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: Black Screen with Cursor prevents booting to Windows


26 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
URGENT: Black Screen with Cursor prevents booting to Windows

Hi Folks, I've got an urgent problem.

I have a relatively new Dell Inspiron 1564 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on it. The problems started when I removed Dell's preset "data" extended partition (D:\). I then extended the C: partition where Windows is to the whole drive minus the recovery partition (which I labeled as R:\). A "bootmgr is missing" error happened until I made the Recovery partition as Active (which I thought was very weird in itself). But the laptop seemed to boot as normal.

Then, out of the blue, I turned it on and once past the Dell splash, a black screen with a blinking cursor on the left corner came. I couldn't boot into Advanced options (F8) or Windows at all. I tried using a recovery Windows 7 USB stick that I had and was able to get into System Startup Recovery but this hasn't worked to fix the problem. Messing with the cmd has not helped either. However, I can still get into Windows if I boot to the USB, because it shows "Windows 7 (Recovered)" in the boot menu, which happened after a Startup Recovery. So Windows itself seems fine, its just the boot sector that's messed up. I tried using Dell's recovery feature and reinstalled Windows on the C: partition but this didn't change anything. The problem seems to be the bootmgr is on the R: drive, not the C: drive.

I need to fix this very quickly so urgent help is much appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Feb 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Did you try pressing the F12 Key?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

Look at this thread:
Re-Install windows 7 boot manager
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Tokkemon,
I will chip in with my 2 cents worth of advise if codekiddy's link does not help!
Sorry, we were late!

Best wishes,
sreedhav
PS: Do you have the (remote chance) the original installation CD/DVD? Anything happened on pressing the F12 key repeatedly on startup?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No I don't have the original DVD. I tried rebuilding the boot manager with cmd and Easy BCD but it did nothing. I've settled on just a full reinstall. I had a copy of Windows on hand so I reinstalled and everything is peachy. Dell's recovery partition is such a piece of crap anyway...

Now, I need to get a working activation code since the code on the bottom of the computer was too smudged to be useful. *facepalm* Would Dell be able to fix this? I'm wary of doing so since this isn't my computer but a client's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokkemon View Post
No I don't have the original DVD. I tried rebuilding the boot manager with cmd and Easy BCD but it did nothing. I've settled on just a full reinstall. I had a copy of Windows on hand so I reinstalled and everything is peachy. Dell's recovery partition is such a piece of crap anyway...

Now, I need to get a working activation code since the code on the bottom of the computer was too smudged to be useful. *facepalm* Would Dell be able to fix this? I'm wary of doing so since this isn't my computer but a client's.
Dear Tokkemon,
Kindly download speccy(free) from here: Speccy - Download

Expand the "Operating system" and you will find" serial number'
Regards,
sreedhav
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If I do that won't it just give me the old OEM code? I have that and tried using that to activate the new install and it didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Black Screen with Cursor prevents booting to Windows




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Black Screen with Cursor prevents booting to Windows
Thread Forum
Black screen with flashing cursor when booting W7 Installation & Setup
Black screen w/cursor after Windows load screen - Nothing fixes it General Discussion
Solved Windows 7 Black Screen w/ cursor General Discussion
When booting windows 7, all I see is a black screen & cursor... General Discussion
Windows 7 booting into Windows.old folder, black screen with cursor General Discussion
Black Screen w/ Cursor After Windows Loading Screen General Discussion
Windows black screen no cursor Win 7 BSOD Help and Support

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 05:54 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33