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PC monitor screen is black & says "Out Of Range"

Q: PC monitor screen is black & says "Out Of Range"

Hi my daughter tried to adjust the resolution and now the screen is Black and stuck on Out Of Range. I cannot even get it safe mode or anything. Just a black screen with the writting. It's a windows xp 32. My son is so sad if anyone knows what to do please help. Thank you.

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A: PC monitor screen is black & says "Out Of Range"

Repeatedly press F8 while the system is booting.. The very first stuff you see on screen will either be your motherboard splash screen or some text. When you get to the menu where you can make a selection, choose VGA mode NOT Safe Mode. That will boot your computer at 640x480, but it will boot with full driver support, just as if things were normal. Change the resolution to what you want after that.

Remember if you change it to something that goes 'out of range' DO NOT touch anything for 15 seconds. It will revert back to what it was after that time and you can try again.

Unrelated.. Go to school at UMR? or different Miner?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-monitor-screen-is-black-says-out-of-range.210867/
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My sister (in a distant city) got a new computer running XP called me. Her kids got into the computer and now the screen is black except for a white stripe along the top withe words written there, "out of range."

No mouse control and no cursur.

Any ideas on how to fix?

Thanks, shortcut
 

A:Black screen except for white strip reading "out of range"

The out of range error is usually generated by the computers memory having problems. try taking the cover off the pc and re-seating the memory. If you can get a memory diagnostic tool off the net somewhere use it. The other guys who post here may be able to tell you of a good one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/black-screen-except-for-white-strip-reading-out-of-range.169869/
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Machine HP Envy nr w AMD M XT I've been struggling for the past several related (literally monitor? screen to Black "phantom" - off) days with this getting odd behavior where Windows might install just fine or start a session OK but then at some point my laptop monitor just turns off Even seems to happen on start up before getting to Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor? the lock screen Yesterday I went all out did factory image reset to Windows updated the Intel HD drivers went to Catalyst beta drivers as well Installed Win as an upgrade All seemed OK briefly then I got some screen flickering and it returned to normal except for the fact that it then thought I had two monitors I think at some point over the weekend while I was screwing around with this it I had my TV plugged in via HDMI and it showed up as monitor In any event I could move my Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor? mouse over well past the bounds of my quot real quot monitor and there was definitely a phantom area out there Furthermore under 'Devices' on Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor? the right hand bar it showed I had a second monitor To try and get rid of that I set my quot projector quot settings to duplicate the monitors rather than extend at which point it just turned off and wouldn't return revert Anyone else experience this Any idea of why it would think I have a phantom second monitor Seems awfully suspicious given how many issues I've had

A:Black (literally off) screen - related to "phantom" monitor?

Ah hah! This is definitely the main problem I've been having now! Even with my Intel HD graphics disabled, upon reboot Windows think it finds a second monitor when there isn't one there. Not only that but it makes it the PRIMARY monitor so you can't see anything. You have to just key in your password / PIN, then it will bring you to the desktop.

The question is how the heck do I get rid of this thing permanently!

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first of all, the problem we are having is not with the monitor, as we have just checked it and it works fine on another computer, so, that being said, here is our problem.

when we turn the computer on it begins to boot up, goes into the Windows welcome screen, then the screen flicks off (even shows the orange light like the monitor is not working) and it displays the message "burn in mode". This message is in a blue box and the rest of the screen is black.

If we turn the computer off and try again, the exact same thing happens.

sorry, I am not technical, so this was the best way I could describe what was happening.

hope someone can help
 

A:"burn in mode" on black monitor screen

Some motherboards have a "burn in" option. What is really happening is that the fsb [front side bus] is being overclocked by 5-10%

Have you tried to enter the bios and set defaults?

Has this always happened or was some hardware / software added or removed?

Is this a custom build or is it a mfg computer?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/burn-in-mode-on-black-monitor-screen.348453/
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I started successfully my Windows 7+SP1 with newest patches
and can work normally.

Then I turn off my TFT monitor (not the running computer).
Win7 continues to work (as hard disc LED indicator and remote control tools prove).

Later I try to turn on my monitor again.
But much to my surprise the screen stays dark.
Just a moving indicator tells me now "No input signal".

Whats worng?

On a WinXP and another WIndows 7 computer (all with the same monitor) everything works fine. The desktop is shown again after returning to on.
So the hardware is not damaged.
I always have to reboot again to re-show the Windows desktop.

