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My screen goes black when loading "Vice city, or Cs"

Q: My screen goes black when loading "Vice city, or Cs"

I dont know whats wrong with my computer or its just the game. I have just re-formatted my computer, Is that whats creating these problems. Before i re-installed the games wher working fine. When i go into Vice city After wacthing the movies at the start of the game the sceen goes blank. Now its like my computer freezes. Non of the commands work (C+ALT+DEL, ALT+DEL, WINDOWS+TAB, ALT+F4) But my screens just goes blank.

Can any one help me. It would be really appresheated.
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A:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
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Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
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Hello and welcome Majd have a read throughtis and see if there are any thngs you can use . Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you can get into safe mode at all get rid of the AVG - it is crap.

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Usually, after a motherboard change, a Clean Install Windows 7 is needed .
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Thanks for posting your solution! Hopefully this will be of use to someone else. I will flag this thread to be marked 'Solved'.


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All the newest drivers for my videocard, directx9 etc are installed.

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A:PLEASE HELP! I get a "Please Wait" screen or black screen with cursor in the middle


Originally Posted by mdfb42

Last year I just built my own tower, and it worked perfectly over Thanksgiving break. Now I just came home a week later and nothing. I got the loading like normal, then when it was supposed to show my sign in for Win 7, I got a black screen with my cursor in the middle that won't move. I have not changed anything with my tower. I went to hold the power button to turn it off, and it turned off then turned back on two seconds later. Got the screen with "start normally, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt" I tried starting normally and got the same thing...I shut it off and unplugged it before it started up I took care of the automatic restart. I next tried safe mode on each mode...would start to load the processes, but then got a please wait screen with the windows loading circle...never stopped "loading".

I have not touched my tower because I have been at sollege, and my door has been shut and no one goes in my room.

I have no idea what is going on and do not know what to do. I guess the next step would to be to try and reinstall win 7 with the cd...i dont know....PLEASE HELP!

Have you tried the Last Known Good Configuration? If that doesn't work you might open the Case and make sure everything is tight, all cables and power leads. There isn't an USB port being used by a Flash drive or anything else that you might have just installed is there? If so unplug them/it.
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A:BSOD turned into "Black screen of death" -cannot boot into BIOS.


Firstly keep your wife off the machine

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A:Problem with computer going to black/blank screen after "Boot Menu"

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A:Randomly makes "USB 'in and 'out'" sounds, screen flashes black

Try to uninstall Avast and see if the sounds disappear as it is possible it's the cause of it. Windows probably installed generic drivers for your sound so go to the manufacturer website and download the correct drivers for your machine. I fact you should use the drivers from the manufacturer for other hardware such as your graphics and also run an Admin cmd command: sfc /scannow to see if any files are corrupted. Instead of Avast use the built in Defender and the firewall and with Malwarebytes free and common sense you'll be protected
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A:Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Known issue, but Toshiba takes forever to make it right... Yes we have seen the problem... but don't expect Toshiba to get it back to you quickily... as they have to replace the system board, and they are usually out.
There is nothing you can do but send it in... because otherwise your system board is ruined.
Good luck
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A:EasyBCD 2.1.2 "broke" Bootloader and can't acess Win 7 (black screen)

It requires special installation steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. You'd need to ask in an Ubuntu forum how to install it in EFI mode.

You can remove EFI Boot disk from BIOS Boot order and enable Legacy BIOS to install normally, however.

For now I'd delete Ubuntu's partition, Mark Partition Active Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to start Win7 again.
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Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers, Notso.

A:Hang up on "Please Wait", system restored, now black screen...

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A:Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor?

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A:Laptop won't start up past black screen with blinking "_"

Welcome to TSG.
From your description of the fairly normal but unrequested shutdown, this could possibly be a windows update that failed.
What type of laptop is it? Do you have the Operating System disk? If not you can and probably should order one from the manufacturer.
Take a look at

I would attempt a Startup Repair first, then try System Restore.
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A:Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start"

Since the error did not occur in SafeMode where Win uses a generic low-res 600x800 video driver, but occurred in Clean Boot mode, where your hi-res installed video driver is used, I would guess the problem is a corrupted video/graphics driver. You might try looking for the latest vid driver from the manufacturer website, of your particular machine.
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A:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

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

How to run System File Checker (SFC) or chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
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For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above).

