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Screen turns on but stays completely black

Q: Screen turns on but stays completely black

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

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I need help I have a Macbook pro with a backlight issue. I got someone to swap the screen with a new one, the new one doesnt display anthing at all, so might as well put the old one back.
What is wrong with my mac? It does connect perfectly fine to my TV.
Cant see anything except if I shine a torchlight against it.
 

A:Macbook Pro turns on but display stays Black

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











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A:Screen turns off, computer stays on

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

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I turn my computer on and it goes to the recovery screen, I press F4 and have tried every option ( debugging, reboot, etc). No matter what I pick it acts like its starting up, goes to the screen that usually has the password icon, but instead it stays blue. Is there any way to fix this?

A:laptop turns on stays on blue screen

Hello,Would you kindly post your model number so that we may better assist you with your issue.




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Hello there,

So as the title says, I'm having some problems with my computer. I bought it about 4 weeks ago, and no issues with it other than when I try to play an MMO that would make the graphics card work. The graphics card that is installed in the computer was separately bought and installed, so I'm thinking it might be conflict issues with the card, but I don't know.

The way it happens is, I run the games, I can play for anything from a minute, to 15mins and then my screen says it has disconnected from the image, goes black, and I can hear my computer restart, but my screen stays black. I have to manually power off and back on for my screen to start showing images again. Once restarted i get the "Problem Event Name: Bluescreen" thing.

It's really annoying since I just bought GW2 and I can't play properly any help would be appreciated.

Also, in the Action Center it's said that my Nvidia Graphics Card has stopped working or crashed, multiple times, naming the exact times my computer crashed.. which is why I believe it has to do with my card.

A:BlueScreen playing MMO's. Screen Goes Black, Restarts and Stays Black

Code:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa800cf0e010, fffff88010aee630, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+ade630 )

Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue Oct 02 19:21:13 2012 (506B3099)
Follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Overclocking -
I recommend if you are overclocking any hardware, that you reset these values within the BIOS to their default values in order to increase the stability of your system.

Please run the following tests for your graphics card and RAM:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferrly overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Graphics Card:Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Read all the steps within the hardware test tutorials very carefully,... Read more

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Hi,
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.
-Chris
 

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

Hi….

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’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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Hello everybody, today my laptop has become blind. Let me explain:

My laptop was purchased in 2007
Specs:
Alienware m9750
Dual nvidia 7950 go
Dual core 2.0
2 gigs of ram
80 gb harddrive

So here's what happened, today I was watch s movie on netflix when suddenly my screen goes black. Though I had crashed but my laptop was still on and the sound was still going. restarted, and the initial screen was slightly pixellated and garbled. Which has now made my laptop permanent garbled and pixely. After the windows logo. My screen goes black, but I am still hear the windows start up sound. I found that I am able to click on some music files on my desktop that are able to play, so this is a video issue. I reboot in safe mode which works this time figure to disable and uninstall the videocard drivers. I restart and I'm able to use my pc somewhat normally( still garbled). Reinstalled the nvidia drivers then halfway through says: error install failed or something, it happen really fast then crashed, tried restarting atleast 20 times in safe mode but it freezes up after it tries to load partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

All of the other options for start up(even last settings to work) the screen goes black after the windows logo. I have tried tinkering with the bios but it doesn't help. Its basically being blind using a computer. So I'm wondering if there is anyway to possibly blindly open up command prompt and possibly disable or uninstall the drivers from there, I'm ab... Read more

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my screen stays black and shows the mouse icon and won't load my home screen?

A:my home screen won't load up my screen stays black and shows the mouse

Hello,

Try booting the PC into Safe Mode. Start your computer in safe mode

If successfully able to boot into Safe Mode try running a System Restore back to a date when it was working properly

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hey i have just been given a computer and when given was working but would freeze nearly all the time, so i formatted it and it still froze alonmg the way, i have just recently changed the ram and it has not work so i put the old stick back in and it wont work at all now, the screen just stays black, please help
 

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I have an Asus Eee PC that I got last year for my birthday. It has Windows 7 as the operating system. When I turn to computer on it seems to be working normal. When it comes time to log into a user profile and I click on the administrator profile (which is the one I use) and type in the password. The computer logs onto the profile but the screen stays completely black. I can still hear the computer running but the screen doesn't change. This has happened before but the toolbar was always visible at the bottom of the screen and now it's not. The only thing I can do with the screen black is type in Ctrl Alt and Delete to get the menu. Nothing on the menu seems to be helping with the issue.
I decided that I better see if the same thing was happening with my guest profile too. When I logged into my guest profile everything is working fine and that's what I'm on right now. However, the administrator profile has all my documents that I need for school and work so factory resetting or the possibly of wiping the computer isn't really an option.
Thank you for your time.
 

A:Computer Screen Stays Black

Is explorer.exe running when you look at the processes?
If it is, end the process.
Next press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager, and then go to File \ New Task (Run) and type in explorer into the run box.
Does your desktop appear?
 

