then the screen does not recognize a signal.  I bypass this currently by connecting the old crt screen on until I log in.  Then reconnect the HP screen and wahlah it works.  I can't change the resolution or anyhting like that...... Any thoughts on corredting this so I cna have a working monitor and not have to keep the old crt unit around on startup?Mark

Answer:New HP S2331a 23" flat screen show a black screen and slow computer

try to flash bios & graphic card drivers from the link below.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from the taskbar on my desktop. The upgrade was successful and I was able to use my computer normally. Today, when I started my computer, a disk check was started. After a long time of being stuck at 10%, I force booted the computer off. Now, the computer boots past the Windows 10 logo and goes to a black screen with the cursor. This screen appears before the login screen does. I am able to move the mouse but that is the limit of my control. The mouse is also showing the little blue loading circle next to it blinking over and over.

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I have another issue with my desktop running Windows 7 . the laptop starts up fine and monitor screen works but when it gets to desktop the screen is black. Any ideas?????
I have another laptop where it starts up fine but monitor is black . helppppppp

Answer:Screen works when starting computer but when it gets to desktop screen is black

What happens in safe mode?

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Last night I downloaded a file from a Torrent site - Blackberry stuff (I'm pretty sure most or all was freeware stuff). I just noticed that that file has been removed. Kinda unfortunately because I did leave a comment on what happened to me and I asked if anyone else had the same issue. I'm guessing maybe they did because it is gone now.

I ran my AVG scan on it before opening it. It didn't find anything so I ran the executable. It locked up at one point after I started getting virus warnings from some new program (I did not write down what any of it was :-( ).

I had to do a hard shutdown. When it came up to my choices window, i.e. choose Safe Mode, Last Know, etc. I was unable to make any selections with my keyboard so it continued to boot Windows normally. The XP splash screen comes on and then the screen turns black with nothing further happening.

I can do a hard reboot but I can't get into Safe Mode because the keyboard isn't working and normal windows isn't working either.

Got any suggestions? Do I have some serious funk? Did some piece of hardware decide to stop functioning properly (power supply)?

I have been Googling this issue without any success. Sometimes it feels like you are the only one to ever have a particular issue.

This happened very late last night and now I am at work so I'm not able to touch it for the next 5 hours or so. The only two things that I can do right now is go into the BIOS settings or watch it go into Windows and then get the... Read more

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hi all, a recent problem has occurred with my computer. whilst playing games, i can play for a few minutes, and then a black screen appears, with sound looping and the screen status colour changes from solid green to flickering green. This is XP Professional by the way.My system is as follows:P5N-E Sli MoboC2D E750 2.66ghz2.0 gb ramXFX 8800GTS 320mbThe games in which this occur are as follows:Team Fortress 2Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasThe Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionGuild WarsHowever, what is strikingly odd about this problem is that it only occurs about 80% of the time. Yesterday, I managed to play Guild Wars, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion absolutely perfectly.I have searched forums, and it seems this can be linked to overheating, but my temperature gauge on the front of the computer says I run at about 30 C most of the time, and the computer itself is not hot inside at all. All fans are spinning fine, no dust.I have heard other issues such as graphics card drivers, and i have tried 3 different drivers, all of which did not overcome this problem.Could it possibly be sound drivers? Or possibly something wrong with the motherboard?Thanks in advance.Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Answer:Computer Screen Goes Black, Screen Seemingly Loses Connection

it may be bugs in those games, I'd check for any patches or fixes for them 1st.

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Dell vostro 220

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

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

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

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

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My computer is maybe 2 years old, and this problem only starting occuring recently. I turn on the computer and all is well until it gets to my desktop when the screen just goes black. I tried blowing the dust out and my computer worked again for a couple of hours, but now blowing the dust out doesn't work. I can login to safe mode, but I cannot get into my regular settings. What do I do to fix this!!

Answer:When I turn on the computer, the screen just goes black but the computer is on!

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 w/ AMD Processor. I've had it for about 2 years now, recently the screen has not turned on, it is black. I have tried a "hard reset" and it actually worked for a while, but when I tried to turn it back on, same problem occurred, the "hard reset" does not work anymore. The lights on the caps lock button keep blinking, and the power button light also turns on. I tried connecting to an external monitor and it does not work as well. What are the possibles reasons for this problem?

Thank you

Answer:Black Computer Screen

What do you mean by "not work as well"?

Well, if the external works fine, you LCD screen is shot, most likely a bad backlight. But if both you LCD and external don't work, that normally is a video card problem. Could also be another system fault.

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hi, can anyone please help,

well my screen keeps going black, i restarted, then it stopped bt wanted to make sure the monitor is working fine, well, i installed skimcleaner, a few days ago or maybe earlier, computer hasnt speeded up, so i dono if thats the prob.


Answer:computer screen keeps going black!

Hi 1234e, Welcome to the forums, Do a system restore prior to before you installed Skimcleaner System Restore If this does not solve the problem please post back

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hp computer about 1 year old windows 7 wouldnt power on yesterday tried day after powers on now but screen is black and wireless wont turn on

Answer:computer screen black

This wouldn't happen to be a few days after the warranty ran out would it???Seriously, from your brief description, this a number of things, but I would first think power supply. If this is still under warranty (or extended warranty), you should bring it in for warranty service while you still have it. If you are going to diagnose this and need our help, please include model and more details including any changed to hardware (upgraded video card, etc), recent changes to software, recent problems, and more details on what you see and hear (fans, lights, beeps, monitor lights, etc.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I will be surfing the web or playing a game when my computer just goes to a black screen like it is not communicating with my monitor anymore. I have tried a diffrent video card, diffrent monitor and diffrent cord and still get the same problem.

It appears that it does not shut off as my hard drive is still spinning and one time when it was at the blackscreen I heard a sound of my router conenction being dropped and re-established.

I am thinking it might be the ram as one time when I couldn't get it to boot back up after doing this I removed and re-seated the ram and it was fine. I am not sure though as it is pretty new ram so I thought I'd run my log here first.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:05:55 PM, on 8/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:... Read more

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I have a toshiba labtop M35X-S309, the computer is on, but the screen is black.  I have tried clicking the Fn and F5 to try to go through screen options, pushed on the little white (screen on and off) button, putting in the recovery CD, try to restart in safe mode, the safe mode screen won't even come on.  Does anyone have any other recommendations??? 

Answer:computer on screen black

If you tilt the screen at an angle or put a light to it, can you see anything on it?It is possible the blacklight is damaged.

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First when I turn it on it shows the Windows XP startup and then the computer screen goes black, I tried going on safe mode but it didn't work. and I tried formatting the computer but, problem is that windows XP Disk wont even load. i can press bottons to go into boot menu but once it says "Press any botton to load from boot" Or what ever i cant it wont load >.< HELP Please!

