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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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 ...