Windows 7 black screen & cursor on boot

#1
Hello everyone,

I would like to congratulate you first on this great forum.

I have been running Windows 7 RTM 64-bit for a couple of weeks now. I got a key thought my University's MSDN.

I currently triple boot 7, XP 32 and XP 64 on the same drive but different partitions. I also run dual monitors.

I installed the trial version of Diskeeper 2009 and restarted. This is where my problem started. Windows 7 loads ( the 4 particles making the Windows logo), but instead of the welcome screen, i get a a black screen with a cursor in the middle.

Here are the things I tried so far:


  • Booting into safe mode results in the same black screen with the cursor in the middle.
  • I put the DVD and tried repairing. It did not detected startup problem and to my surprise, it is reporting that it can't find any system restore points. I am sure I had restore points on the computer. It was enabled.
  • I plugged one of the monitors out. I switched video card ports, but with no luck! I took out my video card and ran on the onboard VGA also with no luck.
  • I swapped my ram strips and ran diagnostic tests (no errors).
  • I can boot into XP and see the windows 7 drive from there and access it. (Maybe I can get you dump files that way)
  • I deleted event logs
  • I tried a registry method where you load and unload a hive
I would really appreciate your help since I really like Windows 7. This is the first headache it gives.

Thanks a lot,
 


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#2
sounds similair of what i had, perhaps your explorer.exe isn't starting at boot and all i got was a black screen with mouse also. What i did was start the task manager and make new task, navigate to your explorer.exe and click run... then try to get it to startup at every boot.


just one possibility
 


#3
Thanks a lot for trying to help. I was not even able to access windows at all.

I ended up with a fresh install.
 


#4
alrighty then, maybe something deleted/messed up you essential startup files and such anyways glad to try to help
 


#5
I had the same problem caused by system restore. Be patient, you may be get a better solution from someone else. But what I did is I just totally restore my computer's image backup file.
 


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