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 Ultimate 64 bit blinking white dash!

22 Feb 2012   #11


Pick up the tutorial from here:


Now for Safe Mode:

1, Before bootup, press F8 to enter the boot menu

2, Select 'Safe Mode' and the boot process will begin

3, Once booted you will be presented with the following warning
NOTE: Do not click 'OK' or press Space/Enter

4, Press SHIFT+F10 to open the Command Prompt

5, Type compmgmtlauncher into Command Prompt and press 'Enter'
NOTE: It can take a few seconds to display Computer Management

6, Click on 'Device Manager'

You can now disable (not uninstall) any device that you believe is causing the failure to boot
E.G. If your GFX card is whats causing the issue then you can disable it, causing Windows to use the default 'Standard VGA Adapter'. Once you have booted to your desktop you can download & install the latest drivers

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

That doesn't work, when I press F8 it doesn't do anything unless I boot from the install disc, and then it just goes to the DVD anyway so safe mode isn't an option and I already tried the CMD window from Repair mode it didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit blinking white dash!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Blinking White Cursor startup
Ok guys here is my dilemma, it's driving me nuts. I'll start from the beginning I was having problems with my status bar icons being blank even after a brand new installation and random crashing. Then my video card failed and was giving the beep error for that. Replaced the card Cannot...
Installation & Setup
Blinking dash in corner of screen computer wont boot.
I have a dell pc with windows 7. The computer loads the dell logo, the screen is black with the blinking line in the corner. I have tried all solutions that I have come across, the fixboot, replacing config files and last resort, I did a fresh install of windows. After the fresh install of windows,...
General Discussion
Restarts with black screen/white cursor (non-blinking), SAFEmode works
I have a Dell Inspiron, not always but sometimes on start up it restarts to a black screen with a white cursor. Safe mode does work. I don't know why it sometimes does this or what makes it stop. I have tried just letting it try to load up for as long as an hour with no change, sometimes...
General Discussion
Boot missing, stuck at black screen with blinking white dash, and more
First, i restarted my stupid computer Then, i got that grub error. I happily fixed that. However, when I restarted it again, I got stuck at black screen with stupid blinkking white dash. So I use the Recovery Disc thingy And i clicked that first option. Then it says, something like unable...
General Discussion
Help - Windows won't boot, white dash blinking endlessly.
Hey guys, here I am again with another failure. Today morning I woke up to my windows refusing to boot. It just does the white dash blinking in the top left corner (it jumps down a bit at first, then just keeps blinking endlessly). I'm aware that this can be a result of a poor shutdown or a...
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 wont boot - black screen, white blinking border
Hello! I tried Linux yesterday, and wrote over my previous Windows bootloader files with GRUB. I later that day (as I could not boot into Windows 7), I deleted the Linux partitions with Windows 7 DVD. Now, after BIOS I just get a white blinking border on a black screen. I tried
Installation & Setup

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 09:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App