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Windows 7: Black screen w/ blinking cursor


03 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Black screen w/ blinking cursor

When I try to boot from usb I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. I've tried to set the boot order to have the usb first. I made the windows 7 installation setup with wintoflash. I tested the usb with two other computers and it works perfectly. I'd try my DVD drive to install the windows 7 but my DVD drive is no longer working.


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03 Dec 2013   #2

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Are you sure the DVD drive is faulty? Try a linux live CD and test. boot order in BIOS is correct?
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03 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

yes, I've tried about 5 different boot dvds. I've also double check the BIOS.
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03 Dec 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redzero36 View Post
yes, I've tried about 5 different boot dvds. I've also double check the BIOS.
Also linux stuff?
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03 Dec 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redzero36 View Post
When I try to boot from usb I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. I've tried to set the boot order to have the usb first. I made the windows 7 installation setup with wintoflash. I tested the usb with two other computers and it works perfectly. I'd try my DVD drive to install the windows 7 but my DVD drive is no longer working.
You get the blinking cursor just after BIOS flash screen?
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03 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, after the gateway logo appears, then the BIOS, then a black screen with the flashing white underscore.

I tried a lucid puppy, BARTPE, windows 7 repair, UBCD, and the window 7 install.
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03 Dec 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redzero36 View Post
Yes, after the gateway logo appears, then the BIOS, then a black screen with the flashing white underscore.
Is it the same when booting from DVD? If not... what happens when you boot from DVD?
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03 Dec 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nothing, it boots to the next device because the DVD drive isn't working. It can't read any dvd I've have.
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03 Dec 2013   #9

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So DVD drive isn't working. Harddisk has problems... you want to reinstall. All bootable USB's don't work.... also the linux stuff? Maybe try another usb port (?)
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03 Dec 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've tried the usb ports in the front and the back.

I've also tried using another HDD, created a partition enough for a window 7 install, set it up to be booted from, but even that gets the black screen with white cursor.

If I can boot into windows, could I try to re-install it on my SSD through my USB? because I can see the USB when logged in, but it when booting from USB it gets the black screen.
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