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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What happens in safe mode?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Screen Goes Black, Screen Seemingly Loses Connection

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

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Dell vostro 220

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Help?= D Please

Answer:Computer black screen?

what are you running
video card
power supply

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

have you tried
last known good configuration

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I have 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.

List of t... Read more

Answer:New Computer Black Screen

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

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

Answer:my computer screen keeps going black

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

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

Answer:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

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

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Every time I turn on my computer for the first time it loads to windows logo and stays loading. After a little bit it just freezes and proceeds to go black. Now when I power it off and turn it back on the second time it works absolutely fine. I can go and use the computer with out troubles. It always done this and is consistent in doing so. Any ideas on what might be wrong?

Processor: AMD-FX6100
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)
RAM: 8gb DDR3
Video Card: AMD 470

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Hi, at first I thought this might be virus related. I went through with help from Howard_Hopkinso, and removed all virus' and malware. But my problem persists.

I have an Alienware Area 51 m7700, 120 Gig HD, 3 Gig memory, 3.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT duo processor. NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra.

What happens is when i try and playing a source game for little while the screen goes black, sound skips, but the laptop still runs. Also happens when i click on certain internet links.

I assume that i need updated drivers, which i did. but that didn't work either.

I am lost, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Screen Turns Black, but computer still on

Try doing a system restore... If this doesn't work, you will have to wipe the laptop's hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows

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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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Yesterday my other compuer was running smoothly, suddenly the computer restarts by itself and what happened next is that the monitor was black screen and my hard drive LED light is lit on solid along with several irregular beeping sound. So i shut it down and turn it back on after a few minutes, and the problem is still the same it just wont boot normally as you would, one other thing that i forgot to mention is that normally two types of LED lights showing, the hdd light and the power light but my hdd LED light is showing and my power LED light isn't showing that its indicating on.

Today i try turn the computer but its the same, so i took the VGA card out and clean the fan (all fans are working fine when powering on) and also took one of my ram stick out as well as try both hard drives individually so to see which hard drive is dead.

So i would like to know what happens if your hard drive dies that would cause this sort of problem that im experiencing or that it might be the VGA card problem.
Any help would be very very appreciated. Thx in advance

Answer:Computer won`t boot and has a black screen.

Uh...what are your specs (including power supply)? Do you overclock and have you changed anything recently? Are the temperatures okay?

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hey all
as the title says my computer turns to a black screen and just hangs with a high pitch coming from speakers
the first time this is happened was during #The Last Remnant# around the same part every time which is not far into the tutorial game play.
2 days ago i bought Demigod and same things at some point during the game, the screen would turn black ,audio clip stuck.
at first i thought it might be that the cpu isnt getting enough power because i am only using a 4 pin , but that wasn't the case. i ran prime 95 on large fft, intel burn , 3d mark06, 3d mark vantage, memtest, chkdsk, and all passed just fine no errors no crashes nothing.
go back into demigod play for around 10 min and its a black screen of death. tried again lasted longer then again the same issue and a manual restart required.
my specs :

Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

OS Service Pack Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000

DirectX DirectX 10.1

CPU QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 2833 MHz (8.5 x 333)

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake P45

Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM2: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM4: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)

BIOS Type Award Modular (11/14/08)

GPU ATI Radeon HD 4850 (RV770)
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Answer:computer hangs on a black screen

Are the games up to date with the latest patches?

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8140 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 760360 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, H77MA-G43 (MS-7756)
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I built this computer last year, around 8 months ago. Everything worked fine except for a psu issue that has been mended by replacing it. I started having this problem while I was playing a game and it continues even while I wasn't gaming. I updated all my drivers and did a virus scan and nothing came up. I checked my notifications and I have a bunch of video errors. I'm gonna attempt to take out my graphics card to see if that'll fix it. It was perfectly fine up until now. I'm gonna add my files from the event log.

Please Help, and Thank you.

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My Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 isn't turning on correctly, when I turn it on, it starts up as usual but then it shows a black screen. HELP. I have really important files on my computer and don't want to lose them. Is there a way to remove my hard-drive and install all the memory on a different laptop?

Answer:My computer shows a black screen, how can I fix it?

"Is there a way to remove my hard-drive and install all the memory on a different laptop?"A hard drive does not have memory. It has storage space. Memory is totally different.You can buy a 2.5-inch external enclosure and put the drive into that. Then connect the enclosure to a USB port on another PC.

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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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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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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 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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This problem only started a few days ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Sometimes Starts Up with A Black Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop computer and whenever I start the computer up it goes to a blank black screen with a flashing bar in the top left hand corner. Usually it does this for a second and then continues to load but it jus stops there and the computer isn't working or anything. Yesterday it was fine and now its doing this. I don't know if its something really easy to resolve this or not but any help would be much appreciated

Answer:Black screen when starting computer...