Let either run to completion undisturbed.
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A:Black screen- "operating system not found" Sony Vaio VPCEH

Oh and when I f2 it on start up the screen says Hard Disk Drive- None

Has it completely gone?
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A:Windows 7 32 bit, when loading "Open With: ?" "File: Media" comes up

There must be an error with one of the startup settings.
Please use Autoruns by Sysinternals/Microsoft to see more info about Programs loading with your system.
Pay attention to Logon tab.

Looks like for some reason it is trying to load a folder as a file. "Media" is a part of a folder path.
Try to uncheck all values,where Media is a part of the path.

Also, please check for viruses with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
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A:Dell Inspiron M5030 Black Screen When Installing Windows 8.1 on "Getting Devices Ready"

I had the same problem and did this and it worked with no problem....The idea is to slipstream the updated drivers into the ISO/DVD. The drivers that came with the W8.1 DVD dont work well as I was getting the BSOD upon install.
1. Download Winreducer and install all 3rd party software it requires.  Look in the howto.pdf
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3. Extract the files to temp dir.
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7.  Click finish.  Save as iso. Apply.  It will save the modified iso into the winreducer folder.  
8.  Burn and install.  
9. After you are done installing, install the FULL driver package you downloaded in step 2 by running the setup.exe in main dir.
10.  Thank me LOL

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Some motherboards have a "burn in" option. What is really happening is that the fsb [front side bus] is being overclocked by 5-10%

Have you tried to enter the bios and set defaults?

Has this always happened or was some hardware / software added or removed?

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Hi skinnypuppy23,

Try this workaround...

Turn off the Computer > restart the PC continually tapping the F8 Key > this will bring up a screen with various options; such as, Safe Mode; Last Known good Configuration, and others.
Select Last known Good Configuration; then, allow the computer to reboot.
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Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,
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Take it back to the repair shop asap and tell them to fix it. If you wait too long they will not take responsibility for it.
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A:After monitor off + on: "No imput signal" + black screen

It is likely to be the power settings for your monitor:

Press Start:
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have you tried uninstalling the software from your computer? A clean install of PC Tools firewall may help??

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Recently my computer has been taking ages to start up and quite crashing and "City computer sixth" body frequently freezing during the statup procedure forcing me to turn it off let it cool down and boot back up It "City body sixth" and computer crashing also has a tendancy to run very slowly when it does successfully start up which is most noticeable when listning to music as the tracks will skip and distort My computer will also occasionally freeze while running seemingly when I try and run a number fo things at once The only thing I can relate to this problem is the process 'city body sixth' which is ever present in the startup section of my msconfig Whenever I dsiable this process in the statup section of msconfig it always comes back again reenabled the next time I boot up my PC No anti-virus or anti-spyware program has been able to pick up or remove this problem This morning I decided to run a spyware check to remove any spyware then run HijackThis to see if you could help me sort this problem out My log file is posted below Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files Alias Maya docs Wrapper exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe C Program Files Alias Maya docs jre bin java exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe C WINDOWS system drivers CDAC BA EXE C WINDOWS system DRIVERS CDANTSRV EXE C Program Files ewido anti-malware ewidoctrl exe C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS Debug mdm exe C WINDOWS System nvsvc exe C WINDOWS system slserv exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system Tablet exe C Program Files Inventel Gateway wlancfg exe C WINDOWS system wwSecure exe C WINDOWS System spool drivers w x hpztsb exe C WINDOWS system RUNDLL EXE C Program Files Winamp winampa exe C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe C WINDOWS vsnpstd exe C WINDOWS system wscntfy exe C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Shareaza Shareaza exe c progra intern iexplore exe C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Reader reader sl exe C WINDOWS system WTablet TabUserW exe C WINDOWS system wuauclt exe C Program Files HijackThis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Bar http www gxhctnegowmawsapyxrzsohvf su BUO j htm R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www irqizyjhfdaxwopombb com R rBq SLPE cgi O - Hosts sandbox norman no O - Hosts www pandasoftware com O - Hosts uk trendmicro-europe com O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - FE BE - - BF - C -F CD DD F - C DOCUME comet APPLIC CREATI Newhelp exe file missing O - Toolbar Wanadoo - B D- FD- -B C- A F EE - C PROGRA Wanadoo WSBar WSBar dll file missing O - HKLM Run HPDJ Taskbar Utility C WINDOWS System spool drivers w x hpztsb exe O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS System NvMcTray dll NvTaskbarInit O - HKLM Run WinampAgent C Program Files Winamp winampa exe O - HKLM Run TkBellExe quot C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe quot -osboot O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe O - HKLM Run snpstd C WINDOWS vsnpstd exe O - HKLM Run serpe C WINDOWS system serbw exe O - HKLM Run save dale slow road C Documents and Settings All Users Application Data AimSendSaveDale eggsplus exe O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottime O - H... Read more

