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Q: Black Screen, Computer Unresponsive


I have an HP dv6700 that just blue screened and started file dumping, but then went to a completely black screen. I have tried shutting it down by holding the power button and booting it back up. The light are on but the screen is completely black and I can't get any response from it. I have also tried safe mode booting it but nothing seems to work. Any further suggestions would be appreciated

Thank you

A: Black Screen, Computer Unresponsive

Hi try reseating the ram and if it has a sperate graphics card do that to,will it boot to the bios F2 on boot

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I have a toshiba satellite l350d laptop and earlier today for some reason the screen went black while I was using it. No back light or anything. I figured it just shut down due to over heating because it was pretty hot underneath. But the fan was still running and the power, battery and cd drive lights were still on. I tried shutting it down by holding the power button but it is completely unresponsive. So I waited until the battery ran out. I booted up my computer but the screen remained dark and only the lights and fan turned on. I know I should be posting my computer specs but I don't know what they are at the moment.

Hopefully there is a easy fix for this


A:Unable to start up computer. Black screen and unresponsive

If you see harddisk activity, try an external monitor/TV. Turn on the laptop and wait a while (most laptops don't display to externals until Windows load).

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Hi, my problem is below and would appreciate some help! Thanks in advance!

Situation: I was downloading files from Rapidshare. One link was clearly hijacked as my computer stalled for a moment (as though malware was installing in the background) and then continued. However frequent messages were displayed saying things like "your computer is infected, do you wish to activate antivirus software?". Obviously fake, they weren't branded and I kept closing them. Firefox began to display the error message "internet explorer cannot connect to the host" or something - "go here to fix the problem" all of which links looked like they went to the same ad site.

I turned my computer off, and now when I turn it on, it boots past the manufacturer logo (I see setup options i.e. F2 and F12) and then displays a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the top left. Can't boot into safe mode, or at least can't figure out how to do it.

Specs: Running Windows XP SP3


A:Computer boots to black screen, flashing underscore. Unresponsive

can you not get into safe mode because you've already tried, or have you tried pressing f8 after startup?
let us know if you see the boot options. you'd do better in the malware forum now, since anything that we
suggest may only ameliorate the problem, not completely fix it.

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On starting up my Compaq Presario CQ60-218, I received notification of a virus and whilst attempting to remove it, the laptop shut down to protect itself. I briefly got a blue screen with text advising me of this before it quickly went to a black screen of death with flashing cursor.
I've researched this on various threads and forums but nothing described the exact problem I have. When I tried advice to reboot in safe mode by using Ctrl+Alt+Delete, nothing happens and I get no response from repeatedly hitting the F8 key either, just the black screen.

I've tried various things I've seen recommended, powering off for 10 mins, removing battery, hard reset including 20 sec battery drain etc but nothing worked. I also connected an external monitor which showed nothing thereby I think ruling out graphics card and display issues.

I did find that by hitting F10 key I was able to get into BIOS diagnostics and ran memory test which was passed and then a primary hard disk test which failed within seconds with #1-07 Fail. So could i somehow reset to an earlier state, even if it wiped computer, or is only option an expensive new hard disk?

I'm posting this from a 2nd machine so I do have the option of downloading and using USB to transfer solutions if I can get Compaq to respond.
Grateful for any advice

A:Can't reboot, black screen, F8 key unresponsive

If you failed the inbuilt hard drive test, it's most likely that your hard drive has failed.
If you're unsure of that, run one of the free diagnostics listed here: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

I just bought a 250 gB hard drive today for $43 (US)
You'll also need recovery disks for your system. If you don't have them, here's a link for ordering them (US only): Order Recovery Discs (USA)

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Hi all, my Lenovo N200 laptop has recently started going into sleep mode unexpectedly. I can press the sleep button(f4) and this brings it out of sleep however the screen display remains blank and i then cannot get it to do anything but power off and then back on again. Any ideas please.

A:Laptop becomes unresponsive with black screen.

You need to replace the video driver. It has become corrupted
That is the first thing to check

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I have played war thunder on my new PC since Christmas when I got it. It has worked fine, like everything else, until four days ago when instead of launching the game after pressing the "play" button in the launcher, a black screen appears after a slight but alarming delay. And it won't go away: it just sits there for hours on end. I cant see my cursor, or anything else for that matter. It responds however when I press the windows key on my keyboard: I can then see my cursor but only when it's hovering above the start window on the lower left corner and on the task bar (at this point I cannot see my task bar or start window). When I aimlessly click away with despair and confusion, with luck I open some random program that was on my task bar or start window. The black screen then reduces into an empty running program on the task bar revealing the desktop, start window, task bar, and the program I just opened. I cannot close war thunder, or interact with anything on the screen exept the task bar and the start window forcing me to shut down the computer. When restarted everything else works fine again. The problem appeared the same day I had played war thunder previously and I haven't downloaded anything or done anything else in between. It just happened. There are no error messages to report of give me insight on what the hell is wrong.

