I am usually the person who fixes the computers in the house. But, here is a problem where I don't know what to do. First when I turn my computer on, it shows the Windows startup and then the computer screen goes black.
I tried going on safe mode but it didn't work. And, I tried formatting the computer, in which case with a Windows CD, but it shows nothing about booting the CD. I don't know what to do. I have tried everything!.
Okay, so after you log in the screen turns black and you can only see your cursor? Well the solution to that is, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. After this you should see the following (or at least some of the following): Lock Computer, Logoff, Shut Down, Change password, Task Manager, and Shut Down.
Click Task Manager! After this at the most eastern bottem of Task Manager, click New Task (I guarentee it should be there), there should be a window (short and rectangular), then type in "explorer" (NO CAPITAL AND EXACT FORMAT IN QUOTES
(NO QUOTES). Hit enter or click "ok" that should do it :)
I got the same problem with my HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop. I newly installed the Windoes Vista Business Edition and installed my other programs, and I also updated the windows, but I got error that windows was not succesfully updated.
After that when I am starting my computer, after Windows LOGO I got full black screen, I even tried a monitor with my laptop but same goes there. PLEASE HELP :(.
1) UNPLUG THE LAPTOP
2) REMOVE THE BATTERY
3) HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO 2 MINUTES
4) THEN PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN
5) START IT UP..
This one didin't worked for me, I tried this twice but still I am getting black screen
I just experience this the same problem last 2 days. After changing the resolution using the NVIDIA GeForce, the screen went blank so its like black screen and the power indicator on the monitor is blinking orange & green. At first it will do that in more or less 10 sec., but right now it will no longer show the display on the monitor.
Since I cant do the warm reboot, I need to push the button on the CPU for 5 sec to restart the PC.
I also tried press F8 during POST but there's no option for me to open it in Safe Mode, and PC will show Windows XP screen after that it went blank again showing black screen and the power indicator on the monitor is still blinking orange & green.
I dont know what shoud I do with my PC right now.
I will try Joy's solution and hopefully it will work.
when it goes black just type in your password and press enter it will log you in and if it does its because someone in your house set the computer to boot on a deffirent screen in which you would have to get to your settings somehow and change then back to start on your regular monitor because I had the same thing when I had my tv hooked to my co mputer and it took me forever to figure it out but once you log in and if you see the windows task bar at the bottem your in luck just right click your desktop and go to properties aqnd then your graphcs card settings or your regular desktop settings and switch it back to the normal monitor and if you dont have the bar like I didnt you will have to play around or just plug your tower to a tv and try to fix it that way
I have had this problem twice in the last two months ...mysteriously, the monitor goes dark...I can turn it off and on again and it comes on fine, but a second or two later it goes dark again...MY SOLUTION:
I downloaded a Malware Removal thingy from Microsoft....PROBLEM SOLVED...twice now!!!! Thank you MICROSOFT!!!! I am convinced it is a virus, but my (regualry updated and ran daily) anitvirus does not pick it up, nor shows any removal, etc. Even the Malware Removal Tool says nothing was found, but each tme it fiixed it...:D heres the link:
Hope this helps...I am computer dumb, but I can usual trouble shoot an issue thanks to people smarter than me!
Windows have had some problem with dual display after laptop was disconnected from the same network as desktop pc. My monitor's got a button for switching from analog to digital. Switched to analog, windows came on and monitor stopped blinking. Hope this helps.
My problem now is fixed. I asked help from my boyfriend who's a computer enginnering graduate. He said that the OS is already corrupted. I install Windows XP again and now my computer works again. Its good that I created partition so I still retrtieve my files in D:. I install XP in C: only.
Hope this will also help those people who are experiencing the same problems.