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lenovo laptop wont boot, fan stops black screen

Q: lenovo laptop wont boot, fan stops black screen

lenovo g510 laptop i7
when i turn on my laptop, the power led indicator turns on and i could hear the fan running for 1-2 seconds then it stops and absolutely nothing shows on the screen, this keeps happening randomly and i keep force shutting down then turning it on again till it boots up to normal
also sometimes some random freezes occur (i dont know if its related..)

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My laptop is a Acer aspire 5738z running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and my problem is my laptop will not start. When I turn my laptop on it starts to run like normal: GPU fan starts, Disk drive kicks in, and the LED for the on button is working but nothing on the screen. I've tried too do alt + f10 for a restore, nothing happened. I've also tried to plug it into a monitor and my tv. Before this occurred it had been turned off during boot (don't ask why, I cannot answer that) and I preceded to take it apart(to fix the overheating issue due to acer not putting fan holes on the bottom of the laptop ((thanks Acer -.-)) and I didn't realise something was wrong with it until I reassembled it and tried to turn it on. So I'm not sure whether is corrupt BIOS, a hardware problem, or corrupt MBR (my own personal diagnosis, don't know whether it's right or not). Also I have tried turning the laptop off taking the battery out letting the motherboard discharge then pressing the power button for a minute, leaving it for a minute, putting the charger in then turning it on.

Thanks. =]

A:Laptop wont boot Black screen no BIOS

You may need to take it apart again and make sure everything is connected properly. Did you follow steps to keep yourself grounded while working inside the system?
As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

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when i turn on my Toshiba Satellite L5050-s5965 laptop, it comes on then goes black screen w/flashing white curser. However i can i can go to boot menue and set up F2 ,F12.It is windows vista . Can i fix the problem using one of these methods

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I would try F8 first & choose Last Known good configor safe mode.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Please help!! My Lenovo Yoga wend to a completely black screen and will not power down or reset itself

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How to remove the battery from a Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad

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Hey guys I was installing kali from a usb drive, when it was partitioning the drive it crashed... So I turned off my lenovo g570 4334 laptop, pulled out the usb drive and booted my laptop up normally..... It loaded the lenovo screen, with the options to access bios, then loaded a black screen with a blinking underscore.... I can't do anything at all except from the bios.... I've been searching for hours, Microsoft support for 2 hours straight... And now I just feel like crying.... Please help me!

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How to run chkdsk and System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk first then SFC
If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7:

If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

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I recently got a Lenovo Y50 a couple months ago. I've been taking very good care of it, checking for viruses nearly every day and cleaning out everything daily as well, because I need this one to last because it will be my PC for college. But yesterday I booted her up and it showed the lenovo logo, then nothing. Black screen. No cursor or anything on the screen. Keyboard LEDs are on and caps lock and things can turn on and off. I've tried to restart multiple times, restored the system to 4 days ago, taking it off the charger and putting it on, I just don't know what's wrong. I don't know if safe mode will help but I have no idea how to get there on windows 8 anyways. Please and thank you )-:

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Hello everyone. I've been given a Lenovo Z570 laptop with little background information other than the fact that it refuses to boot. A clean install is not an option at this point due to the personal information on the laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the Lenovo sign, then boots into a screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I've been working through the troubleshooting guide here with little to no luck. Here is what I encountered on each step:

1. Using "Last Known Good Configuration" results in a black screen that does not go away or change.

2. Using "Repair your computer" under Advanced Boot Options leads to a black screen. If I try using a Windows installation disk, the screen hangs on the initial "Setup is starting" screen indefinitely. Using a repair disk gets farther- it lets me choose some settings, but then hangs on a screen that says "Searching for Windows Installations". I'm not sure what a UEFI install is but I assume my hard disk is not UEFI because I did not see any options in the BIOS

Edit: I'm sure that the installation disk is not corrupted: tried running it in another Windows 7 laptop and it loaded without problems.

3. The hard drive is still detected in BIOS set up

4. Trying the System Restore leads to a black screen

5. As mentioned above, the repair disk hangs on "Searching for Windows Installations"

7. Booting into Safe Mode with Networking leads to a black screen

8. Not available,... Read more

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Dear Tenforums users,

I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop;
whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.

Screenshots of the problem:

I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)

Thank you all for your time!



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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


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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 pc freezed and after restart i get black screen and this pointer (_) .

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I hope someone can help me. My gold Spectre x360 is only 2 months old and im experiencing few issues. 1. Whenever i use excell spreadsheet and have few windows on the internet open and a power point my excell freaks out. Say im on internet then click on e xcell it wont let me get into it. I have to keep clicking on it until its stops spitting me out. Anyone else is experiencing this?2. Just happened 30 mins ago and i freaked out this is why im here. I was working again on my excell then suddenly Boom black screen only mouse error visible! Keyboard lights still on but all black! Waited for 10 mins nothing pressed the power button it turned off. Then i have restarted again and only HP logo comes on for like 4 seconds then disappears and same thing all black! I restarted it twice on the third time i left it walked out of the room to freak out more came back 15 later and it was back on! Didnt loose any work weird....... help! I dont want this to happen again. Is it worth calling HP for a service already! Sucks its brand new and i paid heaps for it! Thank u in advance

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Hi @Katia2,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 computer having black screen. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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So my mother had my sister's laptop and I have no Idea what shes done to it. Whenever I try to start the computer I get the Acer intro screen then the screen goes black; forcing me to only restart and use one of the F keys. Also when im on the black screen the laptop starts to burn up.

My sister gave me her laptop and I tried F2 F5 and F10, F10 (I heard F10 gives you a system restore) doesnt work and only brings me to a blackscreen

F2 has nothing there for it to work
F5 brings me to a blackscreen or blackscreen with writing on it but freezes after I choose what mode I want to load up.

I was going to install vista on her laptop but her disktray doesnt work.

Is there anyway to fix this? Is it possible that I can install my windows vista on a flashdrive and install that on her computer?

I appreciate your help in advance thank you I apologize for the difficulty in understanding the question due to my frustration. Thank you.

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Welcome to TSF

You should check for hardware issues before trying to install Vista on the system.


Also when im on the black screen the laptop starts to burn up.

This statement does not sound good. What do you mean by "burns up"?

What are the hardware specifications ? Make/model? What OS was on it originally?

USB Bootable Vista Installation Flash Thumb Drive

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Well, I'm pretty sure this is a BIOS thing. (Inside your BIOS which you can access by hitting f8 repeatedly after booting up) There should be a security section. I'm sorry if this isn't spot on I'm very bad at remembering and I don't have the BIOS menu infront of me so bare with me. There is a setting though that lets you put a system password on. It's for extra protection. I don't understand why all of a sudden it's on but that's what it sounds like. So go into your BIOS and find the PW part and disable it.

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i was trying to put in a sata hard drive i bought recently my mobo would not detect it so i put my old on back in and it would not detect it either so i changed the boot order and now it wont boot at all its a black screen everything comes on but thats it ive tryed 2 power supplys ive tryed resetting cmos and taking the battery out and using 2 diffrent batterys i dont know what to do at all i dont think anything is fried or damaged

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post your system spec's and how old is the mobo and does it have the latest bios? most boards that suppot Sata and IDe have three settings int he bios. 1. sata enabled PATA disabled 2. Pata enabled Sata disabled. 3. sata and pata enabled, sometimes referred to as "enhanced".

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Hi just wondering if anyone can help, my pc wont boot, it powers up but just sits on the black screen with no signal to my monitor when i remove the ram the motherboard beeps at me, thinking its either my cpu fan or psu. cheers

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hi,hopefully somebody can help me with my problem.

I have a Panasonic Toughbook Cf-29, System a 512 MB and 80 GB. It has a intel pentium processor 1200MHZ.

My computer was having some problems before it got messed up. As long as the computer was on the internet ever 15 or 20 min a audio advertisement would pop up out of no where. There was no window to exit it out and i also tryed CTRL+ALT+DEL and it would show no window was up.Also everytime id go to and search something it would redirect me to another web site.

Well i was on my computer today and it froze so i restarted it.
The blue Panasonic screen comes up and then a solid black screen comes up and nothing after that.

