black screen with blinking cursor

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  1. chitown

    chitown New Member

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    I have been trying to do a clean install all day for windows 7 and I get to the point where it is formatting registry files and then it goes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor and Im stuck please help.
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums.
    Could you post your system specifications here please?
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Can you hit Alt-Ctl-Del to bring up Task Manager?

    If so, choose New > task and type explorer.exe in the box,.
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    I doubt he can as I think the cursor he's talking about is a MS-DOS cursor.
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Of course it is, Windows hasn't fully loaded.
     

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