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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Windows 10 not starting - black screen and letter 'Y'

I have upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without problems. Windows 10 has worked correctly until today. Now my pc (Acer 5745G) don't boot: when I press the power button, after showing ...
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Windows 10 Special Black Screen

Ok so I've been using this computer for over a year, and I upkeep it well, software and hardware. I started rocket league one night and the screen started glitching in and out of the game and this ...
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Black Screen while Gaming, But Sound still working

While gaming my 2 monitors go black with the no signal message and I hear the Windows disconnect sound like when you unplug an USB. The thing is that the sound of the game is still running and I am ...
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Black Screen after Windows 10 Update no motherboard logo, no cursor, no safe mode, nothing

First of all, I'm not an expert but a pretty decent hack who finds answers on forums that fix most everyday issues we run into. I "successfully" updated to Windows 10 from 8.1 on a Gateway ...
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Windows 10 - black screen on boot

After trying several times since the last couple months, I managed to install a Windows 10 update on my existing Windows 7, using an install image (I had an issue with default boot not being set up ...
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home page nonexistent in windows 10

Logging in to the laptop is fine but once in I only get a blqck screen with a cursor. I can access task mqnager through ctrl alt del and file explore through that and everything else seems to be ...
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Lenovo G40-70 screen black after BIOS upgrade

I have Lenovo G40-70, Model Name: 20369 laptop. For changing OS from Win. 8.1 to Win. 7, I was upgraded its BIOS on A7CN40WW. ...
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Windows 7 starts to an empty black screen

So everything was working fine, and then last night I dont know if related to the time change, the computer froze. It was late so I switched it off and thought about dealing with it this morning, now ...
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Black screens Logs collector, how?

Hello i searching for way to collect informations about my windows 7 black screens errors. i got randomly black screen and only hard reset help. but the black screen dont give me a error, so i need to ...
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Window 7 Black screen for other users only [duplicate]

I have 2 accounts on my laptop. 1 is my personal account and the other is admin account When I tried logging in my personal account today, it showed a black screen with cursor instead. However, when I ...
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My laptop say “PC ran into a issue” and restarted and now the black screen only when I restart [closed]

I am using Windows 10, While using it the PC suddenly gave the message: "Your PC ran into a problem, need to restart" and restarted automatically after some seconds. I followed a tutorial in the ...
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Windows 10 Remote Desktop Connects with Black Screen then Disconnects

I've been having this issue since I updated (fresh install) to Windows 10 Professional. I used to connect to my computer via RDP through WAN and LAN with no issues. After installing W10 and setting ...
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Black screen device does not work

A black screen appeared, when the system is running again appeared this message: Problems Signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48 Locale ID: 1053 ...
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Windows 10 installation completes but hangs with a black screen

In a post I found here, it was advised that if after installing Windows 10 (it reaches a point where it says 100% complete), it then claims it's tweaking things, and then that it's taking longer than ...
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Windows 10 installation hangs with black screen and cursor [closed]

This is a question + answer for the benefit of others. We just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.2. It proceeded through installation to 100% okay; it allowed us to log in and customise a few settings, ...
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Black screen no log on after install windows 10 on alienware computer

My son has an Alienware computer w/Windows 8, which is only 6 months old. He installed Windows 10 last week and a black screen appeared that contained a cursor, but no login text boxes. We have ...
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Windows 10 Black Screen, No Cursor, No possible way of doing anythting at all

I'm running an Inspiron one 2330 all in one. The problem is after a messed up install of Win 10, I can no longer do anything on it. It works fine as a display, but the actual PC part of it won't do a ...
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Windows 10 install went to a black screen

I had a Windows 8.1 laptop PC and wanted to install Windows 10 on it. I used the tool from Windows to do so, and it was all going fine, left home when it was about 30% complete with the install. When ...
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Windows 7 Blank/Black Screen after Startup on AMD Radeon 7000 Series

I am tryting to fix a pc in my office, it's on Windows 7 64Bit, Core2Duo Processor and 4GB of Ram. Problem is when I try to boot, after the windows logo, there's only a blank/black screen. How ever ...
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Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

