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Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death

Q: Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death

Hi been tying to solve BlackSOD for awhile now can be very in frequent problem then at other times I will get a Death Screen Gaming of of Screen or Black Black Death lots of Blacksod all at once PC will fail most of the day for days on end Then Balcksod stops for while like right NOW Today PC booted no problems able to post Last night PC would not work at all for hours PC was going into a BlackSOD when staring Windows or Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death soon after Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death desktop appears Here are my specs All compents where bought in at PC Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death D I Y store PC D I Y then built the PC not me OS win bit Home premium purchased at PC D I Y install by PC D I Y on the or thereabouts reading off invoice AGE OF SYSTEM HARDWARE All components where new when built on the or thereabouts AGE of OS OS has not been re-installed since it was first installed but have re-installed from a backup approx ONCE to try and stop BlackSOD which started sometime in FEB March CPU Intel Hz GTs QPI M CACHE LGA GPU ATI using ATI version using older driver as driver Blacksod still happened Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth-X LGA DDR SATA UBS RAID RMGS- GBRM PSU PWCO-HX- Corsair HX- ATX Modular PSU mmFAn Plus sliver CASE Antec Two Black ATX Tower Case lots of fans System manufacturer Exact mode number

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A: Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death

Hello,

How are the temps and voltage readings? If the PC is currently overclocked please reset back to defaults for testing purposes

Boot into the BIOS and post the temp and voltage readings. Usually Under Hardware Monitor,PC Health Status, or similar.

Once you have this info Install HWMonitor and take a screenshot of the program at idle and under load.

There could be a possible problem with the processor that could be caused by heat or voltage, or a bad CPU.

Download and install Prime95 (if you don't already have it installed) and perform the test
-Open Prime95 and choose Just stress testing
-Run each test (Small FFTs, In-place large FFTs, and Blend) for a few hours each to see if there are any errors produced or critical temps reached.

Code:
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Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa8008925038
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Record Id : 01ce475c64645785
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 5/2/2013 17:42:27 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000002 PreviousError

===============================================================================
Section 0 : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa80089250b8
Section @ fffffa8008925190
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x64
Error Type : Micro-Architectural Error
Flags : 0x00
CPU Version : 0x00000000000106a5
Processor ID : 0x0000000000000000

===============================================================================
Section 1 : x86/x64 Processor Specific
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa8008925100
Section @ fffffa8008925250
Offset : 536
Length : 128
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Local APIC Id : 0x0000000000000000
CPU Id : a5 06 01 00 00 08 10 00 - bd e3 98 00 ff fb eb bf
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Proc. Info 0 @ fffffa8008925250

===============================================================================
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa8008925148
Section @ fffffa80089252d0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Error : Internal timer (Proc 0 Bank 5)
Status : 0xfe00000000800400
Address : 0x00003880068fac3b
Misc. : 0x0000000000007fff

Code:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0365f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`038a2670
Debug session time: Thu May 2 13:42:27.610 2013 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:10.687
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
.......
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8008925038, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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3: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8008925038, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`037e76f0 fffff800`0391fca9 : fffffa80`08925010 fffffa80`0555a660 00000000`00000010 00000000`00000246 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
fffff880`037e7c10 fffff800`03800e87 : fffffa80`08925010 fffff800`0387a2d8 fffffa80`0555a660 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
fffff880`037e7c40 fffff800`03768285 : fffff800`038dbae0 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`088a7160 fffffa80`0555a660 : nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
fffff880`037e7c80 fffff800`036de251 : fffff880`0123be00 fffff800`03768260 fffffa80`0555a600 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
fffff880`037e7cb0 fffff800`03972ede : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0555a660 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`0550d3d0 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
fffff880`037e7d40 fffff800`036c5906 : fffff880`0356a180 fffffa80`0555a660 fffff880`035750c0 00000000`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`037e7d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`037e8000 fffff880`037e2000 fffff880`0570e740 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: GenuineIntel

IMAGE_NAME: GenuineIntel

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE_PRV

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE_PRV

Followup: MachineOwner

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A:Black Screen of Death or Black Gaming Screen of Death

First things first update your BIOS it is very old:


Code:
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. 1304 , 2/08/2011
Next uninstall the following it is likely doing more harm than good:


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Wise Care 365
Start Menu\Programs\Wise Disk Cleaner Free
Start Menu\Programs\Wise Registry Cleaner Free
Start Menu\Programs\Wrye Bash
Next run some hardware tests the errors you are getting indicate possible hardware failure / defects:
Furmark will stress test your GPU
FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net





Quote:
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature" (BurnIn test in newer versions).
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit


Also report the temperatures of your GPU at idle, and when it maxes out during the stress test
Next run prime95 this will stress test your ram/CPU:
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/





Quote:
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead.
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.