Help?= D Please

Answer:Computer black screen?

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

have you tried
last known good configuration

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i have a black screen but the internet explorer logo is still there but nothing else i have all these pop up saying hard drive under attack ram in excesive use it wants me to download this program from microsoft for 69.99 that says will fix anti-virius say my system is fine but when i run a scan it gets half way done and the computer shuts

Answer:why does my computer have a black screen and

DONT BUY ANYTHING! sorry, just wanted to get your attention. Can you boot into safe mode, this can be done with the f8 key I believe, go into safe mode with networking, and download malware bytes the free version is pretty good, see if it works then post the log here. thanksmike

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Hey guys,

I've been having problems with my Dell Inspiron 6000 for a while now. It's a great computer when it works- which it rarely does.

I'm going to explain my problem:

--Basically when I start the computer it goes straight to black screen. Windows does not start-up.

--I've called the Dell people at least 6 times over the last few years, and they've talked me through reinstalling the operating system, which I do. After the operating system is reinstalled the computer usually works for a few weeks, then goes back to the black screen.

--I have a virus protector on the computer, so I don't think i'm just catching new virus' with every reinstallation.

--I'm really not sure what to do. Do I need a new motherboard, harddrive? I don't know, but it's odd because after I reinstall the operating system I do get a few weeks where it works properly... then it breaks down again.

Any advice would be great!


Answer:Computer Goes To Black Screen

Sounds like the MBR is corrupt can create your own Recovery Console disk with this file: must burn this file to a CD as an ISO. Post back if you need more information on how to do this.Insert the Recovery Console CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

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Check your connections, monitor power comes on?......check the monitor on another PC.

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The computer that I have, had an operating system, motherboard and restore CDs that were innerconnected and then I changed the motherboard and the restore CDs stopped working. I then bought a new version of XP. This Version was professional and the old version was home edition. I got another old computer and tried to get age of empires 2 to run with a lan with the first computer described. I then concluded that microsoft wont allow different versions of windows to inner connect on a lan caming connection. I then decided to put the old motherboard back in the computer so the restore CD's should work again, and I then installed the other version of windows on the other old computer. I deleted the hard-drive of the motherboard first computer, and then reinstalled the installation CDs, because it failed to boot the first time before the hard-drive deletion. It is still failing to boot, and I am trying to delete the hard-drive again, incase I deleted the other one; (Because there was some swapping and some master/slave slot determining that had been forgotten by me.) Now when I say it doesn't boot, what I mean is, it shows the screen that states my graphic card, then scans for hard-drive, then it says "Found" or whatever it says, and then when it tries to load up window, it freezes at a black screen.

I hope you find the problem before I pull my hair out.

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hi to all of you.. i really really need your help...
beacause i have a problem with my computer...and this how it goes....

when i open my computer..the windows normally starts but after the welcome note of the microsoft...the icons and the desktop shortcuts are not appearing....the only thing that you can see is the wallpaper iteself....

i really don't know what's happening to my computer...i don't know if its attacked by virus or it's corrupted...
another thing thing is there is no task bar menu...the only thing that i can do is CTRL-ALT-DEL....and the TASK MANAGER apear..and via RUN, i can't access the DRIVE C: and D: of my computer...i don't know whats goin on please help me....

ONE THING...when i scan my computer wit my KASPERSKY detected this SH** (TROJAN-PSW.Win32.OnLineGames.pgs)..i really don't know what is this..

i'l wait for your replies..
thank you so much....

Answer:Black Screen Computer...

Your malware is a variant of this infection. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read the Danger: Remote Access Trojans.If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach.Although the backdoor Trojan has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because the backdoor Trojan has been removed the computer is now secure. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best... Read more

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my computer screen periodically turns black and there is nothing i can do to revive it. i'm leaning towards a video card issue right now.... it happened twice just when i moved a meter away from my computer, when it happens the screen turns black and the little green light on the lcd blinks to tell you that its not getting a signal.. any suggestions/help would be appreciated

Answer:Computer screen goes black

Replace vid card and check to see if connections are tight.

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My computer will suddenly make a numerous amounts loud beeps and then my screen will go black. If I do a hard shut down, then reboot. Everything is fine, then after a while, the same thing happens. I did a system check and everything is O.K. I hear the fans going and the light on my monitor goes a red color as if it isnt responding. Also it happened about 2 weeks ago then just stopped and now its started doing it again.

Answer:My screen goes black but my computer is still on

Beep codes Laptop/Notebook Overheating a Laptop/Notebook Computer about cleaning computer components The Grunge Out Of Your PC, Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours. There are 7 pages. noisy computer fans with a drop of oil

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i've had a laptop for 8 year now (Evesham Voyager X5) and about 3 years back, knocked it off a table which messed up the screen so it wouldn?t light up. however everything else works fine on it and i?ve been hooking it up to an old block monitor, but i find it annoying now as i have lots of valuable software on the machine. i?m not too great on the hardware side of computing, however i did a bit of research today, watched some utube videos and found out it?s most likely either the inverter or backlight gone bust. the thing is though, as the computer so old, i can?t seem to find anything about its spec and i was wondering if it matter what make/model inverter i bought if i was to buy one too the computer's voltage and the lcd screen it has on it already?

Answer:Old computer and black screen!

I would say it's more likely screen/backlight.
If it was just the inverter, the screen would still work but be very dim (almost black).
Shine a torch to see if you can see anything.
When I knocked my 2 yr old laptop (3 months at time) off an 18" side table onto carpet, it actually cracked the screen fairly obviously.
New screen cost me £70 from amazon
They are bit cheaper now, but you might have trouble with an 8 yr old laptop.
Replacement was easy for me (I am an electronic engineer). There are loads of Youtube vids and of course mfrs Service and Maintenance Manual Guide pdfs to help.
If you are practical, it is certainly doable.
But if pennies allow, you might want to consider a new laptop and connect your old Hard Drive in a caddy via USB to transfer everything over.
Old applications won't transfer, but there are lots of Freeware sites for most things (unless you have something special)

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After my computer is on for approx 15 min. the screen goes black. After I
reset/reboot it comes on and runs ok the rest of the day.
The next morning when I turn it on it's the same thing to do over.
I've run all my virus programs and can't find anything.
Note: the computer power indicator never goes out. I push the switch to reset, computer comes on and runs normally the rest of day.
Looks like I still have a virus/bug somewhere.
Any help would be appreciated. Windows XP Home


Answer:Computer screen goes black

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Hi all I downloaded windows 10 almost a month ago and have been having issues. I finally got it to work then I could not connect to the Internet card.It said something like part of my retry was gone. So I did a system restore and for whatever reason it completely screwed up my computer and I have nothing but a black screen. I tried turning it off and tapping f4 to do a total recovery but it will noT let me to that page. Help!!!! I am texting u from my phone

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how do I keep my screen from going black after only a few minutes if I don't move the mouse, windows 8.1 Dell inspiron 350, originally came with win7... TIA GaryD..

