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Computer turns on but after initial loading screen, screen is empty???

Question: Computer turns on but after initial loading screen, screen is empty???

So one day a week or two ago I turned on my PC to say that it had an issue and it needed the windows installation disk to repair it. So I put the disk into the PC and I clicked repair and it took a long time but it said all issues are resolved. I was happy as I thought I solved my problem, however, to my disappointment I was wrong. The computer reset and I saw the dell logo and the loading bar moving across and everything however after I wait the screen turns black but i can still see my mouse cursor and if I move the cursor around I can see it move but just my wallpaper is not there, the windows bar is not there, my folders and shortcuts aren't there nothing is. I tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up task manager but that does not work. I didn't make a backup recently and I put the repair disk back in and I scan for issues and it says there are no issues. I'm at a loss here and I'm desperate. I have all of my photos that I have taken from my vacations over the past 4 years and I can't get to them so I was really hoping that you guys could help me fix my PC. If anyone could  help me I would gladly appreciate it.
Also it is probably important to note that I am running the computer on 32 bit Vista and I recently installed a new GPU but it was about 2 weeks after I installed my GPU when this happened. I don't know if the graphics card had something to do with it but I am just saying i

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Answer: Computer turns on but after initial loading screen, screen is empty???

Hey Jason,
Some times 3rd Party software creates conflict during the startup. 
You can try booting into Safe mode with Networking and disable unwanted 3rd Party Startup Programs and services from MSCONFIG and Task Manager in case of windows 8. You can also run a malwarebytes scan to check for Malwares.

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After upgrading to windows 10, I was able to use it. But, when I tried turning my computer back on the next day, it would restart after the Dell loading screen would go away. It will go through this reboot cycle and never end. Ive tried pulling up the advanced boot options but it never works. The only things I can boot up are the regular boot options and the start up options. When going into the boot options I ran the scan that you can do (I forgot what it was called) and it said that everything was fine, that there were no problems. Im unsure as to why this problem started, or, how to fix it.

Answer:After initial Dell loading screen, computer restarts.

Download and create the windows 10 setup media >
Boot from the setup media and reinstall windows 10
Do not enter any product key asked - just skip the screen

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i dont kno why but my computer just doesnt work anymore, everytime i turn it on and it gets to the windows xp loading screen the computer restarts just as its about to continue on to the log in screen. i think it maybe my hard drive failed on me, inputs please thanks!

Answer:Computer turns off while at Windows XP loading screen (blue bar)

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hello everyone

when i first started windows (windows XP) i always entered the BIOS through the use of the f keys at what i call the "initial boot menu" as i got older i jumped with the changes with windows and now i am at windows 10 after making the jump from 8.1 .

however i noticed my option on the "initial start up menu" to load up BIOS instead of my OS is no longer present and i must always go through the windows system to access it. while this is not always a problem , it is now that i am required as a college student to use multiple OS , i must now use a dual boot system, which is severely impractical with what seems to be the newest versions of windows forcing me to go through their system to access the BIOS menu.

is there something wrong here software wise in the windows 10 operating system that i dont know ? or is this a common thing for more modern versions of the OS?

i have tried troubleshooting in a few ways with no results in bringing back my option to Boot the BIOS

but this is what i have tried so far

Turned off "fast startup "
reset the BIOS/CMOS by "setting to defaults in the BIOS menu"

i figured to ask for help before doing anything else, due to it being mostly reinstalling the OS or reverting back to a less modern version , not sure what the problem is , but i need the BIOS as a startup option and i am hoping someone here can help before classes start in about a week .

any help is appreciated
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Answer:BIOS not showing up on the initial loading screen

Hi Shawn

I really do not understand the issue you are describing. Are you saying you are no longer getting the options to enter your BIOS when you boot? ie The "Press F2 or DEL to enter BIOS" dialog

If that is the case, than enter the BIOS via windows advanced startup options and disable fast boot in your BIOS. Save and exit. The BIOS option should now be availble on powering up your system

Edit: And welcome to the forum

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I have been trying to fix this problem for 3 weeks but with no luck. All other games work except EA NHL 06 and FIFA 05. Can someo please help me.

Here are the details

I called Dell and EA but updating all drivers, run chkdsk /r and reinstalling the game a few times I have no luck.

The message error is:

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 86f6ae1b, parameter3 b80158a0, parameter4 00000000.

my PC configuration is:


Welcome to Electronic Arts System Information Utility, Easy Info. This tool can be used by yourself and our technical support representatives to help find a solution to any technical issues you may be experiencing with your game. Please make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements and that you have the most updated drivers for both your video and sound devices.

System Overview / Comparison
Your System Game Requirements

Operating System (Get Updates) Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Windows XP/2000

System Memory 1023.1 256.0

Processor Speed 3591.1 1000 MHz

DirectX Version (Get Updates) 9.0c 9.0c

Display Device (Get Drivers) NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU

Display Memory 256.0 32.0

Display Driver

Sound Device (Get Drivers) SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [D8C0]

Sound Driver

Operating System Information
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
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Answer:NHL06 adn FIFA soccer 05 Crashing when loading initial screen

Hi, the next time you receive the crash, you should get an error report box pop up asking if you want to submit the details to Microsoft. Click where it says 'To see what data this error report contains click here' and that should launch a new box. Inside that box it should tell you what is causing the back with details of what it says for app name and mod name and we'll take it from there.

It may just be a simple case of renaming the problem file to make the game work, I have had similar problems like that in the past :-)

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Now my Y560 laptop computer is back to it's original problem: It first overheated and shut down.  Now every time I try to load WIndows 7 normally the screen turns off completely when it is supposed to load the user log-in screen. The computer is still on but the display turns off everytime it reaches that same spot. I can only load Safe Mode windows 7 but it is of not much use because safe mode does not allow me to run any programs.  The system seems to be producing way high temperatures even in safe mode. How can I fix this problem with windows 7 shutting off the display when it is about to reach the log-in screen? Even when transfering files in safe mode to an external drive the system will turn off sometimes when a lot of files are transfering. This is very dissapointing because I spent $850 on this computer a year ago, and now it is malfunctioning and over a motnth out of warranty.  This is such a terrible experience.  I've never had a computer break down like this before.  Now i have to resort to using my old desktop PC running XP with very basic functions. please help . thank you     


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Answer:Frustrated. Windows 7 will not load. Screen turns off when loading Windows 7 login screen. Y560

I solved my own problem but Lenovo plants should do a  much better job with quality control during manufacturing. I fixed the overheating problem/LCD screen always turning off at the Windows 7 login screen problem by doing this: 1)  Take out the  laptop power battery and unplus the system.    Open up the laptop and apply a thin layer of Artic Silver 5 thermal paste on all the 3 chips under the heat sink aand fan.  See this guide for how to safely remove fan and heat sink:Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Hardware Maintenance Manual V2.0.2)  I moved the top ram to the bottom slot and the bottom one into the upper slot. Seems like it works for now.  Hopefully not too many of you run into this problem too as it has wasted many hours of my time.   

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I have a packard bell easynote laptop with vista and a couple of weeks ago it blue screened saying something about a page fault in non paged area, i turned it off and on again and it comes on and goes to the windows loading screen and loads for a while then turns off. It does the same if i try starting with windows repair or start to last good configuration. I can access my bios. It also wont load in safe mode either!

I have lots of important data on there which i dont want to lose and i dont have a recovery disc either.

Any help would be great


Answer:Laptop boots up and then after loading screen turns off, desperate for help

How old is the hard drive. If over two years old, you might want to buy a new drive just to preserve the data on an old one, which you can then rescue in a hard drive enclosure on a USB cable.

