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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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. I setup a namespace and replication, then proceeded to setup a network mapped drive ...
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Windows 10 Logo Boot Loop, no BIOS, no Safemode, just manufacturer logo and a black screen

During a reset of my tablet PC, the device died (0% battery) with no warning and now when I press the power button, the manufacturer's logo displays, immediately followed by a black screen. I cannot ...
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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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Windows 10 Pro RDP black screen on host after disconnect

When I remote into my computer (Win 10 Pro, Intel 6700, EVGA 960) using the Microsoft RDP server built into Win 10 Pro, everything is fine. It works normally. But when I disconnect and try to use the ...
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Linux mint computers blackscreen and beeping sound

After starting my computer my computer goes black and starts beeping. I have installed mint on to my computer recently. I wondering if this problem was related to mint or if it is a hardware problem....
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Toshiba Satellite S75D-A7272 screen black

My laptop got wet and wasn't turning on whatsoever, so I replaced the motherboard. It now turns on, but the screen is black. I've tried doing a cmos reset (holding the power button for 60 seconds ...
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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 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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Strange laptop behaviour. How to test reliabilty of the hardware?

TL:DR Windows was not booting, tried reinstalling windows few times didn't work, suddenly did work, worried about how long it will function normal before crashing again. Any tests I should run to test ...
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After a restart I boot into blackscreen with cursor

I have windows 10 64bit for quite a while now. My system suddenly restarted to apply an update (which I dont know of its specifics). After that windows loads on the logon screen I type my password, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

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 it ...
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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. http://www.mediafire.com/view/7t5uxk0u33l9ddy/...
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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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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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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 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 SX2110G-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 8.1 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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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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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 ...