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Black screen, orange light - monitor

By ArnobB97 ยท 5 replies
Mar 12, 2018
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  1. I'm gonna try to be as detailed as possible.

    So I turned off my pc and went to sleep. The next morning I woke up turned it on, and somehow all my bookmarks from chrome was gone. So I opened Firefox, and my pc crashed. I restarted it. My monitor would show the asus logo and then go black. I restarted it again, it did the same thing but this time it showed a "Preparing automatic repair" message, before becoming black again.

    I looked some stuff up and came to the conclusion that my OS is corrupt. This is when I went into my BIOS and checked some stuff. I noticed in the SSD Secure Erase tab that my SSD status was "frozen". Not being sure as to what that meant, I tried to do a clean windows install from a bootable usb drive. But it would just take me to a purple screen with a movable cursor on it.

    I restarted my pc again, and now my monitor (Asus VC239H) had an orange light (it should be a white light). I looked up what the orange light meant and it said that my monitor isn't getting any signal from the CPU. I tried restarting a few more times but it did the same thing, it turns on, shows the asus logo, then says "No Signal/HDMI" and then shows an orange light when I press the power button on my CPU. I tested all my cables. Cleaned and reseated the GPU (Asus-GeForce GTX-1050ti) and RAMs (G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 2x8gb DDR4 2400). I removed my GPU and tried to turn the pc on using the built-in GPU. All the lights and fans seems to be working fine. But nothing worked.

    Please help!!

    Specs :

    Windows 10 pro 64 bit
    Core i7 - 6700k 4.0GHz
    Asus Z170 Pro Gaming ATX LGA1151
    Kingston UV400 240gb 2.5" SSD
    Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
    Asus GeForce GTX 1050ti
    Corsair RMx 650W 80+ fully modular ATX PSU
    Asus VC239H 23" 60Hz
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

  3. ArnobB97

    ArnobB97 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need to get the monitor working first in order to do that. It's fully blank, with an orange light.
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

    OK Do you have access to another monitor? Make sure your cables are secure. If you have used the media creation tool to install a clean install of w 10 and your PC will not boot into windows, then IMHO you have a hardware problem. Why are you getting " No signal from HDMI?" Do you have another monitor you're using?
    Sorry for all the questions. I'm not understanding why you got the message about no "signal from HDMI"
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  5. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

    What do you see when you press windows logo key+ P
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,617   +986

    "conclusion that my OS is corrupt" - but WHY? Hardware? Software?
    Easiest would be a failed update....
    Check all cable connections anyway.

    "purple screen with a movable cursor" - unable to proceed - severe error.
    POST or not?

    If POST, try getting into 'troubleshooting' with F8 key on startup...
    - recovery
    - advanced repair options
    - troubleshoot
    - advanced options
    - system restore

    Hopefully, restore returns to a bootable machine.

    If not POST,

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