War thunder is the only game or program on my PC that causes this to happen. Because everyone else online with similar issues hav... Read more

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I am having a very wierd issue with vista's screen saver. So basically when I leave the comp idle it goes into screen saver then turns off the monitor after 15 mins. Sometimes, more often than not, I come back and move the mouse and hit a few keys on the keyboard and nothing. The monitor wont come out of standby I try turning it off and back on, and nothing. I have the latest drivers for everything in my system and I checked the power management settings and they both are able to wake the computer up. I have a G15 keyboard and I keep the leds on and when this happens the leds are off and the lazer for the mouse is off too. Any suggestions as to what my problem is would be fantastic!


A:Screen Saver to black unresponsive screen

/me makes "lazer" airquote gestures

Inability to successfully complete power state transitions (awake<->asleep<->hibernating) is almost always caused by driver or BIOS issues. If you're confident that all the drivers are on their latest versions, have you also done the same for the BIOS?

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I'm running a P4 3.2GHz desktop
512MB Nvidia 7600GS
200GB HD

I recently upgraded to 2 GB DDR, and began having problems when installing games where I would receive "Error 1335: file is corrupted, blah, blah, blah" which I linked to possibly being a memory problem.

After downloading MemTest86+ and running it, about halfway through the test the screen went black, HD light turned a solid red, and the whole computer was unresponsive. The monitor light went from blue to orange and a "no signal detected" came on the screen (as if the hard disk was shut down).

I reboot and try to run MemTest86+ again, and the same thing happens after about 2 minutes of running.

Again I reboot, try again, and the same thing happens.

Prior to running MemTest, I did have to go into the BIOS and change the boot order before running MemTest. Other than that I did not touch anything in the BIOS.

After the issue, I reloaded optimized defaults in BIOS and updated the BIOS after the problem arose.
I have also checked the BIOS for any USB legacy support and there is no option (as MemTest says if this is enabled, it may cause problems).
I have since swapped back to my 1 GB known working memory and the problem persists.
The problem also happens when I try to play games (running Dark Messiah of Might and Magic from CD and WoW from the HD). Game loads and runs fine for about 2 minutes before the screen goes ... Read more

A:Desperate Help Needed!!! Black screen, unresponsive, started with MemTest86+

Do you have your mem timings/latency set up correctly in the BIOS?

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I have a Dell XPS 420 desktop with Windows Vista. I shook the mouse and clicked a few times to wake the computer up, and was met with a black screen with nothing visible but the cursor. I could move the cursor, but the keyboard controls such as Ctrl+Alt+Delete and F8 were unresponsive. Following these attempts, I tried turning the computer off and on using the power button on the tower, but the computer would not shut down. The display settings buttons on the monitor worked, as well as the slideshow menu on the tower, but these provided no solutions. Help, please!

A:Solved: Black screen with cursor, unresponsive keyboard controls

To do a hard shutdown, you need to press and hold in the power button for about 5 seconds.

After it powers off, wait about 30 seconds, then press the power button and see if Windows loads.


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I was getting help over on this thread ( ) and the person helping me suggested I make a thread here since he ran out of ideas to help me. A lot of useful stuff is in that thread.
Anyways, he thinks it maybe a overheating problem since the inside of my computer was really dusty though I cleaned it out and it st has the same problem though I wasn't able to be super thorough as I didn't accidentally break anything.
I think the problem has to do with my power... My comp is like... It's Getting over powered since power cycling let's my computer have about an extra minute before the problem happens again and it sounds like my computer is working really hard. Though I'm not a computer guy so it's just a guess. Not sure if it's possible.
Though could be something else too. I've been at this for days now and I really want my computer working again.

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I just bought a second-hand computer for a friend of mine. I plugged it all in and turned it on and it was working fine, I put in a windows vista installation CD I bought and started installing it. I figured it would take quite a while to install it so I decided to go off and read after it started installing it. I came back about 30 minutes later and the screen was black (little light at bottom of screen was amber color, as if no computer was connected to it). I unplugged the cables and put them back in and nothing changed, I also tried using a different computer screen and cable, pressed shift on the keyboard and moved the mouse around; nothing changed. I had a look at the computer and the little light that flashes to indicate it is doing something wasn't flashing so I thought the installation must've finished or it hadn't worked. I pressed the off button on the computer and it didn't turn off so I held it down until it turned off. Booted it back up and it went to the very first screen (HP in big letters in the middle of the screen with some writing down the bottom), after that screen it had a black screen with a little blinking _ in the top left hand corner of the screen. I didn't know what to make of that, gave it a few minutes and nothing happened so I turned the computer back off. When I turned the computer back on I didn't get that first screen or anything, the light on the computer monitor stayed amber. I've tried booting it up with/w... Read more

A:Screen unresponsive when computer turned on

"I just bought a second-hand computer for a friend of mine. I plugged it all in and turned it on and it was working fine"

You mean it was working fine with an earlier pre-installed version of Windows running okay on it?
If so, why didn't you just leave it at that?

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Greetings all,

I'm having a problem I haven't encountered before. My computer will boot up Windows XP as normal, then after 1-2 minutes the screen will go blank and will not respond (must manually turn off power switch), although CPU fans and power are still running.

Rebooting is also problematic, as often the lights turn on, but there's no HD activity, BIOS beep, etc. Will only boot every 5th or 7th time, which it does successfully, only to go blank and unresponsive again after a minute or two.

I've tried booting in Safe Mode and have the same problem.