I tryed F8 and clicking "Last knowin good configuration" and after the screen turns black but the computer is still on because the light is green.

i tyed safe mode also and it stops going at:
and then it wont go any further than that.

i also tryed debugging mode and the black screen comes up and nothing after that.

I tryed putting the system recovery disk(1 of 3) in but nothing comes up. For some reason the disk never starts up,even when its working..I can go to "my computer" and it says recovery disk and once i click on it theres tons of folders in there but for some reason it never works...

A:My laptop wont start up. Black screen

try updating your bios/firmware and also if that dont work then go into bios on startup (if possible) then reset to manufacturer defaults

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Hi, Last night I was on my Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop and it started running slow and wouldn't start so I manually turned it off; upon restarting the "Dell" logo pops up just fine followed by the blue line containing and then I see "PBR 2...done" quickly flash and I am greeted with this window: Please select operating system to start: Microsoft Windows Recovery Console do not select this [debugger enabled] Windows XP Media Center EditionUse the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.Press ENTER to choose. For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8. If I don?t touch anything it will automatically select "Windows XP Media Center Edition" within a second or two and boot to a completely black screen. I tried selecting "Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" which ultimately leads to this: Microsoft Windows XP™ Recovery Console.The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer. 1: C:\WINDOWS Which Windows installation would you like to log onto<To cancel, press ENTER>? I also tried hitting F8 and booting up in safe mode but it always sends me back to the "Please select operating system to start:" only difference being "Safe Mode" is illuminated in blue on the bottom right corner. I don't know what else to try....please help! Thanks,Brian


I would exercise the Recovery Console option, try to run the chkdsk /r command.

Type 1 where it asks for O/S and hit Enter.

Hit Enter at the password line.

At the next line...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.


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Last night I updated Norton Anti virus then restarted the computer as prompted.
Since then it is stuck in a loop of black and white screen showing my CPU speed and giving options of F2 for settings or F8 for Boot, neither of these work and it just goes back round the loop.
I bought the PC second hand and do not have Win XP discs!!!!

Please help I am lost without my computer.
Purple Chriss

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Does it have a restore partition? Sounds to me like time to buy an XP cd as repair or check disk any of the options would require one.

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i cant egt Vista to boot up ?
last night i installed acrobat 9.1 then shut down. went to boot up again and no OS ??? all i get ia a screen with the ASUS logo ??
the laptop is making a dnnn, dnnn, dnnn sound for a wile and it will give me the first few notes of the windows tone, then nothing. after a wile the ASUS screen is replaced with

reboot and select proper Boot device
or insert boot medie in selected boot device and press a key_ (the _ is blinking)

no matter what key i press, it just repeats above message.
the computer is 9 days old. i have been in the bios and reset to factory setting as well as tried user settings. checked to see that the hard drive was on the boot location list ( it is )
i do not have a Vista CD just a ASUS recovery CD ( with Vista on it )

i would love to not lose my info at at all possible, so i am trying to find an option that dose not cause me to recover and lose every thing ??
F8 dose nothing, F2 gets me into BIOS setup.
no other keys seem to do anything on start up ???

cant seem to get into safe boot up or safe mode. after the computer gets to the reboot screen the dnnnnn,dnnn,dnnn stops ?

any help would be great
thanks a billion

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You can try a sytem restore to before the problem occurred. If this doesnt work for you re-install may be required.

Boot off your recovery disk, and see if it has advanced recovery utilities. You will be looking for System restore. If not, try this (one moment while I pull up the tutorial for creating advanced recovery utility disk.

Follow Instructions provided for creating Recovery Disk. You will then place the recovery disk in drive, restart, at "hit any key to boot from disk" hit a key, and boot into recovery disk. Click System Restore. Follow prompts to restore to a point Before the problems occured. DO NOT USE REGISTRY CLEANERS!, and install a top of the line antivirus/antimalware program, and I recommend using Windows Defender also.(malware may be part of your problem)

Create a Vista recovery Disk to Access Sytem Recovery options

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Hay all,

I have a advent 9117 and sometimes it wont boot ,the power light comes on and the caps/numlock light and sometimes the drive light might flash and I get nothing but a black screen.It doesnt power off it just stays black.I found on one or two other sites that have this problem and say it might be an up date that the bios didint like .They say if I remove the power lead and battery and the internal battery that controls the time/date settings for 30 seconds ,then put them all back in it should boot but again sometimes it does sometimes it doesnt.I have changed the ram for ram in my other system and its still the same.Iv ran memtest and found no errors.I ran malwarebyte,avast and tssdkiller and they found nothing.

When it does boot its perfect.

Any ideas what else this could be.I cant seem to find any support for this system

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Anyone have any idea what this could be.It doesnt seem to boot the drive.Iv tried it with different drives and with no drive and its still the same.

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Hi, really need all your urgent help as I'm freaking out a bit as its not really my comp, and its fairly new.

Okay my computer turns ON, but makes less noise than it used to when working, and just shows a black screen...doesn't even enter bios.

Recent changes:

Ok, I installed a new Graphics card, radeon hd 5450, installed the drivers etc, got it working perfectly. Then a short while after I also downloaded a reputable program called watt 2.2.5 to clear my windows non genuine message.

Then shortly after both, I was changing my theme, and the computer screen just went blank. Even keyboard wasn't working (I was pressing "caps" to see if caps light would come on and it didn't). So I powered off, now I just keep getting black screen! What has happened? How can I fix this? Really need your help! Thanks

A:PC wont boot, just get black screen, but fans etc work?

do you no your way around the in side of your system? if so try removing the battery from your motherboard and leave the power unpluged for about 1 hour then put the battery back and plug your power cord back in and see what happens.


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Well i got through the whole vista installation to the point it reboots and then the flashing green line across the screen shows up, then nothing , just a black screen and a no signal input sign on the screen, i updated the bios and tried again, it got a little furthur i got some txt telling me to wait until it had finished installing as if it was almost there then it went again back to the black screen, has anyone any clue why this is, this is the pc spec

Advent 3119 PC
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (Northwood)
BIOS Phoenix-Award BIOS. Press the Delete key to enter.
Motherboard ECS SF2
Memory 512 MB DDR RAM - PC2700
Hard Drive 80GB Maxtor 6Y80L0
CD Drive Lite-On XJ-HD166 16x(48x) DVD-ROM
Lite-On LTR-52327S 52x CD-RW
MC Reader Flash Memory Card Drive (7 in 1)
Video Card nVidia GeForce FX 5200 (128MB) 64bit
Sound Card Realtek AC'97 audio
Speakers Advent SP-120N
Modem Conexant PCI HSPi V.92 (CX11252-11)

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The computer has a blank screen but the fan is working. The caps light blink twice, then pauses and does that sequence over and over. I read that it is a corrupt bios and have tried windows key with "B" but it does not work. I need a bios file to put on usb to try it that way but can not find one on HP site, help please

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 Hi @lasernat,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx Notebook and it having startup issues.  Try performing a BIOS reset, restore the settings to BIOS Factory default settings.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Try to connect to a monitor to see what happens.Have you tried reseating Memory and the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks. 

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I hope someone here can help with this older computer.  This is an Windows XP Hp Pavilion a255c machine that was showing signs of the hard drive going bad due to reallocated sectors. A new hard drive was purchased and using Acronis a clone of the drive was made. The original drive is still booting and working ok, but a little slow at times. Also windows did have some malware programs on the drive which were cleaned up with combo fix malware bytes and some other cleaning programs before the clone.  The original drive still boots fine in the computer but the new drive will get past the bios loading screen and sit there with the cursor.  You can press ctrl+alt+delete to reboot and you can boot to cd's such as knopix or hirens which i have done to check on things.  I have since downloaded the latest bios from HP and installed it using the old drive. I have also ran chkdsk and selecting to repair.  I have also tried re-cloning the drive in case the clone might have gone bad even though no errors were reported. The hang is before it starts to load windows so no f8 for safemode.  From reading other forum posts I suspect that a rootkit might be the issue however with the original drive booting fine I am not sure.
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My when i start my computer its a black screen and says

Checking file system on c:
file type system is ntfs

I have pressed f8 and tried to load safe mode but its says its loading with loads of writing on the screen but just stays on that and doesnt load.

