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Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

Q: Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

I need help ASAP. My computer was having many issues today, so I did a system restore. When it was done, it downloaded updates, I only restored it back to yesterday. Now, when I log into my account, the screen stays black and all I see is the pointer. What can I do to solve this? The PC is shut down right now.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

Usually, system restore is used to resolve problems like this. You might want to consider doing a clean install and see if that has any affect. Hopefully your data is saved on an external or flash drive. There's also additional options that you can find here:

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
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A:[SOLVED] black screen after system restore, am not abld to do anything

Try pressing F11 at the HP splash-screen instead of Esc.

This should start the Factory Recovery utility to do a fresh install of Windows 7 as it was when the machine was first purchased.

Be aware, though, doing this will overwrite everything currently on the C: drive, but that's one of the reasons why keeping backups of your files is so important, you can do a full factory recovery without losing anything.
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I tried rebooting in Safe same screen
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A:Solved: Screen keeps going back to Black screen with Windows XP icon keeps coming up

Only when connected to the internet?

Right click empty desktop.
Properties>Screensaver - Check what you have it set to.

Monitor Power.
Power schemes>always on.
Turn off monitor>never.
System standby>never.
Turn off hard disks>never.
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? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Version
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 week

? CPU Core i5-3330
? Video Card Nvidia GT 620
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w

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? Exact model number: Inspiron 660
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I have tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, currently use the older version 310.90
Previously used 314.22.

A:[SOLVED] I get black screen after coming back from screen saver/idle

The following may be helpful when reading the remainder of this post:Beta and Legacy Drivers | GeForce

NVIDIA Driver Downloads

Advanced Driver Search

Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
Recommended/Beta: Recommended/Certified


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 314.22 Driver WHQL 314.22 March 25, 2013
GeForce 314.07 Driver WHQL 314.07 February 18, 2013
GeForce 310.90 Driver WHQL 310.90 January 5, 2013
GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL 310.70 December 17, 2012
GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL 306.97 October 10, 2012
GeForce 306.23 Driver WHQL 306.23 September 13, 2012
GeForce 301.42 Driver WHQL 301.42 May 22, 2012

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These crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
If the message does not say Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and do steps 1-6 again.
You may need to do steps 1-6 up to three times with a restart in between each run to resolve all corrupted files.
If you still have corrupted files after a fourth run, post back here with the following:Click Start Menu
Click Computer
Open your C: drive
Open Windows
Open Logs
Open CBS
Copy and paste CBS.log or CBS (it may not have the log extension) to a location you will remember.
Compress (zip) the CBS file and attach the .zip file to your next post.

Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For NVIDIA:Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
Restart your computer
Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed

For AMD:Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers (this applies to onboard graphics, as well):Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
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A:Black screen with pointer after System Restore and no Restore Tools


Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.
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A:Screen flips back and forth from black screen to normal then blue screen

Can you provide a few details [remember we can't see or touch your system] about the hardware and software?
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Hi guys!

My computer icons keep getting bigger when i restart it so i tried system restore.Everything is going fine but when it finishes im stock at black screen so i shut it down manually.And when i start my computer it stock again at black screen after windows loading.Ive tried pressing f8 and going to startup restore,typin chkdsk/r in command,going to safe mode but nothing happens.

Help guys i want it to work again:(

Sorry for my english.

A:Black screen after system restore

Do you have a Windows Disc? If so, you can boot off of that and do more troubleshooting in the RE (recovery environment) and Command Prompt
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A:Black screen after system restore

If it's a new machine it shouldn't even need a System Restore. Return it for a replacement or a refund.
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A:Black screen after system restore

First boot the computer with an Ubuntu Live CD to a USB HDD. Once safely backed up, Reboot the computer and press the Assist key, or F10 to enter Sony Vaio recovery. This should restore your computer back to factory defaults then you can restore your backup
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A:System restore help from black screen???

Depends on why it has the black screen of death, of course we have now way of knowing that, so try this.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
Connect your non-bootable hard drive to another computer, as a secondary drive and boot into windows. If you can see your data on the drive, back it up Now, then follow the rest of these instructions.

Open Windows Explorer. Click on Tools|Folder Options|View. Check the box beside "Show hidden files and folders". Apply your change.

Navigate to the d:\System Volume Information folder ( d: represents the crashed drive letter).
You will see a folder named something like _restore{.........} the dots represent an alpha-numeric sequence.

