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Changed graphics card-then disabled monitor,now black screen.Not even safe mode works

Q: Changed graphics card-then disabled monitor,now black screen.Not even safe mode works

I replaced the graphics card on a spare PC, but couldn't install it so changed back to the old one, but before doing so, disabled the monitor. Actually I went into Display Properties and then Monitor, Properties and under Device Usage at bottom, clicked on 'Do not use this device (disable)'

Question is, how do I re-enable it? BTW, I have it networked to other PC but can only get into shared docs

Anyway, now I get a screen view until Windows kicks in and then it goes totally blank (though I can hear Windows start via the speakers)

I've tried to start it in safe mode but it just stops with a list of driver names without going into safe mode (just seems to hang)

I tried using the last known good configuration but this didn't help either

Help please!

Thanks, Stephen

A: Changed graphics card-then disabled monitor,now black screen.Not even safe mode works

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
 
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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I noticed I was having some problems with my graphics card last night when my graphics went awry, I'd open my laptop after having it shut and it would just go to the default 800x600 resolution. Restarted a few times then found the problem and fixed it. then this morning when I went to my laptop, opened it, the screen was black. Didn't know if I had fried my graphics card or if it froze, so I forcefully shut my laptop off and reloaded it, resulting in it working fine. Went for a nap later on and came back to my laptop doing the same thing, so I once again forcefully shut it off. Properly shut down my laptop to bring it to work with me, and when I went to load it I would get the opening start up screen, then it would go black when it flipped to the welcome screen. So far my graphics are only working in safe mode and on start up, and I have no clue how to fix it besides possibly reformatting and see if it's a software issue or hardware, however if anyone does have a fix I would greatly appreciate it ASAP.

Specs that may be needed:

Laptop is HP Pavillion dv2000z running Windows 7 Beta.
Graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
I already tried reinstalling the chipset and graphics driver, didn't work because the programs aren't designed to work with Windows 7 (Windows 7 also automatically installed the drivers for everything)
 

A:Urgent!! Graphics card works in safe mode only

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Hey guys, I seem to be having trouble, and I'm not terribly inclined with laptops and computers, mine is an HP G62 laptop, and that's about as far as I know about it. The other day I went to use it, opened it up, I had 3 tabs open (google chrome), and I tried to open a new tab. All new tabs were freezing, and my itunes had frozen as well. I tried closing the laptop, hoping it would go into sleep mode, but it didn't, it stayed running. I reopened it and the screen stayed off, so I did a hard reset (holding the power button to turn it off) and started it back up. I started it in normal mode, and logged on, but after loading from the log on screen, it went to a black screen with just the cursor, and stayed there. I did another hard reset, and started it in safe mode, and now this is how I'm currently running. I've tried disabling the display drivers and restarting, that worked momentarily, but froze shortly after. Next, I tried a system restore, which did absolutely nothing, and then I ran chkdsk and, again, nothing. After all this, I decided to try uninstalling the display drivers, which, once again, did nothing. This seems to be all the info I have gathered from online, and through friends' help, there seems to be nothing left to do that may fix this problem. Anyone have any idea on where to go from here?

A:Black Screen in Normal Mode. Only Safe Mode Works.

Hello ericberard,

 

You?re having a problem with the computer going to a black screen.

 

First test the hardware.


Turn off the computer

As you power it back on, tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.

Once the screen loads run the startup test.
 

If this is windows 7 and the startup test pass.


Power back off the computer.

As you power it back on, tap the F8 key. This will load Advanced Boot Options.

Select Last Known Good Configuration.
 

This will take the system back to when everything was working correctly.

 

Clicking the White Kudos star on the left is a way to say Thanks!

 

Let me know how everything goes.

Have a good day.

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First im sorry that i cant run your sys info program im in safe mode and it wont let me run it. I have hooked my HP pavillion 6000 using 2 amd core II processers, and a raedon 3600 graphics card from ati. I can get more info later if you need it. I have hooked my PC to my Sansui 40" HDLCD tv to use as my monitor. it works for a time and works great then at random intervals sometimes 2 hours sometimes a week the image goes black. this is not sleep mode i have fixed all the settings for this occurance, i have tried to update the driver from ati but the pc is having trouble installling the software. when the screen goes black it will only work in safe mode. I can restore the pc to a previous version a few days prior and it works for a time but the same problem occurs please help i like using my pc like this and would like it to work properly.
 

A:Black screen only works in safe mode

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Hello all, my BSOD problems are thankfully a thing of the past now! However, I have a new issue that has been quite confusing to me. When I log in to Windows normally, I'm presented with a black screen and a cursor. Through findings of my own I've found that it's because windows explorer is failing to launch. Upon trying to start it by opening the task manager via CTRL+SHIFT+ESC and opening a new task, I'm presented with an error code that tells me windows explorer failed to launch (I believe the code was something like 00x000002...I'm currently at work and don't remember it exactly off the top of my head). So I attempted to restart in safe mode, and that worked perfectly fine. I ran my virus scanner (Kaspersky Internet Security) and found no threats. I then attempted a system restore, and that failed to complete for an unknown reason. The next time I tried logging in to windows normally, it gave me the black screen again. After some frustration, I gave up on trying to fix it for a while and shut the computer down. After turning it on, however, I was able to open windows explorer manually through the same method I mentioned earlier, and it actually opened this time. I ran the sfc scan through the administrator's privilege command prompt, and was told that there were files that were corrupted but could not be repaired. I don't have a windows CD and am not sure where to go from here. Should I start my computer on safe mode with networking... Read more

A:Black screen with cursor, safe mode works

Here is the CBS log I mentioned in the OP. Not sure which information is relevant, but I had to trim most of the document and left just the most recent stuff from the very bottom.

Another note is that upon starting in safe mode, I received a message saying that System Restore did not work, and that an unexpected error occurred while the computer was attempting the restore.
 

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I have scanned through the other posts and the closest thing that I could find to my problem seemed to involve a video card going kaput. I'm just hoping maybe one of you can confirm this for me before I take my pc up to the repair shop and they try to sell me something I don't need.

So, here's what is going on. Yesterday my Dell Dimensions (2500 I think?) was working just fine. I noticed the fan was running for quite some time so I got up to check and just as I suspected virus scan was performing a scan of my system. After the scan was completed I exited out of virus scan and figured the fan would stop running shortly. A few hours later I notice the fan is still running, so when I go to check my pc all I see is a black screen. The button on my monitor is flashing between yellow and red, so I restart my monitor and the test page comes up. It says my monitor is working and to check pc connection. After that I manually restart and the windows logo comes up but then we're right back to that black screen. I am currently in safe mode with networking which is obviously working just fine.

Now -- about two weeks ago the monitor that came with this system died. I snatched an older monitor from a spare pc in the house and attached it to this system. I don't know if that has any bearing at all on the events that have taken place but I wanted to let you know that I had infact made a change recently.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Ren
 

A:Solved: Black Screen on startup BUT Safe Mode works

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Firstly I'm on Win7 64. Over the last few weeks I've noticed that after starting up my laptop, and logging in just fine, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds-- my cursor would appear and I could move it around, but the screen would be black. After 10 seconds or so, the Win7 GUI would load just fine and there I would be.

I restarted my PC at 5AM this morning and it did the same. All I did at that point was send an e-mail via Gmail and shut it down again. At 2PM I went to startup my PC and everything went as usual except the PC never left that black screen with the responsive cursor.

I searched here and found that problem many times, but with one difference-- my PC starts fine in Safe Mode.

I used Advanced System Care to fix some registry errors and am currently running a Malwarebytes full scan.

It might be worth noting that I recently installed Batman: Arkham Asylum and as it was frequently crashing, followed some advice to enable everything at startup, which I did, fixing my game problem. That was around the time the black screen first started showing up, and I assumed it was a result of more things taking place during Windows startup.

Thanks in advance.

A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, Safe mode works

Please follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html so we can assist you better.

-Justin

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This is my wife's laptop. The problem started recently, about a week ago When she starts the laptop, often (but not always) there is the hp logo, and then the screen goes black. It does not always happen, and sometimes it happens when the laptop has not been used for a few hours.

The screen seems to wrok okay in safe mode, bit has problems in regular mode. The laptop is about 4 years old, came with Vista, but now has Windows 7 premium home edition. I reinstalled windows 7, but the problem has not been resolved.

Grateful for your advice. Should this laptop be discarded? Repairs are quite expensive in Switzerland, and rather than spend good money on an old laptop, I would prefer getting a new one, if an easy solution can not be found. HP G60-235DX Windows 7 (32 bit), 3GB RAM, plenty of free HD space.

Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Screen is black in Windows, works ok in safe mode

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I'm writing this on my phone cause my pc doesnt work. Its screen went black after I used Windows tool to restore a damaged USB stick. I rebooted my pc and when I don't go into safe mode, it tries to do a file check but this fails and it then proceeds to a black screen where I do have my cursor and can move it, but thats it. I have tried many reboots but or doesnt change anything. Getting a little desperate now. Does anyone know a fix?

you can find a picture of the screen i get before going to the black screen upon startup here: http://imgur.com/rqm9bCf
 

A:After repairing a USB stick my pc went to black screen. Only works in safe mode since

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I realize that there are many threads with this title, but as far as I can tell, my case is unique.

The computer I use is an e-machine ET1331G. Specs are: 6 gig ram, 700 GB hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So, there was an instance in which I shut down my computer by holding the power button, due to a problem with windows update being stuck on the first update if I tried to shut it down normally (I did the microsoft fix program the other day, but the thing crept back up and I didn't feel like doing it today).

When I tried to restart the thing, it would lose the video feed into the monitor. I popped my case open to see that the graphics card I installed (a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT) had gotten really hot and I took it out. I went to the PC's integrated graphics card but all that accomplished was getting a black screen with a cursor on it.

Safe mode works perfectly fine, but the normal start up doesn't at all.