A:"City body sixth" and computer crashing

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Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)

You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
Launch Ewido & click Update from the left pane
Then click on Start Update.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downlaoding.
It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order.

* * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * *

Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.gxhctnegowmawsapyxrzsohvf...su2BUO3_0j.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9FE8BE25-3889-7BF8-3C64-F10CD76DD32F} - C:\DOCUME~1\comet\APPLIC~1\CREATI~1\Newhelp.exe (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Wanadoo - {8B68564D-53FD-4293-B80C-993A9F3988EE} - C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\WSBar\WSBar.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [serpe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\serbw.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [save dale slow road] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AimSendSaveDale\eggsplus.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV_Update] C:\NAV_Update.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Manager inter book 1] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\twocoalmanagerinter\Sect 1.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [plan keep] C:\DOCUME~1\comet\APPLIC~1\ONLINE~1\City body sixth.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AdwareFilter Background Protection.lnk = C:\Program Files\AdwareFilter\AdwareFilter.exe

* * * * * * RESTART WINDOWS IN SAFE MODE * * * * * * * * * *

1. Restart your computer
2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3. Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4. Select the option to run Windows in Safe Mode.

* * * * * * UN-INSTALLING PROGRAMS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs: AdwareFilter
Please note any other programs that you dont recognize in that list in your next response

* * * * * * DELETING FILES/FOLDERS * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

If you have not done so already, please enable the viewing of Hidden files
From Windows Explorer, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab. Tick - 'Show hidden files and folder'
Untick - 'Hide file extensions for known types'
Untick - 'Hide protected operating system files'
Click Yes to confirm & then click OK
Locate and delete the following files/folders: (let me know if you fail to find/delete any) C:\Documents and Settings\comet\APPLIC~1\CREATI~1\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AimSendSaveDale\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\twocoalmanagerinter\
C:\Documents and Settings\comet\APPLIC~1\ONLINE~1\
C:\Program Files\AdwareFilter\

Click on the Start button & select Run
Type in tasks & click Ok
In the ensuing window, c... Read more
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A:Inspiron 5559 "Display driver stopped working & has recovered" leaving black screen. Win 10.

I have the same issue with Inspiron 7559. But, not just in web browsing. It happens in Word, Peachtree, etc. So, my thoughts are the problem is a Windows 10 display driver issue, which should be fixed by a driver update provided by the manufacturer. I did a system scan on Dell Support Assistant (thy actually are run every week) and my system has the latest drivers, according the DSA. Get on the stick, Dell. Interesting thing is, it doesn't show up in the System Events in the Dell Support Assistant software - not even as an "info" point. It's like Dell is ignoring the Windows error.
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Exactly that's why it is repeatedly advised to not install Linux in the same HDD with windows.

Can you post a screenshot of your maximized disk management window and the msconfig window's boot tab ?

It is to check if GRUB is still there as a partition, say swap, and which partition is active .
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A:can't boot, black screen with "_" flashing

I would suggest running the manufacturer diagnostics on the hard drive.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.