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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 doesn't boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? I am doing a clean install, having tried from both USB and DVD with two different ...
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How do I stop mapped network drives which aren't available preventing Windows 7 64-bit booting past KSOD?

I have a QNAP server on my home network which I've mapped a few folders in Windows-7x64 using NFS. This works perfectly except for when I switch the server off (or disconnect it from the network). ...
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Windows 8 loaded to black screen

Windows 8 booted, I got the "logging in" circular progress thingy, then loaded to a black screen, with a moving cursor. I was confused since the start screen did not appear. I cannot windows+R, but I ...
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Windows 7 black screen and mouse cursor but nothing else

HP dv7. Purchased 2010. The hard drive was a bit flaky from the beginning. I had some startup problems early on so after running chkdsk /r it reported finding and fixing some bad clusters. This has ...
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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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Laptop goes dead after being turned on for five minutes

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows XP on it. The laptop turns on okay, but after five minutes the screen goes dead but some windows are still viewable. It does the same in safe mode and if ...
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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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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

So, 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 ...
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Fans run, but nothing else on power up

Just now I came home, and went downstairs to work on my development box. I noticed that the power LED had gone yellow, like it was in standby, but when I jiggled the mouse nothing happened. I ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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 vista boots black screen with white cursor

i turned on my laptop this morning it shows me loading windows but after that before any login screen the screen just goes black and has a white cursor on it. the computer will not let me try to boot ...
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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 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 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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Disable CPU halt state to prevent BSOD/KSOD

I have recently had problems with my Windows7 desktop bluescreening several times per day (with many different STOP codes) and occasionally blackscreening. Because it is still under manufacturer's ...
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Windows 7 KSOD and Ctrl-Alt-Del Error

I have an HP desktop and just recently went to login when my screen froze. I hit Ctrl Alt Del and it said something like logon error etc so I rebooted but the same thing happened again. I ran ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 7 shows blank (black) screen after welcome screen with just mouse pointer

I have got Samsung laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. It just suddenly failed to start. It boots to Welcome screen then it just goes blank with mouse pointer. But I was able to boot into safe mode ...
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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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pc sudden black screen [closed]

my pc started to give sudden black screens and becomes unresponsive, like I use it for a while and all of a sudden it turns black screen, after that nothing helps even reset doesn't help, it's like ...