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Hi. My computer was running fine and then suddenly the screen went black.  I turned the power off and on and it came up with error message "Unmountable Boot Volume" and then tried to fix the problem but it just stayed on the black screen and never fixed the problem.  I turned it off, done the hard reset where I take out the battery and hold the power button for fifteen seconds but it is still the same. I have gone into the mode where I can try to restore the computer but it does not allow me to do that. It say's it is restoring and then just stays black.   I have also ran a report where it says the problem is "Hard drive Short DST Check: Failed" and gave me a code of 0SNHWW-7N987K-MFPWMG-60WF03. If there is anything that can be done to help me I would really appreciate it as I use this laptop for work and really need to get it back up and running urgently with minimal cost.  Many thanks for your help

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I just reformatted and installed Vista Ultimate x86. Whenever I shutdown my lappy via the start menu or press the power to do so, vista appears to be shutting down as the open windows close, but then my screen goes black and the power light, wlan, and bluetooth lights remain on. Those indicate the laptop is still running and to completely turn it off I have to hard-shut it by pressing and holding the power button.
I have a ASUS Lmaborghini VX2S for reference.

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OK. So my laptop doesn't start. It just blinks 3 times (1 long and 2 short). The whole laptop is shut down and doesn't start.message edited by blacklakk

A:screen stays black and i don't hear anything

"It just blinks 3 times (1 long and 2 short)"You'll need to post more information than that if you want advice on what to do.What blinks? The screen? One of the lights?Do you mean it blinks or it makes beep noises?Make & model?

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I've had this before but can't remember what I did to stop it
It Is exactly like you pull the dvi/hdmi lead out of monitor/gpu everything still working i.e. if playing video on youtube it carries on playing just no picture.
I think it was something to do with Intel's built in gpu, but I have disabled it everywhere I can think of bios, device manager etc.
Can anyone through some light on this please as it's startingto annoy me now

My rig specs in sig.

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When does this occur? At random? Only when videos/games are playing? Also, what is the exact behavior? Is the monitor giving off behavior as if it has lost its video source, like an error saying the source was lost or it is switching through different connections to find one? Can you tell if your system is locked up, or if it's still accepting your input? The best way to determine thsi is to have the display lost when playing a video, then pressing a key to stop/start playback.

If the monitor is acting like it's not connected to the PC, then it can be a bad video port on your card, a bad/loose video cable, or the monitor itself has a bad port or is just plain bad. You will want to start with potential physical suspects before dabbling with software. Have you tried actually running the video through your onboard video (make sure to enable it and stuff of course) instead of your graphics card and see if that worked?

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Ok so about a month back my lcd just stopped working. It has a lit background but it stays black. I called hp and they had me do some troubleshooting but it didn't work and they said my display was no good anymore so we left it there (I didnt want to pay all that money to fix it). About 3 days after that it magically worked again but one day it seemed like it was trying to go out again the picture got real grainy for a second then it went back to normal. Now I'm back where I started. I've tried everything, when I hook up an external monitor it works so it has so be lcd related. Any help/advice??
 

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

A:Computer screen stays black

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

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

-DG

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Hey,

Iv just installed a new CPU into my vista PC and now my screen says black. The PC sounds as if it is loading up like usual but my PC screen stays off as if my PC was off.

I even turned my screen off and on again but said it wasnt reciving a signal.

What should I do?

Thanks,
James.
 

A:Iv just installed a new CPU but my PC screen stays black

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After the screensaver automatically turns off the display (after 20 minutes), the screen STAYS black, no matter what I do it won't turn back on. I have pressed buttons on the keyboard, mouse, and turned the display on and off. I have to hard reset my computer... it sucks man! What is going on? I looked in the power options and sleep is on 'never' and turn off hard disk is on 'never'. I was looking for hypernation, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I deleted my hybernation files a while back because they were taking up space and I never had used it.

This has just started fairly recent, when I got my new video card (eVGA 9800GTX+ 512MB) it started doing it, but that is around the same time I deleted my hybernation files, that is why I suspect it, but I can't find anywhere to enable or disable it. I checked in power settings under advanced and it isn't there.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

What's going on? I need help, this is driving me nuts, I am hard resetting my computer almost every day because of this. I don't want to shut off automatic display shutoff because my Acer X191W monitor gets hot and I like it to cool down when the screen gets shut off. (In the past I had this same model of monitor burn up on me, don't know why, but I suspect heat. This thing gets really warm after a couple hours. They sent me a new one for free then, but my warranty is up now.)

Help please,
Thanks,

Bushpilot
 

A:Screen stays black after screensaver

I would have to agree that deleting your hybernation files is probably the cause. Since they are only needed if you allow your computer to hibernate, there must be another step to shutting it off. It does seem like you checked the right places though. I would assume it would be in your power settings.

You might want to check you BIOS though. If it's disabled there, I'd think you'd be ok.

GL
 

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Yo.

Well, here's my problem; I've recently upgraded my Graphics card, Ram and Motherboard, and whenever I switch the power on, all the fans start up, but nothing appears on the screen. I unfortunately have no other DDR2 ram, PCIE cards or a motherboard that TAKES PCIE >.< So I can't test any of the components on their own, plus the motherboard has no on-board graphics.

