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Restart leads to black screen before windows 7 splash screen

Q: Restart leads to black screen before windows 7 splash screen

I am not sure what's wrong, but I have uninstall nvidia drivers that gave me problems ie. 257.21, 196.21....etc. I am currently using 195.62. I am certain that it was a VGA driver problem, because it never happened again, till I decided to remove windows internet explorer and it did the black screen thing again. It restarts and instead of showing windows splash screen it shows a black screen. When I am at the black screen I can't do anything, I will have manually restart and when it boots up the second time it will load windows. It's ____ me off. I hope someone can help me here, and I appreciate it. Atm I am gonna reinstall IE 8 and let's hope for the best.

PS. I just bought this new HDD WDVELOCIRAPTOR 300GB. So it's brand new. Don't know what's going on.

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A: Restart leads to black screen before windows 7 splash screen

Hmmm! Been having the same problem myself with 7 ultimate 64 bit. It only happens on a "restart". Cold boot works OK.
I just hit my reset button, get message to do startup repair or start windows normally.
Select the "normal" and all seems to work OK???????
I'd be interested if you can find a resolution to this issue. I gave up on it!!!
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A:Black screen after Windows splash screen. Unable to acces safe mode.

bump, please help :(
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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.

Bottom line is, my computer tries to load Windows (7) with the splash screen, then goes to a black screen with an arrow and stays there.

I am unable to boot to safe mode.

I am unable to do a recovery from booting from the Windows 7 Install CD
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A:windows splash to black screen now blue screen

I would think that your first priority, assuming that your data is safe, is to obtain a means of reinstalling/repairing XP. I mean, that would be my first priority if I intended to run a system with XP on it and I did not believe that the system would run perfectly until I decided to retire/sell/junk it.

So my first suggestion would have Dell and inquire about recovery/restore CDs for your system.

As for your apparent option of taking it to a shop...that won't resolve the fact that you have no install disks of any type.

I've not ever seen an XP sticker that doesn't indicate which flavor of the O/S is installed.

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A:Black screen after Windows Splash screen

<<I found a thread ( elise025 helped somebody out with a similar problem, however the other person could not start safe mode so I am unsure if I should use the same steps.>>

The solutions for malware problems...are seldom generic, since each situation involves a different system, different circumstances, etc. advice is never to try to use someone else's malware situation...which has been defined and treated by those with self-resolve your own situation.

I would suggest that you start in the Am I Infected forum...I'll move this topic there.

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A:Black screen after windows xp splash screen

Hi, I have seen this quite a few times, and yes pain in the butt i know :) Alot of software will not install in safe mode, although seeing as you can get into safe mode, will it allow you to uninstall the video driver from there? If you can, then reboot into regular mode, the system should come up (heres hoping).. then reinstall the vid driver. I have found this to work most times. Worst case scenario.. if that dosn't help. . .go back into safe mode again, uninstall all motherboard drivers, reboot back into normal mode, and again, reinstall drivers. The problem you are having is normally a software issue, generally one of the two suggestions here I find to work. If you have activated and the system is asking for reactivation, that could be due to malware or viruses, or significant hardware changes to your system
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A:Black Screen after seeing Windows splash screen.

Hello everyone its me again. Just wanted to give an update on the problem.

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

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A:Black Screen Before Windows Splash

What OS(s) do you have, your profile lists "XP" but you are in the Windows Vista/7 forums

Also, try a startup repair.
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Can you still boot into Safe mode.

I suspect either a driver or new start up program.
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A:Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears)

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A:Black Screen Prior to WinXP Splash Screen

Sounds more like a corrupt video driver to me.

My screens go black at that stage, as the drivers load.

Later drivers seem to leave them "black" a lot longer in the boot process.
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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...

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A:Motherboard splash screen - then black screen of death =(

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A:Black Screen with Mouse After XP Splash Screen

Well...the black screen with flashing cursor in upper left a typical scenario overcome by running fixmbr.

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Every time I start the laptop up, I login, get to the desktop, the icons load on screen, they load in the bottom right bar. This is when I get a blue screen, then white lines (looks like barcodes), then the laptop restarts again. There is no time to run any anti-virus software or enter any of the menus (it happens about 10 secs after the last icon is loaded). I?m going round in circles with this one.

Can anyone help with this problem? Much appreciated if you can.

Laptop: Dell Inspirion 1501 with Vista.