Any suggestions? I take it this would be a hardware problem?


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hey, firstly sorry if this is placed in the wrong area of the forum but i didnt know where to post,

secondly ive read other posts which share similar symptoms to my problem but not all the same.

so whats happening.

ill start my computer and everything seems fine, then all of a sudden at random moments (whilst playing games, whilst surfing the net, whilst booting up, whilst not doing anything) completly random at any time, my pc will seem to crash, the screen goes blank and says 'no input' the computer is on but the little orange flickering light stops...

so it just stops basically.

ive tried installing windows update but it keeps crashing before i get a chance, and sometimes it will crash about 2 seconds into rebooting, its so bad i barely have any time to actually fix the problem

is it a bug that needs fixing through windows updates? is it my nvidea graphics card? is it a virus? is my computer knackered?

bareing in my mind its about 1 and 1/2 years old it shouldnt have worn out at all, the problems started occuring about a week or so ago. also if im listening to music or if theres sound when it crashes it will get stuck like a broken record (just to give u an idea of the problem)

fortunatly i have my old pc downstairs which is how im asking for help here

so has any1 else experinced these problems? know how to fix them? please help, really dont know much about computers so even basic advice might be helpfull


A:screen dies computer unresponsive

First of all welcome. Second what is your computer specs.

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This started about 2-3 months ago.

The first time it occurred was while I was playing Heroes of the Storm. Very sudden crash to a multicolored screen, no error message, totally unresponsive. I was forced to cut power eventually.

What happens afterwards is what's most concerning: for a period after such a crash (might be a couple of hours, might be a couple of days) my computer fails to turn on. I can hear the fan whirring, a few beeps, etc. when I attempt to power it on, but nothing shows on the monitor. Completely black, lights out, no one home. It randomly resolves after a while, eventually booting like normal.

Since the first time, it's happened while playing games, browsing the internet, idling. No consistent triggers, in other words.

This is on a desktop I bought back in July 2010. Runs Windows 7. I upgraded the graphics card and PSU about two years ago, worked without a hitch.

I had a friend suggest it might be the RAM, but I'm not sure how to determine that with any degree of certainty.

I'll provide what details/specs I can on request. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Sudden crashes to multicolored, unresponsive screen. Computer fails to boot afterward.

I'd lean toward overheating graphics card.

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

This is what was done so far

OTL scan was run

adwcleaner was run

had adwcleaner delete all and reboot

ran combofix

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

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

This is where I screwed up

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

Ran the otl scan again

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

Ran combofix and rebooted and it gave me a log

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

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



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

Read the guide here on preparing logs

and create a topic here

Good luck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer Screen Goes Black, Screen Seemingly Loses Connection

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

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

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

What happens in safe mode?

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Keyboard lights and battery lights are on and computer does warm up. I dont get the ACER logo like I see somepeople get.  I've tried the reset button and pressing different function keys etc.  Nothing has worked. Please help.  I have to finish online work for a new jobn and this is a huge headache. Thank you.

A:My Aspire V3-572G scrren is black and unresponsive

have you tried to connect an external monitor/TV and check if you can get any image?

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Dell vostro 220

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

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

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

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

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I'm not sure what is causing this problem, so I wasn't sure which forum section to post this in. So I decided to classify it by my operating system.

The problem

Today, my computer has started to act a little peculiar. When I start up windows, three black dialog boxes - those ones that are command line - pop up for a split second before disappearing. These boxes seem to pop up continually in the following situations:

1) Sometimes when I am running a program or game. It will minimize a non-windowed game. Much more often during a game, it seems.

2) If I right click on my desktop or in a directory/file window. When this happens, my cursor will change to the loading icon and the directory window or desktop will become unresponsive for about 30 seconds before the menu appears.

3) At start up, as mentioned earlier.

I managed to read a fragment of the single sentence that appears in the dialog box. It ends with "cannot fit into memory..." But it pops up and disappears too fast for me to read the beginning of the sentence.

This has made it incredibly frustrating and slow to configure files or my desktop. My laptop works fine other than this one weird issue.

What I have done:

Yesterday, I updated my graphics drivers, I do not know if this caused the problem. This problem didn't pop up till today.

Today, I ran full system anti-virus scan and AVG tune-up to see if it would fix the problem. It found trojans in the recycle bin, which is odd. I restarted, the p... Read more

A:Black dialog windows and unresponsive directory/desktop

I've been poking around in my display. When I clicked on display advanced settings, the window froze up and the dialog box came up again. So, that's a fourth scenario where it happens.

This is what I got for Adapter information memory:

Total available graphics memory: 1305 MB
Dedicated Video memory: 64 MB
System Video memory: 0 MB
Shared System memory: 1214

I'm not very technically knowledged, but I'm starting to suspect that installing those graphical drivers may have messed something up. Is it a problem if I have no System Video memory?

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Hello ,

I bought a new computer with the following parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 SE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($128.96 @ CompUSA)
Total: $886.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-12 00:22 EDT-0400)

When I first got it, it arrived without the video card so I used a temp one. The computer started crashing, so I thought it was because the video card was old. I borrowed another one from a friend and uninstalled the old drivers and installed the new ones. The same thing happened with this one. I decided to run some test so I downloaded prime95, memtest86+, and a video benchmark. Everything passed except for prime95. Memtest ran for 11 hours with no errors and prime95 crashes after a couple of minutes. I returned the motherboard because I thought it was... Read more

A:Video turns black and grey, keyboard/mouse becomes unresponsive

May be overheating? Did you put thermal paste on the processor? Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler?