I have also tried all the other options when u press f8, boot from hard drive etc etc and all leads me back to thr black screen with the checking file system c.

I have a windows boot cd which enable me to boot in to something called mini windows xp but this is very basic and only enables me to access the internet.

Please help its driving me up the wall

A:black screen and windows wont boot safe mode. please help

Mini Xp might be Hirens boot cd do not use it. We do not recommend it here, and we do not give out advice about hirens boot cd.

Try going back to the Safe Mode boot option screen select Advanced then select your lanuage then select "Repair your Computer" then select more options then select Command Prompt .

Type in then hit enter.


this will attempt to repair any errors let the process finish.

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boots fine in safe mode but not normal mode. any ideas how to fix without wiping the drive and reinstalling from the recovery partitition? this has happened 2 times before and I restored from the recovery partition... and it works fine for a while. I think my friend is downloading or clicking on something that is causing this. I know he tinkers with combofix from time to time.

Ive run checkdisk, startup repair. all seem to waste my time and nothing else. cant do system restore because no restore points were created it would seem.


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Hi there,
I have ACER 5745 Model, and have windows 7 ultimate and Linux OS on my drives. Windows 7 is in C drive and Linux is in E drive. While I was working on my windows 7 system, the electricity went off and since my battery is dead, so my system shut down immediately while I was working on internet. Well this thing has happened many times before but every-time I was able to restart my system. But since last time whenever I am trying to boot my windows only a black screen appears with an underscore blinking in top left corner. I have later on logged into Linux to check whether it is functioning or not, and it is working fine, but when I try to log into windows it does not boot up. When I press power button, it goes past POST, till the point where options appear whether I want to choose Linux or Windows. When I choose Linux it works fine but with windows the problem of black screen with blinking underscore appears.I have tried everything from using F2 and going into 'set up' , pressing F12 and going into 'boot', but nothing seems to work. I have tried F8 to check into safe mode but of no use as safe mode doesn't appear even after repeatedly pressing F8. I have then checked "Memtest 86" and have done 11 passes. I have tried to boot from CD to do system repair but the system doesn't pick up even my CD, even though I selected the boot option "boot from CDROM". I have also tried removing my battery and allowing my system to cool down but that also didn't worked. Please don... Read more

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I have also ran a command on Linux now "sudo fdisk -l" and following was the result
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2bd2c32a
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   104454629    52227283+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       104454691   976771071   436158190+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5       104454693   534530744   215038026    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
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/dev/sda7       933533696   973121535    19793920   83  Linux
/dev/sda8       973123584   976771071     1823744   82  Linux swap / Solaris

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HP Pavilion beatsaudio - Black screen and wont boot.. getting 5 set of double beeps... Screen stays black... can hear fan noise... after 5 set of double long(abt a second) beeps the power LED stays on, but the caps lock makes double blinks (1 sec gap) after every 3-4 seconds (I think its same as double beep)....  Per support pages, double beep means BIOS issue, so I tried both BIOS resetting options of 1. Holding Windows + B keys and 2. All 4 arrow keys to reset BIOS... didnt work... Then removed the CMOS battery (tested with multimeter and it has 3V power on it) put it back in... still no luck...  Am running out of options now... can anyone suggest any other options or explain me whats going on? TIA...AllPisces

A:HP Pavilion beatsaudio - Black screen and wont boot.. gettin...

Dear HP Customer, I understand that the Notebook is not booting and I appreciate you performing diagnosis steps, however, I am afraid that the unit has hardware failure and hence needs to be serviced. Please do reach our technical support to find out the required support for the unit in question. Below link provides you an insight on the beep and LED codes on Notebook: Contact HP: Select your country and click on the supports that you are ok with. Thanks,Mahesh

I'm an HP Employee. The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your issue.

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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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I have windows vista installed on my laptop.
all my drivers are updated yet i have the problem of whenever i
close my laptop screen and open it later on it will not return from a black screen

i've tried the workarounds microsoft gave and none of them work

Mainboard : HP 30AE
Chipset : ATI Radeon RS480M
Processor : AMD Turion 64 ML-34 @ 1800 MHz
Physical Memory : 1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon XPRESS 200
Hard Disk : ST98823A (80 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : BB0420H ZHO561L SCSI CdRom Device
Monitor Type : 20 inches
Network Card : Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/g
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium Home Edition 6.00.6000
DirectX : Version 10.00
and those are my system specs.. everything there cept vista came preinstalled on my laptop
any help would be appreciated

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, Windows Xp home edition
I got attacked by malware and virsus 2 days ago...and i had a fake antivirus program and stuff.
I killed the fake antivirus program using Malwarebytes Anti-malware and another malware removing program. I was going to use my AVG but, the components were not working.
The next day, the laptop would lock up randomly(usaly 5 min. into startup) and would make a beep sound.
I was installing Avast antivirus and i got a blue screen and it kept restarting my computer and would not let me in.
Now, I have a black screen right after startup and i cant do anything!
Please help me. Thank you

A:Solved: Dell laptop wont startup-black screen!

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Hi.I hope everyone reading this is having a better start to their day than me. My Toshiba laptop (satellite L850-166) has stopped working and i know nothing about computers. After an hour looking on the net for a solution i am even more confused, so any help offered will have to be in noob language please.
So here goes.
I was watching a youtube video and my computer froze.
I left it for a bit to see if it would sort itself but it didnt.
I tried to start the task manager but that wouldnt open.
I then held the power button down and shut the computer down.
When i restarted the computer it showed the Toshiba screen (as usual) giving me the F2 and F12 options for setup and boot menu.
It then went to a screen saying windows was loading files (not seen this screen before) the progress bar underneath the message then filled up.
After about 30 seconds a new screen showed with a coloured progress bar with  microsoft corporation  written underneath. This bar only filled to a quarter then the screen went black. There is a mouse cursor on the screen that i have control of.
I have left it for half an hour and nothing changes. I have also tried to start the computer a few times but its the same every time.
If anyone knows what my problem is or can offer advice on it i would be most grateful. We have some family photos on the computer and i need to get them 
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A:Laptop wont start. I just get a black screen with the mouse cursor on it

Hi, can you get it to boot into safe mode?
To do so, from start up keep tapping the F8 key, that should give you the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the up and down keys to highlight Safe mode, or safe mode with networking, then press the Enter key. If it boots into safe mode, or not, let us know, whoever comes next will help further.

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My husband was watching video
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I tried Linux yesterday, and wrote over my previous Windows bootloader files with GRUB.

I later that day (as I could not boot into Windows 7), I deleted the Linux partitions with Windows 7 DVD.

Now, after BIOS I just get a white blinking border on a black screen.

I tried

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbdc
bootrec /scanos (Total identified Windows-installs: 0)

I also tried the "automatic" systemrepair (1st choice in the DVD menu, with no luck)

Can someone please help me?

A:Windows 7 wont boot - black screen, white blinking border

try also restart your bios.. take out your battery bios and put it back. then will reset your bios setting. setting the date/time and see how is going.

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i have an acer m1640 when i turn it on it the acer logo apears then an black screenwith an white blinking cursor when i try an go to f8 noting happens when i try and reinstall vista the files load an when the green bars are going by it freezes plz help thx

A:Acer m1640 wont boot black screen with blinking cursor help!!!!

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I have a lenovo laptop,Z580 Today out of nowhere the whole screen turned white. I shut down the laptop but when i tried to reboot,The screen was still white.Something told me to just remove the battery and see if that would at least get it to boot and here i am,However,the battery is currently out. What could be the problem?Will it happen again? I only have a month left until work starts again,Can't have it breaking </3

A:Lenovo Laptop Screen Turns White Upon Boot?

Hmm sounds like you may have a monitor problem mate - can you get into safe mode?? if you can run these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

NB SFC best run for about three runs

if no go then do these
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

One last thing try leaving the battery out unplug form the power source and hold down the power button for around 10-20 seconds and then power up again.

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Windows 7, after "Starting Windows" stops with a black screen and mouse cursor.

1. I turned on my desktop PC after more than 3 weeks of non use, it was in its package/box. It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off. I turned it on again and it showed a message saying the processor is overheated, so I turned it off, removed the processor to check if there's enough thermal compound. Thermal compound was OK, but the processor was a bit shaky, not well fitted, so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on.

