Did a clean install, no desktop, nothing on regular; safe mode works

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  1. azurenight

    azurenight New Member

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    What's going here? When Windows 7 loads in normal mode, there is no desktop, no icons, no cursor, nothing except a blue background with the Windows logo. I can press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and I get a black screen; pressing enter or esc will bring it back to the previous state. What the hell? Safe mode works fine by the way. I have no idea what the problem might be. Also...during the installation I had REALLY long waiting periods of a black screen until I was able to put in my info, serial, etc.

    What do I do? I've already installed it twice and I keep getting the same thing.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Need the full stats on your system to give you a recommendation. You can fill this out in your profile under Settings or just post it here. Can't tell you what it might be without more information. Sounds like hard drive off-hand, or bad video compatibility drivers. Need full info for people to help you.
     
  3. azurenight

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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60ghz
    2 gb of ram
    NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX

    What else do you need to know?
     
  4. dre@ms

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    I believe it should be the Aero issue, means graphics driver. I believe, in Safe mode, the basic theme is selected and that is the reason u r able to see the desktop.
     
  5. azurenight

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    I just installed new Nvidia drivers in safe mode, and I still get the same thing in regular.
     
  6. dre@ms

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    In regular mode, hit ctrl+alt+del and bring up Task manager. If it works, then goto new process and start explorer.exe

    If this doesnt work, then try to do a repair install.
     
  7. azurenight

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    Repair install detects nothing wrong, and CTRL ALT DELETE, as I said, makes the screen go black and that's it.
     
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    During startup, hit F8 and select last known good configuration and check.
    Is your video card inbuilt?
     
  9. azurenight

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    No lol the Geforce 9800gtx is not inbuilt. It's a big piece of hardware and a quality video card. Last known good config doesn't work because there is no last good config...it hasn't been working properly since install.
     
  10. dre@ms

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    lolz..Remove the card and boot your computer with inbuilt VGA and check. If it works, then Nvidia is the culprit.
    Note:If you have disbaled inbuilt VGA in BIOS, enable it.
     

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