A:"Virus Remover 2008" Blue Screen leads to Restart

Can you get into Safemode? Reboot the computer and after the initial screen, start tapping the F8 key
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need lots more info than what u've posted, like is it windows 2000 or windows xp, what model compaq is it? the fs7600 is a flat screen monitor. have u made sure all connections r tight etc? have u tried using a diff monitor 2 see if it boots? does it make any beeps when u turn it on? any & everything u can find 2 post is usually more helpful than just a cry in the dark lol
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A:Restart Loop At Xp Splash Screen

If you have an XP might try running the fixmbr command.

Hard shutdowns...can damage system (and other) files.

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A:Black Screen after splash screen

I can answer just part of your question. Hitting F8 to go into Safe Mode won't actually solve your problem by itself but it should allow you to get into Windows to try to solve the problem particularly if the problem is caused by software. If you uninstall your graphics driver, Windows generic VGA driver should take over after you reboot.
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Boot the computer and press F8 in the Advanced Boot menu choose Last Known Good Configuration.
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A:Starting up computer leads to black screen with white cursor on top left.

Please do the following.
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
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Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
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3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.

5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.

6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close. 
Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
Part B, Steps 1b - 10b
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2b)  You will be prompted to press any key to start the installation, I find the space bar handy.
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
3b)  You will now need to choose the  Language, Time, currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
After this is done click on Next.

4b)  Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
This link will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.

5b)  System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations.  This will take several minutes.
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.

6b)  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next

7b)  Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.

For a future reference, there are several other diagnostic and recovery tools available in the Windows 7 System Recovery Options including System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
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Same result when trying to load using safe mode except the BSOD flashes quicker and is gone.

Is there any way to get beyond this point, or is a repair from the Windows CD the only or best solution? I have backups of my most important data with Carbonite, so I'm not too afraid of losing data, but re-loading everything I have installed would be a major kick in the bits.

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
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BCP2: 93218A5E
BCP3: C000009A
BCP4: 00000004
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A:BSOD - Screen goes black and upon restart tells me I got a blue screen

Have you activated your Win 7?

Fully and completely update your Win7. Afterwards, I'll be asking you to submit a file which will show me all of the installed updates.

The update procedure will take qute a period of time since you do not have SP1 installed. This means there are updates to get you up to SP1 and then there about 100 updates post-SP1.

Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

Check for Updates (left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the ?Windows is up to date? in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

Use the ?critical update? procedure until all important updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with:
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You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates.
When you click on 34+ optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.
Install ALL other Optional Updates.
Use the ?critical update? procedure.

Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).

Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
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Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
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Originally Posted by Shade9623

The laptop I have is an ASUS g74, I purchased the copy of windows 8 from microsoft's site, upgrading from windows 7 pro. I opted to keep all my personal files/apps because the programs it warned me as being incompatible were random games and such.

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A:Black screen after BIOS Splash

I have had similar issues, but sometimes it can be a combination of issues rather than just one.

First I suggest you reset your BIOS, then configure as you need it. Then disconnect all SATA connections except your boot device. Also and even more importantly disconnect ALL your USB connections, including mouse and keyboard.

Boot... see what happens. Boot a few times to make sure you have a consistent response.

All well? try reconnecting SATA devices one at a time booting after each addition. All not well, determine the SATA device causing the problem. Try it on a different SATA port to determine if the port on mother board is the problem.

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Is the cursor blinking in the upper left corner of the black screen?

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Hi there,
this might be a permission issue. Please try this:
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
Download this attached
 fixlist.txt   324bytes
  24 downloads and save it on the same flash drive as FRST.
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC and enter System Recovery Options as follows.
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
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Select your user account an click Next.
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Restart your computer.
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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.
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System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
Select Command Prompt
==========Once in the Command Prompt:
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A:black screen after splash before login - restarts

ok, i realized that i can run a few basic apps from the command prompt in the repair system. so i have briefly looked through teh registry, 'regedit/s' particularly at the runonce and run, no entries found there if im looking in the right place. then i found notepad, and was able to use it as a file browser by switching it to all fiel types, and i was peering around int eh temp directory of the system32, and then i thought, why not try to run explorer.exe, when i did it kicked back the error EXPLORERFRAME.DLL is missing. try reinstalling etc..

