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Windows 7: Black screen when computer powers on after Win7 Ultimate installation

04 Sep 2014   #1
legitblaze

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Black screen when computer powers on after Win7 Ultimate installation

After I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer using windows anytime upgrade, i restarted my computer to install windows 7 ultimate than it was stuck on a black screen right after it turned on. I have a HP Pavilion dv6


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04 Sep 2014   #2
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does the black screen (BlackSOD) show a mouse cursor?
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05 Sep 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Where and when did you get the AU key ?

Is it legitimate ?

Anytime Upgrade has been done for awhile now.
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06 Sep 2014   #4
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

50% of the time one gets the BlackSOD it's because of faulty display adapter drivers
49% of the time it is because of file permissions being changed
1% of the time it is a bad hard drive.

Check the build date of your drive by going to the manufacturers website and check it's date. Hard drives have a finite life span and can die.

Run a SMART drive test on the drive and see if you receive any errors soo as to eliminate that possibility.

Then use CloneHD (or the cloning program of your choice) to create a clone and preserve your data . You should always do that if you find yourself having to pull out your hard drive.

If it passes the test you might be OK. Although nothing is bulletproof.

My advice would be to clone the drive, and in a new drive and transfer the data from

Code:
C:\Users\YOURNAME
Be sure to login and create your account first, then copy that data.

If you use Firefox, back up your data folder which is:

Code:
C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
Reinstall Firefox and drop that profile folder into the same place.

But before you do any of that stuff...pull the drive and put it an external drive bay and run this.
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