In this folder you will see folders named RP0....RPnn. Find the one with the highest number.
These are your System Restore points. In the highest numbered folder you will see a folder named snapshot. In this folder are registry hive files which you need to recover your system:


Create a subdirectory; i.e, d:\Windows\TMP. Copy these files to the TMP subdirectory. Rename them:


Note: Be sure to lose the period (.) in the file named _registry_user_.default
Delete the files in the d:\windows\system32\config subdirectory with the same names.
Copy the d:\windows\tmp files to the d:\windows\system32\config. subdirectory.
Put your drive back in its original system. Your system should start normally. If you get the same error go back and choose another folder ( RPnn-1) and repeat the procedure.
If you are denied access to any folders you will have to take "Ownership" of the folders first.
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A:Did a system restore, now I get a black screen when I start the pc.

Perhaps you can download just the display driver:

ATI Radeon

and not CCC.

Uninstall CCC and all.

Run cleansweep to get rid of all video garbage.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Install just the one video driver.
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A:Black screen after login, won't system restore

Hello mirandafaye and welcome to Seven Forums. Please see my reponse to your post in Performance and Maintenance.
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A:Black screen start up after system restore

I realize that this isn't much help, but there's literally thousands of possible causes for the black screen issue.
I would suggest using System Restore to restore to an earlier date (if possible).
If that doesn't work, then I'd suggest backing up your stuff and installing Win7 fresh.
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A:Black screen after login, won't system restore

Hello mirandafaye and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these problems. My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

If your camera is still contected remove it from the computer. From Safe Mode, try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two of the tutorial.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

The scan will look through all protected system files and try to replace incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged files with the correct versions if possible. If any problems are noted, run the scan three times and reboot back into safe mode after each scan. Please post back if this helps or not.
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I tried to put it in safe mode, but it told me to finish installing windows. (The black screen happened right after my restore to factory setting).


had to leave it on for about an hour to have windows continue installing
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A:New computer, black screen and system restore.

Boot the DVD System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly. Report back results.

Did you partition the 1tb to a smaller size before installing Win7?
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A:System restore/black screen loop

I would reinstall windows. As long as you don't format the file will still be there.
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A:System freezes screen flashes black then back to norm

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I am having issues with my screen turning black and white about 10 seconds after the desktop comes up on startup. I have done a few system restores which seemed to return it to normal colors for a few weeks at a time and then i would have to restore it again. The most recent system restore did not help it at all.

The machine is an HP Slimline running Vista

Graphics Card(?): NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Monitor is a Samsung 226BW

I am not sure if it is my graphics card, vista, my monitor or something else i am over looking.

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A:Black and White screen using Vista after System Restore

I had the exact same thing happen. It turned out to be the Digital Vibrance setting. Go to your NVidia Control Panel-Display..Adjust desktop color settings.
Somehow, that slider was at 0% instead of the default 50%.
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Did you try Safe Mode yet? Are you getting the black screen after/before windows logo, at welcome screen or after logging in.
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2. So I started my computer in Safe Mode and tried to do a System Restore.

3. The computer restarted and it came up this black screen (haven't logged in or seen any of the start up stuff yet). It made this loud noise + beeping noises.

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Should I manually turn off my computer and do System Restore again or do something else ?


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First, never try to do a System Restore in Safe Mode.
Safe mode is best for a clean shut down.
System Restore is best in Normal Windows Mode.

Turn off your PC manually.
Do not try a System Restore again.
Let it sit for 1 or 2 days then on it.
See what is going on.

Note when was your last updates?

Is the PC boot into safe mode or BSOD?
If safe mode, check what is the system restore date the PC is currently using.
If BSOD, turn off manually.
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Pull out the hard drive and put it aside for now. Get a new drive and install it. Load Windows fresh. Apply all the drivers and Windows updates. Install the old drive as a second drive and recover your important files that way
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There will be no system restore points after running Cyberlink power recover as that wipes the old windows and puts a new copy on the drive as I understand it.
At this point in time I would get a hold of the manufacturer for support and warranty since it is only two months old. Just curious, HP?
If it is an HP, What happens when you run the built-in hardware diagnostics. They should be available on the same screen as the Press F11 message.
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A:Black logon screen w/movable mouse pointer after failed system restore

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A:BSOD @ starup lead to safe my system restore, now it boots into black screen

Try running start-up repair.
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Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

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Can you get the command prompt?
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A:Win 7 Does Not Boot - HP Screen, into Black Screen with CP, and Back

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A:Solved: Stuck at black screen, won't restore! Error Code: PXE-E61 media test failure
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A:Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode

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A:No Windows Vista Login Screen after System Restore goes into Blue Error Screen.