Hi check link
If you decide to use FIXMBR [repair Master Boot Record] read warning of using FIXMBR if there is a virus present.
Best to run Virus scan first..if system starts up.

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

Answer:Black screen, computer still running

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

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E-Machine about 4 yrs old. Shows E-Machine logo and BIOS settings <F2> and boot menu <F10>. Goes to black screen immediately. Do I have a virus or has the piece of crap given up?

Answer:black screen. computer will not boot up.

Black Screen (fixmbr) -;en-us;314503

Black screen on boot (no cursor) - Microsoft Answers -


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Hello everyone,
I have a HP laptop, the model number is dv9925nr incase anyone needs it, and as soon as i turn on the laptop the screen is black and stays black, as if the computer is still off. I have turned it on when it is plugged in and the computer is fully charged and tried many other ways and even waiting to see if it reappears but nothing has worked. I know it is on because all of the blue lights are on and you can hear the computer running. My first thought is that the screen is going and needs to be replaced but if anyone knows any ways to fix this without having to take it into a store or go to that extent and there is an easier way could you please write back. it would be greatly appreciated!

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

Answer:computer unattended for a while screen goes black

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

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Ok so, im trying to help my friend with her broken computer.
She got hit with the avsoft virus, It took me a while but I finally got malwarebytes on her system, and had to rename the .exe in order to get it to run in safemode and it seemed to have worked pretty well, i then wanted to boot it in normal mode and run a full scan to make sure we got everything.
Anyway, we were experimenting with it for whatever reason (i guess malware removal had us feeling brave) and we unhooked her monitor, and plugged her desktop computer via the monitor cord into my laptop. i know that you can plug a monitor into a laptop and use that instead of the laptop screen, so we wanted to see if it would work with the desktop instead of the monitor. You know, like use my laptop as the monitor and keyboard.
I went into the my laptops nvidia control panel and messed around with some of the settings
All of a sudden my laptop screen went black.
I just rebooted, and my laptop was fine but when we plugged her monitor back into her desktop and rebooted it would not reboot correctly.

The lights on the computer would turn on, you can hear it is running, the fans are running, it makes one beep, just like a normal startup. the screen displays a logo (not the windows logo) an everex logo for a few seconds, and then some text comes up (like normally) and looks like it proceeds to load but it flies by so quick you cant read it, and then nothing. A big black blank screen.

Some things I have already tried:
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Answer:Computer turns on, but screen is BLACK!

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I found a laptop in the garbage with a charger and everything included, it is a sony viao from like maybe 2-4 years ago (not too old) and when I started it up it had windows xp professional installed and it had a password and since i didnt know it, i decided to use my windows xp prefessional disk i have burned and put it in, i booted it perfectly, it perfectly detected the partitions and everything was going great, it started installing windows xp but at one point it just restarted and asked me if I wanted to start windows xp normally or in safe mode, so i put normally and it just took me to a black screen, and eveytime I turn on the laptop it takes me to the black screen, i literally dont see anything and im not able to type anything either, it is totally black and the computer is running and I hear the fan but the computer just doesnt do anything, its just stuck at the black screen, so if anyone could PLEASE help me I would HIGHLY appreciate it because no one else on the internet seems to have my problem and Im getting a headache trying to fix this!!!!


Answer:Black screen on startup of computer!

Sounds like that the OS that you were trying to install wasnt finished, and was corrupted..... have you tried re-installing the OS again?

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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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Okii dokii. I was sitting there playing Half-Life 2 (It's not spammed or virused or anything, I've had it for a year now) and right in the middle of my game the screen goes totally black, and a bar at the top left corner is blinking, like it's waiting for me to type something. So I hit the Windows key. Nothing happens. Control+Alt+Delete, again, nothing happens. I went into a frenzy and hit everything on my keyboard, and still nothing happened! I know it's still connected and on and stuff, 'Cos whenever I hit like Control+C or something it'll beep. I can't reboot, I have other important things on there. Like essays that took me weeks to work on. And science fair. (which I negected to save...) So. Anyone know what to do?

Answer:Black Computer Screen! Won't Respond! Help?

I have a windows XP, by the way.

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

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

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Hi guys,
I am having a massive problem with my desktop. When I turn it on, it just sits there with a black screen. The HDD access light blinks for a few secs, then stops. It's custom built by a computer store, with a Gigabyte GA-P35-S3 mobo, Intel Core 2 Duo (unsure of exact model) overclocked to 3.06GHz, Galaxy nVidia GT240 1GB graphics card, Western Digital 500GB hard drive and an ASUS MW220 22" monitor. I can't boot it to a Linux LiveCD either, cause I don't even see the BIOS startup. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with it?
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Answer:Computer not booting, just black screen.