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Came home from work today and turned on my desktop.  The computer comes on but after the initial start up the blue screen with the word HEWLETT PACKARD comes on and then nothing else happens.  I somehow don't think this is good.  All ideas excepted.  Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't go past initial HP screen

disney2413..... Have you tried to start your pc in SAFE mode ?dl65  

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Dear Sirs! I have encryptrd system windows disc with Bitlocker., The access method is flash drive. .The encryption works normally. But I eject the flash drive and reboot the comp, the only  empty blue screen appears. and the comp  reboots
in 2-3 minutes.  This means I can not to restore access from the bitlocker key, if the flash? for example, will be broken.. Please write me how to solve it.

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Hi Guys, I need some help here. My PC is screwed. After reading a bunch of loading screen problems I saw that all of them were problems that occurred after the XP loading screen happens. But, after around yesterday night I got up and used the computer, and when I was done I put the computer into standby mode and went back to bed. A few hours later I woke up, and still a bit sleepy I got up, turned my computer back on and held the Power Button until it shut down, all of which I did not turn on my monitor or move anything; I was sleepy. Then, today when I started my computer, the computer booted up as usual, and I saw my ASUS loading screen, and the the flashing _'s that happens when my computer loads when I start it up. But then, it just goes blank. I tried restarting the computer and try again, with the power button turn off, which just turns off when I press it, unlike when my computer is acting normally, which takes a few seconds. Can anyone help me? I just hope my hard drive isn't fried or anything. Thanks!

Answer:Monitor turns black and doesn't load before XP loading screen

Could you explain this again please"?
"turned my computer back on and held the Power Button until it shut down, all of which I did not turn on my monitor or move anything"

Do you mean you pressed the power once then held it for 4 seconds? Do you normally turn your system OFF this way instead of using Start /Shut Down?

Sounds like this is a desktop, recommended practice is to turn the monitor ON then the system, after use, turn the system OFF then the monitor.

Standby, Suspend to RAM and Hibernation where windows is concerned, do not always work and are highly hardware and setup dependant.

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Hey guys,

I got up this morning, and Windows was still up, but, there were no icons on the screen - just the wallpaper. It had been left on. Nothing worked, even CTRL-ALT-DELETE. I just cut it off, and when it came up, the "HP INVENT" screen flashes, but, nothnig happens after that. Cannot get to even the Windows XP screen.

I went into the BIOS and it apparently still recognizes the hard drive and the memory.

The computer has Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have an extry copy of XP, SP2 laying around. I put the CD in and got to the screen where I could choose "recovery console." Should I try to do that?



Answer:My computer won't get past the initial power on screen

Fixed! I had to go to REGEDIT - the explorer file had gotten corrupt!

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My computer shuts down at the initial windows screen (hourglass). I have to try and restart the computer several times ( BIOS does not start ) before OS loads. Sometimes my BIOS has me reset it's settings.

I did a 'clean boot' by accessing System Configuration( msconfig ) and unchecking 'Load Startup Items' in the 'General' tab and 'Disable All' in the Services tab ( hide Microsoft services excluded ).

I did a restart with no problems. Everything I do works now, so do I just leave it and forgot about it?


Windows 10 Pro, v1607, 64bit

Answer:Computer shuts down at initial Windows screen

Welcome to the TenForums.

If your Bios is forgetting settings it usually means that your CMOS battery is dying. Since you built it you should be able to identify and replace. I say CMOS battery. Some are the size of quarters, some for laptops come as sealed units with leads and some use a capacitor circuitry. You're the creator, you'll find it.

I recommend at a minimum replacing it. Then you can really see if you are having a software startup issue or a hardware issue.

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My PC constantly restarts whenever I turn it on. It runs it's BIOS thingy and proceeds to a windows screen that asks me if i want to run windows in safe mode, last giid config., etc. As soon as I pick an option it starts loading windows. after about 6 seconds it restarts and continues to do so for as long as i leave the computer on. I decided to pop in the xp cd and do the recovery console. when it starts it asks what partition i want to fix but it doesn't list my harddrive. I went to the part of BIOS that tells you what harddrives are detected and my harddrive was listed.What do I do to fix my computer?

Answer:Computer constantly restarts at Windows loading screen (logo screen)

Run hard drive diagnostics: sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Hi I have a Compaq presario CQ5320f

Motherboard: M2N68-LA (Narra6)

Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 240

Memory:3 GB PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)

Hard drive:500 GB SATA 3.0 Gb/sec 7200 RPM

I have had the computer for about two years and never had a problem, one night i went to bed and turned off the computer and the next day it was not working. When i turn it on it just stays at the compaq logo screen and does not respond to any keyboard commands. If I hit the keys while it is turning on I can access the Bios menu, boot menu and system check, I can not access the system restore option. The system check shows everything as passing. I have switched out power supplies and no difference. I have used and old hard drive from another computer and it will boot up to the windows logo and then reset to the initial start up screen and be unresponsive. I tried plugging my hard drive into another computer and the screen was all crackly looking. I am by no means a tech expert I just would like to recover information off my hard drive though it would be better if i got the whole thing working properly again.

Thanks for any help,

Answer:Computer has power but will not boot past initial screen

Hi David,
you can't move Windows boot hard drives from one PC to another without having problems. Your going to have to get another hard drive and install it as the C drive, then re-install Windows. Then take the "bad" hard drive and install it as a second drive to get any files off of it

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Hello, all. Hope someone can help me out:

My main problem is that whenever I turn my computer on (dell dimension 520) it suddenly freezes on the screen that proceeds the "Hit F2 / HIT F12" screen. The blinking cursor at the bottom of the screen will pulse but the computer won't load from there.

Here's some history on the computer:

I accidentally infected my computer with a virus after clicking a link a friend sent me. I removed it using Windows Live One Care. Once I removed the virus I would see two error messages appear whenever I started up my computer. I can't remember what they were named -- they were 'could not locate file' messages. I just assumed they were remnants from the viruses I removed.

A few days ago my computer began to run slowly. I noticed this coincided with a automatic update from Windows. I couldn't start my computer normally from then on, I could only access in safe mode. I used a restore point to go back to before the automatic update and things seemed fine. However, I forgot to stop the automatic update from occuring again and the same situation occured.

The problem seemed fixed until accidentally removed Windows Live One Care while trying to uninstall a different program. I shut down my computer since it began to run really slowly before I could re-install One Care and from then on, again, I could only start in safe mode.

Finally my computer stopped loading at all and now freezes on the screen I mentioned above. I tried u... Read more

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Need help here.

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

have you tried ringing up HP support line?

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Computer: Not with the computer in question now, but here are some general specs. Running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a pretty cheap desktop Emachine T series 3626 which came with 1g of ram and 150g of free space.

Issue: After loading bios, booting from hdd, computer loses power during vista loading screen. After 4-5 tries computer does boot successfully but can lose power again at any time with no obvious reasons as to why. Computer won't even boot in safe mode.

*Note. If the computer had been running recently however, the first boot attempt is usually successful.

I have been dealing with this problem for about a month and a half now. It seemed to pop up just after I made some changes to startup config., I copied Reason 4.0 (music production program) and World of Warcraft to my 500 gig external hard drive and have ran both those programs from either my internal HDD or external HDD and also save data on both. I may have changed bios/cmos during that time but it's unlikely. About a 6 months ago I overclocked my computer, and a year ago I installed an extra 500mb of ram. Also my tower tipped over about 2 months ago while it was running but the hit wasn't hard and the computer kept running normally. I wish I could tell you exactly when this issue started and whether or not it was before or after the changes I have made in the past month and a half but I can't remember. Anyways I've tired all sorts of solutions. Here is what I can remember doing.

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Answer:After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Hello BeauDDS, welcome to Vista Forums!

Please explain in detail what you mean by ...

"computer loses power during vista loading screen"

do you mean it loses all electrical power or something else?

