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July 5, 2013 1:29:53 PM

After coming in from the outside my computer was not displaying anything and was unresponsive so I turned it off and on. I got no display at all. I removed the graphics card and plugged the monitor into the motherboard. Now I get a boot up screen with the motherboard splash art and ability to enter the bios. I start up windows normally, safe mode, and. All the other modes to run windows at all of them bring me to a black screen with a cursor in the middle. I am unable to produce anything from this screen but move the mouse around. I got my windows 7 installation disk out and tried to run a repair with no luck. I tried to system restore but claims there are no restores it can find. So I'm stuck here unable to load into any windows function and it looks like all the windows tools are not working properly. Anyone know a fix to this? Thank you and all help is appreciated.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 5, 2013 9:38:04 PM

Try reseating the DRAM, if no joy, then try a CMOS rest, if HD won't boot after that, then try loading the install DVD and do a system repair
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July 6, 2013 6:08:26 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Try reseating the DRAM, if no joy, then try a CMOS rest, if HD won't boot after that, then try loading the install DVD and do a system repair


No luck. I am able see the files on the drive but it is unable to boot fully. It gets to a black screen with a cursor and gets stuck there. This looks like a windows problem I think. Its weird when I did system repair it could not find any previous states and I know for sure I have some on there.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 6, 2013 6:14:19 PM

Can you boot into safe mode?
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July 6, 2013 8:06:45 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Can you boot into safe mode?


I get the same black screen with cursor. Anytime I try to boot the pc into windows it stops at a black screen with a cursor.
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July 8, 2013 11:09:49 PM

No luck.. After extensive research I found that most people had to wipe and reinstall windows. Backed up my hard drive through bootable linux system and just transferred the data to my storage drive. Thank you so much for your help. It helped me a lot in my researching.
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January 5, 2014 5:52:56 AM

How to fix computer (windows 7) that goes into an unresponsive black screen after start-up (with moving cursor)?

okay, i just had that problem as well. nothing works other than the cursor/pointer/mouse on a blank black screen. i did everything posted online to fix the problem (the f8, safe mode thingy and everything). nothing worked though so i tried experimenting and clicking stuffs on the keyboard. the miraculous thing happened. after clicking and doing almost nothing to the computer, something worked. it totally did work in my case so i hoped it works with yours as well. it's not the expert/computer geek solution but it solved my problem anyway so here it is...

1) press shift several times until the sticky keys window appears
2) click the link that'll lead to ease of access center
3) click cancel on the the bottom right corner of the set up sticky keys window
4) click control panel on the upper left corner (beside the make your computer easier to use title)
5) on the computer settings menu choose the recovery icon (make sure that the view is by either large or small icons for easier access)
6) click open system restore
7) click next on the bottom right corner until the button finish appears, then click it. (just follow everything the window says that will lead you to recovering your previous system in a certain time)
8) let it do its job and wait until your computer restarts
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a b $ Windows 7
January 5, 2014 7:43:59 AM

Might try CTRL - ALT-DEL combo, if Task manager comes up, NEW TASK and type in EXPLORER if desktop appears then go to all programs>accessories>command prompt and run as Adminitrators, when window opens run SFC /SCANNOW this is System File Check
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