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Desktop goes black/blank after opening

After pushing power button, it resumes windows, then the screen goes black& blank, instead of opening the desktop with the icons. I can still open Dell Media Direct & even go online by its means, but there are no icons leading to other programs on the computer, no desktop at all, no entry password.

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The Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop is powered with AMD Sempron processor with 1.8 GHz processing speed. It is available with 15.4 inch Ultrasharp WXGA display. The Black Screen of Death or black screen error is a critical situation that occurs after the OS encounters a critical system error. It may result in sudden system shutdown to prevent further damage. Otherwise, you may face system hangs, operating system failure, hard disk failure, and so on. The Black Screen of Death error may arise due to different reasons. By detecting and avoiding this situation you can easily increase your system performance.

Given below are the causes of the black screen error in Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop along with the tips to resolve it:

  • Corrupted operating system

  • Hardware issues

  • Malware infection

Corrupted operating system
You may face the black screen error in Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop due to corrupted operating system files. Operating system files may get corrupted due to system crash or hard disk failure. To prevent this situation, you need to avoid both system crash and hard disk failure. Sudden shutdowns may results in hard disk failure. You need to perform a repair or a factory restore to fix this issue.

Hardware issues
Hardware connection issues may result in the black screen error in the Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. Also, if you connect damaged hardware component to your system, you may face the black screen error. To avoid this situation, you need to check all the hardware component connected to your system before your system is turned on. You need to repair or remove damaged hardware components to avoid the black screen error. By upgrading the hardware components, you can increase system performance.

Malware infection

Malware or virus is a piece of software program. It is able to alter the performance of your system. It may corrupt the operating system files. Also, it is another reason for the occurrence of the black screen error. To prevent virus or malware infections, you need to install antivirus software, like AVG, Avira, etc. Antimalware software are able to block malware infections. By turning on the firewall software, you can prevent unauthorized access to your system, thereby preventing virus infections to an extent.

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Lead to a blank screen computers for a variety of reasons, you can detect the following reasons
1 disconnect the power display, or connect instability and possible damage to monitor cable
2 motherboard no electricity
3 graphics were damaged, or unstable
4CPU instability
5 memory instability
6 computer is infected with the CIH virus, BIOS was devastating refresh
7 resolution of the problem, try to set to 1024 * 768
8 Procedures are not compatible, leading to damaged system files, can not access the system
10 Very regrettable, hard disk damage, to be replaced
You can take the following steps to solve your problem
Download Perfect Optimizer!

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Can you go to safemode and check if you are able to see the icons.
Did you run a virus scan lately. If not you can try that.

Let me know the results and i can guide you further.

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