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When Restarting or Shutting Down - Immediate Black Screen

  1. #1


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)

    When Restarting or Shutting Down - Immediate Black Screen


    Everything works OK but am wondering if all the various hacks I've done (Aero Glass, Start8 etc. etc.) are affecting it somehow. This normally wouldn't worry me too much but when installing Windows Updates normally one would see that shutdown message about 'installing updates xx%' and again at startup. After the word restarting (or shutting down) appears for a split second it's black screen throughout that process as if my graphics card is cut off before anything else, which I find odd.

    Anyone else seen this behaviour?

    Could of course be the fault of nVidia's latest driver I suppose. (314.22 WHQL)

    Edit: It isn't the video driver, rolled it back and still the same.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 13 Apr 2013 at 09:42.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 73
    windows 7 home premium 64bit


    Sounds like a video driver thing to me...
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  3. #3


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I think it's to do with the Aero Glass hacks I've been doing. Now that I've removed them it seems to be normal again. Either that or the old theme I was using could have been faulty. I changed that too.

    Thanks.
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When Restarting or Shutting Down - Immediate Black Screen
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