2. It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load, I chose the default CPU settings, in a haste. I didn't read that message well, unfortunately. It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly, I chose to load Windows normally. Chkdsk did a disk check, disk passed and it started "Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID". It then started booting; "Starting Windows" and the next screen was just a blank/black screen with the mouse cursor. It's stopped here for hours. I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of; Repair with Windows installer, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, marking the disk active, etc. No success! I cannot boot in any mode!

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A:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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First of all, I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section. If not, please guide me to the correct section.
I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE Laptop and my problem is that every single time, I have to turn my Laptop ON twice in order for it to boot up successfully. The first time I turn it on, Dell logo appears for a second and then, black screen shows up. Then, I have to turn my laptop off and start it back again. Second time, it boots up without any problem. I am fed up of turning it on twice everytime, and also concerned that it will affect health of my Laptop . How can I fix this Issue, please help.
I don't have a Recovery CD or Windows 8 CD. Windows 8 was pre-installed on my Laptop.

A:Laptop screen goes black on startup, have to turn laptop ON twice for it to boot up s

If it's still under warranty, call Dell. The unit or parts might be covered for replacement.

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Hey everyone,
Well last night I was just enjoying my new computer when the power went off in my house for a second, the power immediately came back on and then.... of course, the same thing happened. No lightning, not even any clouds.
My computer is connected to a brand new (about a week old) cyber power surge protector so I figured everything was ok, when I tried to boot my compuer up again it went trough all of its tests and then a black screen....... I left it for about 10 minutes until I got frusterated and turned it off. I was able to boot up in safe mode but it took forever. I tried a system restore (why not) and then when I restarted I had to wait at the black screen for about 5 minutes and then it booted up.
I have to go through this everytime now and sometimes I have a problem shutting down.
Once everything boots up everything in windows works fine eccept it wont recognize my external hard drive. I can hear that the computer sees it but it wont come up!?!
Do you think that it is a hardware issue now or is it the mobo, or something else? I just dont know! It is wierd that windows still functions fine once it is up....
Could anyone PLESE give me any advice on the situation! Im not exactly an expert when it comes to this so I am completely lost

Thank you!

A:Vista-Black screen on boot up, wont recognize external hard drive


let if fail and then take it back to where you got it from , assuming its a new PC it should have warranty with it.


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My grandpa has a laptop with windows 8.1 on it. He recently fell for a phone scam where some guy tricked him into letting him take control of his computer and pay him hundreds of dollars for security software that doesn't work. All we know is that they turned
off his firewall and added some kind of virus/malware that was alerting him every time he opened up a web browser. Luckily I came for a visit in time to take a look and I ran a few different programs to put things back together the best that I know how. First
I set a recovery point just in case, then I ran CCleaner, taking some bloat off, as well as some programs we were sure he didn't install, nor were used recently. I ran a Herd-protect scan and took a bunch of things off with that and then I used Panda Internet
Security to scan once more before I went to bed. It was working really well before I ran that last scan so I figured I was accomplishing something. 
Now to the real problem, which is that now the computer wont boot properly. Specifically. I turn it on. and I get the spinning lights/loading screen for a minute. then a black screen with a mouse on it. The mouse moves fine and it looks just like it does
before it opens the log in screen. 
I tried to open Safe Mode but I guess Windows 8 doesn't always respond to F8 while booting? I can't use ctrl+alt+del at any point and it doesn't go into Automatic Repair Mode either. I've been looking at other people's questions and found two that
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Hello, My Lenovo yoga 3 pro 1370 is barly 5 months old, this morning when i tried to switch it on. it is stuck at the lennovo screen.I treid accssing the BIOS screen but even if the press the button it still wont go past the lenovo logo screen.Please help  Thank you,Shyam Jampala

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I have a gateway laptop (SOLO 5350) and the screen was horribly ripped off(during car accident). Well when I connect my desktop 17" monitor to the port on the back of the laptop and when the windows xp home edition boot screen is finished I get a black screen although the cpu is still workig properly and the monitor is still on. I reboot and press f8 and try to go into safe mode but it just hangs on the screen with all the driver names on it. Can someone guide me in a good direction before I take it to a repair shop?

A:Laptop screen screen at boot

Normally there's a Altfunction+key that switches the desktop from the LCD to a external monitor.. Look around on the top row of keys for a monitor symbol, then use the alternate function key with that key to switch to the monitor.

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Hi I really hope someone can help me!

I have a fujitsu lifebook with windows 7 on it
I had an error message pop up when i tried to click on google chrome this morning, so I closed it and attempted to re-start my laptop, then AVG pops up telling me I have a virus so I allowed it to "clear" said virus. I then restarted my laptop and it would not go to the login page.

I attempted system repair to no avail, I then allowed chkdsk to run and there were a lot of "security ID repairs", I have also tried f12 and booting from my windows 7 installation disk. Non of these options have worked

I get the fujitsu screen, then the windows loading screen then instead of the log in screen which would be next, I get a black screen with the cursor visable and you can move the cursor but nothing else works and no keyboard shortcuts work

someone please help.
I've been told to restore the OS but i cannot afford to lose all the files on my laptop

A:Laptop wont load past windows page, stuck with black screen and cursor

Since AVG 'cleaned' a virus - all bets r off as the problem could be a leftover from the virus. apparently, a (some) system files r damaged. Going forward, u might not want to run normally as an admin user. That helps keep malware from invisibly installing if the AV does not catch it. 1. have u tried booting to safe mode? If u can get there try this clk Start - type CMD -- rt clk cmd.exe and select Run as Admin when the dos window opens type 'sfc /scannow' let it run retry boot when done. 2. If u can't get there or that doesn't work put ur windows CD in and boot to that. Run the repair install - or it might be called upgrade. Just do NOT do a CLEAN install. That will not erase any of your data. 3. If that does not work If u get a Hiren's boot disk, or something similar. U can boot to that and most likely copy ur data from the drive prior to doing a clean install. This assumes the drive isn't corrupt which appears to be true since it gets to the Windows screen. 4. If not u will have to remove the drive and connect it to another computer as an external HDD to copy the data. 5. If none of the above works - u have come to the complete understanding of the word BACKUP................ good luck

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I have a HP 15-g029wm laptop  running 64 bit 8.1 that shows absolutely nothing on the screen. I can hear it firing up, lights light and blink, but screen stays black. I attached it to an external monitor, and it works like a charm. I have run through all HP and Windows updates, but still get nothing on LCD.
I am open to any suggestions. I would like to know if it's a hardware malfunction or a driver issue.  Anyone think an upgrade to Win 10 would fix it?

A:HP Laptop black screen at boot

If the monitor works then this could be either the backlight or inverter causing this.
Take a powerful flashlight and shine it on the screen to see if you can see the desktop.  If you can your backlight needs to be replaced.
If the desktop is not visible then there is a chance that this is the inverter and will need to be replaced.
There is another possible cause for this though it is not usual.  This would be that the ribbon cable has become detached or has been damaged.

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hi,i have an Acer aspire 7003wsmi and the screen doesnt come on anymore when i turn on the laptop,a couple of days ago i turned it on and the screen was fine until about halfway through the boot process when it went pixelated and shut down the laptop,now when i turn it on it sounds like its booting as normal(fan starts up,doesnt turn off) its just the screen is blank,not even a flicker of life.i have removed the leads and put them back in place,i also removed the ram,hd,wireless card etc.also tries a hard reset(take battery out and hold power button for a minute,i also tried hooking it up to a monitor but i get nothing on there either,could be the bios settings are set for laptop screen only,thing is i cant see the bios to change the there any way i can change it without being able to see the settings?just to make sure the graphics card is not the this point i'm thinking the screen has gone but i thought i'd ask an expert opinion before i fork out 70 quid.thanks

A:black screen when i boot up laptop

Doesn't sound like it is POSTing completely. Most likely cause would be power or the motherboard itself.

