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Windows 7: PC freezes after bios load, black screen with curser flashing

27 Sep 2015   #1
teqnine

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
PC freezes after bios load, black screen with curser flashing

Hello, been having this problem for about a month. I had installed pinnacle drivers and had no problems, but one day I connected my dvc100 capture device and my computer restarted. Ever since then when I start my computer it loads the bios then hangs on black screen with the curser flashing in the top left corner, then after about 10 minutes it continues to load Windows 7 normally. Instead of turning off my pc I just put in sleep mode so as to not to deal with the 10 minute start up. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks


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27 Sep 2015   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You could try a clean startup to see if the problem persists, if it does not then you can reintroduce startups bit by bit to catch the offender
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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28 Sep 2015   #3
teqnine

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
You could try a clean startup to see if the problem persists, if it does not then you can reintroduce startups bit by bit to catch the offender
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Hello, Thank you for your reply. I tried your suggestion and it did not help. It appears the temporary freeze is happening before Windows loads that is why the troubleshooter perhaps did not work.

Any more suggestions?
Thanks again
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28 Sep 2015   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have you tried booting from windows disk and running a startup repair Startup Repair

You could try running a bootable version of Linux, it will load off of a flash drive and will give you an idea if its hardware problems or a windows problem.
Another option would be to try running a bootable hardware test that will also run off of a flash drive to see if your hardware is ok
eg
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
SeaTools | Seagate

It all depends on if windows is starting to boot or if its failing before loading OS
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30 Sep 2015   #5
teqnine

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Have you tried booting from windows disk and running a startup repair Startup Repair

You could try running a bootable version of Linux, it will load off of a flash drive and will give you an idea if its hardware problems or a windows problem.
Another option would be to try running a bootable hardware test that will also run off of a flash drive to see if your hardware is ok
eg
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
SeaTools | Seagate

It all depends on if windows is starting to boot or if its failing before loading OS
Hello and thank you for your help. What I actually did was to restart with the windows dvd to go to the command prompt, once there I used bootrec.exe /fixmbr and bootrec.exe /fixboot and it appears to have fixed it.
Thank you very much for your time and effort to helping me.
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