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Turns on great But no boot beeps or any picture on screen(black screen)

Q: Turns on great But no boot beeps or any picture on screen(black screen)

Hey i have a acer aspire 3000 and when i turn it on the lights come on but it doesnt have any boot beeps or any picture at all on the screen i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is or have sugestions to what could be causeing that thanks

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I have a Gateway profile 4.0 in my room that I have been trying to fix. I have taken it to a few differnt tech people and they just told me to buy a new computer, but i really want to get this one working again. So when i turn it on sometimes it will start up normaly until you try to open or run anything. Then it goes black and beeps upon restarting it, any help would be great thanks

Intel Pentium 4 @2.8GHz
60 GB hard drive

I know its not much but it was my first comp

A:When my system loads it beeps then the screen turns black

sounds like bad ram or a PSU going bad. try different ram and see if that makes a difference.

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My mum was playing a game on her pc and suddenly the screen went black and the noise coming from the tower reduced.

I turned it on today and still black screen. The fans are turning but not sure if there is noise coming from the hdd. There is also no BIOS beep to confirm all is ok.

I have removed the RAM, and tried it, no beeping at all.

Also, not sure if this helps, but there is a wire in there, in a bundle of wires that is connected in to 'cd in' but the other end was lying loose unplugged. They have a small black box on either end with connector ports for 3 out of 4 small prongs. (1-1-empty-1).

I am guessing it may be the hdd or maybe the mother board? But Im no expert. Also removed the CPU fan and made sure was in right, seemed to be.

Please help, thanks in advance, Cammy...

PS I seem to rememebr the make of the unit is some obscure make EZZA or AZZA or something I think.

PPS One of the cd drives has a green light on, but will not open when the button is pressed.

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After doing a system image backup I wanted to test the recovery disk. To have boot from cd tried changing bios to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot.  Couldn't get pc to boot after that so reset cmos by shorting the pins on mboard.  Now on startup always get 6 beeps and black screen but after a minute windows login screen comes on and it runs fine.  Can't access bios setup screen no matter what key used on startup.  6 beeps indicates a video card issue but no hardware errors indicated in device mgr.  Want to upgrade to Win 10 but fearful about doing it until address this boot issue.  Appreciate all help.  

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Hello guys im new to this website. Well i have a problem with my computer. My brother shut down the pc by pushing the power button. I tried starting up my pc but all i hear is a continious beeping noise. Both the led lights are on and for some strange reason my cd drive light is blinking. Can you guys please help me? Thanks in advance.

A:PC Wont Boot!Black Screen!Beeps!Lights flashing.Please help

I think there is problem with ram either ram stick is not plugged properly or ram stick is gone bad.try to change ram stick see what happens


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Hi! After the 5/13/15 windows update I'm stuck with a black screen and no way to follow instructions for downloads, repairs etc. on my Toshiba Satellite L675 with Windows 7. I've tried new power adapters, resetting with the battery removed, another monitor via VGA (didn't work) and the laptop didn't come with a Windows 7 disc. Randomly the laptop screen came up twice briefly; although the system was running very slow and Chrome and Firefox were hanging up, I ran a malware scan, the automated update troubleshooter, uninstalled KB3022345, restored to a previous point, backed up files to an external hard drive via Control Panel Backup (which now shows as 0 bytes) and updated several drivers. On the AMD driver, I received an error message so I downloaded and installed it from their website. After that it's stayed black; it boots but nothing's on the screen and F8 doesn't work. When the screen's black the amber indicator light I always see on the front of the laptop is not on; it may be the WiFi indicator but I'm not sure since there are two other options not lit. I'm not super tech savvy so I've literally spent a week trying to fix this and I'm exhausted. PLEASE HELP! 5/13 was my birthday..I can honestly say this is the WORST present ever! 

A:Boot to completely black screen; no curser, no errors, no F8, no beeps...can't s

Can you get into BIOS screen?
Usually F10, F12 or F2 during boot-up.
How old is the system?

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A friend came to me for help, and I am leary of doing anything without conferring with the experts. Here is the history:

Originally the PC had a periodic BSOD - 0x0000007B. I was able to boot to the "last known good configuration", and run MalwareBytes (cleaning up a number of Adware problems), and I ran the ESET online scanner (which found nothing). I made a restore point just in case.

After one or two more boots, I once again received the BSOD 0x0000007B. Attempted to reboot using last known configuration to no avail. Now all I get is a black screen after the initial boot messages (no windows splash screen).

I have looked at your guides about running CHKDSK, FIXMBR, FIXBOOT. I'm just a little leary that I may lose data on his hard disk (he says that there is a tremendous amount of music on there). I have a few questions:

1. What will be the impact of CHKDSK on his local files (deletion, damage)?
2. I did type in FIXMBR, and it stated the following:

"This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record. FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed. This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible. If you are not having problems accessing your drive, do not continue. Are you sure you want to write a new MBR?"

Can I still run this without damage ?

I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing before continuing. I'm assuming this is an XP proble... Read more

A:XP PC will not boot - BSOD turns to Black Screen

System manufacturer and model?


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I have started booting from USB and testing that kind of stuff. But suddenly a day when i clicked restart while pressing shift the menu popped up normally but when i try to restart in any way the screen just turns black. I have tried all of the different options and all turned black: boot from device, repair startup (something like that) and bios settings (UEFI or something like that).

And i think this has happend to me before and i fixed it without removing any battery or anything like that..... i think.

BTW i am not the best at computers.

And google is not my friend, i have googled for hours.

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My Dell 14z 5423 will no longer boot. The keyboard lights turn on but then nothing happens. The screen is blank. If I remove the ram the computer gives out 2 beeps. If the ram is inside nothing happens just a blank screen. 
If someone knows how to fix this please let me know.

A:Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 Two beeps will not boot screen blank, black

Has this issue ever been fixed?  This is exactly what mine does now.
I'm ready to forget about and buy something new, but would like my pictures, etc off my laptop.

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Desktop Model: Acer Aspire M5100-E5305A
Operating system: Vista 64-bit
LCD screen: DELL

Computer has two hard disks, each 500 GB. First one with two partitions is running the operating system, second one just for data.

Replaced the second 0.5 TB hard drive with a 1.5 TB disk.
Tried to start the computer, no boot beeps, and a black screen.
Both fans are running, the one from the source and the one on top the CPU, but otherwise the computer is dead.

Put back the old second hard drive, re-started, computer is still dead, no boot beeps, no video output. Keyboard and mouse are dead too.

Took out the power and held down the power button for 60 seconds, re-started, did not do any good, computer is still dead.

Any ideas what I can do? Computer is back to its original hardware configuration, but it would not run, not even a bloody beep!

Thank you,

A:Acer AM5100-E5305A computer: no boot beeps and a black screen

You blew the power supply, inadvertently. Test by using a borrowed power supply.

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My Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot the only way to stop it is remove power and battery then try again.
After several failed attempts it will boot
Any ideas on how to fix this?


A:Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot

Hi Gary,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the system switches ON.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if you are able to turn on the system.

If the system is not switching ON please connect the external monitor and check if the system is switching ON then I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

Turn on or restart the computer.
Immediately at the Dell logo screen, starting tapping the <F12> key once a second until the One Time Boot menu appears (if the computer boots to Windows turn the computer off and try again).
At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, PSA+ or Enter ePSA, then press <Enter> to begin the hardware Diagnostics.
Write down any error codes listed. Reply to us with the error codes.

