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Hey all, I have a Msi Wind, and im trying to install Windows 7 on it form usb drive but I made the USB stick and booted the Wind to it, I just get a blank screen and a blinking cursor line. Nothing else. Anyone can help? Thanks

Hello All,

I'm new here, so any help/information would be greatly appreciated!

My brother bought me the 64bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate for Christmas to upgrade from my 32bit Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. I understand I can't simply upgrade to the 64 bit and a clean install must be performed. Of course, my computer also informed me of that with the error message that I'm not compatible and I must boot from disk upon the restart.

However, after restarting my computer, a black screen comes up with only a blinking cursor in the top right corner. So, I checked the Boot Order, and my DVD ROM is listed first, as it should be when attempting this clean install.

So, I'm stuck. The only thing I can come up with is...Maybe I have the wrong disk? Is there a difference between an Upgrade and a Full install disk? I currently have the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit x64 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS license required. My though process is that in order to fresh install a 64bit from a 32bit Windows Vista, I need a different disk.

Any Thought???

I'm currently running:
HP Pavilion dv6700se
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.00 GHz
2.00 GB RAM

Hey, im just having a problem with my computer. When I turn it on it will go through a couple of screens like its going to start up, but then it goes to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the top left of the screen. Please help, I am not sure of what to do!

Thank you

hello,I have a laptop with windows 7 that is just over a year old. I have never had any problems with it until this past week. I went on a vacation and had my laptop in a case for around 14 hours. When I got into my hotel room I started up my laptop and had the bluescreen display. I simply restarted it and everything seemed fine. I used my laptop regularly while away and it worked fine. I then took a 16 hour car drive home. Upon getting home my laptop once again went bluescreen. I decided just to restart it again thinking it was no big deal. The toshiba screen pops up as usual and then I am taken to a black screen with a white underscore blinking in the top left corner. I then hear a click from inside the laptop and the screen goes blank. The laptop stays on and I can hear the fans working on the inside, however, nothing is displayed. I have triedrestarting it multiple times and received the same results.Any help is appreciated.

Okai, so I don't know exactly where to start, but it all started when I was looking for a live stream on an NFL football match. I had been looking around different sites with no luck, when I suddenly saw UAC popping up about "Microsoft inc (etc)" want to install some software on your pc. I was like weird, I didn't see anything in the Windows update earlier, and closed it cause I didn't wanted to do it right there. It popped up Again and I closed it, it kept going on for a while until it randomly stopped. 15 min later it popped up Again, and by ACCIDENT I clicked yes. Nothing happen, and I whent to bed later that night. The Next day when I started the pc it came up with Black desktop saying "ERROR ERROR ERROR YOUR DSK(I can't remember exactly what, but and didn't get time to take a Picture cause it restarted) This time it came up with a Black screen agian. I was like, Ehm, what the hell? And then my antivirus popped up, saying it had caught a trojanhorse in Windows boot files, and the anti virus whent on deleting the virus (I had Microsoft essenstials.) It asked to reboot so it could get the job done. When it was starting up Again, all I got was a Black screen with a _ blinking in the upper left corner, and since that I haven't been able to start my pc, so I installed a not pre-release of Windows 8 on my E: HDD so I could try get some support. At the start I was thinking of re-installing Windows, but I've lost my CD key, so don't know exactly what to do. Here's my pc spec, I don't know if it's useful in any way, but.. Thanks in advance. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Socket-1155
ATX, Z68, DDR3, 3xPCIe(2.0)x16, CFX&SLI, SATA 6Gb/ Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i5 Intel® Core? i5-2500K Processor
Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.3Ghz, 6MB, 95W, Boxed Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
Socket 775/1155/1156/1366, AM2/AM2+/AM3, 1300 RPM, Western Digital Caviar® Black 1TB
SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3,5", Lite-On DVD±RW Burner IHAS124-19
SATA, DVD±R: 24x, DVD+RW: 8x, DVD-RW: 6x, DVD-RAM: MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0,"Twin Frozr II", GDDR5, 2xDVI, nat Corsair SSD Force Series? 3, 60GB
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 550MB/490MB/s read/write, S Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Coolermaster 922

I have a 3 years old ASUS F50VL laptop and it has stared to freeze randomly, like everything just stops. Sometimes when I let it hang on freeze for about an 20 seconds, the screen goes wierd, like graphics card is gone or something... I've noticed that the HDD LED stops blinking aswell... maybe the HDD could be the problem?

