So, I turn on my computer and it shows the startup screen then the windows 8 loading screen then after that it just goes blank. Sometimes it crashes, I've tried to do a system restore, wipe( didn't work because I don't have installation media, just cd), and a few others. If I can get into my computer I will post crash logs.
Tonight I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8 and everything went fine. I noticed that the right click was very slow and found out that it was my display drivers that were at fault so I upgraded them also. I then had to reboot and thats where my problems started. Not when I startup everything seems to go okay and I think that it is starting fully but I have a blank screen. I attempted to enter safe mode but was unsuccessful F8, Shift F8 and a combination of both.
On startup, all I get is a blank white screen. I can't see anything. But, I can plug in a monitor and do everything else just fine.
I tried twiddling the drivers, but maybe I did it wrong or overlooked the right one(s). I tried a system restore, but that threw an error on restart.
I even dove in with my screwdriver to make sure no plugs got knocked loose (don't worry, warranties were long voided).
System Info Utility version 18.104.22.168 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 6040 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 5 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 238122 MB, Free - 36349 MB; Motherboard: LENOVO, 2055UN3 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
I have been trying to remove a blank startup item, but it seems like there is no valid location for it. I have searched in all the locations listed below without any luck. Could there be another location or could it be a virus?
C:Users(User-Name)AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup AND C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup AND HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun AND HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce AND
(this is the blank program that I am talking about)
bought asus s400ca laptop last week with win 8 on it,when i checked start up in taskmanager it is blank and says "there areno start up items to display " even though there are many programs starting.
I updated to win 8.1 through microsoft store,and still blank start up.Ive tried entering start up folder but there already 1 there C:Users[username]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup ,also i tried sfc/scannow,also 3rd party software wont stop start up rograms ,i used cc cleaner and auturuns
When i start up the system... nothing happens ... its just blank screen no words like...pres F2 for bios options etc. Just blank idk what happened it just happen like that after i resumed the system from hibernate ....
I tried removing battery and re starting still like that. The light indicators lights up in processing ... power leds both have lights ....
Am using windows 8 pro with the synaptics drivers on my sony vaio, but they are taking ages to load in whenever I reboot/startup my laptop.
I was wandering if there are any tweaks I can do to make it load into my system tray quicker. I dont have many things loading at startup so I cant see what the problem is. I would like it to load in first rather than last.
I'm in the middle of a struggle with blank screen issue, possibly corrupted exlorer.exe file (won't run). Wanted to try update from 8-8.1 but the Windows Store won't show up with the blank screen issue. Any thoughts on resolutions? I've done several malware, adware scans and antivirus scans. Everything comes back clear. Also, tried adding a new user acct, but get an error message and can't add. Thought the update might replace the needed files. SFC scan return non-fixable errors.
Windows 8 issue. I recently installed Windows 8.1 as a 2nd OS on my Windows 7 PC. I installed Windows 8.1 on a brand new Samsung A840 SSD, and am dual booting it with Windows 7 (installed on an entirely different drive). I am still using Win7 as my default.
The install went fine. After a few days, I attempted to boot into Windows 8 and after a few seconds of the initial logo loading screen, I was greeted with a blank, purple screen (the same color as my chosen color scheme). Rebooting into Windows 8 I was prompted to let Windows check the disk for continuity errors, but even after identifying and fixing errors Windows 8 just hangs on this blank screen.
I was able to boot into Safe Mode successfully. However, a normal boot always leads to the blank colored screen.
I used the troubleshooting options available by booting from the install disc - first refresh and then reset. Both ran successfully but did not fix the issue.
At this point I booted back into WIn7 and ran CrystalDisk. The SSD reports 'Good'.
The next step was deleting the Windows 8 partition, reformatting it, and reinstalling Windows 8. Windows 8 is on an 100GB simple volume and the rest of the SSD is unallocated. Again, the install went fine. After a few hours it crashed into an all green blank screen (I picked a different color this time). Now when I try to run "refresh" or "reset" from the DVD I get an error message that says "your computer could not be reset. No changes were made".
I will continue to use Win7 for 99% of my productivity/gaming/etc but I work at a college Support Desk so I'd like to think I can figure this out with a little collaboration. I don't have much Windows 8 experience but I'm seeing more and more customers all the time with Windows 8 laptops/tablets so I'd like to find out as much as I can.
I can't eliminate either the OS or the SSD as the problem.
After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I started experiencing a weird boot issue. When I boot Windows I only get a black, empty screen. As soon as the BIOS splash disappears the computer stops booting. No disk activity, nothing. My first instinct was to run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot from the Windows 8 install/recovery DVD. This temporarily solves my issue, but the problem returns on next boot.
I already had this issue before the 8.1 update, but it only occurred sporadically. I would usually work around this issue by rebooting.
I just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. When I tried to set up my Linksys Media Center Extender, I just get a blank screen on my TV with no sound. Everything worked fine under Windows 7. Is Windows 8 missing the drivers for Media Center Extenders? Since my main use for this PC is recording and streaming TV shows, I am going back to Windows 7 until this is resolved.
when i start my laptop,the leds are lighting but the screen is blank.if i press the reject button of the cd/dvd driver in the first 10-20 seconds.windows will start properly.if i don't, the blanc screen continues to exist.if i start the laptop with the cd/dvd driver open, it starts properly also.i have disable the boot from cd driver but nothing changed.i am running windows 8 64bit.i have i5-3210 , gt 640m, 8gb ddr3.the laptop is nh532.it is a new laptop and i am very double times sad for this.i am afraid it is a hardware problem.
I shut down my computer last night. It runs 8.1 and when I shut it down I do not believe it installed updates.i tried to boot it. It boots and after I type in my PIN, shows my desktop for a few seconds. Then, my display will either turn black or a blueish grey. There is no cursor. It does this every reboot now. I can not do anything except reset when it happens.
