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Computer screen black. How to fix?

Question: Computer screen black. How to fix?

The computer powers on, the fans spin on but a couple of mins later the fans turn off.
The monitor screen is totally black..no post up happens.
There are not post up beeps to trouble shoot.

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

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

thank you for your help in advance

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Preferred Solution: Computer screen black. How to fix?

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Answer: Computer screen black. How to fix?

Does it show the bios image?

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



This is what was done so far

OTL scan was run

adwcleaner was run

had adwcleaner delete all and reboot

ran combofix

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

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

This is where I screwed up

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

Ran the otl scan again

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

Ran combofix and rebooted and it gave me a log

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

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

Thanks

Kim

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

Read the guide here on preparing logs

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

and create a topic here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

Good luck

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

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

try to flash bios & graphic card drivers from the link below.
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Screen Goes Black, Screen Seemingly Loses Connection

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

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

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

What happens in safe mode?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dell vostro 220

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistax64.com%2Ftutorials%2F91467-startup-repair.html&ei=jjkZTLHJM5z60wTm4MDQCw&usg=AFQjCNFF8Qw4KfElupT6ouPZpnIehttTTw
 

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

Thanks,
Yee

Answer:Black Computer Screen

Both good ideas.

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

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

Let us know, OK?

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Hello,

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

Thank you

Answer:Black Computer Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Black Screen Computer...

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

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

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

Help?= D Please

Answer:Computer black screen?

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

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

have you tried
last known good configuration

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

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

Answer:computer black screen

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

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

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

Answer:computer on screen black

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

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my computer sometimes has this problem, when i on my computer: the little light with the bulb turns green indicating that the computer is on, but the screen is just black and the computer doesn't make any " starting up noises". and when
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Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum, but I need your help!

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

Answer:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer screen goes black

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

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

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

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

Any help will be much appreciated.

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:... Read more

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

Sam
 

Answer:Computer screen goes black

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

Answer:why does my computer have a black screen and

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

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Hello,

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

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

Answer:computer screen black

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

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

Answer:Old computer and black screen!

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

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Hey guys,

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

I'm going to explain my problem:

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be great!

thanks

Answer:Computer Goes To Black Screen

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

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

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I BOUGHT AN OLDER COMPUTER FROM SURPLUS STORE. IT DIDNT HAVE A HARD DRIVE. HAD NEW HARD DRIVE AND WINDOWS XP INSTALLED. I DOWNLOADED AOL SOFTWARE BY FLASH DRIVE. WOULD NEVER SIGN ON. THEN SCREEN WENT BLACK. COMPUTER COMES ON BUT NO SCREEN. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

Answer:COMPUTER SCREEN BLACK

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

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hi, can anyone please help,

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

thanks.

Answer:computer screen keeps going black!

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

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

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

Answer:my computer screen keeps going black

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in advance.

Ivan

Answer:Black screen, computer restarting

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

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

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

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

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

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Sometimes when i just start up my computer and open up any of my internet browsers, after using for less than 5minutes or sometimes longer, it start to hang, sometimes my mouse cursor still can move but i cant click on anything nor can i press for task manager or anything and it went into some kind of turned off mode. but my mouse and cpu still have lights. when i press the off button in the cpu and on again it release not the usual start up sound. i have to sometimes keep pressing on and off button on the cpu and finally able to start up properly. sometimes it will be so bad that when it is able to start up till desktop it black out again or hang there forever till i have to on and off again. i not sure what is happening and i would like to know what kind of problem. Im using Windows 7 home premium service pack 1.
Acer Predator G3620
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz
Installed memory(RAM) : 8GB
System type : 64bit
 

Answer:Computer Sometimes Hang And Black Screen

It sounds a bit as though it is overheating. Are all the fans working?
 

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HiIm having problems with my computer which is most likely affected by virus...I now cannot boot my computer on it goes to login screen and when i try to click on user computer starts to freeze or it just gives black screen when i boot n freezess...I tried to boot to safe mode but still no luck it doesnt work. somehow the safemode option does not appear..Therefore i cant post hjackthis log yet ;\Kind of dont know what to do now ? is there anything i could do to avoid reinstalling window ?even tried reinstalling but doesnt seem to load cuz it also freezes n give black screen

Answer:Computer gives black screen and freezes

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

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Hello,

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

Computer info is below:

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

Answer:Computer locks up and screen goes to black

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer getting black screen after installing new SSD.

Check and make sure you didn't accidentally unplug anything, also try to reset your BIOS/CMOS.