I tried start up repair to no avail, I have scanned my hard drive with chdsk with no errors found, used sfc/scannow with no errors found. I have tried to fix windows update with the fix it program in safe mode, but it can't seem to fix it at all, in fact, windows update doesn't open in safe mode (but this could be normal for all I know).

A:Login replaced with Black screen with cursor, safe mode works

Black screen after login, cruiser still works,
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/d47aece7-5e12-46ec-8d3e-e8671730a7ce
Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html

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Hello all,
 
To get straight to the point, I have an Asus G74SX-XR1. It's got an Nvidia GeForce 560M video card. I use this computer for my karaoke business. After one night everything was fine, but then I tried to turn on my computer the next day and I got to the "starting windows" screen but then at login I got black screened. Naturally I thought a driver problem, so I went into safe mode (screen works) and tried different drivers but none of them allowed me to see the normal windows startup. 
 
I thought, ok, I just want and need a working computer, So I decided to upgrade and go to an SSD. I installed it and decided to reformat. Well upon reformatting, I still get the same problem!!! No login screen. The backlight is on but as soon as the finish setup screen appears I lose any graphics on the screen. Please help! Urgent!
 
EDIT: External VGA monitor works fine. Only laptop display doesn't. It's not the display/screen because it shows the post and starting windows perfectly.

A:Black screen at login, works in safe mode, done research no solution found

If your laptop display is only working in Safe mode, that means you have a driver issue, or you have it set to only use an external monitor.  You can go into the bios and set it to use only the laptop LCD.  Unhook the second monitor from the unit.  Also when you get into Safe mode, uninstall both the monitor & GPU drivers, along with any associated software for the Graphics chipset and monitor.
 
When windows boots back up, it will find and load the default Microsoft or manufacturer drivers for your machine.  Now of course, you can boot back into Safe mode, and install the drivers downloaded from the manufacturer website for your machine.  NVidia has been having issues with their drivers, both for Windows & Linux, so do not download from their site, the generic drivers for your GPU.

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As the title says.
After system 'Repair' safe mode works 'BLACK' screen at normal reboot.

Win XP media edition sp 2 dell dimension e520

Could not boot up today "Windows\system32\config\system" file corrupted or missing.

Went for System "repair" --only problem I noticed was Dell restoration disc doesn't have SP2 -- Repair seemed to go ok, but at the end, the reboot got as far as the Windows Splash screen and then went Black-- no curser or mouse either -- nothing.

Several reboots --same thing.

Reboot to safe mode and --Voila -- I'm in --Took 30-40 seconds to get past the Black screen but I'm in.
Next reboot -was safe mode with Networking and here I am

All data and settings intact.

Yea !!

several mre tries to reboot normally result in a 'Black' screen.
Thought it may be video drivers but search for updated ones found nothing.
Is it possible that the 'Repair' took me back a step and the video drivers are to advanced for the system now -- so a roll back may work??


Am able to back up everything --
A reformat and fresh install not out of the question -- just hate to spend the time setting everything up again. Would very much rather repair what I have if possible.


Home all night and will be playing around with this -- all idea's greatly appreciated.

Bob

A:after system 'Repair' safe mode works 'BLACK' screen at normal reboot

Hi Zappafrank,

Since you are able to boot your computer into safe mode, back up your files ASAP just in case something else happens which can cause your files to be in-accessible. Boot the computer into the recovery console and try to fix the master boot record.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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Hi there,

My Samsung netbook failed on me today. Last time i used it was last night when i saw a nasty little trojan had infected my machine, so i turned off my wireless and let Sophos anti virus run. Turned off machine this morning (everything seemed ok at that point bar 23 iexplore windows open - guessing that was the trojans doing).

Anyhoo when i went to boot up the machine today it went to the grub menu without issue. So far so good. Ubuntu also boots without issue. So its not a complete HD failure then. The problems occur when i try to boot the windows partition. If i try to just boot all i get is a black screen with bugger all happening. If i boot to windows and then push F8 to get the windows boot menu up no matter what option I choose all that happens is that white progress bar appears at the bottom of the page, fills up about 1/5th of the way and stops and that is it?

Not really sure where to start here, did see a suggestion of using a windows recovery CD but my netbook doesnt have a cd drive :-( Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

A:Black screen after Grub selection (safe mode fails too) - Ubuntu still works though

So, is your netbook a dual-boot Ubuntu / Win7(Starter)?

Re: Recovery CD... a usb cd will probably work.
It may also be possible to make your recovery "disk" a thumb drive.
BUT... the recovery cd needs to be made before disaster strikes.

Since your issue began with Malware, and
Since some "recovery tools" require a "virus free" drive to avoid completely "borking" an OS partition,
I would suggest that you start with the Virus and Malware Removal forum.
I don't know if they can help you, (working from Ubuntu), or not... but I do think it is the place to start.
Try posting a new thread there , with the same information.
See what they suggest.
 

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Im running Windows 7 dual monitor setup (BENQ BL2411). Which were working fine i replaced a faulty graphics card which was an Nvidia 520 GT 1 screen was connected via a DVI cable and the 2nd was connected via a VGA cable.
I changed the graphics card to an Nvidia 750Ti this does not have a VGA connection so i have bought a Displayport cable to use on 1 screen and mantained the DVI on the other.
I have checked that i have the latest driver for the card.
All im getting on the Displayport connected screen is a black screen.
When i go into the screen control panel the 2nd screen is being recognised.

Any Help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:
 

A:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Safe-Mode
Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet

Safe-Mode

Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..
 

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Hi Yall,
So I have successfully (I think) installed my new Radeon R7 250 "low profile" graphics card on my Dell Optiplex 9020.  I plugged it in the motherboard, started up the computer then went to Device Manager to update the drivers--which I did.  Side note: Ever since plugging the graphics card into the motherboard, some tasks like starting programs or starting windows take 2-10X as long as they used to.  Anyhow, it then asked for a restart, which I did.  The computer still took extra long to start any program, and when I plugged the monitor into the graphics card all I got was a black screen. 
Take two:  I then read that I should have uninstalled my current graphics driver (Intel integrated HD graphics) before I installed my new graphics card, but failing this, I could uninstall my old graphics card and change the default graphics card in the bios.  I uninstalled the old card and went to the bios, but could not change the default...can't remember exactly what it called it, graphics controller or something.  I could see that intel HD graphics was still the default (this is after uninstalling intel HD graphics and then restarting) but could find no way to change this.  Supposedly dell will make the switcheroo on its own...but it doesn't seem to have. 
Take three:  Next I physically removed the graphics card, restarted the computer, then physically inserted the graphics card again, then started the comp... Read more

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hello, im having this problem with my monitor, its acting weird.. it was running fine last night, and now its messed up..

I can only use it in safe mode!!

when i turn it on regularly it loads past the xp logo, right before the login screen, it goes black, the says, "computer is in stand by mode to save power, then says, check your connection... but i know it booted right, i can login to my account on the computer, using the key board, it loads the start sound, and loads everything.

i have tried to do a system restore, like 2 times, doing it all the way to 2 days ago.. still the same thing.

im only able to get it to work in safe mode, in fact im using safe mode with networking right now..

im also scanning for spyware and will clean that up as well.

i have also added a hijackthis log just incase.

thanks!
 

A:monitor works, but only in safe mode.

Try 'Last known good ..' in the Safe Mode options.
 

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FS 740 monitor on an old compaq. The monitor works, loads the windows screen, then just about when the desktop is gonna pop up, it shuts off. It works in safe mode. The resolution is also very big, and it wont let me change it. When I click to change it, nothing happens. I'm assuming this resolution is part of the problem. Any suggestions?
 

A:Monitor only works in safe mode.

When in safe mode windows uses a safe driver and a safe resolution. Try removing the graphics driver in device manager then rebooting and reinstalling it.
 

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When I try to start my dell computer it starts up fine, I can see everything on my monitor, then once windows has started, my monitor goes into power saving mode. It will not come out. If I start my computer in safe mode, the monitor works properly. I have checked all connections and they are fine. I have checked my drivers and they are all up to date.
 

A:Monitor only works in safe mode

So what is the computers specs? Laptop or desktop, make and model?
 

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I booted into safe mode to try an fix a issue I selected to boot with command prompt butb I have a all black screen an can't get out of safe mode now I restarted the laptop a few times still the same 'anyone know how to fix this?

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Hey everyone,
Some info about my PC:Geforce 9800 gtx/gtx+ (two power supply cables plugged in)
Dual boot Windows 7 pro (32b) and Ubuntu 12.10 (32b) on two seprate hard drives
Intel DG965WH motherboard and Core 2 duo processor
Windows version: 6.1.7601 S.P. 1 Build 7601
Problem: As of lately my computer has been failing to boot Windows unless I start into Safe mode or Low Resolution mode. In addition, strange 'lines' are running across my screen, that flicker, and sometimes look like video noise from old tv sets. I've been able to prevent the 'noise' and boot normally after some debugging (rolling back windows, uninstalling drivers, letting windows 'fix-it' do stuff) but the problem comes back after a while. Sometimes the problem returns after a few days, sometimes a few hours. One pattern I've noticed is it seems like every time windows updates, the problem returns.

More info: I've been running this hardware for about five years now. Large changes that happened before the problem include upgrading Ubuntu from 11 to 12, and setting up a VPN, and VNC connections to Windows and Linux. I can boot into safe mode, and the 'lines' still appear. If I disable my video driver I can start Windows normally, but the lines still exist. The lines also exist on the boot menu screen, and while manipulating the bios.

Most recent :
This worked but the problem returned a few hours later.I started in safe mode and uninstalled my graphics driver
I restarted, and booted into Low-Resolution ... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot, unless safe mode or graphics driver is disabled

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Do you have Windows Update Settings set on automatically download and install? Windows Update Settings - Change
If so it could be that your graphic card is getting updated without you knowing it, being that it works okay after you have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers that works.

Jerry

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 52348 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I can no longer see my external monitor. I have hooked it up because my laptop monitor no longer has a functioning backlite/

In the past when this happens I used system restore, but now when I try that it says there is no restore point.

