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Windows 7: Black screen w/ cursor at startup, no ctrl/alt/del

08 Oct 2012   #1
darrrrrren

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Black screen w/ cursor at startup, no ctrl/alt/del

Hi all,

I'm thinking right now it's an SSD corruption as nothing else makes sense. I haven't done any installing, downloading, or updating in about a week and after restarting today I got startup repair loading and telling me I had a corrupt registry.

It claimed to fix the problem and now when I boot up I get a black screen with cursor. Most threads tell you to hit ctrl-alt-del to launch task manager but ctrl-alt-del gives me nothing. After about 60s of this cursor my computer will auto-restart itself and repeat this process.

I've done about 3 system restores - all claim to be successful but do not fix the problem. I've also run chkdsk /f from startup repair command prompt which found problems and again, claimed to fix them but did not fix this boot problem.

This leads me to believe it's a corrupt SSD but I'd prefer to exercise all of my options before starting an RMA.


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09 Oct 2012   #2
Arc

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Welcome aboard, Darren.

First, you boot into Advanced Boot Options, choose "last known good configuration" and hit enter. See if it boots to anything or not.

If not, run SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot, and see the results.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Let us know the situation after doing all those.
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09 Oct 2012   #3
darrrrrren

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Arc,

Booting with the last known good configuration resulted the same - black screen with cursor.

I ended up just reinstalling as my SSD is just a boot drive with Chrome and Steam installed - I use my Linux partition on a separate HD for doing actual work.

Only thing I didn't end up trying was sfc, and perhaps I should have done that. Oh well.
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09 Oct 2012   #4
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Run SFC, if that also fail, we will need to think differently.

And, I guess the Linux is not configured as dual boot with windows?
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