Answer:my computer screen keeps going black

What does the power settings show, for the time settings for blanking the display and powering off the display to sleep.

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum, but I need your help!

I have an old (meaning I got it in 2000) Gateway Essential. It was working fine until Monday afternoon. My mom was using it and the screen went black. The monitor was still on and the power light on the tower was on, but it wasn't doing anything. When I restarted the computer, it brings up an error with my GoBack feature, saying that there could be a corrupt file in some software or a problem with the drive. It says to go through scandisk, which I do and it goes through and starts up fine. Then if I try running the anti-virus, log on to AOL to go on line, it will work for a few minutes, and then the same thing happens again. I restart it again and go through the whole process. I've run the defragger, uninstalled AOL and my Kodak Easyshare software and my Scanner Software, and am still having issues. I'm not sure what to try next--I'm not sure if its a software thing or a virus. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

You should post this problem in the Security thread of this forum so howard could look at it and see if you have a virus or not

Just copy and paste it into a new topic in the security thread

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I have an FIC K7MNF-64 motherboard and I tried to install it into the computer I have been putting together but something isn't working. The first time I put everything together and turned it on a giant e came on the monitor, I'm guessing it's for emachines since the motherboard I am using is used in them a lot. After the e came up there was nothing, just black. I pushed every button people have told me to push to bring up the BIOS screen but nothing. Ever since that first time of turning it on not even the e screen will show up. I can hear the computer booting up but I see nothing on the monitor. The monitor power button always flashes like its on standby and its not getting anything from the computer. Also there is a beeping noise that repeats and repeats when I turn the computer on. I looked up the BIOS beep codes but it didn't have anything for the beeping that I hear. The only thing I bought used is the motherboard. I was wondering if there is any configurations I have to do for the motherboard to get it to work. Any special installation CD to configure it to the cpu?? I just need to get this computer working since my laptop stopped working. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Answer:my computer screen is black...I need help

Try booting with just 1 stick of RAM in and see what happens.

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum, but I need your help!

I have an old (meaning I got it in 2000) Gateway Essential. It was working fine until Monday afternoon. My mom was using it and the screen went black. The monitor was still on and the power light on the tower was on, but it wasn't doing anything. When I restarted the computer, it brings up an error with my GoBack feature, saying that there could be a corrupt file in some software or a problem with the drive. It says to go through scandisk, which I do and it goes through and starts up fine. Then if I try running the anti-virus, log on to AOL to go on line, it will work for a few minutes, and then the same thing happens again. I restart it again and go through the whole process. I've run the defragger, uninstalled AOL and my Kodak Easyshare software and my Scanner Software, and am still having issues. I'm not sure what to try next--I'm not sure if its a software thing or a virus. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

You should post this problem in the Security thread of this forum so howard could look at it and see if you have a virus or not

Just copy and paste it into a new topic in the security thread

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I have recently bought a barbones kit from TigerDirect and got it all hooked up and running. Worked great for 2days then before I went to work today as I was logged into World Of Warcraft the screen went full orange then black. Computer stayed on just black screen and no response from the keyboard and mouse. So I decide ok its not going to come back on turn it off. Turn it back on fans kick on everything sounds like its going to get back up and going but.... Screen just stays black nothing is going to it. So I call up my buddy who knows a few things about computers and he says to go ahead and switch the ram around. I switch it around to vaious spots doesn't work. He says ok take the video card out and try another or use onboard video. The motherboard I have has an onboard so I take out the video card and try the onboard same thing nothing on the screen. By this time im running out of time before work so he says to unplug the unplug the power and the atx plugs in the mobo and let it sit while im at work. 4hours pass I come back home plug it all back in try again fail. So I think ok well lets see if this ram really does work throw it into my second computer here and it loads up just fine. So as I see it right now it is not the ram. so we are down to it either being the CPU, MOBO, Video Card or Power supply. I am in the process right now of taking the cmos out and from what I have read from my Mobo Manual I have it set to reset the cmos right now as well.

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Answer:New Computer Black Screen

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So I tried to Update and Restart my computer about an hour ago. After it updated it tried to restart for solid 15minutes until it said there was a problem of some sort and tried to fix it. Once it got to 100% on trying to fix it the screen went black. The screen has been black since and the power light is still on. I've tried to turn it off multiple times but it doesn't seem to work. Any help on this would be great!

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Hiya to all who read this. My mom's computer screen will suddenly turn black. You can't do anything to bring it back except manual shut down. My Q is....monitor or video card? I believe I have my old video card that came with my computer that I could swap out to check, and I could always take over my monitor to check that also. Would there be anything else that may cause such a thing? Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Black Computer Screen

Both good ideas.

Try swapping the monitor first, since you don't have to do as much work.

If you still have the problem, then swapping video cards would make sense.

Let us know, OK?

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This started happening recently, but Ill be on my computer sometimes playing games, sometimes just talking to people on AIM, and then out of nowhere the screen goes black. I click and hit the keyboard but nothing happens, the power is still on, but my screen is black and I'm forced to restart my computer. The only way that I have found that works is this: I unplug all the cords and take off the case, then I take a small vacume and just vacum the motherboard and video card, and then it will work for about 1 week. 1 week later I have to do the same thing.. its getting annoying. I have a Radeon 9600, XP, Pent 4, 1 gig of RAM. The computers about 1 year old.

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So recently my computer has had overheating issues a fan was not working it would even restart a couple of times evently just got a outside fan and it was smooth sailing for two weeks but then it started doing it again at random and now it just comes up with nothing at all theres a tiny bit of light at the side of the screen mom says she hears the hard drive working  for some reason the caps lock is going on and off and besides that nothing elseNote this is most likey not the cause but i got a blue screen of death 3 weeks back which was something about a error of the operation system i restarted it to a early date however

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my computer sometimes has this problem, when i on my computer: the little light with the bulb turns green indicating that the computer is on, but the screen is just black and the computer doesn't make any " starting up noises". and when
i try to charge it the battery light turns orange then green , but still a black screen. When i plug my mouse in the mouses infared and light display do turn on even though the srceen is black.