Also check bios to see if there are any factory overclock settings or something. I would just reset the BIOS to defaults.

For the hell of it, and to reduce variables, unplug the DVD burner temporarily.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. So, these are my problems described in the title. I cannot change desktop from black, only can set a picture as a background.

When I am in pictures folder for example, I see blank or black thumbnails.
When I right click and go to personalize, I can see black themes instead of actual pictures.

I tried almost everything.
- reinstalling video driver
- clearing thumbnail from disk cleanup
- resetting dwm.exe
- going into safemode and then restaring into normal windows
- I tried fixing shell by using "fixshell"
- clearing & repairing registry errors
- ran an error checker
- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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

Help?= D Please

A:Computer black screen?

what are you running
video card
power supply

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

have you tried
last known good configuration

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hi, can anyone please help,

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


A:computer screen keeps going black!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Black Screen Computer...

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be much appreciated.

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

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


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Hey guys,

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

I'm going to explain my problem:

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be great!


A:Computer Goes To Black Screen

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

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


A:Black Computer Screen

Both good ideas.

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

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

Let us know, OK?

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

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

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

A:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

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

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

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The computer powers on, the fans spin on but a couple of mins later the fans turn off.
The monitor screen is totally post up happens.
There are not post up beeps to trouble shoot.

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

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

thank you for your help in advance

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Does it show the bios image?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Screen Goes Black, computer is on

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

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

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

A:my computer screen keeps going black

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) on Windows Vista.

What happens:
The system powers on.
Start windows normally
Windows splash screen
-> Black screen <-

What I can do:
I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings.
I CAN press F8 to give me advanced boot options, but all options have the same result, apart from "Repair your computer".
I CAN load the "Repair your computer" option.
I CAN move the mouse around the screen.
I CAN press shift 5 times to get a dialogue to appear, but no control panel.
I CAN press the power button to shut down the system.
I CAN start up in safe mode, which is exactly the same, but with lower resolution.

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool.
I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine.

What I've tried:
Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem.
System Restore - No restore points.
Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found.
Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors.
SFC Scan - No problems.
Stand alone system sweeper - No problems.
Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall.

I also COULD do a partial or full "Packard Bell Recovery", which is essentially like reinstalling windows. I DO NOT want to do this.

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A:Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I think I saw this post aver at Toms but I also think you gave some additional info.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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

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

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair

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Im having problems with my computer which is most likely affected by virus...
I now cannot boot my computer on it goes to login screen and when i try to click on user computer starts to freeze or it just gives black screen when i boot n freezess...
I tried to boot to safe mode but still no luck it doesnt work. somehow the safemode option does not appear..

Therefore i cant post hjackthis log yet ;\

Kind of dont know what to do now ? is there anything i could do to avoid reinstalling window ?

btw this is not same computer as my previous history.

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

A:Computer turns on, but black screen :(

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

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E-Machine about 4 yrs old. Shows E-Machine logo and BIOS settings <F2> and boot menu <F10>. Goes to black screen immediately. Do I have a virus or has the piece of crap given up?

A:black screen. computer will not boot up.

Black Screen (fixmbr) -;en-us;314503

Black screen on boot (no cursor) - Microsoft Answers -


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Hey folks!

So I made a thread before about this but it didnt go very well most likely due to confusing explanation.

Either way!

I've changed my video card to a Asus HD Radeon 5870 and my ram to 16gb corsair. First of my ram didnt work fully due to me having 32-bit w7, I then upgraded to 64-bit. Afterwards which my screen began flickering and often ending in stripes or a grey screen. When I booted afterwards I often get flickers during the mainboard logo and then gain an OC failure message. I havent OC'd my system at all, only setting I changed was the boot order to the harddrive.

I tried flashing the bios to a later version but with no luck and the system continued to crash. The day after my computer just refuses to start properly, when I boot the computer everything seems to run fine except my monitor doesnt get any signal.
I've tried checking all cables and connections three or four times but nothing seems to work.

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(first im not sure if this is in the right thread, move if you can, and thank you. Also sorry my english isnt so good either)Every time I turn on my computer(windows xp) it runs good until after the gateway logo. After the logo, the screen has nothing on it, but the line thingy that flashes and appears when you are typing. I try to push a letter but the computer makes the same npise whe i push any buttom.

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shameless bump

i meant to type noise not npise. Any help, ideas, or suggestions? And ive had my computer for 4 years.

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I have a HP computer with XP and every time I leave and shut it down for several days I cannot boot back up. I was gone for 3 1/2 days. I shut the computer down during my leave. I came back and started it back up and it was fine for about 1 hour and then went to black screen every since. I have had this happen in the past and did all - the unplug keyboard/ mouse etc and got it started but no sound. This time I tried everything but all I get is the fan starts up the little on/off light blinks, it goes into window XP start up and then after about a minute of this it turns to black screen before my desk top shows and the on/off light stops blinking. It will not start up in safe mode; I cannot perform Alt.- Ctrl- Delete.