I've had a look at the POST guide, and nothing from there appears to work. I've also tried disconnecting everything except the ram, graphs card and CPU, but again no change. Could it be that my Ram is faulty/incompatable? Fauly Graphics card? I know my CPU works because I've tried it in another computer, and it runs fine.

Any help would be appreciated. (It might take me a while to reply, sorry if that's the case.)

Specs:

MotherBoard: Asus P5B SE

LGA775, intel P965 + ICH8, Intel Core2 Quad-core CPU FSB 1333, Dual-ch DDR2 800, 6x SATA 3Gb/s, Gb lan, 6-ch HD audio, crash-free BIOS3, EZFlash2, Q-fan.​
PSU: EZCool ATX-450 JSP (450W)

CPU: Intel P4 3.2 Ghz

Ram: LD 1Gb PC-800 64*8 16c

1 GB DDR2 PC2-6400 DIMM 240 PIN 800Mhz​
Graphics card: ATI Radion Para-Souls x1650

PCIE 512mb 128BIT DDR2​
 

A:All fans come on, but screen stays black.

HDD seems to be active, and the drive reads the disk. I tried clearing the CMOS, no luck. Sorry, RMA?

Also, I have a 20 to 24 pin extention on my PSU, would that effect it?
 

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2 months ago,my HDD IDE died because of "the click of death" thingy and now, recovers itself (its kinda weird),the windows starts normally,i couldn't hear any clicks from my HDD anymore but after a few days,when i restarted my PC properly (i restarted it from the "start menu")...here goes the "new" problem...i restarted my pc,my system info appears (the RAM and the video card thingy),then,the ASUS motherboard logo appears...and after that...a blinking underscore appears in a black screen...after a few seconds,the "blinking underscore" finally disappeared BUT my screen remains in blank and black and stays there forever,it didn't even reach the windows loading screen.I did tried to disconnect and connect my cables from the motherboard,i even tried to disconnect and connect my HDD from the motherboard and did the same with my video card and RAM but it didn't solve the problem.
WHAT IS REALLY THE PROBLEM?...IS IT THE WINDOWS OR MY HDD?

BTW EITHER OF THE TWO SAFE MODES ARE FREEZING WHEN I HIT "ENTER",
I'VE ALREADY CHECKED THE BIOS BUT IT SEEMS IT DETECTS ALL OF MY HARDWARE.

any help will be appreciated,thanks.

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So, my computer has had this as a recurring problem for about a year now. After suffering some form of trauma, (a small child running into, someone tripping over it, etc.) my computer screen will turn a solid color, usually gray or blue. After shutting it down the monitor turns black and attempting to boot up the computer causes the monitor to stay black, though the fans in the case turn on and machine makes various clicks and whirs.

Every time this has happened in the past I have gone into the case, disconnected all outside cables, the video card, the battery on the motherboard, and occasionally other things as well, sort of haphazardly. I let the thing sit for a while and then plugged everything back in and after maybe one or two iterations of this process the thing eventually booted up.

After it's most recent trauma (having a laptop dropped on it =_=; ) it hasn't booted up properly after several unplug-and-replug-everything routines. The fans still start up, like before, but I haven't been able to get video to work. I have tried disconnecting the video card and plugging the monitor into the built in graphics on the motherboard but that still didn't work. While "on" I tried pressing various "locks" on the keyboard and found that numlock caused a light to light up, but neither caps nor scroll lock did ( I don't know if this means anything, but I figured I'd throw it out there ). No sounds are emitted by the speakers, but ... Read more

A:Screen stays black at all times

Yes replace the old power supply and back up everything important to you. Get those old hard drives replaced ASAP. They are slowing your system down at the very least
 

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hello, this is ecobill. i am new in the neighborhood. I know a little about computers (enough to be dangerous); so, I need help once in while. Whenever I have trouble it is never the normal problems.
Because I lost the printer drivers and USB drivers on my present computer when I updated to XP Service pack 2 and I have been able to install them from any locaton.

I have received a used, but more updated computer. I was told it worked, but there was no rack for the hard drives that matched the screw holes. I adapted an old rack and when I turn on the power with the monitor attached, there is nothing but a black screen. The power supply appears Ok, because some of the lights come on; the hard drive is running; and the fans come on the motherboard and video card. The monitor is OK because I used it on another older computer. Also when I just unplug the monitor from the video card, the screen comes on. I tried another older video card in one of the shorter card slots, but it did work either.
Any ideas out there? Thanks
 

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Monitor stays black

I don't know how to reset the cmos unless you mean to pull the battery. I don't know about the BIOS bus for the video (I can't see any BIOS) settings. I removed the original AGP video card that I thought might be a problem and I put an older working video card (Trident) in another PCI slot and this made no difference. I pulled the RAM chips to clean the connections and reset all cables. I disconnected the CD drive, the floppy drive, and later the hard drive after checking each situation indiviudally, but this made no difference.