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There is this black screen(mouse does not appear either) right before the login menu that happens sometimes for about 1 minute then the vista logo pops up and then I can log in, any ideas as to what the problem is or how to fix it? T400 with the ati video card, but i'm on the intel integrated one most of the time but problem happens with both.

Answer:T400 black screen between windows vista loading screen and login screen

I think problem is with the drivers. I use to have the same problem too but after I upgraded to the latest drivers + BIOS, problem seem to be fixed.

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Ok so my brothers computer will turn on but there is no screen, it says "no Signal".

heres the story. When I unplug the computer from the wall then plug it back in, it will turn on automatically. The computer will also not show anything on the screen..I've tried changing out power supplies, video cards (the current video card he is using is on board, I switched to after market) I also tried changing all power cords and display cords. I'm not sure what else it could be other than maybe the motherboard or harddrive? Its a Dell with windows xp I don't know much more about it other than its not a pavilion is a custom build from a local dealer. Any and all insight/advice would be helpful, thank you.


Answer:Computer Turns on but no screen?

Try clearing the CMOS. There should be a jumper on the motherboard labeled "CMOS CLEAR". If you can't find this jumper, then remove the battery, unplug the computer from the wall, and push the power button. After this it should boot. If it does not boot make sure that the PC Speaker is plugged in to the appropriate jumper and pay attention to the code coming from it.

Report back with your findings as clear and concise as possible.

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CPU: AMD 6400 duo core
RAM: 4gigs
Video: Geforce 8900

I was playing a game when the system just turned off. Prevously, I had a few times it reboot. The system will turn on ( fans and leds' ) and HD loads and CD loads but I get no video on monitor nor do I hear any system beeps or seems like it is getting past the BIOS load. I took the machine to a shop and they said my PSU was bad... So I purchased a new one online since nobody locally carries anything above a 450w same one as I had before 700W. I installed new PSU but I get the same simptoms.

I took out the motherboard out of the case and put only 1 stick of ram in it reseated the cpu with heatsink and fan with new heat paste. Plugged in the VGA adaptor for onboard video. Plugged power into the motherboard at the main adaptor and the cPU 12v. I short the power swt to turn it on and I get the same thing. Fans turn on LED on. No beeps or video. I tried a 2nd speaker and tried again no change. Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer turns on but no screen

It's possible you let your computer get too hot and it burnt up the motherboard... that or possibly the graphics card... if it's getting power but not posting, then it's not your power supply, although it may have been bad too. It's either going to be your motherboard, graphics card, or processor... a failure in either three could cause it to not show up... You saying it doesn't have any bios beeps leads me to believe it's either the motherboard or the processor, not just the graphics card.

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Hi, i have a strange problem with my friends computer and can't figure it out. As i said the Pc screen turns off but the pc still running.

I changed the power supply a couple of weeks ago but he told me that it happened again. I tested all the hardware and everything seems fine. Could it be the monitor? Because i left it for two days straight at my place and nothing happened! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Screen turns off but computer still on

Welcome to TF!

It might be his backlight in his LCD is flickering.

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My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition Service pack 2. When I turn on my computer it will turn on normaly and show Windows XP is loading like always but at the sign on screen it would hibernate but I finally got in once and disabled hibernation but then it started turning off instead of hbernating. Please help.

Answer:computer turns off at log on screen

Have you tried booting into SAFE MODE?


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Whats happening is that when i turn on my computer it starts but theres nothing on the screen....says its not connected. the num lock light also turns on but the wierd thing is if i turn it off and on a couple of times it works...anyway i bought a video card a while back but its been working fine up till now and also a new power source. and aparently when the comp doesnt turn on and you start to turn locks (caps ect...) they freeze and stay either turned off or on. and when it does turn on okay its really slow at first. Help would be much apreciated....really >.<

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My computer's screen recently turns off once in a few hours. Sometimes days.
Before it turns off, the computer gets stuck for 2 seconds.

I wonder if it's overheating of the CPU or something else.

What do you think?

Answer:Computer screen turns off

I've connected another screen to my PC and it just turned off, so the PC itself is the problem.
Any idea what can cause this?

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Hi guys
My desktop computer started acting weird after the move
first it started freezing after around 30 sec of playing games.
Then it started freezing after about 30 sec after start
I removed all the viruses and malware, and it got better, but once I opened a game, the problem returned
and now even better, the computer will turn on, but not the screen
sorry, I'm a computer noob, is it a video card failure, or something?

Win7 64bit

Thank you

P.s motherboard ASROCK FM2A85X EXTREME6 is showing the error code 99

Answer:Computer turns on, but not the screen

If you can, open the case and remove the video card if it is removable and re-install it. If you can't do this have a friend help you do it

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the computer turns on then the screen turns black and it does nothing

Answer:my computer turns on but goes the screen bla

Black Screen on Boot

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Ok, I've been going through some of my old stuff and found some old computers, and i've been trying to build a system from different parts. These are the following:

Videocard: 7600gt
Motherboard: P4 Titan 533 GA-8SR533
CPU: Pentium 4. (im 99.99% sure, but the written stuff has been rubbed off =(..)
PSU: Codegen 300W

I've built this system, took it apart, dusted it all off did EVERYTHING i can to try and fix it. When i try and turn it on, it turns on, (i can tell by the fans spinning and lights turning on the MB) but nothing comes up on the screen. I know its not the monitor because when i plugged the monitor out of the videocard, it says no signal on the screen. When i turn the computer on im pretty sure its not the videocard because the screen's power is blinking with green? (thats what i read from the internet )

So i tried my best to fix up this old computer, and the last option i need is anything involving MONEY, (Im veryyy short on money atm...)

Thankss =]

Answer:Computer turns on but nothing on screen

Have you installed the drivers for the 7600GT ?
That is probably not the problem, but the card may be defective... How do you know the video card is good? If not working, it may not show anything on the screen.
Can you test it in a friend's machine?

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well i have a Windows Desktop, recently my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all stopped working. i thought that was the problem but all of them work if i plugged them into another computer. The hardrive still turns on but it wont recognize anything i plug into it. What could the problem be?

Answer:my computer turns on but the screen stays bla

Why don't you reboot and press F8 until the boot up rescue screen comes on and choose last known best confiuration and hit enter and see where that gets you.

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So, obviously I don't know whats wrong with my computer. I play WoW and that shouldn't be to hard on my system. Whenever I play, my screen goes all wonky after awhile, sometimes its 10min, sometimes it'll last an hour. There will be bars going across the screen and the graphics will be all screwed up. Sometimes my monitor will just shut itself off and won't turn back on, I'll have to restart to get it to turn on again. Other times my computer will beep and shut off completely, sometimes a blue screen will come up with a bunch of writing, but it turns off so fast that I don't have time to read what it says. Its usually fine doing anything else, browsing the net or even watching a movie, its when I play a game it gets all screwed up. When I'm not even touching the computer it occassionly turns off! Well idk if it actually turns off but my tower will go completely silent, then it will start up again but it'll be on the exact same screen it was on to begin with, it doesn't restart... idk what it does. But when that happens a msg comes up saying 'usb device not recoginized' and i have no usb devices plugged in that are not recognized. The unknown device is apparently 'Universal Serial Bus controllers'... idk what that is, but when i look in my device manager thats the only unknown device. Hopefully someone can help me!

Answer:computer screen turns off and other things

Don't use short form text words in public forums... you may know what "idk" is but a foreigner may not.Can't help you but someone else may be able to unravel your post

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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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My configuration is Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, X1950XTX Radeon, 2gb ram, 250HD, 500w powersupply.
So one day I'm using my computer, which had been working wonders for 3 months, and it just shuts down. Then it wouldn't turn back on, at all, no power anywhere. So, I replaced the power supply. I made no other changes other than the power supply. Now it powers up, all the fans turn on (including from the video card), LED light turns on, even the CD rom driver works but I get nothing at all on the screen. And since i get a blank screen with both of my monitors I can't see how it's a monitor problem. I also get no beeps when I turn the computer on, and although I am not sure, I think the hard drive disk spins.