Thanks in advance

A:Help-Hp Computer / Black Screen at start-up

Have you tried taking the battery out and try using the AC power if it does work it could be battery.

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

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

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

A:Computer turns on but only black screen.

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

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Really don't know where to post this, so forgive any inappropriate posting.

I'm running Windows XP Home, SP2 -- all updates current.

My problem is that my computer has just been freezing up and the screen going black for no reason I can figure. I've checked "sleep" and "hibernate" settings, and they all seem to be off. I've instructed the computer to NEVER go to sleep.

At first, I had the problem which I thought may have been linked to my newly-purchased & registered version of AVG AntiVirus, but then I took everything out of System Start-up EXCEPT for that, changed the time for daily update and it seemed to fix things.

Then the other day, I installed Kodak's Easy Share software for my new digital camera, and the problem started again. Suspecting the software,
I uninstalled that just this morning, and restarted the computer after the uninstall. After that, my mouse would no long choose just a single selection of anything -- no matter how much I clicked, it would choose multiple selections. So, I rebooted.

Seems fine now -- BUT I am leary, and of course, I have to reinstall the camera software in order to be able to transfer the pictures.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this problem?

Thanks in advance,

I have no idea what to tell

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irainbow said:

Really don't know where to post this, so forgive any inappropriate posting.

I'm running Windows XP Home, SP2 -- all updates current.

My problem is that my computer has just been freezing up and the screen going black for no reason I can figure. I've checked "sleep" and "hibernate" settings, and they all seem to be off. I've instructed the computer to NEVER go to sleep.

At first, I had the problem which I thought may have been linked to my newly-purchased & registered version of AVG AntiVirus, but then I took everything out of System Start-up EXCEPT for that, changed the time for daily update and it seemed to fix things.

Then the other day, I installed Kodak's Easy Share software for my new digital camera, and the problem started again. Suspecting the software,
I uninstalled that just this morning, and restarted the computer after the uninstall. After that, my mouse would no long choose just a single selection of anything -- no matter how much I clicked, it would choose multiple selections. So, I rebooted.

Seems fine now -- BUT I am leary, and of course, I have to reinstall the camera software in order to be able to transfer the pictures.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this problem?

Thanks in advance,

I have no idea what to tellClick to expand...


I don't know if this will help at all, but here goes:

When you install software, such as the Kodak Easy Share, do you shut... Read more

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Yesterday my other compuer was running smoothly, suddenly the computer restarts by itself and what happened next is that the monitor was black screen and my hard drive LED light is lit on solid along with several irregular beeping sound. So i shut it down and turn it back on after a few minutes, and the problem is still the same it just wont boot normally as you would, one other thing that i forgot to mention is that normally two types of LED lights showing, the hdd light and the power light but my hdd LED light is showing and my power LED light isn't showing that its indicating on.

Today i try turn the computer but its the same, so i took the VGA card out and clean the fan (all fans are working fine when powering on) and also took one of my ram stick out as well as try both hard drives individually so to see which hard drive is dead.

So i would like to know what happens if your hard drive dies that would cause this sort of problem that im experiencing or that it might be the VGA card problem.
Any help would be very very appreciated. Thx in advance

A:Computer won`t boot and has a black screen.

Uh...what are your specs (including power supply)? Do you overclock and have you changed anything recently? Are the temperatures okay?

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Last night my wife was on the computer and a message appeared. It sayed hard drive is almost full and windows XP was shutting down. Since then everytime I reboot the computer I get nothing but a black screen. I clicked Ctrl Alt Delete and tried booting in Safe Mode and still a black screen. I tried the Last Known Good Configuration, Debugging Mode still black screen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My best guess is that I need to delete some files, but i cant get in to do that.


A:Computer boots to black screen?

Do you have any friends who have some tech knowledge/experience?

If her harddrive is as full as you say it is that is going to cause issues as you are experiencing. Suggest for the future you invest in an external harddrive to store items you want to save. And it seems you will need to delete a lot of files, etc. to free up space. basically Windows can't work.

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Help me please!

Well, I push the power button on the modem and it's fine... right after the screen does the Windows XP with the loading bar at the bottom screen it turns black and I even left it on for like 10 minutes and it still wont work. I also tried to start windows in SAFE MODE and LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION plus many others, but it wont work. I still have valuable information in the computer so, I want to try to keep "reboot" out of the answers...

Please help me!

A:Computer Freezes at Black Screen

Have you recently downloaded the "Service Pack 3" from Microsoft?

It would have showed-up as a little reminder in your task bar stating that "updates are ready to be installed" every time you turn your machine on.

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

A:Computer screen stays black

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

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


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I bought this new computer 2 months ago and i've been having some problems.
It randomly freezes while playing games (mostly WoW) or just doing other things, first the picture freezes while the mouse is still working, then the sound and the mouse cursor stop and the screen goes black saying "No Signal" and after few seconds the computer restarts.
I have attached the last 2 minidump files (only have 2 since i re-installed the windows not long ago).
I bought a new PSU few weeks ago and still i get the same crashes.
My computer configuration is:
MB: Asus M4N98TD Evo
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz
VGA: Asus EAH5750 1GB DDR5
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston
PSU: Delux ATX 800W P4

Can you help me about this problem? Because at the moment i have no idea what might be causing the problems.
Thank you.