Another problem (may be related) is the on-off switch does not control anything. I have to use the toggle switch in the back. I checked the wire connection from the switch to the motherboard (Intel D845BG) and it looked OK.
Thanks
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 1692 laptop and lately the screen doesn't work anymore. The computer starts up, all the lights are lit correctly, but the screen just won't show anything. Up to now I have already succesfully restarted it with the screen working, the only trouble is that I don't have a clue how I did it . In any case, now I can't seem to get it to work anymore.

I have read other forum posts about this subject, and there are some possibilities I have already ruled out.

The backlight is not broken, I think. I can't see anything when I shine a flashlight right into the screen, and besides, if it was broken I couldn't have got it to work two times, right?

When I hook up an external monitor, the screen is a bit botched (lines, a bit different coloring, stuff like that) and the computer automatically restarts when I log into Windows. That is definately not normal. Also, my button to switch to an external monitor is Fn + F5, but pressing it doesn't do anything. The laptop screen stays black and the external monitor stays botched.

The two times I got it to work, I was switching the external monitor between my desktop (where I was browsing the internet for a solution) and my laptop, and suddenly it worked. The second time I followed an instruction on Acer's support page (this one), and it worked again - So I thought I had it fixed, but the next time I started up the laptop, I had the same problem and so far it hasn't worked anymor... Read more

A:Acer laptop: screen stays black

So, I take it no one has an idea?
 

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For no apparent reason, there is a little black box on my screen with a white open, compacted arrow in it and inside the arrow an 'A' (see screenshot). The screenshot shows Mediaplayer open but it is there constantly, independent of which program I am using. It seems 'dead': clicking on it (either right or left) results in nothing. How can I remove it? Now that I have made the screenshot, suddenly there is an arrow through it.
Thanks for advice! IJmir

A:Unknown little black box with arrow and 'A' in it stays on the screen

since when is this house appearing?

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I have a windows vista basic. Since I got a new video card installed, when I turn my PC on, it takes much longer to boot up and my monitor screen stays black much longer - waaay long. No problem after that, but am wondering why 'black so long'?

Any ideas?
 

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Here is what I have:A Samsung 40g hard drive as master, a Seagate 40g as a slave. A Sound blaster Live CT4760 model sound card, A d-link wireless wda 1320 AN asus AS99127F P4T-E motherboard, 4 256mb Samsung RAM sticks and An ATI radeon 8500 LE 64 m DDR graphic card.Ribbon cables.

My problem: when I turn on the PC, a few things happen. It asks then if I want to boot from safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, to try to restore to last known settings or to start windows normally.
I already chose all these options. When I do any of these things, the screen shows a white bar. It fills up to the end and Then nothing after that. When I chose the continue normally prompt, I took a 20-minute shower and returned. Still nothing. At that point I think that it should have advanced into another screen or something.

I am not sure what is on the master drive as it was given to me but i know that it worked at one point.
I would be open to any suggestions that don't involve paying extra money. I know that there is some way to make it work-with some help from smart people.
Also: i have two extra hard drives one is a 60g WD hd and one is a 40g WD.
-Thank you for reading, Bamabeast
 

A:I need help, my PC stays at black screen with white line

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Hey

When I go to turn my computer on it can't get to the windows loading screen it just stops on a blank black screen. I have/will upload a video of it happening to illustrate what is happening since I might not have described it well.

I can't post videos due to my post count but if you want to see it just PM me.

The last thing I remember my computer doing before it turned off was a virus scan then a few minutes later a blue screen with some white writing coming up so I rebooted and this happened. I have tried using my Windows CD to repair it but it hasn't worked. I can't get into safe-mode because it just stops on the black screen with white writing (Sorry for all these un-techincal names xD).

I was wondering if anyone knew what was happening? Ideally i'm looking for a fix for this so I can back-up some of my files onto an external harddrive then I want to reformat.

Thanks, Ash
 

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Hi guys

Has anyone got any suggestions to a laptop which boots normal with LEDs on and fan and hard drive starting up but the screen remains black with no light at all...

I am told that it could be the onboard graphics which is gone meaning the motherboard needs replacing.
Can anyone confirm that at all?
Unfortunately it is an out of warranty laptop.

Many thanks

this is an Acer Aspire lpatop with Win XP Pro
 

A:Laptop boots but screen stays black

Shine a strong light on the screen when the computer completes its boot up. If you can faintly see the desktop and icons. You may have a bad backlight lamp in the LCD panel or a bad DC-AC inverter that drives the lamp. Both can be replaced. Replacing the lamp inside the LCD panel can be a delicate operation if you attempt it yourself. The DC-AC inverter board is a separate assembly that can be readily replaced.
 

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Hello, I am working on a toshiba labtop

When I press the power button, the power light comes on, led indicator light comes on for power and battery charging comes on. The cd rom fires up, the cpu fan fires up. The screen stays black, The hard-drive led indicator stays off and the hard drive does not spin up. I have tried to reseat the memory and reseat the hard-drive. I have pulled the battery and held the power button without the the ac adapter hooked up for 60 secs, still nothing, hooked up to external monitor and still nothing. Any tips to try to figure this out?
 

