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From blue screen to safe mode, then black screen and caps lock blink

Q: From blue screen to safe mode, then black screen and caps lock blink

Hello I am trying to fix an HP G - DX Notebook PC Operating to safe From then screen screen and lock blue blink black mode, caps sys Win bit AMD Turion tm II Dual-Core Processor GB GHz I had this laptop since December of and on June of is when I used my notebook PC and was initially of no use I have been working on my laptop on and off since I am not afraid to open the sucker up and get this thing up and running The problem started out with what most ppl call it the quot blue screen of death quot Like most ppl I did ignore the blue screen and did a restart which brought me to the normal Windows screen From blue screen to safe mode, then black screen and caps lock blink and then it would start back up just fine I found this in Device From blue screen to safe mode, then black screen and caps lock blink Manager s Hidden Files Non-Plug and Play Drivers - ehdrv - epfwwfp - Security Processor Loader Driver I am not sure if it has anything to do with what it was the blue screen situation but I tried searching on the net on what it all meant and to see if I was able to fix it but before I was able to do something about it the blue screen kept From blue screen to safe mode, then black screen and caps lock blink popping up and it was getting worse The problem progressed to where on Windows startup it would just stop there blue screen would pop up and of course I had to restart it and do an F key press for Safe Mode I had to work on Safe Mode for a good couple of weeks before I can figure out the problem s I believe I had went into the system and found out it had something to do with some kind of error sigh I did write it down but that was like a month ago and I am unable to locate my notes It s frustrating being careless Any way my notebook PC will not start at all I did remove the battery and left the adapter plugged in to removing the adapter and doing a hard reset no justice The notebook would sound like it is about to start but all you can hear is the fan running and the lights with the caps lock blink sequence of ONCE every - seconds no beeping sound I may have changed something though I went as far as learning how to properly with the static free bracelette unscrewed the laptop apart to see if cleaning the fan would be the cause of it Nothing happened but instead of the caps lock blinking ONCE every - seconds it would blink TWICE every - seconds So I went back and checked if everything was put back together memory stick and such and now when i restart it it would BEEP times and the caps lock would blink THRICE every - seconds And so here I am Please help nbsp
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A:Caps lock blink 5 times on Compaq 615 laptop, but screen doe...

Sorry to hear that. Please refer to the Blank Screen LED Error Codes document from HP Support. It sounds like a "General system board failure." The explanation says to contact HP for assistance. The motherboard might need to be replaced, and you will probably require the assistance of a technician to fix the problem.
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A:HP 15-d054ee Notebook black screen 2 caps blink code error ....

two blinks is corrupt BIOS. Connect the power adapter to the notebook and the hold down the Windows key and the B key at the same time. It may take a full minute or so of holding down the two keys, but you should  see an onscreen message responce that says that it is recovering the BIOS.
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A:Blue screen & now won't start in safe mode, screen goes black

I'm writing from my husband's laptop because my desktop is completely dead.

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A:black screen and caps lock blinking

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. I am afraid this issue cannot be resolved remotely and it is a bit difficult to understand and know in details what exactly you removed/replaced. Since it started to occur after this change obvious this is the cause. Please, review these artciles :>>>> follow the appropriate instruction for your specific situation.  If they don't help, you can consult with HP Service center or bring the computer to HP authorized service center where the technicians will probably be able to help you solve the problem. If you cannot find a troubleshooting solution, contact HP Customer support for further assistance or to have the computer serviced. More information: >>>>>>
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A:HP G62 US-340, Black screen and flashing caps lock

Hi @mikeyh25   Thank you for your query, I will do my best to help! I understand that when you start up your notebook you get a black display with no error messages,but you see the Caps Lock light flashing. Here is a link to assist you.  Computer does not start and the LEDs blink or the computer beeps.  Best of Luck!
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A:My laptop start but I have a black screen but the caps lock...

 Try a hard reset:
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A:Black screen, Num+Caps Lock lights blinks slowly

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Can you boot into Safe Mode?
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A:Windows 7 splash screen, then black screen NO Safe Mode

sorry for bumping. it seems people get a lot of responses to their questions and i was hoping to get the same kind of response.

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You?re having a problem with the computer going to a black screen.


First test the hardware.

Turn off the computer

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Clicking the White Kudos star on the left is a way to say Thanks!


Let me know how everything goes.