A:Computer Freeze then Black Screen

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

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

A:Computer getting black screen after installing new SSD.

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

Here's what to do.

1) Power off.

2) Remove SSD physically.

3) Boot to Windows.

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

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

5) Power Off.

6) Re-attach SSD.

7) Boot to bios.

8) Change the SATA mode to AHCI and save.

9) Boot to Windows.

10) Format the new SSD.

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

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Hi Everyone! I have a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB graphics card, I have been using my card just fine since I have gotten it, but today my computer restarted to update, since the update my graphics card has been showing the delay for a second or two then it just stops, the monitor does not say no signal, it still shows as it is connected, the computer is still fully responsive, infact I am typing this post with it, through teamviewer on my kindle, there is no onboard graphics on this computer, what should i do? I cant roll back the update because apparently system restore points are disabled on windows 10 automaticly

A:Black Screen, but computer is still responsive

Was it a Windows update? or a GPU update?

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I don't have the problem when I first start it.

I ran my anti-virus and anti-spyware.

I did an sfc /scannow with the vista CD and the driver CD.

I still have the problem.


Thanks in advance.

A:I get a black screen, when I restart my computer

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Hi, I hoping that somebody can help me with the problem i have.

It all started yesterday when i turned my computer on and signed in to my normal account. This then sent me to a tempory account desktop. I did some research on this and apparntly my user profile had become corrupt.

I ran SFC /Scannow in the command window as adminstrator, the results told me files were corrupt and could not be fixed. I tried this again 3-4 times as i had read that this may take a few times to fix. This didnt work.

I then tried to create a new account which i did and copy the contents of the brokwen user profile to the new user profile. this is when i found the Desktop folder would not move because it was corrupt.

I have items that i had saved to my desktop which i really need and wouldnt mind formatting the drive if need be but i need to get the files but the desktop was corrupt so couldnt get in the folder.

I looked to try and restore to a previouse day incase it was an update that made this happen but i have no restore points which i thought was odd as this should create them after each update ?

At this point this tempory account would not search and did not have inter internet connections of apps it was just very basic.
I then ran the line in the command window to look online to get uptodate fixes cant remeber excatly what it was, something like /online /restorehealth

This completed and i then ran sfc /scannow again which again said files are corrupt unable to fix.

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A:Computer only booting to Black Screen

I can't help with the black screen.
Maybe someone here can.

I can offer advice you can use in the future to fix a situation like this.

I use Macrium Reflect - {Standard version} to make images of my OS.

If something goes wrong that I can't fix, I'll insert my USB image & restore my computer to the date of when the image was made.
All fixed.

I keep updating the images.
Especially after installing Windows Updates.

A link---

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Having a backup image to restore to is nice.

Format a usb drive as NTFS & not Fat 32 so you get 1 big image file instead of a bunch of 4 GB files.

Good luck in the future.

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

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

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

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

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

My specs are...

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

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

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

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

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

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When i turn on my computer, it just goes to a black screen, no sign of the bio's screen or windows xp screen. No flickering or anything, no indication its connected except for the fact when i unplug the monitor the screen saying there is no cable on the monitor shows up. i tried a different monitor on it, same thing happens. It is connected to the on-board graphics card. I tried removing the hard drive to see if that was the problem, no luck. Shouldn't it at least show the bios screen? I tried removing the battery without any luck hoping it would reset any bios, I tried removing the ram, no luck. The power supply works, fans spinning on CPU and HD. I tried connecting my PCI GeForce fx5200 128mb graphics card to see if it was the intergrated graphics with the problem, but same thing, just a black screen. I also tried connecting another HD to it, no luck. I also tried connect this HD to another computer and it just comes up showing a recent hardware change made the computer start like this asking me to boot into safe mode or normally, but neither of them work, just freeze the computer once clicked on. Any ideas on what is wrong with it?
System Specs:
Widows XP Home
HP Pavilion a804n
Intel Celeron D Processor 335 (2.8GHz)
512mb pc 2700 DDR SDRAM
80GB Hard Drive IDE
CD-RW Drive
Intel Exteeme Integrated Graphics 64mb

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:HELP!!! Computer boots to a black screen!

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basically when i am playing games or watching movies my computer screen will suddenly go black but the computer seems to still be running, i have to restart my computer every time this happens before the screen will come back. this doesn't happen every time but quite often its getting really annoying any ideas. i think it might be my graphics card but i don't know.

A:Computer screen keeps going black suddenly

We meet again !

Please put your System Specs in your Profile

If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)

Mind you, this is most likely an LCD monitor fault. If you have another Display (from another computer that you could swap yours with - as a test) that would be ideal.

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I turn on my computer, it begans to start up, and then the moniter just goes black and won't show the desktop or anything. It has done this every day for the past week or more and it's getting harder and harder to get onto the computer. What I do is turn the moniter on/off until it shows me a glimpse of the desktop, and then I mess with the screen saver power options (while it continues to keep going black and I have to turn the moniter on and off to get glimpes of what i'm doing), and eventually it just stops going black and works for the whole rest of the day until the next morning. I checked the FAQs and I heard people with the same situation mention video cards, but I'm not that great with computers and frankly I don't even know what that is. Help?

