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Black screen on startup, showing cursor, doesn't go to log in screen.

Q: Black screen on startup, showing cursor, doesn't go to log in screen.

I'm using I have a DELL4500S desktop, on startup it will not go to the login screen, the screen is just black with the cursor showing. I've tried restarting the computer, unplugging everything and restarting it. Nothing is working. When it first starts a pop up shows and says

"This Application has failed to start because SAMLIB.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I'm not sure what it's talking about and what to re install and I can't reinstall whatever it is because I can't get to the start menu.

Help? I don't know what to do :[

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A: Black screen on startup, showing cursor, doesn't go to log in screen.

Quote: Originally Posted by alexsmom2009


I'm using I have a DELL4500S desktop, on startup it will not go to the login screen, the screen is just black with the cursor showing. I've tried restarting the computer, unplugging everything and restarting it. Nothing is working. When it first starts a pop up shows and says

"This Application has failed to start because SAMLIB.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I'm not sure what it's talking about and what to re install and I can't reinstall whatever it is because I can't get to the start menu.

Help? I don't know what to do :[


SAMLIB.dll is a security account manager dynamic linked lib. A repair install from the dvd should fix the problem unless you are infected with malware, or have a modified system

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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ApnUpdater] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe [1573576 2012-12-10] (Ask)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [vProt] => C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe [2573712 2015-12-20] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [InboxAce_1g Browser Plugin Loader] => C:\Program Files (x86)\InboxAce_1g\bar\1.bin\1gbrmon.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [InboxAce_1g Browser Plugin Loader 64] => C:\Program Files (x86)\InboxAce_1g\bar\1.bin\1gbrmon64.exe
S2 vToolbarUpdater19.1.0; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\19.1.0\ToolbarUpdater.exe [1864592 2015-12-20] (AVG Secure Search)
S2 0020471450628012mcinstcleanup; C:\Windows\TEMP\002047~1.EXE -cleanup -nolog [X]
S2 HP Support Assistant Service; "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe" [X]
S2 mccspsvc; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\CSP\1.8.190.0\McCSPServiceHost.exe" [X]
S2 MpfService; "C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe" [X]
S4 eabfiltr; no ImagePath
S3 RTSTOR; system32\drivers\RTSTOR.SYS [X]
C:\Program Files (x86)\InboxAce_1g
C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\xdalwhza.dll

End
Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Let me know if you are able to start the computer normally.

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A:Black Screen with Cursor on Startup

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Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1
 
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Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
 
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A:Black Screen with Cursor on Startup

Hi Kwik87, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
 
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A:Black screen on startup with mouse cursor... HELP

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A:Startup problem! Black screen and cursor

So your system starts to the Windows 7 Login Screen right? (just takes longer)

But your question is that it goes to the cursor for 12 seconds then goes to the bootup phase..
Please correct me if I am wrong..

If that is the case, do you have any CDs or flash drives that are plugged into your computer while it is booting up?


Hope this Helps..

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A:Windows 7 Black Screen with Cursor at startup

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A:Startup gets stuck on black screen with cursor

Sounds like the boot.ini is messed up, or even the master boot record. You need to get yourself a boot disk/floppy set for your O/S, and run fixboot and fixmbr.

Scorp.
 

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A:Black screen and blinking cursor on startup

Oh, another thing - I also tried booting with a Windows XP disk that I've got - that led to a BSOD.

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A:Windows 7 x64 Black Screen on Startup NO Cursor

Hi this is for vista but the steps are the same for win 7 Fix MBR | Windows Vista Tips

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A:Black screen w/ cursor at startup, no ctrl/alt/del

Welcome aboard, Darren.

First, you boot into Advanced Boot Options, choose "last known good configuration" and hit enter. See if it boots to anything or not.

If not, run SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot, and see the results.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Black screen active cursor on startup

Hello and Welcome to TSF
Unfortunately you will be unable to do anything without a Windows XP cd
Can you borrow one from a friend and try to do a repair install?

Set the computer to boot from cd first in the BIOS
Place the xp cd in cdrom and reboot
Boot from the xp cd and choose install
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How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP

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A:Vista startup..cursor on black screen...nothing else?

Is service pack 1 installed?

some causes.

1. Recently installed software/drivers

2. Video card or video driver problems

3. Disconnect all USB devices during the boot process, see if this solves it

4. If you never installed SP1 in Vista see this article, it only applies to non SP1 Vista installations
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Welcome to Windows 8 Forums.

1) Does it do this every time?