As far as I can rememeber in the first time the Win7 in focus system works as well but then I must have changed some settings.

I am using a motherboard with a core-i5 and H67 chipset with built-in graphic processor. So I have no separate graphic card.

Peter

A:After monitor off + on: "No imput signal" + black screen

It is likely to be the power settings for your monitor:

Press Start:
Type in the 'Search Programs and Files' box "Power Options" (without the " ").

Select the Power Options link offered in the list.
Then, 'Change when the computer sleeps' and from the drop-down menu for your monitor choose 'Never'.
.
.

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Hi

I have recently bought an LCD logic LCX20LN1 20" tv which has a pc input. When i booted up my pc with the new screen attactched, just after the windows loading screen came up it came up with this message on the screen "out of range". I heard that this happens when you purchase a new monitor but have still not found any help on the internet about how to fix it. I am using Windows XP. Also the TFT screen that i used before that was 17" if that helps.

Thanks
 

A:New LCD logic 20" screen. When booting up pc comes up with "out of range" message

Did you uninstall the drivers for your previous monitor before installing the new one?

"out of range" is most commonly caused by a resolution\frequency setting that the monitor does not support.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-lcd-logic-20-screen-when-booting-up-pc-comes-up-with-out-of-range-message.38188/
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A:Safe Mode "Black Screen" and "Spyware detected" screen

Anyone want to answer this?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f284/safe-mode-black-screen-and-spyware-detected-screen-282897.html
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I've tested the monitor with the same VGA cable but with a different computer - this worked fine, so i'm assuming it's something to do with my computer.
I've tried reinstalling my video drivers, but this had no effect. My card is an ATi Radeon HD 5770, haven't had any problems with it before.

Obviously this is pretty irritating since anything other than the native resolution tends to look ugly.

Any help appreciated
 

A:Monitor displays "Out of Range" at 1080p (graphics card issue?)

Best thing I can advise is. Grab the latest WHQL ATI and CCC drivers.

before installing, uninstall your ati drivers in safe mode and your monitor from device manager.

Boot into normal mode and install the drivers. Make sure in setting you take off check for only display resolutions this monitor can handle,,, ok give it a shot.. let us know.. gl
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/monitor-displays-out-of-range-at-1080p-graphics-card-issue.172431/
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A:Freezing / Black out / "Out of Range" issues

Test the Ram with memtest :- http://www.memtest.org/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/freezing-black-out-out-of-range-issues.716228/
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k6-2 500meg.sb live.nvidia riva tnt2.256meg pc133sdram.
 

A:[SOLVED] digital monitor displays"out of range" error

Try going into display properties, settings, advanced button, adapter tab, change it to adapter default.
should work
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-digital-monitor-displays-out-of-range-error.68855/
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A:Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

Hello Hayley,
The problem is that your monitor is not compatable with your computer, here's what you need to try, i dont know how much you know about PC's so i will assume you are a beginner, (sorry if your not),

Start your computer and while it is booting up (starting) press F8 (top row on keyboard) every secound or so.
You will come to a screen like this or something like it,




Use the up/down arrows on your keyboard to highlight the "enable low resolution video (640x480)" option and press enter.
Good luck and post your result.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/233892-help-monitor-saying-out-range-middle-windows-vista-instalation.html
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A:Windows 7 Clean Install Forces Monitor "Out of Range"

Hello,
 
According to your thread, I suspect that the issue might be display device driver related.
 
First you might keep windows update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device. Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.
 
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Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!
 
For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.
What can I do if my hardware does not work?
 
This will give you some guidelines.
 
Good Luck!
Andy

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/80fcac58-69e5-442a-b6ab-e5b09f30a528/windows-7-clean-install-forces-monitor-quotout-of-rangequot?forum=w7itproinstall
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A:Changed Monitor - "Input Signal Out of Range" message

Try hooking back up the 22inch resetting the resolution and saving it from within regular windows.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/changed-monitor-input-signal-out-of-range-message.814242/
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A:Monitor Trouble! It Says "Out Of Scan Range" and i cant do anyting. please help

Two ways:

1. Boot into Safe Mode (F8). Change the display to 640x480 or 800x600 AND CLICK OK. Don't click CANCEL. Then boot back into normal.

2. Boot into Safe Mode (F8) and uninstall the video drivers. Then boot back into normal. Cancel out when Windows offers to install the drivers again. Then go to the website for your video card and download the drivers from there. (Don't use the ones that Windows wants you to use, get the reference drivers.) For instance, if you have a GeForce, go to http://www.nvidia.com.

