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Windows 7: So weird! Black screen with cursor then...

11 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 Home premium 64bit
So weird! Black screen with cursor then...

Ive been getting a black screen with movable cursor for weeks now. Posted over some forums about it without much of a fix. Tried a few things, even formatted and reinstalled a fresh copy of Win 7 and bought a new SSD drive for a boot drive. AND it still does it. Ive had several workarounds to get to the desktop one of which was to change the boot sequence in the bios then change it back to the boot drive and it would come up. But after a while that stopped working and I would try the repair windows way by putting in the Win 7 disc. But it would still do it the next day again. So now what works is actually when I put in the Win 7 disc in my drive for whatever reason it boots right up??? WTH? If I leave the disc out or put another disc in it does the black screen again. What is the magic in keeping the Win 7 disc in the drive even when I have the first boot device as my SSD drive with windows on it??? Clueless. I recently added a HDTV as a second monitor via hdmi, my PC monitor uses DVI (I have a ASUS 5870). Latest drivers as well. I still wonder if that could be a issue, using dvi and hdmi and/or the video driver...Anyway thanks for any input.

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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

This might be the video card it might be outdated or fualty.
have you installed a driver for it before the windows 7 installation?
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14 Oct 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

This thread is 2 over months old.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

your right might as well close it.
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15 Oct 2010   #5


He prob had boot sector corruption requiring the DVD to boot Win7. Needed to rebuild BCD or zero the HD to reinstall.

I wonder if he even tried marking Win7 partition Active then Startup Repair x3. Some will try one offered Repair and not realize they have to go back for more, verifying 7 is marked Active first. Or if no installation shows for repair it needs to be goosed with bootrec commands to see it.

I'd also try BIOS update or reflashing BIOS to make sure it's sound. Test the HD and RAM.

Sorry this was missed before. But Google will keep it alive for years or longer.
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