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Black screen ( not blue ) after boot logo

  1. #11


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 pro


    UPDATE

    I proceeded with more tests.


    I wanted to try to boot windows from another system to this computer to see if it worked. I can confirm that the problem seems to be windows based.


    I took my girlfriend's HDD in her computer and added it in my system. I then booted from that HDD, using the monitor on the GPU (geforce) and it worked. I could boot normally into windows. ( peripherals didn't work but who cares, I saw the logon screen ).


    From here. Is there anything you can help me with to prevent a full reinstall of windows ? a way to find the corrupted file or to repair whatever needs to be repaired ?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 pro


    Double post ** sorry
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lukamo View Post
    Double post ** sorry
    Have you tried sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    In that order.
    Rebooting after DISM & running sfc again.

    Your problem sounds complex.
    These scans may or may not help.
    They are worth trying though.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 pro


    Hey again, I'm unfamiliar with those commands. I'm guessing I have to use the admin CMD to input these. I've tried sfc /scannow but it immediatly says : Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

    I tried in safe mode, does the same thing.

    For Dism, i tried runnig the full command line and it ran until 20%, then it jumped to 100% saying " an illegal character was encountered. For a multi-byte character set this includes a lead byte without a succeeding trail byte. For the unicode character set, this includes the characters 0xffff and 0xfffe .
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lukamo View Post
    Hey again, I'm unfamiliar with those commands. I'm guessing I have to use the admin CMD to input these. I've tried sfc /scannow but it immediatly says : Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

    I tried in safe mode, does the same thing.

    For Dism, i tried runnig the full command line and it ran until 20%, then it jumped to 100% saying " an illegal character was encountered. For a multi-byte character set this includes a lead byte without a succeeding trail byte. For the unicode character set, this includes the characters 0xffff and 0xfffe .
    Yes Administrator command prompt is needed.
    Sounds like you entered the commands wrong.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 pro
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lukamo View Post
    That is indeed odd.
    I have no solution.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Using original HD and integrated graphics:

    Go to device manager
    Select Show Hidden Profiles (View Menu)
    Expand Display Adapters
    Delete/Uninstall All Profiles that are greyed-out (should be recognizable*)

    *If no PCI-e profiles were shown, end procedure

    If old PCI-e profies were present and deleted, proceed as follows:
    Change BIOS and Graphics Connection back to PCI-e
    Reboot and enter Windows using default VGA driver
    Update driver
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  9. #19


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 pro


    Did not work.

    A piece of information that might be relevant ( but apparently isn't the cause after disabling it )

    My computer was running in Test Mode to be able to overclock my 1440p monitor. It showed Windows 8 pro Test mode, build 9200 at the bottom right corner of the screen. Like stated in the OP, i OC'ed from 60 to 100hz. I disabled with a command line in CMD :
    bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

    The Test mode watermark does not appear anymore at the corner of the screen, therefore i dont think it was because of that...
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  10. #20


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Lukamo View Post
    Did not work.
    What did not work? Were entries visible? Did you delete them?
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