Courtney
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/monitor-trouble-it-says-out-of-scan-range-and-i-cant-do-anyting-please-help.728491/
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A:Monitor cries: "OUT OF FREQUENCY RANGE" at login

Try this.

1. Boot in safe mode.
2. Un-install the nvidia display driver.
3. Set the display settings to some supported value.
4. Restart, install nvidia display driver and set the appropriate settings which your monitor supports.
5. Restart.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/85717-monitor-cries-out-frequency-range-login.html
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A:Monitor goes "out of range" when attempting to play games

Your game is opening up in a resolution to great for your monitor - try and adjust the settings for the game in an ini file or something.

Simon
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/monitor-goes-out-of-range-when-attempting-to-play-games.90607/
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A:"out of range" monitor message after Win 7 upgrade

i'm pretty sure that message means your video card is using settings that are too high for your monitor to handle. check the specs for your monitor and adjust your video card settings to match.

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A:"out of scan range" monitor message

"out of scan range" generally means u are trying to display a higher resolution/ refresh rate than the monitor can display.

what size is the screen on the laptop and the external monitor. Also what are their res/refresh? can you still see the screen on the laptop? if so lower the res/refresh and this should solve your problem.

if you cant get a picture on either monitor or screen boot into safe mode and uninstall your gfx card. when you reboot it will either install a default one or reinstall your old driver. either way it should sort you out.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/out-of-scan-range-monitor-message.188056/
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Current settings:
1024x768 32 bit true color 60MHZ
I have most recent drivers loaded for both
monitor and video card.
GeForce FX5600 Ultra 128MB Video Card

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BTW I've tried changing the res on my monitor from advanced settings. the only res that works with out error is 1024x768
 

A:Monitor says "out of range" on select games

I managed to fix this by playing around with the advanced settings for referance to anyone who might be experiencing the same thing:
start-settings-control panel-display-settings tab-advanced-Geforce tab-on left select change resolution-advanced timing-un check interlace mode.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/monitor-says-out-of-range-on-select-games.15732/
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A:Message "out of range" displayed on monitor

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at this Microsoft article.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/message-out-of-range-displayed-on-monitor.77164/
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Thanks!
Esco
 

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This out of range thing has happened with Bioshock too.

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A:Monitor goes "Out Of Range" when playing certain games

Hello ,

with the shut down i would tend to lean twords the power supply

what i would like you to do is follow this link & download this program

http://www.majorgeeks.com/EVEREST_Fr...ion_d4181.html

now once installed & loaded you will see this will give you all knids of good info about your system

look for the sensors part and then copy the info there & post it back here

also what is the spec's of your video card

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A:Monitor Settings "Out of Scan Range."

jthammer
Welcome to TSG!
Try booting into safe mode and change it back there.
Keep tapping F8 key at startup until you get startup screen.
Select safe mode.

If that don't work:

Win98 and 98SE
Do the F8 thing again this time select command prompt.
Type in Scanreg /restore hit enter and arrow down to date before you changed settings.
enter and restart

WinME
If your able to enter safe mode go to start/programs/accessories/system tools and select system restore
Select date prior to change and hit OK.

If your unable to see in safe mode
use the WinME startup disc and select minimal boot
At command prompt type;
enter c:\windows\command\scanreg /restore
and arrow down to date before change enter and restart

Note remove disc before reboot.

Let us know how that works.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/monitor-settings-out-of-scan-range.48267/
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A:Viewsonic Monitor "Frequency Over Range"

Only thing I can think of is that your video settings got changed somehow. Can you put another monitor on your machine, boot up into windows. go to start/settings/control panel/display/settings tab/advanced button/adapter tab/ in the drop down box if refresh rate is set to optimal change it to adapter default, save , shutdown and hook up the other monitor. Long shot, probably won't work
 

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A:westinghouse L2610NW monitor "out of range"

Hi chuckb007,
 
When this error occurs, it indicates the monitor cannot detect or set up the video signal.
 
First, please test the issue with another monitor and see if the issue occurs. If the issue does not occur with other monitors, please contact the monitor manufacturer for direct assistance.
 
If the issue persists using other monitors, please double check the cable connections and then restart the computer. If there are 2 video ports, move your monitor to the second port.
 
What is the result? If the issue persists, please go to Safe Mode (Restart computer, press the F8 key when the boot menu pops up, select [Safe Mode], and boot up) and check if the issue still occurs.
 
