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Windows 7: Long black screen during boot after reinstalling Windows 7 on SSD

19 Dec 2016   #1

windows 7 64 bits
Long black screen during boot after reinstalling Windows 7 on SSD


Sorry for my bad English, I speak French.

I have a laptop (NP355V4C-S01CA) that had a HDD with Windows 7 on it: It was working fine.
I updated to Windows 10: It was still working fine.
I upgraded to an SSD (still on Windows 10): It was still working fine.
Now I reinstalled Windows 7 on it, and I have a problem.

When I boot my computer, I see the Windows 7 boot screen logo, then everything goes black for 1-2 minutes (which is way longer than it used to take to boot, even on the HDD, then the logon screen appears and everything works fine.

For those who want to watch a black screen for 2 minutes: Windows 7 black screen - YouTube

I tried:
  • Reinstalling Windows 7 several times, both with my original disk and the online ISO.
  • CHKDSK reported no errors.
  • Safe mode is working fine, no black screen.
  • I installed every drivers for every inputs (USB, SD, DVD, etc...)
  • In the BIOS, I disabled everything on the boot order tab except the SSD.
  • I ran MalwareBytes and there are no viruses.
  • I ran Autoruns and there is nothing there either.

Can somebody help me?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

When you say "Win 7 Original Disk", where did it come from? Is it a copy of what you had before or is it a Disk you purchased in a store? == You might have some files incorrect. Can you post an image of your Disk Management from this. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

When installing win 7 did you do a clean install, deleting all partitions?
Did you used a Samsung recovery disk or a MS with the COA key?

If it boots normally on safe mode is a wrong driver or a program.
Open Device manager and look if there is a one with a yellow alert.
Run msconfig and disable all non MS start up programs and services.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Dec 2016   #4

windows 7 64 bits

Thanks for the replies!

This is the Disk Management window. It's in French, if you need something translated, tell me.
I made a backup just after purchasing my laptop (there was a tutorial on this website), but now it's running on an ISO from the Microsoft's website. Both installs have the same problem

I deleted every partitions, so I had only one empty disk showing up during the install, and I installed it on this one.
The second time it was on Microsoft's website using the key.
I opened Device manager and there was one with a yellow alert: Ethernet. I installed my LAN drivers and rebooted, but the problem still occurs. I downloaded my other drivers from Samsung's and AMD's website.

These are the only non-MS services showing up on msconfig, and after disabling them the problem still occurs.

The laptop has the same problem with sleep mode too. If I wake it up, the screen will stay black for a minute, then the lock screen will appears.

Any other suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

trexiic, could you supply a screen shot of Start Up which is the Demarrage tab in msconfig on your computer.

This will tell us what is being loaded when Windows starts.

You will need to find out what is causing your Ethernet problem. Check what driver you have for it & then search the web for the right one if necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2016   #6

windows 7 64 bits

Ranger4: The start up tab is completely empty, and I fix the Ethernet problem by download the needed drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2016   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Glad you got the Ethernet fixed. == On your Disk Management, tell me in English what the circled part says.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2016   #8

windows 7 64 bits

The first line says: Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Main Partition)
The second line says : Healthy (System, Active, Main Partition)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2016   #9

Windows 7 HP 64

If it boots normally on safe mode, it must be a wrong driver or software.
Enable the boot log and then post it here as an attachment.
Monitor Windows 7 boot logs with the help of msconfig - TechRepublic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2016   #10

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Boot times can also be extended by your BIOS set-up
Reset it to default values, and make sure the ssd is the primary option.
(dualbooting and changes to graphic card registry entries also extends it)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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