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No POST screen, straight into Windows 7 startup screen, and freeze

Q: No POST screen, straight into Windows 7 startup screen, and freeze

Usually POST screen would show up first with a laptop company logo, but now Windows 7 startup appears first instead.

Then, the Windows 7 startup screen freezes immediately.

What's the problem? Motherboard or corrupted BIOS?


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Preferred Solution: No POST screen, straight into Windows 7 startup screen, and freeze

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A: No POST screen, straight into Windows 7 startup screen, and freeze

Try a BIOS reset first.
Shut off the computer, remove the power supply, remove the laptop battery. Then press and hold the POWER button for about 30 seconds. Then put everything back together and boot.

See if that gets you the boot screen.
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A:BSOD (black screen and windows startup screen freeze

Ok 116 error is caused by your Graphics card.
First thing to do is update your drivers from the NVIDIA website.

If BSODs continue Try HDD tests,
download gpu-z to check if your card is getting too hot, also is there lots of dust in the card?

Do you overclock your video card?
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any help would be greatly appreciated

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A:Solved: Boot Screen wont show goes straight to login screen.

You need to change the primary video card in the BIOS setup of the computer from the onboard video to PCI-Express/PEG and then you need to disable the integrated video. Your computer is still set to use the integrated video card as the primary card. Once you have it set correctly to the PCI-Express card then you shoudl always have the monitor connected to the new card and it shoudl display everything correctly.
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A:PC skips BIOS splash screen and goes straight to login screen

This is normally a BIOS setting called "Fast boot" or something such. It might have toggled off due to low battery causing a reset. This may also explain why a BIOS Boot Menu no longer appears.

It won't hurt to change your CMOS battery and might help. You can reset your BIOS at the same time which is also indicated: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Do you have Ubuntu (wisely) on another HD so you need the BIOS Boot menu to show up when you press it's hot key? If so make sure all HD's are detected in BIOS setup and BIOS Boot order is set to preferred HD first. If BIOS Boot menu still doesn't show up using hotkey, change boot order to other OS HD to see if it will in fact boot.
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A:Had white screen freeze and found related post. Would like to try to clean.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by KnightCat at 10:16:46 on 2014-12-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.32708.25708 [GMT -6:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
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C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
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A:Startup screen freeze

These Three mimum things require the post to post

Video Card

YOur cpu is posting
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Hi aballou

Take a look at the link below to show you how to upload the dump files

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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A:Toshiba not loading windows 7 anymore, goes straight to Error screen

do you have a windows 7 cd or recovery disk? if you do pop it in and try booting, any missing or damaged files that the normal recovery process cant solve will take them off the disk.

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A:Gateway Startup Screen Freeze

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Welcome to the forum.

Please follow the steps in this tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Try posting these files from Safe Mode: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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A:Slow startup/ freeze/black screen

Hi Monk77,


Also, i replaced my ram sticks recently and powersupply last chirstmas if thats relavent.

Was this just an upgrade that you wanted to do, or were you having these issues before as well?

You should also run a test on your RAM sticks with memtest86+ There are two ways to run the test, either from a CD or USB. You will need to burn the ISO to a CD and then boot to the CD and run at least 7 passes on each stick and in each slot (only the ones that are being used). There is an auto-installer for doing it via USB (again, you will have to change the boot order to boot to the USB if you choose this method)

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A:Random Crash, Freeze, Black Screen or BSOD shortly after startup.

Hello Xindaris.

It appears that you have tow antivirus programs installed? MSE and Avira?
Uninstall Avira. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Uninstall MagicISO. It may cause the BSODs as you explained.

ITEMVAUUEName MagicISO SCSI Host ControllerManufacturer MagicISO, Inc.PNP Device ID ROOT\SCSIADAPTER\0000Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\mcdbus.sys (, 249.56 KB (255,552 bytes), 12/15/2009 5:17 PM)The SCSI adapter installed by MagicISO can cause start time BSODs.

The Display Driver is not Up to date.

fffff880`04884000 fffff880`0532f000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 15 07:07:00 2013 (51427B3C)
CheckSum: 00A8D47C
ImageSize: 00AAB000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Try to install NVIDIA DRIVERS 320.49WHQL

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results. And, is it a factory installed windows?

BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8005182020, fffffa8005182000, fffffa8005182000}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+a53 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
BugCheck A, {34e502010080, 2, 1, fffff80004079cc8}

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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
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Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 50, {fffffa7f8009d9d2, 1, fffffa800626b187, 7}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
BugCheck 1A, {8886, fffffa8003a29150, fffffa8003a267e0, 500}

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Followup: MachineOwner
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After it goes black what happens next?
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A:Unsleep straight to switch user screen

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A:Computer Crashing straight to black screen

Replace the ram, and try again. If that fails to correct the issue, move on to the HDD.