If the issue does not occur in Safe Mode, please restart the computer, press the F8 key when the boot menu pops up, select [Enable low-resolution video (640x480)] and see if the issue occurs in this mode.
 
If the issue disappears in this mode, you can change the screen resolution to a lower one such as (800x600) and see if the issue exists.
 
Also, install the latest display card driver which is fully compatible with Windows 7.
 
For more information about this issue, you can refer to this HP website: Flat Panel Monitor Displays Message about No Signal, Signal out of Range, Sleep, or Power Save
 

Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Linda
 

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A:how to fix if monitor displays "out of range" message?

what kind of monitor and what kind of graphics adapter? ( card\onboard?)
 

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A:Video card "out of Range" of Monitor

Your monitor cannot display the resolution or the frequency. Lower the setting to say 800x600 60hz and bump it up from there until you get the messaga again.
 

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A:Monitor shows "Out of Range"

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A:New Computer - "Black Screen" - Fan "Ramps Up"

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A:Blue screen with "OUT OF SCAN RANGE"

The video settings are too high for the monitor. Tap F8 during boot and choose VGA mode and enter the users profile that has problems and chenge the video settings to match the other users.
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A:Default Refresh "Out of Range". Can't see screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22



I've been here before and cannot remember if I had to go into the registry or what....
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What do I need to do to get a "default" of something easy like 800x600 256 color 60Hz so I can start there and set something workable??


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A:Monitor "Out of Range"

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A:need help - Monitor "out of range"

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A:Solved: Acer S243HL LCD Monitor "black frame" problem

/BUMP!

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A:monitor is black and reads "in power save mode"

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A:Solved: Excel code - If Range("F1") - "WW?????" then

I would copy one of these http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18617175/check-whether-a-cell-contains-a-substring
 

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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:Lookin 19" LCD monitor in the $300-350 CDN range

^ bump ^ ..
 

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A:Turning the Windows Desktop completely "Black and White" not just "High Contrast"

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A:Out of Range: Set Monitor to 1024x768 @ 75htz"

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

This is not to steer you away from TS, you are most welcome here!
We may have members here that may have answers too.
You may have some better luck with this particular issue here
VGA Boxes /VGA Adapter Forum They seem to deal with this directly.
G'Luck

edit: prognosis is not good, after reading several posts on that site.
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A:PLEASE HELP! I get a "Please Wait" screen or black screen with cursor in the middle

Quote:





Originally Posted by mdfb42


Last year I just built my own tower, and it worked perfectly over Thanksgiving break. Now I just came home a week later and nothing. I got the loading like normal, then when it was supposed to show my sign in for Win 7, I got a black screen with my cursor in the middle that won't move. I have not changed anything with my tower. I went to hold the power button to turn it off, and it turned off then turned back on two seconds later. Got the screen with "start normally, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt" I tried starting normally and got the same thing...I shut it off and unplugged it before it started up again...now I took care of the automatic restart. I next tried safe mode on each mode...would start to load the processes, but then got a please wait screen with the windows loading circle...never stopped "loading".

I have not touched my tower because I have been at sollege, and my door has been shut and no one goes in my room.

I have no idea what is going on and do not know what to do. I guess the next step would to be to try and reinstall win 7 with the cd...i dont know....PLEASE HELP!




Have you tried the Last Known Good Configuration? If that doesn't work you might open the Case and make sure everything is tight, all cables and power leads. There isn't an USB port being used by a Flash drive or anything else that you might have just installed is there? If so unplug them/it.

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A:Solved black screen after "loading windows" screen

Hi ColWar,

Thanks for posting your solution! Hopefully this will be of use to someone else. I will flag this thread to be marked 'Solved'.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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A:Problem with computer going to black/blank screen after "Boot Menu"

See if you can boot off something like Hiren's Boot CD and then run a hard drive diagnostic tool.

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Welcome,
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nevermind, I'm getting more prompt help on a different forum. please disregard.

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A:BSOD turned into "Black screen of death" -cannot boot into BIOS.

Hi,

Firstly keep your wife off the machine

Try this (It may or may not work):

Shutdown the computer and remove power lead, take out the battery and press the
power button for 40-45 seconds then reattach the battery and plug in the power cord.

Does the laptop boot now?

cheers

Dave

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A:Screen permanently black after several "ATI display driver..." Errors?