But I don't know how to monitore it. I can see when it has happened, but not why...


Hello everyone,

I noticed that every time I click on the scroll bar or a window tab in Mozilla Firefox, the desktop monitor LCD Screen flickers at a fast micro second "blink of an eye speed".

When I click on taskbar, start menu and the application windows in taskbar, the desktop monitor LCD Screen flickers at a fast micro second "blink of an eye speed".
This happens off and on not consistantly, but somewhat often.

I have a Hewlett Packard g7 Notebook PC; bought 04/03/2012
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1
AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.50 GHz
Quad Core Processor
I have a 500 GB Local (C Hard Drive (441 GB usable)
I have 295 GB out of 441 GB on Local (C Hard Drive
I have 6.00 GB System Memory Ram (5.48 Usable)

I tried to make sure all my drivers were updated. They are all updated.
What could be causing this glitch and can it be fixed somehow?
Thank you for your advice, input and suggestions.

hello, my computer has an amd athlon 64 x2 processor and am2 (i forgot the model) motherboard, and i was able to install windows vista before i noticed that it stinks and installed xp again, then i was trying to install windows 7 (spanish, english, x86, x64, ultimate, home premium, etc), the setup runs and finishes correctly, when the computer has to restart it does and it resumes the setup, but after finishing the computer restarts for last time but it doesnt boot, it just appear a blinking white cursor in a black screen but it doesnt do anything, what is happening? what can i do?

Hi guys!

I can see that it's a more or less common problem, that some nvidia driver won't install when running Windows 7.

Im currently tryin to solve the following problem on my cousins pc:
He want win 7, but when I tried to install it for him, it goes wrong.

What happens is that the install says that it makes the final configurations, and then it skips right to a black screen with a white blinking underscore. It never gets further than that. When restarting, win 7 install can't get done, because of some error.

I looked it up, and it all seems to have something to do with the default microsoft win 7 drivers for the nvidia graphics-card. The one win 7 installs simply don't work, and the entire win 7 installation cannot complete because of this.

They way to replace the drivers is to restart, press f8 to start in safe mode. When it's done, an error appears claiming that safe mode cannot be used. When this prompt appears, I can press SHIFT+F10 to open a command prompt. There I write compmgmt.msc to start the device manager. And there I can replace the driver with some working ones from nvidia.

My problem now is that I have downloaded alot of versions from nividia for the GeForce 9800 GX2 for win 7 64-bit. I run the setupfile, to extract the drivers to a usbdrive. I then access the usb drive to replace the driver, following the method described above. But windows 7 just keep claiming that no proper driver is located in the folder.

So now I have come down to this:
Either the nvidia driver is not uninstalled properly for manual install, when I just double-clicked the downloaded file, and transferred the content to the usb-drive.
OR I havent found the right driver yet.

Any suggestions?

After completing the Windows 7 64 bit install, the screen goes black with a white blinking cursor. After rebooting the screen freezes at the ‘Starting Windows’ screen which should proceed with the configuration of the Windows 7 install (select computer & user name, etc.)
Before the ‘Starting Windows’ screen there is the following message: “Boot from AHCI CD-ROM” or something similar. This was not present when XP was running successfully.
Throughout this process I ran into a BSOD which mentioned iaStorV.sys which apparently relates to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager as explained here.

Action Taken:
-I tried repairing the windows installation using the Windows 7 DVD, but it could not find anything.
-I tried booting into safe mode, but it said Windows needs to install first.

Version Numbers & BIOS Setetings:
ThinkStation S10 6423 CTO
Flash EEPROM Revision Level: 2WKT32AUS
Boot Block Revision Level: 2W27A
BIOS Date: 05/08/08
Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v7.6.0.1011 ICH9R wRAID5
With the following BIOS settings under IDE Drives Setup:
Serial ATA: [Enabled]
Native Mode: [Automatic]
Hard Disk Pre-Delay: [Disabled]
SATA RAID Enable: [Enabled]

-Any suggestions on how to successfully install Windows 7 on an S10?
-Do I need a Windows 7 driver for the Intel Matrix Storage ICH9R? Such as, Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver for Windows 7? Is Intel Matrix Storage Manager the same as Intel Rapid Storage?

Hi !