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my computer comes up hp with the press f11 etc and starts to load, then before it gets to the log on screen it just goes black. ive tried f11 so i could try flattening it but it just wont work and goes back to the black screen. i cant afford a new computer and want to know what might help? its driving me crazy! it is also a vista run computer. any advice would help

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The computer powers on, the fans spin on but a couple of mins later the fans turn off.
The monitor screen is totally post up happens.
There are not post up beeps to trouble shoot.

Now after all my trial and error work on the computer, after putting it back together and saving the
data, it started up. It continued to start up and work fine for 1 day. now it is back to having a
black screen again.

Any one have any sugggestions?I am beginning to think it is a motherboard short?

thank you for your help in advance

Answer:Computer screen black. How to fix?

Does it show the bios image?

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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue. haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

Answer:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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Hi Everyone! I have a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB graphics card, I have been using my card just fine since I have gotten it, but today my computer restarted to update, since the update my graphics card has been showing the delay for a second or two then it just stops, the monitor does not say no signal, it still shows as it is connected, the computer is still fully responsive, infact I am typing this post with it, through teamviewer on my kindle, there is no onboard graphics on this computer, what should i do? I cant roll back the update because apparently system restore points are disabled on windows 10 automaticly

Answer:Black Screen, but computer is still responsive

Was it a Windows update? or a GPU update?

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Please help!
Computer won't boot up - I get nothing but a black screen.

I tried inserting win XP installation disk - still no results

is my HD gone?

just yesterday I did a complete defrag and computer was working fine - then it just turned off by iteslf

any suggestions?

Answer:black screen can't boot computer

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I noticed that my downloads speeds were abysmal and that the problem was that my hard drive was running at 1% to 2% while in a download. This meant that I was getting 1.1 mg/s download speed. So I changed the sata cable connected to the hard drive and change it to the first port in the motherboard. this fixed the problem. I was getting 5 to 6 mg/s download speeds but when I started playing any game my monitor went black and on the screen would say "no signal". I changed the sata cable back where it was originally plugged and the problem at first seemed fixed but I still have the 1.1 mg/s download speed. Then the problem with my monitor returned. Also I noticed that every time I booted my pc my internet connection started connecting and disconnected fore a few minutes and then connected. I tried every sata port on the motherboard and the problem persisted. I tried reinstalling windows 10 and nothing. I changed the sata cable and nothing. In another forum somebody said that it could be a problem with my motherboard. I would like to know for surten before I change it.

ps sorry for my bad English, not my first language.

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Help my screen is black but it works on my TV how do I get my black screen off my computer it's only 2 weeks old

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Not much of a computer buff but I can try. Here is my problem.

3-4 days ago My wife was on her computer and a message came up saying that the computer wanted to go to sleep mode to repair itself. |She Oked it. Now computer has a black screen. Computer tower is lit and the samsung moniter power button blinks. I would love to re boot vista but have no way of doing so...on her computer. Is there a way I can hook her tower to the labtop that I am using now to help reboot vista or to see wht is going on in her computer?
We have tried all wires cables to rehook up to her computer. Even Powered the computer off for a day...just don't know what to do....any suggestions

PS i think her opertating system was vista 32

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I have an Asus Eee PC that I got last year for my birthday. It has Windows 7 as the operating system. When I turn to computer on it seems to be working normal. When it comes time to log into a user profile and I click on the administrator profile (which is the one I use) and type in the password. The computer logs onto the profile but the screen stays completely black. I can still hear the computer running but the screen doesn't change. This has happened before but the toolbar was always visible at the bottom of the screen and now it's not. The only thing I can do with the screen black is type in Ctrl Alt and Delete to get the menu. Nothing on the menu seems to be helping with the issue.
I decided that I better see if the same thing was happening with my guest profile too. When I logged into my guest profile everything is working fine and that's what I'm on right now. However, the administrator profile has all my documents that I need for school and work so factory resetting or the possibly of wiping the computer isn't really an option.
Thank you for your time.

Answer:Computer Screen Stays Black

Is explorer.exe running when you look at the processes?
If it is, end the process.
Next press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager, and then go to File \ New Task (Run) and type in explorer into the run box.
Does your desktop appear?

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event viewer says
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
some more information:
i5 3570k 3.4ghz
evga gtx 770
750w psu (unknown brand)
asus p8z77v
16gb memory
windows 7

Answer:Computer black screen then restarting itself

You may need to perform a system restore back to a date when the PC was not having this issue. Use the F8 button when booting the computer and select the "Repair Your Computer" option. You can perform a system restore to an earlier time through that (Granted you have not turned off system restore).

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I have an laptop HP Pavilion ze5600 with Windows XP home edition. I received an error message regarding Memory dumping while I was on line answering e-mail. The message did not stay long enough for me to write down error codes but did say if this was the first time this happend to restart the computer which I did. Worked for a couple of minutes and then same message. When tried to restart computer this time, just black screen. No cursor, no message, did not move to any further screen. I know this sounds ridiculous but if the computer sits over night, I am able for one time to hit F8 and get safe mode and other options. First time I was able to get in I went to Last Known Good Configuration and did a system restore but computer froze at tail end, so bad date choice. I did try numerous times to get in again, but could not. Second time I got in I backed up information I needed using Roxio but had to go to work, get kids to school etc so after inserting second CD, I didn't watch what happened and came back to a screen discussing memory dumping and then could not get into my computer. This morning able to get to Last Known Configuration but then computer froze at window showing Window logo, am going to try and get into to Safe Mode tommorrow and try to run virus software. I have tried numerous different things trying to get past black screen. Boot with only ac, Boot only with battery, hold down power button without battery or ac and then use both to boo... Read more

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I turned the computer on this morning but nothing happened. It is on charge and the little blue light is on where you press to turn it on

Answer:Computer turned on, but screen black.

If you never ever see anything at all on the screen that points to a hardware fault.Please provide make and model number of computer.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello,I turned off my computer and when I turned it back on the computer is working (I can hear it) but, the screen is black. The cap lock key is flashing. How can I fix this without clearing the memory on the computer? I got it only 10 months ago.

Answer:Black screen, computer still running

Hi, The fact that the caps lock led is blinking may indicate that this is a hardware issue, but you could try the following. Shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery ( assuming your Model has a removable battery ).  Hold  down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the battery out for the moment ) and see if the notebook will start correctly. If it doesn't and as you mention your notebook is only 10 months old, it should still under warranty, so contact HP and arrange for it to be repaired - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K 

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This problem only started a few days ago.

My computer started up to a black screen, and after a few seconds my monitor went to sleep. No cursor, nothing. I had do a hard reboot to get it to work properly. Yesterday, it happened twice. I hit Google to see what I could find but nothing worked. Here's what I found:

1. Some threads suggested it could be a problem with the video card or some other driver. My video card driver is up to date, my most recent driver installation was my printer, however, that was done over a week ago, and the black screen problem didn't occur then.

