Black screen when starting up


  1. Posts : 633
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #1

    Black screen when starting up


    I get a black screen when turning on.

    If I keep hitting del, it goes into bios no problem.

    Yesterday I turned it on and it went to the desktop no problem. I cannot remember how many attempts it took but I do remember repeatedly pressing the reset switch.

    The monitors light is orange right now. It turns green when a picture loads up like bios mode etc.

    Why is it giving black screens? I'll keep hitting reset to see if I can get it to load windows.

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    Took a few tries reseting pc.

    Now it loaded fine. Green light on monitor.

    I don't know why I get black screens.
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  2. Posts : 633
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Question

    I have an Asus motherboard coming in few days time to replace my faulty Msi motherboard.

    If i replace my faulty motherboard (mb) with a second hand mb from ebay, can i load a disk image iso file (previously saved with installed apps) onto second hand mb?

    Or would i have to install fresh version of Windows 7?
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  3. Posts : 3,637
    win 8 32 bit
       #3

    You can do an image but if the hardware is a lot different it may not work the only way is to try
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  4. Posts : 15,577
    7 X64
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    Is the new mobo also a z97 ?

    how did you make this iso ? is it sysprepped ?

    Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

    more recent version

    No need to install the program

    the bootcd can be copied out with 7-zip.

    Black screen when starting up-copyout.jpg
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  5. Posts : 633
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I don't remember how I made the iso as it was years ago. I got to check if I still have it also. Might have just used the window u features to create it but cannot remember right now.

    Yes the Asus z97 sabertooth mark 1 is on its way.

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    Question/Troubleshooting time

    Just swapped the msi mb for an Asus z97 board.

    Connected everything up and there is no power/no noise 😔.

    However I noticed a solid green light bottom corner of the z97 board.

    I believe everything should work.

    I think I have gone wrong somewhere when I connected everything together.

    Maybe I didnt connect certain things properly.
    Last edited by TechSeven; 27 Sep 2022 at 03:20.
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  6. Posts : 15,577
    7 X64
       #6

    easy to get that wrong.
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  7. Posts : 633
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I have solved the problem. Power is on and everything is working now.

    That msi board was awesome until the sound/mb died out on me.

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    Is 600w power supply enough for

    4790k cpu
    Z97 sabertooth motherboard
    980 ti ftw gpu

    I have a 650w psu coming today but I may return that back now that everything is working.

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    Another question

    My ram specs are now

    Capacity: 16GB (2 x 8GB) KitDIMM Type: 240-Pin NON-ECC UDIMMVoltage: 1. 5VFrequency: PC3-12800 (1600MHz)Timings: 9-9-9-24

    Do I have to make any changes in bios, xmp maybe?
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  8. Posts : 7,148
    Windows 7 HP 64
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    TechSeven said:
    I have solved the problem. Power is on and everything is working now.

    That msi board was awesome until the sound/mb died out on me.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Is 600w power supply enough for

    4790k cpu
    Z97 sabertooth motherboard
    980 ti ftw gpu

    I have a 650w psu coming today but I may return that back now that everything is working.

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    Another question

    My ram specs are now

    Capacity: 16GB (2 x 8GB) KitDIMM Type: 240-Pin NON-ECC UDIMMVoltage: 1. 5VFrequency: PC3-12800 (1600MHz)Timings: 9-9-9-24

    Do I have to make any changes in bios, xmp maybe?
    I wold say that 600W is good enoth if you don't overclock.
    What are the power specs for the 980 ti ftw?

    PC3-12800 DDR3 is nominal frequency (1600MHz), not overclocked so it should be no XMP option
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