I can't see how it would be the video card since it was previously working and nothing changed on that. The only thing that makes sense to me is that when the old power supply broke the motherboard or, i hope not, the CPU got damaged. Has anyone seem or heard of someone having a similar problem? What Should I try? How can I find out if its the mother board or the CPU malfunctioning? Thank you for the help.

Answer:Computer Turns on but Screen is Blank! Tried Everything, Please Help!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First things first, when you installed the new PSU, did you connect the power cord to your graphics card? Did you connect two power connections to your motherboard? Both the 24 pin and the ATX12v connectors?

Assuming you did, I'd strip down to the basics to help with the troubleshooting. Remove your motherboard from the case, and set it on a box beside your case. Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and your graphics card (unless you have onboard graphics as well, in which case do not install your graphics card).

Connect the case's speakers to the motherboard.

Connect your monitor to the graphics, and then use a screwdriver to quickly "short" the two pins normally connected to the case's power on switch.

Tell us exactly what happens at this point. What lights are on, what fans are spinning, and what beeps you are getting. Good luck!

Also, please give us your motherboard make/model number, as well as your PSU maker name.

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Recently my computer started acting up and shutting down randomly while under high load. Now it won't even boot into the bios and I'm left with a blank screen. On my motherboard I'm getting an error 62 (Installation of PCH runtime services) and when I tried using a new graphics card, I would get an A6 error (Detection of SCSI devices). Anyone know what's going on and how I can fix these errors? I am under the assumption right now that I fried my gpu but before I just go and buy a new one I'd like to be sure my problem is not solvable without new parts.

Part list
MSI R9-290x lightning
Gigabyte z170
16gb ddr4
2tb hard drive
nzxt case

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Ok... So i have a Compaq Presario cq3020an and yesterday i walked in and it had a BLUE SCREEN OF DEATHHH...not taking much notice of it i restarted my pc only to find that the screen would be on...but completely blank...the light on the screen is solid, and my mouse laser is red...theres alot of clicks on startup and all the good stuff...but nothing comes on the screen...please help me

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

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

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

Answer:Computer turns on but only black screen.

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

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Hi guys. For like a week ago, me and my friends bought a game on steam called Dungeon Defenders. Then we was talking on skype, having an awesome time. But suddenly my screen just turned black. And the last half second of the word my fra said, got repeated in my headset. And it played the word 100 times per second. And i think my pc turns off too, but it immideately restarts, so i really dont notice it. And then nothing happends, the only thing i can do is to turn off my pc. And now when i try to turn it on (The lights works, and the fan's start) the screen just turn black, and nothing happends.

I haven't tried to clean it yet. Cause i dont really think its the problem. Help me

My big brother said i should update my GFX or something like that (How should i update it, if i cant see anything im doing on the pc ?) with this: I can't set the link in. The site does not allows me too it. But just ask, and i will send it. I need some help

Im really sorry for the bad English it can be hard to understand. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer turns off, screen does not work

What are the computers specs? If you don't know what specs mean, look at my system specs in the upper right hand corner of this post and give me your specs

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Turns out all my problems were an aged battery, according to the tech shop who reinstalled windows after some deeprooted viruses. But now my laptop won't shut down all the way, but the screen turns off. The keyboard's LEDs stay on, and the fan keeps blowing. It stayed that way for at least five minutes, between me getting a snack and coming back. I don't know if they reinstalled from the disc that shipped with the laptop or gave me a knew windows 7, but this particular issue only started when they reinstalled the OS.

Answer:Computer won't shut down, screen just turns off.

Nothing to do with default power options?

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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and I got it for my birthday, I think I got it on the 13th of September, it worked completely fine for a long time and then I can remember one day I just would not turn on, I tried and tried to get it to turn and it just wouldn't do it, the next morning it turned right on...with no problem at all, and then it was fine until about the end of January, then it turned off once and I got it to come back on after trying several times, then the next day when I went to use it again, it would turn on but the screen would not work, and it has been like this ever since, I have gone on the dell technical support website and they were no help at all. They had me taking out the hard drive, and the media board, and all of this other stuff and they didn't tell me anything, all they basically had me do was take it apart and put it back together. My father bought me this computer and it was the last birthday present I got from him before he passed away, so I am deeply attached to it. So if there is anything anyone can tell to do to fix this I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU.

Answer:Computer Turns on but Screen Does Not... Please reead this

Could be a number of things most likely your graphics card/ monitor, is your computer situated in a particulary warm or cold place?

Checked the fuse?

Is the environment particularly dusty?

Do the cables look secure in there ports?

Have you tried holding in the power button on your computer without any power leads in?

these are some basics to try, if that doesn't work we need to address a deeper issue.

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I was using my laptop earlier and the screen went black! I reboot it and the screen flashes to normal for a second and goes blank again! I know it's running because it powers on normally and even the little tone is played before logging on screen comes up! Please help! Its a toshiba windows vista!
Thanks heaps!

Answer:Computer turns on, but black screen :(

Inverters and bad backlights can be hard to diagnose without just replacing the parts but it sounds as one or the other is out/going out.
If you check these out yourself, good luck. Laptops are a bear and unless you've done a few, a repair shop may be best.
Good luck.

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After running my computer for approximately 10 to 20 minutes the monitor shuts down without any warning and simultaneously the sound cuts off, rending my computer unresponsive and useless. I suspect it's overheating but I have never experienced these issues before, they are obviously obstructing my work.

I have an ADM Radeon HD 5670 and I have never experienced or noticed the device reaching over 60 Celsius. The ventilator works within normal parameters as far as I can see with the Catalyst Control software and as far as I know all drivers are up-to-date.

I have posted my system information in a previous post regarding BSOD here in case it is of any relevance.

I hope someone is able to provide me with some help, I'd hate to buy a new video card.

Answer:Screen turns off, computer frozen.

The PC itself shuts off or is it still on? This is an important factor!

If it just completely shuts off, most likely one of these:

You could be having a power supply going bad.

You could have a dead case fan.

Thermal paste and/or heatsink/fan on CPU has failed in some way.

Heating failure is something that just shows up one day, so welcome to the wonderful world of PCs.

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My screen seems to have a loose connection. It turns off when tilted back. Just a gentle touch to the back of it turns on again but then shuts off. I have to tilt it forward for it to remain on. The computer remains on, just the screen goes blank.

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Answer:Screen turns off, computer stays on

 Hi @HPEnvyuser1, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums!  You have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! You said your HP ENVY 17t-n100 Notebook is having issues with the LCD screen connections. Here is a link to your service manual, page 19 to check the connections of the Display screen.  If you are in Warranty, please call us.  Please get back to me how this goes.  You can say thanks easily by clicking the Thumbs Up below!  Thanks.  

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

Answer:Computer turns on but screen is black

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

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I was wondering what was wrong and how can i fix my computer. When i turn it on its a blank screen and it just shuts off by itself. Then it turns on by it self with a blank screen and then turns off again repeatedly. How can i fix and whats the problem?

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I have a compaq computer running on windows vista home basic, I have a problem when I start the system, the desktop loads ok but then after about 30 sec the display turns white and I am unable to get the desktop back, I have restarted the system a number of times but the same thing keeps happening.
When the display turns white there is a strange message on their which you would get if you were trying to load a web-page but had no internet connection.
I have 2 users on the computer one works fine I can go in there and use the internet but the other is where I have the problem, and this is where all my work files are.

