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Windows 7: White screen


12 Mar 2013   #1

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White screen

Help, I have a password protect on my computer and after I log in the only thing I get on my screen is a white display. I can not get my desk top until I go to logoff and it flashes just before it shuts down. I just had my video card replace less than a month ago. Can anyone help me? I don't want to take it back to the shop and pay another $300. Thanks

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13 Mar 2013   #2

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Hello Pattie and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try the suggestions in this Microsoft forum thread:

windows 7 white screen - Microsoft Community

It seems more than a coincidence that you had your video card replaced less than a month ago. I'm guessing the new card is under warranty so I'd be inclined to take it back to the shop. It's possible that the new card was defective from the factory, or there could be some other underlying problem with the computer that is affecting the video card. In either case I think the shop should make things right for you.
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13 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattieO View Post
Help, I have a password protect on my computer and after I log in the only thing I get on my screen is a white display. I can not get my desk top until I go to logoff and it flashes just before it shuts down. I just had my video card replace less than a month ago. Can anyone help me? I don't want to take it back to the shop and pay another $300. Thanks
If you had a reputable shop work on the computer they should provide a diagnostic on the system and if the card is faulty replace it or find the cause of the problem, at no additional cost, and provide an estimate for any other repairs.

Additionally, I would suggest you not attempt any repairs or modifications on your own as that may void the warranty and relieve them of any liability.

HTH
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14 Mar 2013   #4

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Thanks for the great advice. I found out what it is. It is a virus called Ukash telling me that I am in inviolation of copyright laws and that if I pay a $100 fine it will solve the problem. I was reading in wikopedia that I can run a spyware scan to see if I have the virus but I am not able to get into my computer at all. I know I have the virus but how can I get into my computer (even safe mode) to get rid of it? When they fixed my computer I noticed that they also installed a spyware program(I guess it didn't work). Is there any way I can fix this myself?
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14 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Pattio . Do these steps below .

Restore Windows to a previous state using System Restore
System Restore can return your computer system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, so we will try to use this Windows feature to get rid of Ukash lock screen.
1 Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
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Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.

2 In the command prompt, type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe , and then press ENTER
System Restore utility will open, and you’ll need to select a restore point previous to this infection.

Once you're done you should be able to login to windows in normal mode

Download these programs MALWAREBYTES ANTIMALWARE and HITMAN PRO
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14 Mar 2013   #6

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I tried the F8 key and it won't bring me to the safe mode prompt.
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14 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you tabbing F8 while the PC boots up ?

Do you have a Windows 7 installation disc ?
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14 Mar 2013   #8

windows 7
 
 

I'm holding the F8 key down and I have the re-installation dvd.
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14 Mar 2013   #9

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You might have better luck if you use a free standalone, bootable malware and virus removal disk such as Windows Defender Offline.

Windows Defender Offline

Prepare the disk on a malware free machine. Make sure the machine you use is running the same "bit-ness" of Windows 7 that's on the infected machine. In other words, if the infected machine is running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 you'll have to use a 64-bit machine to create the bootable disk.

If you'd rather not use a Microsoft product, most of the major anti-virus companies have their own "rescue" type disks.

The Best Free Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs
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14 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ok . While the PC is booting up keep tabbing on the F8 key until you get to the Advanced Boot Options screen

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We will hold off to use the Windows Installation Disc
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