A:Why does my computer screen go black when I turn it on? Please help!

Some Specs please?

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

A:Computer Screen Stays Black

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

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

A:Black screen when starting computer...

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

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I set up a new PC 3 days ago. Occasionally it displays a black screen, the image flicker for like 0.5 seconds and then that's it - windows doesnt react to anything after that.

It doesn't happen on a special load situation, just out of nothing - while surfing, listen to iTunes....

Things I did:

Logged all the temperatures/voltages of the system, nothing special here before it crashes.
Looked at the windows logs, again nothing special/recurring before it crashes.
Tested the RAMs for 4 hours, no crash while doing that.
Ran the CPU/GPU on 100% load for a few hours, no crash while doing that.
Check for virusses using ClamAV -> no virus found.

I kinda don't know what else I can do, any help would be appreciated.


A:New Computer, just freezes with Black Screen

well to head you in the right direction, it always may be a malicious virus or root kit, but it's almost always a faulty or failing piece of H/W...HDD / MOBO most likely place to start


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I have a pc computer with vispa ultimate 32 sp1
yesterday when i restart my computer after taring making home network between 2 computer in my house (the other computer was XP) i got black screen but i could see the mouse icon and the dush bur (withe the clock and other gadgets)
Icant push the start batten and there is strange line(not like the black screen-it was grey line)
i started in safe mode and i made my last recover point -it worked but the problem didn't disappear when i restart my computer again
i scan for virus but there wasn't

Iam sorry on my poor english


A:black screen when restarting the computer

hi and welcome since you can start in safe mode you can try running sfc/ scnw you can also try chkdsk,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html# and if needed a start up repair i hope this is useful

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I'm having numerous issues on my computer, all of them starting a couple weeks ago. The problems include: random shut downs, missing desktop icons, applications hang when starting, unable to stop processes using task manager (and sometimes unable to even start task manager), unable to shut down computer (hangs at "shutting down" message), unable to install Windows updates, Windows Explorer frequently stops responding, corrupt emails, and general slowness.

Today the computer just stopped booting. It gets to the "Loading Operating System..." message, then goes black and nothing happens. I tried booting from my Windows 7 DVD, with the same results. At first I figured my SSD boot drive just failed, but I'm a bit concerned that I can't even boot from my Win 7 disk. It doesn't even sound like the drive is spinning up. I'm completely stuck and don't know what to try next.

I'm running Windows 7 SP1, 64 bit version.

Any ideas on what to try would be appreciated.


A:Computer won't boot -- black screen

Firstly, your SSD wont make any noise when booting or while running.
Secondly, what malware scans have you tried, or anti-virus scans?

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windows starts and then the screen slowly goes black but if you tilt the computer you can still see very faint images

A:computer starts and then the screen goes black

Whenever you can move or vibrate a computer to change what happens it is a hardware fault. Possibly a screen fault, or backlight. A connection fault is always possible but the effects are usually quite sudden.EDIT:Another thought. It could simply be that tilting enables you to see something that is very dim rather than it being an intermittent fault (which is what I had in mind above). In which case there are quite a lot of possibilities for a dim screen, mostly along the lines suggested. Go to BIOS then watch the screen for a while and see if it fades there. If so it is definitely a hardware fault - fairly certain anyhow.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I hope that someone can help me.

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Computer won't boot + black screen

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

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

A:Slow Computer, Getting Black Screen

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

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

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

A:Computer turned on, but screen black.

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

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Hello everyone,
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My laptop screen turns black right after I turn it on. I don't even get to the Windows screen most of the time. I hooked it up to an external computer screen and get a picture if I do get past Windows screen, and I just had a new screen put on 6 months ago.  I have looked online and seen some info about possibly the blacklight or inverter is messed up. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

If I read this correctly it seems as if even on another monitor it has a bit of an issue.  Have you tried getting into safe mode as you boot up?  Try tapping F8 repeatedly as it boots, if it works in safe mode that would rule out a hardware issue.

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

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

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This is the issue I'm having. I start up my computer and after about 8-12min it either blue screens/black screens. Its not a virus, I've re-formatted a few times after a crash and still the same issue. I've asked computer shops and "gurus" about the issue and no one can give me a answer. On another note; A few months ago (About 6) the person who I bought my computer from, installed the graphics card wrong and the card would slip out of place. I moved my card to the secondary slot and the origional slot had been fried. After I resolved this issue the computer would run fine. But recently It started doing same ol same Nvidia control panel has a "Data Execution" Error every time I try to open it.

Here is the crash issue
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 63747053
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81CC5DC4
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Access is denied when I try to open them.

Any info would be great thx!

A:Computer blue/black screen

Hi and welcome to TSF please do not post your email address it is a invitation to get spammed I have removed it for your own security,Now can you please follow the instructions here and upload the files so that a analyst can check the dumps and look for the cause

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Im having problems with my computer which is most likely affected by virus...
I now cannot boot my computer on it goes to login screen and when i try to click on user computer starts to freeze or it just gives black screen when i boot n freezess...
I tried to boot to safe mode but still no luck it doesnt work. somehow the safemode option does not appear..

