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 blinking cursor on a black screen

21 Oct 2015   #1
berbes

7 pro
 
 
windows 7 blinking cursor on a black screen

hello. as the title states, i have a windows 7 pc that won't boot past a blinking cursor on a darkened screen. it went through a chkdsk /r and lots of different things that took 50+ minutes; renamed some, deleted some, then rebooted. nothing. i went into the registry and opened a hive and made sure the bootup went to explerer.exe -- nothing.

then i decided to take some files off the drive from another pc. when i plugged it in, explorer showed a 'system reserved drive' -- in my case, m: -- and a 'local drive' n:. when i click on m:, it shows it to be empty, and when i click on n:, i get the window, 'n:\ is not accessible, access is denied' but does show there to be data on it.

so, then i right clicked on both drives and changed the security to allow everything for SYSTEM & Administrator (see, read, modify, etc.). i know i have admin rights to do this and everything is running smoothly, as all the files appear to be getting their attributes changed. now, i right click on both drives and see i have full rights...but i STILL can't see or access the files on n:! i can see the files as their attribs are being changed one by one, so i know they're there, but i can't manipulate them in explorer.

help and thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Oct 2015   #2
ziffel

Windows 7 HP 64bit, SP1
 
 

Can you boot to safe mode? What video processor do you have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2015   #3
berbes

7 pro
 
 

Hello Ziff,

no, it always freezes during safe boot on the broken pc, that's why i decided to just save the needed files using explorer on a different pc. the video card in the second pc is a geforce in a alien pc.

to clarify, i can see all the rights have been modified by right clicking on n: and going into properties, but i still can't see the files. i can also see the security changing as there is a window that shows each file getting changed. it's so frustrating to see those file names permissions getting changed but still can't see them when i need to really see them.

is there some utility i can get to make this easier? all i want at this stage is to grab the important files off the n: drive.

thanks!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Oct 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Any one of several Puppy Linux ISOs, burned to a DVD, or installed upon a USB stick, should be able to read your n-drive [it may be a different drive letter, naturally] and copy off the folders and files you want onto to another external media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2015   #5
ziffel

Windows 7 HP 64bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Any one of several Puppy Linux ISOs, burned to a DVD, or installed upon a USB stick, should be able to read your n-drive [it may be a different drive letter, naturally] and copy off the folders and files you want onto to another external media.
Likewise, one can get "Hiren's Boot CD", and boot it to 'Mini XP' mode, for a familiar easy to use Windows interface.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows 7 blinking cursor on a black screen




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
black screen with blinking cursor tried installing Windows 7 again
I used to have windows 7 64 bit I decided to dual boot with Kali Linux I installed Kali Linux without partitioning I lost windows operating system so to get it back installed windows 7 os I lost my entire hard disk worked fine for sometime and then suddenly it got stocked and I restarted it, from...
General Discussion
Blinking cursor with black screen..
Ive bought a new hdd and installed win 8 in it and copied a bunch of files.. And now when install windows 7 on it after my boot screen i get black screen with a Blinking cursor on the top left Now what should I do to boot into win 7..
General Discussion
Black Screen with blinking cursor, can't access windows
Ok, so I was plagued with some BSOD issues and was able to remove viruses/malware causing it. However, when running a TDSS File System scan, it found a medium risk TDSS File System Physical Drive Device harddisk0 dr0. Instead of skipping, I accidentally chose to delete it. On restart, I now...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 has crashed and burned with black screen and blinking cursor
After several bouts with BSOD, I've finally come to a dead end with Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion p6510f: Now I get the black screen and blinking cursor. The F8 key doesn't even work. I was able to run some thorough diagnosis and determine that the memory and hard drive are fine. I suspect Windows...
BSOD Help and Support
Can't get into windows, black screen with blinking cursor
for some reason I can't even get into windows 7, after I get pass the screen that says "asus" , my laptop brand, It goes into a black screen with a blinking cursor in the left hand corner like this: http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g189/nahfeese/dy1t9f.png I'm unable to do anything at that...
BSOD Help and Support
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


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 13:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App