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Screen is black. Only mouse pointer shows. Running Microsoft Vista

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Have you tried starting in safe mode?
If this works do you have any anti virus software? If you dont, try AVG free (http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe) Scan for any viruses and remove un-needed programs/files.

Sorry if this doesent work!

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No. Mouse actions Keyboard actions 1 To open the Ease of Access Center, select:
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  • Control Panel.
  • Ease of Access.
  • Ease of Access Center.
To open the Ease of Access Center, press:
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2 Under Explore all settings, select:
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Under Explore all settings, select:
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3 Under Mouse pointers:
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  • Select Save.
Under Mouse pointers, select a cursor/pointer combination by pressing:
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  • ALT+U for Regular Black
  • ALT+G for Regular Inverting
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  • ALT+B for Large Black
  • ALT+I for Large Inverting
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Help! My Dell Inspiron Desktop (Windows 7) went into sleep mode, I shook the mouse to use it and got a black screen with just the mouse pointer. I powered down & back up, got the Dell screen and the...


My guide might help you, it's worth a try, it is entitled My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!

Sounds like a windows error though, some how the installation may have been corrupted. I suggest performing a virus scan on a test PC. An alternative is to take it in to a computer technician.

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I'm had the same problem with my system. if the 'Start' button is still visible, so you can right-click that, select 'Properties' and change the TaskBar settings.select the 'Autohide the Taskbar' and applying that change will result in the Taskbar appearing again (at least when the mouse pointer is positioned by the Taskbar).


if the above one does not work a simple solution that will work:

1. Hit CTRL+ESC to show the Start menu.
2. Right click the menu at the bottom for Properties.
3. Select the Taskbar tab.
4. Check Autohide Taskbar and click the apply button.
5. Uncheck Autohide Taskbar and click the apply button once more.

Your taskbar should reappear when you've completed these 5 steps.

Please give this a try before messing with registry or recovering your machine!

If the taskbar does not show up when you press CTRL+ESC then explorer.exe may not be running. To correct this press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC which will bring up the task manager. Click File, New. Find explorer.exe and open it.


Go into Task Manager. Find explorer.exe and end the process. Restart explorer.exe. If your taskbar magically reappears, you've found the issue. Here are some other symptoms:

After a Windows Vista-based computer has been running for an extended period of time, the desktop screen may stop updating correctly. For example, you may experience any of the following symptoms: • Parts of the screen may go black. • Parts of the screen may become transparent. • The toolbar may disappear. • The toolbar may appear at the top of the screen instead of at the bottom of the screen.
If you add the GDI Objects column for the Explorer.exe process in the Task Manager console, you see that the GDI Objects column has reached the maximal number that is defined in the GDIProcessHandleQuota registry entry.

A hotfix is available from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932406

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