Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 black screen and cursor - Graphics card related

06 Oct 2012   #1
0kingskins0

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 black screen and cursor - Graphics card related

Hi all, heres a quick run down of my problem. about a month ago my pc started having errors at bootup. it would get as far as the desktop, then freeze the desktop, allowing me to still use my mouse but i couldnt select anything and the system would hang. After restarting on average about 5 times it would then work and my pc would run perfectly.

about 2 weeks ago i had a blue screen crash that mentioned something about the display drivers. (i was using a radeon 4870) i figured this, with the startup problem must be my graphics card on its way out. one day i started my pc and was greeted by my 1st 'black screen' with cursor and decided enough was enough and took out my graphics card, leaving only the on board graphics (radeon 4250). my pc worked fine for a few days and i decided to try and work out if the problem was software of hardware related so i reinstalled my 4870 card. this immediatly booted me to the black screen with cursor so strait away i took it out again.

so now im back to my on board graphics, however this time the problem has not gone. i am writing this via safe mode as i am still getting the black screen with cursor appear at start up.

ive tried start up repair which says there is no problem, ive tried disabling and uninstalling/re installing the onboard graphics but still the black screen.

anyone have any ideas short of re installing windows? thanks in advance


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Oct 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard.

First, you are to clean the dust inside the computer, reseat the ram modules, clean the edges with cotton clothes, Reseat the sata and power cables, update the display driver.

Those actions may change the situation there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 black screen and cursor - Graphics card related




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
ATI/AMD Graphics Card error, black screen
I have a ATI/AMD Graphics Card on my Dell Studio 1558, and the chip has become faulty (design fault from manufacturer). Now the screen display is black and does not come on. Temporary workaround I am using I plugged in my separate VGA monitor to the laptop and using it, I switched on my...
Graphic Cards
Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?
This has happened several times in the past few days. I fear my graphics card might need replacing? I've attached the error message below. when i login to play games i can play for like 10mins then the screen goes black and the computer restarts, this doesn't happen all the time sometimes i can...
BSOD Help and Support
Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?
This has happened several times in the past few days. I fear my graphics card might need replacing? I've attached the error message below. when i login to play games i can play for like 10mins then the screen goes black and the computer restarts, this doesn't happen all the time sometimes i can...
Graphic Cards
New Graphics card causes black outline around screen
I just installed my new 7950, and upon installing the drivers then rebooting back to windows I found that although my screen resolution is listed at 1080p, either my screen or my graphics card isnt doing this properly because I have a black outline, about 2cm thick, all around my screen where the...
Graphic Cards
Blue Screen - Graphics Card Possibly Related?
This has happened several times in the past few days. I fear my graphics card might need replacing? I've attached the error message below. I logged in to play World of Warcraft and after a explosion of lines and abnormal colors, the screen went blank and then a blue screen showed up. Upon...
BSOD Help and Support
put in graphics card bt only black screen wen turn on!!
i have just put in a graphics card (asus EN9800gt 512mb hybrid power) and wen i turn it on all i get is a black screen! what could the problem be? I have a 500w pc and its a very brand new pc with 64bit windows 7 and intergrated grraphics. also note that the first time i put it in i forgot to...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App