2) DO yo have any HP Printers or any USB hard drives connected? Sometimes, Printers, HP and Epsons, want to stall the computer on boot. If you do, try unplugging them all and try booting again.

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It's a "Studio XPS 1645", right?

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Have you tried booting in Safe mode (F8)?
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

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At the cost of moving this thread upwards, I'd like to add to my previous post that Malwarebytes found a Trojan.Agent file in the registry. The malicious software found by Malwarebytes is described below, and a screenshot of the scan results is attached to this post.

Vendor; Category; Item
Trojan.Agent; File; C:\ProgramData\Windows\msseedir.dll
Trojan.Agent; Registry Key; HKCR\CLSID\{312BFDCE-A901-4203-B4F2-ADCB957D1887}

Sincerely,

Tom

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Now, to be clear, what does the screen look like when you boot up (before it's black)?

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A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, but Windows works

hi kergal
press and hold f8 the power up the laptop then select repair ur computer select command prompt and write
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A:Windows 7 - Black Screen w/ Active Cursor on Startup

The best method to fix this is from a Windows bootable CD or DVD.  Do you have that?  Can you get into Command Prompt if you do not have it?  Does someone else you know have a Windows 7 OS?  You can make one from any windows 7 OS.
Once you get to Command prompt, do the following:
in C:\ type
chkdsk /r /f 
then hit enter.  This will try to repair the corrupt files For Windows 7 using repair method can get you to the CMD prompt. 
 
If you do not have this then you can use a boot disk from another company.  I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk  and following the instructions.  This will boot to a OS that will allow you to get your files off your HD, and then scan and fix issues with it.
 
Overall the EXPLORERFRAME.DLL is more than likely the issue.  So get your files first, you can also do this by disconnecting the HD and plugging it into your other computer as a USB device.  or by using the Rescue Disk and doing it that way.
 
If both do not work, then you need to reinstall your OS.
 
If you have questions please ask.
cz

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A:Windows 7 black screen with cursor after startup, no safe mode

Although this was originally issued for Vista, the techniques apply to any HP system and/or Windows O/S, IMO.  I would try the steps outlined.
 
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01634637
 
Louis

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A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, Safe mode works

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A:Black screen with blinking cursor at startup, repair and recovery did nothing.

Your computer did a repair, so at what stage is it at?
Does Vista boot, do you get the flashing cursor?

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A:Black screen with blinking cursor frozen at very start of startup

If you go to Backup and Restore in Control Panel you can Create a system repair disc. You can then use it to start up and try a repair. You may have to do the same MBR several times before it works.
 

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A:Vista freezes shortly after startup/ black screen with cursor

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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.
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Really hard to say -- is it keeping the time and date correctly?

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Firstly, boot into the Linux operating system, and then create a backup of all important files and data.

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I never had a problem upgrading like you've experienced but I experiencing Windows 10 upgrading process is the longest time taken ever compared to previous versions. It took me 1 hour+ to finished.

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A:HP Laptop blue screen crash now black screen with blinking cursor

sounds like a bug -click report and ask to move to malware forum
 

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A:Can't boot Windows XP (Standard or Safe Mode), Black Screen w/cursor then Blue Screen

mod bump

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A:Black Screen of Death with Mouse Cursor before Login Screen

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A:Black screen w/cursor after Windows load screen - Nothing fixes it

Hello saturnn and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for Windows 7 failure to boot issues. Even though you've tried several of the suggested fixes I'd still go through the tutorial and try the steps in the order listed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Windows XP won't boot. Black screen with no cursor after the logo screen.

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A:Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen

Welcome to TSG, Kiwichick. You stated....

Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change.Click to expand...

It's very possible that in cleaning the machine something may have become loose. (It happened to me before,
a sata cable wasn't completely connected.) Check all of the connections at both ends. Any cables or straps
need to be tightly seated to the HDD as well as the connection to the mobo.

Before you open the case, disconnect all peripherals and press the power supply button in for approx. 30 seconds
to drain the remaining flea power. It sounds like a loose cable to the drive.
 

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A:stuck on black screen with cursor after loading screen

Does it boot in safe mode?

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A:Windows won't get to login screen, black screen and cursor

Tap F8 at boot and select Repair Computer from the Advanced Boot Options. Do a System Restore to a date just before the problem. 
 
You cannot do the above and if you have another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot and try a System Restore to a date just before the problem.

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A:Black screen, cursor active before login screen.

