black screen with mouse pointer after windows 7 installation

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  1. knucklehead

    knucklehead New Member

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    installed windows 7 ultimate(tried both 64 and 32 bit) to my pc. but after installation when it reboots for the 1st time, it shows a black screen with the mouse pointer. i waited 1/2 hour but no use.:frown:
    my pc config
    core2quad q6600, asus P5KVM, 2 gb ddr2 ram, nvidia 9600gt 512mb and 380 gb seagate hd
    please can some1 help
    also when i try to boot in safe mode it says that windows have to start normally for the first time.
    i installed it over xp sp3 by formatting the c drive
    i have reinstalled it atleast 6 times but no change.:confused:
     
  2. busydog

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    Have you tried installing from a USB? If you are having problems in X86 and X64, the common denominator may be the media you are using or the DVD drive.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    What type of display do you have? If you are using an HDMI output or something other that a DVI or VGA you might think about changing to check the output.

    Can you get into safe mode by hitting F8? If so, try changing the video mode.
     
  4. knucklehead

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    when i try to boot in safe mode it says that windows have to start normally for the first time.
    and i have no idea about the HDMI, DVI or VGA. how do i check which one is which
    pls help
     
  5. busydog

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    How old is your computer? Your video card (or video on motherboard) may not be compatible with Win7. If this is a desktop you might consider a cheap add-on PCI Video Card (not PCI Express).
     
  6. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Some folks are hooking their systems up to TVs using an HDMI cable. That process seems to cause problems for some folks.

    If you are connecting to a normal monitor, does it have a selection for what type of input it uses.

    If you hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, does anything show up, like taskmanager?
     
  7. knucklehead

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    i hve 9600gt installed 512 mb,
    also my pc passed the windows 7 test quite easily
     
  8. knucklehead

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    i connect to a normal monitor, and for input type it has two options "analog and digital"
    when the black screen comes though the keyboard seems to be working but nothing happens when i hit CTRL+ALT+DEL.
     

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