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Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

Q: Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD Black Screen Of Death on Windows (Black Vista Black Of Death) Screen screen or with cursor movable KSOD Vista Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista What happens The system powers on POST BIOS Start windows normally Windows splash screen - gt Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista Black screen lt - What I can do I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings I CAN press F to give me advanced boot options but all options have the same result apart from quot Repair your computer quot I CAN load the quot Repair your computer quot option I CAN move the mouse around the screen I CAN press shift times to get a dialogue to appear but no control panel I CAN press the power button to shut down the system I CAN start up in safe Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista mode which is exactly the same but with lower resolution I CANNOT seem to do anything else However there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine What I've tried Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem System Restore - No restore points Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors SFC Scan - No problems Stand alone system sweeper - No problems Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall I also COULD do a partial or full quot Packard Bell Recovery quot which is essentially like reinstalling windows I DO NOT want to do this I'm sure this is just a simple software issue really and I would rather avoid a reinstall Can anyone recommend what steps I should try to resolve this Thanks

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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.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
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:Black screen of death with movable cursor after system restore

Pull out the hard drive and put it aside for now. Get a new drive and install it. Load Windows fresh. Apply all the drivers and Windows updates. Install the old drive as a second drive and recover your important files that way
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A:Black screen with movable cursor (vista x64)

Hi tole,

I appreciate the technical expertise and the steps that have been done. We check if the computer is able to boot in Last known good configuration and check if it works:

Please post the results.
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A:Vista Enterprise Stuck At Black Screen With Movable Cursor

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A:Black screen with movable mouse cursor before login screen appears

Firstly, boot into the Linux operating system, and then create a backup of all important files and data.
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A:KSoD (Black Screen of Death)


I had one a couple weeks ago that was as simple as re seating the RAM...worth a shot!

good luck
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A:Black Screen of Death KSOD

Any clues about the possible problem on the black screen - error message for instance?

If not, a fresh install seems the only answer (delete the existing partition & create new first though, to ensure it's totally empty (sometimes a format only won't be sufficient, so "nuke" that partition first to be sure).
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Boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt and run Sfc /scannow
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hi,,,,as you say you can get into safe mode,, take a look in event viewer to see if there's any info in there,,,, also look at updates and see if there were updates around the time of this happening,,,, what were you doing around the time of this starting to happen,,, was some new software or hardware installed,,, also take a look in anything to give us a clue reliability and performance monitor,, reliability monitor,,,, any clue as to where to look,,, also open system,,,,, press win key+pause click on performance click on advanced tools and click on generate system health report,,, i dont know if this works in safe mode but give it a try,,,, see if any of this will shed light on why this has started to happen,,,
i hope your all backed up as this could end up in a clean install,,,, if you are then it could be quicker and easier to do a clean install anyway,,,,,
please report back anyhing you find
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A:Black screen with movable cursor

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A:Black screen with movable cursor

Boot into Recovery Environment using Windows 7 DVD, run System Restore again -- choose a restore point farther back.

Also try "System Repair" option in Recovery.

Regards. . .


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A:Black screen, movable cursor

If you had an install disk, you could run the DISM commands, you may still be able to do it, if you can get Task Manager to pop open, try CTRL ALT DEL while that black screen is up, if you can get Task Manager open, we can open a command prompt. Most likely you will need an Admin Command Prompt, you can check the box that says "Run this as Administrator" while CMD is in the Run Box- In the Task Manager under "File>Run New Task"

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A:Yoga 2 13 Laptop black screen with movable cursor

Hi Skordy18 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
As same issue when even on safe mode most likely indicate corrupted start up files. 
You can use a recovery disc ( if you manage to create one before it happened ) or any similar versions of Windows to lauch repair . If all options of advance repair have been exhausted and the repair would not work , consider backing up your files (either removing the harddrive and placed on an external harddrive enclosure to be backed up on another pc or loading a rescue media to boot from).
One key recovery would always be the last option as it would delete everything and reimage the machine back considering if this is a software issue with Windows.
Running hardware diagnostics can also help.
Update us how things go.
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A:Windows XP won't start; black screen w/ movable cursor

The only time I ever used that recovery option on a Vaio, it performed a destructive return to factory settings with no further warning so I recommend leaving that one alone for the time being. Tap F8 to bring the Safe Mode menu up and try the option for VGA settings, which might just let your graphics card show with reduced functions. If you can get in that way, try updating the drivers for the graphics in Device Manager.

As for getting the files out, you could Google for Hirens BootCD and download that, burn it to a disk and use MiniXP to gain access to your files and move them to memory sticks of an external hard drive. Using MiniXP would also tell you if the graphics are working but that your own system lacks some files or settings somewhere.
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A:Black screen, movable cursor, save files?

There are 4 basic causes of black screen events in Windows:
- dead/dying hard drive (doesn't usually have a cursor)
- bad video drivers.
- registry errors
- driver issues (beyond the video drivers)

Since you're not able to get into Safe Mode, it's probably either one of the boot/system start services or the registry entries associated with that (and I'd tend to rule out the video drivers since they'd be isolated out by the Safe Mode boot).

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I haven't used Total Uninstall in a long time, but doesn't it have a save/restore function? Maybe that will contain necessary restore points if the System Restore doesn't work.

