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Windows 8 stuck at black screen (with mouse cursor) after

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 stuck at black screen (with mouse cursor) after


    Hello guys, sorry if posted in the wrong section.
    I have a problem in my dual boot machine.
    I decided to remove Linux mint 17 from my dual boot with windows 8.
    I used easeus partition manager to delete the partitions associated (root, home and swap).
    Then I got unallocated space just before my windows partition. So I moved my windows partition to the extreme left possible. Then I merged this unallocated space with my second storage partition.
    These steps required reboot (specifically the moving of windows partition). When I rebooted my PC I got an error that grub was not found. I realized that I had forgot to fix MBR and load windows boot loader. So I used windows 7 recovery disk (yes windows 7 as I don't have windows8 recovery or installation disk). I got a windows 7 style boot loader instead of windows 8's graphical one which has advanced recovery options built in. But I proceeded. Then eases did its job with the partitions. After a reboot now I am stuck at a black screen after entering my password with a movable mose cursor. I can only press Ctrl+alt+del. Selecting task manager from it does nothing.

    Since I don't have windows 8 disks and windows 8 boot loader I am not able to refresh or reset my PC. Neither can I shift restart my PC to get advanced boot options.
    One more thing to note, that while entering password, I noticed that the lock screen and account pictures have changed to defaults of a freshly installed windows.

    Thnx for the patient hearing
    And the help which I will be provided with.

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  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bits


    In order to repair this, you will need a windows 8/8.1 installation disc, or a set of factory restore CDs from your computer manufacturer. You cannot use a windows 7 boot loader on a windows 8/8.1 only installation. They are simply not properly compatible.
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  3. #3


    I had a similar issue with a notebook before. I resolved it booting from a flash drive and refreshing Windows.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    A friend of mine has a windows 8 installation disk. I will try to refresh my PC and reply after the 18th Aug. Because its holiday (festival) here so i will have to wait for my school to reopen to get the dvd. Thnx for the help.
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Windows 8 stuck at black screen (with mouse cursor) after
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