Two GTX 760's in SLI Two Asus monitors
1 - I have Actual Multiple Monitors trial installed. The freezing/display blanking seems to happen when the trial time left window shows up, but that may be coincidence. 2 - I heard graphics card driver updates and windows updates can clash in some way and cause a similar issue. From what I've read, a cursor is still on screen and task manager can be opened with CTRL SHIFT ESC. Neither of these work for me. 3- Virus? I have avast so I doubt it.
I just reset my laptop and am upgrading to 8.1. This is the third time I have tried upgrading and every time it results in a blank black screen. I believe it has to do with video drivers. By a blank black screen I mean totally blank. There is no backlight and there is no cursor. I had this problem when it upgraded the intel graphics driver to the .3345 version so I went into safe mode and rolled it back. After the reset I uninstalled all intel graphics driver and used the microsoft driver. When I update to 8.1 I get the black screen even with this video driver. I will keep trying using the stable intel driver to see what happens.
The problem I have now is when turning on my laptop it stays at the Dell logo for about 5 minutes before continuing to attempt to load windows, this is in UEFI mode. In legacy mode, it loads past the Dell logo in seconds, but this does not load windows.
I am trying to reinstall windows with the Dell windows 8 Home premium disk. When the disk finally loads, it just stays on a black screen, and I've left it for about an hour and it will not load.
I have tried using Hirens boot CD (USB) to load Mini windows xp, but that does exactly the same. I can load Linux from the usb but not windows. However, I have never used Linux so I cannot do anything in Linux to attempt to fix it, as I do not know what I'm doing inside Linux.
When I leave my computer for an extended period of time, after returning the screen is sometimes blank. I know that everything is still on, the screen just won't come on. I know things are still running in the background because when I restart my computer by pressing the reset button (the only thing that works), when I boot back into Windows a few seconds later and relog into an IRC channel I was in before, my old nick gets ghosted. If my old nick was still in IRC this means my computer was still on and working fine until I hit the reset button - screen being blank was the only issue.
I've tried multiple things, such as hitting the "wake" button on the keyboard. I've checked my power settings carefully, modified them, but still no luck. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to this behavior, it either happens or it doesn't, and the time period it takes for it to happen seems random. Browser session auto-recovery.
I just get a blank screen when I try to see "All Apps". Also, when I click on search and then apps, the cursor jumps out of the search box instantly when I type any letter, and then that screen is blank too.
Today, I restart my PC and now it refuses to load Windows. I have changed nothing recently, neither in BIOS nor software. It was a simple, routine restart and it hasn't worked since. I even tried re-imaging my primary drive from 1 month ago (after trying more recent images) and I still have the issue. In BIOS, all drives are recognized, bootable discs work fine. I tried resetting the BIOS just in case to no avail. Also tried disconnecting all USB devices, no good. I can't even get Linux to load, so I am suspecting my SSD might be shot--but it shows fine in BIOS. I don't mind replacing the drive, but I want to be more certain that is the issue before I spend the money. Or would this possibly be a motherboard issue?
I followed the tutorial on this site for scannow. When completed (no errors), I typed exit at the command prompt. I have only a blank screen with functioning mouse pointer. When restarting I get the hp logo, then the windows "please wait" icon for about one second then it goes black. I originally cloned windows from my sea gate 1Tb hhd to the toshiba ssd. I can boot from the hhd with no issues. Just won't boot from ssd. I would run the recovery disc but it claims I need 140 Gb to do so and I only have 128Gb.
After a update last night I put my password in and then the screen went blank all I have is the mouse pointer, I removed the battery and did the Sony vaio assist button I can put my p/w in then the screen goes blank I tried the f8 and f10 key but nothing happens ...
After installing Google Chrome and making it my default browser, I looked on the Start Screen and could not find a Chrome tile. The All Apps screen did have one and when I right clicked it, it indicated that it was on the Start Screen as it had the "Unpin from Start" icon. After trying various methods of getting it to show up, I did unpin it, which also removed it from the All Apps screen of course, then did a search for Chrome, started Chrome and then closed Chrome. When I then tried to go back to the Start Screen to see if there was a Chrome tile, I was greeted by a totally empty screen. I rebooted Win 8 and everything came back normal (I hope) but now with a Chrome tile.
For a few days I have been having some problems with my computer. Whenever I shutdown properly and then start again, the Desktop loads fine and after a few seconds of coming to the desktop. I see a black screen in front of me, I try to press num lock on and off to see if the system froze, it indeed froze. I disabled fastboot, after that even if I start after shutdown, it boots fine.
If I restart, it boots fine. Not sure why as my system should be fully compatible with fast boot. Here is my system specs, everything is updated as of posting:
MSI Z87 - G43 Gaming Motherboard with latest BIOS Sapphire TriX R9 290 OC Samsung 250GB 840 EVO 8GB RAM
After waking my computer from power save (monitor turns off after inactivity) all I get is a blank screen. Monitor turns back on but only shows black. System is still responsive (numlock/capslock still work and I can sometimes make it make sounds by pressing random keys).
After this happens, putting the system in sleep mode (with a shortcut on my keyboard), then waking it up from that restores normal operation. I tried hitting PrintScreen while on the blank screen and pasting it into paint afterwards, and it shows the desktop. So why is this happening?
I have a MSI cx640dx notebook the core i3 version and it came with windows 7 installed on it,I replaced it with windows 8.1 pro with media center and everything was fine,but when I installed the intel graphics drivers (either from windows updates or manually) it started to give me a blank screen on restart so I have to pres the power button to make the system go to sleep and start it again to get my screen back (this happens on every restart) but when I shut down and start normally that doesn't happen