Weirdness With Booting-Up

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Herringbone

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I'm running under Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit...now occasionally, after I log in during the booting-up procedure, the screen suddenly goes dark and the Win 7 Desktop doesn't appear, just the mouse arrow--moveable--on the screen...

Consequently, I shut down and the PC will reboot OK afterwards, and usually for the rest of the day--but this weirdness is alarming and might portend some looming disaster...

Any suggestions how I might proceed with this matter? A good Windows diagnostic program?

The Crystal Disk diagnostic program tells me my hard drives are in good shape...

Thanks for any feedback!
 
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Hi,

Access Safe Mode by tapping on F8 during boot up and select safe mode. If you're able to get in to safe mode, go to Device Manager and Uninstall and Reinstall the Graphics driver or Update it. In case to can't get to safe mode, enter Low Resolution mode which is accessible as well on f8 (Advanced Boot Options) then Adjust the resolution from there.
 
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One important thing that i forgot. Just noticed that this is one of the common reason especially for newly set up computers. Before anything else, please make sure that there is only one video cable connecting your monitor to the computer. then you can go to my first advice. :)
 

Herringbone

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Lucky09, my system reports that I have the most up to date display driver available...

LL, after I go into Power Options, what do I look for?
 
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Hi Herringbone, What happened when you try safe mode? were you able to get in? Also, please check your Graphics utility if the dual display is enabled. If so, disable it.
 
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