Again report your temperatures at idle and under load.

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A:Black Screen of Death - Kernel-Power Event 41 Occurs often when gaming

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Scoro


Hi! I'm new to the forums so I'll try to follow all the rules! I have updated my system specs to my knowledge and attached the files from a perfmon report and the NT6_BSOD utility. I didn't have the debugging information set to small memory dump until now as I just started getting serious about finding out what the heck is going on and I didn't know it was better to have it set as such. I'll be sure to repost the logs in this thread when I crash next.

I starting having black screens while playing Starcraft II and eventually they started to occur at seemingly random times (surfing the internet, and other non-taxing things). The system will hard hang and the only way to shut down is to hold the power button. I've tried to check that there weren't multiple drivers of the same type running as well as many other forum suggestions.

I've replaced the bones of my system in hopes that one of the core hardware pieces was causing the issue, and it hasn't helped. I've replaced the Mobo, CPU, and RAM (to what is in my system specs). I thought I solved the problem when I unplugged all hard drives except for the OS drive as I hadn't had a crash in days and today I was playing Skyrim and BAM - black screen and hard hang.

When it boots up I get a message mentioning that the overclocking failed - but I haven't set up any overclocking or done anything to the system. I set the BIOS to default and then windows boots up fine. I also never got that message with my old mobo/ram/cpu.

I'm at a loss as to what's causing this headache. Thanks for any help!



No DMP files included in upload please try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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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.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
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Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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A:Stuck on black screen of death, after blue screen of death

this sounds like it should be a BSOD thread, post a seperate thread in the BSOD section following the posting instructions for BSODs, make sure you include the dump files, if you don't know how to do that, it should tell you in the BSOD posting instructions.

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Do you see the bios splash screen?
Did you ever enter BIOS before, so you know how to do it?
Do you see the win7 animated welcome screen (prior to logon)?
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cd repair disc .... you mean this? System Repair Disc - Create

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

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

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

having the same problem here on my toshiba satellite L655-1je laptop. did everything srwalpha did but to no avail. hence, bumping this up for help pls...

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A:Windows 7 Black Screen then Blue Screen of Death

The SFC.exe did not work either.

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A:Black Screen of Death during boot, before login screen

hi,

Known issue some users have it others don't did you try Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7? or this mentions a "black screen of death" fix but i would be verry carefull running executable files from unknown sources

Windows 7 Black Screen Of Death Fix

also this http://www.everything-microsoft.com/2009/12/01/windows-7-bsod-black-screen-of-death-freeze-and-potential-fix/

but it also points to external sources microsoft should fix the issue or that *.exe should be authenticode signed so you have a way to verify it's trustworthy.

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A:How do I fix windows blue screen of death and black screen

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

I went into the Bios Setup Utility and reset to factory defaults. I then changed the boot order so that I would boot from DVD before HDD. For some reason this did it. It now works. Maybe it just needed time to rest? Because this hardly sounds like the solution to my problem.

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A:Blue screen of death, Freezing, and black screen

Have you installed anything lately? There could be some program or service doing something that isn't needed.
How's the case temperature? Perhaps it's running too hot.
 

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A:Black screen of death???

if you login fine on safe mode then this is a problem with your display drivers or user profile so lest do this login on safe mode click on start run type msconfig click on the Boot.ini tab and put a check on Basevideo and check if the computer will boot on normal mode if it those update your display drivers

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A:Black screen of death

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A:Black Screen NOT of death

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A:Black Screen of Death?

Not sure but I think it's against the law to put XP on a pentium II with 64 megs of ram
 

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A:Black screen of death

One option would be to try to do a System Restore from the System Recovery Options.  The instructions below you will create a bootable recovery disc which will eventually take you to the System Recovery Options which includes System Restore.  Disregard the instruction for the Command Prompt, that is for a different issue.
 