Can anyone give me any tips.



Answer:computer screen turns white

Looks like you got a virus, I've had this one before, it opens a fullscreen internet browser which you cant click away and it whants to give you something where you have to pay for. I'd suggest you'd go to the virus removal section of this forum and repost it there.

Good luck!

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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 have an Ispiron 530s desktop (XP Home). When I try to turn on the computer, the CPU fan is very loud and constant. I get no desktop. Both the monitor and the computer on/off button are amber color, no green. What could be the problem? What should I check first?

Answer:Computer turns on to blank screen

Usually the amber color indicates a power problem... as if your power adapter or cable to the power adapter is broken, or the power socket is damaged.

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First off, this is my first time on these forums, and i'm not sure if it's in the correct ones, so if an admin can move it or something? thx,

Allright, so about 2 and a year ago i bought my MSI, which i've been enjoying quite a lot. I use it daily for gaming and school related work, but 2 days ago, the screen suddenly turned black (while gaming) and then said a kind of "RRRRRR" noise. I restarted it, and it worked fine again.

Today, the computer did the same thing 4 times, expect that the screen turned light blue this time. It still said the "RRR" sound, I update my drivers regularly, and i just updated them before it happened again. Restarting works by the way.

I'm using a MSI GT663R, with these specs:
CPU: Intel core I7-720QM
VGA: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460m / 1,5GB DDR5
LED Panel: 15,6 FHD, 1920x1080 (Glare Type)
Ram: DDRIII 6GB (2GB*3)
HDD: 1TB (500GB*2 RAID 0) 7200RPM
RF: 802.11b/g/n

That's atleast what it says on the sticker on the PC, note that i'm not very good with computers and i'm really hoping to get a simple fix, because i don't want to use money to get it repaired if not necessary.

Thank you really much in advance, i really love my PC, and it was quite expensive, for what i earn, so i really hope it isn't broken or something similar


(I'll be checking on here after school and stuff )

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Resets almost immediately after boot hardware peripherals do not turn on when plugged in(except usb devices)

Answer:Computer Turns on with blank screen

Also, no beep code to indicate successful start up

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Hi Everyone,
This is my first time posting on these forums. I have a dell inspiron 5447, and I love it. It looks great, and, for the most part, runs well. However, whenever I move the laptop, or even slightly touch it, whether i move the screen or touch the body of the laptop, the screen glitches on and off, sometimes a few times in quick succession. When this happens, the touchpad also disables itself, and sometimes turns itself back on, but I usually have to go in to mouse settings and disable the mousepad and reenable it for it to work. I am thinking I need to send it in to be repaired, but I am not sure what the problem could be, or how much it may cost. I am also a college student that needs a laptop, so I cannot be without one for a long time. 

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Computer Screen turns on/off, touchpad does the same.

Please run the diagnostic tool to check the hardware on the system by following steps below.
1. Power off the system. Remove all peripherals except AC adapter
2. Power on system, quickly start tapping the F12 continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click on it.  After quick tests, click on Hard drive, and select Thorough Test Mode. 

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

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Hp notebook computer wont startup past the hp screen. It shows a black screen then goes back to hp screen. I did the hard reset, it didn't work. I did the test and all of them said passed. It started doing this when i was reseting it and it dropped on the floor. The battery and the hard drive fell out. When i turned it back on, it wasnt working. I dont know what is wrong with it....

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When I play any flash videos in full mode on my second screen, there is empty space on the bottom and top of my screen. This started happening recently and I am not sure what caused it. If I move the video over to my primary screen, I can view the video in full mode with any white borders. I am including 2 images to show the difference. On my primary screen you see that the video takes advantage of my whole screen, while on the secondary screen, there is empty space on top and bottom. This just started happening recently and I am trying to figure out what is causing it. The resolution on my primary screen is 1600 x 900 and on secondary screen is 1440 x 900.

Primary Screen -
Secondary Screen -

Answer:Flash full screen leaving empty space on top and bottom of my screen

My first guess without knowing anything else is this is simply the graphic driver/card's way of dealing with the aspect ratio difference between the two monitors. It is possible this only started after a update to the flash player or graphics driver, I don't really see it as anything to be concerned about, and more than likely a great deal more trouble to solve than it's worth.

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My laptop will not boot. I end up with an empty black screen or a blue screen with no icons, just a cursor. I get choices for 'normal startup' or ' repair' but not safe mode. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Unable to start - black screen or empty blue screen w cursor??

Hello JoLaRo and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of tutorials that might help you out.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If you're still having issues after following the tutorials, please post back.

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Hello, I've been experiencing this problem off and on for the past couple of months, where the computer screen just turns fuzzy and crashes, then five seconds later is completely black (like the monitor is on but is not connected to the computer) I believe this generally happens while I'm surfing the internet (Mozilla) , often (perhaps always, I'm not sure) when I'm watching streaming video.

Ran a couple of different anti-virus programs (Adaware, Malwarebytes' Anti Malware) and Adaware turned up a bunch of cookies.

This has only happened a few times, most of the time everything's fine. Any clue on what could be going on here?

Answer:Computer screen turns fuzzy and crashes

Sounds like a vid driver problem to me...I'd try uninstalling current video drivers and then installing fresh ones (either from CD or manufacturer's website).


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Hello all

Just got myself this (old) new computer, that I was going to use for a media center. But it randomly crashes, and i can't seem to figure out why. I formated it yesterday, so I doubt it would be a virus.

Sometimes it goes black, and picture returns within a few seconds, but other times it freezes up completely. When I restart it (with the power button) I cant get pasted the BIOS screen, but if I unplug the power supply, and hit the power button a few times and then plug in the power, it starts up like normal. (does that make it a RAM issue?)

Freezes have happened doing the following: Using XBMC (both in menus and while watching a video), while Internet Download Manager was running. While file transfer was running, and a few times while i wasnt at the computer.


Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Intel Core i3 CPU
Phillips TV (Connected with HDMI)

Let me know if you need any other information.

Answer:Computer freezes and screen turns black

The problems you describe typically mean hardware problems. Please follow the to provide us with your system logs and application logs. Those can help to find software conflicts, system errors, application errors, and sometimes point to hardware problems, as well. You do not have to be getting a blue screen crash for those to help us determine the cause of your problems.

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Hi, having a few problems with my PC. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A few weeks ago I came into the office to find my PC was making a strange "static" type of noise out of the speakers. The computer failed to power up, so ordered a new motherboard.

Fitted the motherboad today and put in a larger PSU. It powers up but nothing is displayed on my screen. Have tried a PCI Express graphics card and an old PCI graphics card but neither seem to output anything to the screen.

The PCI Express graphics card was working fine in the computer before it broke.

Another possible problem would be the CPU rather than the graphics card. I have tried 3 different processors (the one that was in the previous motherboard and two others) but using a different processor doesn't do anything.

Would it be right to assume that this must be a graphics card problem?

Could it be something else entirely?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is starting to frustrate me,

Answer:Solved: Computer Turns On - Nothing Displayed On Screen

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I've checked to see that the hard drive is spinning and it is. the hdd access light flashes.i have not checked the ram yes since it's a laptop and difficult to get to. but i'm pretty sure that's not the issue. since from what i've listened to it sounds like it goes through post then sits the fro about thirty seconds probly asking if i want to start windows in safe mode normal. when i just sit there after about that much time has past the cpu fans start going again a little faster and i can here that it's accessing the hard drive but since i can' see anything it's hard to tell if that's true. i'm thinking that it's a bad graphics card but i'm not sure.

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ok so the problem is that sometimes you can see the picture and sometimes you can't see it. i don't know what causes that but that's what happens. i got it working again. but after it went to sleep the screen never came back on. would that mean that there is something wrong with one of the windows files? i know one of them is the one used to bring the computer back from sleep mode. it's running windows vista. maybe this isn't a hardware issue?