HELP!!
 

A:Solved: External monitor black in normal mode but visible in safe mode

The external monitor toggle was somehow unset. fn f5 fixed it.
 

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Hello Forum,

A few days ago I wanted to boot up my system seeing it randomly crashed the night before as I slept. To my suprise nothing happend after the windows logo was there. I tried re-bootying it a couple of times but nothing helped, so I tried the usual options like system repair, then set it back to a previouse time but nothing seemed to work, except the safe mode. Safe mode worked fine, no problems there, the only problem now being that I dont have any drivers working there. I also used the "dm-log-collector", and the file will be here too, if needed. That's pretty much it.

Thanks you in advance, have a wonderfull day,
Daniel K.

A:BLACK-SOD before login into W7 (No coursur, safe mode works)

Probably you have installed Service Pack one after receiving some BSODs a few days ago?

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Do it in Safe Mode, then try to boot back in normal mode. Report us the situation after doing it.

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This problem started yesterday.

I was in the middle of using Solid Works and the monitor went blank, my PC was still running, the music i still had int he background was still playing even.

The power light on the monitor is not loosing power, a short while after it seems to loose its signal from my PC it displays a standard "searching for signal" type of message, as if it was not connected at all.

After this original occurrence i restarted my computer, and it seemed to be OK while i used it for about a hour. However, later that day when i got back from class it had done it again (sometime while i was away) while it was just sitting at the desktop.

Now the screen seems to "loose signal" within a minute of turning on, unless i run in safe mode where everything seems to work fine.

Things i have tried:

Over Heating:
Video Card, CPU, RAM, the monitor itself, nothing feels even warm to the touch.

Drivers (Video):
The first thing i tried while running in safe mode was to uninstall my old drivers, and then reinstall new ones.

Resolution Issues:
I dont think it could be an issue with resolution, simply because it goes off randomly during normal operation, not at any special time

Viruses etc??:
AVG didn't pick anything up, i uninstalled AVG and got a fresh copy of the the newest version, still nothing. After that yeiled nothing, i uninstalled it and installed the lasted version of McAfee i could get my hands on (8.5i) it also found nothing.

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A:Monitor goes blank, works in safe mode

anyone?
 

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I inadvertently disabled the monitor on my desktop. Now, of course, I can't use my monitor to get back in and enable it. I've tried to restart the computer in the safe mode by tapping the F8 key when turning it back on to no avail. Suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Inadvertently disabled monitor, how to start in safe mode?

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Running Windows XP Professional. Monitor flickers randomly after startup, mouse displays in triplicate (sometimes), task bar clock has a line through it, then the machine restarts. Attempt system restore to an earlier time fails. Malwarebytes, AVG, Avast and SuperAntiSpyware find no malware or virus. Machine has no issues in safe mode with networking. Any idea if I am dealing with an infected machine or video issue? Never seen anything like this. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 

A:Monitor flickers after startup - Works in Safe Mode

Video Card Issue.
 

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Running Windows XP Professional. Monitor flickers randomly after startup, mouse displays in triplicate (sometimes), task bar clock has a line through it, then the machine restarts. Attempt system restore to an earlier time fails. Malwarebytes, AVG, Avast and SuperAntiSpyware find no malware or virus. Machine has no issues in safe mode with networking. Any idea if I am dealing with an infected machine or video issue? Never seen anything like this. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

A:Monitor flickers after startup - Works in Safe Mode

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Yea trying to get ino safe mode. When I do hit safe mode and choose my account to log on instead of going to my desk top the screen goes blank and the words safe mode appear in all four corners.
Any help would be great!
Have a good day
John

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So I've recently moved my computer, and after plugging everything back in and turning it on my Monitor is black, but i can see my mouse and the screen saver after a while. However, with all this my computer seems to be put on safe mode. I've checked and rechecked all the wires to make sure nothing is loose. Any suggestions on a possible fix?
 

A:Monitor Black and in Safe Mode

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 running XP Home Edition and has been running fine with a Dell 2007WFP LCD Monitor connected via a DVI cable with a 256MB ATI RAdeon X1300 Pro PCI Express Graphics Card.

Until this morning that is. When I started up I get to the welcome screen then after around 10 seconds it goes black though the login music sounds and the disk sounds like it's all running as normal I just can't see anything (cursor included).

I use Zone Alarm Security Suite and it completed a system scan yesterday, while updating the anti virus it said that any changes would take effect the next time I started up which was this morning.

I'm able to get to my desktop via safe mode and I've downloaded the latest drivers for the monitor but I can't update the drivers because the Properties option under Settings->Advanced->Monitor is greyed out.

I'm also able to get to the desktop via VGA mode and using a VGA cable though the monitor settings are greyed out here also.
I've also tried removing and replacing the graphics card to no effect.

Totally stumped as to what to do next, the setup's worked fine for a couple of months now so strange that it would stop. I'm a self employed designer so need to find a solution soon before impatient clients start chasing me down!

Thanks in advance.

Grant
 

A:LCD Monitor goes black at Startup - Ok in Safe Mode

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Please help!  Over the past week or two my computer has been running slower and slower.  Then lost the ability to download anything unless in safe mode.  Now when opening computer in normal mode get nothing but black screen.  Think I got something when my antivirus software lapsed and I wasn't protected for a bit?
 
Running Windows 7 64
 
Tried running Malewarebytes, Avast, SuperAntiSpyware, Microsoft Defender, sf scan, CCleaner and nothing has helped.  Everything comes back fine. 
 
I'm not very computer savy but from what I have been reading you all can help!  Much appreciated and many thanks for any assistance. 
 
 

A:I'm lost. Only open in safe mode. Normal mode give black screen.

Hello ,what is the sf scanBoot to safe mode with Networking and try running these......MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double clic... Read more

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Hello all
First time poster with problem after peforming sys restore on win7 pro 64bit.
Was troubleshooting a problem w/taskbar not staying hidden, tried to restore back 24hrs to when a java update occured. Restore seemed to proceed normally, but upon restart, it boots normally to just before the login screen would appear, then the screen goes black and all that is visible is the cursor , which I can still move.
But that's as far as it gets. Trying to boot in safe mode, or repair mode ends exact same way - can't boot in to try anything
Any ideas??

A:Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode

no one has any suggestions? I also triedtoboot to my win7 dvd to see if I could attempt to repair but again, it only gets thru the windows bootscreen then goes black with only the mouse cursor showing as before.

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Hello all. I disabled my Intel HD graphics (dumb I know but it's in the past), and was prompted with a blank, black screen. I read up on the problem, and it seemed as if though it was a common problem, so I kinda did some tinkering. I removed my graphics card as my battery was bellow it, and then removed the battery for about 10 mins. After putting everything back together, I had no success.
The monitor is still working as I hooked up an older pc to it to see if it still works (which it does).
Any tips?
 

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Hi, i'm in a bit of a pickle here, changed one of the monitor/driver/display settings in Windows XP (laptop IBM R31) and my login page onwards is now completely and utterly black!

The setting I changed was in Windows, after I had logged in, I think I right-clicked on the desktop, went into Display Properties > Settings > Advanced, and I think I went into either the adapter or monitor tab as I was trying to see if I could update the driver. The monitor tab didn't give an option to update though, it just said 'Use hardware default setting'

All I can remember was the setting I changed was something to do with a driver/monitor on start-up, and it was set on the option 'system' on a drop list until i changed it to 'automatic'. Really wish I hadn't done this now!

Can't seem to find anything in BIOS to change it either, any ideas? It's all very vague I know, I'm trying to find it on my current PC but I can't find it

Really would appreciate it if anyone has any ideas. Thanks!!!
 

A:Black Screen - Changed monitor settings??

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I did something dumb. The screen resolution on my Dell Latitude D830 was changed to 800x600 and it wouldn't allow me to change anything. I went into the advanced settings and on the troubleshoot tab I changed the driver settings because I am an idiot. As soon as I hit enter the screen went black and I couldn't get anything. I tried to connect to an external monitor, and it said the resolution was too low/high and another said output is out of range. I hard reset the computer and while plugged into my TV got the message:
RTC mode fixed - Time and date may be wrongInvalid configuration information - please run SETUP programTime-of-day not set - please run SETUP programStrike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
When I hit F1 it started Windows in either repair mode or normally. I did this and re-installed the driver from Dell, but when I restarted the computer it would freeze whenever it gets to the welcome screen. If I hit F2 after a hard reset it goes into the BIOS setup (I think is what it is) and when I exit that the screen goes black. When I hit F5 the screen goes black. I have no clue what to do. I was resigned to just re-installing Windows but I can't exit the BIOS after I changed the Boot menu to restart the computer to boot from CD drive. Sorry to be long, just wanted to be thorough. Thank you very much for any help.

A:Changed Monitor Properties Now Screen is Black

The Dell Latitude 830 is not supported for Windows 7. Is it a newly installed? What if you boot to F8 and enable VGA mode?

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Help -  I have a Dell OptiPlex 960 with Win 7 OS SP1
 
My computer is giving me a black screen on normal bootup - I can hear the windows tune but then it is black
 
I am able to get it to boot in Safe Mode and I have tried the following: ComboFix, Malwarebytes, and adwcleaner
 
But it stlil boots to a black screen 
 
What do I do now??????

A:Will boot in safe mode but black screen in normal mode

Boot into safe mode...then do the following.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi all!

Today I started up my computer (an XP machine running SP3) and after it went through the BIOS, it showed the Windows startup screen (the Windows logo with the blue progress bar), but when that was done, it went to a black screen and won't do anything else.

I restarted and tried a few different things; Start Windows Normally, and Last Known Good Configuration both got me the same black screen.

CheckDisk ran, and it made it to the end, but froze when it said "please wait while your computer reboots" ... after waiting more than 10 minutes, i hit reset and tried to reboot it myself. It did the same Bios-Windows-blackscreen thing as before.