 
These instructions apply to both Windows Vista and Windows 7.
 
If your have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc start with step 2.
 
Step 1.  Create a Windows Vista or Windows 7 Recovery disc.
 
Download a legal Windows Vista Recovery ISO image here. 
 
Download a legal Windows 7 Recoverry ISO image here.
 
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A:Black Screen of Death - Tried Everything, what now?

Do the following steps in safe mode.Click Start Menu
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Click Manage
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Expand Display adapters
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A:Black screen of death

I've been working with Windows in large scale environments since WinNT and when it a Windows install repeats problems just 'nuke & pave'.

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A:BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH

Do you have your Data backed up?

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A:BLACK screen of death!!!

If you can't see the POST, it's probably a hardware problem.
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The most likely component causing this type of problem is the video card - so try another video card. DON'T buy one unless you can return it for a full refund. We're just throwing parts at the problem until we can figure out what it is.

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A:Black screen of death

Welcome

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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A:Black Screen of Death

Welcome!

Have you removed the virus yet?

For your info I have asked the mods to move this thread to the Security forum:

System Security - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi new here and to malware in general.

Laptop is starting up with a black screen, mouse pointer is moving. Nothing else. Ctrl Alt Del and Ctrl Shift Esc do nothing.

This is what Ive done so far.
1. Safe mode: no difference
2. Safe mode with command prompt: Can finally start programs from the command line.
2a. Tried to run superantispyware and received "application failed to initialise properly" error. The same message appears for SpyBotSD.
3. Removed HDD and scanned on another computer as a secdonary drive. No infections with MalwareBytes or superantispyware.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
H

A:Black Screen of Death

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE-------------------------------------------------------------In the meantime please, do NOT install any new programs or update anything unless told to do so while we are fixing your problemIf you still need help, please include the following in your next replyA detailed description of your problemsA new DDS log (don't forget attach.txt)Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

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A:Black Screen Of Death

Difficult problem to solve, seems to have several causes. Heres one possible fix
0xc01a001d message as sp1 installed..(froze) no movement

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A:Black Screen of Death??

I get something like this also. It is a black screen with a blue square in the middle. It says something like dumping memory to somewhere, then shuts off.

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A:BLACK SCREEN of death?

Hmm, you can try typing "msconfig" in the start menu and go to the startup tab then disable as many unnecessary programs as you can, excluding your Anti virus.

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A:Black screen of death (Tried everything)

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Forums.

We appreciate you coming to us for help but you've posted on the wrong section.
HijackThis logs must only be posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

Since you've already identified your video driver as the cause of your startup problem, I doubt it will be a malware issue (which is what HijackThis is used for), but it would do no harm to have our malware experts take a look at the log.

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A:I think i just got the Black Screen of Death

Boot from the W7 DVD and do a system restore.

Method 2

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html
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A:Is this Black Screen of Death? Please help me.

Your AC adapter may be bad. Mine quit working and I had to buy a new one.

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A:Black Screen Of Death

Simply put the System Recovery disks, will restore your computer to the way it was right before you created the restore disk. Programs, settings etc...

While the Vista HP OS Disc is primarily intended for the installation/repair of the Windows Operating System.

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A:Black screen of death (tried everything I could think)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREWe also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit scanner. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal AdviceThen create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:How to create a GMER logElle

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A:Black screen of death

Hi,
If available, I'd start with the install disk and do a startup repair. The next step will depend on the results of this first step
Keep us posted

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A:Black screen of death

But i can run in fix the cmd so if can be there any comand to scan ntfs OR kill the black death screen pls reply

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A:Black Screen of Death?

If this is recent, you might want to try the System Restore option through the Windows safe mode.That should restore any changes that is causing this problem.

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Some more trouble shooting here: How to Fix a PC Which Won't Boot: 7 steps - wikiHow

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Hi why are you using a vista disc you could do better with a win 7 disc and run a start up repair

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What software did you use to for the partitioning?

When trying to boot to the disc make sure that the cdrom is selected a the first boot device.

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Start a second thread for the second computer. No one that can help you is going to waste time trying to figure out which computer is which in the middle of the same thread.

On the first computer (and only, for this thread), boot to Safe Mode and select the boot option "Use Last Known Good Configuration". Report results.

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Did you try safe mode?

