Black screen after login - Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Flaredancer, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Flaredancer

    Flaredancer MDL Novice

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    Hey all.
    I got the Windows 7 RTM quite a while ago and had no problems with it.
    A couple days ago, though, I recieve a black screen with movable cursor after login. I am dual-booting with Windows XP, and XP is working fine.

    Task manager will open, but is 'hidden' under the black screen. Same with everything else but the cursor.

    I suspect this has something to do with VMware server, as this was the last program I installed (about a week ago) and it was also affecting my network adapters.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Sounds simple to me, really. Uninstall VMwareServer, and see if the issue is gone.

    If so, try using another VM app, there are many...
     
  3. Flaredancer

    Flaredancer MDL Novice

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    Cannot uninstall in safe mode, and that is the only way I can boot.
     
  4. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    If u have ccleaner, try this :

    boot in safe mode

    open a command prompt

    navigate to the folder where vmware is situated

    delete all files, subfolders and the main folder manually

    then run ccleaner to clean your registry of remaining keys of vmware

    now try to boot normally
     
  5. Flaredancer

    Flaredancer MDL Novice

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    I dont have ccleaner and I can't download anything with my computer like it is.
     
  6. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    if you boot in safe mode WITH the network possabilities option, you can download it.
     
  7. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    btw, if you can't download, howcome you're online now ?
    assuming you're on another computer, download it from there and save it on a stick or something...
     
  8. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    Can you create a new account under safe mode and try to login?
     
  9. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #9 derausgewanderte, Nov 2, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
    isn't a black screen after login the first sign of an expired OS or reduced functionality OS if not genuine after a time limit?
    I do remember on my XP that I could only boot into safe mode. Anytime I booted into regular, it would great me with black screen and reduced functionality. Not sure if this is similar in Windows 7.

    something to look out for.
    good luck
     
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