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power do i fix this?

Answer:Computer turns on and loads to HP screen then turn off

Hi @dukedevil74, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that when you turn on the laptop, it loops at the HP logo screen. In order to better assist you, can you provide the product number of your laptop? If the computer locks up at the HP or Compaq logo screen or the Windows loading screen, try cleaning the computer vents with compressed air. Restart the computer. If Windows 10 opens, you are done. If Windows 10 does not open, go to Troubleshooting other issues with computer not starting. Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards, 

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Whenever i play a game... or watch any type of video in full screen, my computer just turns off instantly... even if i'm just watching a youtube video in full screen..

I have no idea what is happening. I thought it might have been my graphics card but I took that out and used my onboard one but it's still happening.. my computer stays on if i keep the app to window sized instead of full screen, so I have no idea.

Any ideas people?


Answer:computer turns off in fule screen apps??!

Hi Brendan,

I have one idea. The problem may be your power supply, it may be too small.

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Hi all,

My faithful desktop of 2 years has started pushing up daisies:
I was playing GTA5 when the monitor lost connection to the computer and I had to restart. When I started back up, the message that appears after a bluescreen popped up. This started happening more and more frequently, whenever I started any game, then sometimes when I'd just have Firefox open, then about half the time I tried to start up the computer it'd happen at the login screen.

I did a Malwarebytes scan a few days before this started happening and it turned up clean, and I haven't changed the hardware in 2 years. I tried updating my video card drivers, to no avail.

The weird thing is how inconistent it is--I was able to play GTA for several hours last night, then it happened again. Sometimes it automatically restarts, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the power light flashes. Sometimes it makes me go through Startup Repair (which never finds anything).

I have no idea what could be causing this. BlueScreenView says it's a graphics driver about half the time, but not all the time. Memtest86 said the RAM was fine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I can post SysInfo results and the minidump files if they'd help; I'm on my laptop right now because the system in question is really unreliable.

Thanks in advance.

Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i7-3930k
ASRock X79 Extreme3

Answer:Screen turns black, then computer shuts off

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Well it started awhile back when my PSU died so I got a new better one, but the computer would still turn on but stay at a blank screen. I tested my parts and came to the conclusion that it was either my mobo or CPU or both, so I went to the store and got a new Asus mobo and a sempron chip and installed them. The computer still has the same problem and I don't know why and what to do. Sorry for my english and any help is much appreciated.

Please use descriptive thread titles from now on.Thanks.

Answer:Computer turns on, but I get a blank screen after replacing bad psu.

So how did you test your parts?

Start with a minimal system - nothing but mobo, PSU, video, CPU and a single RAM module. Preferrably not in the computer case but on a nonconductive surface like a wooden desk.

If it doesn't work, replace the video (if external) and RAM.

Look over your habits. Did you take anti-static precautions when putting the thing together? (Something as basic as touching the computer case or the PSU before touching any other components.) Did you happen to work on the thing while it was plugged on and you dropped a screw on the motherboard?

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Heys, nice to meet everyone.
Well my first problem is that ever since i got my pc (6 yrs ago) it frequently restarted. So i turned off automatically restart & frequently got bsods. The first was DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL & the second one was PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I searched on google the problems and it said something about my NIC & Sound Driver. So i decided to open up my computer and try to swap my NIC whilst in the process just check out my graphics card and my ram to see if it was faulty, After that i turned on my computer and at first it beeped, then made this screechy sound for a split second and i smelt something weird. After that i turned it off re-inserted the RAM, NIC, GC & when i turn it on i get a blank screen. Both my cd drives keep resetting or blinking and wont open up, All my fans work & the red light and green light under my power button just stays there.

Specs of my computer:
- Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
- NVIDIA Geforce4 MX440SE 64mb
- PC333 512mb RAM x 2 (1024mb)
- 80GB HD + 120GB HD
- GIGABYTE Motherboard (MODEL: GA-8SG800)


The BSODs are caused when i play games like; Counter-Strike & Warcraft III. Also while i listen to music using WMP10. It can sometimes just be caused from sitting there.

Answer:Computer Turns On but Blank Screen & BSOD

wah man u are really something u can use a restart pc for 6 year

i also face this problem before and i only use it for about a year i change another motherboard

ok then,the beep beep beep sound is come from ram which is being wrongly insert or mother board cannot connect it

u smelt something???hopefully u din get ur RAM burn

maybe u get ur mother board or RAM a shock try to run a benchtest on ur pc(i guess is ur motherboard)

it also can cause by power supply with a slim chance

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g085na has been updated via HP assistant and when restarto g it beeped and said something went wrong. Now the screen is just blank and when i turn it on there is no logo or beeps

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Got the computer from a family member, I tried fixing it for them first and I thought it was the video card so I tried a different one and still nothing. So it was unplugged and stored for months then they just gave it to me. Well I took it home and started messing with it turned it on a cple of times nothing. Moved wires around put different psu in nothing, put it back to normal it started right up powered screen up I got into windows but it had a lot of lag so I went to restart it so I could do a fresh install and screen shut off... note when it wasn't working before this point the cpu fan ran at full rpm when turned on but slowed down when it worked this first time. I turned it on and off cple times nothing unplugged psuand back in it worked enough to reinstall windows and went to restart nothing. When plugged my speakers in to see if it beeps it started up! Its toying with me, restarted it again nothing so next try I pushed on the cpu thinking the mobo was bad it started up and woked for a cple restarts and quit... I tightened. The mobo screws down to the case and worked for awhile and then started acting up on restart. It will turn on once after it sits awhile unplugged with the bios battery out. I'm confused... bad bios or the mobo? I have unplugged all things that aren't needed for start up different hd with same effect. Only thing I haven't tried yet is the ram. I'm at work and will mess with it more later. Its a compaq presario or w.e amd 3800+ 2.4 ght proc two 512m... Read more

Answer:computer turns on but screen stays black

The PSU was probably bad, replacing it should have fixed it. There may be bad caps on the motherboard or something is grounding on the MOBO to the case and causing it to not boot. Take everything apart. Take Heat Sync off of processor and apply Thermal Paste. Take MOBO out of case and check to see if there are any burn marks, bad caps, or if there are any risers missing off the case keeping the MOBO from touching the case.

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Ok so firstly I realized my power supplies fan stopped turning and it got hot. So i decided to take out and try to fix it. I put it back in the computer and connected it to all the places necessary and when i turned my pc on it showed a black screen, my mouse and keyboard didnt want to go on and when i held the power button in, it didnt want to shutdown. Pls help

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this is a built gaming computer,,, is this a video card prob???

Answer:computer turns on then no mouse , keyboard or screen???/ HELP

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power do i fix this?

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When I plug in a USB, my computer goes to a black screen. Could it be static electricity from the carpet? What to do? How do I get it back up?

Answer:USB crashes computer - turns to black screen.

so you are saying it stays on a black screen now?Have you tried safe mode?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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well last night my computer was working just fine, I shut down, went to bed, woke up today and turned on my computer where it restarted after about 2 seconds, the screen didnt even get a chance to turn on. I have unplugged all the connections in the back and replugged them in, i have open it up and cleaned all the dust and removed all the hardware and replaced it all again to make sure there wasnt a part that wasnt fitted correctly. I managed to get it get all the way to windows once but my keyboard wasnt working so when i tried rebooting to get my keyboard working the same problem came up now i cant get it back on I am pretty sure windows xp has nothing to do with this as it cant even get the screen on before it is restarting

Answer:Computer restarts on boot up before the screen even turns on

Hi ShikariAtryao. Welcome to TSF!

