Windows 10: Windows not booting up; blank screen with a blinking cursor

Discus and support Windows not booting up; blank screen with a blinking cursor in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I was gaming past midnight one day and when my mother found that out, I had to force shut down my laptop before she snatched it away. After receiving... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by AshishApkari11, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:47 AM.

  1. Windows not booting up; blank screen with a blinking cursor


    I was gaming past midnight one day and when my mother found that out, I had to force shut down my laptop before she snatched it away. After receiving it back after months, I’m unable to boot it up.

    On pushing the power button I am greeted by the acer logo followed by a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left. The laptop is stuck at this point, the cursor blinks indefinitely and no windows logo shows up. I’m no expert but, it could be something to do with the hard disk or a windows update:-

    1 It has a single ssd; samsung 850 evo 250gb SATA

    2 In retrospect I remembered that windows was scheduled for an update that day and force shutting it might’ve set it on this path. I am 95% sure it was scheduled to update, so do take it with a grain of salt.


    I have tried using the reset button to no avail.

    Force shutting it down more than thrice is not launching troubleshooter/recovery options.

    Hoping to get a fix soon.

    :)
     
    AshishApkari11, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Blank Screen, Blinking Cursor

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  3. blank screen with blinking cursor at boot to win10

    Upgraded to windows 10.

    Everything worked great for a few weeks. Recently turned off the computer and can't boot to windows anymore. The computer gets stuck on blank screen with blinking cursor. Will not show any win 10 screens.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
     
  4. Windows not booting up; blank screen with a blinking cursor

    Windows 10 stuck on blank screen with mouse cursor at boot

    Recently I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10. Everything installed and worked great for few weeks. After 2 or 3 weeks I can't boot to Windows 10 anymore.

    The computer goes thru initial boot and before showing any windows 10 screens (no blue window, no dots etc) gets stuck on blank screen with blinking mouse cursor.

    Per Microsoft engineer who responded to my previous post, I created windows 10 ISO disk. Booted from the disk, got thru the blue windows logo and dancing dots to a "Windows Setup" box with 2 options:



    • 1. Continue with the upgrade (I already upgraded successfully and everything worked for a while)

      2. Perform a clean installation
    Continuing upgrade gets me back to blank screen with blinking cursor.

    I didn't try option 2, clean installation, because I am afraid to loose all my programs etc.

    I installed turbotax after upgrading to win 10, but I don't think turbotax is a problem. I have no problems at all after installing it on another win 10 computer.

    Now I regret upgrading to windows 10. Windows 7 worked perfectly fine.

    Any suggestions how to repair the windows 10?

    Or is there a way to go back to windows 7 without full reinstall?

    Thanks for any help
     
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