Does your display power up? can you see something on the display like BIOS post?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/285856-screen-permanently-black-after-several-ati-display-driver-errors.html
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A:After computer startup, black screen, followed by "no input signal"

I have the same problm need help bad
 

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A:EasyBCD 2.1.2 "broke" Bootloader and can't acess Win 7 (black screen)

It requires special installation steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. You'd need to ask in an Ubuntu forum how to install it in EFI mode.

You can remove EFI Boot disk from BIOS Boot order and enable Legacy BIOS to install normally, however.

For now I'd delete Ubuntu's partition, Mark Partition Active Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to start Win7 again.

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A:Stuck at black screen after "Windows is loading files"

Hello and welcome Majd have a read throughtis and see if there are any thngs you can use . Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you can get into safe mode at all get rid of the AVG - it is crap.

Did this bloke give you any recovery media ?? and usually factory installed machines have factory restore partitions so can you let us know exactly what model this machine is please - I know you have quoted a number but have good look underneath and look for yourself before we go any further .

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A:Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Known issue, but Toshiba takes forever to make it right... Yes we have seen the problem... but don't expect Toshiba to get it back to you quickily... as they have to replace the system board, and they are usually out.
There is nothing you can do but send it in... because otherwise your system board is ruined.
Good luck
 

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A:Randomly makes "USB 'in and 'out'" sounds, screen flashes black

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A:Stuck at black screen that says "loading operating system"

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A:Hang up on "Please Wait", system restored, now black screen...

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A:Laptop won't start up past black screen with blinking "_"

StarJune,
Welcome to TSG.
From your description of the fairly normal but unrequested shutdown, this could possibly be a windows update that failed.
What type of laptop is it? Do you have the Operating System disk? If not you can and probably should order one from the manufacturer.
Take a look at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

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A:Black screen- "operating system not found" Sony Vaio VPCEH

Oh and when I f2 it on start up the screen says Hard Disk Drive- None

Has it completely gone?

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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

Sounds like a corrupted file system, so try running chkdsk.

How to run System File Checker (SFC) or chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
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For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above).

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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Yesterday I started having problems with my Windows Professional -bit desktop machine Here's the sequence of events I would now Win7 in "Windows upon to Start" Failed logon, Black Screen result encounter I would start Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start" the computer logon normally and about minutes after I logged on my video would go black monitor lights blinking like there was no signal but the power to the system was still running Each time I rebooted into normal Windows boot the system would result in the same error I tried re-seating all my components to no avail I also tried unhooking one component at a time to no avail I started trying to diagnose the issue Event Viewer logs provided nothing except for some generic error codes which I reviewed on EventID net I found that booting into Safe Mode worked fine I found that doing a Clean Boot would result in the error I found that doing a selective startup with Windows Services only would result in an error I found that booting with Diagnostic Services only would result in an error I tried using a Windows repair disc to repair my install and that didn't work When I tried to do a full re-install over my existing install my computer wouldn't stay on long enough for everything to finish Finally at pm last night the system stayed on with a normal windows boot with all services running with the cd-rom unplugged I don't think this actually had any impact for a few hours before I went to sleep I left the computer on overnight to see if it would last This morning when I woke up at am the computer was again black screen monitor blinking etc Upon rebooting the machine I got the following error message Quote quot Windows failed to start A recent hardware or software change might be the cause To fix the problem Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer Choose your language settings and then click quot Next quot Click quot Repair Your Computer quot If you do not have the disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance quot I tried reseating my hard drive and unplugged all the other components and continue to receive the same error message This leads me to believe my Windows installation is corrupted and has been the root of all my problems but don't understand why that would make my screen go black like the video card disconnected Any help would be appreciated

A:Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start"

Since the error did not occur in SafeMode where Win uses a generic low-res 600x800 video driver, but occurred in Clean Boot mode, where your hi-res installed video driver is used, I would guess the problem is a corrupted video/graphics driver. You might try looking for the latest vid driver from the manufacturer website, of your particular machine.

