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Solved Computer showing Black Screen after unplugged during Reset

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by NickMcK15, Aug 26, 2017.

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  1. NickMcK15

    NickMcK15 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I really screwed up this time. While trying to reset my computer last night, I unplugged it hoping it would resume. I was wrong. While the computer starts, nothing shows but a black screen. No Windows logo either- help!
     
  2. crjdriver

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    First of all, no one has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post 16gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact brand, model# and service tag#

    Next do you have anything important on the system drive ie docs, mp3, data files?

    What was the original reason for the attempted reset?

    Do you have a windows 10 install usb or dvd?
     
  3. NickMcK15

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    Dont know where to find my exact specs, it's a CyberpowerPC. Nothing important and I have a Windows 10 DVD but no external drive thing.

    Sent from my VS500 using Tapatalk
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I would just clean install windows10. Boot from your install dvd and delete ALL partitions on the system drive. Let setup create partitions as necessary. Once done with the install, you will need to install drivers, any programs you use, update windows, etc.
    You have not answered why you attempted the reset. If the attempt was for a problem, I would test the hardware prior to doing any clean install ie test the hard drive with the drive mfg diagnostic, test the memory with memtest. Both of these run from bootable media ie cd or usb so no need for an operating system to be installed.
     
  5. NickMcK15

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    I reset simply because the computer was slow, what do I do if there is nowhere to put the DVD?

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  6. crjdriver

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    There is no dvd drive?
    If you have a flash drive, go to the ms site and download the media creation tool. Make the bootable usb and boot your system with the bootable flash drive.
    Link for the media tool;
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Note you will need to have a working system to make the bootable usb.
     
  7. NickMcK15

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    That did the trick! Thank you!!

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  8. crjdriver

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    You are welcome. For future reference, you can mark your own thread as solved using the button at the top of the page. No need for this one; I will mark it for you.

    Just some advise. Make an image of your system drive using acronis, macrium or other imaging program. When you need a "Clean" install, it takes all of 5min or so to restore the image. Clean install done. Store the image on an external drive, NAS, network share, etc.
     
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