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Windows 7: White screen of death

17 Dec 2011   #1
Caboov

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
White screen of death

So my friend has a computer with vista and was running alright until one day it started up with a completely white screen from boot and that is all it shows now. It's a Toshiba and has a horrible copy of Spysweeper AV that is perpetually hung. Virus? possible. How can I save it?


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17 Dec 2011   #2
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Can he boot into BIOs or is the screen white from the time he hits the power. Try the montior on a different pc to rule out the monitor as the problem.
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17 Dec 2011   #3
Caboov

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
hmm

Yeah it's white from the time the button is hit. haven't tried another monitor yet. Will do that, and report back.
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18 Dec 2011   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

try the following:
1. Shut down and turn off the computer.
2. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
4. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
5. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.
6. If it now starts, do steps 7-9. Otherwise, report back.
7. Go into your BIOS and load default settings to clear the CMOS memory.
8. Save Settings and exit the BIOS.
9. Run 1-5 again to reset software connections between newly reset BIOS and hardware.

The above has been known to fix issues similar to the one you are describing. Good luck!
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