I also tried booting into Safe Mode, which DID work, and when I got in there I tried to do a System Restore (two, actually... for two previous dates) but both did nothing to resolve the problem. I tried simply copying my "important" files to my external HD (which it sees), but it won't copy in Safe Mode

When loading in Safe Mode, the driver list pauses and says "press esc to cancel loading of SPTD.sys" but I've tried it both ways and it doesn't make a difference that I can see.

I tried using my XP CD to boot from, which takes me into the Recovery Console, and I chose to hit "R" to repair, but when it asks me what drive I want to login to (which is C:) I don't really know what to do from there. I haven't booted from a CD before, so I assumed it would run a "Repair Wizard&... Read more

A:XP won't load in regular mode (black screen), but will in Safe Mode

Just to clarify, I don't really care if the XP installation is fixed, I just want to know if there's a way to get the files off the HD onto an External USB drive. There's gotta be a way... right?

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Hello everyone I have little to no experience with computers. I replaced my broken laptop screen with a new one online. The screen is only working in safe mode. When I plug it in to a television via HDMI it is good to go. I would deeply appreciate any help with this.

Laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCCB25FX
Old screen is LP 156WF1 (TL)(C1)
New screen is LP156WF1 (TL)(C2)
It is up to date with drivers. I have no clue how to fijx this

A:Vaio Screen only works in Safe mode after replacing old broken screen

If the screen in working in the bios and safe mode, then the screen is indeed working.

If you boot into safe mode with networking, can you redownload the display adapter driver?

You could also try Clean Install Windows 7

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596146-solved-windows-cant-boot-black.html
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AmdK8
Fips
nod32drv

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.
 

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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[prologue] A while back I posted a thread on here about how Age of Empires II wasn't working in Vista on my laptop. I never got it to work, but just today I tried playing it on my XP box, where it used to work - and I got the same error as in Vista. Well, someone on a different forum suggested disabling the graphics driver to play the game (as did the last commenter on my thread), so I figured I'd try that. I did, but I still got the same error, so I decided to turn the driver back on.[/prologue]



And there was where the real problems started. I couldn't figure out how to re-enable my graphics driver. When I went to do so (right-click on background, Properties, Settings, Advanced, Adaptor, if I remember correctly), it showed my VGA un-accelerated driver instead. I thought perhaps if I disabled this, it would revert to my Radeon 9600 card.

I thought wrong.

When I restarted my computer, after the Windows loading screen, I saw . . . nothing. Nothing at all. A black screen. Now I knew Windows was functioning, because when I did the keystrokes to log in, I got the sound effect, but the display was obviously disabled. Duh.

But how to get it back again?

I asked around on IRC, and I was recommended to try starting in safe mode, and deleting my drivers so that they'd be reinstalled. Whether that would have been a good idea or not, I'll never know, because safe mode wouldn't work either. Instead, the names of various system files scrolled by, and then sto... Read more

A:Disabled Graphics Driver - Now XP Boots to a Black Screen

Odd that Safe Mode didn't work. From the same boot menu try selecting VGA Mode and see if you get a display then. If so then remove the graphics drivers, reboot and allow Windows to re-install them.

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Hi - my first time using a tech forum so sorry for any newbie stuff. Whilst using my PC it crashed, then when I tried to reboot I get the blue screen. Reboot allows safe mode functionality with netwroking. On one reboot I did see a note saying cleaning boot of a file in john/mydownloads/nvVidia/nvidiaZwinky.driver....or somthing like that but still no joy after that in booting. It's not in that file either when I looked. I've got my Hijack log here for anyone who knows better than me to comment on. All thoughts much appreciated. I've attached my dxDiag as well. Since it's started in safe mode some info obviously missing, sorry.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:49:53, on 22/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http:\\www.pcspecialist.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page ... Read more

A:Blue Screen but works OK in safe Mode

HaHa..LOL....it was my ASUS 9800 GX2 that's failed on me. I had 2 in SLI and when the first went I sent it back to PCSpecialists who built it...apparently there's a new card on its way to me....fraid I didn't put 2 n 2 toghether when the blue screen happened, I disabled the card and now the PC boots but using basic graphics drivers.

Sorry for clogging up the forum.

 

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Hello,I have an HP Pavilion running Windows Vista. The problem I am having is that my screen will only come on in Safe Mode. If I try to start regularly, it gets just to the point where my desktop should open and the screen goes black. I have been trying to self diagnose the problem and I think I may be close, but I can't completely solve it. I am running a NVIDIA Geforce Go 6150 Driver. In reading through some forms I found that this may be a problem so I uninstalled it. After the uninstall my computer opened fine in normal mode and automatically downloaded the driver again. After the driver installs it requires a restart and then will not open in normal mode again. I have went through this process 3 times and each time I get the same results.Although in SAFE MODE, here is my DSS Log:.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORKRun by matthew at 9:58:36.92 on Sat 04/23/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.958.311 [GMT -4:00].SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Win... Read more

A:Laptop screen only works in safe mode

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have a gateway computer that is about 3 years old. It has a ati radeon 3200 gfx card and came with 4 gigs RAM. Recently I purchased 2x2gb G Skill DDR2 ram upgrade in hopes of more efficient gaming [gfx card is OK for 8gb ram max]. After installing the new ram [about a month ago] the computer was running fine. The new ram created a button on my toolbar called AMD Catalyst, and right-click gave identical options for each ram card, one was a list of what looked like screen settings. I know it were running on 600x800, and last night my troublesome youngest son was using my computer and says he clicked a different option by accident, making the screen freeze momentarily then go black.

I've tried:
restarting my computer
removing the 2 G Skill ram cards
under msconfig in safe mode, disabling AMD Catalyst, for it seems to be the root of the problem.

But every time i restart my computer and try booting in normal mode, I get the typical Welcome ring from the speakers accompanied by a black screen. The screen is a 36" Vizio flatscreen tv with VGA hook up, been using for a computer screen for over a year now.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

A:Black screen normal mode, safe mode OK

If you can go back to good times with system restore, you will be fine.
System Restore - How to
Put all cards back, etc. before the restore.

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Hi, I have this 4 year old Lenovo Y560(config below)

The discrete graphic card has probably fried a long time ago, so last year when I did a clean install of Windows, I had to disable ATI Card permanently in the device manager using safe mode and used the Intel integrated card. A few days ago, I booted up windows only to encounter, "A disk read error has occurred, press ctrl+alt+del to restart" . I tried to boot up using WIN 7 install disc, but soon after the Starting Windows logo , the screen turns black and I am left with a cursor in a black screen. I tried to boot into Safe Mode but still I encountered a black screen with just the cursor .

I booted with Ubuntu live usb and was able to access all my partition and did back up and even formatted the Windows Partition. I tried to boot using a WinPe and faced the Black screen with a cursor again. I even reset BIOS to default, changed Graphics Adapter from "Discrete' to "Switchable' and vice-versa, but no effect at all. When I boot up using Ubuntu and ran lspci | grep VGA I can see both cards listed. I even tried to boot up using Windows 10 preview disk, still I get a black screen after the Windows loading screen.


I can't afford to buy any laptop presently since I am currently at college, so using Ubuntu for now. Is ther any way to install Windows 7 again? Is it possible to get the ATI Card working properly- reballing, reflow?
Any way to permanently disable the ATI card and get w... Read more

A:Black Screen During WIN 7 POST , Black Screen Even In Safe Mode

What other graphics adapter choices are available in BIOS setup? If you choose Switchable is there software on the Lenovo site for your model that's needed? Are you using the Display adapter software from there?

Have you tested your HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by a full Disk Check on a single disk partition you create?

Then work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums including trying an alternate install method (disk><flash stick) with new media. These steps overcome almost all install failures, so you'll be reasonably sure the problem is hardware or BIOS settings if nothing works. But don't skip any steps.

Try Clean Install Windows 10 Technical Preview to see if there's any difference with a more modern OS install. It's already a very polished OS and worth testing this.

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Recently I noticed that my resolution was maxed at 1024*768 and i couldnt go any higher than that and in all of my frustration and attempts to figure out why this was occuring i managed to disable my graphics card and now upon startup, everything seems fine while the windows XP logo loading page is up then when the blue screen should appear and the desktop, all i get is a blank screen. It seems like the comp is startin properly, just that i have no graphics. Ive tried to go into safe mode but while it begins to load it then stops at agp440.sys which i then disabled in the recovery console but then it just stops at the previous process and so on.

Does anyone know how I can re-enable my graphics card or fix this problem about not being able to get into safe mode???

I cant find anywhere in BIOS where I can re-enable it... I've also taken out the mobo batt and reset CMOS settings but still no go!!!

Any help would be hugely appreciated.
 

A:Solved: accidently disabled graphics card, now blank screen and cant re-enable card

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Hello guys, this is my first post here. I have problem last few days. It could be some sort of malware or virus which cant be detected with AVG antivirus or Ad aware. This lap top hasnt been connected online for quite a while and problems started after used my USB flash disk. After that i couldnt open Task Manager(neighter with right click on task bar - text faded, nor with ctrl-alt-delete) or regedit. Also i cant boot into safe mode (when it starts, suddenly blue screen appears for a milisecond and computer restarts). I cant start AVG system scan, it reports that "application cannot run due to an error while verifying its electronic certificate". I can run AVG guard though. There was problem with C disk (i couldnt open it with double click and i had to use "explore" ). I resolved it by deleting "autorun.ini" file thru command prompt (it was hidden file and, another problem that occured, i cant edit folder options to make hidden files visible). There is also problem with language bar which is disabled and cannot be re-enabled cause its button is faded, though i dont care much about it.

I manage to enter to Task manager and regedit using trick with gpedit.msc. In "User configuration/Administrative templates/System/Ctrl+Alt+Del options/Remove task manager", default value is"not configured". I put disabled and i can use Task manager OR regedit again, but ONLY once! After i open and close ONE of those, i cant re-open it withou... Read more

A:Task Manager and regedit disabled, safe mode disabled, virus scan disabled... :s

It sounds very much like a virus. If you can get on the internet google regtools.vbs that script file should get your regedit working again but don't know for how long if it is a virus.