Another 'lost' soul found his way to the forums. Pleased to meet you.

So, Im doing a clean windows 7 install. Here are the facts:

Disk is 2TB, partitioned into 3 (in this order): 1480GB, 300GB & 105GB. (Partitions also show in this order @ the point where you select what disk to install to)
Disk has NOT been used as OS disk in previous setup.
Bios flashed to last version & loaded default settings.
Preforming a clean install (from USB that I have installed from 10 times before, without a hitch) deleting the 105GB and installing to it.

Problem: After the final stage of the setup where you enter PC name, set the password, enter time settings etc, the setup restarts the computer for the 'final' time, final indeed.
What happens is that after the Bios / device scan, Windows won't boot and it won't continue past the black screen with the white blinking _ showing in the top left.

Could this be because C: has been 'occupied' (or set as master partition) by the 1480GB partition and won't boot from the 105GB partition where Windows was installed?

It's so weird because the first two reboots go without problem, no need to F8 and manually select the disk rather than the USB pen or anything.. But on the final reboot, nothing...

This is driving me mad.

Comments will be much appreciated.

My system specs are:
AMD Athlon x64 4400+ 2x2,4 GHz
4gb ddr2 2x2gb
nvidia 9800 GTX+ 512
usb mouse PS2 keyboard (Microsoft)
TP LINK Router wireless internet

just to mention. If I remove one memory slot everything goes fine, so that must be some memory compatibility problem. I run Windows 7 32 bit version, and everithing is OK. When I try to install 64 bit version, after finishing installation my PC rebotes and before the screen that should load the windows and where I should enter my personal information the blinking Windows logo freezes and all I can do is to manualy restart the PC, and after restart everithing repetes.
P.S. Sorry about my poor English

I have a Toshiba F40 Qosmio laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 last week. The install went smoothly and I encountered no problems.

However, last night I accidentally set my computer to go to hibernation instead of shut down normally. It did so. I came back from getting some water and I restarted the computer, thinking it would resume quickly and without any issues.

Boy, was I wrong.

The computer has not restarted since. It merely shows the Qosmio start-up screen, then turns to a blank screen with a blinking line on the upper left-hand corner. It then remains that way until I shut it off.

I have perused multiple topics about this topic and have yet to find any workable solution.

-I cannot hard restart the computer. Merely touching the power button shuts the computer off and restarts the cycle.
-I cannot access my laptop's BIOS. Any attempt to do so results in the a furious beeping from the laptop before it resumes "loading" at the Qosmio start-up screen.
-My manufacturer recovery CD does not work. I have tried several times. Inserting the CD merely starts the cycle.
-Due to all of the above, I cannot update my drivers.

I do not want to have to purchase another computer or take this thing apart at great expense. I simply cannot afford that right now. If there's anything that can be done to aid me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Microsoft phone help and geek squad both didnt know what was wrong...

computer goes through the initial 5 phases of installing windows and then states it will restart in 10 seconds and counts down and restarts... from here it restarts and I get a black screen with blinking cursor and once I got a "non system disk" error on a friends machine.

completely reformatted my drive
reset/cleared CMOS and BIOS
tried different displays
different connections and cords (vga, sata, dvi, hdmi)
tried bootsect.exe /fixboot /fixmbr
HDD checks out as ok from microsoft store diagnostic test
tried restore point and auto fix (back before reformat)
tried in friends computer
tried windows 7 and vista neither work upon initial restart phase
HOWEVER Hirens boot disk works to boot mini xp off the ram

the display (nvidia gtx570) works enough for me to click through and begin to install windows
can get into bios and can reset it everything fine there
HD passes HD specific diagnostic test

I have no idea what is wrong...

as of now it is having a full hardware diagnostic run overnight at my local microsoft store and i will post back tomorrow with any update however I would love if someone would shed some insight on this as I have posted once regarding this and received no advice.

if any further information is required to offer assistance I am glad to offer it to the best of my ability.

Hello all;

For the past several mornings, when clicking my mouse to wake my PC from sleep mode, my screen remains completely black. I can hear the PC start up, the fan running, etc. I can even hear the Windows log on sound when I punch in my password. All power lights are on, but the monitor refuses to display anything, not even a blinking cursor.

