Black Screen on Boot up

By ilovetacos
Mar 24, 2007
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  1. When I start my computer up (info upon request), my monitor stays in the power save mode (or whatever its called) until the account sign-in screen appears, then it works normally. I can't get to BIOS at all, and I don't think my keyboard works until the account sign-in screen either.

    I didn't know which section to put this in, so if it needs to be moved just say so.

    thx
  2. Char_X

    Char_X Newcomer, in training Posts: 209

    Try this:

    Got Start>>Run...then type msconfig
    Then on the boot.ini tab where it says boot options, untick /noguiboot.

    That should fix it.
  3. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it's already unticked
  4. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry for the bump, but I need help, don't make me call the Geek Squad :p
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Hello... Geek Squad ;)
  6. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr Newcomer, in training Posts: 61

    As soon as the pc boots up hit f8 repeatedly until you get to a text menu with options. Choose "Safe Mode". Once booted into safe mode change your graphics settings to the correct values and shutodwn properly.


    http://support.microsoft.com/KB/314503
  7. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    Unfortunately, the f8 thing didn't work, although when I pressed F8, the screen stayed black so long that I just turned the comp off out of impatience, so I think the menu came up but i couldn't see it.

    The link looks like it will, but it involves a bunch of work.... so i think I'll wait till the weekend and spend a few hours on what the links says.

    thx
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