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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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 ...
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Macbook Pro won't turn on

The macbook pro (just over a year old, so just out of warranty) won't turn on. The battery is full, and the power cord lights up with an orange light. Pressing the power button does nothing, but if ...
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Acer 3810T Black Screen of Death - Just a dead LCD backlight, way to fix?

I have an Acer Aspire 3810T and I recently encountered the black screen of death. I've found articles suggesting that this could be a bug in the BIOS and that if I flash the BIOS it could fix it, but ...
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Radeon 4850 + Windows 7 64bit causing Blackouts/reboots while playing games

Ever since I upgraded to windows 7 I can seem to play any games with my PC rebooting either straight away or after a few minutes of gaming, after reboot I get bios beeps for gfx card failure. The same ...
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How to analyze a memory dump on Windows after a blue screen error?

My computer running Windows 7 x64 crushes time to time. Could you please advise tool which could help with analyzing memory dump or point out possible reason and further troubleshooting steps? ...
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Dead MSI 8800 GTS 640MB?

My PC appears to boot fine, I can hear it get to Windows but I can't see anything on the screen. The screen is completely blank/black... no POST/BIOS/Windows etc. The problem only happens when my 8800 ...
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Why does my Mac always crash when I enable `ask for password after screensaver ended`?

I have enabled these two things: Placing the mouse-pointer in the bottom-left corner of any display makes the screensaver appear After the screensaver or stand-by has ended, ask for password ...
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Getting a black laptop screen

I get a black screen when I boot my laptop. The laptop was in sleep mode initially, so when I pressed the power button, it looked as if it woke up from sleep mode, but the screen was blank. So, I ...
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PC don't start the and no beeps from BIOS on power on

A friend just brought me hi's PC because it doesn't start. I have no bios beeps, no screen activation. The monitor stays blank and nothing is on the display. Does anyone knows how can we fix this? ...
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Black Screen when Computer Boots

I'm having a serious problem with my computer; I think I've narrowed it down to the motherboard, but I'd like a second opinion before I spend the money. I have no idea what's wrong. Before I moved ...
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Vista Black Screen of Death (KSOD)

I have a Vista system exhibiting the black screen of death. After boot, I receive a black screen with a white cursor that moves but no other activity. Here are the things I've done already to ...
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Windows 7 Black screen of death after RAM upgrade

A co-worker of mine upgraded his pc to 4 gigs of ram from 2. After installing the new RAM his computer boots ok, he gets to the login screen, logs in fine, and then his computer screen goes black ...
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Windows 7 x64 random black screen of death (not at start up!)

I have a relatively new machine (November 2009) with Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. Since beginning of January, I experience more and more frequent black screen of death. I could not associate to any ...
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Windows 7 Black screen of death

My two week old computer went down early this afternoon. I've been working all day to fix it with no luck, I'd really appreciate any help or advice that you can offer. I'll also mention that I am ...