2. Startup programs, I checked to see if it might be something attempting to load, but it was just the update service for my printer, and the digital imaging software for my printer(both disabled, as of right now). It was neither of these as the problem occurred again.

3. I ran malware bytes and it came back clean, no malware detected. Running Norton to see if it could find anything but I highly doubt it.

The black screen only happens some of the time. When I make it to the login screen, my machine runs normally, nothing strange occurs, I can use my machine as if there isn't a problem.

My monitor is fairly new, closer to a year old.

I ran chkdsk /f and it was completed, no errors or interruptions.

I really don't want to replace my hard drive, I have a back up solution in place so I'm not worried about my files. My real problem is, if I have to re-install windows I need a new CD key for Windows 7... Read more

Answer:Computer Sometimes Starts Up with A Black Screen

Hello and welcome Annabelle looks like a similar problem I had a while ago with my Sandy Bridge build - tried all the usual stuff like you have and in the end it was solved by just reseating the GPU card.

Try that first along with most of the major cables power and board connectors and have a good general clean out inside the case.
Edit: Don't forget the static electricity rules - ground yourself on the case while it is plugged in before diving inside the case and then unplug the thing before you dos so.

The chkdsk (you could try the /r switch with that) I see you have run but try this as well if you haven't already

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs

then these if necessary
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If you are running Kaspersky as the main AV then it might need disabling it when trying ADW because it does not like it at times)

The Norton I am not a fan off so I'd leave that and as for the 7 key it really is worth a phone call to Microsoft and explain your predicament and as a general rule they are normally happy to let you use the key again.

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Hey folks!

So I made a thread before about this but it didnt go very well most likely due to confusing explanation.

Either way!

I've changed my video card to a Asus HD Radeon 5870 and my ram to 16gb corsair. First of my ram didnt work fully due to me having 32-bit w7, I then upgraded to 64-bit. Afterwards which my screen began flickering and often ending in stripes or a grey screen. When I booted afterwards I often get flickers during the mainboard logo and then gain an OC failure message. I havent OC'd my system at all, only setting I changed was the boot order to the harddrive.

I tried flashing the bios to a later version but with no luck and the system continued to crash. The day after my computer just refuses to start properly, when I boot the computer everything seems to run fine except my monitor doesnt get any signal.
I've tried checking all cables and connections three or four times but nothing seems to work.

Answer:Computer boots with black screen

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Hey guys recently my computer started restarting by it self and show black screen, the monitor wont detect anything it will just blink like there is no signal going to it, and the pc wont boot back up untill i unplug it from the psu and wait or unplug the sata cables from the hdd's what do you guys think this is?

Answer:Computer Restarts and Black Screen Help

This sounds like your PSU is failing. It doesn't have enough power to run the system.

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I'm using Vista home premium and everything was working fine up until the other day. My computer froze up and I shut it down to restart. Upon restarting, I was given the option to start windows normally or in safe mode. I selected to start up windows. After that all I got was a black screen. The computer is still running, I can hear the fans and the ligts are on.

I have been looking for a solution to this problem and would really like to fix it myself. I have tried all of the F-menu options, but all I get is the black screen. Vista came pre installed on my computer, so I don't have the Vista cd/dvd.

Please help me if you can.

Answer:Computer won't boot, all I get is a black screen


May I ask you what ?computer ?you? have?
Why you don?t post this important information?

Can you boot in safe mode? Maybe a driver or virus has something muddled up in Windows registry and so the computer can?t boot properly anymore.

In worst case you have to reinstall Windows using Toshiba recovery disk. :(

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Turn on Acer computer and only black screen comes up Del: Enter Setup F12: Boot MenuHave tried both, but nothing happens

Answer:acer computer only comes up with black screen

Sounds like a hardware problem - guessing the motherboard or processor or both are dying. But, possibly something else. If this is a desktop machine, open the case and disconnect hard drive(s) and optical drives and try booting again. If still the same, try to locate the clear cmos jumper on the motherboard (usually labelled jbat or jcmos or cmos reset). Usually 3 pins with 2 covered. Remove cover and cover the 2 currently uncovered then put it back as was and try booting again. If no good again, motherboard (or processor or both) likely culprit - you'd be best getting professional advice if you want to repair the machine (could also be power supply).If its a laptop, try removing the battery and booting with just mains power. Also if no good, and you can find where the hard drive is, try removing that and booting again, see if it gets any further (if it does, suggests hard drive is problem). resetting cmos is more problematical in a laptop - really need a manual to find out where/how to do this.

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Computer will not start up. the fans turn on but the screen stays black and no beeping occurs other than one beep when I power down.

I tired resting the CMOS
I tried two different monitors
I tried the on board GPU and my GPU

I tried starting it up with only the PSU, Monitor, 1 stick of RAM, and the on board GPU

MOBO: IPMMB-FM (Formosa)
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770
PSU: XFX TS 550w
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970
RAM: 12gb DDR3-1600

Any ideas?

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

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My laptop has a black screen at boot up. I amrunning Windows xp sp3. I have hooked it to an external monitor to attempt system restore, but can't get there. It won't boot up with any of the options - safe mode, last good, etc. Is there any way to bring this pc back to life? I don't have the startup or restore disk - bought it used and it didn't come with any. Also tried taking the battery out and just plugging it into ac power. Same problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer won't boot - black screen

I'm confused. You are telling us all this extra information and we just need the basics right now.

Can you see anything on the external monitor when you hook it up?

If not, you could try removing ram (unlikely) but your options are VERY limited if you have a black screen because the video card or motherboard might have failed making it a paperweight.

Try booting from a Live Linux CD maybe.

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I set up a new PC 3 days ago. Occasionally it displays a black screen, the image flicker for like 0.5 seconds and then that's it - windows doesnt react to anything after that.

It doesn't happen on a special load situation, just out of nothing - while surfing, listen to iTunes....

Things I did:

Logged all the temperatures/voltages of the system, nothing special here before it crashes.
Looked at the windows logs, again nothing special/recurring before it crashes.
Tested the RAMs for 4 hours, no crash while doing that.
Ran the CPU/GPU on 100% load for a few hours, no crash while doing that.
Check for virusses using ClamAV -> no virus found.

I kinda don't know what else I can do, any help would be appreciated.


Answer:New Computer, just freezes with Black Screen

well to head you in the right direction, it always may be a malicious virus or root kit, but it's almost always a faulty or failing piece of H/W...HDD / MOBO most likely place to start


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I have had terrible problems with my computer recently, it freezed when I was on the internet or in a game and I had to force the computer to be restarted with the power button.

