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My computer is on, but .... just a black screen

Question: My computer is on, but .... just a black screen

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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Preferred Solution: My computer is on, but .... just a black screen

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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'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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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 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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I just recently bought a new 64gb SSD and installed it into my computer as the case manufacturer said in the instructions. I did everything as planned, then plugged my computer back in, to turn it on and get a black screen. No bios or anything. I tried plugging it into my alternate display to see if that was the issue, and it was not the issue. I later tried booting the computer without the SSD plugged in which yeilded the same result as before. I hope to get help soon so i can get my rig running and install my Windows 8 onto it.

*NOTE: if this post is in the incorrect section of the forums, i ask that a moderator move it to the section that is right.

Answer:Computer getting black screen after installing new SSD.

Eh, I don't know what you did and it doesn't even really matter.

Here's what to do.

1) Power off.

2) Remove SSD physically.

3) Boot to Windows.

4) Follow this:
Exit all Windows-based programs.Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci

In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

5) Power Off.

6) Re-attach SSD.

7) Boot to bios.

8) Change the SATA mode to AHCI and save.

9) Boot to Windows.

10) Format the new SSD.

11) Research for yourself the best care procedures for it.

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Hi Lenovo forum, I have a problem with my X120e laptop screen. My laptop is old, 5 years old now. So, let's think about other causes than that. Whenever I start the computer, the monitor does not show anything. It stays black as if it was not turned on. I may have missed some very subtle light changes on the screen when the computer is running, though. However, the computer itself is running. For instance, I am able to use my TV HDMI plug to see the graphic display of the computer, and I could litterally ignore this issue by using the TV as my new monitor, but that's not what I want. This is not the first time this is happening. Last time, I just opened/closed the computer to get the screen working in about three tries. Ever since then, I never shut down my laptop until yesterday night I accidentally did so.  Any fixes? I tried the battery removal method, but it didn't work. 

Answer:Black screen upon starting computer

Hi and welcome, ThedancerIs the laptop screen(s) behavior the same if the OS is loaded and in the BIOS Setup, for example?Did you check out BIOS Setup -> Config menu -> Display setting? What is the boot display type?

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Well, I've built my computer and it sounds great when it starts up, but there is no display, not even BIOS on the monitor. lemme lay it out for you:

the fan and the heat sink look and sound like they're working.
I've tried my video card (a GeForce 7600 GS), and a friend's (Geforce 6800). I plugged in the power extension on the 6800. neither of the video cards worked, and I can't try using them in tandem either.
I believe the most important thing may be the monitor. the light under the screen turns green when I first turn it on, then turns orange. I don't know about everyone else, but for my monitor this means one or more of three things:

the attached computer is turned off
there is no computer connected to the monitor
the computer is on sleep
I read my video card manual, and it said that I MIGHT need to update the drivers that are specifically for the monitor. How do I do this without being able to turn on the computer, or even being able to memorize the keystrokes and do it blindly: the reason being that it doesn't sense my keyboard.
If anyone could make use of more information than this, let me know and I'll list the other components I have in there.

Answer:building computer/ black screen

I don't think your vid card drivers are at fault, they haven't been invoked at the intial stage.

Your card may be faulty did you try it in another pc?

Your assembly may be faulty recheck very carefully, especially memory and secondary power connectors.

Normally when a monitor is first switched on the power light comes on and then changes colour when it receives the sync signal from the pc.

What do the lights on the keyboard do?

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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 ?

btw this is not same computer as my previous history.

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Hi, I have recently built a new computer. This is the first time doing it so I'm not 100% sure if I have connected all cables correctly (though I believe i have).

When I am trying to start the computer, all fans starts but nothing happens at the screen. After a while there comes a message on the monitor that displays there is no signal (there probably never was any either). What is wrong and what should I do. I appreciate all help I can get.

Answer:Built new computer - black screen

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I have a black screen with nothing just a glow and when I hold Ctrl-Shift-Esc the cursor pops up. I try to bring up Task manager but would not pop up I did fix corrupt files in command prompt from Shift-Restart I was in a reboot loop since June and I finally figured how to fix it. Now I cannot get passed the log in screen I put in my password and it says "Preparing Windows" and it does for maybe 30 seconds to a minute then I see something flash at me then it goes black with a glow. I never updated to the newest Windows 10 I tried but wouldn't let me it wanted me to delete some files before I could update. I tried everything I could I found on the internet I took the battery out and all that and nothing happens always brings me to this black screen.. I am getting irritated with this I tried the "Bring me back to the previous build" but it says I have no previous build so I tried everything I could I have had no help on this forum so I went to this section to get help since it involves the system. If they're is a way to factory reset it or something I tried the command prompt to factory reset but it says "Unable to reset this PC due to corrupt files" something like that.Someone please help me??

