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I am experiencing an issue where my computer screen is blank after booting up into Windows 7, like I see the new boot image fine, but after that, there is a period of 20second complete blank screen, like the monitor isn't off, because it doesn't display that "loss of power thing that normally would if it did" and the keyboard and the mouse aren't receiving power either. I also notice that my computer during that period suddenly goes completely blank, almost like its turned off.

I've also gone ahead and removed all the usb connections and everything and didn't notice any difference. After the blank screen, the welcome screen shows up and its almost an instant switch to the desktop. It almost feels like the "blank screen" is being used in my computer to preload my desktop?

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The same reaction occurs with Vista if your using a slower processor and or Video card. Looks like it is just part of the boot process.

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the same thing is happening to me with my dual booted win7, except that it doesn't go to the welcome screen at all! When I startup the computer, the initial boot screen with the 4 moving windows particles displays, and then the screen goes black for maybe 20sec. After that, a blue line(win7 style) appears near the top of the screen and does not go away.

Am I experiencing the same problem here? My installation carried through without any problems and I even ran the startup diagnostic without a hitch.

Any help is appreciated!

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I had the same problem. reboot your computer, and when it asks you what OS to start, highlight Windows 7 and press F8. Then, boot it in low-resolution mode.

I installed next to XP, so I don't know if you'll have the same option if 7 is the only OS on the computer.

I still can't use any resolution higher than 640x480 without getting a black screen with the thin blueish line at the top, but at least it starts.

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I also had this today. I made the automatic fix, suggest at startup and this made a system restore, now Win7 runs, but my VS 2008 + Sp1 Installation is lost and this took my 2 hrs yesterday.

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I've had a similar issue, but perhaps a little different. Installation seems fine (dual booted with vista). I see the 'Windows is starting' particles, and then a blank screen with only "Windows 7. For testing purposes only. Build 7000" watermark.

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I had that foaf.. Press F8 and go to VGA mode and it will work... and then if you set your resolution to your max and restart your computer will be fine :smile:

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Cool, thanks Loveheart, it seems to works now. :)

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I ran into this problem. After a clean install of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive, my PC would boot fine, let me log in, and then go to a black screen with a white cursor - nothing else. Here's how I fixed it:

1. Reboot holding down F8

2. Boot in safe mode with networking

3. Google for latest driver for video card manufacturer (Nvidia) and Windows 7

4. Download and install new driver

5. Reboot

Everything was fine after that.

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I ran into this problem. After a clean install of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive, my PC would boot fine, let me log in, and then go to a black screen with a white cursor - nothing else. Here's how I fixed it:

1. Reboot holding down F8

2. Boot in safe mode with networking

3. Google for latest driver for video card manufacturer (Nvidia) and Windows 7

4. Download and install new driver

5. Reboot

Everything was fine after that.

I'm pretty much in the same boat. I boot, am presented with login screen so I do, it starts to load but stops on a black screen, with the revision on the bottom right, etc. No explorer.exe, unable to pull up task manager, unresponsive to ctrl+alt+del and other shortcuts, etc.

Problem is, I'm in safe mode, downloaded a revision of my nVidia driver that's a month newer than my last, but it won't install. It simply says it can't find compatible hardware and exits. I actually fairly often update it and haven't seen that, and double checked I didn't select the wrong series, etc. Any suggestions? Oh, also I've re-imaged C and this didn't help.

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What is you can't even get to the safe mode? It says cannot boot safe mode while still installing windows. But it never completely install windows and it just sits on a blank black screen with arrow. I cannot even use recovery manager and recover vista. I basically have a dead computer....help!

Then if I boot it in F10 mode, it says:

Edit windows boot option for windows 7

Path windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition 1

Hard Disk ####

{/NoEXECUTE=OPTION

???????

Edited by dewmaniac

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What is you can't even get to the safe mode? It says cannot boot safe mode while still installing windows. But it never completely install windows and it just sits on a blank black screen with arrow. I cannot even use recovery manager and recover vista. I basically have a dead computer....help!

Then if I boot it in F10 mode, it says:

Edit windows boot option for windows 7

Path windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition 1

Hard Disk ####

{/NoEXECUTE=OPTION

???????

Also I tried Startup Repair

When I try Startup Repair this is what I get:

Startup Repair Offline

Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385

02 6.1.7600.16385

03 Unknown

04 -1

05 External Media

06 1

07 NoOSInstalled

OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

Locale ID 1033

Also I've seen No OS Files found on disk

This doesn't sound good.

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Resurrecting an old thread, not a good idea. :p

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