The Black Screen of Death (or KSOD) is when Windows Vista or above loads only a black screen and your mouse cursor.

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pc sudden black screen [closed]

my pc started to give sudden black screens and becomes unresponsive, like I use it for a while and all of a sudden it turns black screen, after that nothing helps even reset doesn't help, it's like ...
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Black screen and loud fans on boot

Greeting fellow netizens! I cannot boot my laptop, and I've tried everything I can think of, and I'm hoping someone here can help! The system: Samsung Series 7 Chronos np700z5c-s01ub The ...
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I renamed rpcss.dll and

I tried to deal with a corrupted rspcss.dll by renaming the corrupt file and copying a file from another pc running windows 7 to the c:\windows\system32 folder. Unfortunately, upon boot I only get ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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Laptop turns on but nothing shows up on screen (black screen)

I let my laptop on sleep mode, battery on, and let it cool down using a fan. When I got back, I turned it on, but there was no loggon screen. black screen and everything else is working (caps lights, ...
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Ubuntu goes black on startup

Whenever I start Ubuntu from the GRUB menu (below). and it finishes this (below). The screen goes black. This happened after I gained root access to my account and I needed to restart. After ...
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Windows 8.1 black screen with mouse, cant acces task manager or safe mode

I am using Windows 8.1 (as an upgrade from 8). Yesterday I had to boot in safe mode through msconfig, but when my PC restarted, the Windows logo screen went black with only the cursor on the screen. I ...
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Black screen after login for my user account only

I was faced with a perplexing issue today. I was attempting to roll out a Access Database file to certain users today. And I set up a namespace and and replication, I then proceeded to setup a ...
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Flickering black screen after kb2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update 1) - no OS access - no safe mode - can't system restore

I can't believe I'm going through this again. I recently updated my windows 8.1 with kb2919355 and my PC doesn't boot anymore. I'm getting a black flickering logon screen where it's impossible to ...
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Windows 7 black screen and mouse cursor but nothing else

HP dv7. Purchased 2010. The hard drive was a bit flaky from the beginning. I had some startup problems early on so after running chkdsk /r it reported finding and fixing some bad clusters. This has ...
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Why do I get a black screen when booting up Windows 8.1?

I recently installed Windows 8.1. I rebooted to find that I get a black screen! It seems that it loads into Windows okay, but I just can't see anything! When I boot it up, I do see the Samsung logo, ...
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Pc Black screen then shuts down while logging in Windows 8

I was working on my papers recently, but then I took a 30 min break. So I shutdown my pc and went for a break. When I came back, powered up my pc, and entered my password, the screen immediately ...
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Windows 8 loaded to black screen

Windows 8 booted, I got the "logging in" circular progress thingy, then loaded to a black screen, with a moving cursor. I was confused since the start screen did not appear. I cannot windows+R, but I ...
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Disable CPU halt state to prevent BSOD/KSOD

I have recently had problems with my Windows7 desktop bluescreening several times per day (with many different STOP codes) and occasionally blackscreening. Because it is still under manufacturer's ...
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Windows 7 : Are there error logs?

I had a problem recently with Windows 7 on my dual Windows / Ubuntu machine. It started saying that some kind of security tag was invalid on all the files and that it was "fixing" them. Then, next ...
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Windows 7 shows blank (black) screen after welcome screen with just mouse pointer

I have got Samsung laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. It just suddenly failed to start. It boots to Welcome screen then it just goes blank with mouse pointer. But I was able to boot into safe mode ...
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KSOD problems, shell.dll

When i was using the Theme Manager, i tried to install a theme onto a windows 7 enterprise 32-bit laptop and when i restarted computer after the logo screen it went to the KSOD and had an error pop up ...
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Windows 7 KSOD and Ctrl-Alt-Del Error

I have an HP desktop and just recently went to login when my screen froze. I hit Ctrl Alt Del and it said something like logon error etc so I rebooted but the same thing happened again. I ran ...
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After removing an harmful item I get a KSOD (black screen, cursor works) when I log in

Just today I read a post stating that Java has a leak; so, I ran a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware scan and it found an harmful item and thus I deleted that item. After restarting my computer from a prompt, ...
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Windows 7 black screen, may be a hardware issue

Today my HP laptop suddenly started having the black screen issue: When booting up, after the Windows logo and the "Starting Windows" message, the screen just goes black. I know Windows keeps going ...
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Windows 7, Black screen with cursor, impossible to logon

First - I have gone through as many possible solutions I've found here and elsewhere. [Edit - to describe the issue in more detail, the PC appears to boot correctly, but instead of the logon screen, ...
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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

So, I was using the computer, it was running fine, then the display spontaneously changed into uniform, vertical stripes, each about a half a centimeter wide. I killed the power, then I restarted, and ...
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Graphics card failing - black screen w/ sound

I recently had to do a warranty return on a Gigabyte video card, and they have sent me a replacement. I've installed the replacement, done a complete re-install of Windows 7 x64, installed the latest ...
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Black screen while watching youtube videos

nearly every time, while I'm watching a video on YouTube, my monitor losts signal from my graphic card. Sometimes the driver is resetting, but often I got a black screen and thats it. My System ...
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Windows Vista black screen after attemped Wubi Ubuntu install