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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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after the welcome screen comes on the screen goes black and a windows recovery window opens runs a check and says my hard drive is critical and needs to be fixed. I also get a error msg that says Hard Drive Failure detected a problem withone or more ide/SATA hard drive

Answer:when i start computer screen goes black

Maybe this could help,Open your computer, once you are on the first screen of your computer repeatedly press f8 and a new screen comes out with options like run in safe mode, reboot it in debugging mode and your windows will start...if that doesnt help maybe give a few more info about it

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Well actually there obviously must be a reason.First of all, I have Emachines E527, not a good computer, but enough to do my schoolwork and use Facebook.One day after school I get home and go on my computer and I get to use it probably for like 5-10 minutes and suddenly the screen turns black. At first I thought it really did turn off or something but then I noticed if I look very closely, I can see the things on my desktop.. I decided to shut my computer down and then turn it back on. When I turned the computer back on, I could see all the startup things (computer logo, starting windows etc.) very clearly, as I did usually when I turned my computer on. When it asked for my password, the screen was almost black again..I started looking that maybe I had turned brightness down or something, but everything was maximum (even my battery settings were set on high performance). I could see the stuff better when I was using a torch (I looked stupid). I discovered a key combination Fn+F6.. It turned my screen on for 1 sec and then turned it off.. I tried it like a hundred times and then suddenly it turned my screen back to normal.. but EVERYTIME I turn my computer back on, the screen goes black and I have to press Fn and then f6 twice to make it go back to normal.. And sometimes it turns the screen off randomly again when I'm using the computer (it also did while I was writing this paragraph).Any ideas what could be wrong? What could I do to make it go away? Could it get more fre... Read more

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Really don't know where to post this, so forgive any inappropriate posting.

I'm running Windows XP Home, SP2 -- all updates current.

My problem is that my computer has just been freezing up and the screen going black for no reason I can figure. I've checked "sleep" and "hibernate" settings, and they all seem to be off. I've instructed the computer to NEVER go to sleep.

At first, I had the problem which I thought may have been linked to my newly-purchased & registered version of AVG AntiVirus, but then I took everything out of System Start-up EXCEPT for that, changed the time for daily update and it seemed to fix things.

Then the other day, I installed Kodak's Easy Share software for my new digital camera, and the problem started again. Suspecting the software,
I uninstalled that just this morning, and restarted the computer after the uninstall. After that, my mouse would no long choose just a single selection of anything -- no matter how much I clicked, it would choose multiple selections. So, I rebooted.

Seems fine now -- BUT I am leary, and of course, I have to reinstall the camera software in order to be able to transfer the pictures.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this problem?

Thanks in advance,

I have no idea what to tell

Answer:Screen Goes Black-Computer Hangs

irainbow said:

Really don't know where to post this, so forgive any inappropriate posting.

I'm running Windows XP Home, SP2 -- all updates current.

My problem is that my computer has just been freezing up and the screen going black for no reason I can figure. I've checked "sleep" and "hibernate" settings, and they all seem to be off. I've instructed the computer to NEVER go to sleep.

At first, I had the problem which I thought may have been linked to my newly-purchased & registered version of AVG AntiVirus, but then I took everything out of System Start-up EXCEPT for that, changed the time for daily update and it seemed to fix things.

Then the other day, I installed Kodak's Easy Share software for my new digital camera, and the problem started again. Suspecting the software,
I uninstalled that just this morning, and restarted the computer after the uninstall. After that, my mouse would no long choose just a single selection of anything -- no matter how much I clicked, it would choose multiple selections. So, I rebooted.

Seems fine now -- BUT I am leary, and of course, I have to reinstall the camera software in order to be able to transfer the pictures.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this problem?

Thanks in advance,

I have no idea what to tellClick to expand...


I don't know if this will help at all, but here goes:

When you install software, such as the Kodak Easy Share, do you shut... Read more

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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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Before you read this, I am not very good with tech.

