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Black Screen With Cursor On Boot


Upd win 7 pro black screen with cursor on boot, nothing works windows 7 pro ati 5870, latest drivers. X58 chipset , 6 gb ram. Ok. Today, i went on my computer, logged on, then explorer started to crash. It kept restarting explorer and explorer immediately crashed. So, i held the power button for 5 seconds, because there was no other way. When i restarted, the only thing i saw was a black screen with nothing but a movable cursor on it.

So, i tried pressing ctrl alt del, or crtl shift esc to open task manager. Still black screen, nothing happens. I tried startup repair with windows install disk, says remove any new devices. I don't have any new devices. I tried system restore . Says restored successfully , but still black screen at reboot. When i looked at system restore, there was a critical windows update not too long before explorer started to crash, so maybe i screwed up the update by not letting it configure it - i shut it off before it could do anything because the "explorer stopped responding" alert box locked my computer - i could not click anything, and it kept appearing.

Seriously, what the heck is going on? I mean i can reinstall windows, but with all my programs and configuration, this takes days also, the screen flashes at regular intervals, like it's trying to change or recover the display driver. My monitor shows the "no signal" message for about 2 seconds then it shows the cursor again. Upd: after trying to start explorer manually, it finally gave me an error message, it says that explorerframe.dll is missing. But it is not missing, there is a file names explorerframe.dll in the system 32 folder


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