Possible causes behind black screen occurring at Microsoft® Windows® start up
How to fix the black screen at startup issue in Microsoft® Windows® Operating System?
Black screen at startup in Microsoft Windows is one of the issues, users encounter, with their Microsoft Windows operating systems. After starting the system, you may find it has hanged for a long time and that the screen has become black. The most common reason behind the black screen issue may be corrupted system files. The Operating System file may become corrupted due to user-interactions or malware infections. If the BIOS of the system is damaged, then also the issue could occur. Another reason behind the issue can be recent installations.
Following points mention tips to fix black screen errors in the Microsoft Windows operating system at start up:
- Boot in Safe Mode
- Upgrade Windows
- Restore to a previous point
- Boot using Recovery Console
Boot in Safe Mode
If you get black screen during start up time on your Microsoft Windows operating system, then you can try booting the system in safe mode. For this, you need to restart the system and press the 'F8' key before you get the black screen. You can then select 'Option' to start the system in safe mode with command prompt with the use of arrow keys. You can then start troubleshooting the system with entering appropriate commands in the command prompt.
You can try upgrading Windows if the Operating System files have been corrupted and are causing black screen in the system. You can upgrade the Operating System by inserting the installation CD and then selecting the 'Upgrade option' in the Installation Type box. You need to then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrading operation.
The Windows system may get black screen at start up time due to some changes made to the system. You can try restoring the system to the last known good configuration to resolve the issue. For this, you need to restore the system to the last known good configuration. To do this, you need to press the 'F8' key at the booting time and you will then get a number of booting options displayed. From these, you need to select the Last Known Good Configuration option and get the system restored.
You can try booting the system using Recovery Console to resolve the black screen appearing at Windows start up time. If the system is installed with Recovery Console, you may get the initial boot up with Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. You can also access the recovery console through network during the command prompt with network in safe mode booting. You can use the Recovery Console to turn on or off services in the system. If a file is missing, then also the Recovery console can be used for copying files from CD and then repairing the corrupted information.
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