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Repair Windows 7 Black Screen of Death

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My Windows 7 turns to black screen randomly?

From time to time, the screen turns black

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The black screen of death is an annoying occurrence for many Windows users, messing with productivity and general enjoyment of using a PC.

Thankfully, there are several steps you can take. We've outlined a few in the related article. Possible reasons for your computer messing up include Malware infections, updates that didn't quite take, and corruption in your graphics card driver. Following the steps in the article will likely be the best bet for solving your issue.

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Getting black screen on Windows7?

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How do I solve the black screen on Windows 7 issue?

I am unable to login as there is a black screen which is unresponsive.

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I have black screen on logon, that happened after I installed Intel HD driver?

I run Win7 64 bits. I restarted in safe mode, after that uninstalled the HD graphics in standard VGA graphics and the Windows run normally.

That may mean several things.

  • The driver is not for your Windows version. Obtain a driver for your exact version (7, 64-bit). You can see both by pressing the Windows and "Pause - Break" keys.
  • The video card is malfunctioning. An on-board graphics chip is malfunctioning.
  • The cable is not connected to the HD graphics card. Connect the cable to the Intel HD output.
  • The Intel HD card is disabled in BIOS. Reboot your computer and enter BIOS by pressing a key combination that is usually shown on the screen. If not, then you can find the correct combination in the manual for your motherboard or manufacturer. Then, enable Intel HD.
  • There is a conflict with drivers. Press the Windows and "Pause - Break" keys. Click "Device Manager". Find any video cards under "Display adapters". Uninstall drivers for all of them by right-clicking them and selecting "Uninstall".
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Do I need to wipe the disk and re-install Windows?

KSOD in all modes. Start repair does nothing. No restore points. OEM restore corrupted.

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Having Black Screen of Error before desktop logo appears?

Hi, just two days ago, I fresh installed my Windows 7 Ultimate(x64), after that I downloaded few Windows update like Service Pack 1, i.e. 11, and some security updates including .NET frameworks, it was running quite well without any black screen. On the last 19th September few updates also got downloaded and installed them, almost all of them are security updates for MS. Net framework, and after having finished the installation it prompted to Restart the machine. Since then I am being disturbed by black screen during boot up, the Black Screen comes between Microsoft logo and welcome screen for the first time then again it re-appears between Welcome screen and the appearance of desktop icons. My PC is also booting up slower than what it did earlier.

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Windows7 laptop now just has a black screen with a movable cursor?

Scanned and cleaned the computer using Malwarebytes free version. It asked me to reboot the computer after the scan was complete and I did. But the computer rebooted to a black screen with a cursor.

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Black screen after Windows logo (usable cursor)?

Had a blue screen, restarted - continued using the computer then it just turned off upon restarting it, CHK DSK found loads of errors and now when I boot up after the Windows logo - get a black screen with a movable cursor (same issue with safe mode)

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Why does Windows only start up on my "Inspiron one" desktop when I press F2 and go on "Discard and Reset"?

If I don't press F2, it goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore on the top left corner.

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The Windows "Start-up repair" prompt shows, and the computer is immensely slow on start-up?

Hi! I have a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop. The problem I am facing is that I get a start-up repair option and start Windows normally prompt during booting. I am able to log in to Windows as well as to Safe Mode, although it takes a long time; but once inside, I am able to work properly. I ran few malware scans and did chkdsk as well as some bootrec commands from command prompt. The rebuidBCD options and scanOS too.

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Initially, the computer won't even allow me to click on any widget when I started Windows normally: it just froze; but now after removing some malware programs and reinstalling Norton 360, it at least allows me to work when inside Windows. So my problem now is that I get the Windows repair prompt every time I restart and the black screen shows for some time till Windows loads, which is very slow. Windows startup repair prompt, if run, says that it could not repair the system. I don't have a recovery CD, and also I do not know how to create one. I would be thankful for any help. Regards.

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  • Recovery disc should be used on a fresh system with no errors. This should be done once you restore your Windows to a working state. To create a recovery disc, click the Start button. Click "Control Panel". Click "System and Maintenance" and then click "Backup and Restore". In the left pane, click "Create a system repair disc". You will be able to boot from the disc to repair your system.
  • As you have described almost every possible way to fix your system, we are left with few options. Click the Start button, type "cmd.exe". Right-click "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". Insert the Windows installation disc into the optical drive and type "sfc /scannow". To see how to create a Windows installation disc, please read the subpoint in the next bullet point. Reboot your system afterwards. See if it fixes your problem.
  • If your laptop was shipped with the Windows disc, then reboot your computer and enter BIOS (check your manual for the key combination to press). It can be "Delete", "F2", "F10", etc. Rearrange the booting order to have the computer boot from the optical media first and insert your original Windows installation disc. Save the changes in BIOS and exit it. Press any key when booting up to load the Windows installation disc. Proceed to reinstall the system from there. You will have the option to format and repartition your system HDD or just reinstall Windows. Choose the latter first to see if it fixes your bugs.
    • You can also create your own Windows installation disc by downloading Windows 7 Home Premium off https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7. Just enter your CD key that may be found on the body of the laptop somewhere (a sticker). You can also find the CD key by using ProduKey. It will reveal your CD key for the system. Then, select the 64-bit version to download. After the file has been downloaded, burn it onto a recordable DVD or BD with a burning tool like http://www.burnaware.com/. The disc will be bootable.
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Yes, I am troubleshooting Black Window, no accept Ctrl Alt Del?

I am troubleshooting a notebook with Windows 7 32b in Portuguese Brazil. Just start it and, after a few moments, I get a black screen with mouse cursor, but don't accept Ctrl Alt Del, I did restore to early dates and now I am scanning against virus with Kaspersky recovery CD.

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Hello there, I can't boot my Windows and I can't get anywhere, and I don't know what to do to?

I don't know what to do I'm stuck there, can you help please

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I removed Windows 7601 not genuine message but not the black background?

How do I remove the black background?

All you need to do is to force-recheck your system with the Microsoft servers. You need the Internet connection for that. After Microsoft confirms that your copy is licensed, the black-screen wallpaper will be gone too.

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  • Update your Windows first (install all of the released updates, including service packs).
  • Then, launch Command Prompt. You can do that by clicking the Start button in the lower-left corner and typing "cmd". Right-click "Command Prompt" or "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". Now, type "SLMGR -REARM" or "SLMGR /REARM". Restart your computer. This will remove the black screen, slowness, and the message.
  • Now, the third method of restarting the Genuine check is to click the Start button again. Type "rsop.msc" and press "Enter". Expand "Windows Settings", "Security Settings", and "System Services". Right-click "Plug and Play" under "Service Name". Select "Automatic" for "Startup". Click the Start button again. Type "gpupdate /force" and press "Enter". Restart your computer.
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How can I find if it is a corrupted video driver (can't find anything in Windows event viewer)?

I run 2 video cards - each for 1 screen, during my work I got a black screen, what I did is removed both of the video cards and tested them 1 by 1, they worked properly, after 1 by 1 testing, I connected both of them and they worked properly as well. I checked event viewer and logs but I can't find anything about this problem I had. Do you know what else I can do? The issue never came back since then. Thanks in advance. Best regards. Have a nice day.

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