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I've got a Toshiba A200 FS2 - Windows Vista - that is EXACTLY a year old. Two nights ago it froze on me and I had to shut it down by the power button. The next morning I found that it still was trying to shut down and the laptop was very hot. I did ctrl-alt-del, nothing happened, so I rehit the power off. I let it cool down for abt 2 hours, and powered up. It went through to the Toshiba logo, and then just froze at a black screen with a flashing white cursor in the top left hand corner. I tried again, this time hitting F8, nothing happened. I then took the battery out, tried just AC, then tried just the battery and no AC - still nothing. I hooked it up to another monitor, and it showed the same black screen. I have examined the adapter, fans, and exhaust, all is ok. When I turn the laptop on, the LED's light up including the HD.

The only problem that I had a few days before this happened, was the laptop would freeze up when I was wireless and surfing the net ... it would say internet explorer has stopped working, and I would have to close the application, and sometimes reboot. I don't think this is the cause of the problem now, but just mentioning it, because I've never had problems before.

A:Laptop won't boot - black screen only

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I need help and suggestions on what to do with this black screen crisis. Mine is a little different that others. so sorry if this is a repeated thread. ive looked everywhere, and no one has the issue when they have dual boot.

laptop description:
I have dual boot on my laptop with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and windows 7 home premium 64 bit. the home premium came pre installed on the laptop and the ultimate version i installed later dual boot (i needed some capabilities that home premium doesn't have).

Problem: I cannot see anything on my screen after windows logo while booting up my laptop bcz of the black screen after the windows logo. When i boot into WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. i hear windows logon screen notification noise but see nothing! oddly enough even my built in webcam logs me in with VeriFace software with my face, passwordless! ALSO my laptop boots fine with windows 7 ultimate and i can see everything, and it works great! i need the other version to WORK cause my life is in that other version of windows. i cannot factory restore!!!

What i have tried: the keyboard is also unresponsive, bcz i held down a bunch of keys to see if it makes the beep noise. I closed the laptop lid to see if it goes into hibernation and waited 3 mins to see if it still does, so that when i open it i can see everything (it has worked before). nothing. i rebooted a bunch of times even with a second screen attached, tried to guess switch into projector mode with my function key and switch s... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

Sounds like a corrupted file system, so try running chkdsk.

How to run System File Checker (SFC) or chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run SFC or chkdskIf you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above).

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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So this problem has been reoccurring again and again...
I have been having boot problems with my laptop about 2 weeks ago with black screen
and no cursor as well as "a disk read error" and sometimes a boot manager error Status: 0xc000000e9
with the error screen frozen and requiring me to manually shut down. Some times being able to access recovery options though with long loading times and sometimes freezing, however none of them helped. After many tries I decided to do try a system
restore which managed to fix it now until today....
I'm having the same problems as before except now there is sometimes a flashing underscore
I was thinking this might have something to do with the recent windows update causing problems
KB2823324. I haven't had any problems at all with my computer recently after the restore which led me to think that I had fixed it.
Thanks in advance ?

A:Cannot boot laptop, black screen and other problems

Read through and complete these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with Windows XP installed. I have the laptop since April 2007.
Yeasterday I left the laptop in stand-by for about 1 hour, when I got back the screen was black and could not be revived in any mode.
I have switched off the PC by pressing the power button until power went off.

When I tried to start the laptop the Dell logo would come on with a weired pattern of green dots in the back ground, then the usual XP logo would come on, still green dot pattern all over the screen and then the screen would go blank.

I have run all the available system diagnostics for Memory, Harddisk and system componenents at start-up and they all passed.
Then I have run the genuine Dell-XP CD Rom and run the 'Repair Installation' Option.
This would run with a correct screen until the first Boot request. Then rebootet the PC and configuration would go on for about 10 minutes ... then the screen just blanks out again.

Please HEEEELP ... I need some fresh ideas on what else I could do.

A:Dell Laptop Black Screen at Boot

post in the correct forum: mobile computing

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I have a laptop. When I open it I can see the manufacturer's logo. Afterwards that windows 10 logo and then there is a black screen. Note that during the black screen I can hear the sound that you can here when windows open and you have to enter the password, but it is still a black screen. Can you please help me?

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Toshiba laptop black screen at boot..please help

Hi, I seem to be having a strange problem with my Toshiba M35-S456 (Special Edition) laptop. I have had it for a little over a year with no problems at all. Yesterday I was using the laptop as usual and left it for about 15 mins powered on. When I came back the screen was blank. There was no response from the mouse or keyboard so I tried rebooting by pressing down the power button. After rebooting I saw the ?In touch with Toshiba? screen as usual and then the screen went blank again! This keeps repeating on rebooting and I cannot go any further. All my LEDs work fine, I can hear the fan running fine, the CD drive makes the usual sounds but the laptop does not go any further after the Toshiba screen. I have been using laptops and desktops for a few years now and never seen such a problem. Kindly advise on what the problem could be and if there is a solution. Thanks.

A:Toshiba laptop black screen at boot

Try another Hard Drive if you can't access the origional one. Could be going bad.

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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 have a Toshiba satellite laptop with winxp / vista dual boot on a partitioned drive.
I received a physical memory dump / blue screen of death in winxp when trying to play a dvd that the system / dvd player didn't get along with.
Now the computer will not reload to the dual boot menu ... it shows the initial Toshiba flash screen then goes to black with blinking cursor.
From reading various posts, I am thinking that I will need to repair the xp installation with the original cd, however, if I do this will it keep the dual boot functionality or will this be overwritten? [I haven't been able to find a specific post on restoring the dual boot aspect ]
Any help with the best way forward that will save my data and keep the dual boot in place will be much appreciated??
Many thanks!!

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Trying to fix this laptop for a friend of mine.

It is a HP 2000 / Windows 8
insydeh20 bios v3.7

When the laptop is powered on, it goes to a black screen.

Now, upon pressing F10 for BIOS it just reads "F10...BIOS setup options" in the bottom left corner and does absolutely nothing.

Occasionally on power up, it will give a "Hard Disk - (3F0) BootDevice not found" Error, here if I press F10, I can open BIOS

I have tried booting with legacy enabled:

UEFI boot Order:
OS Boot manager
Internal cd/dvd rom drive
USB Diskette on key/usb hard disk
usb cd/dvd rom drive
! network adapter

I dont see the HD, lets say the hard drive is bad, can i get stuff off it still?

A:HP 2000 Laptop, black screen on boot, not responding

that sounds like the HD died. You can try a usb enclosure to see if you can get the data off.

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I have a Toshiba Laptop that will not boot. When it boots up in ANY way will take me a black screen with a cursor. I have run all of the options from repair, all safe modes, and every other option in the f8 menu. It will not even boot up with the Windows 7 install format disk it takes me to the same black screen with cursor. The only time i can get it to boot off of the disk is to remove the Hard Drive and then it boots off of the disk properly. I also would like to mention in the black screen I have also tried to CTRL+ALT+Delete as well as sticky keys but nothing pops up for me to edit anything in any way. I am a computer savvy guy but this one has got me stumped. It just randomly did this last night. (one more random piece i would like to add in is that it started running insanely slow and then installed windows update shut down to install and it then started doing this.) I am all fine and dandy with a reformat and would love to do it if I could only actually start the reformat. Thank you for reading this and hopefully someone can help me.

A:Toshiba Laptop Will not boot Black screen with Cursor

Hi does the hard drive show in the bios? have run ran diagnostics on the hard drive to make sure the drive is good?

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My laptop wont boot (It does turn on, but only shows a completely black screen) after enabling Virtual Technology on the BIOS, keyboard wont respond (bloq mayus led wont turn on either), also Ive installed Lucidlogix virtu mvp mobile a few minutes before getting the black screen, but i dont think the problem is there because i did a succesful reboot after the installation. Specs:Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 (GT740m edition)GT740m - Intel HD 4000 (both with latets drivers)Intel I3 3110m4GB ramWindows 8.1 I CANT ACCESS TO SAFE BOOT OR BIOS, since the keyboard wont respondI tried: shift + f8 f8escsuprspacef2recovery buttonalmost every key in my laptop

Go to Solution.


Maybe reseting the BIOS would help, but the Z400 has an integrated battery so I cant do the battery removal reset trick, is there another way to reset BIOS on the IdeaPad z400?