My computer is a HP PC with Windows 7. If someone could tell me how to get more information by typing something on the computer, that would be great.
I have avast!, I have 6GB Ram, Nividia Graphics Card (yet again, if someone could tell me how to get more info) and my computer has some problems.

When I turn my PC on, it takes around 5 minutes of the mouse in the middle of a black screen for it to get to the screen where you log in.

After that, the computer is okay. Recently, however, it has started to make a really loud noise, and is getting very very hot. It burns if I put my skin on it.

When I play games like LoL, Dota 2 and Arma 2, my screen sometimes goes black and the only way to fix it is by turning my PC on and off, and when it takes 10 minutes to get back to the point where I can open the game, this is very detrimental to my gameplay.

To be more specific, the screen has a little cut out where I can see a black screen with lines in it for a split second, then the screen goes black. I can still hear and talk to my friends in Teamspeak, but then, sometimes, after about 20 seconds, the sound cuts out and gets stuck on the sound last heard before it cut out.

Black Screen? My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. ... Read more

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I am having problems with my computer which i cannot solve myself so i will describe my problem and i hope someone will help me.
The problem is that, when working on the computer (either playing World of Warcraft or watching movies, facebook, youtube that kinda stuff) sometimes my screen freezes while the mouse cursor is still moving for another 5 secs and the sound is still on, then after those 5 secs the mouse stops and the sound stops either and i get black screen on my monitor saying "No Signal" and i have to restart the computer so it goes back to work again. I tried OCCT tests for the CPU and my VGA but i get no errors and normal temperatures. I tried MemTest on my RAM and the first time i did it the computer crashed the same way it does after 30 mins of the test... the next day i started the test again and it ran smoothly for couple of hours with no errors...
So if anyone can help me with this problem I would be very grateful. I dunno for sure if its the RAM that is cosing the problems or anything else like the graphic card or something else...
My computer configuration is:
Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD EVO
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz
VGA: Asus EAH5750 Formula 1GB DDR5
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Kingston
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Answer:Computer freeze then Black screen

when testing the ram did you run memtest with one stick in at a time?

what is the make model and wattage of your power supply? if youdo not open the case and have a look at the label on the psu.

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When i turn on my computer, it just goes to a black screen, no sign of the bio's screen or windows xp screen. No flickering or anything, no indication its connected except for the fact when i unplug the monitor the screen saying there is no cable on the monitor shows up. i tried a different monitor on it, same thing happens. It is connected to the on-board graphics card. I tried removing the hard drive to see if that was the problem, no luck. Shouldn't it at least show the bios screen? I tried removing the battery without any luck hoping it would reset any bios, I tried removing the ram, no luck. Any ideas on what is wrong with it?
System Specs:
HP Pavilion a804n
Intel Celeron D Processor 335 (2.8GHz)
512mb pc 2700 DDR SDRAM
80GB Hard Drive IDE
CD-RW Drive
Intel Exteeme Integrated Graphics 64mb

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Computer starts up at a black screen?

Did this start after any kind of an update? Have you checked for a new driver for the video and chipset? Did you make any changes to any software? If so try to revert back.

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my computer will start up but will just go to a black screen and wont show the desktop. Now it still is black but this "Enter a product Key" pops up saying "Your prouduct key should be in an email from whoever sold or distributed Windows to you, or on the box the windows USB came in" . And I cant click anywhere on the screen the mouse keeps saying it loading. Help please?!?!

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I have a Toshiba laptop and when I press the power button, lights on my laptob work, I hear no fans tho and there is a blackscreen. After 5 seconds it turns off. I tried turning it on multiple times but I get the same result.

Answer:My computer shows a black screen??

It could be a lot of things but im thinking maybe a power supply problem or a motherboard failure.

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My computer was dusty and may have been overheating. The fans were operating very loudly and i tried to turn on the screen but it is black. I cleaned the dust, and it still will not bring anything up on the screen. The fans work and i can hear the drives working. I tried changing the psu, cleaning the heatsink, and reseating everything. and removed the battery and put it back in to reset the bios. Nothing has worked so far. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated? Is it possible that i fried my motherboard or processor?

Answer:When I turn on my computer the screen is black

Tell me about your computer specs.

