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: Black screen after startup - but internet loads

15 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 premium 32bit
Black screen after startup - but internet loads

I apologize in advance for my computer ignorance. When I started my Acer laptop today, it struggled to startup, then finally started in safety mode but then went to a black screen. I pushd ctrl alt del then task manager and asked it to start Firefox, which it did, with the black screen still behind it - no desk top. What do I do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit


Take a look at this Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and this Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7? for the problem you are having.

Let us know your results
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Black screen after startup - but internet loads

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mother's Account Loads to Black Screen
The problem that I have been charged with solving is that my mom's account on our home computer (one out of five accounts total) loads to a black screen and stays there. It is strange in the fact that if it stays on the black screen long enough the bubbles screen saver launches as it would...
General Discussion
chkdsk ran 8 hrs, then black screen, then weird startup screen, then..
... after 15 minutes of hanging in that weird startup screen, considering whether to hard reboot or not, it went into start repair (still there now)... To make a long story short, I suspected something wrong with my hard drive due to a software giving me an i/o error, after some research (I am...
Performance & Maintenance
Black screen after startup
Hello! I have windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 installed, for like 3-4 months now. Today I turned my Asus laptop on and after "Starting Windows" process, weird black screen appeared. Only working thing was mouse cursor, Ctrl + alt + delete did nothing. However, I was still able to use Safe...
General Discussion
Crash to bootscreen on startup, startup repair black screen
Upon booting my computer, I'm presented with the option to go into startup repair, or start normally. If I start normally, it loads the logo, but before it gets to the login screen, it crashes to the boot screen. If I select the startup repair option, it shows a loading bar, which completes, but...
BSOD Help and Support
Black screen on startup, showing cursor, doesn't go to log in screen.
I'm using I have a DELL4500S desktop, on startup it will not go to the login screen, the screen is just black with the cursor showing. I've tried restarting the computer, unplugging everything and restarting it. Nothing is working. When it first starts a pop up shows and says "This Application...
BSOD Help and Support
getting a black screen on startup!
hi, after i have typed in the password i get a black screen in windows7 service pack 1. this happens ocassionally. help would be appreciated. regards mahesh.
Performance & Maintenance

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 14:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App