I have just fixed the problem with using an older driver for my video card.

But after I fixed the problem I got a new problem directly, now when playing games the screen goes black but the computer is still running.
When it goes black, my computer gives me this sound when it checks for a CD inside the CD-Drive and then it just stays black and I have to restart it with the power button.

I will soon take my computer to my computer support and get it troubleshooted, but is there anything I can do myself before I disconnect all cables and brings it to the repair dude?


NOTE: When the Screen goes black, it gives me the Standby message "Monitor goes to sleep", the screen works and is online, but it got no signal to the computer.

Answer:The screen goes black while the computer is still running.

Update drivers,clean cables ram pc etc and try other monitors to see if monitor is bad.

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Hey I'm working on a friends computer. He said he got a error message then a blue screen. He then rebooted and now it only goes to a black screen. I can see the bios start and I can get into the bios setup screen. I have also tried going into the boot up menu and tried the hard drive diagnostics which passed. I won't have his xp disk until tomorrow is there any other testing I can do until I get the disk??? It's a dell dimension 8400. Mabey something on their website or can I make a boot disk(not sure if that will help without the xp disk). Any help would be great and thank you in advance!!

Answer:Computer is booting to a black screen????

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So recently my computer has been crashing... well I do not know if the computer is crashing or my graphics card is..

I will be playing CODMW3 or a few other games that I own, when both my screens go black, and the sound lags... Like if any sound that was currently playing when it crashed drags on forever.... I am not sure if the computer itself is crashing because all my fans are running and lights are on... ??

I am tried MANY things to narrow down the problem, such as...
Tried using a different video card... Same thing....
Tried adjusting the amount of ram, and doing memory diag...
Checking Temps of my CPU and GPU.. both in decent ranges...

This issue is never at the same time.. I could be playing for 30 minutes before it goes, or sometimes right when i jump into the first game of the day...

I even thought this could be a windows issue, as unlikely as that was.. And re installed windows..

My specs are...

AMD Phenom II X4 840, 3.20 GHz
16GB of memory
MSI Nvidia 550 ti
Rocket Fish 5.1 Audio card

Please I would love for any insights on why this might be....

One other thing.. Maybe is related maybe not... My 700W power supply, Rocket fish aswell... Will stay "kinda" running when i shut down my computer.. Or the 120 m fan will stay running with its lights on...

Thanks for the read I hope to get some good feed back! I wish to resolve this asap!

Answer:Computer Crashing into A black Screen!! Please HELP!!!

Follow the instructions here>
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.
D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

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i have a inspirion 530 running vista when i turn computer on nothing but black screen any ideas

Answer:when i turn computer on nothing but black screen

Hi, could you please give some more details?Exactly when is your computer stopping? Do you still see the windows splash screen? Did you try safe mode?Do you have your vista DVD?Can you tell me what happened prior to this problem?

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my computer just shows a black screen after i on it and when i try to press any buttons it makes a beeping noise

Answer:my computer just shows a black screen when i on it

Your HP computer appears to be a laptop.
What is its model name and model number?
What is its product number?
What Windows version is it running?

What did you do to your computer before this problem started?
When you press any key, do you hear only 1 beep or more than 1 beep?


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My computer that i own isn't working properly. Firstly, its about 4-5 years old the power button gets stuck. I've been fiddling with it from the outside to come out all the way since if it goes in all the way and doesnt come out, it keeps restarting. When i wiggle it out, it starts and goes.

Now onto my problem now. When i start up my computer, a screen pops up allowing me to press F1 for setup. if i don't click F1, my computer goes to a black screen with a _ blinking in the top right. I can't do anything from that point and when i press keys too many times, it starts beeping after i hit any key again.

Anyways if you guys could help me, I would be very thankful!

Answer:Turn on my computer, black screen

sounds like it may be time for an upgrade

have you made any hardware changes or installed new device drivers?

from what you describe it seems like the system is having some issues booting the operating system from the hard drive, or there could be another hardware fault causing the hangup... like the memory or motherboard itself. if you are able to view the POST screen upon startup (which displays all of the system information and keys to access BIOS etc...) then you may be able to boot from a CD-ROM to run repairs or possibly boot into safe mode by repeatedly striking the F8 key after the POST screen appears.

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Hello, the screen on my computer goes black if left unattended for a while. it is not the monitor because the mouse still works. When i reboot via the power switch all returns fine.

Answer:computer unattended for a while screen goes black

also the network connection ceases to work after a while. at first i could disable the connection and then enable it and it worked fine but now if I do that I get an arp cache error when trying to re-enable the network

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HP p6130y, AMD Phenom X49750 quad processor, 8gb ram (original), ATI Radeon HD 6450 (upgrade), windows 7 x64 (upgrade)

Originally had freezing problem when I first upgraded to Windows 7. Was able to fix it via these threads (can't remember how). It started freezing up recently, particularly after loss of power or sleep/hibernation. Format hdd, reinstalled windows 7, started freezing up randomly. Tried to install Vista x64 from cd, started freezing during installation. So figure it's hardware. Removed video card, can't get anything from onboard video card to show up, vga or dvi. Powers on to a blackscreen. (both cables work fine with an alternate computer)

I could reinstall the video card and I may/may not get it the boot up screen, but what can I do about the freezing issue?

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer will not boot up, black screen.

find your motherboard manual online and figure out how to reset the bios, or just remove the motherboard battery AND unplug your power supply for 30 seconds. This will hopefully allow the onboard video to work. Then reflash your bios, since yours may be corrupted right now. If these do not cause the freezing to stop, you have a hardware problem. Either a bad hard drive, motherboard, or power supply are possible.

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I was trying to install windows 7 on my computer and before that happened I decided to uninstall windows vista from the computer. I had no idea that it would completely erase the whole thing. After I turned it off and turned it back on a black screen came up and now I can no longer use my pc. How can I reinstall windows back on to my computer with a blank screen?

Answer:my computer is showing a black screen after i

Put the windows 7 install cd back in the pc and boot from it, and from there follow the instructions to install. Or are you not seeing anything at all on the screen when you turn the computer on?My name is JRComp, and I approve this message.

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I have had this problem for about a year. I have taken my computer to a computer repair place in town but they were unable to fix it. When I play certain games (WarcraftIII,Rome Total War,NWN,ect.), the monitor will all of a sudden go black. This can happen when I first start the game, or an hour or more into it. Turning the monitor off an on doesn't fix anything, and the OS is off as far as I know(no sound, no way to get anything but the black screen) but the power supply is still running.
Some suggestions I have heard are:
A monitor problem(which I don't think it is because I have switched monitors and it still happens),
A heating problem (all the fans are working as far as I know and the system temp is around 23 and cpu 44),
Or a power supply issue (this is the most likely, other than maybe my graphics card just being faulty. I have a 350W, (my brother has the exact same computer as me except for a 300W power supply [his also has the same problem but much less frequent]) and it checks out okay exept that the +12 V is close to the low limit (something like 11.2 when the limits like 11.0).
I don't know what components take +12V so I haven't been able to test that aspect yet.