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edit, after lookin in the system32 folder, the file EXPLORERFRAME.DLL is there.
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A:Black Screen BEFORE Post Screen on Restart

That does sound quite strange that they both do it
The answer to your question is no, windows has nothing to do with post, power on self test as the name suggests is controlled by the bios and is the motherboard checking hardware etc when the post is complete the bios will start the boot sequence as set in the bios ie 1st boot device then 2nd device then 3rd if necessary until an OS or bootable device is found, I can think of no reason for a machine to not post other than the wrong display output being selected if the machine has more than one ie on board gfx and gfx card installed or multiple display ports present or finally an overheated gfx card that has shut itself of until cooled but having said that if it works it works so I would see how it goes

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A:[SOLVED] Screen randomly goes black, Windows says BSOD on restart


It seems your video card or its drivers are the ultimate cause of these BSODs. I do notice the nVidia drivers are still a few months behind, so you might try downloading the latest package from here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

While it's worth a shot, I honestly doubt it will help. I'd expect a card replacement is necessary. See if you can return the card under the warranty, or at least test a different card in your system.

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16792.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110408-1633
Debug session time: Fri Aug 5 07:20:17.165 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:46.148
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+801f10 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 03/02/2011
SystemProductName = System Product Name
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Unknown_Module_ff111111`ff111111
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Unknown_Module_ff111111`ff111111
Built by: 7600.16792.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110408-1633
Debug session time: Thu Aug 4 17:50:10.974 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 1 days 23:42:09.958
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Unknown_Module_ff111111`ff111111
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Unknown_Module_ff111111`ff111111
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
Built by: 7600.16792.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110408-1633
Debug session time: Tue Aug 2 17:51:21.698 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 20:25:52.570
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+801f10 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 03/02/2011
SystemProductName = System Product Name
Built by: 7600.16792.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110408-1633
Debug session time: Mon Aug 1 03:47:54.781 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 1 days 23:29:39.764
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for scmndisp.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for scmndisp.sys
Probably caused by : scmndisp.sys ( scmndisp+16d1 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_scmndisp+16d1
BiosReleaseDate = 03/02/2011
SystemProductName = System Product Name
Built by: 7600.16792.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110408-1633
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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
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A:Screen goes blank after windows splash screen

cookiemoose said:


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Any ideas?Click to expand...

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A:Black screen and restart during game

Usually these problems are cured by updating to the latest drivers for chipset\graphics inc; DirectX, also there are very few games get released without needing a patch almost immediately to fix that kind of problem and I have to say its normally ATI drivers are worst for it (no I'm not a Nvidia devotee I run systems with each in, just pointing out a fact) the VPU recovery thingy I find causes more problems than it cures, but they promise the driver that's out in a couple of weeks will cure all problems forever, well it is 60Mb in size and requires .NET to be installed to run, just another 28Mb, hope the majority of ATI owners are on broadband!

The latest Catalyst was released 2 days ago, try it if you hav'n't already.

Are there some games more prone than others, trying to find out if OpenGL is the problem or D3D, ATI have a poor record with GL for some reason.
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After login, everything is fine and smooth. Installed latest nvidia driver for 8800gt win7 64bit, installed antivirus and spybot s&d. restarted.

Again with the 10-minute-black screen. I can't have this.

I have winxp 32bit on the same hard drive but different partition.

I use two monitors but tried using just one and still have the same problem.

I have updated my bios (gigabyte motherboard), still have the same problem.

What is causing this problem? I'm not willing to upgrade/downgrade/change video card, motherboard, cpu or hard drives. Does not make any sense. I only want to try win7 since it's "faster" but I'm perfectly content with winxp sp3. Why is winxp not having this problem? geez.

Can anyone help or should I just give up on win7?


A:black screen after first setup restart

Check Diagnostics>Performance log to see what is causing delay: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools

System restore to before this started, then add those apps/driver listed back in one at a time with restore point and time to check performance after each.

Likely Video driver. Windows 7 installer/Updates should have the latest WHQL since MS paid bill to develop them, try any beta or Vista, then try Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode.

Could be AV. Suggest Avast free home for lightest weight least intrusive.

Only use the basic Spybot scan function, not realtime, internet or tea-timer. Restore to before install to reinstall if so.
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A:Freeze, Black Screen, Restart

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.
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A:Black-screen after ComboFix restart

Hi, did combofix ask you to note down rootkit file names? If so, please post them.For everyone who is reading this:Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for unsupervised use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Restart your computer Before Windows loads, you will be prompted to choose which Operating System to start Use the up and down arrow key to select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console You must enter which Windows installation to log onto. Type 1 and press enter. At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following bolded text, and press Enter after each line:

set allowallpaths = true Note, if this gives you an error message, just continue with the next line.

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My laptop seems to have a hardware issue, but I can't figure out what's going on.

A book fell smack on top of my laptop, and ever since the following happens. After a minute or 2 after starting, it will return a black screen and restart. This happens with two different internal harddrives that I swapped out, as well as with a recovery disk. One of the drives is a little faster in starting up than the other, and the system will actually boot. With the other drive, the system won't even get to booting up completely. I can't get into safe mode. I managed to start up completely once, and shut down successfully, but that didn't solve the problem.