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Restart the computer and press F8. In the Advanced Boot menu (Safe Mode etc) choose Repair Your Computer. If you have a Windows DVD you can also boot from the DVD and choose Repair Your Computer.
You also can download the ISO image of Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn. Also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the HDD. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Seems that your Hard Disk just died, verify if the BIOS can still detect it. If not you'll have to get a new one
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A:Black screen of death

There's no much that can be done about Black Screen of Death errors, but the web abounds with suggestions to try.

I usually try System Restore to a period before it happened, if that doesn't work I just do a backup and reinstall Windows.

There's 2 things that concern me about your system:
- that your images don't work
- that you customize so much

To check the hardware on your system, please run these diagnostic tests:





Quote:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)


If they pass, then you'll have to resort to:
- a clean install of Windows
- ensuring that System Restore is turned on
- making a Restore Point before each customization is made.
- then, when the Black Screen occurs - use System Restore to go back in steps - until you reach a point where you don't get it any more. In Win7 you can view the changes that it'll make - and this should give you some info about why it happens (most often it's something that's installed last that affects an earlier installation - so both have to be "fixed").

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I have the exact same thing going on right now. Did you ever find a resolution, short of a complete rebuild, to your BSOD.

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Does it boot fine sometimes? Can it boot from bootable DVD for example a win7 install DVD?

do you have a win7 install DVD or win7 system repair disk?

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The first thing I will get out of the way. Did you verify the disc after burn? You should.

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Hello,

Can you boot up in Safe Mode?

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Can you boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

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Btw, I am not tech savvy, so...bare with me.

A:Black Screen of Death

Quote:





Originally Posted by degausser_


I have had my new Dell Studio 15 Laptop for under a week. Earlier today, after it updated, it took a while to log in, so I restarted and it was fine. Then, about 20 mins ago, I start, log on and get the Black Screen of Death. I safe moded and did a system restore. It is on now, but I am afraid to shut it off. Any advice?

Btw, I am not tech savvy, so...bare with me.





OKAY, so Windows checked and said that:
Problem Event Name: Blue Screen
OS Version: bunch of numbers
etc
etc
Files that contributed to it:
a minidump TODAY...wth?
and 2: users/my name/appdata/local/temp/wer-515729-0.sysdata.xml
.../local/temp/wer8777.tmpversion.text








Please translate that into English.

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A:Black screen of death - help please

check out make and model of the graphics card and go to the site of the manufacturer and see if drivers are available.
 
 if the graphics are on board check out the motherboard make and model and again go to the manufacturer site to download all drivers available for the mother board..

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well, im going the cheaper route and going to replace my video card, the one Im gettng is a PCI-E card, Im not sure this is the correct one, does anyone know how one checks whether or not this is the correct one,

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A:Black Screen Of Death

  
Quote: Originally Posted by johnp


I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my main hard drive, with XP Home SP3 on my second hard drive as a backup. A couple of days ago I had to use system restore in Windows 7, which seemed to go okay until it rebooted and I got the normal welcome screen and then the Black Screen of Death. I have tried all the Advanced Options, Repair your computer Safe Modes etc but every time I end up back at the BSOD. I cannot do a Repair Install as I cannot get into Windows 7.
Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?
Thanks for you help.



Boot from the dvd and do a repair install from there.

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A:Black Screen of Death??????

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Hi realnsleo and welcome to SF.
It's just a hunch but it looks like explorer.exe isn't started/crashed due to a possibly corrupted profile.
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If not, in Task manager go to File/New Tasl(Run) and start explorer.exe from there.
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-DG

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A:Black screen of death.

OK, the first thing to check is to see if your data is still on the system.
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Can you access Safe Mode?

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Hi CheezNapkin and welcome to TSF

Apart of our troubleshooting process needs us to boot your computer into Safe Mode to test things. I would like you to start up your computer and when it gets past the BIOS Splash Screen (first load up screen) I would like you to keep tapping the F8 key.

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A:Black Screen of Death Need Help!

It sounds like for some reason the monitor is stuck in power save mode. Try turning off the computer. Then turn the monitor off. Now unplug the monitor from power and wait 1 minute. Now plug monitor back in and power on. Then power on PC.

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A:Black Screen of Death

Hi, and welcome to TSF, try a repair from the install disc or flash drive Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive

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