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A:black screen of death with cursor - vista

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A:Vista black screen of death/moving cursor

Hi aftermathsample, welcome to the board.

Was there anything wrong before the updating? Were you updating the BIOS or chipset drivers? What exact drivers are you updating? Can you boot into safe mode? if you can, go ahead and backup your data before doing anything. Have you been mass around the inside of the case before this happened? May be you have to reinstall after all.

It is helpful for diagnostic if you post your spec of your computer.

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Does anything show up in Event Viewer?
Have you been able to run a virus scan?
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A:Black screen of death with cursor

You can attempt a repair install. Not sure if this will help your problem
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A:W7 64 bit black screen of death without cursor

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Hello, and Welome
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A:Black Screen of Death with Mouse Cursor

Zac;   You should be good if you got the task manager open.  You should see some tabs at the top of the page.  If not, look in the bottom left corner of task manager.  Click on more info,  and then click on the startup tab.  look at the programs that started.  you should be able to get into one that will help you restore to your last backup.  I found that ccleaner was working and allowed me to restore my system to an earlier date when my computer was running well.  You will likely have to reload programs that were loaded in after that restore point BUT you will not loose any personal data.
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A:Black screen of death with white cursor

I doubt if the problem is caused by either, but lets test the hard drive. Download crystal software (make sure you use the correct download, the site is full of pay stuff). If the HD is bad it will show.
Either way report back and we shall look further if necessary
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A:[SOLVED] Black screen of Death Before Log in appears and no cursor

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A:Black Screen/ Blinking Cursor of Death Syndrome :(

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A:Win7 Black screen of death with cursor on all boot modes

Please post exact sfc command you did. (I think it was correct btw). It took many minutes to complete? did it report "no integrity errors found" ?
It doesn't create a logfile because you ran it in recovery environment. To create a logfile:

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A:Windows won't boot after format / Black screen of death (with cursor)

It sounds like you are not setting the machine to boot from disc first

Sorry i dont know your computer experience but are you sure you have entered bios and double checked the boot order ?
DVD first them HDD second
Also are you sure you have created your media correctly ie bootable
Be aware a recovery disc created on a 32 bit machine will only work if your machine is 32 bit and same for 64 bit
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Tutorial here for reinstalling and the first part gives instructions for download and burn to usb if it helps
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A:Vista Black Screen w/ Cursor

Let see if this will get you to a point where we can use some of the regular repairs.
Try this

Take out the battery, (eliminate this step if desktop)
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A:Vista black screen of death? Please Help...

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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 HERE
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A:Vista - Black Screen Blinking Cursor

Hi Family_Man,

My name is Tapan. I am from Dell Social Media Team.

I read your message and I appreciate your effort. You can try releasing the flea power which might be causing this issue by following the below mentioned steps.
1. Shut down the system and unplug the power cord and remove the battery as well.
2. Press and hold the power button on the laptop for about 10 seconds.
3. Release the power button.
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You can also change the boot sequence in BIOS and make CD DVD ROM as first boot device.

The OS reinstallation not initiating or finishing might very well be caused by a damaged CD or DVD, you can try another Windows Vista Home premium CD and use the product key on the bar coded label of your system.
Let me know of the findings. Glad to be of assistance.

Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder
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Is service pack 1 installed?

some causes.

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Originally Posted by sabotage

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Boot from your vista installation dvd and do a syatem restore
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Im here to help

First try to download ubuntu.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
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You can try this Back Up Data without Booting to Vista[11]=Backup%20Restore

There is another way using the vista disc. But I can not find it.

Hope I was some help.

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A:Windows Vista - The Black Screen Of Death

When your computer boots, try to take into the recovery mode [Via F8 key].

there you can try startup repair which Vista tries to repair any issues by itself.

If that doesn't work... reboot and go back into the same menu and open up CMD {command prompt} and type sfc /scanow and let it look inside the main system files and try to figure out what's wrong.

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Good luck with it.
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Found the installation disc and now running system restore.
Check: System restore failed.
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A:Vista Black Screen of Death after Update

It sounds to me like the shell might not be loading. Check the registry entry at

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Now, to be clear, what does the screen look like when you boot up (before it's black)?
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A:Vista won't boot; black screen with cursor appears before log-in

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A:Vista not booting? Black screen/blinking cursor

Dare I ask If you have used a Registry Cleaner?/Messed with your BIOS at all?

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A:Vista with black screen and cursor in left corner

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I think your display driver or video card need to be checked.
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A:Vista stuck on black screen with blinking cursor

Hello nicks145,
Can you boot into safe mode ?.
If you can, open a command prompt and type sfc/scannow press enter and let it scan, you may have to do this more than once if errors are found, until the system is clean.
Try this and post your results, good luck.
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A:Vista not booting? Black screen/blinking cursor

Hi jipcie,

Let us try few steps to isolate the issue:
1. Disconnect any external devices connected to the computer.
2. Go to system set-up and ensure that Hard Drive is selected as the first boot device and followed by CD/DVD drive.
3. Save changes and exit.
4. If issue persists, run the built-in diagnostics provided by the manufacturer on the computer to check if the hardware is working fine.

Based on the system model F2 or DEL keys should let you enter the system BIOS. Kindly let me know the system model to assist you better

Please post the results.
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What came installed on these machines in the first place?

have you verified Driver Support for all the hardware in the computer?