It's most likely the videocard.

I had this same problem a while ago and it turned out my videocard was not correctly installed.

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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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when i turn the power switch on the lights come on on the motherboard. the computer will start, harddisk runs and fans are spinning. i dont have a speaker for beep noises. screen is just blank, no signal. tried setting the graphics card in another computer where it runs fine. tried 2 different harddisks, tried powering up without harddisks, tried reseating components and removing ram sticks to check. nothing works. i can afford a new mobo or cpu, but how do i know which of them is faulty? i suspect the motherboard. also tried setting the graphics card in another slot, no luck. normally on my other computer when i turn it on, the graphic card fan will run hard for a few secs then settle once entering bios or post or what it is u call it, when setting it in the bad computer it just runs hard until i shut it off again. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks.

Answer:computer runs but black screen

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First full build and I'm pretty confident that I put it together correctly, but I'm having problems. I've done upgrades on different systems from hardware to software, but this is my first full build. You'll have to excuse my ignorance on some of the terms since this is my first build. I know enough to get by. lol

I have a
Antec 900 tower
Intel Q9400 CPU
Zalman heatsink and fan
4 Gig OCZ Reaper mem
Corsair tx750 (overkill but will be upgrading throughout the years)
Radeon HD4670

Moment of truth - turns on and everything looks good EXCEPT my screen on my computer is black. The light just stays orange on my monitor like normal in sleep mode. Doesn't even flicker green. All the fans are running except the CPUs fan, but I don't know if it only kicks on when the CPU reaches a certain temp or not.

I've checked and rechecked the connections. I've looked and cant see any secondary power connection for my setup neither on the board or Graphics card. I've tried resetting CMOS. I hear a faint beep when I just power it on but thats it. I'm running bare minimum and have swapped the sticks of ram. No Change.

I don't have the ability to swap hardware since all my other computers are ancient and aren't compatible hardware wise.

I'm out of ideas and need some help with this.

Thanks in advance for your guys help!

Answer:New Computer build - nothing/black on screen

If your CPU fan isn't running then it might not be connected to the MB or the fan is faulty.

You may have fried your CPU.

Does this MB have onboard video? If it does then connect to that one first.

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

I tried inserting win XP installation disk - still no results

is my HD gone?

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

any suggestions?

Answer:black screen can't boot computer

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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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I got 2 PCs both are exactly the same in spect and make, just over a year old. one of them was making a westling noise i opened it and took the fan of the processor off to check the model and get a new fan because it was the cause of the noise. i took the processor out with the fan and then placed the processor and the fan back on the mother board (ofcourse made sure that the pins of the processor properly sets in and doesnt bend). when i started the computer i get a black screen i dont get nothing on the screen no message no grey window nothing just as if the monitor is off. but yet the hard drive spins and everything, i cant get to the bios it does not show anything, i thought it is the graphic card. i opened the other pc which as i said is identical and placed the graphic card of that pc and still the same problem i then tested the graphic card of the first machine in the second one it is perfictly working so i know it is not the graphic card. i then though it may be the processor and i carefully took out the processor of the second pc and placed it in the first one still the same problem. i then put back the processor in the second machine and realised that it is not working too. now both of my machines are not working they both show a black screen as if it is off and show nothing, but the hard drive is spinning. can someone help me plz.

Answer:my computer just show a black screen as if it is off

well meanwhile i should deserve the black-screen-baztard or at least bluescreen-hero 3d game crashing title.

just by curiosity.. what happens if you try to boot your computer without a keyboard? XD this helped for me last night.. my keyboard is apparently broken and that made me see only a black screen although everything is running fine..

will have to tell a mate to organize/buy a keyboard for me.. as i work till 10 o clock today :F

if it doesnt help.. try disconnecting all the possible hardware devices which are not essentially needed for getting into the bios screen.

already tried to reset your bios by taking out the mobo-battery for about 30 seconds? (with no power plugged into the computer, naturally.)

please try to write in paragraphs as it is very unappetizing to read 10 lines of plain text.

looking forward to hear from you and seeing what we could do.


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

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

Answer:Black screen when turning computer on

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Windows 7Build 7601This copy of Windows is not genuine  Do anyone know what this means?  

