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Windows 8 won't boot up, black screen with cursor

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 won't boot up, black screen with cursor


    Hi there, I really need help.
    My laptop has been acting really weird the last couple of weeks. It would crash randomly, and sometimes when I picked it up to put it somewhere else, it crashed too.
    Now, I thought this was a problem with Windows 8.1, because it didn't behave like this before with normal Windows 8. So I Refreshed my laptop, and after that it worked again, without crashing.
    I left it in sleep mode while I got some sleep too, and when I booted it up this morning, it crashed again.
    After that the whole laptop wouldn't boot up, and now the only thing that shows is a cursor on a black screen, and it seems to be stuck in sleep mode, because I can't even turn it off completely manually. So I can't access the BIOS or make it boot up in Safe Mode.
    What the hell should I do??

    Specs:
    Toshiba Sattelite L50-A-15U
    Windows 8 64-bit
    Intel i7 4th generation processor with Intel HD4600 graphics card
    nVidia GeForce GT740M graphics card
    2x 4 GB DDR3L RAM

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Remove battery and it will power off. Insert battery and power on. Acess bios now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 won't boot up, black screen with cursor
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