Blank desktop with only a cursor - HELP

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by redhack, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. redhack

    redhack New Member

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    OK I've read a few people having this issue but none of the solutions have worked for me.

    Issue: Blank (black) desktop upon logging in. The only things showing on the desktop is the cursor and the build info in the lower right. No icons, no taskbar.
    I can launch programs via the task manager just fine. All programs seem to run fine. In safe mode, desktop and taskbar are visible.

    Steps I've already taken:
    - changing to standard VGA driver - no effect
    - updating graphics card driver to Win 7 beta driver 0 no effect
    - checking if system thinks I have two monitors - no effect
    - the graphics card only has one output so I cant switch to another output

    Here are specs for my rig:
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    Windows 7 build: 7100
    Motherboard:
    Manufacturer : Intel - Product : 975X Bad Axe 2 - Model : D975XBX2 - Version : AAD53350-507
    Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. kingafrojoe

    kingafrojoe New Member

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    I am also experiencing the same problem but i am using the x32 version, I have tried reinstalling and nothing changed. all I see is a black screen, cursor, and the version information: Windows 7 Evaluation copy. Build 7100. :confused:

    So I started up in safe mode and I there was a message box saying that the install could not complete in safe mode please restart.... so I did and I still have the same black screen.

    Im trying to download a second copy and install that but Microsoft is making this very hard.

    Edit:
    by the way i am installing a fresh install not an upgrade.
     
  3. kingafrojoe

    kingafrojoe New Member

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    I have now reached the product key page!! :) my screen was not loading because i had a second screen plugged into my machine. So i unplgged it restarted and bang.... progress. :)
     

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