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WILLIAM PARKS asked on March 11, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Black Screen Of Death With Windows Update

» I was prompted to download a Windows Update. I told it to do it now, rather than postpone. After it had done its 3 of 3 steps it booted to desktop where I was greeted by a delightful black screen of death.


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» Black screen of death (BlSOD) is a term that refers to a variety of error screens produced by several different operating systems (OSes). In some cases, the screen may contain text to explain what has happened, while in others it will simply be blank.

Early versions of Windows® could exhibit a BlSOD in connection with a disk operating system (DOS) program failing to load properly. This was less of an error screen than a symptom of the failure. The computer would typically switch to a text mode associated with DOS but fail to successfully load a program, resulting in a totally black screen that had a white, flashing cursor at the top. At that point, the only solution would typically be to restart the system.

Later versions of Windows® may also include a black screen of death, though it is typically associated with the OS failing to load. This may be the result of a missing file that has caused the computer to become stuck during the boot cycle. Solutions to these black screens ofdeath typically involve using another computer or a bootable compact disc (CD) to replace the file, or reinstalling the OS.

Other black screens of death may be actual error screens, which are typically associated with a kernel panic, when the OS encounters a fatal error that it can not recover from. The screen will typically turn black and display an error message in white characters. Kernel panic and the associated black screen of death is similar to the way that Windows® operating systems may display a blue screen of death (BSOD) after encountering a fatal error.

Different from BlSOD, the blue screen of death(BSOD) may be caused by a virus/Trojan(Backdoor:Win32/Simbot). Please use DLL Suite to avoid black screen of death and fix the blue screen of death(BSOD). DLL Suite is able to streamline your system and remove the virus infection as you wish!

DAGOBERTO CUEVAS replied on March 17, 2013


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  1. JOHN ACKER replied on March 11, 2013: » Try to boot the computer in Safe Mode and check if you get any black screen, here are the steps:

    1. Restart your computer if it is powered on.

    2. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.

    3. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.

    4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.

    5. Select Safe Mode and press Enter.

    6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.

    7. You should then be at the Welcome Screen.

    8. Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges.

  2. ELENA KOUTSOUDI replied on March 11, 2013: » I've got a very similar problem on my PC, After the windows 7 update, when windows 7 is loading it seems to do a peripheral check. sees the mouse and keyboard, then it stalls on loading screen when checking video card? swap my 9800gx to my old video card it seems to load. But every time I try to swap back it crashes as windows7 is loading.

    It works in safemode, and i've tried updating drivers and bios. Am i missing something?

  3. BISHOP AUSTIN replied on March 12, 2013: » I would suggest you to boot the computer into safe mode and try system restore and check if it helps, here are the steps:

    1. Click Start, type system restore in the Start Search box, and then click System Restore in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

    2. In the System Restore dialog box, click Choose a different restore point, and then click Next.

    3. In the list of restore points, click a restore point that was created before you began to experience the issue, and then click next.

    4. Click Finish.

    Also try updating the drivers for your graphic card, go to manufacturers website download the latest version of drivers and install.

  4. DAVID WHITE replied on March 14, 2013: » i had a similar problem and i boot into safe mode and did a system restore.Every thing is fine now.

  5. WILLIAMW CLAYTON replied on March 15, 2013: » To correct I did a factory reset (to .9 firmware) > Boot > Allow update to download> Reboot> Allow system to upgrade itself.> Reboot. System was back.

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