A:Labtop not coming on screen stays black

First of all, its a LAPtop, not a LABtop, and secondly, I believe the problem could be the motherboard, although Im not sure because many things can cause something like this. Try some different memory in it, that would be the easiest option and if that doesnt work, it is most likely the video card. And the video card is very difficult to replace on laptops.
 

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Hi,  Since last week I have some problems with my new HP laptop (5 weeks old). Every time I leave my laptop and it switches to sleep mode (or wathever mode its called), the screen stays black. I get responses from my keyboard lighting etc. But the screen stays black. I have to shut down my laptop by holding down the power button, when it restarts, it works again.I also have to mention that my computer froze more than often the las couple of days, with only the internet on and my fan is making a lot of noice, with no heavy programms running.  Does somebody has any idea what the problem could be? Thank you in advance! Kind regards, Maarten

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Hello
My HP Pavillion dv5-1045tx won't boot up properly. Everything starts up and runs as it should, it comes up with the hp loading screen, then asks if i want to start windows in safe mode or normally, then it comes up with a loading screen with microsoft corporation written on it, the backlight turns on and off, the cursor flashes on the screen the dissapears, and from there i'm stuck on a lit up black screen. I've let the computer run on this for nearly an hour and nothing happened, so i've come here.

The last time i used it i didn't shut it down properly, i accidentally disconnected it from the power source when i got up, as the battery was deadflat so it just shut itself off instatnly.
As far as i know, that is what has caused the problem, but i don't know a solution.
Is there a quickfix for this or do i have to take it to a store and get it repaired in someway?
NOTE: It started up properly in safemode, but thats as good as it gets.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:HP laptop boots then stays on a black screen

NOTE: It started up properly in safemode, but thats as good as it gets.
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so from safemode try a restore to a date when it was working

start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore

choose the date before this started
 

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My laptop has been doing this for a while, whenever I go to shut down my laptop from start menu the screen goes black but the fans stay on and the keyboard lights still glow (I have an Alienware with the glowing keyboard). Only when I hold down the manual switch does it shut down all the way.

This presents a bigger problem recently because when I install updates and then restart my computer, I must shut it down manually and on startup I must open in safe mode and then restore my computer to a point before I installed windows updates. (I am not completely sure that the fact I have to turn off the computer manually is the reason that my computer is telling me to restore to a point before I install updates, just to be clear.)

Thanks for the help.

A:Upon shutdown, only laptop screen goes black but stays on

Is this the original factory preinstall which most tech enthusiasts won't run, preferring to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to enjoy native Win7 performance?

Stick with the tools and methods given and you'll get and keep a perfect install.

In your case I'd first Run Built-In Diagnostics for Your Dell Computer | Dell US from it's partition to see if it will boot and run, give you a report on your hardware. If so then during the booted reinstall you'd want to leave the OEM Diagnostics partition but delete all others using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 to create and Format New.

Otherwise work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with a Clean Boot, checking logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilitze System Resources to find solutions and Generate a System Health Report.

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Hello anyone who can help!

I have a Lenovo Laptop Thinkpad Edge E520 8GB RAM, Intel CPU B960 Pentium Processor 2.2GHZ

Recently when I have powered up my laptop it occasionally doesn't load properly, the screen stays black. You can hear the laptop working fine but you cannot see anything.

This happens once or twice a week, I usually hold on the power button for 5 seconds, then reboot and it resumes my hibernate settings as usual

Could this be because I always hibernate my laptop?

Can someone please explain what might be causing this problem and how I go about fixing it?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Laptop powers on but screen stays black?

Thats a fairly new laptop as i have the edge 530.ive never put any of my computers on hibernate so im not sure if that why its doing that. it sounds like either a power supply problem, a screen problem, or a harddrive problem.or rarely the motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere and have it checked out then you will know for sure and go from there.if you have an external monitor you can try and see if anything shows up on it. if so or even if the other monitor is black i would still start with the screen first as the problem.
 

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Heres the story... customer got bad viruses.. did clean up and removal of the infections and I noticed the laptop wasn't shutting down. (I cant confirm that this wasn't an issue before. I didn't notice it but doesn't mean it wasn't there) when you go to shut down the screen goes off but power on light stays on and fan stays on. Have to hold power button to shut it off

HP Model Pavilion 2000-2b29WM

Heres what I have done so far...

1. I did the refresh (the full format one) but still did it. I still have windows 8 didn't bother updating to 8.1 yet since that's what I had before I refreshed it
2. updated/flashed BIOS but didn't work. Reset BIOS to default
3. Turned off "Turn on fast startup (recommended)"
4. put in different HDD and loaded Windows 7 and when I went to shutdown it locks up at shutdown so still problem shutting down but screen stays on.
5. tried different RAM
6.Tried different power adapter.
7. tried holding SHIFT while shutting down
8. Resisted punching the laptop.

I don't know what else. I was confident that the viruses did it but maybe its a coincidence and its some hardware issue?? Thanks

A:shutdown black screen power stays on

Set the BIOS to default settings.

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I have an hp pavillion 9000 laptop. Its running windows vista home premium edition. I turned on the computer and it was showing me a message telling me whether i wanted to start in safe mode or repair window. I chose the repair window option. It did the window start up repair and then there was a message that told me if i wanted to restore to a previous time. I chose a date that i knew the computer last worked perfectly. It did the restore and then said it would restart.