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Which OS is on the computer?
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A:Windows will not start, goes straight to startup repair

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Ok, disable the welcome screen. You dont really need it, its just a fancy bit anyway..
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Quote: Originally Posted by lynxpilot

I presently have a Core2 Duo on an ASUS P5P43 TDPro with a HIS 5770 vid card, 4 sticks of Mushkin 2GB DDR-3 and all the other usual devices on the board. I run 2 SATA 3GB/s hard drives in RAID 0 along with a spare drive on the IDE channel that holds XP as an alternate boot.

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Hi and welcome
You installed win 7 with core 2, switched cpu, with a raid? you need to install different Mobo drivers, etc. I am unsure as to what exactly you did explain


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I think you just have too many startup programs - and some are big fellows. I would put the ones I do not immediately need in delayed startup and see whether that helps the ones I want asap.

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A:Black Screen BEFORE Post Screen on Restart

That does sound quite strange that they both do it
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A:gets to screen saying tab for post screen or delete for setup?

I would go into the BIOS/setup...and see if all installed and/or connected devices are properly reflected.  I would also check that the time/date are correct....and that the boot options are properly reflected.
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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
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Most likely this is a driver problem. Dell support may have some drivers that work better for you.
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I made the same mistake yesterday.
Having used Ghost to clone a version of Windows, you MUST NOT put the old drive back into the machine until you have started from the new drive on its own at least once.

Fortunately for me, I realized what I had done before I started to change things and could redo the Ghost.
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Your computer might not be able to handle PhotoShop.

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Hello firemansam1820

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video card
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Trued reinstalling nvidia drives. failed
I am using a Asus A7V(MB). unable to install from MB drives as they are pretty old ones.
logged on to Asus account and updated the VIA AGP Driver for Win9x/2000 andVIA AGP Driver v4.03 for Win9x and Win2000.
All working fine. Display 1600X1200 without any cut...
you can try if required for Dell 2001fp monitors...
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1) upgrade drivers
outcome: unable to get drivers changed from Microsoft basic display adapter after uninstalling the Microsoft basic display adapter in device manager.
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Thank you for any help you can give

A:Windows 7 Home Premium black screen after POST

all black screen with a _ in the top left

That could be any number of things such as it trying to boot to an Optical drive that has a disc in it but is not bootable, has a USB drive plugged in or a printer with memory stick slots or USB port on it. Basically it's looking for boot files and can't find them, could be the HDD has gone bad.
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A:windows XP frozen at welcome screen, logs post problem

Good evening.
Given that you have reinstalled Windows, unless your PC is misbehaving in some way, i'd say that you have dealt with your own issue.
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I have often error on my laptop, suddenly my windows screen is black and freeze.

Details error:

source: system error
event id: 1003

Error code 100000c5, parameter1 5776414a, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 805515a1.

how to fix it?

A:Error Windows XP - suddenly black screen and freeze

"suddenly my windows screen is black and it freezes"...

What are you doing when the laptop freezes? Does the freezing show after some time? If so, the laptop may be overheating
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Have you let it set for a while to see if it un-freezes on its own?

Is it a complete system freeze or just the mouse freezing?, next time it freezes do a "Ctrl+Alt+Del" twice in a row quickly to see if you get a different screen.
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A:odd post/bios screen, plus no keyboard detected @ post

you could try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and using the jumper to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

Always us a known good PS/2 keyboard. USB is OK after you have everything setup but unless you enable Legacy USB support in the BIOS the USB keyboard may not be seen by the BIOS (I've had this exact problem).

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Is the reinstall partition on the hard drive still intact?
Tapping F10 while booting should get you to the factory restore partition but you will lose all data(files and programs added since new) currently on the drive
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A:Black Screen Freeze Before Log On Screen?

Welcome to Bleeping Computer!

It seems to me, and you might want to wait until others weigh in on your situation, that you have a problem with the video driver.

When Windows starts it uses a generic driver for the video. Then it loads another driver while booting up. It seems that this is when you lose your screen.

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A:Windows XP Modem Freeze/Blue Screen/Firewall Intrusions

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A:Blue screen at startup, freezes at welcome screen, works when monitor unplugged

It seems to me that you might have a bad/dying power supply unit.

How long have you got the computer?

Take it to the shop and let them test it.