I would try some more scans to be sure
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
run some hardware tests
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Then came a new problem.
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OR
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I really don't know, what it depends on.
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PS: my native language isn't English. Sorry for mistakes.
PS: I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

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theHappie.

A:Welcome screen load time or black screen with a cursor

First thing I'd do is getting rid of Advanced System Care. It's a system optimizer, and Windows 7 does not like optimizers. I'd bet that it is responsible of the slow start.

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A:Black Screen w/ Cursor After Windows Loading Screen

Do you have any external drives connected by usb? I had a similar problem, and found that I had to turn off the usb drives when I re-booted. I still do that whenever I re-boot for any reason.

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A:Black screen + cursor instead of login screen

Avira, no idea why it's showing as AVG, I've not had that installed in several years (& several re-installs including a reformat)...

Edit: Though googling avgntflt.sys says that it's part of Avira.

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A:Black screen with cursor after Login screen.

Hi werty,
if you delete them after you press check for hardware changes will they reappear?
if so uninstall them hard then reboot your PC you might wanna create a restore point first in case some thing wrong happens, refer to this link if you dont know how:Create a restore point

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A:Windows 7 black screen with cursor before welcome screen

Not that it should matter, but what's your rig?

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A:Black screen before login screen, no cursor

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I have an Acer aspire 5732Z. I turn my laptop on and it shows the starting windows screen then just goes to a black screen with a cursor. I tried to do systems restore but it said that i did not have a system restore point. I cannot start in any safe mode.

I have all my pictures, uni work etc and im terrified i've lost it all. I've only had the laptop a year.


Any suggestion would be amazing


Thank you

A:Black screen after windows start up doesn't go to login screen

Hello seven11 and welcome to SevenForums!

I think this article will be fairly interesting to read.

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Carry on.
Frederik

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A:Black screen with just cursor on the screen and nothing more

Black screen errors are notoriously difficult to fix (if they can be fixed - most times I've seen that they can't be fixed)
I would suggest, since you have a good backup, that you go ahead and start with a clean install of the operating system
BUT, please run these free, bootable diagnostics BEFORE installing the OS:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614735/black-screen-with-just-cursor-on-the-screen-and-nothing-more/
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Hello,

I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.
 

A:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?
 

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A:Blue Screen with Error Messages, Blank Black Screen on startup

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Hello.

Just today, I turned on my computer and got the blue screen of death, so I restarted my PC. Then a black screen came up saying "Windows could not start beacuse the following file is missing or corrupt : \windows\system32\config\system."

You can attempt to repair this file by putting the winxp cd in etc...

Now when i turn on my computer there is just a black screen showing, with nothing at all on it.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks very much for your help.
 

A:Blue screen of death, boot problems, black screen startup

It's a nasty error that requires some persistance and resourcefullness to overcome without a clean install.

If you have a Windows CD or have the recovery console installed, you might want to have a go at these directions.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545

Forum example of a successful recovery here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=195985
 

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A:Can't access startup screen, boot up leads to black screen

Hi Helix935 and welcome to Tenforums.

If it was less than 10 days since this happened, you might have been able to go into Settings>Recovery and rollback from the Anniversary Update. But it's been too long now.

If it's data only that you're needing to save, you could boot the system to Kyhi's rescue media and use File Explorer to copy your data over to an external drive, then perform a clean install, (or reset or refresh from within safe mode).
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
You will need to reinstall your personal applications after the OS is working again though.

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A:Flickering screen at startup - then black screen when I enter password

I found this on my notepad:

