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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Acer Aspire E1-570 Black Screen, Faulty Bios?

Good morning everyone. I am having a bad time trying to fix my laptop Acer Aspire E1-570. I have a black screen of death, when I press the power button the fans start spinning for a second and then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 built-...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 10 black screen after login and file explorer and control panel error

While my upgraded windows 10 Lenovo G500 laptop is shutting down, my brother held the power button so the laptop shut down immediately, and after I turned on my laptop and wrote the password, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...