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Problem of black screen ( explorer.exe ? )

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Problem of black screen ( explorer.exe ? )


    Hi !
    I'm french, so excuse me if I don't speak English very well.

    I installed Windows 8 yesterday and I had launch a setup of a windows 7's Theme. I stopped that rapidly.
    This morning, I restart my PC and I was suprised to saw a black screen just with the mouse.
    I have no desktop and task bar. Just a fxckin black screen...
    I launch my softs with the task manager, but it's Too Long & Explorer.exe doesn't work when I start it with the TM...
    Can you help me please
    Thx

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Have you tried resetting it with the reset tool? (I'm not real sure where it's located - other than in the Control Panel)
    If that doesn't work, how about a repair install of Windows 8: How to Repair Install or Refresh Windows 8 : Screenshots and Video
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    That works ! Thanks a lot
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    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Thanks for letting us know!
    The Black Screen error is a difficult one to fix, so I'm glad that this was successful!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    This happens to me randomly like once every 10 boots or so. I found a curious 'fix' for this problem, at least it helps get into my desktop, maybe it will work for you:

    When you see the black screen on boot, press this sequence of key combos:

    1. Alt+F4
    2. Enter
    3. Windows+D

    Voila! You're in your desktop.

    I suspect the black screen is the metro UI not appearing properly or something like that, idk but this works for me every time.

    Hope this helps!
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