Since the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop computer emits a series of beeps during start-up if the LCD cannot display errors or problems. Please let me know the number of beeps you are receiving during startup as
Let us know your findings.

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System: Win732 bit SP1
CPU: Intel dual core E-2160
Ram: 2GB

When I boot regularly my screen just turns black prior to logging into windwos, i can hear the log on/off sounds.

It works in safemode with network drivers.

I ran antimalwarebytes and I had one infection by some "Rogueware.lnk".mp3 on my desktop which I removed with mab.

As of right now I'm running ESET online scan in safe mode and it found one infection "Win32/Opencandy".

I can assume that all hardware/drivers are working properly.

Why is my screen turning black all of a sudden when booting and how to get rid ofit?

Any help is welcome.

Thank you.

A:Likely rogueware infection win7/screen turns black during boot

A quick system restore to a point before you were infected may do the trick ... however, getting into the habit of imaging your drive, is IMO, the number one step in any security policy ... its a lot easier to restore an image than it is to re-install the OS and all of your applications ... let us know how it comes out ...

This will show you how to do a System Restore to restore your Windows 7 system files to an earlier point in time. It's a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal user files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
System Restore

This will show you how to create a system image (clone) backup of the entire hard drive or partition that Windows 7 is on, and any other selected drive or partition. You can use this image to be able to do a system image recovery to restore the hard drive or partition at boot back to the way it was at the time the backup image was created.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I'm trying to figure out my friends PC issue so I'm going to do some tests but I figured I'd post and see if anyone had any input on what it might be, I believe it could be faulty hardware but I'm gonna try to figure out what possibly..
- Computer is new, about 1 month old
-Windows 7
-If left idle and turned back on, it can stay on for about 15 - 30 minutes until the screen goes black and needs to be shut down again, goes into this screen
-Computer was running and had music playing, screen went black again and music was still playing in the background. So it's a display issue, but the monitor is fine working on another computer
-Says makes like an electrical noise before the screen goes black, mouse won't move

If any suggestions that'd be helpful, thanks

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hi my laptop screen is set to turn off after 5 mins, when it does i cannot wake it, no matter what buttons i push or using my mouse. this black screen also happens when i restart my computer, it logs me off the the screen goes black and computer power lights are still on and it does nothing HELP! haha thanks


A:laptop screen goes black when i restart, and screen wont wake up after it turns off

Boot the computer and press F8 in the Advanced Boot menu choose Last Known Good Configuration.
What is the make and model# of the computer? Go to the manufactures support/download drivers site and download the Chipset and the Video driver for the computer.
Go to Start/Search and type powercfg.cpl. Right click the powercfg results and Run As Administrator. Click Change Plan Settings/change Advanced power settings. Reset your power settings to your liking.

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I am encountering an issue of when the Dell optiplex 755 boots up, it boots through the Windows XP logo just fine, once it tries to transition between the logo and loading the system up, it just shows a black screen and nothing else happens. I tried using a bootable Windows XP flash drive to repair the system files and it loads the Windows XP setup ok but when it runs through all of the commands on the bottom of the screen and the last one says "Starting Windows" , it takes me to a blue screen (screenshot below). I have HIRENS and have done a lot of the chkdsk commands to fix the files and everything comes back ok. I tried to clone the hard drive with the same exact hard drive and still the same issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Windows XP gets past the logo screen and then turns the screen black/bluescreen , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.

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Hey i have a acer aspire 3000 i just got it from some relatives but when i turn it on its comes to life but not fully it doesnt have any booting beeps and the screen stays black not even a flash ive tried using linux and stuff but still nothing im desperate to get this working its my first laptop unlike all my desktops lol anyone have any ideas of whats causing it to do this? ive also tried plugging it into another monitor from its external plug and it apears its giving a signal cause its all a black screen as well untill i unplug it then the monitor says no signal and flashes(external monitor) please help me please lol im desperate

A:Power turns on but no beeps or screen signal?

Hi broken_biker69,

I'm just wondering if this is something quite basic. Please try the following:

Remove the Power Adaptor
Remove the Battery
Remove any other external devices (ie USB devices)
Hold down the ON button for 30 seconds
Then put the Power Adaptor in ONLY
Turn on the Power at the wall (just in case!)
Turn on the computer

If that works please reply (to this thread)

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Alright, today I hibernated my computer (I usually hibernate) left it for an hour and attempted to turn it back on, now it loads fine but once it gets to the point where it should display the vista logo and then the log in screen the screen goes blank. The hard disk light is blinking fast so fast it's almost just staying on and the wireless does its blinking patterns as if it's redying the wireless connection but the screen remains black. I've tried safe mode, same result. Two screens, same result. I booted Ubuntu and it was fine so I'm using that now.

First of all, any insight into how I should go about fixing this?
If not, I have extremely important files on the hard drive is there any way you could recommend getting them back?

Thanks for any help, I'd hate to have to take it in and risk the guys at the store deciding it's easier just to wipe the hard drive or something.

A:Screen turns black before reaching the login screen

Are you using a Ubuntu Live CD, or are you dual booting?
If you're dual booting, you can access your ntfs partition from Ubuntu using steps listed on many many web sites:
Some are easier than others.

As for fixing your Vista. I have reservations because in some of my steps Vista has this nasty habit of overwriting the master boot record with its own without warning you (making you unable to boot into ubuntu if you dual boot), so research some more, and proceed with caution. If you boot into the Vista DVD, I think you can click repair, and you have a bunch of options and it looks like this:
I haven't tried them in a while so I can't really recall what each does.
You can try going back using a restore point. Be VERY cautious with "Startup Repair". I think that's the one that rewrites the master boot record. (if you really need to try it, research how you can backup the master boot record in ubuntu, then restore it if needed - usually a flash drive, a floppy, or a bootable CD may be needed - you most likely would be able to do it from the live cd if you know the steps though).
And if all else fails, do a repair install. Can't recall how it's done, but there are many sites dedicated to that topic. You can also ask around the forum about it.

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hey there,

i got a problem with a dual screen setup. when i boot my computer and turn on monitors my 2nd monitor doesnt stay on. he usualy turns black. then i gotta turn em off and on again like two times before he stays on. when he stays on i can hear a very silent peep sound commin from somewhere. since i got somewhat bad hearing i cant tell where it is commin from. last 2 days the monitor also started flickering for a few seconds.

Since i couldnt find anything on the web and dont know what is making the monitor do that, i figured i would ask you guys here

So here is what i did so far. I checked graphic drivers and the connections. nothin changed.

Thx in advance for the help...

Best regards


[edit] i hope thats the right forum section to post at, if not feel free to move the topic as you please <3

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I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.

A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen


Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP&#8217;s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubles... Read more

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Hey all, I am trying to fix my friends computer and at the start the computer makes 3 beeping noises. I have googled that and apparently it means that the video card is shot or the ram? I had a few video cards just laying around so i tried all of them but none of them worked! So I replaced the ram 64mb ram and that got rid of the beeping noise but the computer still wouldnt boot. I figured this was because it wasnt large enough to boot windows XP so my buddy went out and bougth a 256mb and I installed that and the machine still begins to beep. Any suggestions are much appreciated! thank you in advance.