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Windows after quot Starting Windows quot stops with a black screen and mouse cursor I turned on my desktop PC after more than weeks of non use it was in its package box It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off I "Starting stops then & active screen cursor with Windows" black Boot: turned it on again and it showed a message saying Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor the processor is overheated so I turned it off removed the processor to check if there's enough Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor thermal compound Thermal compound was OK but the processor was a bit shaky not well fitted so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load I chose the default CPU settings in a haste I didn't read that message well unfortunately It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly I chose to load Windows normally Chkdsk did a disk check disk passed and it started quot Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID quot It then started booting quot Starting Windows quot and the next screen was just a blank black screen with the mouse cursor It's stopped here for hours I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of Repair with Windows installer bootrec fixmbr bootrec fixboot marking the disk active etc No success I cannot boot in any mode In an attempt to copy my files off the disk I tried Ubuntu and even installed a new Windows on an unallocated partition on the same disk The disk was not accessible and its original name has change from C to D This is how the disk structure was C contains the new Windows I just installed test D contains my previous Windows which used to be on the C E MB reserved system partition I tried granting admin permissions to the disk in the Security tab it found several errors and the operation did not succeed How can I get my Windows back

A:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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A:XP Black Screen - no boot option work after error: "WINLOGON.EXE - Bad Image"

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A:Dell Inspiron M5030 Black Screen When Installing Windows 8.1 on "Getting Devices Ready"

I had the same problem and did this and it worked with no problem....The idea is to slipstream the updated drivers into the ISO/DVD. The drivers that came with the W8.1 DVD dont work well as I was getting the BSOD upon install.
1. Download Winreducer and install all 3rd party software it requires.  Look in the howto.pdf
2. Download the latest AMD Catalyst Drivers from AMD's site (not beta).  Listed as Windows 8 drivers i think.  
3. Extract the files to temp dir.
4. Copy the files/drivers from the temp dir (packages\drivers\display\w86a_inf) and the sub dir (B149756) to the winreducer drivers dir (work\integrate\drivers\x64).  So in the x64 dir you should have the cats, msi, infs, and the b149756.
5.  Run winreducer.  Make sure you have handy an iso of the Windows 8.1 DVD.
6.  After you mount your iso, you will be taken to the options and features screen.  You will see presets, appearance, features....on the top.   Leave all options alone EXCEPT the drivers location under System.  Change that to x\WORK\INTEGRATE\DRIVERS\x64.  Dont forget to change the x to your proper location.
7.  Click finish.  Save as iso. Apply.  It will save the modified iso into the winreducer folder.  
8.  Burn and install.  
9. After you are done installing, install the FULL driver package you downloaded in step 2 by running the setup.exe in main dir.
10.  Thank me LOL

That worked for me on an Inspiron M5030.  I hope my answer is detailed enough.  

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A:Black screen saying "setup is starting services"

Hello and welcome FL2013 first what screen are you referring to? as you have no pics of it in the post.

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Can any one help me. It would be really appresheated.
 

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I'm sure this isn't a new problem or new post asking about that But I still make this post because Windows "Welcome" black 7 with after slowly screen boots every solution I tried didn't work Symptom My Windows bit boots slowly with a long Welcome screen then a black screen with cursor for about Windows 7 boots slowly with black screen after "Welcome" - seconds and the wallpaper with icons appears Video YouTube System infomation Asus K A Intel Ghz Intel HD Not many softwares Office is the biggest software I installed Used solutions - Remove start-up programs - Update drivers and windows system BIOS - Run cleaning tool for partition C - Run defragment tool - Scan virus malware with Panda and MBAM To make sure this is a software problem related to system I install another Windows on the same laptop different partition It has many programs Photoshop VirtualBox taking more space than the first Windows This Windows boots much faster without disabling startup programs and services Also It hasn't been updated regularly even drivers This windows just has drivers from It seems silly but I have to say that can be explained To check what happens in booting these two windows I use boot log Bootlog in my first Windows Slow boot kb txt file in the seconds Windows Fast boot kb In bootlog of the slow booting OS many lines say quot Did not load driver quot in fast-booting os just a little So now I think the root cause is drivers which are loaded in booting proccess And notice that I have re-installed updated the drivers on slow-booting Windows many times but in fast-booting one I just installed one time the old version So maybe many drivers files are exccess or causing something wrong or anything i dont know But now I think it's definitely because many quot did not load driver quot Boot log on slow booting OS ntbtlog slow boot Drivers list on slow booting OS Drivers Slow boot txt - Google Drive Boot log on fast booting OS ntbtlog fast boot txt - Google Drive So what can I do if I dont want to do a clean installation Windows I'm a technical user so you can answer with advanced techniques I just want to do anything if possible to optimize OS without re-installing it Thanks for your comments Post on Microsoft community Windows boots slowly with black screen after quot Welcome quot - Microsoft Community

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