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Black screen after first restart on fresh install of win 7 ulti x64

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November 13, 2010 10:20:52 AM

Hello,

A few weeks ago my harddrive broke down and i had buy a new one and to reinstall Windows 7. Problem is that right after the reinstall and the first reboot i get BSOD. Windows just wont start, just getting a black screen and if you wait long enough the cursor pops up but cant move it. I am right now running win xp and everything works fine but getting annoyed with not being able to use all my RAM and so on. I have been running every single test i can think of to find the cause of this problem.

What i have done so far to exclude possible hardware issues:
memtest without any errors.
checked the harddrive for errors, bad sectors etc.
stresstested the cpu for possible errors. (using Prime95).

System specs:
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz)
4 gb DDR3 PC3-8500 @ 1066MHz
Asus Nvidia 9800GT
Asus P5Q3 Motherboard
WesternDigital 640Gb hdd

I'm out of ideas on how to solve this and would much appriciate any help.
November 13, 2010 10:52:12 AM

Got this from MS support site: "The master boot record (MBR), partition tables, boot sector, or NTLDR file is corrupted." These may couse black-screen when bootin. Not sure will these help but you can always try.

You can also try this for resolutions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/155053


Lee
November 13, 2010 11:06:36 AM

I didnt mention this in the original post but i have tried to install multiple times and the issue persists. I dont see how this could be the problem since it happens many times in succession and with different versions of windows 7 (tried both ultimate and enterprice)but i will have a look in too this nevertheless.

Johan
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