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Strangely, my computer booted just fine last night. My sister checked her Hotmail, and chatted on MSN for a short while. I turned it on this afternoon and it hangs at the Windows XP logo screen. The blue bar in the loading box is still moving, but windows never gets any further. Safe mode works OK. AVG scan shows no infection. I restored my Master Boot Record just in case, but it still won't boot.

I have service pack 2.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Win XP freeze at logo screen, safe mode works.

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Hi All!
 
I have a windows 7 laptop (can't find my original Windows 7 CD's that came with the comp).
I turn the computer on, enter my password, and everything loads up.
But, I can't open anything once I'm there... Not the desktop icons, not the toolbar icons, not even the start menu! Ctl-Alt-Del doesn't work either!
I had some malware that I removed using malware bytes.  After I removed it, these problems started!  Before then the only problems were some lagging and random video ads playing on pages I was visiting.
I also found "MyPCBackUp" program, which I was told was a virus.  I deleted that too.
The only way I can get ANYTHING done is to open in "Safe Mode with Networking."  I can use most of my programs including anti-virus and chrome.
I've been told that a virus may have corrupted the operating system.
 
PLEASE HELP!
I'm not sure what to do!
 
--Serena

A:Windows 7 - Stuck after log in screen. Only safe mode works!

Can anyone on here help?!?!!?

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Hi there!

I'm here after spending most of yesterday trying to figure this out myself. I should have just come straight here because you guys have ALWAYS fixed my computer problems in the past.

My computer:

Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2; HP Pavillion m9100t; Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3 GHz; 2.47 GB Ram; 32-bit OS; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT; DirectX 10

Problem started when I turned on my pc yesterday morning. I had been walking around doing things and did not notice that it had failed to boot correctly. It was on a repair screen for some time and eventually notified me that it could not repair startup problem. After this I rebooted again and told it not to go to repair but to boot normally. It then went to a blue screen page which of course went by too fast for me to see much. I rebooted, this time in safe mode with networking. I set my computer not to automatically restart and then rebooted again so that I could read the bsod. I wrote down the stop error codes and rebooted to safe mode with networking again. Long story short, I didn't know what the error codes were, but I figured I could search them online. I ran all of my virus and malware scans, got the most recent windows updates (had already been at service pack 2, but there were some other updates) and started surfing the web for solutions. This was done over a period of time since I was also doing other things in the house. I did find that once in every 4 or 5 reboots, it will re... Read more

A:Blue Screen at start up, works in safe mode

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ok i was getting help with this another forum but that forum is currently down and the last thing they had my try was to try the last known good configuration if that would boot into windows, well i tryed that and it didnt work, this all started after i used combofix in safemode to remove some virus on my computer and now i cant boot into windows normally so if anyone has any advice please let me know thanks.
 

A:blank screen on boot up but safe mode works

While booted into the safe mode try looking for any error or warning messages in the Event Viewer, which is in Administrative Tools in your Control Panel. You click either application or system on the left side in Event Viewer, then I do click view, filter, then click to uncheck the box for information, apply and ok, so then only warnings and errors will show on the right. Then just double on one of those to open to see the details of it. Maybe try to run the system file checker tool in safe mode too, click start, run, type in this; sfc /scannow , and include that space before the / too.
 

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Hey all, I have windows 2000. I turned it on and when I got to the desktop it was all weird. It has like three or four fuzzy split screens. I can get into safe mode and even ran the AVG to check for viruses. I didn't find any. I tried to get the computer to last known good configuration, but that didn't work. Any suggestions? Thanks Lea
 

A:Desktop has a triple screen but safe mode works

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Wondering if someone can confirm if I have a mobo problem.
My monitor is showing a black screen all the time.
It changes from Orange(Stand-by) to Blue(Active) at all the correct times.
This includes at boot up, moving the mouse or pressing a key to get out of stand-by.
I have tried different video card in a diferent slot.
I have tried a different monitor.
I have removed the battery from the mobo to clear the CMOS.
Thru network, I can access the hard drives and files that are shared.
Seems the PC runs fine except for no picture.
I can even hear the start up tune when windows kicks in.
Unfortunately the mobo does not have it's own VGA so I have no choice but to try a card.
It all points towards mobo but was hoping anyone out there might know something else I can try.
Cheers everyone for looking.
Cebby
 

A:Monitor Works But Black Screen

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Hi all,

Here's the story:
Something went wrong with my good old ATI 7000 64mb video card - one day, when i tried to turn my pc on, my monitor wouldn't show anything, though i know the pc itself was booting. I decided its either video card/mother board problem. Yesterday i got myself a NVIDIA MX 4000 128mb card, so i could test it. I changed the video cards without uninstalling drivers or anything, simply removed the ATI and inserted the NVIDIA one. It worked flawlessly, i installed the latest drivers, rebooted again and was happy with the results.
Now i try to turn my pc on today, and i get the same thingy that i did with the ATI card - black, idle screen, though the pc is booting.
Both cards are AGP. I can turn my pc on if i plug the monitor into the vga slot, not into the video card slot, so maybe there is something i can do? I have high hopes that messing with settings could help me out, like, maybe the AGP card is not enabled, maybe there's something i can do with BIOS...

Don't hesistate to ask anything, bear in mind that i'm no pro at computers though
 

A:Changed graphic card, black screen

deimantas,
welcome to tech support guy,
you don't have your pc specs on your personal page -OR- in the post where you are asking for help
SO - just 'shooting-in-the-dark' here......
you spoke of an agp slot - means pc is somewhat older - have you ever checked / changed the cmos battery? - [this is what 'holds' the settings in / for the bios]

IF it is somewhat 'discharged' - this would let some of the bios settings be altered / 'forgotten' - which would mean it would most likely skip to the 'default' of the 'on-board' video adapter

boot to the bios and check the setting - if it is NOT set to the agp device then change it to that - and then be sure to change the battery - they're only a couple dollars - most of the mb's since the late '90's use a #cr2032 'coin' type battery
 

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I'm currently waiting on a replacement graphics card. The technician put in a temporary one while I waited. It's really, really old--an ATI radeon x550 256MB. I had trouble with it from the beginning. Strange drivers issues, graphics freezing in the middle of games, etc. Anyway...a game froze at one point, and I restarted the computer. It gets to the windows startup (where the bars run horizontally underneath the logo), goes blank, and reboots. I can't boot even in safe mode.

I'm wondering if this problem could be caused by the video card (and might, therefore, be fixed once my replacement comes in) or if this is indicative of a bigger issue.
 

A:Could a bad graphics card keep windows from starting in safe mode?

Yes the temporary graphics card is causing all your troubles... you will be ok once the new card is installed. Hopefully the old cards drivers won't interfere with the new card
 

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from another thread i read to download the service pack 4 for my windows 2000 pc.....i downloaded it and attempted to load it into my harddrive......there was some error on my pc so the entire service pack would not load at all but it was still on my computer sitting there. i looked and tryed to delete it since it was unusable....it told me that my computer might not run properly if i deleted it.....but since it never really was loaded onto m hardrive correctly i did not think it could do much damage....i deleted it....i logged off my computer.....a few hours later i came home and turned my computer on....within about 15 seconds of turning it on a blue screen popped up saying it could not find the source or the entry to the computer?? ...bottom line is that it would not boot correctly at all. i attempted many times yet the same thing happened. it also prompted to boot in safe mode. i did that but the blue screen popped up again. i am typing this on back-up computer that we have. i was wondering if anybody knows what i can to with my computer to fix it or get it fixed professionally which is a strong option. But I was wondering to see if there was anything that I could do before bringing it to a computer pro.i am fairly advanced with computers but this boggles my mind and I do not know what to do. if anyone knows anything to help me it would help alot.....thanks...
 

A:Blue screen before boot...won't start in safe mode or anything..nothing works.HELP!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer was working like a dream and has been for about a year now, when yesterday I booted up after running Windows update, like always, logged on like normal, only to see a blank screen with only my mouse cursor. Neither Ctrl+Alt+Del nor Ctrl+Shft+Esc work to bring up the Task Manager. I am able to boot into Safe Mode just fine, but of course unable to uninstall the Windows updates to the .NET framework.

I have tried System Restore several times now, both from the Safe Mode and from the start-up recovery options accessed via F8 upon system startup. From the same menu, I have attempted Startup Repair but alas, Windows does not detect any problems (go figure, right? ).

I have ran the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to check if my hardware was going bad, and upon completion, it rebooted, once again, to a blank screen after being prompted to log in. Mouse works, nothing else does. Upon pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del I am greeted with the following message after waiting roughly 5 minutes:

"The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch."

^Pressing ESC makes the message disappear along with my mouse, so that I am staring at a completely blank screen.

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A:Solved: Blank Screen after Windows 7 log on; only Safe Mode works

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Currently having problem, in that when I turn on my laptop, it loads very slowly, and when it does eventually reach the sign-in screen it freezes within ~5-10 seconds regardless of whether I have time to enter password or not. I have tried disabling some unnecessary startup processes in safe mode, still no luck though. Every now an then it does work, an will continue to work, even if I put it into sleep mode an restart through that. When I try boot up in safe mode it works fine without freezing. I am running Vista also btw. This is all the info I can think of, I am not incredibly computer literate, but if any more info is required I shall gladly post here if I know how to. Thanks.

A:Freezing on User Sign In Screen [works in safe mode]

Since Safemode works fine, the problem is likely a start-up app.

Use SysInternals AutoRuns - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902

Go through "startup" entries 1-by-1, uncheck a box, see if you can boot into normal Windows.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I recently got a used computer from my cousin that I am trying to set up for my kids. When I turn it on there is only a black screen. It shows nothing. Not a cursor or anything. You can hear the computer start up (the fan, etc) and the green light comes on. I tested the monitor on another computer and it works just fine. My next guess was maybe video card? Bought a new one and inserted but the same happened. I was hoping that maybe after I inserted it I could go to a boot screen and instruct it to install from CD before trying to load Windows by typing f8 or f12 @ startup. No go. Total black screen still. Not even a cursor. It's a dell. I'm not sure what year but relatively new (within the last 10 years). I think Window's XP Home Edition. The inside looks clean. No noticeable sign of damage.

