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: Boot to black screen with blinking cursor, fresh install, not hdd

18 Aug 2012   #1
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Boot to black screen with blinking cursor, fresh install, not hdd

Hi eveyrone I've looked for an answer to my problem on google and found this site hoping it to help i signed up and i have a problem I'd like some insight on.

I used to get the error of booting to a black screen and it would read "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media and press any key" i read in multiple forums and topics that it was a hdd failure and returned it to manufacturer after trying a fresh install of windows 7, i then received a new one and now am having the problem of booting to a black screen and to no avail as before even with a fresh install not booting properly.

I have tried the recovery console to repair boot sequence, i checked bios and boot order is correct and the proper hdd is selected as primary. I tried clearing CMOS (using both the jumper and taking the battery out) today and problem is still persisting.

disconnected extra hdd and addition accessories such as sd card reader drive and no progress has been made. read it might be display driver and i tried to do device management from command prompt in recovery window and cannot access it (might be using wrong commands). Ill leave it at that for now and i appreciate any help in advance. also just trying to give as much info as possible to fix this problem. I should also state that i made this pc 5 months ago or so.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Aug 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

KaenShouten
Welcome to SevenForums.

Disconnect, both power and data cables, from your "storage" drive.

Boot into the bios Choose the option to restore the defaults and then save.

With the cover off of the unit, boot the computer up.

Do you hear any beeps?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #3
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

If you are referring to the beep of the speaker inside the case I opted to not keep it in once I pieced everything together. There is the general sound of the main hdd starting up but not certain if there is a "beep."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


18 Aug 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

reconnect that internal speaker which is an invaluable diagnostic tool.

Then boot up and let me know what you hear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #5
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes the beep is present
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with your mobo, but normally a single short beep indicates that the mobo passed the POST (Power On Self Test).

did you reset the bios to defaults?

Even if you originally only had the default settings, choose the option to restore the defaults and to save them and reboot.

Still have problems?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #7
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, i should also mention that when windows 7 install disc is in it has a menu pop up for 10 seconds to select which OS to load windows setup (ems enabled) or x64 recovery mode (ems enabled) and i can hit tab to select the tool "windows memory diagnostic" also on the first 2 options i can press F8 for advanced options like safe mode etc (also just boots like trying to install win7)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Kaen,
go to a win 7 system with the same bittiness (32 or 64) as yours, and make a system repair disc

this is not the same as a recovery disc.


CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
===================================

Am calling it quits for now. Have been up for quite awhile.

karl
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #9
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thank you same here i'll post results in a few hours after a power nap and making that disc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Set your HD first to boot in BIOS setup, trigger disks using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Also did you stick pretty closely to these Best Practices for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Boot to black screen with blinking cursor, fresh install, not hdd




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black screen w/ blinking cursor
When I try to boot from usb I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. I've tried to set the boot order to have the usb first. I made the windows 7 installation setup with wintoflash. I tested the usb with two other computers and it works perfectly. I'd try my DVD drive to install the...
Installation & Setup
Black screen with blinking cursor
Hello threadreaders, My little brother has a problem with his pc: He can't start it up normally because he gets stuck on a black screen with a blinking cursor. But he can boot the pc via the boot menu. His OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. If you need additional info reply and I'll give it...
General Discussion
Blank Screen with cursor blinking after fresh install of Windows 7 no
Hey i just did a fresh install of windows 7 , everything works perfect till the end. But when my computer restarts nothing shows up just a blank screen with cursor blinking on it :s. .. I reinstalled Windows 7 couple of times but its still the same. When i connect this hard drive to my other...
Installation & Setup
Black screen with blinking cursor ?
I have windows 7 Home premium 32bit. Just downloaded Adobe Flash CS3 Pro and screen went blank with cursor flashing in upper left. Have run repair disk, but nothing. I did notice that my boot drive letter changed to (X:) ?? It's always been Q since I 've had the machine. I have...
BSOD Help and Support
black screen, blinking cursor @ clean install
Hello all, I upgraded to win7 two weeks ago, and yesterday I started having some trouble: When playing cod4 the computer froze. A couple of hard resets, a driver and bios update later, the computer still froze when entering a game. The screen would start blinking, the sound was off, and then...
Installation & Setup
Black screen, blinking cursor
I have already posted at the Expert Exchange, but I am getting no traction there so I am thinking of reposting here. All the tech spec are in my post below, but I wanted to summarize the problem so that it wasn't such a chore to read: Basically, I had 3 drive, each with one OS: Win XP, Vista...
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 01:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App