Cold boot = black screen (mouse works though)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by greenfoo, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. greenfoo

    greenfoo MDL Novice

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    I have Windows 10 build 10166 on a very old Dell E1505 laptop with an ATI Mobility X1300 display adapter. Windows 10 didn't actually have a driver for this adapter, so I borrowed the one from Windows 7.

    Whenever I cold boot (shutdown -> power on), I only see a white mouse cursor on a black/blank screen instead of the login screen. I can move the mouse around, but that's about it (that I can see anyway). In this state, if I put the laptop to sleep by closing the lid, then turn it back on, the display then works correctly and I can login normally.

    If I boot from hibernate, then the display also works just fine.

    Any ideas if this is fixable?
     
  2. darkodar

    darkodar MDL Addicted

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    Turn off fast boot!
     
  3. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    No don't turn off fast boot.
    This is really strange issues
    Maybe driver related?
     
  4. greenfoo

    greenfoo MDL Novice

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    Tried it. It does seem slower to boot, but it works! Thank you! :)
     
  5. greenfoo

    greenfoo MDL Novice

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    Yes, probably because I just copied it off Windows 7 install. I couldn't find a proper one for this old adapter. :(
     
  6. 123Zbyniek

    123Zbyniek MDL Novice

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    #6 123Zbyniek, Jul 13, 2015
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    I have Radeon X1600 & Radeon X1050.
    1.Fast boot off.
    2. Display driver -> 10-02_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc.
    3. Problem solved.
     
  7. 3sidedcube

    3sidedcube MDL Member

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    Display driver's is not the problem here as standard vga driver is adequate. the question i am going to ask gere is how long did you wait for the black screen. you say you can see the mouse.

    when I first installed win 10 I had to wait a few min's before i got to the logon screen. win 10 seem's to do some housework in the background before showing the logon screen and seen as you have stated that it is an old computer then i would give your little thing time to think first.

    next time give it a chance to do what it has to do :)
     
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  8. ihtisham301

    ihtisham301 MDL Novice

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    same here, had to wait few minutes before the login screen could appear.
     
  9. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    This happens almost all the time on my laptop. I have to hard shut it down by holding my power button then start it again and it starts working again.. Kind of annoying.
     
  10. greenfoo

    greenfoo MDL Novice

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    #10 greenfoo, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
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    Got a link to that driver? I'd like to try if it will work for the X1300. Thanks.
    Edit: Nevermind, found it. :) Will try later.

    I just tried it with fast boot on. I left it alone on the blank+mouse cursor screen for about 10+ minutes, and nothing happened. :(

    I think even with fast boot off, it only takes about 2-3 minutes at most to see the login screen.