Black screen after Log- In

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Mark K, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Mark K

    Mark K Guest

    Intermittently I get a blank screen after log-in, just a cursor, then have to
    shut down and try again, then seems to boot ok, sometime it takes 2 or 3
    times, then sometimes it boots ok for a week, New Gateway running Vista
    Premium any reason for this? Have Dual core Intel processor. McAfee
    Sercurity, running a few gadgets.
     
    Mark K, Aug 12, 2007
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    Intermittently I get a blank screen after log-in, just a cursor, then have to
    shut down and try again, then seems to boot ok, sometime it takes 2 or 3
    times, then sometimes it boots ok for a week, New Gateway running Vista
    Premium any reason for this? Have Dual core Intel processor. McAfee
    Sercurity, running a few gadgets.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Aug 12, 2007
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  3. Mark K

    Conley Guest

    My computer recently started doing the same thing (if after log-in means
    after the Welcome screen). I found a solution on one of the threads on this
    forum.

    At the black screen, hit control-alt-delete to bring up the menu screen.
    Click the item for starting Task Manager. Find explorer.exe on the processes
    tab; right click it to bring up the menu; and click End Process. After
    explorer closes: click File on the menu bar; click New; type in explorer.exe;
    and click OK. On my computer, that brings up the desktop.
     
    Conley, Aug 15, 2007
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  4. Mark K

    piiio Guest

    That does help, for the moment, I mean, the problem is still there the next
    time you start your comp. up. Isnt there any why to solve it for good?
     
    piiio, Aug 22, 2007
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  5. Mark K

    Conley Guest

    I have seen numerous threads on this forum involving this problem, and none
    of them suggested an explanation for where it comes from.
     
    Conley, Aug 22, 2007
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  6. Mark K

    VP Guest

    It started with me today!
    Earlier it was just breezzing thourgh.
    What I did was installed McAfee 2007 , when it said it was not compatible,
    and then uninstalled it.
    Tried a system restore back before the installation, but does not help!
    The black screen does disappear after a few seconds.
    I think it(laptop) has been slowed down somehow.

    But I guess there would be a way to resolve it!
    Did anyone tamper with the performance settings?
     
    VP, Aug 23, 2007
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  7. Mark K

    Conley Guest

    If the black screen with visible cursor disappears on its own and is
    replaced by a desktop, you do not have the problem under discussion. In
    fact, that sounds like the normal sequence of screens.
     
    Conley, Aug 23, 2007
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  8. Mark K

    VP Guest

    Yes, but earlier the black screen was for one instant- now it can be for as
    long as 10 seconds.
    Anyway, i have been trying to optimise the laptop.
    I will report if it helps,
    Regards
     
    VP, Aug 25, 2007
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  9. Mark K

    Mark K Guest

    Conley your advise worked great, after doing this the computer booted, is
    anyone working on a fix why explorer is causing windows not to run correctly?
     
    Mark K, Sep 20, 2007
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  10. Mark K

    Mark K Guest

    After trying what was suggested alt-control-delete and turning of
    explorer.exe desktop showed up. anyone working on a fix?
     
    Mark K, Sep 20, 2007
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  11. My computer recently started doing the same thing (if after log-in means
    But what do you do when you can't access *anything* but the black screen and
    useless cursor? That's the situation on my nephews' computer. I can't seem
    to get it to do anything but show the black screen with cursor. None of the
    F8 options works any differently.

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
     
    Mike Jacoubowsky, Oct 15, 2007
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