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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I get a black screen when booting up Windows 8.1?

I recently installed Windows 8.1. I rebooted to find that I get a black screen! It seems that it loads into Windows okay, but I just can't see anything! When I boot it up, I do see the Samsung logo, ...
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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 ...