So it doesn't seem to be a drive or software issue. What could be wrong here?

HP Pavilion DV6000 with Windows Vista home edition.



A:Black screen and continuous restart with any HD

The CPU heatsink being partially knocked off is the first thing that springs to mind. After that, any one of a number of loose connections or dislocated hardware, up to and including a cracked motherboard, but I think motherboard is probably a worst case scenario. Does the LCD panel continue to work during the reboots..? Because I'm sort of curious as to how you missed that with the book.
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I don't have the problem when I first start it.

I ran my anti-virus and anti-spyware.

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I still have the problem.


Thanks in advance.

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A:Solved: Black screen on Restart

maybe this was too much of a challenge?
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A:Black screen and restart loop

Hi Aaronn

My name is Vishal and i work for the Social Media and Community Team at dell. May ia know which operating system system do you have on this system. Also the kind of system behaviour you have mentioned is generally related to hardware the most common could be overheating, a bad processor, bad motherboard, bad RAM. The next time your system restarts, and you get the menu and the prompt to continue booting normally, see if there is an option that says "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure", or something similar. If you boot with this option, then the next time your system "resets", you should see a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD). The BSOD will provide a particular "STOP" Error code, which will help us identifying the problem better.

Dell-Vishal S
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Follow these steps and upload here the crash\bsod files.
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Is this a recently built system ???

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what are you running
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power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them
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A:Black Screen After Malwarebytes Removal/Restart

Black screen, blinking typically indicative of a need to run the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console.Black Screen (fixmbr) -;en-us;314503 Louis
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A:AMD Driver Update. Black Screen after Restart.

If the harddrive is busy/active youll have to wait it out.

Sometimes theres allot to do and unfortunately its doing it while there is no display making you believe something's wrong.

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Depending on your laptop this may be easy or difficult depending on how new your laptop is and the boot speed..

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A:After restart, black screen and flashing cursor...

holding the button down with no power is to discharge the energy on the main board and power supply, don't think it does anything else, is your system well grounded? if so then it could be a hardware problem, but Dell techs would know best

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A:Sudden black screen and restart (with Minidump)

Hi and Welcome to SF honeybee89


Usual causes: Memory corruption, Hardware (memory in particular), Installing a faulty or mismatched hardware (especially memory) or a failure after installing it, 3rd party firewall, Device drivers, SCSI/network/BIOS updates needed, Improperly seated cards, Incompatible storage devices, Overclocking, Virus scanner, Backup tool, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack

As you can see, there are a lot of causes for this particular stop code 7F.

In looking through your drivers, I see that you have AVG anti virus installed. AVG is known to cause BSOD, on some systems. I suggest that you uninstall it while trouble shooting using the uninstall tool > Info > Tool (32bit) - Tool (64 bit). If you have AVG Identity Protection installed, uninstall it also >Info > Tool. I recommend that you install MSE and make sure Windows Firewall is turned on.

Please remove Zone Alarm,
Run system files check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also, please download third party called memtestx86, burn it to CD using ISO Recorder v3 and let it run for at least 7 passes. (Instruction by expert USASMA)

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI00.382\070110-46535-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*e:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e01000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0303ee50
Debug session time: Fri Jul 2 03:07:01.710 2010 (UTC + 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:29:36.302
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 6f8, fffff80002e39e58}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiDoubleFaultAbort+b2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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A:Requesting Xp Restart = Black Screen And Reboot

I'd suggest that you revert back to the original registry setting and test to see if that's the cause (if it doesn't do it anymore, then it's likely that the registry edit is causing it).

Could you please post a link to the article where you found the registry edit?

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A:Black screen Error, sudden restart

If the shutdowns only happen when you are playing that game I suspect that there might be a heat problem. The system shuts itself off without warning or error message in those cases.
Make sure that your OS, programs, drivers and security program are up to date. See if any other activity, other than playing a game, will shut the system down.
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I just recently rid my laptop of viruses with the help of boopme. However, I'm having some issues when starting it up. 3 things will either happen:
1)Stay stuck at the "Compaq" screen
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3)Or go passed the "Compaq" screen, to the black screen with dash, but eventually instead of starting up, it will say something like "Operating system not found"

A:When I restart, it still goes to the black screen with the dash for like 3 full minutes

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A:Black screen on restart, no cursor , just orange network, bl...

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A:Black Screen followed by restart while internet browsing and gaming

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