It stayed on a black screen with a flashing underscore on the top left side. I waited 2 hours and it never restarted so i turned it off and then turned it on. It starts to load brings up the screen with a loading bar then it goes into a black screen and just stays there.

I tried loading it in safe mode and it loaded. Was able to back up my information. Restarted the computer and still the same just a black screen. I have searched all over but cant find a solution.

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Worth a look, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01997899&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1842189

Louis

Typically...black screen with blinking cursor in XP can be resolved by running the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console. Since you have an HP system, you may not have the RC.

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I was attempting to watch a pornographic video that I searched for on google and the video would not play. Instead, it prompted me to update my flash player. Me being the genious that I am, I downloaded flash.player.hd.v10.0.exe. Immediately after I downloaded it, nothing happened and the video still did not play. That's when I knew I was screwed. Apparently, this has caused other people problems as well, (I got this info from a google search, so it may be unreliable). A couple of days after this happened, (for some reason I ignored the problem), Mcafee did an update that required a restart. After the restart, my computer stayed on the black screen with the loading bar that says microsoft corporation beneath it for longer than usual and went black. I waited for a while and it stayed black. I then rebooted in safe mode with networking and tried to search for a solution. I frantically made several assumptions, one of which was that Mcafee was the problem, so I uninstalled it. A couple of sites recommended Malwarebyte's anti malware. I scanned my computer, (it took about an hour and a half) and it came up with three problems. I clicked fix or something, I can't remember, and it quarantined them. I then restarted and experienced the exact same irritating black screen. I can only operate in safe mode. Any help would be much appreciated.

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A:Windows freezes/stays black before the welcome screen.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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A:C720 screen stays black, blue light on but no fan

The blue light is saying the battery is fully charged, so we know at least that portion of the hardware is working. Have you tried the 'press the power button for 30 seconds' thing? This should do a forced power down, just in case it's actually sleeping after biting into Snow White's apple.  If that doesn't help you might have a hardware issue with the power button itself. We can test that by trying to boot into developer mode (the same place you would use to reset the OS). Press and hold the ESC key and the Refresh key then while holding them press the power button. If that shows you something on the screen let us know and we'll look at what else to do. You might also be looking at a hardware issue with the screen. If the screen isn't working you could still boot, just with a black screen. If that's the case you should have the blue light go to amber after a bit as the battery starts to discharge. If the light stays blue with the power disconnected then the system itself isn't starting...

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A:Asus G50V: Screen stays black after login

Try performing a system restore
 

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A:occassionally monitor screen stays black on boot up.

Well a first step might be to power down and reseat the vid card and your monitor connection, could be a bit of corrosion.
 

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A:Laptop screen stays black with mouse cursor only after HP an...

Hi, Try the following. Shutdown the notebook and leave it like this for 10 seconds. Tap away at f11 as soon as you press the power button until you see a 'Windows is loading' message. On the next screen, select your Keyboard Layout and on the following screen, select Troubleshoot. Select 'Advanced Options' and then select System Restore. Click on your Operating System and then wait until the System Restore window opens. Pick a restore point at least 24 hours before the issue first occurred and then proceed with the system restore. Regards, DP-K

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Hello,

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If you could help me out that would be most excellent, the computer i am on now has Intel Extreme Graphics 2 onboard video, and it is painful to play any decent game on it.

Thanks in advance!

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"Safe Mode" starts, but stops at windows/system32/drivers/agpCPQ.sys and freezes forever.

Last Good Configuration Settings/Start Windows normally leads back to the black screen.
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A:Black Screen Stays/safe Mode Not Loading

Try running chkdsk from the Recovery Console. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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I replaced the screen on the laptop the other day and it was working fine until last night and this has happened. Any suggestions?

I've tried replacing ram / replacing hard drive / pulling the cmos battery for 30mins / unplugging and trying the 30 seconds power button trick but nothing.

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A:Laptop Power On - Screen Stays Black - Fan Goes Off 5 Seconds

If you have a PC monitor connect it to the laptop and see if you get a display on it.

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A:Laptop stays at Black screen for 10+ mins after logging in

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Now my problem:
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Hi,

I would first try updating the graphics drivers to see if that fixes the issue.
http://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/...a32_070313.zip

Moving you to Vista support.

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Hi, does your motherboard have onboard graphics? if so try removing the nvidia card and hook monitor to onboard graphics does it recieve a signal?

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Hi there @JeniS,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the black at startup. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Please get back to me and I will do all I can to help.

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A:Laptop will start up but screen stays black, not a computer amateur but need help!

These new viruses are truly evil... and wide spread. We have had over 30 cases since Wednesday... all doing what you describe.

But the Toshiba is also infamous for having the screen inverter go bad... cheap to replace but darn difficult to get at quickly.

