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The black box may be a programme starting to run an update on screen, but the driver is corrupt or the internet connection and is halting the pc, but, could you expand a little as you have put most of your problem in the subject and not in the actual post.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
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You can try the following methods
Put the computer in 'Clean boot' and check the status.
Note: When the troubleshooting is over do not forget to reset the computer to normal startup. Follow step 7 in the above article.
You can try to open the program in compatibility mode and check the status.
Make older programs run in this version of Windows
Open the program as an Administrator
Right click on the file and click on the 'Run as Administrator'
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Click the Windows "Start" button and type "msconfig" in the search text box. This opens the System Configuration console.
Click the "Startup" tab. This gives you a view of all the programs installed as startup options on your computer.
Check boxes of the applications you want to start when you boot the computer. For programs you no longer want to start, clear the check box.
Click "Apply" and close the configuration window. A popup window will ask if you want to reboot the computer. Click "Restart" to reboot the computer and save the changes.
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