Here are my system specs:
AMD 2000+ XP
512 DDR DIMM Ram
5600 Nvidia GeForce Ultra AGP (Latest Drivers Installed)
ABIT NF-7S Motherboard
2x40GB HD
Floppy Drive
Windows XP SP2 -Updated
2 Side Case Fans, 1 Ftont and 1 Back
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Answer:Computer Black Screen Crash

The wattage on the PSU is low for what you have. You should have at least a 430watt. Also did you try turning off hibernation? Did this start happening after you installed SP2 or before?

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my computer starts up gives me the little windows icon with the loading icon then black screen but when I move the mouse the little pointer thing shows up......also my computer updated when i was in the middle of doing something.......I've tried resetting it without doing a factory reset because i don't want to lose all of my  little one's baby pics

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please help me. i`m desperate.
last night i put a CD with a movie in the CDdrive. The Win.(XP) froze an i restarted the computer. since then i can`t do anything. i stopped it manually too, but it woun`t do anything! the screen is black, doesn`t show me anything on the screen and the HDD doesn`t work at all.

Answer:help! computer down big screen

when you say that the HDD doesn't work at all. do you mean that the disk doesn't start up (i.e. does the disk start spinning when you listen to it)?

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Hello there, to keep this post as short as possible heres the long story short...

I a fairly old computer, I got some upgraded parts for it a few weeks ago, here are the statistics of the computer, Old means its been there for a long time 1 year + and new is the stuff I got recently:

Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz Processor (Old)
2GB Corsair DD2 RAM (New)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (New)
2x 250MB Hard Drives (New)
Windows XP
And the motherboard is old, and Im not sure what model sry...

The problem is sometimes when I am playing my games, the computer sometimes freezes, as in... I'm playing the game, and suddenly the game freezes and the screen goes black, and indicates theres "no signal" on the monitor dispite the computer still making running noises... also if I bang the computer by accident eg bumping into it, I also goes to a black screen... usally after restarting after this error I does not load, just gives multiple beeps so I have to leave it offline for about 10minutes before it loads again...

I doubt its overheating as I checked for blockage, dust on the fans, non-working fans etc, but they are all running fine... anyone know what wrong with my computer

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Yesterday my computer shut down and now when I try to restart it, it's stuck at a black screen. I went into Boot Options and then Diagnostics, and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I have no clue what I'm supposed to do now. Help please!

edit: i dont know if this is the right place to post so i posted in hardware too. if i get a response here i'll delete the other one

Answer:Black screen when turning computer on

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I have a problem with my computer in the last few weeks where up to 4/5 times a day my computer crashes. There is a momentary freeze and the screen goes black and 'DVI No Signal' flashes up on my monitor. This has happened in Chrome, in games and when the computer has been idle so it is not an application issue. I am fairly certain that it's nothing to do with the monitor as if I press the Caps Lock button on the keyboard after the crash the light does not come on. Also if I am playing again the sound will freeze.
I am running Windows 10 Home on a Dell XPS 8700.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Card name: AMD Radeon ™ R9 200 Series
Monitor Model: VE247
Thanks in advance.

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My computer screen turns on ro a black screen, and thats it, if i leave it on after a while it says something with a loading screen, but it must not be that important because it just goes back to black after, i tried resetting my BIOS, but after the restart it's still a black screen. Please help ASAP, thanks

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Our computer was working fine. We were having trouble with the wireless mice on another computer so we tried some troubleshooting with the laptop. We unplugged one mouse (that was working fine) and plugged in a different mouse. It worked fine (the drivers for it had already been installed). When we plugged the original mouse back in it would not work even after trying the "connect" buttons. So we restarted the computer using the Windows menu and "restart".On restart we got a black screen. I read the "Boot Up" trouble shooting on this forum but I am unable to do any of the following because we cannot get past either a black screen or mup.sys. or I don't know how to get around my problems to try all of these...Black Screen Hang (before splash screen shows)- Disk Diagnostic- CHKDSK /F /R (try to boot)- fixmbr (try to boot)- fixboot (try to boot)- Safe Mode (try to boot)Here is what I have done:Regular Startup = Black ScreenRecovery Console = Hangs up at "Please Wait"Safe Mode (with or without netwoking) = hangs up at mup.sysLast Known Good Config = Black ScreenI inserted our Toshiba Recovery disk and hit the F12 Boot Menu on restart and selected the CD/DVD driveGot a message "Loading RAMDISK image...." and once it was complete it got hung up at "Please Wait"Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Computer Won't Boot - Black Screen

Hard Drive Diagnostic Tools: Console: Console is where you can use the chkdsk /r, FixBoot, and other commands... You must be able to burn an ISO Image to do this...Not the same as burning a CD...

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I got the laptop from my brother the screen is black and won't come on the computer is on and getting power I changed the screen out and the RaM I did the 30 sec test and the 1 minute and 2 test also nothing I rotated the RaM around to nothing yet I know the video card out because it doesn't come out it's attached to the mother board it's a L745 Toshiba satellite

Answer:Laptop screen is black computer is on

Ram sorry

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So my computer goes to sleep every 10 minutes and I have to restart it , which takes a long time because my laptop is a low end com. Anyone know how to fix the black screen when I come back ? I tried to move my mouse no cursor no nothing just the screen flashing.

Answer:How do i fix black screen when my computer is sleeping?

Hello Gamerzgaming!
I suppose I also having this kind of problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Although I didn't let my computer to go sleep every 10 min, if I manually press Sleep it just takes too long. And when there is a black screen I also cannot resume and I have to shutdown and restart again.

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my Hp computer is saying somthing wierd the error has some happy faces numbers ,characters ,letters ,and so on

Answer:My computer is saying somthin in black screen

When is it saying this error?What are you doing prior to the error?Need a lot more info to help you.

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It will start up and go to the login screen, and as soon as I put my password in to my account, it either goes to a black screen, or will start up and not let me open anything. I have an Admin account open on the computer as well, and it lets me log on to that with out issues, but some times has problems opening chrome like it does with my personal account. What can I do to solve this?