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Context of the problem
Laptop model: L322XBIOS version: A08
I seem to be having virtually the exact same issue as this one.  
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19522061.aspx
Except I am on A08.  
Basically the laptop will not boot, I cannot even get into the bios because it never boots to the dell logo.  It started happening maybe a week ago, but after a few trials normally it would work again and boot into windows.  At this point though it will not boot at all.
I have tried his solution at the bottom of the page, but after 30 plus trials it still will not update the firmware to A09.
I am currently completely unable to boot to the dell logo, or windows, every time it tries to start it hangs with the keyboard lit up, and the screen fully black.  I can boot to the dos bios update utility as he explains in his post, but again it will not update the firmware ever.  Any idea what I should do?
Is there anyway I can force it to boot into the bios so I can try to change some settings?  I looked but could not find any jumpers in the documentation for resetting the bios.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

A:L322X Will not boot, keyboard lights up but screen stays black.

Hi quade.broadwell,I recommend you to remove the battery and disconnect the adapter, press and hold the power button for few seconds and release to drain the flea power .Now put back the battery and connect the adapter and power on the computer.
Also, refer the following link for more troubleshooting:http://dell.to/10KNPJ0Awaiting your response!

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My Dell inspiron 6000 laptop stopped working. It shut off while I was online and when I try to restart it, it goes to the start up screen (black, says dell in blue letters) then the whole screen goes black and stays that way. I left for an hour and came back and the screen was still black. I have held the power button down until it restarts and that didn't work, I have pressed ctrl+alt+del and that didn't do anything either. I have also run a diagnostics test and everything passed. I have run out of things to try. Can anyone help me?
 

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Hi, I just joined here and Im having a really abd problem with my computer. The specs (that i know for sure) are:

ECS k7SEM motherboard
Nvidia GeForce 6200
192 mb of ram DIMM 168-pin (not sure what brand)
AMD Duron 855 MHZ

I booted my comp a few dyas ago and out of nowhere I get a BSOD before that screen with Windows XP comes up. I say to myself "ok, maybe its just one time" and reboot. I get it yet again and reboot. I finally get to the windows log in screen and I get ANOTHER BSOD after it finished loading. Restarted again, worked fine. I analyze my minidumps and it said the most probably cause of these crashes was hardware.

At this point I recall a computer technician saying the capacitators on my mobo were bursting, but this was a good 8 months ago, so Im not sure if its FINALLY giving out or if my RAM thats failing.

Well, everything goes well and I turn it off. I come home the next day and I get another set of BSOD's, only this time, theyve gotten worse. Im now getting 3-4 BSOD's and my system completely freezes over causing me to reset. Wierd thing is, when I reset without turning the comp off it goes by fine. Its when I turn it off and turn it on that I get this BSOD's. It seemed to me that the BSOD's and constant hang ups would get worse by day, like if something is slowly dying.

I eventually got tired of them and stop using my computer for a couple days. Today I try turning it on and the screen stays on standby, like if its not even... Read more

A:BSOD's on startup, screen stays black and wont respond.

Blue screen error messages are one of the most misunderstood error messages out there in regards to windows.According to Microsoft, only 5-20% of these errors are actually caused by the OS. Only 10% are hardware related. The other 70% are the result of faulty drivers or software incompatibility. Based on those numbers, less than 15% of blue screen errors can be permanently resolved with an OS reinstall.

So we can correctly solve this issue we need to get the minidumps. (if the computer is bootable)

To get the Minidumps do the following

1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
2 > navigate to %systemroot%\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder.%systemroot% is normally c:\windows. They are numbered by date. You can paste that address in address bar to get there.
3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder. Please do NOT compress them in .rar
4 > use the "Managed Attachments" option under "go advanced" upload that zip file here as an attachment.
 

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Hey Guys,



I have just installed a new Corsair SSD and for some reason after the windows animation the screen stays black for around 15 seconds and then goes onto the log in section. I am unsure what is causing this but any help would be appreciated. This is a fresh windows install and I have got all of the required drivers. The SSD is going through an Intel SATA 3 socket with ACHI enabled. I have disabled the Marvell adapter and the ASUS boot screen to try and speed things up but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

I know my SSD is working fine as it is blazingly fast once I am in windows. I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard as well.

Video Link Windows 7 hangs after animation - YouTube

My components are:

Sabertooth P67
Intel i5 2500k
Corsair Sandforce 3 60GB
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 2 GB
AX850
GT240

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So i just bought a new Gigabyte GTX 770, had a 650 before and everything worked. I have the Gigabyte GA-970a-ud3 mainboard with 2 PCI-E Slots, both 16x but one runs with 4x. If i put the graphics card in the top slot (16x) LEDs light up and fans start running , i hear the windows 7 welcome screen sound through the speakers but the screen stays black, but if i put the card in the bottom slot (4x) everything works, besides the fact that the graphics card is slow as hell.
Both PCI power cables plugged into it, i tried removing all drivers, resetting cmos.
I dont know what could possibly be wrong but maybe you do, so thanks in advance
 

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Exactly like the title says. I became infected with the System Tools virus and it would not allow me to run any programs to try and fix it. I restarted my computer and tried to run it in safe mode. After it exits the initial screen where you can ctrl s to enter config it loads into a black screen no matter what I try. I try to hold F8 but it still continues to go into the black screen. I have read else where to run the XP disk and go from there, but this is my fiance's computer and she said it did not come with the XP disk as it was preloaded on when she bought it about 4 years ago.