Yesterday I attempted to do a dual boot install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. I tried the traditional liveusb install method, but the installer ran into an error while attempting to ...
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No monitor after Windows 7 update

I recently installed Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. After updating, my machine would start but the screen remained off. I was able to fix this by connecting an external monitor. The ...
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HD5450 black screen after installing drivers

I just build a new HTPC-ish desktop computer and everything works fine until I install the ATI drivers for the videocard which is a Asus HD 5450 Silent 512MB DDR3 card. The main issue is that I get a ...
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HP HDX laptop black screen on boot

I have an HP HDX16-1155CA from April 2009. I was using it last night, and it was completely fine, and I did not do anything abnormal (I was reading my book for English class before I shut it down). ...
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Fans run, but nothing else on power up

Just now I came home, and went downstairs to work on my development box. I noticed that the power LED had gone yellow, like it was in standby, but when I jiggled the mouse nothing happened. I ...
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When gaming computer freezes with a blank screen and a buzzing sound

I have a problem with random freezes when playing games. Sometimes it's fine for hours, other times it dosn't last even one. I tried googling around and I found recomendations to update my graphics ...
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Acer Aspire 5520G wont boot/show post.

I have Acer Aspire 5520G laptop. I turned it down yesterday and today when I wanted to turn it on it wont boot up. When I press power button it lights up ( green) there is some blinking of HDD led ...
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Black screen after disabling Intel graphics on ASUS laptop

My ASUS A53SV laptop has an onboard Intel GMA graphics and also nVidia GeForce 540N. I am using Windows 7 Pro. I thought that the GeForce was not being used, so I went to Device Manager and disabled ...
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Win7 becomes unstable after waking from sleep and trying to access esata drive

I have the following problem: I have a HTPC at home which is only used for its Mediacenter but since recently has an esata storage enclosure to record all its data to. The esata enclosure has a ...
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windows vista boots black screen with white cursor

i turned on my laptop this morning it shows me loading windows but after that before any login screen the screen just goes black and has a white cursor on it. the computer will not let me try to boot ...
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Laptop goes dead after being turned on for five minutes

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows XP on it. The laptop turns on okay, but after five minutes the screen goes dead but some windows are still viewable. It does the same in safe mode and if ...
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How do I stop mapped network drives which aren't available preventing Windows 7 64-bit booting past KSOD?

I have a QNAP server on my home network which I've mapped a few folders in Windows-7x64 using NFS. This works perfectly except for when I switch the server off (or disconnect it from the network). ...
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HP Pavilion dv6 screen goes black after Windows loads, but not in safe mode

When I boot the laptop normally, it goes through POST, and I can see the "Starting Windows" screen with the Windows logo. However, right before I get to the Windows logon, the screen goes black. In ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? I am doing a clean install, having tried from both USB and DVD with two different ...
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Black screen without cursor after loading bar and before the logo in Vista

Okay. Today Windows installed an update automatically. Please note that I have them turned off, and my friends also say that it still does install updates even if they are turned off, so I am more ...
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Acer Aspire runs slow, black screens after logging in

I have and Acer Aspire laptop that's about 3-4 months old that is now running super slow. I takes five minutes to get to the login page and after logging in, it freezes right after saying welcome. ...
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On windows 7 64bit, the computer freezes and the screen turns black when I play videos fullscreen

I have a weird problem on my desktop computer : it seems that playing videos in full screen (with VLC or iTunes) freezes the computer after a few minutes. Maximizing vlc does not. The weird thing is ...
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Computer always has a black screen

My computed apparently overheated Thursday night and has yet to begin working again. At first, I was able to start it up as usual until it prompted me for system repair, which I did. It managed to ...
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How to recover Windows Vista from blackscreen (mouse and keyboard is working)?

I am a computer geek which I use all the resources of the computer, and i have many opened and non-saved documents (especially notepad files that are not saved). Here is the situation: I use ...
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Windows 7 hangs on black screen for a while after log in

I have observed the following. I get the welcome screen. I click on my user and get the "logging on" screen. After that all I get is a black screen with a mouse cursor. I can't even start Task ...
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Windows 7 random black screen when idle

Occasionally, when I'm away from my computer for about 5 minutes, the computer screen will go black and all USB devices (keyboard/mouse) will lose power. Attempting to move the mouse or pressing keys ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 boots to mouse

Now I know that there is an update for Vista and 7 that causes this problem, but I have tried most of the tips and tricks to fix it on Server 2008 R2 Standard, but it still boots to a black screen ...
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Nvidia driver on Windows 7 causing black screen

I have just installed Windows 7 on a desktop machine and for the first time ever have had a really tough time doing so, its normally a nice smooth install. This time I found that the monitor would ...
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Black out screen in Windows XP

When i work on my windows machine, am getting a black screen in regular intervals. What should I do? Why is this happening?
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Windows 7 black screen after logon for about a minute

Apologies if this has already been asked/answered. I googled and only seem to be able to find posts about people having the problem where the screen stays black indefinitely. Mine just goes black ...
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Windows 7 black screen

When I startup the computer and I insert my credentials, press login, the Welcome screen appears and after that I get the black screen. I have to wait about 10 minutes and then I have to press a ...