This could be a number of issues. Bad PSU, intermittent RAM module(s), bad device in your system, etc. If you have more than one RAM module, try removing all of them except for one and try booting again. Make sure that the one module you use is in the correct slot as well. Step through that process exchanging RAM modules until you've tried them all and see if you're able to boot.

You could also disconnect devices such as your CD/DVD player (both data and power cable) and try booting again. It's basically a process of illimination. Also check the power cable to the motherboard and such.

One other thing is to check the little cables that connect usually to the edges of the motherboard. One of them is for your HDD, one if for the POWER LED, etc. There are usually several of them. Make sure they are all seated correctly as well.

Good day!


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I downloaded a program that reduces the CPU fan speed. I brought my fan speed down to 50%, and the computer worked fine. The next day I tried to turn on my computer but the screen doesnt work, its just pitch black. I have confirmed my moniter isnt the problem. Also when the computer is on, it makes ticking noises about 3-5 times when it turns on.

im not good with computers but these are some things about my computer

video card-Nvidia
Windows XP pro

thanks alot

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This morning when I turned on my computer the screen image rippled a few times, then seemed to be ok. Shortly after that, the screen froze, became pixelated, then turned completely white. I shut the computer down, waited a few minutes then turned it back on. This happened 2 more times. What can be wrong with my computer? Do I have a virus or malware? And how can I fix it?

Answer:My computer Screen Freezes and Turns White

Try F8, choose last known good configuration.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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This computer has been working since 2013, and just lately have I have been having issues.When turning on the computer, the computer sounds perfectly fine, all fans and everything works. There is no damaged, or burnt anything inside the computer. When turning on the computer my keyboard & mouse do not turn on, and the computer light works and doesn't work. I have tried everything that I can think of and anything that I have researched on the HP guides. And my computer still does not work. I have tried changing monitor, and the cables that connect to these monitors. I have bought a new PowerSupply and that made it work but once I had to restart it it did not turn back on (nothing pops onto the screen, it is black) I have a GTX Geforce 750ti FTW graphics card and nothing is damaged or misplaced. All connectors and connecitons work properly. I have reset the computer several times and it still does not work. Just now when turning on the computer the light (the botton) does not turn on, but the computer does indeed turn on. I don't understand that if there was something seriously wrong with the computer why it would sometimes work and sometimes not? If the motherboard was bad it wouldn't be working period, let alone working.  I really need some help, thank you.

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Hey guys I'm hoping for some help on this one, since i can't seem to figure out what exactly is wrong. I've had my Y510 for about 2 years or so and the only thing ever to go wrong was the right hinge. All of a sudden the other day, I would turn my computer on and only the media buttons/ processor lights would turn on. The screen was totally blank, not even backlit or anything. I tried connecting the compter to an external monitor but I still didn't get anything. Even pressing the NOVO recovery button didn't do anything. Any Ideas would greatly be appreciated. UPDATE: I was reading an article/faq that showed very similar to my problem, however lenovo says I need to update my BIOS. But how would I even going about doing so when I can't even get the lcd to turn on?

Answer:Y510, Computer turns on but blank screen.

I have the same problem here please tell me more if you got the problem solved pls

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I've been trying to solve this problem for over a months, going on different forums, trying to contact a one on one guy to help me, pressing all types of buttons on my keyboard but nothing seems to be working!

I have an all in one Dell desktop that refuses to display not even the start up logo. This problem happened right after I updated my computer. The update said it was going to automatically restart but it didn't and just turned off so I decided to turn it on and thats when it all begun.

I'm not 100% sure if it was the update or could be another problem. I should mention that when i turn on my computer an amber or orange light is present as if it's sleeping rather than the normal white light.

I've tried to reinstall windows on a flash drive but I'm lost and don't know where to go past the everything is installed in the flash drive now I plug it in.

I've haven't had any success in finding a solution anywhere near close so I would really appricate the help!

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After successfully installed windows 10 from windows 7, it appeared login screen and I shutdown my laptop. When I turn it on again, after the windows loading screen, it stucks at black screen and does not even access to login screen. What to do... help!!!! Urgent to use my laptop now....

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The computer turns on, starts booting up then goes to black screen with lots of "O's" in columns like matrix. Cannot get into safe mode, nothing happening. It worked well yesterday, wondering if it is a virus, but I updated the virus protection before logging off.

Answer:Computer turns on, black screen, matrix image

Try one or two of these.Avira AntiVir Rescue System Rescue CD Rescue CD (for CD creation) Rescue CD (for USB stick) CD Rescue Disk LiveCD Rescue Kit Express Rescue Disk Perfect Rescue Tool Boot CD's BootCD ? Emergency Boot CD's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live wi... Read more

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So. I turn my desktop on today, and it sits there, the main monitor light just blinks, my secondary monitor, after showing the MSI screen, just shows this

After that, nothing. Computer is still on but nothing happens. I was thinking maybe something is wrong with my primary monitor, so I type in my password and hit enter. no sounds. I unplug my primary monitor and restart. No change.

My computer was also unplugged all night. The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?

Any advice, tips, suggestions, or explanations are all welcome. I use this computer for working, and I have a mountain of important information on it.

Answer:Help! computer won't boot? Turns on, but doesn't go to login screen.

Hi ghostlander, welcome. We need more information about your computer. This will be a good start.

The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?Click to expand...

Can you explain this in more detail please?

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I recently upgraded to windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 5720 and I have been getting a lot of lag. When I start up, everything works just fine. However, if I put the computer to sleep or if the screen even turns off when idle, my computer slows down to a crawl. Programs won't open. I have to wait several minutes for the start menu to open and it takes about 10 minutes to restart. Once I restart everything works fine. I am guessing it is a graphics issue, but I don't know how to fix it. Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, were they able to fix it? Thanks!

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Hey, can anyone help me out here? My operating system is Vista. My computer suddenly goes into a blue screen and says that there is something critical in my system, and will shut down to prevent data loss. So I let it shut down, I reboot in safe mode, and I find that Windows Security tells me that the entire Security System is turned off. I tried turning it back on but an error message pops up. I used Tune Up 2008, and did a system restore. I rebooted and it said that the system restore was successful, but then the next day, the same thing happened. What am I supposed to do?

February 2- 8:49 pm = I am scanning my computer right now, with my original ESET NOD 32 Smart Security, then Spybot Search and Destroy, then Windows Defender. I will post the results as a "found infection" or "did not find infection".

Operating System : Vista 32bit

Please help me if you can, I don't thing this is a MAJOR thing, but I would love to not have to restart my computer every couple hours...

Thx, noelzelda

Answer:Please Help Me, My Computer Suddenly Turns Into A Blue Screen And Shuts Down!

Scanned with Eset Nod 32, Spybot S&D, and Windows Defender. All with no infections found. What should I do now?{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate Forum~~boopme}

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

edit: suggest category/unsure

Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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one day my computer freezes when im playing a game and listening to music.. try to turn it back on and everything powers up, fans spinning, green light on motherboard shows up, but theres no post screen, no beeps, no nothing, just a black screen.. i've tried EVERYTHING you could think of.. tried just the basic, video, ram, and cpu and still nothing.. bought a new video card (the 8600 GT pci-express) and still the same problem.. i was thinking it has to be my motherboard or CPU.. i looked at my CPU the other day and it doesnt have anymore of that thermal paste on top of it anymore, just this hard stuff.. im going to buy a part today which is gonna be a new motherboard and CPU and just get a combo that will replace the one i have one but i dont want to mess it up, so i was wondering if you guys could help choose one for me to buy thats not too too expensive.. here are my current specs on my computer (minus the new video card).. please help!.. thanks

Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI Athlon 64
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice)
Corsair 1GB PC3200 (DDR400)
eVGA GeForce 6800 PCI Express 256MB DDR
Ultra X-Connect 500W
Western Digital 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
RAIDMAX Blue Case W/ Side Panel Window
Windows XP Pro.

