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Startup screen flickers to black, then all black screen

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

I have been struggling with an intermittent problem for many months and it is getting worse I am running windows vista on a toshiba satellite laptop My screen will go dark not quite as black as when the computer is off when I am using it and although the computer is still working I cannot see the screen Then on startup I can occasionally see flashes of the startup logo which is enough to let me know it is loading My cursor quits working as well After I run spybot in safe mode and then Startup screen black, screen flickers to all black run it again at startup it works for some time This last time was days So I believe I have a nasty virus I run Norton all the time spybot rather frequently and Startup screen flickers to black, then all black screen malaware bytes about once a month I am able to Startup screen flickers to black, then all black screen get it in safe mode by hitting the down arrow once and hitting enter It is very frustrating I don t think it is the video card as it is repaired after spybot use Any suggestions nbsp

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

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

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

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A:Screen flickers/goes black

You are having a problem with the LCD screen's Flourescent backlight. If the screen is still under warranty send it in for repairs.

If you want to do a little home research....see if a tap on the edges brings it back on. That would indicate a loose connection of some type.
 

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A:Screen flickers and turns black

I'm not very well versed in this area, but it does sound like a case of a faulty monitor since your programs run as per normal during those flickers.. You might wish to post more details on your specs and age of your hardware.
Have you tried replacing the monitor for testing?
 

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A:Laptop screen flickers and then turns black

Welcome
There could be several reasons for your problem, but I am leaning toward your graphics driver, see if it works in safe mode.
Safe Mode

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A:Screen Flickers Then Turns Black(When Gaming)

Possibly a heat issue. Have you cleaned out the inside of your system recently?
Try installing something like Speedfan (free download, easy to find via Google) and have that running. Then you can monitor your CPU, GPU etc temperatures.

Also, ensure all your drivers are up to date.

No guarantees this is the problem but anything that is fairly quick, free and easy is worth a shot first of all.
 

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A:Hello! My computer's screen flickers and goes black randomly

ok, sounds like a gpu issue try running furmarkin the 1080p bench setting, and see if it causes it to happen, also post the average temp.

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A:ACER Aspire 7741z Screen Goes Flickers and Goes Black

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

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A:Solved: Black screen of death at startup, all began with a blue screen

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I tried almost everything.
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- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alexsmom2009


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

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

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

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


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

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

Hi Helix935 and welcome to Tenforums.

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

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

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

I found this on my notepad:

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

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A:BSOD (black screen and windows startup screen freeze

Ok 116 error is caused by your Graphics card.
First thing to do is update your drivers from the NVIDIA website.

If BSODs continue Try HDD tests,
download gpu-z to check if your card is getting too hot, also is there lots of dust in the card?

Do you overclock your video card?

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

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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I can run it in safe mode.

I can run another Windows XP Professional installation that I have on my PC (same HDD) and that works with no issues.

I used system restore (24 hours) and it starts up after that, but then after restarting it will not work. Same applies for when I did a system restore from 1 week ago.

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A:Black Screen on Startup (Before Login Screen)

Any thoughts before I go and format the system?
 

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A:Black Screen During WIN 7 POST , Black Screen Even In Safe Mode

What other graphics adapter choices are available in BIOS setup? If you choose Switchable is there software on the Lenovo site for your model that's needed? Are you using the Display adapter software from there?

Have you tested your HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by a full Disk Check on a single disk partition you create?

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A:black screen on xp startup

First, create an Ubuntu Live CD and backup all of your files you want to keep onto a USB HDD.
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A:black screen at startup

Remove the external hard drive.

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A:black screen on startup

bump, i really need help with this :/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/black-screen-on-startup.860263/
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A:Startup goes to Black Screen!

hi try here http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

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A:Black Screen During Startup

Hi,

Why not tell us about the components of your computer including motherboard, cpu, power supply (watts and brand name), drive types and how they are set up, video card, .......You get the picture, give us a picture of what you have and that might help us to know what is wrong.

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Problem Event: APPCRASH
Application Name: PresentationSettings.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01d9e
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
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Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
Exception Code: c0000622
Exception Offset: 0000 9f7d
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A:Black screen at startup?

Did SP2 install? Some have had this problem in connection with an improper installation. If so, you would have to use a System Restore prior to that if it's available.

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A:Black screen startup

I would suspect a problem with the video driver.
 

