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My PC was working fine last night. When I turned it on this morning, I couldn't get into Windows. All I saw was a black screen with some artifacts at the top.

What I tried

  • getting into safe mode, but all I saw was a black screen and a blinking cursor.
  • getting into boot selection screen, saw the same thing
  • I got into my BIOS, saw my 2 HDs listing there.

What I noticed

  • my HDs are kinda warm.
  • there is a weird high pitch noice. not sure if it was there before.
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try uplug any usbs-printers,etc, if you have any – mic84 Mar 30 '12 at 13:50
hmm after waiting like 15 mins on that black screen. it restarted itself and loaded into windows. strange. now its working fine. – Funky Dude Mar 30 '12 at 14:01
As noted by @Funky Dude, USB devcies can cause this. LONG boot time. – Dave M Mar 30 '12 at 14:19

if you have a windows repair disk, just insert that and restart your pc. Before that make sure you set BIO to boot from CD/DVD-Drive first.

You should see options for repairing your pc through the windows repair disk. It just takes few minutes. I faced the similar problem and solved it in this way.

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