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Hi friends

I have an MSI a6205 laptop, and have recently reformatted my computer to reset everything in it. My problem is this:
Ever since I re-installed Windows 7 my computer has been starting up, getting to the little 'Starting Windows' animation, then the screen turns off completely, with no back light (the fans and LEDs still function perfectly). The way I have been getting it to work is by turning it on, waiting for the screen to turn off, then tapping the power button and putting it to sleep, after a few seconds I hit the power button again to awake it, and the screen turns on and functions perfectly.

I know this isn't a hardware issue, because I also have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the machine, and it works perfectly. It's just Windows 7 that is giving me this problem.

Answer:My computer screen turns off after the 'Starting Windows' animation :(

Is the power button configured to put laptop asleep (standby mode)? Or is it hibernation?
Default behavior is shutdown btw

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Well i have a Gateway FX p-7805u with a Intel core dueo cpu p8400 @ 2.26 GHz 4 GB ddr3 memory and when i first got this computer brand new in 2009 it was amazing i would play video games like wow and rift and swtor at like 120 FPS but out of no where my screen starts to turn black while playing video games and so i looked some into it and they said with the gateway fx the cpu cooling gel sucks so i replaced that with nice quicksilver and it still does it so then i looked more into it and it says that downloading msi afterburn and selling your core mhz down lower would fix it and it does but only sort of what it does and when i do that my screen turns blank and then a error saysing your nvlddmkm driver has recovered and when i play games now i can barly hit 25 fps and lets all admit that is very *censored* when playing games with sparklys stuff and what not popping everywhere, so i started thinking what i did to anger my computer like this and i remember i did a bunch of misch stuff on my comptuer but i was like 17 soooo ehhh but i had like 3 down anti viruses on my computer the microsoft essentions kasperky and gamershield and i constly did full scanns but then i remmeber i down loaded some thing called uhhh advanced system care to quickly get rid of all my lil internet browsying history of the naughty stuff. i click the deep and i remmeber it changing my core values of a bunch of stuff to "help" my computer, and i think that where my problem lies maybe? and yes i d... Read more

Answer:Computer screen turns black when playing games

More than likely a faulty graphics chip, the mobile Nvidia 8/9 series which you have are notorious for this especially in laptops with less than perfect cooling which allows them to get very hot.My advice would be firstly to clean the heatsink and fan thoroughly, secondly try a fresh install of Windows with the latest Nvidia drivers.  Trying to troubleshoot an installation that has had a lot of random tweaks and settings applied by a dubious program isn't going to go far.  If you still have the same problem with a fresh install, it's likely the graphics chip is toast.

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This issue happened randomly when I was skyping with my friends and playing a game as well. The screen turned a weird black and white lines stretch across the monitor but my call was not affected and same for my game. I could still hear my game and them but couldn't see anything on my monitor.

I restarted my computer in normal mode and logged in as usual. But after a minute my screen turned this weird blue like color (it wasnt a BSoD) and again I couldn't see anything on my desktop being displayed from my monitor.

After restarting again I went into safe mode and waited 5 - 10 mins and everything seemed fine but I restarted to normal mode again then the same blue screen flashed up. I went back to safe mode and scanned for viruses but no threats were found.

I honestly don't know why this is happening so I don't know what is causing this problem.

Answer:Computer Screen turns blue on desktop startup

If it works OK in safe mode we can assume that the screen is OK. I would check the graphics driver.

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Night Owl
i have custom build computer after updating graphic card driver computer turn on after microsoft logo black screen with crusor. keyboard not respoing at restart cannot go to safe mode. boot from cd/dvd not showing at startup, can not change boot sequance cause keyboard not responsing, can not boot from cd for repair.

i already try removing hard drive connect to other computer win 7 chkdsk, sfc /scannow, chkdsk/f , scan for virus.

Answer:Computer turns on, black screen, keyboard not response

Quote: Originally Posted by bunty83

Night Owl
i have custom build computer after updating graphic card driver computer turn on after microsoft logo black screen with crusor. keyboard not respoing at restart cannot go to safe mode. boot from cd/dvd not showing at startup, can not change boot sequance cause keyboard not responsing, can not boot from cd for repair.

i already try removing hard drive connect to other computer win 7 chkdsk, sfc /scannow, chkdsk/f , scan for virus.

Hi bunty83,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please ensure that there are no removable devices connected to the system like CD, USB drive or memory card.

Also, check this tutorial below which would help you resolve this issue:

Failure to Boot

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I have tried EVERYTHING from the website, but whenever I push the power button the screen stays black, the power light is on and the f12 key stays red. I have hard reset, bought replacement AC cord, replaced CMOS battery and no help.

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Hello! I recently dropped my desktop (I'm soo clumsy) on the floor. It's a dell vostro 400 with 4gb ram, intel 2 duo core, and nvidia 8600GT. I know it's not a power issue. The first time i turned it on after the accident, it beeped continously. Everytime i turned it on, all of the fans start up, my monitor recieves a signal from my graphic card but goes to power save mode, and it doesn't load the bios or the start up screen... what ever it's called. Any way of fixxing this or is it dead? I think it's the motherboard that's as far as i can tell.

EDIT: the graphics card works properly. It fell while it was on; I had to hold the power button to turn it off since it froze.

Answer:Dropped computer turns on, but black screen occurs

You moved and dropped the computer while it was on??? Not good. Open the case WITH THE COMPUTER UNPLUGGED and reseat the memory, and the graphics card. Check the CPU heatsink/ fan to make sure it is still tight and positioned properly. Also, check for any loose cables

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

edit: suggest category/unsure

Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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I put my computer into power save mode and then it locked up, so I forced shut down. Now, when i turn it on, everything seems to be working fine, but the screen stays black and two lights flash in sync - one by the capslock key, and the other up by the end/sys rq and pg up/pause buttons. What do I do to get it out of this??? - HP g61 laptop- Windows 7 home prem

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Answer:HELP HPg61 computer turns on, screen remains black

Hi,al1986 wrote:I put my computer into power save mode and then it locked up, so I forced shut down. Now, when i turn it on, everything seems to be working fine, but the screen stays black and two lights flash in sync - one by the capslock key, and the other up by the end/sys rq and pg up/pause buttons. What do I do to get it out of this??? - HP g61 laptop- Windows 7 home prem Try a hard reset:Remove the battery and unplug the DC power and hold the power button for more than fifteen seconds.plug in the DC power adapter (leave the battery out for now)press the power buttonPlease post your results here.Best regards,erico

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I was playing around with Task Scheduler to turn on laptop at specific time, it works great. However, while the system starts up just fine, the screen remains black until I touch the mousepad.

Now that doesn't seem like a big deal, but what I was experimenting with is having the computer turn on so I could use TeamViewer app on my phone to access my desktop when I'm not home. Problem is, TeamViewer won't access desktop if screen is black and if I am not physically present, I can't tap the mousepad.

Anyone know why the screen doesn't turn on? It worked great on my old Dell with Vista, system and screen came on know problem.

Answer:Computer turns on, but screen doesn't with Task Scheduler

It's most likely in the power options to turn screen on when computer wakes from sleep. Just a guess.

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I have a Dell XPS 400 with Windows XP and when I turn the computer on, it turns on but only goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. If I turn the power strip off and wait a few seconds then turn it on and turn the computer on, it boots. Help!! What could be wrong with it?

Answer:Computer turns on to black screen with blinking cursor

Replace the BIOS backup battery to eliminate one easy thing. You might get lucky and need nothing else.

Also be sure you have no CD's in the drive bay.

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