Thanks for your help.

A:Total Black Screen but Monitor Works

Hi -You might hear a fan or other noise , but is there a Beep sound as the computer warms up ready to start - If not the problem may be a hard drive - Thank You -

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I am troubleshooting a problem long distance (I'm in the US, the laptop is in the Philippines). This problem just began after a normal shut down and restart a couple hours later.

The computer, on start up, goes past the splash page but then goes to a black screen with just the cursor. When I have them press f8 in order to get into safe mode the advance options page appears and worked once (I had them do a scan disk and repair) but now the cursor disappears and the arrows won't move the highlight bar so it won't go into Safe Mode. They do not have the installation discs.

So, Windows won't start and Safe Mode can't be accessed and there are no start up discs. Another laptop with Windows is available. Can that laptop create a repair disc that will work? Can Windows be reloaded that way, if necessary?

A:Black Screen/No Safe Mode

Welcome
I would give this a try and hope for the best

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came wit... Read more

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Ok, deep breath, start from beginning - doing this on wife's laptop as my desktop is messed up. It is running Vista Home Premium. I have Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) as my only protection.
Yesterday I was researching the possible value of some comic books and obviously hit a bad site. I will do my best to write here all the exact messages I've received since then, but there are many and I was only able to jot down a few, so if you need more specifics on a particular error message let me know and I'll try my best. First, MSE popped up - "MSE detected 1 potential threat and suspended it. Click 'clean computer' to remove this threat." I did so. I shut down for several hours, came back to work on some things. On start-up got "Failed to connect to windows service" (again, there may have been more to this message I couldn't jot down??) About 2 hours later - "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed. A problem caused..." At this point I decided a problem existed and did some basics - disk cleanup, MSE scan & Malwarebytes scan. MWB found 29 issues (!) The trojan word popped up in there a few times...so I cleaned that. Did another scan with both. Nothing found. Started my puter this morning - "Security Advisor has found suspicious activiy on you PC" MSE found another threat, which I cleaned. I did a little work (on ebay, etc) and got MSE detected 1 potential threat...." again... Read more

A:Now at black screen in safe mode

any ideas?

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I have an emachines computer and the screen recently has gone black, it works in safe mode just fine with no problems. Can anyone help me figure out why this is happening? Thanks.
 

A:screen goes black unless in safe mode.

Something has likely gone wrong with your display drivers. Try re-installing them in safe mode either from the website of your computer manufacturer or the disks that came with your computer.
 

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My old secondary machine is starting to show early signs of death.

It had restarted itself sometime during the night, and in the morning I've found it showing a black screen with only the windows cursor showing (WinXP pro. SP2 was applied).

I've restarted it and got the same result. Windows looks like it is loading fine, and everything goes smoothly until we get to the log in prompt. It just doesn't appear.

I've tried restarting it in safe mode to analyze the problem, but I can't. It restarts itself while loading the files.

I've tried last good known configuration, and failed. Got as far as I did with normal configuration, only instead of waiting for a non appearing box, I got an error message saying some files are missing, and an auto restart.

I'm really lost. Any helpful pointers would be appreciated.
 

A:Black Screen, no safe mode

What is the make of hard drive you have?
 

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Hey all, here is my problem.

I have clean installed my OS 3 weeks ago on new SSD, and it is working alright (I will be posting about few issues I have in appropriate forums later though). Only 1 warning in system event log for Paragon Backup and Recovery (when booting up) and 1 warning in application log for zonealarm leaking 2 registry keys (when restarting or shutting down). According to ZA, this is by design and not a problem.

However if I boot into safe mode I get the black screen with safe mode text in four corners. CTRL+ALT+DEL does work and I can open some applications from Task Manager. Yet explorer.exe is already running and wont matter if I open another instance of it.

Things I already tried:
- Logging off and logging back in (suggested by someone, which worked once 2 weeks ago when I first tried it). Now black screen regardless.
- Creating a new user account (was a normal user not admin) and logging with that. Black screen again.
- Ran sfc /scannow and nothing is wrong.

Waiting for any suggestions, thanks in advance.

A:Black Screen only in Safe Mode

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Otherwise work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Clean Boot, replacing bloatware with recommended free lightweight AV and using Windows Firewall to compare, all checks given for infection, SFC to check for system file damage, resolve repeat errors, and all other steps which go over your install so thoroughly it almost always finds the problem at issue.

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Windows XP Pro SP2
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6 ghz / 2Gb Ram at 800hz
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 512Mb
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Hi there,

I cannot boot into safe mode at all,
It will load all the drivers past Mup.sys, next one is D347.sys and Jgogo.sys, after that it wont even load the login screen or the "Safe mode" writing on the corners. I have tried other 2 safe modes as well, and nothing. I have all updated drivers for my M/B and GPU, etc. I also have done spy-ware & anti virus checks and nothing found. I have checked lots of forums and nothing found helps.. I have tried disabling some ports, i.e raid, scsi, on board LAN as I dont use them at all. Still refuses to load... I'm so desperate to find out what it could be. The hard drive thats got the OS is a SATA drive so I cannot plug it in to my other PC as it uses IDE.

Have tried pretty much everything except reformat and repair. And I do not want to format that's for sure, as I have so many updates, and need to install SP2 again and don't have time for it. I have ghost backups, but no point because same problem still exists with those images aswell! And I don't use system restore. ONLY thing recently added is some critical updates.. But don't see why this would cause it not to load.

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A:Safe mode black screen ):-S

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Hi,

in msconfig I made the pc to boost in safe mode every time. But when i boost my pc, the monitor is completely black all the time. I hear the fan start running, but the monitor is black from the start. No motherboard logos, no bios, nothing.

I think it might be a problem with safe mode communicating with my monitor or graphics card. My friend suggested my motherboard somehow fried.

Appreciate any help, thanks!

p.s. I'm running on Windows 7, Nvidia GTX970 (or similar)
 

A:Black screen in safe mode

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Can you provide more information about the PC itself .. make and model for example?
If it is a self / customer build, what is the make and model of the motherboard, CPU, ram, graphics card, hard drives, power supply etc?

I assume everything was working OK until you made the change to the config file?

If you are not getting any display, not even seeing any boot / BIOS info then I would suspect a hardware issue as no drivers are loaded until Windows loads.
 

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Hey

Just swapped out a Radeon 7000 for a GeForce tx 5200. Mid way through the auto detect hardware, the screen went black. Now it is always black unless I start in safe mode, in which case it is fine.

I have tried installing new drivers. Still black iscreen in normal xp and working correctly in safe mode.

Any ideas?
 

A:xp black screen unless in safe mode

When Windows will start in Safe Mode only, it's almost always because of a device or driver issue/compatibility. For some reason your system does not seem to like GeForce graphics hardware so you'll have to put the Radeon back. If you want to upgrade, in view of your problem it would be wise to stick with Radeon cards.
 

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Hello. I am trying to fix an HP G62-367DX Notebook PC.
Operating sys: Win 7, 64bit, AMD Turion(tm) 530II Dual-Core Processor, 4GB, 2.50GHz. I had this laptop since December of 2010 and on June of 2013 is when I used my notebook PC and was initially of no use. I have been working on my laptop on and off since. I am not afraid to open the sucker up and get this thing up and running.

The problem started out with what most ppl call it, the "blue screen of death". Like most ppl, I did ignore the blue screen and did a restart which brought me to the normal Windows screen and then it would start back up just fine. I found this in Device Manager's (Hidden Files):
Non-Plug and Play Drivers
-! ehdrv
-! epfwwfp
-! Security Processor Loader Driver
I am not sure if it has anything to do with what it was the blue screen situation, but I tried searching on the net on what it all meant and to see if I was able to fix it, but before I was able to do something about it, the blue screen kept popping up and it was getting worse.

The problem progressed to where on Windows startup it would just stop there, blue screen would pop up and of course I had to restart it and do an F8 key press for Safe Mode. I had to work on Safe Mode for a good couple of weeks before I can figure out the problem/s. I believe I had went into the system and found out it had something to do with some kind of error... *sigh* I did write it down, but that was like a month ago and I am unable to locate my ... Read more

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Okay, here's a little background information.

Bought my PC in 2006. Have had to replace 3 video cards since i've bought it. (One was replaced under warranty, the other I bought).

Since I purchased my PC the only parts I have replaced are: My video card, 3 cards later i'm on my most recent one, EVGA Nvidia 8800 GT http://www.evga.com/articles/378.asp

I also upgraded my PSU to an Enermax Pro 82+ 525w. http://www.directron.com/epr525awt.html

OS: Windows XP SP3

Motherboard : ASUS P5BW-LA http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00748726

I mainly use my computer for gaming, after my first video card died i was sent a beefier card http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...?tag=mncol;lst after that my PC was no longer under warranty so I had to buy my next cards my self.


My problem:

I left my computer on while making some food, I had world of warcraft opened. When I finished making food I got back to my computer and moved my mouse to get it out of sleep mode. I run a dual display set up, once my monitors loaded up one of the screens was pure white and the other screen was black. I was forced to hold the power button down to turn off my PC. From there on out everytime I boot my computer up I get my PC's loading screen (which i'm able to acces BIOS or system restore) after my PC's loading screen I get the windows splash screen, after that my monitor is pure black. The PC is still on and running but there's no display. I plugged my monitor into my onboard an... Read more

A:Black screen after Windows splash screen. Unable to acces safe mode.

bump, please help :(

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Windows appears to load normally until reaching the logon screen at which point 2 quick cmd windows flash on the screen and i'm left with a cursor and a plain blue screen.

No access to task manager through ctrl+alt+del.

