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Black screen w/ cursor after starting windows

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Hello,
I just did a system restore to about 10pm last night. Now whenever I turn on my computer, as soon as it gets past the "starting windows" screen, it just becomes a black screen with my cursor on it. I cannot bring up task manager or anything when it happens. I have windows 7 64 bit.

i tried to boot into my bios and load defaults but it didn't work
 

arges86

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why did you need to do a system restore? Perhaps it didn't work as intended.

Sounds like the GUI didn't load.
I would try to do a system repair.

Insert installation disk --> Select Language --> Click Repair (in bottom right corner)
And then just select your OS
 

w7pro

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I'm surprised that System Restore didn't work. I agree with Herr_Koos above, you might want to try booting into Safe Mode if you haven't already, and, if all else fails, you could try a clean install altogether.

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
 

Joe1007

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Hey w7pro that's a drastic bit of advice!
What about all those repair discs we are all supposed to make as soon as we get our first successful start up?
Not to mention all the inbuilt repair capacity built in to the op' system [yes I know none of it really worked until XP Pro'].....but 7 is supposed to be brilliant according to Microsoft.????????
 

plasmastorm

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Run system restore, if that does not work einstall the system.
I have this problem brought to me by customers 2-3x a week and thats about the only way to fix it.
You can thank a MS Update for the problem.
 


Has this been documented anywhere?
 

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