A:Computer beeps 3 times - No picture on screen

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So my laptop was working perfectly last night, then all of a sudden I wake up and it turns on but nothing shows on the screen. It beeps about 4 times every 30 seconds and does so until I turn it off. Ive tried connecting it to an external monitor but it doesn't work. Anyone know whats wrong?

A:[SOLVED] Dell Studio 1555 turns on, nothing shows on screen but beeps

Sounds like a memory issue.

Have you done any memory upgrades lately

I'd pop the memory cover off, remove and reinsert the modules and try again.
Make sure you remove the AC and battery before removing the cover

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I have a HP Pavilion dv 9700. I was playing wow and all of a sudden the screen went blank. So i decided to turn it off... When i turn it back on the screen starts up with the rest of the computer but no picture comes. The computer works because i can hear the startup, but the screen wont work. It has a light in the background but not the startup texts or any more.
Someone plz help me

A:My screen turns on but no picture comes when i start my comp

hi try connecting your comp to a monitor with a vga cable and see if you get a picture also when you say the screen starts up do you mean you see the bios screen

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hi hows it going, i need help with the laptop screen it went black!
I could hear everything running , you can see the screen just a little bit but hardly readable, I cant even see the mouse pointer. I read a couple forums of people with the same problem but still unresolvable. I pressed F8 while i restarting the laptop, and i cant even see the bios setup menu. I have the driver cd but i cant even install it becaue i cant see where to open it.
Helpp! thanks so much!
may all your problems be fixed too!

A:help on great quality laptop from frys i have a black screen

Sounds like a bad Video card or LCD. Probably would be good idea to take the laptop bacy to Fry's a certified service center for your particular brand of laptop.

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Okay, so here are my specs:
i5 2500k
Asus motherboard,
Zotac 560 ti OC edition - note. I haven't done anything oc-wise to the card beyond what it was oc'ed to from the factory.
8gb Pioneer memory
775 Diablotek psu

Everything has worked flawlessly for a month. It even booted the first time I turned it on which is rare with my luck. So a couple days ago I turn my pc on, the startup screen comes on, then the pc shuts down. When I turn it on again, two things happen 1.) My video card fan is now spinning at top speed(or faster) and is extremely loud. 2.) I now am not getting monitor connectivity. So I jump to two possibilities, either a.) the video card just had a heart attack or b.) my power supply is having a heart attack. After reviewing, however, everything else is powering up fine, the motherboard, hdd, cpu all seem to be getting power, also, when I try a different video card in (albeit a less wattage card) it boots up fine. So it seems to point to the video card and not the psu. When I talked to a Zotac tech he seemed to agree it could be a connectivity issue on the card that isn't allowing it to interface with my pc. It's gotten to be a confusing issue mainly because no one else seems to have gotten an issue quite like this with this card.

So fast forward to today. I get home from class and decide to give it the old college try. I hook up the card, start it up, and it sounds fine. No loud fan, and I get connectivity from the monitor. I even went as fa... Read more

A:560ti black screen issue - Any possible input would be great

It is possible that your PSU is not putting out enough wattage. If you can post make/ model and rating, would be the first thing to check

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About two weeks ago I installed more memory on my PC and the PC worked just fine. Yesterday I was on the PC and it totally froze up (mouse didn't work, CTRL ALT DELETE didn't work) so I powered it off manually. When I powered it back up, I hear three short beeps from the PC and the monitor is completely black. The light on the monitor is green then after about three seconds it turns an amber color. I have checked all the cables and wires and everything is where it's supposed to be and firmly in position.

From what I have been reading on the internet, the three beeps indicates a RAM problem, but the amber color on the monitor indicates a video card problem. Does anyone have any thoughts on this???


A:Three Beeps / Black Screen

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My computer won't boot up all of a sudden.. it goes black with no cursor.. caps lock blinks and it beeps two times

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First, our power supply died. We replaced it. Then the monitor was black with the appropriate beeps for the video card problem. We got a new video card. Now the screen was working I could get into the BIOS but the floppy disk was failing. Unplugged that and got it out of the system. Then it wouldn't recognize the hard drive. It kept wanting me to boot from the CD-ROM. It was telling me that there was no IDE Primary Master. The CD-ROM is the secondary master. I went to the CMOS Setup Utility and it was set for Auto to find and load the IDE. In the Primary Master menu it said the capacity was 0MB. This is a 20 MB harddrive. So I checked all the cables inside. Unplugged them and plugged them back in. Turned the machine on and now it comes on but there are no beeps, the screen is black and when I try to shut it off using the button on the front of the machine, it won't shut off. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:black screen, no beeps

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Hey guys, i need help with my acer travelmate 8100.

Recently my laptop woudnt start up. instead it justs gives m3 beeps and a blank screen. i here the fan, and i can open my cd drive.

i would love it if you helped.

A:Black screen 3 beeps

It could be any number of things. A bad motherboard, a failing harddrive, or ram that has gone bad.It might also be a power supply problem.Either way you might want to take it somewhere to get a proper diagnosis and proceed from there.

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I need help fixing my dell inspiron 3520. After I got windows 10, the moment I turned it there was  black screen. I did what I found to help out but it never really helped and continued. I finally had a moment off it coming on so I to that chance to reboot and clean out my data. The next day when I pressed the power button the laptop not only just a black screen but is beeping 3 too.

A:Black screen and 3 beeps

I've fixed the issue..well it's a workaround that worked...
Right firstly, ignore the dumb response from Microsoft Engineer.

It's a logic problem and I have a workaround!!!!! I figured that an update or some function of Windows 10 had done something to the Bios as part of an update or driver reboot. No mater what you do it's stone cold dead. I remembered an old trick on HP servers to bring them back to life after a failed Bios update.
On another PC download the latest BIOS Update I think it was A10 (you will need this as soon as you get the brick working again
Now it is time to bring it back from the dead - You need to clear the CMOS data that HAS BEEN CORRUPTED by windows 10 update. It's not for the faint hearted though.
Strip the laptop, if you don't know how to do this ask a grown up or search You tube.
Remove the memory (optional, but I did this anyway), Laptop battery, power supply, HD and finally the CMOS backup battery.
Now in the old days we used to short out the battery terminals to clear any residual capacitor every; but now it looks like  you can just hold down power button for about 1 minute to discard any capacitors.
Resemble the laptop, don't button it up just yet as It look a few attempts to get this to stick.
Power it up!!!!, be patient as it takes a while for it to sort out the BIOS. after a few minutes you should see the Dell Bootloader (if you don't try power cycling a few times. If it starts with the 3 beeps then rep... Read more

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I used a certain system cleaning application that made my laptop appear to "lose" a big chunk of RAM. It went from having 512mg to 200mg. Physically I know that isn't possible, but my computer thought it true. After a hours of use it began to drag and make the sound as if it was being over taxed. Eventually, it just shut itself off. When I powered it on, it gave me a choice of which way it should boot. I wasn't sure what to do, and chose F12, which may have been the multiple boot option. It just remained at that screen so, after waiting a long time of nothing happening, I just turned it off.
Now, when I turn it on, all I get is a black screen with no prompt or any words at all. It also doesn't make any beeping sounds, nor any other auditory implications. Just the soft whirling sound of the fan, motor, or whatever it is that let's you know it's running. I don't know if the RAM mishap has anything to do with it, but it happened around the same time.
The computer itself: 2.4g Intel P4 with Windows XP Pro
What can I do with only a black screen? Any thoughts or suggestions?