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A:Black screen at startup

Is the cursor blinking at the top left corner of the black screen?Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 Do you have a MS XP install CD?Louis

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A:Black screen at startup

You don't list you CPU in your specs (not your case size). What kind do you have? I see your HD is pretty small. Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management. Thanks,

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A:Black Screen @ startup

Hi and welcome,
Could be the video card. Can you see words on the screen when booting up? Any beeps or grunts?

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Maheshputt have a look through these links to see if they help...

Black screen on startup of Windows 7 - Microsoft Help Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

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A:Black screen at startup

First suggestion: Stay away from TuneUp Utilities and other 3rd party optimization tools.

If you have been using any registry cleaning features or even the optimization features from 3rd party software, it may have been the cause of your current problems. 3rd party optimization tools often cause more problems than they fix.

If you can, do a system restore to before you last used TuneUp Utilities to "optimize" your system, and see if the system then works as it is supposed to.


Use System Restore to Restore to an Earlier System State (Windows 7 / Vista)

If You Can Boot Windows:
Save your work and backup your important files. System Restore will restart your computer without giving you the option to save your work.


Quote:




NOTE:System Restore will leave your data and files intact, but it is still a good idea to backup important files in case the unforeseen occurs.






Click Start.

Type System Restore in Search programs and files, and then hit Enter.

If you receive a UAC dialog, type your administrator password or click Yes to continue.


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NOTE:The restore process may take some time depending on the changes made to the system since the previous restore point.

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A:S7: black screen on startup

Okay, here's how I fixed my problem as described in my original post (for now, anyway): Unplug from power.  Open lid; computer will power on but go into black screen. Power off, using button on side, but leave lid open. Then, with (1) computer off and (2) lid open and (3) cord unplugged, push and hold power button for 30 seconds.  Computer will quickly power on and then quickly power off (you will see the Acer logo boot-up screen, but it will power off before going into black screen).  Keep holding power button through all of this for the full 30 seconds. At the end of 30 seconds, computer will be (should be) off.   Release your finger from power button.  Keep lid open during all of this. With lid open, plug in AC power.  Press power button as you normally would (you are not holding it this time) to power on. Computer should start normally. Worked for me; hope it helps if you're having the same problem.  I'm told it has something to do with static build-up.













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A:getting black screen after startup!!

Hello,

This sounds like a serious hardware fault; out of curiosity I would attempt to boot a live operating system such as Ubuntu Linux:

Download | Ubuntu

Download Ubuntu, burn the image file to disk (using ImgBurn, or similar), then boot your computer from this disk. Ubuntu has an option to "Try Ubuntu" which essentially runs it live from the CD.

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Given what you wrote in your post - I doubt that you will get to the Ubuntu desktop, which confirms that you are experiencing a hardware fault.

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A:Black Screen Startup

No video.

Is the monitor on and working?
 

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Hi
 
to the Bleeping Computer forum.
 
This can be happened due to various reasons. Try the below steps one by one.
 
Make sure the system date and time is correct.
 
Perform a full malware scan using the below tools.
 
      1. Malwarebytes free       : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/
 
      2. ESET Online Scanner   : http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=149856
 
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       http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
 
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A:Black screen on startup

onboard video is suspect as to if they are able to run games

do you get a screen in safe mode

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A:Screen goes black at startup

Hello WindowsVistaUse,

Welcome to the forums.

The next thing I would try is a system file check (sfc). Info here if needed. System Files - SFC Command

If you don't know how to open an elevated cmd. prompt Elevated Command Prompt

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A:Black screen on startup?

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A:black screen during startup

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A:Black Screen on Startup

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A:Black Screen on Startup .

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Hello guys,
 
I recently got my Toshiba A665 Laptop back from servicing: new battery, cleaning, and software install including ESAT antivirus.
I opened the box and reconnected everything as normal before starting up from the button.
 
I receive only the complete black screen meaning there is no graphic signal at all, no cursor or logos.
 
The keyboard gradually lights up, sound appears to work and the HDD signal lamp blinks.
 
I have tried disconnecting and pressing Shift + F8 but this does not help. I do not want to send it back again so is there any way I can investigate this and possibly fix it? After all I have paid a lot of money for the servicing.
 
I am suspecting a graphics hardware problem at the present but it may be any number of things.
 
 
 
 

A:Black Screen on startup

Can you try connecting an external monitor?
Most laptops have either a VGA port or an HDMI port on the side for connecting an external monitor.