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Hello everyoneWhen I started my desktop today, I got nothing on my monitor. The tower completely powers up: cooling fan, CPU fan, DVD burner, etc. The monitor stays idle with the amber light on. I don't have a clue as to whats going on.Please helpThanks in advance

Answer:Computer starts up but only get a black screen

Try another monitor on that computer while contemplating your next post.A lot more in the way of details would be helpful. What happened prior to this, operating system, details on the computer, etc.See below.

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My computer monitor just stays black when I turn on the PC for the last week. I hear the fans and hardware running. Monitor power light turns from orange (standby) to green (receiving video signal), no flashing cursor. Just before doing that, there were 2 occasions when just using the computer it flashed to a full screen of grey for 1-2 seconds and then went black. It's just a black screen when I turn on the PC now.

Suggestions that I have considered:
1. Monitor is plugged in. No new hardware installed in years. Last software installed was DVD catalyst trial version 1 month ago.
2. Loose wires/Fans not running. I opened up the pc and checked, yep, still running. Have not moved the pc in years, nothing loose. Removed some dust, still no help.
3. Need some software update?
4. Last to consider is a possible video card issue. The computer is a 7-8 year old emachines (T3256, if anyone knows about it) with the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX video card. (I use the computer only for web, netflix and wordprocessing.)
Does anyone know/think it's most likely a video card issue? If it is, I would rather just buy a new video card.
Any further suggestions or ideas for tests would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Black computer screen from boot up

Set your monitor to its factory defaults and run a self-test if it has one.
Try another video cable.
Try your monitor on another computer.
Try another monitor on your computer.
Remove your video card and attach your monitor to the on-board graphics.

These tests should isolate the problem.

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My laptop screen turns black right after I turn it on. I don't even get to the Windows screen most of the time. I hooked it up to an external computer screen and get a picture if I do get past Windows screen, and I just had a new screen put on 6 months ago.  I have looked online and seen some info about possibly the blacklight or inverter is messed up. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

If I read this correctly it seems as if even on another monitor it has a bit of an issue.  Have you tried getting into safe mode as you boot up?  Try tapping F8 repeatedly as it boots, if it works in safe mode that would rule out a hardware issue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Computer only booting to Black Screen

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

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

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

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

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

A link---

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Having a backup image to restore to is nice.

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

Good luck in the future.

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   I was dusting my computer, and when I put it back together the screen was black.I tried to reconnect everything many times, but it still did it. So I disconnected the hard drives and the memory, and the computer was still running! All the fans work and the graphics card, but It is not booting, it's just getting power. I know for a fact that the monitor and all the parts work fine, but I am thinking it is the Processor that's causing the problem but I'm not sure. Could some please help!I would greatly appreciate it.   -Nathan  

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I'm using an HP notebook nw9440 with windows XP SP2 and an external monitor ViewsonicVX2025 WM. When I am working, it could be several hours or less at times, I suddenly get a black screen. There is no warning, no error messages, the computer seems to be functioning normally. The power for the laptop is still on, just the screen is black. The system seems to be in a hybernate state, but it does not come back on by pressing any keys. The only way to power back is to press and hold the power button for several minutes. Then everything loads fine and I start working again and several hours later the same thing happens. I was told it could be a virus, or something so I completed steps 1-9 to rule this out. Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:42:53 AM, on 12/8/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common ... Read more

Answer:Computer Screen Goes Black - Power Still On

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.I don't see any signs of malware in your log. I recommend that you post into the XP forum if you are still having problems.;s=&f=56

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   I was dusting my computer, and when I put it back together the screen was black.I tried to reconnect everything many times, but it still did it. So I disconnected the hard drives and the memory, and the computer was still running! All the fans work and the graphics card, but It is not booting, it's just getting power. I know for a fact that the monitor and all the parts work fine, but I am thinking it is the Processor that's causing the problem but I'm not sure. Could some please help!I would greatly appreciate it.   -Nathan  

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My computer is showing black screen with cursor blinking. I guess system is not booting. Problem is my cd rom is not working . But i have protable DVD writer available with me. How do i format my computer. As i wish to format it now.Pls advice.

Answer:My computer is showing black screen

Boot into Safe Mode, uninstall the current drivers and try using drivers that were released previously. If this doesn't work, uninstall the drivers totally, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and see if Microsoft offers drivers for the card during Windows Update. You'll see it on the left after it finishes searching to see what updates you need. It'll say something like "Hardware Optional".

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Im having problems with my computer which is most likely affected by virus...
I now cannot boot my computer on it goes to login screen and when i try to click on user computer starts to freeze or it just gives black screen when i boot n freezess...
I tried to boot to safe mode but still no luck it doesnt work. somehow the safemode option does not appear..

Therefore i cant post hjackthis log yet ;\

Kind of dont know what to do now ? is there anything i could do to avoid reinstalling window ?
I tried reinstalling but also doesnt work cuz it also freezed n give balck screen..

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So whenever I start a game, about 3-5 minutes in, my screen will go all black, my computer will freeze and restart itself. Upon restarting I try again and thing happens. It'll freeze and restart. At one point I got a blue screen of death but I barely got the chance to read any information on there as it restarted.

I have absolutely no idea what is causing this or how to fix it, I was hoping you guys could give me some guidance as I'm not that great with computers.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Black screen, computer restarting

What OS are you running? What are your hardware specs? What game is it?

Firstly, disable automatic restart by doing this (assuming you have Windows 7... XP is similar, and Vista/Win8 are the same pretty much).

Start > Right click 'Computer' > Properties > click 'Advanced System Settings' on the left panel > under 'Startup and Recovery' click 'Settings...' > under 'System Failure' uncheck 'Automatically Restart' > Click OK on all open dialogs.

After that, if you get a BSOD, post the info that's pointed to by the red arrows in this topic:
Decoding STOP Errors
For the 2nd arrow, include the full STOP code, as well as if there is a driver file indicated below the STOP error (will be a *.dll or *.sys file).

Also, what are your temps while running the game? Download HWMonitor and post some screenshots while the game is running before you crash.

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Hia there,

I have a friend who is using windows xp.When they boot the computer up.They encounter a black screen with some wording.He tells me that the wording is to do with ms dos.Then the screen goes black,with just the cusor showing in the top hand left corner.
I have an idea of what the problem is,and think that someone has gone into his settings and asked the machine to boot up in dos.
Can anyone tell if i am right.Or if there is another solution to this problem.
Thankyou for your help.

Answer:Computer Starts Up In MS Dos Then Just Black Screen

First thing to try is disconnect all peripherals (especially printers with card readers), ensure no disks are in the drives and try booting. Next -
-Disconnect all peripherals and mains power
-Press & hold power button for 15 sec
-Reconnect mains power only, power up

If that too fails, boot to BIOS, reset defaults, and try booting again.

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