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 Home Premium black screen after POST

12 Oct 2014   #1
bradleynelson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium black screen after POST

My computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and after POST it goes to an all black screen with a _ in the top left.

This started with a blue screen after waking up from sleep. I have re installed windows 3 times now and it happens again after 2-3 days always the same after waking up. It will boot ant thing else i can think of from UBCD to Linux and the install CD. The install CD however will not run Start-up repair saying it is not the right version of windows even when i installed it 2 days ago with that exact CD. i"m normal very good with computer but this one has me stumped and i don't wish to re-install again as it takes quite some time as it is a rather unique setup.

Thank you for any help you can give
Bradley


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Oct 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
all black screen with a _ in the top left
That could be any number of things such as it trying to boot to an Optical drive that has a disc in it but is not bootable, has a USB drive plugged in or a printer with memory stick slots or USB port on it. Basically it's looking for boot files and can't find them, could be the HDD has gone bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2014   #3
bradleynelson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It is not as i said i'm pretty good with computers and I'm sure it is the right drive.
The hard drive passes all smart test.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Oct 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

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

Compare the install you did with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, especially how drivers are handled in the first driver-complete OS - which is much different than XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Home Premium black screen after POST




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
please help,black screen of death in windows7 home premium 64bit
Hi everyone please i need your help. i have samsung laptop,model(NP-RF711),working perfectly well with SSHD,8GB memory,kaspersky 2014 internet security. my problem is: When i turn on my laptop,it runs normally until after login screen,when a (black screen with white arrow...
General Discussion
Black desktop & not genuine message (Windows 7 home premium)
Hi All, I got a laptop with Windows 7 Home premium edition on it from a friend. Turning it on I am able to reach the normal screen with the welcome word, however after that instead to see the normal Windows 7 desktop I see a black screen the mouse cursor and a text on the right bottom saying...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Home Premium Screen saver
I go to controlpanel and go to screensaver and I am not allowed to change or add a screensaver. I get the correct screen but it is greyed out and clicking on anything does nothing.
General Discussion
Window 7 home premium (black screen of death)
Hello everyone, I could really use some advise. I am not an expert when it comes to computers, so please forgive my lack of knowledge. I have an acer laptop about 2 years old. Recently it was connected via HDMI (extended desktop) to a tv and I was syncing my phone using iTunes and my computer...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - Black screen with active cursor
Hi, thanks in advance for the advice i will hopefully receive. :) I have only had my Asus CM 1730-03 desktop for 4 days and it works fine except one very important thing. Four out of 5 times when I turn it on, it shows the Asus logo and the Windows 7 logo and plays the Windows 7 music, then I...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Home Premium Stuck at Welcome screen
I tried to log on to my user yesterday, and when I type in my password, it goes into the normal loading screen that says "Welcome" and the loading circle next to it is spinning like it should. Except it stay like that. For hours. I've shut down my computer and tried to log in again multiple times....
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 21:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App