GFX 23:56:28.143 Heroes of the Storm (B43571)
GFX 23:56:28.143
GFX 23:56:28.143 Executable E:\Battle.net\Heroes of the Storm\Versions\Base43571\HeroesOfTheStorm_x64.exe
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Parameters> -sso=1 -launch -uid heroes
GFX 23:56:28.143 Parent Executable \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Battle.net\Heroes of the Storm\Support64\HeroesSwitcher_x64.exe
GFX 23:56:28.143 Grandparent Executable \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Battle.net\Battle.net.7505\Battle.net.exe
GFX 23:56:28.143 LocalTime 2016-06-16 23:56:28.143
GFX 23:56:28.143 <ComputerUser> Toby
GFX 23:56:28.143 <ComputerName> SPEEDDEMON
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Exe.Architecture> x86_64
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Version> 18.4.43571
GFX 23:56:28.143 <DataBuild> B43571
GFX 23:56:28.143 <CodeBranch> branches/Heroes.18.mid
GFX 23:56:28.143 <CodeRevision> 293141
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Assets> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Data> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Install> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <AccountCountry> GBR
GFX 23:56:28.143 ====================================================================================================
GFX 23:56:28.142 DXGI: Available
GFX 23:56:28.267 Resource Cache Override Variable: 0MB
GFX 23:56:28.267 Resource Cache: 2036MB Win64 (8147MB Physical, 13271MB Process Virtual)
GFX 23:56:28.267 Adapter [0]: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (VendorID 0x1002 DeviceID 0x6818)
GFX 23:56:28.267 Attempting CreateDevice on adapter [0] (VendorID 0x1002 DeviceID 0x6818)
GFX 23:56:28.306 CreateDevice succeeded
GFX 23:56:28.306 Using adapter [0]
GFX 23:56:28.306 Floating point render targets supported.
GFX 23:56:28.310 DXGI Adapter Name: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
GFX 23:56:28.310 VRAM Detected: Dedicated [2027MB] Shared [3817MB] (DXGI)
GFX 23:56:28.310 VRAM Override Variables: Dedicated [0MB] Shared [0MB]
GFX 23:56:28.310 Initialized D3D9 GraphicsDevice: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (Driver Version: 8.17.10.1452, VRAM: 2027MB, SVMEM: 3817MB).
GFX 23:56:28.311 VRAM texture space: 1520MB
GFX 23:56:32.301 PerfNotifiers initialized
GFX 23:56:32.350 Lost D3D9 device
GFX 23:56:32.363
GFX 23:56:32.363 D3D9 Device Reset from unknown returned e_errorKindGfx(0)
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GFX 23:58:11.616 DirectX call failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICENOTRESET
GFX 23:58:11.616 Lost D3D9 device
GFX 23:58:11.854
GFX 23:58:11.854 D3D9 Device Reset from ::OnRender returned e_errorKindGfx(0)
GFX 23:58:14.927 DirectX call m_device->TestCooperativeLevel() failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICELOST
GFX 23:58:16.044 DirectX call m_device->TestCooperativeLevel() failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICENOTRESET
GFX 23:58:16.045 DirectX call failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICENOTRESET
GFX 23:58:16.045 Lost D3D9 device
GFX 23:58:16.234
GFX 23:58:16.234 D3D9 Device Reset from ::OnRender returned e_errorKindGfx(0)
GFX 00:00:22.191 DirectX call m_device->TestCooperativeLevel() failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICELOST
GFX 00:00:23.073 DirectX call m_device->TestCooperativeLevel() failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICENOTRESET
GFX 00:00:23.074 DirectX call failed with error code D3DERR_DEVICENOTRESET
GFX 00:00:23.074 Lost D3D9 device
GFX 00:00:23.261
GFX 00:00:23.261 D3D9 Device Reset from ::OnRender returned e_errorKindGfx(0)
GFX 00:02:42.434 Lost D3D9 device

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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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A:chkdsk ran 8 hrs, then black screen, then weird startup screen, then..

Hello Kayron can you still get into safe mode did you say? If so go in and run sfc /scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

if that doesn't run then maybe you have a hardware problem.

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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.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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A:Startup screen flickers to black, then all black screen

That is weird situation I'd say. I am unsure what actually is the issue here, perhaps one way of finding what may be happening is having a look at your Event Viewer Logs. You can find Event Viewer, in Control Panel, Administrative Tools.

Also please follow these 8-steps, and post your logs at Malware and Virus Removal Forum for analysis. Regards
 

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I got myself into a bad situation and managed to be fooled by a virus. It was within a .zip file and I subsequently ran the .exe within it after extracting.
My free antivirus (Panda Free Antivirus) was beaten up and I recieved a prompt from the same antivirus to restart the computer to neutralize a threat. After restarting, I found the computer to only show me my cursor after I signed in.
I'm running windows 8.1 and would like to know what I can do to save my computer. It is an HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC. Any additional info. will be provided.
I tried power resetting shutting down, removing the battery and holding the power button down for 30 seconds to no avail. I have heard of using a flash drive and downloading a program to run on the infected computer, but would not like to try it without help.

A:Computer infected; Blank screen only showing cursor

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!
My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully:
My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.
Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
Step 1 + Scan with FRST from the Recovery Environment
On a clean machine, please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.
To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.htmlTo enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
==========On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
Select Command Prompt
==========Once in the Command Prompt:
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
In the command window type e:\frst (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press EnterNote: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the fla... Read more

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A:Black Screen With Cursor

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