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My desktop does not want to start up anymore. There is no BIOS beep or start up beep when I turn on my desktop. The computer itself turns on but the screen gets no signal. I tried to restart the desktop a couple of times but its still doing the same thing. I also tried to do warm restarts but nothing has helped so far.

2 weeks ago it also happened, and I pretty much just unplugged the CMOS battery, as well as the cable the psu, and the video card. I cleaned everything out to make sure there was not dust messing anything up. It worked again up until now.

I have not added or changed anything to the desktop for the last 2 years and it just suddenly started acting up.

Any clue what it could be?

Here are some of my specs:
P4 3.4GHZ 1MB 800FSB LGA775
PDP 512MB DDR2 PC4200

Answer:Black Screen, computer will not start up.

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Last night my wife was on the computer and a message appeared. It sayed hard drive is almost full and windows XP was shutting down. Since then everytime I reboot the computer I get nothing but a black screen. I clicked Ctrl Alt Delete and tried booting in Safe Mode and still a black screen. I tried the Last Known Good Configuration, Debugging Mode still black screen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My best guess is that I need to delete some files, but i cant get in to do that.


Answer:Computer boots to black screen?

Do you have any friends who have some tech knowledge/experience?

If her harddrive is as full as you say it is that is going to cause issues as you are experiencing. Suggest for the future you invest in an external harddrive to store items you want to save. And it seems you will need to delete a lot of files, etc. to free up space. basically Windows can't work.

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I bought a used Sony Vaio Laptop, and I can shut down just fine, I can turn the pc if it's been off just fine. However, if I just want to restart the computer in XP Pro /w SP2, Windows will shut down and then where I should have the bios screen and all the start up processes going on before Windows loads I just have this black screen and no buttons get rid of it, I am just forced to hold down the power button until it shuts off. Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you.

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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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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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HiIm 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 ?even tried reinstalling but doesnt seem to load cuz it also freezes n give black screen

Answer:Computer gives black screen and freezes

Hello there,Please try to follow the steps below. I will move this topic to the appropriate forum.Please download OTLPE (filesize 120,9 MB)When downloaded double click on OTLPENet.exe and make sure there is a blank CD in your CD drive. This will automatically create a bootable CD.Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps hereYour system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.Depending on your type of internet connection, you should be able to get online as well so you can access this topic more easily.Double-click on the OTLPE icon.Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OKOTL should now start.Press Run Scan to start the scan.When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txtCopy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this systemPlease post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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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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Hello. I've come to hopefully find a solution to a boot up problem I'm having with my computer. There are several factors that I'm honestly not sure will play a role or not, mainly because I'm not very understanding when it comes to computers.

The problem is that when I push the power button of my computer, it sends no signal to my screen. I can't tell if it loads anything or not either. I can think of a few things that might have some effect on this, but I'm not sure.

About three months back after cleaning my neglected tower of dust and such, it started to shut off rapidly after boot up. To inspect the problem, I had a friend look at the computer. He removed the cooling unit on the Processor revealing that my 8year old computer had next to no thermal compound. So after putting of ordering some for about three months, we had applied some about 2 days ago. The computer then booted up fine, but seemed to have an excess amount of lag. So I wiped the computer and reinstalled XP tonight. When it was booted up, it worked fine, so I went into IE to download firefox as it's my preference, then started reinstalling my drivers. First I installed my Videocard, then kept my computer booted up for my sound drivers which I got from the Compaq homesite. After doing this, I rebooted my computer. Not I wanted to get simple things such as AIM and and Java. So when i go to boot up Firefox from it's default homepage, my computer shuts down. when I go to reboot it, it doesn't start and I'm ... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but only black screen.

Ok, so after further testing, hooking my monitor to my onboard video card gets no results either. I've tried removing my memory sticks one by one, also leading to no results. I've tried a different power supply as well, giving nothing new.

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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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windows starts and then the screen slowly goes black but if you tilt the computer you can still see very faint images

Answer:computer starts and then the screen goes black

Whenever you can move or vibrate a computer to change what happens it is a hardware fault. Possibly a screen fault, or backlight. A connection fault is always possible but the effects are usually quite sudden.EDIT:Another thought. It could simply be that tilting enables you to see something that is very dim rather than it being an intermittent fault (which is what I had in mind above). In which case there are quite a lot of possibilities for a dim screen, mostly along the lines suggested. Go to BIOS then watch the screen for a while and see if it fades there. If so it is definitely a hardware fault - fairly certain anyhow.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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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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Alright so here's everything i have
- evea 600b power supply.
- msi 970a-g43 plus mother board
-AMD fx 8350 CPU
- 1 tb hard drive
- 2 Kingston hyper fury ram
-geoforce 1060 armor 3g graphics card

So I plugged everything in to my monitor and I'm getting a black screen and I can't even get into bios menu.