Therefore i cant post hjackthis log yet ;\

Kind of dont know what to do now ? is there anything i could do to avoid reinstalling window ?
I tried reinstalling but also doesnt work cuz it also freezed n give balck screen..

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Hia there,

I have a friend who is using windows xp.When they boot the computer up.They encounter a black screen with some wording.He tells me that the wording is to do with ms dos.Then the screen goes black,with just the cusor showing in the top hand left corner.
I have an idea of what the problem is,and think that someone has gone into his settings and asked the machine to boot up in dos.
Can anyone tell if i am right.Or if there is another solution to this problem.
Thankyou for your help.

A:Computer Starts Up In MS Dos Then Just Black Screen

First thing to try is disconnect all peripherals (especially printers with card readers), ensure no disks are in the drives and try booting. Next -
-Disconnect all peripherals and mains power
-Press & hold power button for 15 sec
-Reconnect mains power only, power up

If that too fails, boot to BIOS, reset defaults, and try booting again.

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When trying to start up my computer it starts up normally but after the windows XP load screen the mouse disappears and the screen remains black and I am not able to use the mouse and keyboard. I turn it off and try again with the last known configuration and it does the same thing. I opened the tower up to see if anything was loose but everything was secure. I also tried a different monitor but it still doesn't start. I thought it might be the power supply but that worked fine. I have done all that i can do and would like some help.

A:Computer screen is black in startup

Hello danecock, Welcome to TSF! :Wave:

This is quite normal for the system to act in this manner.
Just leave it for about 2 minutes, and you will see the "Windows is Starting Up...Please wait..."; then, the "Welcome" screen with your mouse cursor, and eventually your desktop will appear.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,

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

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

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HP p6130y, AMD Phenom X49750 quad processor, 8gb ram (original), ATI Radeon HD 6450 (upgrade), windows 7 x64 (upgrade)

Originally had freezing problem when I first upgraded to Windows 7. Was able to fix it via these threads (can't remember how). It started freezing up recently, particularly after loss of power or sleep/hibernation. Format hdd, reinstalled windows 7, started freezing up randomly. Tried to install Vista x64 from cd, started freezing during installation. So figure it's hardware. Removed video card, can't get anything from onboard video card to show up, vga or dvi. Powers on to a blackscreen. (both cables work fine with an alternate computer)

I could reinstall the video card and I may/may not get it the boot up screen, but what can I do about the freezing issue?

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Computer will not boot up, black screen.

find your motherboard manual online and figure out how to reset the bios, or just remove the motherboard battery AND unplug your power supply for 30 seconds. This will hopefully allow the onboard video to work. Then reflash your bios, since yours may be corrupted right now. If these do not cause the freezing to stop, you have a hardware problem. Either a bad hard drive, motherboard, or power supply are possible.

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When i turn the computer on in safe mode the screen works fine. Is there a way for me to see what the problem is in safe mode? I backed up everything, but my recovery disk 1 isn't working (i dont now if it is the computer or the disk, so before i buy new disks i want to see if there is anything that could be done to fix it).

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A:Computer Starts - Screen Black

You can check your drivers in safe mode.... if you see an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle, you'll know that's a problem.

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A:Black screen on startup of computer!

Sounds like that the OS that you were trying to install wasnt finished, and was corrupted..... have you tried re-installing the OS again?

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Hi guys,
I am having a massive problem with my desktop. When I turn it on, it just sits there with a black screen. The HDD access light blinks for a few secs, then stops. It's custom built by a computer store, with a Gigabyte GA-P35-S3 mobo, Intel Core 2 Duo (unsure of exact model) overclocked to 3.06GHz, Galaxy nVidia GT240 1GB graphics card, Western Digital 500GB hard drive and an ASUS MW220 22" monitor. I can't boot it to a Linux LiveCD either, cause I don't even see the BIOS startup. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with it?
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A:Computer not booting, just black screen.

It's most likely the videocard.

I had this same problem a while ago and it turned out my videocard was not correctly installed.

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I have a problem with my computer in the last few weeks where up to 4/5 times a day my computer crashes. There is a momentary freeze and the screen goes black and 'DVI No Signal' flashes up on my monitor. This has happened in Chrome, in games and when the computer has been idle so it is not an application issue. I am fairly certain that it's nothing to do with the monitor as if I press the Caps Lock button on the keyboard after the crash the light does not come on. Also if I am playing again the sound will freeze.
I am running Windows 10 Home on a Dell XPS 8700.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Card name: AMD Radeon ™ R9 200 Series
Monitor Model: VE247
Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

Any clue what it could be?

Here are some of my specs:
P4 3.4GHZ 1MB 800FSB LGA775
PDP 512MB DDR2 PC4200

A:Black Screen, computer will not start up.

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My computer was dusty and may have been overheating. The fans were operating very loudly and i tried to turn on the screen but it is black. I cleaned the dust, and it still will not bring anything up on the screen. The fans work and i can hear the drives working. I tried changing the psu, cleaning the heatsink, and reseating everything. and removed the battery and put it back in to reset the bios. Nothing has worked so far. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated? Is it possible that i fried my motherboard or processor?

A:When I turn on my computer the screen is black

Tell me about your computer specs.

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