There should be some sort of warranty on the repair that you paid for.
Contact the servicing company to see what options you have.
 
Are you able to boot from a CD/DVD?
You can try a bootable copy of MemTest86 (not MemTest86+) as it will boot on both BIOS and UEFI systems:  http://www.memtest86.com/

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A:Black Screen at Startup

did you make a repair cd?? are you familiar with UBCD?? get a boot cd so that you are able to repair.....if you like i can upload the cd but i dont think that will help as its for my machine, which will be different setup to yours... guaranteed

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A:Black Screen on startup.

Hello and welcome to the forum.

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A:Black screen after startup

VGA mode uses your graphic driver same as in normal mode, only the resolution is 640x480, 8 bit (256 colors) and 60 Hz refresh. Safe mode does not use the graphics driver at all.

Are you able to boot into VGA mode? (tap f8 on the keyboard until you are presented with such a choice while booting up.)

That's not Win7 but it's same or similar.

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A:Black Screen at Startup

Originally Posted by DaFees


If I should start my own thread on this matter I shall but I am having serious issue for which no fix seems to work. Basically I have a friend's computer (running Win10 Home v1511) which has the black screen with cursor after login issue. I tried all the popular fixes for that to no avail. I tried the sfc /scannow and that gets to about 49% before failing. I tried doing /restorehealth with DISM and get error: 1392. I tried using a tech bench ISO to repair the image and still I get error: 1392. I tried to do an in place upgrade using an ISO with the anniversary update but every time I get the error "Setup couldn't start properly."

If it makes a difference I was trying all of this in normal mode and not safe mode.



Hi DaFees and welcome to Tenforums.
See if Kyhi's Image Health might help your friend's system.
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
Also, have you run chkdsk /r on the drive? I would do that first.

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A:Black screen at startup

If you still have the problem in safe mode, then it is not the video driver causing the problem.

Any details regarding "Repair install (got a bunch of errors and no change)"
 

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A:Black Screen at Startup

It sounds like possibly a problem with the RAM. If you have multiple DIMMs try taking all but one out and see if your computer will boot, and try different slots. Try with different DIMMs until it boots.

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A:Black screen at startup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Napoleon


Hi All,

I have encountered a problem that is starting to annoy me. The other day my laptop froze and I restarted. After the flash windows screen it goes black and I can see nothing, doesn't get to the users screen. I have had windows 7 on for 2 months and all has been perfect.

I have tried to install the Nvidia drivers again (re downloaded drivers 179.48 and 186.82 with mod .inf). Both said installed correctly but after the restart still got black screen. Currently I am in safe mode on video controller as the display card. I uninstalled the old drivers as well.

the 179.48 were on previously and I have had no problems until the other day. I am stuck for any other solutions on what to do.

I have a dell m1710 with a 7950 gtx. Win 7 build is 7201 64bit.

All help would be greatly appreciated as I am at a wits end...
Cheers



Boot into safe mode and check device manager for display driver function. In safe mode you dont load the vid driver. If not the vid driver, try going into event viewer (type event in search) and go to windows logs>application tab and check for errors. If there are could you use the snipping tool (type snip) to take a screenshot and upload it to us

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A:Black screen on startup, please help

Could anyone jump on what I'm saying here:

burned out VGA?
 

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A:Black screen on startup

Ok I managed to find a way to access my control panel so i've just performed a system restore

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A:Black Screen At First Startup

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FWIW: Spyware...can generally be easily defeated by running the appropriate software, there is no need to create logs, etc...just install, update and use the applicable applications of your choice.

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System manufacturer and model?

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A:Black screen at startup

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A:Black Screen On Startup

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A:Please help black screen at startup

The fact that you cannot seem to get ANY kind of "visual" from your computer means you have a very limited number of options, made even less so if you are less than computer inclined. Hooking up another monitor to an alternate video output may "rule-out" your laptop screen (monitor) being bad, but your video card could be out, or worse. Can you hear the Hard Drive spinning and clicking during boot ? Is it making any "beeping" noises ?

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A:Black screen on startup

Sounds like the hard disk is shot and they are just spinning their wheels with a new install rtc....First thing to do is run checkdisk and if not able to then hdd Regenerator can usually bring the drive back enough to copy it to another drive and then bootup.
I would tell them they don't know what they are doing, pick it up and take it to a real shop.
 

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