Everything turns on, all fans spin, led come on, and I can hear the hard drive work. So that's telling me the power supply works

I already tried taking out the mother board battery waiting a long time and reinstalling, and also tried to jump the pins to restart the mother board, but still a black screen.

I have tried a single ram stick and both ram sticks. Still a black screen. I first installed the ram how the manual told me, then I tried moving the ram to every position.. and every position that's not correct I get a BEEP from the speaker.

When I have the graphics card connected to the motherboard, but NO power going to the graphics card I get an ERROR message on the SCREEN saying I need to plug power to the graphics card. When I do PLUG power to the graphics card, my screen goes black

So after all that I believe my mother board is fine due to the beeps, and also the error message when I don't plug in power to the graphics card. So it seems the mother board recognizes that I have the graphic card installed but no power.

Do you think it could be a DOA graphics card?
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Ok. So I was playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion today and I run quite a few mods so it freezes up from time to time and it froze like which the solution is to just restart my computer. Well I just killed the power and went to eat dinner. When I got back I turned on the computer and it went through all the normal booting procedures but just when it should show the normal desktop it shows a totally black screen with no mouse yet I can boot into safe mode with no problem. No idea what's wrong.

Answer:Computer boots to black screen.

Since you have no problem logging in Safe mode, try the System Restore from there to an earlier point. Imo the most probable thing to have happened is that Windows files were damaged when you instantly killed the power (you should try to avoid that, it's kind of risky).

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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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Help me please!

Well, I push the power button on the modem and it's fine... right after the screen does the Windows XP with the loading bar at the bottom screen it turns black and I even left it on for like 10 minutes and it still wont work. I also tried to start windows in SAFE MODE and LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION plus many others, but it wont work. I still have valuable information in the computer so, I want to try to keep "reboot" out of the answers...

Please help me!

Answer:Computer Freezes at Black Screen

Have you recently downloaded the "Service Pack 3" from Microsoft?

It would have showed-up as a little reminder in your task bar stating that "updates are ready to be installed" every time you turn your machine on.

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Hello guys,

I have a problem. It's been a few days since I've been able to load up my computer. It all started with a noisy processor fan. After continously opening the case to blow out dust from the fan blades (which seem to work for about 10-15 minutes), the noisy fan continued. I guess at this point is when I had a horrible situation turn into tragedy. I commenced to disassemble the CPU/Heatsink/fan component from the MB to see if I could get a "closer" look at the problem. It didn't seem like there was a visual problem to the unit so I "attempted" to put it back onto the MB. Note** I've never officially hooked a CPU w/Heatsink and fan assembly attached to the MB before **. I had always hooked up a "fresh" CPU onto the MB before applying the Heatsink/Fan assembly after. To me, I can fit the pins into the grooves better without the Heatsink/Fan attached. This is where my frustrations mounted. I ended up bending a few pins from trying to attach the CPU back onto the motherboard. I tried fixing the pins after browsing the internet for ways to fix them (I used the folded paper technique) which was working for awhile, but for whatever reason, one of the pins snapped from its place and that was it for me. I put the CPU aside and ordered a new one. The new one was delivered to me today. So I put the new CPU on the MB (and it was hooked up right btw) and booted up the system and BAM!! All the fans kicked on, including the CPU fan ... Read more

Answer:Computer - Black Screen of NO HOPE!

Please re-write this with paragraph breaks so ordinary mortals can read it.

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Computer info: Gateway 835 GM               Windows XP   Before I present my problem, I want to say that I am pretty much a noob here at trying to fix a computer, and the only thing I've done with a computer as far as with my expertise with computers is install a hard-drive.So before the bigger problem came about, the computer was already infected with a Trojan , so I tried to find some solutions but with no luck- so I was stuck with the Trojan but the pc was still kind of operative but with slow internet speed.After more than a half a year, still operating in the same condition, it came to an end when my sister turned on the computer and it started abnormally.  All it does it goes in to a black screen with things saying         "We apologize...recent hardware/ software change might have cause this."         "Computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect you        files...start up attempt was interrupted due to a power failure.."         Then it has the options:            Safe Mode            Safe Mode with networking            Safe Mode with Command Prompt                        or         ... Read more

Answer:Computer Only Restarts with Black Screen, and thats all it does.

