How to Fix Black Screen on Startup (Windows 7, XP & Vista)

How to Fix Black Screen on Startup (Windows 7, XP & Vista)

Screen keeps going black at startup? Don't panic. This guide is going to show you a full solution to the black screen on startup.

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Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions


1Screen keeps going black at startup?

When I start up my computer everything seems to be working fine, but after a while, the computer's screen turns black, the power light remains green. If I switch off and then switch on again, the screen (again) starts up, and then (again) after a few seconds, shuts down. I can't use my computer now, even the safe mode. Any advice?

The first thing that you would do when you encounter this is to switch to the safe mode, checking whether you can fix this black screen. After all, you can get some computer checking and repairing utilities there, which would be helpful to you. For instance, some black screen on startup is caused by the drive, and you can easily to fix it by updating it. What if this doesn't help or you even can't access the safe mode? Usually, it's about the problem in your system registry. You need a tool to boot your computer and deal with it.

Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB is a good choice, which can help you boot your computer successfully. After that, you can use it to fix your computer black screen on startup in a few clicks by yourself, even you're a computer novice.

Purchase the program first, then you will receive a registration code and a download link for the program. Download and install it on a good-working computer. Then follow the steps below to create your own bootable CD or USB drive and fix your computer black screen on boot in minutes.

23 steps to fix your computer black screen at startup

Step 1. Create a bootable CD/USB drive

First of all, you need to create a bootable CD or USB drive to make your computer run smoothly. Run the program and you'll get a wizard interface as follow. Insert a blank CD or USB drive into the computer and click the burning button in the interface. OK now, your work is done. The left thing will be finished automatically by the program, and you only need to take out of your bootable CD/USB drive when the process is completed.

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Step 2. Boot your black screen computer

Now, you can insert the bootable CD/USB drive into your black screen computer and restart it. This time, don't let the computer start as usual, and you need to press F12 immediately when the system begins loading. Then you'll get into the Boot Device Menu. Choose "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" under it and you'll get a menu as follow. Select "Boot from LiveBoot" to access your computer.

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Step 3. Fix black screen on startup

When you get into your computer, the Wondershare LiveBoot will automatically run for you. Go to the "Windows Recovery" and choose "Boot Crash Solution". Here you'll get some symptoms about your computer black screen and the causes why your computer turns the black screen on startup. Find the one describing what you're meeting now and follow the corresponding solution below to fix your issue.

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When the problem is fixed, take out of the LiveBoot CD/USB drive from your computer, and restart the computer. Then you'll find that you can boot your computer up successfully. However, if the computer meets the black screen of death when running, check this guide to fix it.

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3Recover Lost Data When the Computer Shows Black Screen

The black screen often causes the failure of booting the system. You have to fix it before accessing the data on the computer. However, it may fail to fix the issue with the above method. Under these circumstances, you will need a hard drive data recovery software to retrieve your lost data back. Follow the below steps to recover your data from the computer with a black screen.

Start Recoverit on your computer and select your preferred data recovery option. You can choose the "Recover from Crash Computer" mode when experiencing challenges with your Windows 10 not booting up. Then proceed to click the "Start" button as soon as the next pop up window emerges.

Choose between the USB bootable drive or CD/DVD to establish a bootable drive and begin by clicking the "Create" button.

A Window notification asking you to format your USB drive then pops up, ensure you backed up all your vital information before proceeding to click the "Format" button.

This will then start creating a bootable drive so try not to disrupt the process by ejecting the USB flash drive from your computer. You should follow the next steps on your screen or go with the option to view the full guide to initiate your data recovery process.

To create a bootable drive, you need to be patient as this could take some time, three easy steps concerning data recovery solution then pop up.

Try changing your computer boot sequence and let it boot from the bootable media that you have just created before initiating data recovery from unbootable Windows 10.

Initiate a quick computer restart and enter the BIOS  with the F12 function key. It is important to note that this BIO entry key is different across computers. Get vital information about ways to set your computer to boot via USB drive.

Recoverit software starts automatically after the booting process via the bootable drive. Then proceed to copy data from the hard disk or you may choose to recover lost data from Windows 10. We hope this has been useful information concerning data recovery from unbootable Windows 10 as well as remedy challenges arising from lost data on Windows 10 operating system.

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