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Vista boots and loads to a black screen and cursor

Command prompt will not load
safe mode does not work.
chkdsk does not work
system restore does not work

Editing rpss in registry does not work
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VGA mode does not work

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  • brettwilliam Feb 14, 2009

    The pc boots fine. But does not attempt to load the desktop environment. I can hear sticky keys being turned on but all I see is a blank desktop.

  • brettwilliam Feb 14, 2009

    I backed up the data to an external drive and reinstalled the os but this is not the solution I was looking for.

  • Vanja Djuric
    Vanja Djuric May 11, 2010

    so, you can not start your pc at all? what did you do that coused this?

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Solution 1). reinstall operating system
solution 2). see solution 1

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If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
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Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive You should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer also Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file. Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. Hope this helps.

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.


select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive


you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or


Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.


Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


hope this helps

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.


select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive


you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or


Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.


Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


hope this helps

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Restore Computer:
To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:
  • Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  • If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  • Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  • At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  • Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
  • After restoring. restart your computer and use system utility tool like Reginout to fix coorupt windows files.

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Yes, this is a known issue with Vista. You need to back-up your data, format your hard drive and re-install Vista from the beginning.
There is really no use trying to repair it: it is damaged.
After you re-install Vista, do not forget to install service packs from microsoft.com.

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I have a toshiba A205 5813 that will only function in safe mode. None of the drivers will come on in normal mode resulting in a black screen with the cursor when i load it up. I tried running the chkdsk...


Have you tried running repair my computer and system restore, either from the F8 menu or from a recovery disk? Try that to begin with, or run startup repair.
Otherwise, some good suggestions in this post. unfortuanately, you're not alone.
Among them this one:
A simple solution to resolve this black MS screen follow the below
steps:

1- Run Vista with safe mode command prompt
2- Type “msconfig” and hit Enter key,
3- select “Diagnostic Sartup” option, click on Apply then OK
4- System will ask restart the PC, choose yes,
5- System will start logging off but it will stuck at this stage, force
your PC to shutdown by pressing and holding on the power button until it
is off
6- Start your PC “et Voila” it will work

Note:
- it is possible that some of your services will not start or function
properly (this is an other problem)
- This solution tested on Vista Home Premium 32bit OS


I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



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try recovery console enviroment using your your windows vista cd while booting in cd go to repair then it will repair your windows or go to recover to last working state or go to command prompt then type this SFC this will look for corrupted system file and try to recover it still . you can search it to google how to do it
or
try reformat your hardisk then install a fresh windows install
hope it solve your problem

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Hi,

Follow the steps given below to resolve the issue.
1. F8 at system startup.
2. Boot to safe mode with command prompt.
3. Perform a system restore.
For instructions on how to perform a system restore from Safe Mode with Command Prompt use the link given below: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304449

If this fails do a system restore from Recovery console.

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If is restarts without any error...
it could be a virus
Full system format using third party software recommended.
you possibly have hardware problem.
-CPU heating or fan Fault
-SMPS problems
and lastly HDD problems..
visit a specialist to get them checked.

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