QuoteMy father took it to get it fixed but to no availWhat kind of place was it? What happened?Do you have Windows CD?

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Okay, so I've had this computer for a little over a year now, and things have been going fairly smoothly. However, yesterday I woke up in the morning to discover that my screen was now black. I could turn on the computer usually, I'd hear the startup as normal, but the screen just would not power on.  A quick googling suggested that I should remove the battery and power cord, hold the power button for a minute and then reconnect the power. It goes without saying that it did not work.  Any other solutions to this problem? I can provide any other details you might need.

Answer:N581 Screen Black, computer on.

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
A few suggestions........
Do you have a flat panel monitor or TV available that you can plug into your laptop's VGA port to see if your computer will display there ?
Try opening and closing the lid several times.  Not sure if your model has a mechanical lid switch, but if so it maybe stuck.
Shine a flashlight onto the screen and see if there are faint images being displayed.  Faint images would be a indication that the invertor has failed. 

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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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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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I'm working on two different computers today. The one here, is my son's computer. This is a windows XP with only 248 MB RAM and 40GB space, with only 12.2 GB space left to it. That is probably the whole problem--we need more RAM and more storage. Right now, we don't have a whole lot of money to spend on computers, so I'm wondering if I should do a whole reformat (if that is the correct term for wiping everything out and reinstalling everything from the cd that came with the computer)
Here is what I have done:
Ran PC Doctor--everything is fine
Updated and ran Avast! antivirus, Adaware, Spybot, ccleaner

Did the msconfig startup item list, turning off a bunch of stuff.
Ran Disc defrag, checkdisk, compressed old files
uninstalled many unused programs and am starting to load some other stuff on a pen drive and cds
There was one virus in the av scan, a win32:CTX, which was in a system restore file. That was quarantined.
We have owned this computer from the start, it was at one time the whole family's computer, so various levels of games and school programs (we homeschool) have been loaded and eventually removed via add/remove programs. Eventually it became a shared computer for my sons' school and games, and then only one son's computer, for school and games. I thought I read somewhere that despite being removed, lots of programs still have left "bits and pieces" on the 'puter, and that eventually I would have to do a &qu... Read more

Answer:Slow Computer, Getting Black Screen

Doing what you describe here is called a "clean install", and while there may be other solutions to your problem, a clean install may be the easiest. Simply back up all the important files to a CD-R/RW or a USB flash drive (don't back up any programs though, they won't work) and then put the Windows CD into the drive and reboot. Follow the onscreen directions to reinstall the operating system, make sure you have the Windows licence key BEFORE you do this though, or the install won't work.

About the licence thing, a licence means that you have the permission to put the program on ONE computer at any ONE time per licence. Uninstall the program on the computer, and you get your licence back.

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Hello I have a problem with my computer crashing and giving me a black screen. When it's crashing the computer keeps on running but the screen says no signal and I have to reboot.
I don't really know if its a virus because it wont give itself the time for a search or if something has been overheated but it has been doing this for a while now. If i stay away from the computer for a day or so it takes a longer time before it crashes.
Also i just vacuumed the computers fans for the first time in a long time since before it had been quite dusty.
Anyone knows anything to help me?

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I'm having numerous issues on my computer, all of them starting a couple weeks ago. The problems include: random shut downs, missing desktop icons, applications hang when starting, unable to stop processes using task manager (and sometimes unable to even start task manager), unable to shut down computer (hangs at "shutting down" message), unable to install Windows updates, Windows Explorer frequently stops responding, corrupt emails, and general slowness.

Today the computer just stopped booting. It gets to the "Loading Operating System..." message, then goes black and nothing happens. I tried booting from my Windows 7 DVD, with the same results. At first I figured my SSD boot drive just failed, but I'm a bit concerned that I can't even boot from my Win 7 disk. It doesn't even sound like the drive is spinning up. I'm completely stuck and don't know what to try next.

I'm running Windows 7 SP1, 64 bit version.

