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Repair Windows 7 Black Screen of Death

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Black screen after launching the following games?

It all started few days ago when I wanted to play some Saints Row 4 after a long time, also while waiting for Grand Theft Auto V to download. I launched it as normally and windowed, black screen appeared. The weird thing was that I could hear sounds of the game. Then I installed Grand Theft Auto V and it had the same problem. I tried to reinstall both of the games (for now those are the only problematic games), tried to run the games as an administrator, checking and updating DirectX. Nothing seemed to help. I still cannot play those games and I wish desperately to play them. Help me please

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It is possible that a background pop-up window appears and makes the screen bug out. Pressing "Alt" + "Tab" to focus upon it.

It is also possible that the game is running in a windowed mode, and something happened with the size of the window. Press "Alt" + "Enter" a couple of times to fix it.

It is also possible that one of the newer patches requires you to update your graphics drivers. Depending upon your video card, you may need to go to the NVidia, AMD, or any other Web site to download the latest drivers.

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Also, Steam versions can be right-clicked in the Steam client. Select "Properties" and disable overlays ("Enable the Steam overlay while in the game").

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How can I fixed the left black screen?

I have a left black screen with two vertical blue lines in the center.

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If you have two monitors attached, then you need to update your video card drivers and check the cable connection. Now, if you either have two monitors attached or one monitor shows the left part of the screen as black while displaying graphics, then it may be a sign of a bad video card or a bad monitor. Try using a built-in video card or another dedicated video card to see if it solves the problem. Then, use another monitor to test for a monitor fault.

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Desktop erased and screen is black?

I was trying to download Adobe and it showed security won't allow, so I tried to change the Internet settings to download enabled under Internet tab. That didn't work, then I saw in the Microsoft forum that sometimes a program running in background interferes, so I opened task manager and closed some like they suggested. I must have done something wrong because the screen went black. I did a reboot but it's still black after I logged in. It's my boss's computer. Please help me

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How to fix my black screen when turning on?

When I turn on the computer it shows a black screen with no activity running although the fan and charge light shows. And by a single click it turns off.

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Black screen after power failure?

We had a power fail. When I switched my PC back on I only had a black screen with the cursor.

I can however get back on by opening the task manager.

how do I fix my screen

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Screen blacks out multiple times during any task?

After I enter the password in Windows7 my screen goes black for many times during tasks processing and finally stays black.

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Black screen in Samsung netbook?

Can't go to task manager and says that my email has some problems. It happened while uninstalling Go media player and after restarting the netbook

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Black screen upon booting an older PC?

Hello, I've received a computer that needs repairing. Upon booting, the screen is completely black - no booting info, nothing. Going into safe mode doesn't help, the screen is still black. I've checked the cable connections and there seems to be no problem with them. The PC uses a VGA connection with the monitor. The hardware seems fine, but I haven't taken it apart piece by piece yet. The PC was used for university tuition. Thanks.

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Black screen with white movable arrow?

Can't boot or reload Widows7 on Dell XPS laptop

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Black screen appearing after a hard drive was replaced?

I had a hard drive replaced and now from time to time the laptop semi shuts down and leaves it with a black screen. if I press the power button the laptop will stop completely. I can then push the power button again and the screen comes up saying windows did not shut down properly and do I want to start windows normally or in safe mode. I start normally and windows starts again. the laptop is then OK until this happens again a day or two later

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I can't get past the black screen to do all the steps provided by VisiHow?

Tried all the commands but it seems that my PC hibernated at the blank screen

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How can I reboot the computer after it went black screen and have no mouse or keyboard controls?

Computer had a black screen suddenly and now I can get it start, mouse and keyboard do not work, and power button light goes yellow instead of white or bright

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Slow computer processes and black screen won't gone?

Hi, I'm 13 years old I have a question: When my Windows startup I have a black screen I tried ctr+Alt+delete,task manager, new task, and type in explorer.exe, after explorer.exe is running the black screen is gone but my computer is slower than before I can't even open start menu, if I open Windows explorer.exe the system says "Windows explorer has stopped working" I'm on safe mode right now and every time I restart my computer the black screen always shows up, I don't know what to do and my computer is so slow now, I think its caused by the black screen virus please tell me how to fix it, sorry for bad English....

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I was trying to restore my all in one to factory settings but it went to a black screen, I don't have a clue what to do?

I was trying to restore my all in one to factory settings but it went to a black screen...I don't have a clue what to do.. I have tried: Just starting it up, holding F8. I think it was caused by: Attempting the restore

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I have a virus which is causing the black screen, but the F8 key isn't working?

Hello! I definitely have a virus which is causing the Black Screen of Death symptoms. I keep trying to hit the F8 key multiple times as my computer restarts, but it seems to not be doing anything. What should I do instead?. I have tried: Mostly just restarting the computer and button smashing the F8 key.. I think it was caused by: I downloaded a sketchy file off of a torrent website. It was for homework! I swear! haha. But yes, all of a sudden everything closed and internet explorer (not what I actually use) kept opening new Windows and then everything went black except for my cursor.

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Windows 8.1 notebook touch screen, any time you try to open a program or make window full size it blacks screen and have to hit power key and re-login to get rid of it. Constantly happening?

Windows 8.1 notebook touch screen, any time you try to open a program or make window full size it blacks screen and have to hit power key and re-login to get rid of it. Constantly happening, how do we repair it?

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