Problem: I find some interesting posting in this forum. Thanks for keeping this forum to help tech/user community. I like to pick up the brain of this forum to resolve the black screen issue. I am ...
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Windows 10 black screen - no cursor - no safe mode - can't get in to change video driver

Windows 10 upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate finished & rebooted into low res. But it did work. Tried to upgrade video drivers to latest 2 versions of Win 10 Nvidia drivers. Both failed. EVGA GTX 970 ...
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Windows 10 Black Screen with working cursor after login

I tried upgrading to Windows 10 yesterday, the update went fine, and after choosing the express setup, I logged in successfully, but now it's been stuck on a black screen with a cursor. I've tried ...
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Black screen with cursor after successful Windows 10 upgrade

Last night I tried to upgrade my Lenovo G580 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the icon/reserve feature in the corner. It completed 100%, rebooted, asked me whether to use Express Settings ...
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Black screen without cursor after upgrading to Windows 10

Ola, I've been searching all over the internet for this one, so far without any luck. Today I hit the big update button in Windows 7. I updated all my stuff before doing this, then restarted, then ...
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Black screen & flickering mouse cursor

I recently uninstalled uxstyle and rebooted my PC, and now when you would normally see the login screen, the screen is black, moving the mouse causes it to flicker, and the network icon blinks once ...
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My computer boots but shows nothing but a black display

I am running Windows 7. My computer is booting and I can see the Welcome screen. However after this it just goes blank. I can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and open up and see task manager. But the desktop does ...
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Windows 7 Black Screen of Death issue

I'm also facing a problem for last 4 days. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 with Windows 7 Professional OS. What I did was I pressed the power button to turn the computer off when it was on, as I was in ...
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Windows 8.1 Acer v5 blackscreen how to safe mode

After the Acer logo loads, it turns into blackscreen. How can I go to safe mode?
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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PC black screen and fast fans

so I've had big issues with my computer for about 2 months now. After 2 years, my video card seemingly died, so I bought a 280x as a replacement. Well after 2 months, if supposedly failed as well, so ...
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Windows 7 screen goes blank after logging in

Whenever I login to windows 7, the screen goes black. I used ctrl+win+del to end explorer.exe then start new task 'explorer.exe' again. This made the screen come back but the problem persists when I ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start after update

I'm having Windows 8.1 on an Acer laptop. Yesterday the system updated, but because the battery was at about 2%, the laptop turned off while it was updating. Now, every time I try to turn the laptop ...
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Computer Screen Goes Black After 7-30 Seconds of Being On The Desktop

I'm having a really strange problem with my computer. Every time I boot up my computer, I am able to get onto the desktop just fine, but after about 7-30 seconds, the screen goes black and I am unable ...
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Windows 7 Hard Drive Related Black Screen

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and a few days ago I started noticing the hard drive making the distinctive tick associated with some sort of fault. I ran dskchk (with both options enabled) but it took ...
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Black screen after log in but everything works?

Bit of a weird one, I log in like normal into my Windows 7 (64 bit) machine and am given a black screen with my mouse pointer. I know everything still works because I used superkey + R to open run and ...
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Black screen after login, how to disable runonce.exe?

Yesterday I was installing Free Disk Usage Analyzer on my girlfriend's laptop. At the same time, some steam game of her was also running. During the process, the laptop suddendly stopped working, ...
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Windows 8 Black Screen with white cursor after login on HP laptop

I have an HP laptop running Windows 8 that after boot and login goes to a black screen with the white mouse pointer. The task manager is accessible via CTRL ALT DEL Thus the PC seems to be working ...
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Asus Windows 8 Computer black screen and cursor

Yesterday my friend sent me a link and I clicked on the link. The computer gave me a warning about it being harmful but since it always does that I allowed it to open the link anyway. The link was ...
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Windows 8.1 Display Driver Gone? Black Screen on Boot and Safe Mode

I've got some really weird problems with my computer. It's the Asus G750JX Notebook. To clarify; I've got one 256 GB SSD(Windows is on a 90GB partition) and a 1TB HDD(which I installed by myself). ...
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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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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 ...