Any ideas on what to try would be appreciated.


Answer:Computer won't boot -- black screen

Firstly, your SSD wont make any noise when booting or while running.
Secondly, what malware scans have you tried, or anti-virus scans?

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My computer works fine. I can browse the internet, play games, literally do anything without problems. I can shut down my computer and start my computer without any problems. But when i choose to restart my computer it restarts but it doesn't boot up, just shows me a black screen. And my monitor gives me "no signal", so i have to press down the power button and start my computer again to use it again. Like everything works fine but restarting the computer doesn't work.
Specs: i7 4790k, nvida gtx 760 3gb, motherboard intel h81, 8gb ram, sandisk ssd 128gb, toshiba 1tb, psu 500 watt.

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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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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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So I got a hp pavilion tx510us entertainment notebook (runs Vista) and it seems to turn on (like all the lights are on and it makes noises) but the screen is black/blank or whatever. And its not just a blank screen because then I would have been able to put my pass in and then hear the turn on music and stuff. The thing is this happened before when it was still under warranty so I sent it in for free and they sent it back and it turned on and it still had on all my stuff so it must have been an easy enough solution, but when I chatted with them again I guess they don't keep track of what they did to it and they want me to send it in again and that would cost a large sum of money because its no longer under warranty. I did a hard reset a few times and took out the memory module and put it back in agian but still nothing. So, anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Computer seems to turn on but black screen

could b a back lite problem. try flashing lite on screen c if u c image. look hard hehe its faint. cheers

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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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A friend asked me to look at her Toshiba Satellite L455 Laptop. Apparently her dog chewed the power cord while her daughter was playing on it. The computer shut down. I replaced the motherboard thinking that was it and that didnt help. I replaced the screen inverter and the backlight and neither of them worked. The computer does turn on but the screen is black.. What could be the problem? If I replace the screen would that work?

Answer:Computer turns on but screen is black

hi,.is the screen totally black or is a flashing curser showing, will it boot into safe mode?. how many sticks of ram is installed, remove one then try startup, try different sticks in different slots.

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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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Hello!Recently I got Avast AV and it said that I had a virus and so on, Something about Kavos and a rootkit, so it tried deleting it, but failed, told me it was gonna do a boot scan, so it did that, found the viruses and when i logged back into windows, same thing, it found the viruses. So I read that Trend Micro Systems is better then Avast so I uninstalled Avast and installed Trend Micro Systems Pro 2009, at that point I did a update for the new AV I had and it told me to restart to complete the update, so I do that, but once my computer starts and it says Toshiba, it tells me to choose between: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last known good config, or start windows normally, if I choose last known good configuration or start normally, my screen goes black, and I never reach the windows logo with the bar, if I choose safe mod, I get a bunch of text, and the text just stays there.Any help is GREATLY appreciatedMuch Thanks

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This is the issue I'm having. I start up my computer and after about 8-12min it either blue screens/black screens. Its not a virus, I've re-formatted a few times after a crash and still the same issue. I've asked computer shops and "gurus" about the issue and no one can give me a answer. On another note; A few months ago (About 6) the person who I bought my computer from, installed the graphics card wrong and the card would slip out of place. I moved my card to the secondary slot and the origional slot had been fried. After I resolved this issue the computer would run fine. But recently It started doing same ol same Nvidia control panel has a "Data Execution" Error every time I try to open it.

Here is the crash issue
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 63747053
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81CC5DC4
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Access is denied when I try to open them.

Any info would be great thx!

Answer:Computer blue/black screen

Hi and welcome to TSF please do not post your email address it is a invitation to get spammed I have removed it for your own security,Now can you please follow the instructions here and upload the files so that a analyst can check the dumps and look for the cause

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hey guys,

I was attempting to clean my computer screen today by wiping it off with a tissue paper but I accidently wiped over a bunch of buttons on my screen, and I have no idea what the function of those is lol.
My PC screen went black, and I don't know to get things back to normal. I still hear the computers noise so I know it's on. I already tried to turn off the PC and unplug it, but that didn't fix the problem. When I start it up again the screen remains black.

I've also managed to lose the manual. Any idea's? here's a pic FYI


Answer:My computer suddenly has a black screen?

alright so apparently one of the buttons turns the screen on/off but once I press it nothing happens. fml

its a lenovo A730 one btw

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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!!!

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