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Repair Windows 7 Black Screen of Death

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Are there any additional approaches to the black screen of death that I can take rather than simply reinstalling Windows again?

This is my mom's laptop. She is a sucker for phishing scams and unrequested email messages from strangers promising winning lottery numbers and Microsoft technicians calling her to "fix" her laptop. I have reinstalled Windows 4 times in the last 6 months. Now after the last installation (in November): I have restored her laptop to the original Windows factory back up to 5 times, and each time within a day or two, the BSOD shows up. I thought it might be a virus at first. Now, I am thinking that it may be a Windows updating problem. I have reviewed the black screen of death article and did not see the mentioned security updates on her system. Are there any suggestions?

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What you describe looks like a faulty or dying hard-disk drive, not a Windows update. As soon as a faulty area with the error is written over, the computer stops responding and either hangs or shows a black screen. Turn your laptop off and unscrew the HDD compartment. Ensure that the HDD is seated properly. Then, when booting your Windows 7 up, press the "F8" key to show the booting menu. Choose "Safe mode with Command Prompt". Then, type "chkdsk C: /R /X". It is also possible that the hard disk is dying, which will not be detectable by "chkdsk".

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My laptop Windows 7 turns black screen after configuring update?

How can I fix my laptop Windows 7, turn black screen after configuring update?

I tried to uninstall graphics adapter and install it, same thing happened, doesn't get through, still in black screen after showing Starting Windows in the monitor. Thanks

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How can I solve my Win7 black screen?

Power on seems OK, yet after monitor detection it goes into black screen

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The black screen of death is a huge annoyance for Windows users, a marker that one of any number of problems has popped up and left you in a lurch.

Luckily, the main guide of this article should be able to set you on the right path to fixing your issue. If you follow the steps and are unable to find any success in restoring your device to working order, you should try creating a bootable USB and then seeing if you can repair your installation from there.

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You can find a guide explaining how to go about doing so here: Make a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive installer.

How to fix Windows7 black screen with cursor on start up?

In normal mode I get a black screen with a cursor and cannot do anything. Ctrl Alt delete doesn't work.

I'm able to launch and use safe mode though without sound. Any idea why my computer is doing this?

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I am at a school where we are using all the laptops in the school - about 120...for testing today. This particular one - Dell Latitude ES430 won't boot up. Black screen of death when turned on. The light shows the power is on, but no screen. Have tried rebooting, reseating the battery, hitting F8 repeatedly, can't get to Ctrl Alt Del. Thoughts?

Thoughts, please see above for what I've tried and need other ideas.

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How can I solve the BSOD in my Windows 7 PC?

Hello, my PC works fairly well for being a little old, boots fast and I can work in it without too much problems. Recently, when I start Windows 7, a black screen appears with cursor, for about 15-20 seconds, then the PC starts. Is not a thing that is killing my PC, but is annoying and my family complains, I find it annoying too, when it should boot in 35 seconds, it does it in 45-50 seconds, then lags a bit when the OS is booted, then it goes back to normal, but I want to know how to solve this. Thank you.

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Windows7 OS Black screen of death?

Tried everything from Windows shell extensions to Microsoft updates and booting in safe mode. No backup and no installation discs

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How to solve Blank Screen after Windows 7 logo?

Recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on HP Pavilion Laptop (original OS was Windows Vista Home Edition) now there's black screen after starting up the computer. How can I resolve this?

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I have installed Windows7 and now screen is blank in running time?

I have used Window7 32bit, I have faced an issue of blank screen in running time.

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How do you fix the black screen with just the mouse arrow showing?

When I load Windows7, I input my password and the screen loads but it is only black with a mouse arrow. I can bring up the task manager and get Mozilla to run. How do I get it to load fully

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How to fix delay log in problem of Windows7?

When I start my laptop, It starts slowly and after Windows7 logo appears, the screen goes black only mouse arrow appears and after about 2 minutes desktop appears and slowly icons also appear. After this, I don't face any problems to run my programs.

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My Windows7 Ultimate boots successfully, only to display a black screen with a mouse cursor after logging into my account?

I have tried the Prevx fix, checking the Shell entry in the registry, I have no system restore points, manually attempting to restart explorer.exe brings up the "stopped working" dialog

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How to get off black screen and caps lock flashing F12 amber on my laptop?

Have black screen and caps lock flashing F12 amber.I have tied switching on with Fn pressed down and continually pressing F8. Eventually it worked and Windows booted up, done my Norton updates and full scan thought OK ,When I switched laptop back on, back to black screen. Had about 30 attempts with the F8 button again and no luck booting on.

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After updating Windows7, monitor displaying motherboard logo?

How can I solve it? please give me an explanation

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Windows7 startup is very slow and I have Dell N5110 i5 2nd Gen. laptop?

The startup is very slow, some times it is dead slow

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My HP Dv6 6165tx Intel i7 4GB RAM 2GB graphics card. Black screen, system crash and no sound?

Two weeks ago, few times blue screen comes. In that AMD driver failed or something but now black screen comes and system hangs. I have to directly power off and restart

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