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Windows 7: Black screen with cursor at startup and before "Welcome" screen

27 Aug 2014   #1
Greviss

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Black screen with cursor at startup and before "Welcome" screen

I've been getting these black screens at startups and the only thing I can do is move my cursor. It lasts for about 30 seconds then it loads normally. I've tried doing a system restore but it's still there and even reinstalling my drivers. I did a full Malwarebyte and Anti-virus scan and detected nothing. Please help. I'm thinking about reinstalling windows but that would have to be my last option.


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27 Aug 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Are you getting any BSOD's ?

Did you change anything to your system before this started to happen?

Drivers, Hardware, software?
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27 Aug 2014   #3
Greviss

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No I didn't get a BSOD. I haven't changed any of those either.
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28 Aug 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay.

Boot into Safe Mode (F8) and see if the problem is still there.
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28 Aug 2014   #5
Greviss

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, the black screen doesn't show up in Safe Mode.
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28 Aug 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay so its possible this is driver related, please run Driver Verifier.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.
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28 Aug 2014   #7
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

information   Information
Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.


Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
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29 Aug 2014   #8
Greviss

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've enabled Driver Verifier, it's been 24 hours and I haven't encountered any BSOD yet
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30 Aug 2014   #9
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay, Il ask someone to come and take a look.

As im stumped!
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30 Aug 2014   #10
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

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