A:black screen, no prompt, no beeps

What can you do with a black screen - nothing really.

It sounds like the computer is failing to boot at all. The problem could be hardware by the sound of it, possibly unrelated to the other cleaning software issue?

Try booting from your Windows XP CD, but if the computer is not making POST into the BIOS, that will not work either.

Bet you are glad that all that data is backed up safely...

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I just installed a new video card, and once i boot up with it, i get 10 beeps and the monitor just goes black with the power light blinking. If i put my other card in it works fine again. Whats going on?

A:Beeps 10 times, BLACK SCREEN

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I have an HP G72 laptop. A few days ago I was thinking about installingubuntu. I booted from the LiveUSB. For some reason or another, I'm claiming temporary insanity, when the 'Try Ubuntu' screen came up, Ipressed the power button on the latop instead of going through the restart option.Now the laptop will not boot from the hard drive. It shows no BIOS or anything, just a black screen. The fan is running, the wifi light is lit, the number lock is lit but the screen is totally blank. I connected an external monitor and it doesn't show anything either.However, if I put the Ubuntu Live USB in, the system will boot from it and the external monitor will show Ubuntu.Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated.

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A:Black screen, No BIOS, No beeps......

I resolved the issue.  Not sure how but I tore the system down to the base components and put them back together and it booted up just fine into Windows.

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I have an HP Model: SR5333WM desk top. This morning upon start up the image went hay wire, then a black screen and a series of 1 short beep followed by 1 longer beep. I unplugged the system for another reboot, but upon turning the system on, I get the beeps and no output to the monitor. I hear the fans and the system is powered up, but nothing on the monitor.

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:

Administrator description name description name.000

Is it creating more user folders? At some point description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..

A:Black screen after boot screen, no welcome screen, no logon screen

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I was playing a game on my PC while it was storming out and the power surged. Before I could unplug my pc the power came back on and my computer started back up. After starting back up it said installing update do not turn off the computer. I waited until it was done then it brought me to a black screen with a Windows logo and a circular loading bar. I waited somewhere between 5-10minutes before holding down the power button until it turned off. Upon turning the computer back on all the fans would work and everything it would show the blue screen that says to press esc then brings me to a black screen where it would have a _ mark in the top left and beep non stop. It isnt a long beep or anything its just multiple beeps non stop until I turn it off. I have tried taking out the ram and putting it back in but it just keeps beeping. I did a mem test and it showed that nothin was wrong with the ram. The beeps are high pitched and very fast. I have a video showing what happens if there is a way to post it.

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My Display is always black when i start the laptop up the screen stays black and computer makes two beeping noises. ive tried almost everything i could think of but still no change does anyone no what the problem could be??

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Let us have the make and model number of your computer - the beep codes vary.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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A:Power on, no post, no beeps, black screen...

If you had a thunderstorm and lightning, it could be more than one component, but the likely suspects are power supply and motherboard.

Here is a way to troubleshoot from member TVeblen:

Strip it down and then add components back, one at a time, to try and isolate the offending component.

The test (power off, power cord unplugged):
• Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one.
• Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives).
• Remove all the cards installed in the PCI slots including the video card. (be careful handling them and place them on a non conductive surface while testing).
• Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).
Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.
• The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.
• Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.
• Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.
If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.

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I was playing a game on my PC while it was storming out and the power surged. Before I could unplug my pc the power came back on and my computer started back up. After starting back up it said installing update do not turn off the computer. I waited until it was done then it brought me to a black screen with a Windows logo and a circular loading bar. I waited somewhere between 5-10minutes before holding down the power button until it turned off. Upon turning the computer back on all the fans would work and everything it would show the blue screen that says to press esc then brings me to a black screen where it would have a _ mark in the top left and beep non stop. It isnt a long beep or anything its just multiple beeps non stop until I turn it off. I have tried taking out the ram and putting it back in but it just keeps beeping. I did a mem test and it showed that nothin was wrong with the ram.  The beeps are high pitched and very fast.    

A:Loads to black screen and beeps non-stop

We already discussed this issue in two threads:1. Hence request you to take the unit to authorized service center or call HP and setup a service.

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After running for a few minutes, my screen turns 1/4 black and pushes everthing to the side. My system was running fine for the past couple of weeks until this started 3 days ago. Any ideas? Thanks. -John in San Antonio

Vista Ultimate 32 bit
8gb RAM
AMD 6000+ dual core
ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard
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A:1/4 of screen turns black

Try a different monitor, and if that one does NOT have this issue , then you need a new monitor.

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Product Name:- HP Pavilion dv5 NotebookSometimes the black screen turns red with dancing pixels like noise. Solution please.  

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I think I may have reassembled it incorrectly, after the repairer gave it back to me in a hundred pieces.  Need a reputable repairer in California to look at it while I am there on holidays.

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Acer service centers California list:

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Hello, I really need help with a problem I've been having at random. This has happened 5 times (and counting) and they were all at times I was of course away from my computer. The screen goes black and my keyboard and mouse doesn't light up anymore. My computer is still on but I can hear my CPU fan racing every time this happens.
I don't know exactly why this happens other than a possible graphic driver error but I am updated to the latest. I check my event log and this is the only error that I see happening each time this happens:
Faulting application name: csrss.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc115
Faulting module name: sxs.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c9cc
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000011b2f
Faulting process id: 0x36c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d07ee0e62ef7e4
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\sxs.dll
Report Id: 0d00ead7-eae8-11e4-92da-005056c00008
I read online sxs.dll belongs to Microsoft for something called Fusion? Do I need this on my computer or is the problem something more than this. If someone can please help me with this I would be happy and If you need any logs I will try to post them ASAP. Thanks

A:Screen turns black

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 - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I have a Dell Inspiron and it seems that they are the worst that have the problems. It is a vista and a year and a half old. Before it died/crashed it would turn black. In the light i could still see the programs running and it just faded the screen. I tried setting the hibernation to never and turning off screen to never but it still fades to that same blackness. I cant even see properly through it and i cant do anything to turn it back to it was before.

I rebooted it to the factory edition but it still does the same thing. Please help!

A:My screen turns black?

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Hey there,

I was online and everything just fine on my computer, then turned it off. When I went to get back on it everything loaded just fine, and like it normally does. UNTIL after i typed in my password, then my screen just goes black & I cant do anything. If anyone has ANY idea of what I can do PLEASE HELP...

I am trying to fill out job apps

Thank you !

Acer Laptop
Windows Vista

A:screen turns black , PLEASE HELP !!

I know this might sound silly, but were you running off the battery and now maybe the battery is running low, if this is the case the screen will become black after the battery gets too low.
Just a thought.