If I could figure out how to get safe mode to run, I could probably figure out how to remove it from there, but like I said I'm stuck at a black screen now no matter what I do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Infected with System Tool virus now XP will not start at all. Stays at a black screen.

Hi, when starting the computer and tapping F8, do you still see the Advanced boot options menu where you can safe mode, or does that not come up? If you see that, and choose normal mode, do you still see the XP splash screen or does it go black immediately?

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Okay now i have no idea what the model is for my mother board, and no idea what type of AGP slot it has, but it is empty because atm i have an onboard NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX INtegrated GPU. my computer atm is an AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 512 MB PC2700 333 cl2.5 DDR (its also a crapy HP Pavilion if that helps). I bought the computer back in september 2003 and it was refurbished if that helps in determining what type of AGP slot it is.

here is the video card i bought:http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1043623&sku=C460-8006
(ya i know, noot good or anything, but i dont need some super good video card with my computer) i only wanted to get a new one because when i bought new ram (2x512, PC3200 400 cl2.5 DDR ram) it didnt work in my computer when ever i ran a game like cs, it would always shut down or restart my computer.

I know i need to disable my previous driver for my onboard video card, but i did that and installed the video card and checked to see if it worked by plugging in my monitor, mouse and keyboard and turning it on, and nothing came up on my monitor.

The help would be greatly appreciated, because i also want to run another game on my computer (like HL2 or CS:S because CS 1.6 just aint enough )

And if you are able to determine somehow what type of AGP slot it is, would the AGP 8x i bought work on it? or would it have voltage issues that are causing it to not work.

thanks
 

A:Need help with installing my new video card, screen stays black when i turn on comp

I just downloaded EVEREST and it tells me what my hardware is like, so it tells me what the name is of my motherboard (this should help) and everything with itField
Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID Exp$103.011$06/27/2003-17:27:59$nFORCE
Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X-LA

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 5333 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type HyperTransport v1.0
Bus Width 8-bit

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 462
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DDR DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset nForce2-IGP
Extra Features CPU Overheating Protection

I hope this helps

i also just found this.

Field Value
Device Properties
Device Description nVIDIA nForce2 Integrated GeForce4 MX Video Adapter
Bus Type AGP 4x
Bus / Device / Function 2 / 0 / 0
Device ID 10DE-01F0
Subsystem ID 1043-80C0
Device Class 0300 (VGA Display Controller)
Revision A3
Fast Back-to-Back Transactions Supported, Disabled

Device Features
66 MHz Operation Supported
Bus Mastering Enabled

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
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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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Hello,
 
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

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.
 
Louis

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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

Nathan

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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My computer screen at times randomly goes completely black. about a week ago, my computer would just shut off randomly, found out it was the fan, it was a little out of place so it wasnt cooling the processor enough. Fixed that. Now the computer stays on, but the screen goes black.
Its not the monitor, I tried replacing it, replugging it in, everything.
I checked the video card, unless I just need a new one, its fine. In place and everything. I dont know what to do at this point. Sometimes it does it right away and sometimes it just waits awhile (like until im in the middle of something really important and am just about to hit send )
Please help.
 

A:Screen goes completely black

Hi welcome to TS,

I know it sounds daft but make sure in your Power properties in control panel there isn't some form of power option that turns the screen off or the graphics card. I know your using it but make sure its not that.

Also another point mentioned around the web is make sure our RAM is seated and its in tightly and correctly.
Its an ACER thing but you didn't mention any specs or anything so i have to base it on each.

Then finally make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date and are not causing issues, Maybe reinstall them. However again there was not mention of any specs or makes of hardware etc so more info next time
 

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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 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!
 

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my laptop screen tuirns black

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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 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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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 !

Details:
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.

Ray
 

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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
Acer flatscreen
 

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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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.

A:My R7-572 had a black screen. Now it turns on for...

Acer service centershttp://www.service-center-locator.com/acer/acer-service-center.htm California list:http://www.service-center-locator.com/acer/california/acer-sacramento-california.htm

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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: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...earch&aq=f&oq=
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:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/download/at...eryOptions.png
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

smallfoe

[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 have a problem with my Toshiba S105 laptop. My wife had it on and she picked it up by the top of the screen and it went completely black. I have tried putting light to the screen to see if I can make out anything, but nothing is seen. I pluggged it in to my LCD monitor and it doe work. but the LCD on the laptop is completely black. Any suggestions.
 

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Computer got left on last night and now the screen is black...won't show image (but power is on). This is the second monitor in the last week that has done this. I have a new computer...Help! Do I not have the monitor configured properly?
 

A:Screen completely black - second time!

Couple of things:

Is the monitor pluged into the on board video or a video card?

What do you do to get rid of black screen? Do you re-boot?

It could be a simple power setting.

Give a little more information on exactly what happens and more detail on your rig.
 

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

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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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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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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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
 

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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+
512MB
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 detecting..it 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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