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Repair Windows 7 Black Screen of Death

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My Windows 7 clean install will not complete. What do I do?

I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 and it finishes with the black screen before entering the key. I've tried changing the registry shell to explorer.exe and the userinit path to %systemroot%/System32/userinit.exe with no improvements.

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A black screen during a clean install of Windows 7 often occurs when your original installation of was in AHCI mode and your BIOS was changed to IDE mode. These modes do not change how your computer works for you; it simply changes how your computer communicates with your hard drive. To change your BIOS mode back to AHCI, do the following:

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  • Boot your computer.
  • Press the BIOS key. This will be listed during booting.
  • Find your BIOS' hard drive settings.
  • Switch the IDE mode back to AHCI mode.
  • Try the installation again.

The clean installation of Windows 7 should now work. If it doesn't, you may have a corrupt piece of hardware inside your computer. Call your manufacturer to troubleshoot what else may be wrong with your computer with a customer service representative. If they cannot help you figure the issue out, you may need to schedule a repair.

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My Dell XPS 17 stuck on black screen?

Hi, my Dell computer XPS 17 is stuck on the black screen. All I can see is F1 and F2 and a white cursor. There is no beeps and I can't get into safe-mode either. I have tried F8 and taking the battery out etc. Would you be able to help me? and is this a payed service?

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How do I fix an (0xc0000022) explorer.exe?

When I try to load my computer it will get as far as welcome before it brings up explorer.exe -application error this application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). click OK to close this application. and after I press OK or cross off the message I get the black screen of death and can not do anything.

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Black screen after successful log in?

I have an HP Compaq laptop, only 6 months old. Used rarely. It starts up OK., then after I login the screen just stays black with the white cursor showing? I have tried to do a system restore but that just said didn't complete successfully as it could not access a file? What can I do?

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Black screen during startup found that this was booting problem. Tried by removing battery and long pressing power button and re starting but couldn't achieve it?

I am getting black screen during startup. Found that this was booting problem

Tried by removing battery and long pressing power button and restarting but couldn't achieve it

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Graphics Drivers - explorer.exe not appearing?

Hello, my younger brother installed new graphics drivers on his PC and now he has the BSOD. People say to use delete the "explorer.exe" but this doesn't appear on the list. Any help will be extremely appreciated!, Many thanks

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There is a black screen that appears just after the start up and if I set a background on the desktop it disappears after few minutes?

And I can't reach a solution

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Explorer, control panel etc.. are not opening?

After rebooting Win7, I am able to enter the password for log in, after I am logged in, a black screen is shown and I am not able to see my desktop, neither to open explorer or control from task manager

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Black screen at startup W7, application event log shows explorer faulting in ntdll.dll?

W7 explorer is faulting in ntdll.dll at startup or if I try to manually start it from task manager after booting to a black/blank screen - found through application event log. Using msconfig, booted with no startup programs and only MS services, (clean boot), no change. I have already restored to point before it started happening. How to find the program that is crashing explorer?

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BSOD after start up? unable to use task manager?

I have tried to boot my machine several times from last known good config, safe mode etc., still no joy. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not bring up the task manager either ....please help

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My friend laptop won't turn on fully properly on log on screen?

Basically I have downloaded Photoshop trial on my friend laptop, not problem. Till next day, turn my friend laptop on and it came up with a log on screen with no account or other user display. Only a bigger cursor than normal size as it used to be. All I can do is move my cursor around and that is it. I did tried to Repair my laptop on F8 button thingy, safe mode.. Not working at all. Help!

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When booting up in safe mode with network, I am getting explorer.exe error?

The instruction at 0xfe7c54c6 referenced memory 0x00000000

so I can't get on internet

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