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Windows 7: Windows 7 black screen after login

01 Nov 2009   #1
Flaredancer

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 black screen after login

Sorry about the off topic post, couldn't find a 'suitable' forum....


Hey all.
I got the Windows 7 RTM quite a while ago and had no problems with it.
A couple days ago, though, I recieve a black screen with movable cursor after login. I am dual-booting with Windows XP, and XP is working fine.

Task manager will open, but is 'hidden' under the black screen. Same with everything else but the cursor.

I suspect this has something to do with VMware server, as this was the last program I installed (about a week ago) and it was also affecting my network adapters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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01 Nov 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did you by any chance try to install an icon pack?
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01 Nov 2009   #3
Flaredancer

Windows 7
 
 
Nope.

No, VMware was the most recent thing I'd tried to install.

EDIT: I just raped grammar.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

First - please update your system specs. That helps a bunch when we try to troubleshoot.

Second - any luck booting into safe mode?
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01 Nov 2009   #5
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flaredancer View Post
No, VMware was the most recent thing I'd tried to install.

EDIT: I just raped grammar.
Ok,i had that problem when i tried to install an icon pack.

Open command promt in elevated mode, start>accessories> Right click command promt> run as admin

Then type sfc /scannow

I say to do this becasue it was a .dll file that was my problem last time.

Dan
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01 Nov 2009   #6
Flaredancer

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, Minotar; it is running the scan now, but I don't know if I did it right because honestly I have no idea what elevated mode is and am just doing it in safe mode. Any help there?


Yes, obviously I can get into safe mode (as informed with the last sentence, lol.).
I'm not exactly sure what the specs ALL are, but if you tell me what you need I can get it for you. This is the basic stuff...

Yeah, I can get it into safe mode just fine.


BTW, I'm not too much of a computer junkie so if I missed out on something that you need w/ specs, let me know:

1 GB RAM
Processor: AMD Athalon XP 2000+ 1.6 ghz
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
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01 Nov 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flaredancer View Post
Thanks, Minotar; it is running the scan now, but I don't know if I did it right because honestly I have no idea what elevated mode is and am just doing it in safe mode. Any help there?


Yes, obviously I can get into safe mode (as informed with the last sentence, lol.).
I'm not exactly sure what the specs ALL are, but if you tell me what you need I can get it for you. This is the basic stuff...

Yeah, I can get it into safe mode just fine.


BTW, I'm not too much of a computer junkie so if I missed out on something that you need w/ specs, let me know:

1 GB RAM
Processor: AMD Athalon XP 2000+ 1.6 ghz
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Click the link in my signature for assistance with updating your system specs.

Ok - you are in safe mode, but do you have the same video problems? Can you uninstall VMware?
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01 Nov 2009   #8
Flaredancer

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not having the same problems in safe mode, but I can't even DO anything in regular mode... And I can't uninstall; apparantly you can't do that in safe mode.
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01 Nov 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are ways around the safe mode problem. Give this a read:

Install/Uninstall within Windows Safe Mode Redding IT Professional

I'd start with using the application - I'm not certain if the reg fix will work with Windows 7, since I haven't tried it personally.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #10
Flaredancer

Windows 7
 
 

I tried putting that line into command prompt with no success.

And how do I get to SafeMSI.exe? Is it a downloadable program or one located on the computer?
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