I was thinking it's a video card problem until i plugged in an external monitor and saw a windows error box pop up saying that the program running requires that you not be on battery power.

Pulled the drive and scanned with avast and malwarebytes which found nothing.

Inserted Vista DVD but the repair function is only able to find the HP Restore partition and is unable to locate any backups.

The system runs "mini XP" from Hirens Boot without a problem, but no diagnostics that i ran have been able to find any issues...

Ideas?

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I'm having a problem with my Dell Dimension 8300, running Windows XP. I have an 80g Maxtor HD as my main drive and a 500g WD secondary drive. When I attempt to boot, I get a blue screen with the message:A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is he first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.Check with your hardware vendorm for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.Technical Information:*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF74BB2B2, 0xF789E4AO, 0xF789E1AO)*** FLTMGR.SYS - Address F74BB2B2 base at F74A3000, DateStamp 480251daAs far as the info in the message, I see this screen with the same info everytime I rebooted.As far as disk space, my main drive is 80g aand I have about 20g of free space.I'm not sure if anything in the message refers to drivers. Not sure how to change video adapters when I can't get into Windows (Standard Mode or Safe Mode).Also not sure how to deal with any of the BIOS suggestions (or even know if it's a good idea to mess... Read more

A:Can't boot Windows XP (Standard or Safe Mode), Black Screen w/cursor then Blue Screen

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Hello,

I run Windows 7. My graphics card is an nvidea GTX 760.

I was running an intensive application earlier (Elder Scrolls Online, video game). The game crashed, and a message was displayed stating something along the lines that "The device driver has stopped working, and has now been succesfully restored". I noticed through Open Hardware Monitor that the graphics card temperature had reached into the 60s, so I manually upped the fan speed on the graphics card, gave the computer a rest for a few minutes, then went back to playing.

Same problem happened again, only this time in addition to the error message there were also strange.. markings/patterns/graphical glitches coming up on the screen.

I did some googling, and was lead to the following link:
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

I attempted to install the Microsoft fix. Since installing this fix, I have been unable to boot into normal Windows - it simply stays forever on the "Windows starting" page with black background and the windows image on. I went out and left it like that for a good three hours just to be sure.

I have ran a system restore back to yesterday, before installing the MS fix, but the system still will only start in safe mode.

Device Manager does pick up on the graphics card when I look.

I would love to get this resolved, and would appreciate any help or suggestions people have to share. If you... Read more

A:Issues with graphics card driver, now can only boot into safe mode?

Update:

Upon looking at device manager again, I saw there is an error with the "AMDA00 Interface" under System devices.

Upon disabling this, I can now boot into Windows normally.

Can anybody help me to further understand or resolve this issue?

Motherboard is an Asus H87-Pro
Graphics card is an EVGA nVidea GTX 760
CPU is an i5-4570

Windows 7

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I recently bought a new graphics card to update an old desktop (Dell Optiplex GX270 Mini Tower) with the hope of a mediocre home theater PC. After much research, I bought a HIS ATI HD4350 512MB DDR3 graphics card. However, I'm having trouble getting it to display video.

The power supply is just the factory Dell 250W max unit (14A on +12V). The graphics card company recommends a 300W supply, but everywhere I have read has said that my power supply should EASILY handle this graphics card. I have read about several people using much less (watts and amps) and having no problems. I wish I had an extra power supply to test the computer with, but I don't have one. So this is the next step unless there is something I'm missing (hopefully).

So basically what is happening is that the computer has no problems if I use the integrated graphics and associated VGA output. However, once I put the AGP card into the slot, the monitor acts like it is not getting a signal from either the graphics card or the factor VGA port. The rest of the computer is getting plenty of power and I'm pretty sure that it is fully booting into windows, but the monitor is blank. As far as the card, the fan is spinning and it seems to be getting power but there is just not video output. I've tried the VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs. I've adjusted the AGP aperture in bios and nothing changed. I've also tried disconnecting everything but the PSU, fan, hard drive, and video card, but... Read more

A:New AGP graphics card: fan is turning but monitor is black

The specs for this card show that 300 watts is the minimum spec for a power supply. Make sure the first video device in the bios is set for AGP and not PCI video
 

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I received the following error message when I attempted to restart my computer:

C0000218 Unknown Hard Error

When I restarted after the blue screen it went into a check disk but would not finish the scan.

I have tried to start the computer in safe mode with internet connection and after a few minutes the screen goes black. I've tried to start it using last known configuration and the screen goes black. Everything I try ~ the screen goes black.

Help!!!!
 

A:Blue screen & now won't start in safe mode, screen goes black

I'm writing from my husband's laptop because my desktop is completely dead.

We were out of town for several days and when we returned my desktop was running very slow so I attempted to restart it. It locked up, I pressed/held the power button and when it restarted it attempted to run a disk check. The disk check locked up and I had to press/hold the power button again. When it restarted I got a blue screen ~ stop: C0000218 unknown hard error.

Sometimes when I attempt to restart it I get: checking file system on C:
file system = NTFS

When I attempt to restart it in safe mode, safe mode with networking or starting in last known good configuration I get . . .

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\appPatch\drvmain.sdb
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\ . . . (various items)

Now it won't start, not even in safe mode. Everything I try ~ I just get a black screen.

** I just tried to restart AGAIN and it ran disk scan, said it had completed disk scan and would restart, the screen went black when it attempted to restart and the screen is still black and it won't restart.

What can I do to get my computer back?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hello,
After doing a Windows update, my computer gave a Windows looking message that my hard drive was going bad and to back up my data. I was able to save my user files. Then the pc crashed with a BSOD. I disabled restart after crash. Found the error was 0x0000006B (having to do with a corrupt bootcat.cache file.) Could not boot up windows except for semi windows with my windows 7 disk and Chose Repair, in Recovery console, however it told me nothing could be repaired. Through an option to "find a file" under the Recovery option. I managed to copy a GOOD copy of the bootcat.cache file and I appropriately placed it in E:\Windows\system32\codeintegrity (it was ONLY seeing C: as a system partition) my drive letters were all reassigned.

Sorry this is confusing and a lot of info. Bottom line is, my hard drive is not bad, I see windows on it and all my files and the BIOS recognizes the drive. It is firmly connected and NOT hot to the touch.

From a command prompt I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and also /fixboot as the pc was not properly booting up. it still would not boot properly

I am totally unable to go to safe mode (hitting F8) No matter what I do, I get a Windows Splash screen and then my screen goes to a Black Screen with a White arrow cursor, the hard drive appears to be trying to work the light flickers) but it just hangs at the black screen

Again, it refuses to allow me to boot to safe mode. It tries to load the Windows S... Read more

A:Windows 7 splash screen, then black screen NO Safe Mode

sorry for bumping. it seems people get a lot of responses to their questions and i was hoping to get the same kind of response.

Bottom line is, my computer tries to load Windows (7) with the splash screen, then goes to a black screen with an arrow and stays there.

I am unable to boot to safe mode.

I am unable to do a recovery from booting from the Windows 7 Install CD

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Hi folks. 
I've scoured the internet looking for an explanation but can't find anything.
 
It was working perfectly well, closed the cover, opened it again five minutes later and only grey screen.
Graphics are fine until log in screen and then everything is grey, I can hear the start up sounds though.
 
Booted it in safe mode and played around with resolution settings but didn't get much further than that. Got the screen replaced on it a few weeks back but no new software or issues with the new screen. 
 
It's an HP Pavilion Entertainment PC running windows 7. 
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 Grey screen immediately before log in, works perfectly in safe mode

In Safe Mode, uninstall the Display Adapters by right clicking on them and selecting "Uninstall"
If it offers to uninstall the drivers, check that box.
Once that's done, reboot into normal mode to see if you can see the display.

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My HP laptop with Intel I 7 chip is running Windows 7 64 bit. The computer fan was racing and I was getting critical errors with the core temp approaching 210 degrees on cores 3, then 4, then 1. I ran anti Malwarebytes and it found 13 adwares which I removed.
Upon restarting when I tried to clik on any icons on my desktop or in my taskbar nothing happened. I tried rebooting but this did not fix the issue. I tried several attempts of system restore and sometimes would get a black screen after restarting. I undid
the system restore and in safe mode tried to find Windows errors but it said it found none.
What is causing this and how can I fix this without doing a full System recovery.

Another Windows Forum member said this:

Sounds like either a Virus caused this or the User Account is corrupted. 

First, let's try cleaning your system.

Download JRT, Save As, to Desktop. But, since the Desktop Icons are inactive, just run the tool at the first chance.
Malwarebytes Junkremoval tool

Download AWCleaner, Save As, to Desktop. But, since the Desktop Icons are inactive, just run the tool at the first chance.
Adwcleaner

Download CCleaner, to help clean your system.
CCleaner

Run System File Checker
SFC /Scannow System Checker

Still doesn't work, the next step is to create a new user profile. 


I think that's a virus (Still in the PC) or Corrupt User 


My suggestion 
1) Run Malwarebytes and make another scan (M... Read more

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Even in safe mode I have some problems. Internet explorer restarts or windows explorer.

I have already cleaned out the inside of my computer and the fan .

I have already formatted the C drive and re-installed Vista. What can the problem be?

Also it doesn't allow me to install Updates, it usually gets an error message saying something like Internet Module or Host was closed. When I start Windows normally I usually hear the computer loading a lot, especially if I try to install a program or watch a video. And it crashes when I'm doing too much activity or sometimes just when im not doing anything

My computer is 3 years old. I have 3 Primary drives , from what I saw , the C D and E. And I have 1 external hard drive which I have turned off.

A:Vista works in Safe mode but crashes and gets blue screen in normal

***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.***** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. The running program wil... Read more

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I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to go.

Now, when I startup windows xp, I get the normal Win XP splash screen: http://tinypic.com/r/2dt5b0g/6

After it loads, the screen immediately changes to this: http://tinypic.com/r/ivkca1/6

And it will stay that way until I manually shut it off. Upon turning it back on, the exact same thing happens. Notice that the messed up screen always looks differently: http://tinypic.com/r/5arg4m/6 (notice the different colors)

However, I can start up in safe mode just fine! No problems whatsoever!

