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Black Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Reaper004, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Reaper004

    Reaper004 Thread Starter

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    I have a Windows Vista SP1 64-bit with 8GB RAM and 2 ATi Radeon 3850's CrossFireX; Anyways, I have a program called System Mechanics, you've all probably heard of it before, it's a great program for cleaning up your hard drive and defragging your memory. However, I ran it last night and told the program to automatically restart the computer when it was finished, after it finished and restarted I was greeted with the atrocious Black Screen of Death with a Cursor though it isn't blinking and I can move it freely, however there's nothing I can do with it considering the bottom task-bar is nonexistent and the entire screen is black.

    I've tried some of the solutions, I can't even do the CTRL+ALT+DELETE to get into the Task Manager and manually start explorer.exe; Help me please. The only sort of reaction I can get from the system is to get Stick Keys to pop-up when I hit the shift-key five times. I am very confused. I have no external Hard Drives hooked up to it and there are no thumb-drives connected via USB either. I'm a thoroughly stumped here. Please help me.
     
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    i can't get into Safe Mode, when I try the black screen with cursor appears just as if I tried to boot it normally. I know what the issue is, Windows Explorer isn't running automatically when Windows boots up, however since I cannot CTRL ALT DELETE i can't activate it myself manually.
     
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