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my screen turns black

A:my screen turns black

my laptop screen tuirns black

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A friend of my parents recently gave them this PC without any background and they gave it to me. When trying to boot it up, after a few seconds it just gives 6 long beeps alongside 6 orange flashes of the power LED. After that it goes back to blue, and nothing is displayed on the screen. After a lot of looking around people seem to say it is a graphics card issue, but this PC does not have a graphics card and never did (warranty seal was still on it when I got it). I have tried two different graphics cards in it (HD 6950 and GT 520) and both graphics cards along with integrated graphics still give the 6 beeps. Some sources say it's the Secure Boot that needs to be disabled in the BIOS, but I can not get into the BIOS. Even by pressing F2 or F10 on startup, it still has the same result of going straight to the 6 beeps and blank screen. I have tried reseating the CPU (i3-3220), swapping it out for an i5-2500, trying different sticks of RAM, and different hard drives. Still nothing, every time booting up it gives the 6 beeps. Any help?

A:HP 6 long beeps on startup and black screen - no graphics ca...

Have you tried resetting the BIOS settings?

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When I turn on my moms computer the screen stays black and I get 3 beeps (3 short 1 longer) then pause then 3 short beeps and it just keeps doing that.

Can anyone guide me here where to start...She LIVES on her computer and is lost without

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Hey guys

Trying to fix an issue with the mrs' Dell notebook; which is an Inspiron 15z 5523.
1st thing - it's out of warranty, so need to try a self-fix if possible, if not, I'm sensing it may be time for a new laptop for her so any tips on data recovery will be appreciated down the line.
Also worth mentioning that this has come about a couple of days after installing Windows 10 - unsure if that's related, but worth a mention.
The issue is that no matter what, we're faced with a blank black screen, with no backlights or LED anywhere. It's now started beeping 3 times in succession which as far as I can tell from the troubleshooting (here) is a system board failure.
For now though, I've done the following:

Allowed the battery to drain and try running on AC power
Reset the motherboard (using the paperclip/reset button method)
Troubleshooted using the above link
Confirmed that it is out of warranty

The main priorities are trying to get this working again and if not, getting the data from the laptop to allow us to get it onto a new one if necessary.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Inspiron 15z 5523 Notebook - 3 beeps, black screen

Yahooo!! Sorted!!!

Thanks guys for all your help! It's really appreciated!

A few things that I noticed. In terms of getting it restarted when the three beeps were happening:
1. There were no clear "this will always work" instructions. Doing the right thing will work sometimes and not others.
2. The most consistent method I had which resulted in not just clearing the beeps, but a successful boot was as follows:
a. Remove CMOS battery.
b. Either Remove main battery, or move the little switch under the keyboard (to the left) into the off position. This just disconnects the battery.
c. Press and hold the power button to drain the capacitors (Now that the cover is off, this is just a tiny silver you'll need a screwdriver or something to easily press it....preferable an electrical screwdriver!)
d. Leave the computer in this state for some time. At least 10 minutes, but if you're having difficult, do it overnight. I've no idea why this delay should be necessary, especially after draining the capacitors, but it seemed to help make it more consistent.
e. Put the CMOS battery back in, and either put the main battery back in or slide the little switch under the keyboard back to on.
f. Again wait 10-15 minutes. I've no idea why this seemed to help, but it did. Perhaps the CMOS battery does something after being reinserted.
g. Do NOT connect any USB drive. Inserting a USB drive triggers a startup in this case. Instead you should just c... Read more

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i am new here
i scan and remove 100 malware from my computer  i boot and --- nothing work!
i get black screen with 4 beeps sound and f8 or del key not working and i cant acsses to my boot and cant do nothing
any solution?
is it because the malware remove tool?

A:black screen and 2 beeps after malware removal with malwarebyte

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Hi, I have had my Dell for just under three years and never had a problem. I upgraded to Windows 10 last night and it worked fine the following morning but then unexpectedly the laptop had turned itself off. Now, if I press the power button, the screen does not do anything and after about five seconds there are three beeps, which then reoccur.I have investigated and found that this model has not been tested, however Microsoft failed to mention that when telling me my specifications were fine for an upgrade.I am wondering whether I can do anything cheap which will both save my laptop and all my work :(. I have already tried physically checking my RAM and reinstalling windows 8 to no avail.
Any help is much appreciated.
Cheers community

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 nothing but black screen and three beeps

Does this system has nVidia video theres been some issues with nVidia display adapters. See here:
Your issue seems similar.

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Hi,First of all, I do not have an antivirus software installed in my computer, that is why I am pretty sure there is something wrong going in my laptop. I am working with windows xp Service Pack 2. Here is the problem; my laptop sometimes Shuts down without asking. Not in the sense that it shows you the shutdown window. No! I just see suddenly my laptop out of electricity and the screen turns to dark! I have a Malwarebyte's'Anti-Malware installed in my pc and it has twice gave me a trojan a alert. But, I do not remeber the name of the trojan because it is not appearing anymore. Another thing is when I try to visit antvirus websites, most of them do not open for me! I do not know if the virus or the trojan is that smart to know that! My internet conncetion usually gets slow. I am feeling really frustrated because when I am in the middle of something important, the secreen suddenly turns to black. Also, when I want to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete, I get the following error message; Task Manage has been disabled by your administrator. Any help would be appreciated. Below is the content of the DDS:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by x4xp at 20:05:30.57 on Mon 02/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1256.966.1033.18.1023.499 [GMT 4:00]AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}AV: Webroot Internet Security Essentials *On-access scanning disabled* (U... Read more

A:My screen suddenly turns to black!

Please, close this thread as I am going to seek a help from another forumThanks

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I have a HP pavillion 17-g121, i bought it in March in Walmart and it's refurbished. When i use it to play games, or watch movies there's no problem. But when i'm barely using it goes to a black screen and stays there untill i press the power buttom.  It happens most of the times when i'm reading something or using word.I don't know how to fix it and it's really anoying. The screen turns black, but ir doesn't turn off, it's like there no image, but still the light is on (idk if it's well written, im from argentina)Please i need help, i cant return it because im not in the country. I've already looked for virus and malwares, installed drivers and updates, and checked for hardware issues with the hp support assistant and with the UEFI programme  thank you!

A:hp 17 g121 screen turns black

Hi @hp17g121,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the screen going blank. I will be glad to help you. Please follow all the step from Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8) document. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi guys.

I have installed windows xp many many times and this is the first time its happned. So when i try to install, it seems fine in the beginning. Formatting, Installing some files, then it goes to the part where it prepares the installation and it says something like 39 minutes left. Its still fine there, buh when it goes down to around 34 minutes. My screen turns black and it just dies there. I tried turning on and off my monitor, no luck. Cap lock and Num Lock arent working at all. Fan stops and disc stops spinning.

These are the things i have tried:
1. Tried re-installing, re-formatting many many times
2. Low-level format my hard drive
3. checked my hard drive many times
4. Resetted my BIOS

Please if anyone out there has had the same problem and knows how to solve it. Please help me. Thank you very much.

System -
AMD Sempron 3300+
ATI Radeon se 9600 series
160 GB HD

sorry i dunno the exact brand and info on my system, i kant check right now anyway... cuz i dun even hav an OS. so.. please help.

p.s. I've also tried removing all USB all i left there were my Keyboard / mouse (NOT USB) and monitor.

A:screen turns black during XP Installation

Try taking out your graphics card, if your xp disc is SP1 try SP2.
The 34 minutes is the installing devices section.
Its the graphics card it is may now be dead..or you can try using the onboard gfx just to pass installation..

