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Windows 7: Win 7 not booting

07 Feb 2009   #1

Win 7 (I hope!)
Win 7 not booting

Hello everyone,

I was a little premature with trying to move to Win 7, but I had done a sucessful install on my work laptop, and figured I'd try on my desktop.

I got through the install with no problems, reformatted my HD and installed a clean copy of 7.

I got to the booting of the computer, I get to the windows Splash screen, then it takes me to a black screen with Windows 7 For testing purposes Build 7000 in the bottom right corner. I can move my mouse around but nothing happens, even after letting it sit for quite awhile.

I just realized it may have something to do with my video card. Wish me luck as I try my onboard card...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2009   #2


Good luck:)

Although if you can see the desktop, albeit not a functioning one, it may not be the video drivers.

Have you tried booting into safe mode?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

What is your card. Read this. It sounds an unlikely scenario but who knows. (ATI)

When trying to install graphics cards ATI Radeon HD 3870x2 ou4870x2 specifically on computers with Windows Operating system, you may however be confronted with black screen displayed on your monitor during installation of catalyst drivers.
According to ATI, you are required to wait for about twenty minutes till the hard drive stops working. You should now restart your computer and by pressing the reset buttons or by pressing and maintaining directly the start buttons to install the drivers properly.
Unplugging the monitor and restarting can also correct it sometimes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Feb 2009   #4

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86

Hello TechnicalAngel,
are you by any chance connected to 2 monitors (or a monitor and a TV)?

Then maybe the following thread might be helpful: Problem installing Windows 7

The problem...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Excessum View Post
Hey, I'm new here, found this forum just googling "Does steam work with windows 7" and thought maybe you can help me out.
The problem is, I can install it, but once it gets to after "Setting up registry..." I just get a black screen when it boots up with

Windows 7 Beta
For Testing Purposes Only
Build 7000

in the bottom corner. Is there anyway to fix this? From a picture guide I saw it appears thats when I would get a screen entitled "Setting up Video settings" but I dont, all I get is the black screen.
I've reinstalled about 4 times so far. Please someone! D:
...and the cause.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Excessum View Post
Aha! I figured it out.
The problem was I had 2 moniters plugged in. My TV and my moniter, and I was just like "well what if its having problems disputing what screen to go to" and I unplugged it, where it would go black during install now I have a picture. Infact! I'm on windows 7 RIGHT NOW.
Hope that helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2009   #5

Win 7 (I hope!)

actually, that was exactly what my problem was...

Thanks!! I wish I had posted here before the 3rd time I installed the thing.. :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7
boot problem

i also get the black screen after the windows 7 splash screen. I am using a laptop with one monitor and i have an ATI graphic card installed
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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