Ensure your monitor has power, try using different monitors, do the lights on your keyboard flash on then off? Do you get sound from your speakers after waiting awhile to determine if the OS has loaded?

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I have a Hp pavillion which is a gold color, and it was working fine. Then the laptop powered off and when i plugged in the charger to turn it back on the screen stayed black. The power button on the side was on and the fans were running ut still the screen stayed black. I tried to put the brightness up, still did not work. After it fully charged i tried again and it did not work. Then I plugged in the HDMI cable and hooked it to my TV and I could see then screen on the TV but not on the laptop. How do i fix this problem

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Hello. New here and have a question. When I boot up my computer, it spins the hard drive and boots Windows. Sometimes, it goes click-click and the HD access light stays on. When it is loading, or when I am trying to do something, it goes black. Someone please help!
 

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

Answer:Computer won't boot - black screen

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

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

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

Try booting from a Live Linux CD maybe.
 

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer starts up at a black screen?

I even tried connecting it to my PCI graphics card, and no luck, same black screen
 

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

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

I have a windows XP, by the way.
 

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

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

Answer:help! computer down big time.black screen

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

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

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

Answer:Slow Computer, Getting Black Screen

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

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

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I hope that someone can help me.

A few weeks ago i had a problem with my computer where it would boot up until the XP logo with the blue scrolling bar, where it would freeze. I tried everything until i had no other choice but to format and re-install windows. Since this my computer has been very slow starting and increasingly so over the past week or so. After a defrag a couple of days ago it has pretty much gone haywire.

I repeatedly got explorer error messages followed by dr watson debugger errors. Other problems include seemingly random restarts and general slowness after booting. Upon starting it this morning, it gets past the xp logo but then just displays a black screen. If i press space it asks me to select a hardware profile but this just does the same as previously mentioned. Also the hard drive light on the case is on constantly, as if to indicate that it is doing something.

I cannot boot into safe mode, as the system freezes at 'Mup.sys'. There is not much that i can do seeing as i can't get into windows. I also do not own a windows xp cd as my computer is a HP and did not come with an xp disk. i do however have a copy of their recovery disk, but i want to avoid using this as it will only wipe all my data which i do not want to lose.

I am beginning to think it is the motherboard... any thoughts?

temperature is at about 78 C at the moment, which sems about normal. both fans seem to be running as normal.

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

Answer:Laptop screen is black computer is on

Ram sorry
 

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

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

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

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

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

My specs are...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Restarts and Black Screen Help

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

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I got a new graphics card today (GTS 450) and I slotted it in, when I start it up the screen stays black, however, if I leave it for 20 seconds or so I can hear the windows start up sound.. I know my screen isnt gone because I've connected it to my laptop and it works fine. I have the Blue and White cable plugged in my monitor and my computer and still nothing, thanks.

Answer:Computer screen stays black

Do you get any signs of "life" (like the BIOS Info screen etc)
If so it's probably a driver issue (did you remove the old drivers before the switch) ?

If not, there are IMHO only 5 possibilities:
#1 The card wasn't seated properly -- reseat it
#2 The card draws more power than your PSU can handle -- get a better PSU
#3 you forgot to connect the extra power cable --connect it
#4 you bend one or more pins in the video cable -- replace
#5 The card is defective -- RMA

-DG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

oz.
 

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Everytime I turn my computer on it will start goes through the first couple of screens and then right before it gets to the screen where you type your password to log onto your computer its a blank black screen. I realized after doing this many times that if I leave it on this black screen after a good 10 to 15 min it goes onto the logon screen and I type in my password and it logs into the computer. Takes a while to start up so I try to run a virus scan and then it will restart the computer and nothing happens. Also I am able to log onto safe mode just fine but if I have to many things going on it freezes and I have to restart the computer and I am then back to square one.

PLEASE HELP new Dell Inspiron 1420 computer only had for 6 months and I don't want to lose any data!
 

Answer:Black Screen when turning computer on

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Hi!
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!
Shay
 

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

Answer:Computer Screen Goes Black - Power Still On

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

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

Answer:My computer is saying somthin in black screen

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8140 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 760360 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, H77MA-G43 (MS-7756)
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

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

Please Help, and Thank you.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?
 

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

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

Answer:Computer getting black screen after installing new SSD.

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

Here's what to do.

1) Power off.

2) Remove SSD physically.

3) Boot to Windows.

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

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

5) Power Off.

6) Re-attach SSD.

7) Boot to bios.

8) Change the SATA mode to AHCI and save.

9) Boot to Windows.

10) Format the new SSD.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Built new computer - black screen

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

Answer:Computer freeze then Black screen

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer boots to black screen.