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I have a dell inspiron 5100. I am unable to boot from the hard disk and when I boot it is showing a blue screen. I had this kind of error before but i was able to fix it using chkdsk /f
command by using a window xp installation cd. The problem is that my cd rom has not been working for quite some time and hence i am unable to use the installation cd.
Any ideas how can i fix the computer

This is the blue screen error which i get

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you are seeing the STOP error screen restart your computer, otherwise follow these steps

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive conficuration and check for updated drivers. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard drive corruption and restart your computer

Technical information
*** STOP : 0x00000024 (0x00190203,0x82F85848,0xC0000102,0x00000000)"

******************************************************* *************

A:blue screen, laptop wont boot

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Help please! Laptop wont boot to windows 7 login screen. Its been fine ever since. It goes to the login screen when i choose safe mode and all loads up in there but my natural boot up isnt working. It tries to get on the login screen but it just stays black with a white cursor. Any idea?

A:Laptop wont boot to login screen!

When i turned it on, it said it wasnt able to boot out of hibernate then i pressed enter to restart and it hasnt been able to boot up to windows login screen apart from in safe mode

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Hope someone can help here_I recently upgraded the memory (added 2GB...HDD is 160GB) and the computer was working fine, much faster...for several weeks...then it locked up_on re-boot I see the Toshiba welcome screen then pause (like Windows is getting ready to boot)...goes to black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner_I have tried to run the Toshiba recovery disk: computer reads the disk, I see "downloading Windows files", completes that...wait and then black screen with "ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM"_I didn't get a copy of Vista with the it on the Recovery disk? And if can I get to it if it won't come up...thought that re-installing Vista might fix a corrupted file at boot_I tried to use Iolo System Mechanic Drive Medic as read the disk, option to run two tests: hard drive corruption and file partion check_1st time I ran the HDD test it said there was corruption and fixed it_booted the computer and same result as before...ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM_Tried to run the file partion test and it froze on-screen_Re-ran the HDD test and it now says no errors found...but same result on re-boot_Tried to get new release BIOS from Toshiba site, burned to a disk and computer read that as well_same result on re-boot_The HDD symbol lights and I think it is spinning but sometimes hear a "clock" sound...same beat, same rhythm...stuck?_I removed and reinstalled the HDD...same result_I saw on... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop won't screen with blinking cursor

I usually take the HDD out and hook up to another computer to get data off that I want to save.

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Changed the OMOS battery. Computer won't boot . Just a black screen with a blinking screen.What do I do now?

A:Changed OMOS battery laptop won't boot, black screen

Hi, Good day!! I would request you to turn off the computer , unplug the cable and any external devices connected. Press the power button for 10 to 15 seconds and then connect the cable and the battery back. Try to turn on the notebook. Please post your reply. Thanks  

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I can't find the answer to this anywhere and I am not sure this is the right forum..but..I have a Toshiba notebook that has been giving me problems and worsening.

I push the power button and it lights and nothing screen. I push it again to turn it off, then I am constantly pushing the button on and off. After about ten minutes it will go right into the normal boot mode. Not sure why it is taking longer to get into this normal boot mode I have windows 7 and I have a Toshiba Satelite T 115-S1100. I would be so grateful for any help. Thanks.
Mike in St. Louis

A:Power button lights, but laptop does screen, no boot

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First, I want to thank you everyone involved with this site. I've been recommended here by my brother who had some really great results after being helped himself.

My problem is that when I start my laptop, it sounds like it's about to boot up, but the screen remains black. The CAPS Lock blinks the Wifi LED light comes one, and my laptop heats up, but other than that it does nothing else. I've tried a hard reset, I've tried removing the battery and using the adapter power online, but it still wouldn't come on.

So, I did some searching and I found a solution where the poster said he let the laptop charge for a few moments powered on, and I tried it and sure enough my laptop came back on. I thought that my problem was finally fixed, but the next day, I had to again wait about 45 minutes to an hour while it charged still powered on, in order to get it to boot up.

I heard someone say that the motherboard had to be a certain temperature before it could come on but I really don't know if that's the case. This all started after I closed the lid of my laptop and left it there for a while, and when I came back and tried to wake it out of sleep mode, it wouldn't wake it out of the black screen.

I updated all of my drivers, I've scanned for problems, nothing showed up. I tried to run a diagnostic test through HP but errors kept showing up. Everything else seems fine, except that it does tend to freeze up out of nowhere, sometimes when I leave it alone for a few moments, ... Read more

A:Laptop starts up to black screen, won't boot until hours of charging

Hello and welcome ncm mate take the battery out it is sort of telling me it (battery) is dead and taking all of the adaptor's power until it is charged then the power becomes available to the machine proper. Some system spec please also helps so much .
Speccy will find these for you Speccy - Download > from piriform.

So to recap take out the battery and see what happens if the machine fire up then you need a new battery or just run it on mains power.

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Edit - Solved. I had to delete all the partitions (instead of installing over an existing Partition) before reinstalling Windows.

I have a laptop with a similar problem to this.

Dell Inspiron (Windows 7 installed).

On startup, a similar error message to this:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US 6,115,776 and

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.19 (08/10/09)Click to expand...

Things I tried:

1. Hardware diagnostics (both the short and "full" tests). No problems found.

2. Loading windows disc (sent from dell) and doing startup repair. Doesn't find any problems.

3. Using command prompt and using all the bootrec commands including following instructions on Microsoft website on how to rebuild the MBR, etc.

4. Doing a system restore to an earlier date.

5. Pressing F8 or ctrl + F11 - Doesn't work.

6. Finally, attempting to reinstall windows.
When reinstalling windows, I picked the partition with the biggest space (where the OS was installer formally). After reinstalling, the computer restarts and nothing happens (still a black screen with the vague message above regarding PCIe FE Family Controller series).

Tried formatting again (the partition) and formatting again, same problem (windows restarts and acts like windows install didn't go through).

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A:Solved: Dell Inspiron Laptop (Boot to Black Screen)

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Hi, I was simply searching videos on youtube of the Reknowned "College Humor" videos for a good laugh. But soon I realized that my PC was running quite slowly and then after a while it completely froze. I couldn't do anything, nothing i did would work . So unfourtunantly i had to hard shutdown it. I've had this laptop for just under a year, here are its System Specs:
Primary hard drive 250 GB
Amt of video RAM 64 MB
Graphics hardware Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Amt of RAM 2GB
RAM type DDR3
Memory card reader Yes
Motherboard chipset Intel GL40
Its just an Acer Extensa 5635Z without any added components.

And here's what happened after i rebooted it, It comes up with the Boot Up screen and something about some components are having failure or some other fault in the system. And it has two options:
1. Start Startup Repair(Recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally

I go to "Start windows Normally" and it goes to boot up normally, but then after the Windows 7 logo appears it flashes black, then flashes a blue screen but its too quick for me to view it. And then it goes black for a bit and restarts at the Boot up Screen with the Two options.
I go Start Startup Repair and it says loading files, and finishes then goes to a black screen for a bit, i thought it was still doing it , and so i left it for 15~20 minutes and it loads up the Windows 7 login screen, but with no users available for selection.

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A:Solved: My Laptop wont get past the Boot Up Screen

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Hi, I have a HP g56 laptop running windows 7. However it wont boot into windows. When I turn the laptop on, I get the HP logo, at which point I can press ESC and get the following Menu:
F1)System Information
F2)System Diagnostics
F9)Boot Device Options
F10)BIOS Setup
F11)System recovery

If I dont press esc to access this menu, then the computer just sits with a blinking line in the top left.
I have tried to hit F11 in the menu, but it doesn't work, it does what I said above.
I have ran System Diagnostics, but everything passed......

Right now I am waiting for Ubuntu to download so I can create a liveCD and see how that does..
What else can I do?
Thank you

A:[SOLVED] HP Laptop wont boot past HP/screen

So im getting this error when trying to create a bootable USB drive on another laptop(Windows 7). Im trying to use my external hard drive as the USB drive.
-I have formatted the drive and tried in booth NTFS and exFAT...

