July 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm #29188MitzKeymaster
Hello, I'm not entirely sure how my PC got the black screen since one of my family members was using it at the time while I was sleeping, so I'll try to give as much information as I can. I'll edit this post as I gain more knowledge from him. Well, as far as I know, he was playing a game and as he was playing, it went into a black screen. He tried re-booting it, but he said nothing appeared on the screen.So, after hearing that, I tried re-booting the PC myself and I see everything loading (as in I actually see the start-up screen with the option to go to set-up and etc.). Then, I get led to the black screen where it lists the options of going onto safe-mode and starting windows normally. Everything looked normal to me, so I tried starting Windows normally, as usual. I can hear all the sounds of Window starting up and I can see the Windows 7 start-up screen pop up for a second and vanish into a black screen. After waiting a while (ten minutes or so), it was still the black screen, so I thought the black screen was true and shut down my computer to let it rest. After searching the internet for a couple of options on how to fix it, I tried going onto safe mode. However, the screen where there are options of choosing to run normally and to go on safe mode would disappear if I wait too long to choose an option. So, I ended up searching for more resolutions, which led me to creating a topic.I'm not familiar with technological terms like BIOS and etc., so I'll try my best to comprehend what they mean if they ever come up in your resolution(s).Some notes: The coolers/fans and lights on my PC worked like normal. I think the PC is an AMD Athlon x2, since we had it built.... I don't remember the names of the drivers, but I'll try to find the paper I wrote the drivers on.We had upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 a month or so ago and haven't had any problems until now (the laptop on the other hand has no problems at all).Thanks for the help in advance.
Mitz from Tips4pcJuly 12, 2011 at 4:52 am #33342MitzKeymaster
Hi therehere are a few things you can try..Go to the boot screen you saw with all the options and choose "enable vga mode" or "lower resolution" not sure what the exact term is but it will adjust your display settings because games can sometimes change these..Another thing is to insert the operating system cd and use the repair option or even the restore option. Hopefully it is a software problem and not some faulty hardware.
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