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Can you provide more information about the PC itself .. make and model for example?
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Go here Windows Vista/7 BOSD Posting instructions follow all instructions to the letter, using all tools illustrated. Then proceed to the next steps by posting your logs. Keep your posts and logs (logs mini dumps etc...) in BOSD, App crashes, and hangs.

Be patient they get a lot of inquires. Someone will be along to help you.
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A:Black screen on bootup and in safe mode, HELP

Pull the hard drive out of the computer and put it in a External USB enclosure/adapter. Attach it to a working computer and backup all important data. Put the drive back in said computer and put the XP CD in and Format and Re-Install XP.
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A:Black screen on startup, Can't go into safe mode because have SSD

The system should be able to boot to SafeMode even if it has an SSD.
You can't use the F8 method in W8/8.1/10 - it doesn't work
Rather restart the system while holding down the Shift key - that should get you to the diagnostics screen in Windows
From there you can try many different things.
You could also download install media for W10 and boot from that to see if you can repair the system.
If it doesn't work, then we also have to wonder about the hard drive.
Please run these free diagnostics:
If you can't get into Windows, then there's not much else to do short of a wipe and reinstall of Windows.
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DISREGARD.  User has opted to salvage data and reload Windows.
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Sounds like windows has crashed. You may need to reinstall Win 8. Or if your computer or laptop has a recovery partition, Try using that.
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A:Black Screen - Fine in Safe Mode

Please check the website of your bios provider to check the beep codes. If it is the display adapter, you may need to replace it.
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A:Safe Mode/ Black screen problem.

Power on your computer and look for instructions on your screen that say *Press F2, Delete, F10 (or whatever) to enter Setup*. Go into Setup and look for your Boot Order. Make sure your hard drive is selected as the first boot device. Save & Exit.
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A:Black screen, can't startup in safe mode

You may try booting to the xp cd, and do a repair install of the os.
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A:Black screen at startup, Can't go into safe mode because SSD

Wow um.....OK then well it seems some how one way or another your diver for your graphics card got corrupted maybe? Try leaving it on when it gets to that screen for about 20-30mins if it last that long so try that come back with the results
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A:Black screen, safe mode, no networking

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A:I have the Black Screen of Death. Should I go into safe mode?

Well first turn on the computer and see what it does. No one can really help you until you do so. Tell us what happens and then we can advise on what to do.
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The advice is simple, get the laptop screen replaced. External monitor won't work in safe mode anyway because in safe mode Windows only loads a basic graphics driver (instead of the manufacturer's driver) which doesn't support two separate displays.message edited by phil22
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A:Black screen after login, Safe mode OK

Does a clean boot start succesfully?
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
if so... turn your restore points on.

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A:Black screen, then safe mode appearance

I wanted to add, while bumping my post, that my husband told me that the reason the screen appears to be in safe mode is because he "pressed f8" to reboot Win XP. Not sure if this info is helpful or not, but thought I'd put out there.
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A:Black screen of death - even in safe mode

Tried a System Restore prior to Nvidia drivers yet?

Can you get to Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL responsive)?
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Welcome to Seven Forums markrheuer. A couple of possibilities, starting with easiest.

Start> In search box type keyboard> Under Control Panel, click on Keyboard> IF your Keyboard properties has a Key settings tab> Key Settings List> Double click on Caps Lock> Display Caps Lock status on screen> Click the check mark box> Finish

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Registry - Backup and Restore

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A:Blue Screen - Cannot Enter Safe Mode or Any Other Mode

Welcome to SF! davidsawyer

Have you tried reinstalling the pc card adapter and then starting up to see if you can then safely remove it?

As far as the error message itself, "Stop 0x0000007E" or "Stop 0x00000050" Stop error message in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 MS has a fix available at the page there for this type of error.
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A:Blue Screen in Safe Mode

Try running Norton in safe mode.
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i get a blue screen when i select my login (windows xp professionol edition) even in safe mode

this is what it says

STOP: 0X0000008E (0XC0000005 0X80550CAD 0XF4F35968 0X00000000)

0X0000008E far as i can find i guess this is something to do with a driver?

as for the rest i dont know as i cant find any numbers the same as mine

is the anything on the computer while star up that i can see what is failing?

thanks for any help

A:blue screen even in safe mode

No easy solution.Windows XP Common Issues Introduction to Windows NT Stop Errors - Aumha, STOP Messages - Windows XP Stop Errors - Windows XP Stop messages - Louis