Originally Posted by staypuft

Hi everyone. I'm having trouble with my Acer laptop. This is what happened. I recieved an automatic update for IE9. I tryed it out, I did not like the new settings. I tryed to delete it, it said that I do not have permission to do that. So I did a system restore to go back to IE8 and it looked like it was doing it's thing. Then it went into Blue Error Screen. I turned my laptop off and then back on after a minute or so. Everything looked ok, all intros still comes on but "Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit (Full Version) Login Screen or Welcome Screen" does not load at all. Just stays with a blank screen and arrow. I tried using the F8 options on the laptop but they have done nothing so far. SafeMode does not work and apparently there are no Restore Points. No Backups either. Command Prompt still works. I did a scan and it said there is nothing wrong but there is. Should I get the full version of Windows Vista Install Disc and use the repair option from there? You know where it has options like Install, Uninstall, Repair? I'm not talking about a Recovery Disc with same F8 options.

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A:[SOLVED] Black screen after restoring system

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

It's always best to keep power to the laptop when doing these sort of things.

Do you have the Windows installation CD? Or any recovery CDs?
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A:[SOLVED] Screen goes black when system logs off


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A:System goes to black screen before login/welcome screen after Win 7 32-bit upgrade

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A:[SOLVED] Can't use system recovery disks, black screen ?

what are you running
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check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:Solved: Need to do System Restore but keep getting 'Windows error Recovery' screen?

It sounds as though the Factory Restore is corrupt. You will need to manually reinstall Windows, Drivers and Software back into the system. You can click the links below for information on loading Windows Vista, Driver Download Page.

Manual Install Windows Vista

Drivers Download Site

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Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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A:The Black screen of doom is back!

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The computer is brand new (two weeks old)
return it! ............ and get another one
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A:UxStyle Black Flashing Post-Windows Update Black Screen

Hello lct01a, and welcome to Eight Forums.

A sfc /scannow will attempt to repair any modified or corrupted system files, so that would be a good first step.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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A:[SOLVED] Blue screen long time; System Restore at every point failed.

Go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The Command Prompt window appears (DOS). Now type a Y for Yes to run Check Disk at next bootup then manually reboot the computer. The Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.
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You can boot into BIOS,
You can boot into the Boot menu.

You cannot boot into safe mode, the f8 key does nothing,
when using the boot menu, u can't boot into a windows disc to reload the operating system, it just goes black.
I did however manage to boot into a linux cd i have and run a HDD test (what passed) and a memory test (what also passed).

It does exactly the same on an external monitor aswell so I am lost with this one.

Any ideas would be appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Which OS is on the computer?
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A:Black screen at TIMES after starting back up.

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A:Screen goes black and sometimes comes back with kernel error

That error seems to indicate a known problem with nVidia drivers.
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A:Battlefield 2 - Black Screen Then Back To Desktop


I had the same issues(and more) with BF2 with a Vista 64 bit install on a new PC a couple weeks ago. You appear to be doing the right things by running as administrator and XP compatibility mode. Hmmm...I assume you are actually logged in as an administrator with admin rights set up, correct? And when you run BF2 you are right clicking the shortcut and selecting run as administrator from the options there? Mine works fine now using the above procedure. The only other problem I had was crashing to desktop when in an online game. This problem appeared out of the blue at the beginning of April. BF2 would CTD after anywhere between 1 and 20 minutes..every time online. Turns out this started happening to many, many others.

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ok so its not ever 10-15, just went 2 hours without it happening, wasn't doing anything GPU intensive, reading my mail..
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A:Windows update froze, go to safe mode and no system restore back up

Hi davron94,

If there is no 'Restore Point' available, you may try uninstalling the recent 'Windows Updates' in 'Safe Mode' and try booting to 'Normal Mode' again: Windows Update - Uninstall an Update
Note: Please create a new 'Restore Point' before attempting this step: System Restore Point - Create

Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.
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A:Black Screen After Restore

IME there are 2 different "solvable" causes for the black screen error (and goodness knows how many unsolvable ones).

The first is malware. Malware removal by a qualified malware removal pro will usually fix these things.
The other is outdated drivers. Updating the drivers will also usually fix these things.
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As a 3rd suggestion, I'd suggest running SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.
You may want to create another Administrator account to see if the system does this with it also. If it doesn't, then there's an issue with the user account - and you'd be best served by transferring your data to the new user account.

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A:[SOLVED] Black screen after Windows loading screen

Use an XP Installation Disk to run chkdsk, and hope your problem is HD errors.

If Safe Mode, Last known good configuration and System Restore are all not working, the only thing left is a Repair Installation.

Do you have a XP Installation disk ?
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A:Screen periodically turns black during gameplay then comes back on

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A:black screen after back from long sleep mode

It is a common problem on hp laptops.
See this

Try Manually pressing Fn+F4

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A:Computer Shuts Off And Turns Back On (black Screen)

Hi Welcome to PCHF,

The following will help gathering some more information from the system...

Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer logList Devices (select Only Problems)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Minidump FilesList Restore Points
Click on Go.

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