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

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

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

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

Answer:building computer/ black screen

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

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

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

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

What do the lights on the keyboard do?
 

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

Answer:when i start computer screen goes black

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

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

Answer:N581 Screen Black, computer on.

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

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

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hi guys im hoping you can help me with my pc problems. I'm having random crashes during general usage on my pc. Attached you will(hopefully) find bsod logs. I have run memtest already and it came back ok. I have also updated to latest nvidia drivers and it still happens.

This is a nearly fresh install of windows 7 and i have loaded minimal software onto it since install a week or so ago.

if you need anything else to help then please let me know

Answer:screen goes black and then computer reboots

right, ok sorry id dint read the sticky. i'll be back shortly with the correct info needed

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

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Just a little backround on my laptop.  It's about six years old, and has 8 gig of RAM and optional ATI Radeon graphics.  It has been used heavily as I do electronic medical records with it as well as personal stuff.  It's not turned off very often; I just keep it in hibernation. One day a couple of weeks ago I had several tabs open in Chrome, one of them being SiriusXM streaming.  My back was turned as I was with a patient and all of a sudden I heard a buzz coming from the audio that lasted a few seconds, then no sound.  When I finally looked at the computer, the screen was black, but everything else was running (leds, hard drive, fan, etc). I pulled the AC power and the battery, restarted Windows in safe mode, and had a display.  I then deleted the video drivers for ATI and Intel, then restarted the computer.  It came back with the screen looking fairly normal to before it went belly up, and also had sound.  Windows then automatically reloaded the video drivers (during which time a box came up and told me the ATI driver didn't exist) and then prompted me to restart.  I did, and sound, leds, hard drive, everything came up except black screen again. Well, I repeated this several times, even went and downloaded the ATI driver off of the site, with the same result.  At that point I decided to use the computer as it was after the first restart and select "restart later" so it wouldn't go back to the black screen.  I... Read more

Answer:Computer runs, screen is black.

Hi, I'm not sure what the problem might be, it might help to plug in a VGA or HDMI display to see if you can get a display there to help diagnose it?  You might also check if a BIOS firmware upgrade is available also.

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hey guys,

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

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


 

Answer:My computer suddenly has a black screen?

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

its a lenovo A730 one btw
 

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

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

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

Any clue what it could be?

Here are some of my specs:
P4 3.4GHZ 1MB 800FSB LGA775
PDP 512MB DDR2 PC4200
NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800 GT 256MB PCIE
ENERMAX EG465P-VE 24P ATX 1.3 460WATT POWER SUPPLY
ABIT AA8XE 925XE MB
 

Answer:Black Screen, computer will not start up.

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

Answer:Black screen when starting computer...

Hi check link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503
If you decide to use FIXMBR [repair Master Boot Record] read warning of using FIXMBR if there is a virus present.
Best to run Virus scan first..if system starts up.
 

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My computer is an HP Pavillion dv9000 with around 3 GB RAM and 300 GB hard drive space. That may not help in my situation because when I start my computer, it all loads fine. You hear the tune of windows Vista and it brings me to the login screen to put in my password (It's VIsta Home Premium to be specific). I input my password and it logs in. It then brings me to a black page with only my cursor showing. I CAN run task manager and when I check how many processes I'm running, I'm only running 9 processes:csrss.exewinlogon.exenvvsvc.exedwm.exemsfeedssync.exePresentationSettings.exetaskeng.exeexplorer.exetaskmgr.exeThis black screen happened after I ran system restore due to my computer becoming so slow that it could be deemed unresponsive. Since that didn't work out, I started my computer and pressed F8 continuously and reran system restore to a point farther back in time. That didn't fix a thing and now I'm stuck only with these 9 processes, my task manager, my cursor, the login screen, and the vista symbol at the beginning. I'm on a secondary computer posting this because my first one is completely useless at the moment.What should I do to fix it? Please help. Thank you in advance for reading my post thus far.

Answer:Computer Black Screen With Cursor

I had essentially the same issue not long ago and it resulted from a conflict with the attempted use of some software. The company that created the software eventually determined it WAS a problem of conflict with their software.They provided me with an ISO image that enabled me to "restore the MBR" (master boot record). I do not know if this could be where your issue and solution lie but i mention it in case another higher pay grade CH member might see this as a solution to your problem and give you more complete guidance to enable you to do it. P.S. Welcome to the CH forums and good luck truenorth

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

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

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

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

PS i think her opertating system was vista 32

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

Answer:Computer turned on, but screen black.

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

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

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

Answer:Black screen when turning computer on

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