Try another card/onboard and clean the agp slot with compressed air.

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

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

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

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I have a HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx laptop and everytime I turn it on, it has a black screen. Everything else lights up like the QuickPlay strip with the lights and stuff but the screen is always black.

A:Laptop Turns on but Black Screen help?

Can you point a bright flashlight at the screen, and see if you see an image on the screen?

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

A:Computer turns on, but black screen :(

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

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At any random time I'm on my computer, the monitor screen will fade to a dark shade, then just go pitch black, while it's still on. If you turn the monitor off and back on it will stay normal for maybe a second before it goes pitch black again. The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhile.

I have a hp pavilion a712n with a nvidia geforce x card i installed myself. any my monitor is a hp pavilion f1703

help please. i dont know what to do

A:My Monitor Screen Turns Black...

The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhileI'd have to say you've already answered your own question. Got a test monitor?

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Hi guys,

Basically as the title suggests, when I turn on my PC it powers up, I hear fans spinning yet my screen will stay black. To add to this when it stays blank my keyboard also does not light up.

So far the only way for me to access my PC is to turn it off and on a few times, usually including completely disconnecting it from the power for a short while.

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 760
8.00 GB RAM
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V 610W Power Supply

Rocca ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Rocca XTD Gaming Mouse
(First time having a gaming mouse/keyboard so I was not sure if maybe they caused problems, sucked extra power etc..)

I'm not too experienced with the ins and outs of computers but all I can think is maybe my PSU is not giving enough power (though I get no warning beeps), my Keyboard might be the issue? I hope you guys can help. I've thought, maybe do I need to update the BIOS? If so how do I do that?

A:PC Turns on BUT my screen is still black/blank?

Is this a new build that will not post or has it been running then developed a problem?

Have you tried disconnecting ALL drives [both hd and optical] removing any usb device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc and then pw ON? See if the mb will reliably complete POST. If it does complete post a few times, then start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you will need to start swapping parts with known good units; start with the pw supply.

Next post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact ram installed, etc. Note 8gig of ram does not really tell us much; 8gig of corsair 123xxx, tells us a lot more.

If you can get the system to post, enter the bios or uefi and post the following info; cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values.

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the screen would be black and all I can see is the mouse arrow on first i thought it was normal but today it took to long so i did some research in my ipod and some solutions that didn't work like ,reinstalling my drive i also tryed safe mode and it work just fine but i don't know what is the problem . Also i have 12 important update to do maybe thats the problem? do i need a new pc?

A:when i turn on my pc the screen turns black.

Did this problem just start? Did it occur after installing some Windows Updates?

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I'm running Windows 10 64-bit and whenever i right click on desktop the screen turns black.
Check out video for more details(The video is in windows 8.1 but the problem is the same and still persists). Please help me!
Thanks in advance.

A:Right Click turns the Screen Black!!!!

Hi first of all how long has windows 10 been installed before the problem happened.
What had you done before it happened like what sites or anything had you been on
if you can give us as much information as possible it will let us help you more.

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Hello all,

This is my first post here, so please excuse me if I have created this thread in the wrong place. For quite some time (perhaps about two-three months) my screen has been flickering and turning black at random times. Sometimes my screen will be fine for a few days in a row, and then it might flicker for a few minutes and eventually just turn black. Usually what I do is turn it off and on a few times and eventually it returns normal. The thing is, I know it is still turned on because my music player will still operate, and it is a lighter shade of black, meaning I can still faintly see what was on my screen. Further, I initially thought it was an issue related to my charger being wrecked, but I have since replaced this and the problem persists. My guess is that it is some sort of virus, which I am basing on my quick reading of some other websites where others have reported similar problems. I'm really not a tech whiz, so does anyone have any suggestions?

Any input will be highly appreciated.


A:Screen flickers and turns black

I'm not very well versed in this area, but it does sound like a case of a faulty monitor since your programs run as per normal during those flickers.. You might wish to post more details on your specs and age of your hardware.
Have you tried replacing the monitor for testing?

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I am using Windows 8 on my laptop. If I connect my laptop to a video projector and left it idle for about 4 minutes, the screen turns black. So I am trying to avoid this. Here is what I did so far. First I found that for Windows 8, the option of presentation setting is not available in Control panel -> Windows Mobility Center (Fig. 1).

Next I looked for the screen saver and found that I have not activated it at all. Also the (Fig. 2)

Next I tried to Change the power setting by going to Control panel -> Change power setting -> Change when to turn off the display and set all of the as Never (Fig. 3)

I still got the black screen after doing these. Finally I noticed that after I left my laptop idle for about 4 minutes, it says "maintenance is in progress" in the "Action center". After searching through web, I found that an easy way to stop this maintenance during my presentation. I disconnected from the wireless internet temporary when giving a presentation. I tested this and after disconnecting from internet there will be no "maintenance is in progress".

However, the screen still turns black during presentation, even after disconnecting from the internet. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Screen Turns Black during a Presentation

Welcome to the forum Sina! How about advanced power settings?

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hi, recently i have this problem, a few minutes into a game, my screen turns black, saying it's going to energy save mode as if i have turned off the pc, and i keep hearing the game's sound but it's stuck as well. the computer is stuck i can't get back to the desktop in any way and i have to push the reset button on the computer. it happens every time.

A:Screen turns black and pc gets stuck


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Hey Tech Support Guy's users,

Yesterday, I got back to my house, and went on the computer for a short while, then while looking on the internet, my Inspiron 1525's screen died on me. Not only my main screen, but also my other monitors as well, saying there was no signal. I was assuming that it is a dying Video Card, but I wanted to have more insight regarding my question. Is my fear correct, or it is the drivers? I haven't updated my drivers since 4 months ago, so I doubt it is my drivers.

Any who, if you need more information from me, please ask away and I will respond as quickly as possible.


P.s. I wasn't do sure if I was suppose to put it on Hardware or Window 7 section. Felt like, it could be a window 7 error.

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

A:Computer turns on but screen is black

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

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My tower is a hp envy 750 the problem is when I turn it on it starts normal but when it continues the screen just turns black but the tower is still on

A:Screen turns black when turning on

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

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

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

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

I am lost, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Screen Turns Black, but computer still on

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

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I just bought my laptop a few weeks ago and now the screen will randomly go black. I run McAfee and Spy Sweeper often enough. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium(6.0,6001 build) with SP1, it is a gateway laptop. The system model is M-1624 (not sure if it helps). The processor is a AMD Turion 64 X2 with 2 GB memory. Just reply if you can help or you need more information.

A:Screen turns black randomly...

What kind of graphics card are you running? Version and all?

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I have a problem with my laptop
Its a Toshiba Satellite C855-1M1
The problem that I have is that my charger needs to be plugged in or the battery runs out in about 7 mins.
So I always have my charger plugged in.
The thing is, as i turn my laptop on, it shows 'starting windows' then the screen goes black, so I cant login.

My battery is pabas260 4.200mAh
My os- Windows 7
i3 processor.
Any help is appreciated!

A:Laptop Turns on Then Black Screen!

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

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

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

A:Computer turns on but only black screen.

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

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This is going to be my first post on this forum and i am not sure if I am posting on the right place if so, feel free to delete it or move it where it belongs.

