black screen after windows logo with movable cursor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by carm077, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. carm077

    carm077 Guest

    Hi everyone. My computer is encountering a black screen with a movabl
    cursor after the windows logo on start up and I have no idea what i
    causing this. When I start from safe mode (safe mode, safe mode with cm
    prompt) it does the same thing

    One thing that I've noticed is that when I run it in safe mode it stop
    at crcdisk and continues on to the black screen.

    I have no idea what could be causing this, so any help would be greatl

    carm077, Feb 19, 2010
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    TheDuck Guest

    You have a hard drive issue reading the SATA hard drive. What started the
    problem? I had it on an upgrade when windows was not loading a driver needed
    for the SATA drives.
    TheDuck, Feb 19, 2010
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  3. carm077

    carm077 Guest

    Yesterday I was cleaning up my computer (deleting programs, files, etc
    and it was fine. It wasn't till this morning when I turned it on that
    encountered this black screen. It's right after the login screen bu
    instead of going to my desktop it goes to a black screen with a movabl
    cursor. Ctr+Alt+Del or Ctr+Shift+Esc don't work either

    The weird thing is that I'm on my laptop now but I can connect to tha
    computer (the one with the problem) via my network. When it's on th
    black screen I can connect to it and take files (I have file sharing on
    which makes me think its not a hard drive problem

    Worst comes to worst I can reformat seeing as I have all my importan
    files from it but I'm trying to avoid that
    carm077, Feb 19, 2010
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    Curious Guest

    Yes the hard drive on you desktop is working or you would not have black
    screen with the cursor.
    The problem is that the OS on it appears to be corrupt and therefore it will
    not complete the boot process.
    Since your post does not include your past posts in this thread I do not
    know what OS your are running.
    Depending on the OS you may be able to run a repair install booting the
    installation disk from the systems optical drive.
    Curious, Feb 19, 2010
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    Al Guest

    Consider trying Safe Mode and running System Restore.
    Al, Feb 19, 2010
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    carm077 Guest

    I'm running windows vista ultimate (64 bit
    carm077, Feb 19, 2010
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