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I have an A7v400 MX I was surfing on and it started to shutdown automatically. I changed the power supply and it does not shutdown anymore but when I try to boot the computer up it passes the boot up screen and will not load Windows XP. I cannot go to the bios setup either. I will have the option to load windows in safe mode or safe mode with networking or load windows at its last working settings;However, it will just stay black and then my monitor will automatically go into sleep mode. Any information to help resolve is greatly appreciated.
PC Info:
Asus A7V400-MX
1gb pc3200 ram
diamondmax plus 9 80gb
antec 250 power supply

Answer:Computer Boots To A Black Screen

Was curios if anyone could comment on the BIOS settings causing the above issue? I tried numerous times to access the menu and the screen will stay black just the same as when the computer runs post. I do not have the CD for it so I will try to search on line.

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Well for the past month my computer has been freezing or my mouse froze requiring a reboot, but when I started it up again the screen would go black and not do anything then I would turn it off and turn it back on and it would start up normally.

A couple days ago I had to reformat my computer cause I kept getting a computer crash leading to a blue screen.

Just today my computer froze when I started up a game, then I turned off my computer and again the booting up with black screen happens again but this time, it will not start up at all even after several times turning off and trying to turn back on.

Idk if this helps but my keyboard lights quickly flash then they go off and my keyboard dont work.

Anymore info you might need just ask. I would like to know whats wrong.

Answer:Computer starts but screen goes black.

Hmm, I'm guessing you might have a mobo problem, did you happen to look at your biso specs right before your pc went out ans saw what the cpu and systems temps were ?

Also please post your specs so that we can help you out further, by the way what were you doing on your pc before the problems started to arise ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I restarted my mac... Read more

Answer:Computer only booting to Black Screen

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

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

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

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

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

A link---

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Having a backup image to restore to is nice.

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

Good luck in the future.

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I bought this new computer 2 months ago and i've been having some problems.
It randomly freezes while playing games (mostly WoW) or just doing other things, first the picture freezes while the mouse is still working, then the sound and the mouse cursor stop and the screen goes black saying "No Signal" and after few seconds the computer restarts.
I have attached the last 2 minidump files (only have 2 since i re-installed the windows not long ago).
I bought a new PSU few weeks ago and still i get the same crashes.
My computer configuration is:
MB: Asus M4N98TD Evo
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz
VGA: Asus EAH5750 1GB DDR5
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston
PSU: Delux ATX 800W P4

Can you help me about this problem? Because at the moment i have no idea what might be causing the problems.
Thank you.

Answer:Computer Freeze then Black Screen

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

Answer:Computer black screen then restarting itself

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

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recently (the last week or so) my computer will randomly lock up and the screen turns black. I have had the computer for roughly 1-1.5 years and it has been working well up until now. I am not particularly great with technical stuff, but I'm not completely ignorant either. When I open up the case, all the fans appear to be functioning, and the temperature usually doesn't go above 40 degrees Celsius, so I don't think it's an overheating issue. I check the event viewer in Admin Tools after every lock up, but there isn't anything there. The lock ups occur kind of ranomly. At first, I thought the issue might have something to do with World of Warcraft, since lock ups often occur while I'm playing. However, it does lock up occasionally when I am simply browsing forums or whatnot. Also, the first time my computer locked up and reboot, it was running slugishly and when I checked, it said I only had 768 MB of RAM. I have 2 512 sticks and one 256 stick. This is when I popped out the RAM, cleaned it, and put it back. After rebooting again, my computer read it as 1.25 GB. I'm not sure if the issue could be RAM related or if that is just a coincidence. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Computer info is below:

Windows XP Home
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+
1.25 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6600

Answer:Computer locks up and screen goes to black

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

Answer:my computer is showing a black screen after i

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

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

Answer:Computer turned on, but screen black.

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Answer:Black computer screen from boot up

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

These tests should isolate the problem.

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My laptop read low battery and died. I plugged it in and two options popped up that said admin settings and the other said restart. The admin settings said not to click on it unless we were a computer professional so we hit restart. It loaded the hp emblem and now the screen automatically goes black after the emblem appears and nothing will show up. We tried taking the battery out it didn't work. Any advice? I am desperate and need my computer!

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

Answer:My computer is showing black screen

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

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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. The power supply works, fans spinning on CPU and HD. I tried connecting my PCI GeForce fx5200 128mb graphics card to see if it was the intergrated graphics with the problem, but same thing, just a black screen. I also tried connecting another HD to it, no luck. I also tried connect this HD to another computer and it just comes up showing a recent hardware change made the computer start like this asking me to boot into safe mode or normally, but neither of them work, just freeze the computer once clicked on. Any ideas on what is wrong with it?
System Specs:
Widows XP Home
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:HELP!!! Computer boots to a black screen!

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

Answer:acer computer only comes up with black screen

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

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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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