So... here is the problem:
A few days ago I connected my PC to my fathers TV. Everything was working fine until I decided to change the resolution. After I changed it I did not get blank screen instantly like you normally do if the resolution is not supported by the TV (which is not, but I found out that later). Then I restarted the computer and I got "no signal" on the TV, fans were spinning, hdd was spinning, my sound card glowing, and no power to my keyboard or mouse. I have no beeps too, but I can't say for sure because I noticed I don't have an iternal speaker.

Things I have done so far:
-Reset the CMOS
-test the ram and videocard on another computer, both working perfectly fine
-use different cables
-use different monitor that does not support that aspect ratio either and end up getting the same result
-remove the GPU and plug the HDMI cable on my mobo instead, same result
-remove the CPU power 4pin to see if something different happens. Yes it does fans spin for like 2 seconds and then the PC turns off
-plug and unplug HDD and SSD

I can test with my brothers CPU, but I will have to wait to get my thermal paste delivered to me

system specs:
custom build
OS: Windows 7 64 bit with bblean as default shell
MOBO: Asrock b85m pro4
PSU: corsair 600w 88%
CPU: i5-4670
GPU: R9 280X XFX
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A:Black screen (no signal), no beeps, no power to mouse and keyboard

some boards have internal speakers now. if you ever had beeps, you know that something failed.
and switching resolutions was not the cause
besides keyboard the hdd indicator on the case might give you an idea wether windows is booting and you do have a display problem.
i'ts a good idea to take the mobo out of the case, try to get mobo+ram+gpu to work. short-circuit power on pins on the mobo with eg a screwdriver to power on.
other than that, you can only swap parts until stuff works again. ram and gpu were smart starting points. i recommend PSU next. mobo is possible, cpu failure very unlikely. 1 in 10.000.

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I built a pc last year and i've had many problems. the latest problem came along when i changed pc case and installed a new PSU. When i turned it on all i got was long repeating beeps and the monitor wouldnt turn on. After hundreds reboots, crashing, switching off, restarting it finally booted and worked normally. Ive had it again perhaps once after then and now im getting it again. Ive noticed this happens when i change/remove/add a piece of hardware or just switch the psu off for a while which is odd.

Last night i heard my psu had a slight buzz which has happened before with no problems turning it off at the back, thinking it would disturb my sleep i just switched it off at the back. I got back from school today and switched it on and im stuck with the deeps from hell again. I switch it on, i get the beeps i have to hold the power for 4 seconds to crash it. I can push restart, this leaves me with either the beeps again or no beeps at all with the system still on. I then managed to get it to load up windows, after 2 mins it just froze, couldnt do anything, i had to hold power for 4 seconds again, turned it on again and the beeps were back, tried again, loaded, 2 mins, lockup.

after the repeating process of beeps it loaded to the winfast logo at boot, stopped there, tried again, loaded windows and i took the chance to back some things up. I then ran CHKDSK and that worked. Then i went into hardrive properties and tools and told it to check the disk on the next restart,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] long beeps on startup, black screen, lockups

Beep codes vary depending on the BIOS that is installed. Beep codes in general mean either a main componant such as processor, motherboard, ram or video card are defective or not pushed in to the slots completely.

For this issue reat all circuit cards in motherboard. If beeps continue than remove all ram except one card and boot. If the beeps are gone than you can use that ram slot for process of elimination to test each memory module.
If all memory cards work in slot 1 than try one memory stick in each slot while leaving the other slots empty to determine which memory slot is bad.

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for the last several months I have had a problem with my screen going black and the tower beeping. Started after I installed update for Nvidia(hope that is right). Restored to a point before update was installed and have not re-installed the update. Seemed to help for a while. Then screen started going black and tower beeping at first when computer was idle but now while we are using it. Took it to computer repair guy who said had viruses and cleaned it up. Was good for about a week then same thing happened again. Took it back to computer guy and he said he couldn't find anything wrong. Now it is getting worse and happening more frequently. Also sometimes explorer stops responding and won't restart, control, alt, delete doesn't do anything. Can anybody help with this before I throw computer in garbage?

A:vista home premium-screen goes black and tower beeps.

I would install the most current driver from Nvidia's support site

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Hello everyone.  I'm attempting to help diagnose my sister-n-laws HP 15 laptop.  I've searched high and low for an answer but all I'm finding is people with different types of "3 beeps".  They either have 3 "short" beeps or 1 short with 2 long or something like that.  I can't find ANYTHING with 3 long beeps.  It does 3 long beeps twice and then nothing.  I can hear the hard drive spinning too. No HP or BIOS documentation ever mentions anything about 3 long beeps either.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this thing? I'm saying "3 beeps" but there's a total of 9.  However, these 9 are segmented into 3 definite sets.  It's 3 long beeps then a pause for 2-3 seconds then 3 long beeps, pause, 3 long beeps.  Total of 9 beeps.

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Hello everyone.  I'm attempting to help diagnose my sister-n-laws HP 15 laptop.  I've searched high and low for an answer but all I'm finding is people with different types of "3 beeps".  They either have 3 "short" beeps or 1 short with 2 long or something like that.  I can't find ANYTHING with 3 long beeps.  It does 3 long beeps twice and then nothing.  I can hear the hard drive spinning too. No HP or BIOS documentation ever mentions anything about 3 long beeps either.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this thing?

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I purchased a brand new 15z ultrabook dell inspiron laptop 2-3years ago and only used the laptop for college and have taken really good care of it.
Yesterday, my computer wouldn't go past the dell logo screen because it was fixing the caches.
Today, i turn my laptop on and its fullu black screen with 3 beeps. I have tried resetting the laptop already.
Just very frustrated i pay 1 thousand bucks for a laptop and it dies so easily. Never will buy another Dell.
Can anyone help me resolve this problem?

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

A:computer turns on but screen stays black

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

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I have a Lenovo Z585 and it seems to be stuck in the early stage of boot up. When powered up the Cap sensor buttons flash every second and the caps lock indicator flashes every other second. The problems seemed to occur after windows 8.1 automatic update. I have tried battery and power lead out, pressing power power on for 30 sec but it did not work. Any advice would be most appreciated.

A:Lenovo Z585 turns on but black screen

I tried looking in the maintenance manual, but there are no mentions of what your blinking lights mean. I think you need to take it in for service.

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i can see the screen being illuminated but i cant see anything, i hear windows starting up and everything... what could it be?

A:Screen turns on but stays completely black

If it's a laptop then the LCD lamp could be working but there's something else wrong with the LCD.

Can you see the bios screens and info right before the Windows starts?

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my desktop screen goes black/blank all of a sudden like it's in sleep mode ( the power doesn't actually turn off at any point and there's nothing i can do to turn it back on except use the power button on the tower). if there is sound at the moment of the crash then it just loops rapidly again and again to infinity.

i first dusted the tower and thought that was it since there was a huge amount of dust inside and after doing it worked fine for almost 2 days when it started doing the same thing again. the fastest it crashes is when i tried to play WoW (only a few minutes) and play youtube videos (10+ min). my graphics card is a geforce 210 512mb and i've had it for about a year, worked fine all this time. when i took it out last time it was really hot, i'm not sure how hot it's supposed to be but it burned my fingers more or less.

i have the same system and components, i play the same games and run the same apps as i did before when it was working well ( i am not sure if i had any crashes of this sort in the past but i believe it did happen once or twice over at least a year). i don't play and high end graph games or anything that needs a better card.

i use vista 64 on a intel quad [email protected] with 6gb.

do you think it's the graphics card or something else? what can i do to find out? Thanks for help!