My keyboard then becomes unresponsive and I'm unable to shut my PC down using the power button. I've had to hard reboot several times by manually switching my surge protector off and on. After getting the expected message that Windows didn't shut down properly, my system then starts up as usual.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). My processor is an AMD Athlon II X4 630 and I have 6 GB of RAM. Both my PC and monitor are brand new. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you.

Hi there

Recently I installed an intel SSD drive in my Lenovo T500. At the same time, I made a complete reinstall of Windows 7. (Not the Lenovo preload. The install was made from a genuine retail box)
There is a remarkable difference in performance, compared to my trusty old mechanical disk drive. However, one thing is puzzling me.
When I boot Windows 7 (Ultimate 64-bit), I get the Lenovo boot screen, then a blank screen with a flashing white cursor at the top left corner (for about 10-15 seconds) and then I get the black screen with the Windows logo that says Starting Windows...

I have not seen that blinking cursor on any of my other computers, also running Windows 7. As far as I can see, there are no SSD activity while the cursor flashes. It is not until the Starting Windows screen that the SSD starts "spinning".

I would very much like to get rid of the waiting time for the flashing cursor, but I have no clue where to look.

The computer is a ThinkPad T500 with a 160GB Intel SSD. I have a normal SATA harddisk connected instead of the cd/dvd-drive, but that is a cleanly formatted drive only containing data and no boot information at all.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


For a long time I have been searching for a setting change that will fix my biggest Win 7 annoyance. For as long as I can remember after upgrading to Win 7 I have been annoyed that whenever I try to open a shortcut related to a specific folder I have to hammer the shortcut "3" or more times to get it front and center. Double click just opens the folder in the background and a little icon blinks at the bottom of the screen to let me know it is active but NOT DISPLAYED. I wouldn't have double clicked the shortcut if I didn't want to look at the folder right away. This happens also with other shortcuts and sometimes when I double click a data file (picture, song, word document, spreadsheet, etc.) to start a program.

Have I accidentally set something so that things I want displayed actually stay in the background or is there a setting change that will bring what I want to work on front and center? How do I get Windows to bring to the front what I want to view without extra steps.

Any help would be appreciated.

I have a an ACER aspire 5740-6378 running Windows 7. I bought this laptop in Feb of this year and almost from the beginning hibernation would not work (that is when the laptop was brand new I do remember it working but after about the first week it stopped). When I try to put the laptop into hibernation mode, or when it automatically tries to enter hibernation (due to low battery or inactivity), the laptop turns the screen off and locks the account but doesn't do anything else. As soon as I touch a key it shows the me account login page. When I log in, all my programs and windows are still open. I do not believe it is even entering into sleep mode for 2 reasons: 1) there is no delay when I hit a key, the screen comes on immediately (with sleep mode there is a short delay), 2) the LEDs indicate the laptop is on and I can hear the fans working and the network LED blinks.
Any suggestion on how to fix this beside reinstalling Windows? are their certain applications or drivers known to cause this problem?
Gratitude to anyone who responds.

Remember how you could sit and look at the two little blinking icon modem lights in the system tray in XP? (I call them modem lights but we have cable.) They were 2 little computers and would blink alternately, depending if the computer was sending or receiving information. I used those constantly to tell if information was actually being transmitted or nothing was going on, and then I could decide whether to kill a page or not.

Sometimes when the browser reports it is "waiting" for response, there is actually communication going on and sometimes there's none at all.

Windows 7 did away with those little blinking icons in the system tray and even with the workaround ability to simply right click the network icon in the system tray (those little graduated-size bars) and instantly see a report that shows bytes.

I know I can right click and go to the network control center and then on the right next to the green bars click wireless network connection and get the report to show up on my screen. The little computer icons actually do blink if you watch long enough. But darned if I can figure out a way to get them into my system tray (far right side of taskbar) where I can see them at a glance.

Can anyone figure out how to get them in there? It may seem like a small thing but to me it's an important piece of how I work because it means I can use my time much more efficiently when doing research.

I want those blinking lights back. Very very much want them. They were convenient, simple, and told me what I wanted to know at a glance. Those stupid graduated bars sit there and do NOTHING for me.

Thank you all -

Apart from the expected, i.e. not all parts translated in some of the dialogue boxes etc., I also found this anomaly some weeks ago. Input box is playing peek-a-boo. In the screen shot attached I have clicked inside the input box so that it becomes visible. Before that there only was a blinking cursor in the files and folder box.

Ah well, as long as I can find it.

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