What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
 

A:Solved: Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

When Windows will only start in Safe Mode, it's typically a sign that you've got a bad third-party driver installed (since they are not loaded in safe Mode) and in your case I would have to say it's the video/graphics driver. In Safe Mode, Windows loads it's own low-res generic video driver, hence no stripes on the screen.

Download the correct video driver from Dell if you don't have a driver CD for your M4300, and install it in Safe Mode.
You can get internet access on your M4300 (to download driver from Dell's website) by invoking the Advanced Startup Options and choosing "Safe Mode with Networking".
 

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Hello, laptop model "ASUS ROG G551JW" I'm having a serious problem. I decided to replace my windows 10 back to windows 8.1. When i installed it it was working. Then i installed nvidia graphics driver, chipset drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), audio drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), ATK drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), then "nvidia experience" suggested me to download new version of grapichs driver so i started downloading it. Furthermore, i went to install directx11 setup did not start and computer got "lagged". I "end tasked" the directx11 setup and decided to restart windows. But it did not restart, I was waiting like 20mins and it still it was showing: "Restarting...". Then i forcibly shut down the computer by holding power button for few seconds. Now when it loads up I can only see a black screen and my mouse cursor(can also move it). Any solution to this? I think i would be able to fix it if i could enter safe mode, but shift+f8 and f8 doesn't work for me because my laptop has SSD. And i can't open it through windows because it doesn't load. Yours sincerely, Eligijus

A:Black screen on startup, Can't go into safe mode because have SSD

The system should be able to boot to SafeMode even if it has an SSD.
You can't use the F8 method in W8/8.1/10 - it doesn't work
Rather restart the system while holding down the Shift key - that should get you to the diagnostics screen in Windows
 
From there you can try many different things.
You could also download install media for W10 and boot from that to see if you can repair the system.
 
If it doesn't work, then we also have to wonder about the hard drive.
Please run these free diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
 
If you can't get into Windows, then there's not much else to do short of a wipe and reinstall of Windows.
I've had black screen issues with other Asus systems (particularly the G20AJ) and the "fix" there is to delete the display adapters in Device Manager (while in Safe Mode)
That makes the system boot so you can see/use the Desktop in normal mode.

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I can login but it goes to a black screen and then a window pops up saying c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
I understand I have to remove that from my computer but I cannot get into safe mode. I hold shift and click restart and it never loads. When im on black desktop I get a pop up window wanting to open a (.js)? File but that does nothing. I cant even get ctrl alt del to come up. I tried shift alt esc. And numerous other things to no avail.. please help!
 

A:Black screen cant access safe mode

Sounds like windows has crashed. You may need to reinstall Win 8. Or if your computer or laptop has a recovery partition, Try using that.
 

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When I try to start up, I get stuck on the black screen that says "windows cannot start up", and gives me the following options; start windows normally, last known good configuration, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt. I've tried all of these and it still comes back to the black screen.

This started when I was changing the startup list of programs and deleting some entries using CCleaner, then rebooted.

The first few times I got the black screen, I was able to go into safe mode and do a system restore. But then I would reboot and end up back at the black screen. After doing the restore three times, it's now just stuck on the black screen. I can't get into safe mode or boot up at all.

What do I do to boot up and fix whatever problems I created?

A:Black screen, can't startup in safe mode

You may try booting to the xp cd, and do a repair install of the os.

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I am experiencing the black screen issues with my new windows 7 lenovo laptop. when it starts normally, I can get to my user logon screen but when I select a profile the computer takes a moment to load through the welcome... part and then just a faint light blue screen with cursor. In normal mode I have a cursor but no button or keyboard functionality whatsoever. I can boot the computer into safe mode with full safe mode functionality.
I have spent literally 3 days working on the issue. I have tried everything I can to this point. Re-installing my graphics driver, disabling it all together and trying a new boot, same result. I've deleted all user accounts and created new ones (as I said this laptop was brand new so I don't have a lot of personal data on it, none anymore) as well as checked my winlogon/ shell to verify explorer.exe. System restore and Boot repair are also not working to help the issue at all. Please I need help, my girlfriend needs to use the laptop for school so I have to get it running quickly and cheaply.

A:Black screen, safe mode, no networking

Hi gagnrad ,Welcome to the forums, As the laptop is brand new so still under warranty I personnally would return it to the retailer and let them sort it out for you

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Hello,

I got a problem. I have to load the safe mode for installing Steam after a crash. So I entered the advanced boot menu and chose Safe Mode with Networking. It started loading some .sys files. After a lot (I think it was loaded correctly) of .sys files my screen froze and after 3 seconds some weird blue dots appeared and (Left upper corner. Every dot was like 10x30 pixels) after some more seconds my screen turned black. No cursor, no login screen. How can I log in to the safe mode?!

~ Netra

A:Black screen after loading safe mode

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Greetings,
 
I have a Dell Latitude running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise that is suffering from the Black Screen of Death.  I cannot boot into SAFE MODE (or any other mode) whatsoever.  I have the drive hooked up via a SATA to USB converter and have noticed the following 3 files at the root of the C: drive:
 
bootsqm.dat
KBSERVICE.SHUTDOWN
ntuser.dat
 
I have run Combofix and Malwarebytes on the machine that the bad drive is attached to, but neither program found anything.  The KBSERVICE.SHUTDOWN file has a modified date very similar to the time that the computer first had the problem.
 
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thanks,
Andrew

A:Windows 7 Black Screen - no safe mode available

DISREGARD.  User has opted to salvage data and reload Windows.

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hello, I started msconfig.exe (system configuration) the boot tab
Check "safe boot" with minimal option
reboot the computer, I see the miscrosoft logo with spinning dot for few seconds and then a black screen (no mouse, nothing)
The PC (dell M6700) was working fine up to now , I just wanted to start a sfc /scan from safe mode but now I'm stuck in safe mode with a black screen
thanks for your help



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Hello,

I'm having a serious problem. I decided to replace my windows 10 back to windows 8.1. When i installed it it was working. Then i installed nvidia graphics driver, chipset drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), audio drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), ATK drivers(required to restart computer, i did not), then "nvidia experience" suggested me to download new version of grapichs driver so i started downloading it. Furthermore, i went to install directx11 setup did not start and computer got "lagged". I "end tasked" the directx11 setup and decided to restart windows. But it did not restart, I was waiting like 20mins and it still it was showing: "Restarting...". Then i forcibly shut down the computer by holding power button for few seconds. Now when it loads up I can only see a black screen and my mouse cursor(can also move it).

Any solution to this? I think i would be able to fix it if i could enter safe mode, but shift+f8 and f8 doesn't work for me because my laptop has SSD. And i can't open it through windows because it doesn't load.

Yours sincerely,
Eligijus
 

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Okay, I've had my computer for two years, and over the years there have been minor problems, but nothing I couldn't work out how to fix within a couple of days, but for the past month or so my computer kept randomly shutting itself down, then a few days ago it when I tried to log in in normal mode the screen went black before the log in screen came up, although the noise to log in still came, and everything else seemed to be working fine. there's nothing wrong with the monitor or the connection, as in safe mode everything works fine, it makes one long beep, then two short beeps when i first turn it on, which I believe means it is a video adapter problem? I have tried replacing the ram, and nothing changed, I tried clearing out the dust, nothing changed, I tried running a virus scan all clear, I tried re setting the whole computer, and still no luck, so please, please help me? I have no idea what else to do????

A:Black Screen - Fine in Safe Mode

Please check the website of your bios provider to check the beep codes. If it is the display adapter, you may need to replace it.

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I booted up my computer 3 days ago and logged in under my user name, and there were no desktop icons or taskbar, so I restarted my computer and tried every user, still nothing. I went to msconfig to restore it to a earlier point, and when it restarted I went to my user name, and still nothing so I went to msconfig again and booted it up in safe mode, when it restarted, right before the user names screen came up, a black screen with "SAFE MODE" in all four corners pops up for about 3 or 4 seconds, then the user name screen comes up with the ADMIN and the rest of the user names, it doesn't matter what name I log in as it always goes to the same black Safe Mode screen as before but it will freeze there forever. So I had to manually shut it down. When it restarted I hit F8 to get it out of safe mode and chose restart computer normally, then when it restarts the same exact thing thing happens. I've tried every option at the F8 selection screen. So I put in a cd with Mepis Linux on it that my cousin gave me, but I didn't install it I have been running it off the disk. And I have no clue what to do next.

My Specs are: AMD Athlon 2.0 ghz
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2)
512 MB DDR
150 GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon 9600

-Does anybody know how to do a system restore in Mepis Linux without reformatting the whole computer
 

A:XP Black SAFE MODE Screen Freeze

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hi guys, can you help me with this?

I have followed advise on a previous thread and reinstalled windows in a repair mode in an attempt to get the explorer reinstalled, however, after repeated attempts and with 37 mins to go, my keyboard and mouse are disconneted so I can't reply to a device manager query and have to abort the repair.

My OS is XP service pack 3
Dell
Recent problems from Braviax
Installed PC Tools
System started to go slow, resulting in black screen event.

So, what can I do next (that doesn't involve formatting my hard drive)?

A:Black screen on bootup and in safe mode, HELP

Pull the hard drive out of the computer and put it in a External USB enclosure/adapter. Attach it to a working computer and backup all important data. Put the drive back in said computer and put the XP CD in and Format and Re-Install XP.

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i have the same problem, my laptop screen is totally damaged, i cant see anything and after going jn safe mode, the external screen is not working. Please help

A:safe mode, black external screen

The advice is simple, get the laptop screen replaced. External monitor won't work in safe mode anyway because in safe mode Windows only loads a basic graphics driver (instead of the manufacturer's driver) which doesn't support two separate displays.message edited by phil22

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