Help please ;)

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I am working on an Acer laptop that boots normally except for the screen going blank after the windows loading logo in Windows 7. It does the same when booting to a Windows install disc. It gets past the initial screen when copying files and then goes blank. When connected to a second monitor, the monitor shows "video out of range". I tried booting to safe mode and vga mode with no luck on both monitors. The system loads into windows desktop as I can hear the sounds and I can power down using the start menu blindly. The display works fine in the system BIOS and during the initial boot from disc or hard drive. I am thinking the internal video card is bad but want to explore other options before giving up.

So far I have:
Tested all hardware
Cloned a drive from another machine with a good OS
Tried both the original Windows Vista OS and a new copy of Windows 7 from both CD and hard drive
Booted to VGA mode and safe mode
Reset BIOS to defaults

Please help me get this stubborn laptop to boot normally!

A:Acer 7520 laptop screen goes black after windows logo during boot

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When I press the on button, the light for power turns on and I can hear the fan spinning. Windows 7 is installed. Putting my hand on the hard-drive I can feel it spinning as well. After several restarts and nothing coming up on the screen, I pulled the hard-drive, then I turned it on and it said "no OS found". Seemed like it was functioning correctly to me.
I plugged in the hard-drive again and went back to a black screen. Took more of the laptop apart, pulled the CMOS battery which was around 1v, replaced it and the first time I turned it on it booted.
I turned it off to put it all back together and after I did that, it no longer booted... I pulled the HD, still no screen, pulled the CMOS battery (no jumper that can clear it), still didn't work with or without the battery. Tried several times then I got a screen without the HD inside saying again that "No OS..."

So what the heck can I do now? I tried researching online but I couldn't find any good ideas :( Please help me out, thank you.

A:Intermittent boot with and without hard-drive. Black screen. Gateway NV53 Laptop

It may be caused by bad RAM. Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature and burn it to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, or burn to USB flash drive with Rufus, in my signature or use their burning tool on their web site. Remove all but one stick of RAM. Boot off of the newly created media and do the tests on each stick of RAM separately for at least 7 passes. If you get any errors, red in the bottom half of the window, that stick is bad and needs to be replaced.
You can also remove the HDD and attach it internally to a desktop computer, or via a USB Adapter or put it into a USB dock or enclosure to backup the files and run Diagnostic tests on the HDD.

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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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I have a 4 year old Windows 7 laptop which has suddenly started playing up. Last night, I received a runtime error, which when I clicked OK shut down Explorer and removed the start bar from my screen. I was unable to get it back or to make my laptop restart via ctrl+alt+delete. When I forced a restart by removing the battery, I ended up with a black screen with a movable mouse cursor. The same happened when I tried to boot into safe mode, but with the standard 'Safe Mode' text in each screen corner, and Microsoft ® Windows ® (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) at the top edge of the screen.
Can anyone provide any help to revive my ailing laptop?


A:Laptop won't boot properly, persistent black screen with movable mouse cursor

An update on the situation as it's been a day.
I can't bring up standard desktop in safe mode, or by holding F8 and selecting the low resolution option. Weirdly, I can activate sticky keys, and can see the standard windows sticky keys dialogue box which pops up when you hit shift 5 times in a row.
There are plenty of 'try this' suggestions when I google the issue, but I'm holding off on trying anything at the moment, as I'm hoping the experts here will be awesome.

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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
HD: 750 GB
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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Our trusty ol laptop, Sony Vaio VPCCW13FD, refuses to load windows 7 home premium 64bit (original install since purchase). I get stuck right after the 'starting windows' logo at a black screen with a moveable cursor. Strange thing is that I can plug the hdmi output to the TV and I can move the cursor around on the tv as well and the display off/on physical button also functions normally, all the same in safe mode with/without networking and normal.

This happened when I tried to optional update the Nvidia video card through windows update (by itself). Mid-install it failed and displayed a message something like 'reverting to previous graphics controller' and then reboot now/later showed up and it has not boot up since.

I think it's just stuck mid-boot at the graphics driver part but I don't know how to fix it without doing a clean install, which is last resort. System restore seems to have lost all its restore points even though i remember seeing 'creating restore point' in the beginning of the update, and the recovery partition will only do a clean install - no repair options there either.

I then burned the win7HP x64 iso and tried to do a repair options from disk with no results. Thinking back to the XP days, I proceeded to try a non-destructive install on top of existing OS from the disk, but it then says that the upgrade can only be started from within a functional windows, and the only option is custom install which wipes... Read more

A:Vaio laptop won't boot, black screen with moveable cursor after starting windows logo

Hi have you fixed this issue or still require assistance??

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When windows xp stops it is with a black screen and when I restart it I go to the microsoft page that tells me a driver is what is causing it. But I haven't installed a driver lately.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:56:53 AM, on 6/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro10.0\opware32.exe
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Previously it showed Blue Screen every time I boot my Y460; few seconds after the Window Logo. No matter how many times I reformate, it still showing Blue Screen, indicating STOP 0x00000116 and atikmpag.sys error. Subsequently, I went into the BIOS and changed the settings on the graphics switchable to discrete graphics. However its getting worst now because there is no display (totally black with no background light) every time I on my y460. Hence I need assistance and solutions, thanks.

A:URGENT LENOVO Y460 previously Blue Screen now Black Screen

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Previously it showed Blue Screen every time I boot my Y460; few seconds after the Window Logo. No matter how many times I reformate, it still showing Blue Screen, indicating STOP 0x00000116 and atikmpag.sys error. Subsequently, I went into the BIOS and changed the settings on the graphics switchable to discrete graphics. However its getting worst now because there is no display (totally black with no background light) every time I on my y460. Hence I need assistance and solutions, thanks.

A:URGENT LENOVO Y460 previously Blue Screen now Black Screen

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Really frustrated after buying Lenovo Y700 15ISK recently. All drivers updated even applied steps from this post but still randomly screen goes blank (Black screen) while the power is still on. Also observed that harddisk light blinking turns off too after this. Is it hardware related issue?Please help to resolve it.

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Hello everybody.

I have an computer that until yesterday was running XP SP2 updated. Ive
had had a couple of freezin problems that the computer just froze, the
image on the monitor stayed on and only option was rebooting.

When I turned the computer on yesterday, the screen with the XP symbol
and the progress bar stayed on for about 6 minutes, the usual is about
1 so I got worried, turned of the machine and restarted in safe mode.
When its loading drivers it says "press ESC to cancel loading og
d347bus.sys" No matter if I press it or not, the OS wont load.

I tried to things, first, I put the XP CD, rebooted and tried the
Recovery Console. After choosing that option, it says Examining 35320
MB at disk 0 and it doesnt move from there.

I then tried an Ubuntu Linux Live CD to see if I could load it and
check the disk from there. I didnt work, after loading the monitor got
no input signal and Linux doesnt boot.

Any ideas about the problem or solution?
Thanks in advance for help and patience,


p.d. I have a WD Raptor SATA Disk as my main disk and when I put the XP
Cd I had to use a diskkete with the SATA drivers for it to recognize my
hard disk

A:XP wont boot - Stops at d347bus.sys

Maybe you can get some help in the linux forum.

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Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

A:Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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So last night I turned my comp off (safely) and went to bed. I turned it on and found that it said something about user profile failing. So I went into safe mode and did a system restore- but had to reboot the hard drive, I think it said? so I waited about and hour for the comp to validate all the files. Then I turn it on and same problem. After restarting several times, it just goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore.

Before you wagging your finger at me- please note my dad does not like spending money on this PC. He didn't buy anything but the comp itself. No extra hardware or software.

In any case, please help ASAP.

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hardwareHP Elitebook 8440p8G128GSSD500G HDLinux OS :Mint, Windows 7. Symptoms are the same for bothSymptoms of the stop:Erratic system  stopBlank/black screenfan speeds updoes not always hang when playing graphics intensive games.boot sequence:either goes right through and is fine or hangs and does not complete bios/postwait, come back later, hit the power button and sometimes it boots. fiddle with power button and after a while it will bootSystem will run for a while and be fine, sometimes just reading email, it will stop, Symptoms of the stop (above). Diagnostics Performed:Memory test, passed. Swapped out memory with totally different memory, symptoms persistreseated memory, symptoms persistHP Diagnostics run w/o failureWe are looking to purchase another system due the problems diagnosing and solving these problems. We like the system, but time constraints require purchasing another system. 