A:Screen turns black and sound loops

"i'm not sure how hot it's supposed to be but it burned my fingers more or less"...
Replace the video card, but first check the fan on it if it has one. Make sure it is running

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while using my laptop, the screen will turn black, the back light will stay on, and i can press the keys and it will beep n beep at me, i can also click on things if im lucky ill his something and then it will make a loading sound from loading a new webpage, or if im playing a game i cna still shoot n crap, only thing is i cant see wtf is happeinging
anyone able to help

running vista
power setting, are basicaly so the screen never turns off unless its left for 10 mins, no hibernation or sleep, or HDD turn off.

A:laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

It's more than likely a loose video card. The card sits almost directly under the keypad on a laptop and after use can come loose just enough to be an on again off again problem. Jazz

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Ok, so...I just got over my BSOD problem by disabling crossfire on my system. It was working fine for a few days (And it still technically is), but I'm having a strange issue now. The computer turns on and loads windows fine, but the screen is black until Windows actually loads. Basically, I don't see a splash screen for the motherboard and there's no way for me to get into the BIOS.

Has anyone experienced this problem before? Any ideas?

System Specs:
Processor: Intel i7 3960x
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 9 X79 chipset
16 GB of RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz
Graphics: 2 x Radeon 7970's (Both cards are connected, despite Crossfire being disabled)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit

A:Screen goes black UNTIL windows turns on: Can't get into BIOS

Does the motherboard have a built in video port? You could try hooking your monitor to that to get into the BIOS. Then from there.. not sure, maybe the internal video port was enabled by a BIOS reset or something, try turning it off and maybe it'll then use your normal card(s) during POST?

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every hour or five minute my laptop turns black and freezes and i have to restart it to make it work again .
i made the steps that the help here said and I attached my PC file information .

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Hello everyone, I'm new here, and I want to start by saying I have minimal experience with my computer (I just built it yesterday using a YouTube video to guide me) so when replying with an answer, don't hesitate to ask obvious questions.

I built my gaming computer yesterday, and it turned on, I installed Windows 10, and everything was working fine. However just a while ago, I took out one of the smaller cables that goes into the CD drive (not the one that supplies power, but the other one) and connected it to my hard drive, because I only had two of those cables and one was going into my SSD. I wanted my computer to detect both hard drives, so I went into the BIOS, and I saw that it acknowledged both hard drives, and then I clicked save and reset. Unfortunately, the new problem is, my monitor won't display anything. It was working 100% fine, and all I did was change the smaller cable from the CD drive to the hard drive, and now my monitor won't display. The cables going into the SSD and the HDD are both connected into the SATA ports on my motherboard, and they both are also connected to my power supply. I have checked to see if it was the monitor by some unlucky chance, and it is working fine (I plugged it into another computer, using the same power outlets, so it's not the outlets either). My computer turns on, and I hear no beeps or anything, and my screen does not display "no input" or anything like that, it simply has a black screen, the monitor is on, and c... Read more

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

A:Screen turns black, then computer shuts off

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I'm running windows xp professional. I boot up my computer and it shows the windows loading page and then when the desktop should appear, instead the screen goes black and my monitor reads "no PC signal", as if the PC is not connected to the monitor. But that cannot be the case because it showed the windows loading screen on the monitor.
This problem keeps occuring now. It was working perfectly fine up to today. I booted the computer up in safe mode which worked fine, and re-installed the latest nvidia geforce 7300 se graphics card driver. I then rebooted in normal mode and the problem still occured where the screen is black and says "no PC signal." I don't know what to do now, i tried a new vga cable already, but that didn't fix it.
anybody else run into this problem and solve it?

A:screen turns black after windows startup

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i was transhering a file to my psp and then my computer froze so i waited about 5 mins and still nothing i hit alt+ctrl+delete and i click log out... then i went to log back in it brong me to a black screen only with a mouse nothing else so i waited an other 5 mins nothing so i hit the power boutten and still it says welcome then it goes to a black screen but please some one help me ( i was thinking that it was my video card (redean 9800pro) so i took that out and put in a redean 9700pro but it didnt do anything just like it was be for ) so some one plesa help me.....

A:my vista screen turns black with only mouse

Welcome to the Vista BSOP (Black Screen of Procrastination)
I don't have anything to share except your pain. I am in a very similar situation. Will be monitoring this thread for any progress you make.

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My operating system is VistaStarter SP1, I am using a built in graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 with max. memory of 313MB. This problem occurs when I play a game called "Special Force Online" and when I maximize spider solitaire... how mysterious. It also shows in the Nvidia Control Panel. Just view the attachment or link for the sample image. hope this problem will be solved so I can avoid reinstalling my OS. Its so painful...Here's the image sample:

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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, but I have a HP Pavilion dv9610us Notebook, running Windows vista 32bit.
I was working in 3ds max 2011 yesterday, and then my screen began to flicker and go semi-black with horizontal/vertical white lines, and it kept going back and forth until the screen went black altogether.
I restarted it a few times, and most recently the screen appeared for a few seconds, and then it flickered again and kept going black, so I turned it off.
I am not very familiar with PC computers, so I am not sure what is the problem, but I am hoping that someone can understand my issue and give a solution to it! I have read around on various sites that say it may have to do with a backlight bulb issue or something along those lines, but I have no idea if that's what it is.
Also, I connected it to my tv, and the screen shows up on there... so I don't what that means, but hopefully it's not too complicated to fix.
Now, I am thinking it's the screen/display inverter, but I could be wrong. Is the problem that I need a new screen/display inverter, or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Laptop screen flickers and then turns black

There could be several reasons for your problem, but I am leaning toward your graphics driver, see if it works in safe mode.
Safe Mode

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

A:Solved: Black screen when computer turns on

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

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whenever i play a game, approximately, 40 mins-1hr later, both horizontal and vertical purple lines show up on my screen. the game is still visible though. after about 5 mins of the purple lines, which get worse every minute, the screen flickers and turns black continuously. after approximately 2 mins of this, the screen turns black altogether. when i try alt+tab the screen stays black but i know it's worked because i hear the sound that the messages my friends have left me on msn

this has been happening for the past few days. one game does work, oblivion, and my friend gave me this on a disk. some other games which have the above problem are frozen throne, fable- the lost chapters and soldier front. frozen throne and warcraft 3 are iso files and i thought that that might've been the problem but soldier front is a free online game and it also has the problem.

could it be a problem with my graphics card? NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. (Resolution 1024 by 768 by 32.)

any help will be really appreciated. THANKS in advance!!!!

A:Screen Flickers Then Turns Black(When Gaming)

Possibly a heat issue. Have you cleaned out the inside of your system recently?
Try installing something like Speedfan (free download, easy to find via Google) and have that running. Then you can monitor your CPU, GPU etc temperatures.

Also, ensure all your drivers are up to date.

No guarantees this is the problem but anything that is fairly quick, free and easy is worth a shot first of all.

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