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Thanks in advance for any help! I'll try to explain as best I can. I have a custom built pc, running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, Intel LGA 775 motherboard, Intel Xeon 2.4 Quad processor, 550 watt power supply and nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card. I do audio recording, and use an external audio interface (novation x-station 49). My computer has ran flawlessly for the past year or so, now my 2 (22" Samsung) monitors go black after a few minutes. It started out once or twice a day, now it only takes about 5 minutes.

My first thought was the video card (because both monitors go black) which I'm still in the 5 year warrantee period, so I can get it replaced. Everything is normal, then I get a second of messed up screens, then it goes black. When the screens are messed up, they look like the one referring to bad video card ram in this link... Diagnose video card problems by comparing with example corrupted screens

When it goes black, I have no audio either. ?

I cleaned the dust out, ran with cover off, all fans are still running, and computer appears as its operating as normal, except the screens go black and audio stops. I guess my question is, if my video cards ram is bad, and it crashes/overheats and stops working, would it cause the audio to stop also? Or could it be something else, like the mobo, or cpu?

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A:computer stops working, and screen goes black. Any suggestions?

Hello aaronuws. Welcome to the Forum.

My first thought, as was yours, was overheating. If the 9800 is inside a hard plastic case be sure to blow or vacuum that out carefully.

I think the best way to start would be to simplify. Disconnect all but the minimum needed components of the system and run it for a while just to test to see if the problem remains. That will give a clue about which direction to investigate first.

The usual questions:
Have you made any hardware changes recently? OS changes?
Have installed any new programs (particularly games) recently?
Is the symptom regular and constant (happens every time) or random and occasional?
If a regular occurrence: does it happen after a certain period of time, or is the amount of time random?

Let us know.

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Last week installed new XFX R9 280X video card.
New RAM, 4 x 4GB Kingston HyperX Beast 1600 MHz DDR3 PC3 non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP.
New power supply, Ultra X4 Special Edition, 750w 80 Plus Bronze M.
Ever since, a random crash of the computer with the monitor going to black (still powered, but in standby), no mouse or keyboard will work,
a buzz in the speakers, and the hard drive stops, tho all fans keep running.
The only thing I can do is do a hard shut-down (hold the on/off for 7-8 seconds), then power it back up.
Can you help?

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After upgrade from the Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 start display going to the black and just power on off going back to the works.After downgrade to the Windows 8.1 same problem(most times during Skype video calls).Drivers of the display upgraded to the last one(Ge Force 840M and Intel HD).I try to find mail of Lenovo support,but it not show in the web site of Lenovo.Please help.

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i have a lenovo t61
after the lenovo screen it just goes black...
i can get into bios
but it doesnt matter after that
i cant boot off cd or anything...just black
i have reset bios to defaults
and also have connected an external screen which doesnt come up

i think its fried...

any advice?

A:Lenovo t61 (old) black screen

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i have an Acer 4420 laptop, which i have owned for a bit over 2 years. its never had problems before.
a month or 2 ago, i began to notice that the laptop stopped charging the battery-- the battery icon would tell me, plugged in, not charging, and would state the current power level. it decreased over the weeks, from 90something% down to 6%.
2 days ago, i powered it on, and the computer started up as normal. got to the home screen, and then shut off.
the laptop will no longer power up; when plugged in, there are no power indicator lights.

i used to leave my laptop plugged in a lot. i honestly did not know any better, until too late. my battery power lost life-- when i first bought it, it had 2 hours of life, on average. later, it would only have power for 40-60 minutes, and much later, it would not stay on longer than a few minutes.

once the battery stopped charging, and held fixed levels, it would not stay powered up at all with no power plug inserted.

another thing- my original power cord broke- a coworker order another for me, but it didnt fit right, so we spliced the cable-- this was over 6 months ago.

my questions- im trying to troubleshoot- could the obvious dead laptop battery be the culprit-- a friend told me that a laptop usually can power up with no battery, when plugged into a power source.

did i burn something out?
what can i check?
Acer 4420 Laptop Vista
160 gb hdd 2 gb ram
1.8 ghz cpu

A:Acer Laptop Stops Powering Up- Wont Turn ON

If you are using an incorrect power adapter it may not be supplying the proper voltage or current to both charge the battery and run the laptop, and that could eventually have damaged the laptop and adapter too. Did you compare the voltage and amperage between the new and old adapters? The voltage and current info is printed on both the adapter AND the bottom of the laptop. Splicing the end on the adapter automatically tells me it wasn't the correct one, maybe the specs match up but I would be surprised if they did.

Almost all laptops will run with no battery.

I'd be leaning toward faulty or incompatible power adapter. Or a broken DC jack in the laptop or damage to the power circuit. Maybe the first thing to try is to take it into small local shop and see if they have a proper power adapter or a compatible universal they can try with the laptop - tell them you want to try it before you buy a replacement adapter from them. Most shops will have universal units or maybe even the correct Acer one as they are pretty common and shoudl be willing to allow you to test it before you buy one from them, big box stores a may or may not be so helpful.

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okay so for the past 2-3 days my computer has been crashing, and it's almost the same thing every time: the screen glitches with pink, white, and green tiles and lines, the cursor disappears, the screen goes black, and the hard drive stops spinning. All the lights on the front of the computer stay on, the fans stay on, and the monitor doesn't say anything about not receiving a signal. The first time it happened I tried turning it on right away and it booted up and let me sign in, but as it was loading the desktop and icons it glitched again, and froze. after I shut down and let it sit for a while it worked just fine until the next day when it did the same thing again, but twice in one day and with a shorter time between freezes. Today I had a WerFault.exe error pop up and when I clicked ok on it the bottom half of my screen turned pinkish and the computer froze when I restarted the pink tone was still there but it did not show up on any windows that I opened and when the background changed it went away.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

P.S. half of the time it has happened I have been playing StarCraft2 if that makes any difference.

P.P.S. I am running Windows 7 64-bit.

A:Screen glitches, goes black, and hard drive stops spinning.

Hi -There are 2 options to look at with this type of fault -The first known one is Power Supply Unit is Faulty / Dying / or just not putting out enough power - Have it tested - Known to produce "Pixilated effect" -The other one involves your WerFault.exe error , also known as Windows Error and Fault Reporting.exe tool -This is one solution if there are currently no hardware problems on your system, or there are no other major software Errors on your system -The Werfault.exe process is a part of Windows Error Reporting in Windows (Vista and Windows7) - If you do not want certain executable files or programs to send error reports, you may also create a block list.These are detailed steps you can follow to customize Windows Error and Fault Reporting.exe tool1.Go to Windows Error Reporting > open Control Panel. 2.Click > System and Maintenance, and then click > Problem Reports and Solutions.3.Click > Change Settings located in the left panel of the Problem Reports and Solutions window.4.Select an option to configure how you want Windows to look for a solution to your problems. You may allow Windows to do it automatically or ask you every time to check if problem occurs.5.Next, click the > Advanced settings link.6.Select On or Off to configure whether you want to use Error Reporting or not.7.Click Change settings and choose the appropriate option to configure how you want problem reporting to be set for all users and programs.8.If you choose to use Error R... Read more

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When I try to restart from laptop from the start menu, the laptop's screen turns black, there is a 'power down' noise, however the fan/lights are still on. The laptop stops at this point, and to turn it off I have to hold the power button down.

How can I make the restart function work again? I've already tried removing and replacing the battery, doing a system restore, and i've checked there's enough disk space/memory.

A:My Equium A210 does not fully restart - stops on black screen

When you start operating system in safe mode (F8 at start-up) and shut down it using start button does your notebook switch off completely?

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My daughters computer is a Windows XP (as is mine) - she first could not go anywhere or click anything without an error window popping up. Each error window was different. She couldn't even get into the screen to choose system restore, recovery would go to the same day or day before only. She finally got into safe mode and started a system restore which froze at 37% at a file that she is sure is the problem. Then it went to black screen. We are sure it's a virus (at least I am) but we can't get into her programs to run anything. Can you help me??? I am computer stupid, so give me kindergarten instructions, please. My Bad, I have just been informed that it did not go to black screen, she just turned it off - now a file is missing or corrupt.

A:System restore in safe mode stops at 37% then black screen

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