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Black screen after windows symbol, none of the fixes work

Question asked by xerone on Jul 21, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2015 by freedrinks


Ok so over a week ago (before vacation) me and a few friends were playing a game called "World of warships", when the screen suddenly went black. I could still talk to my friends (over TS) and hear sounds. After that point, every time i start my computer, the screen goes black-ish after the windows loading screen (after bios and before the profile selection)

I was able to start in safe-mode and look for solutions on the web.

Backstory end



After trying various things I found out that if i disable or uninstall the drivers from my graphics card (in safe mode) and then restart, it works. However, when the gpu gets its drivers installed and i restart the computer, it stops functioning.

It might also be worth noting that when i switched from my main screen (144hz 24-inch) (where i can only see black and nothing else happens), to my old screen (60hz, 20-inch-ish) i can see the mouse cursor and hear the windows startup sound (which does not happen with the main screen)


My comp specs from "Speccy"


Operating System

  Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


  Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 54 °C

  Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology


  16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 824MHz (9-9-9-27)


  ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 (LGA1155) 27 °C


  Standard Monitor (1280x1024@1Hz) - Wrong due to not having gpu drivers

  ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) - It's a 6870


  83GB Corsair Force 3 SSD (SSD) 30 °C

  1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 (SATA) 30 °C

Optical Drives

  Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S



Tried so far:

-Deleting windows updates and any programs installed around the time of failure

-I tried what windows told me to do Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7? - Windows Help

-Installing an old version of "Catalyst control centre"

-Checking for registry issues with both norton 360 and CCleaner

- Checking for updates on my graphics card in the device manager


I also can't revert my system back to a previous conf because i am an idiot and didn't know you could set up a system restore point.


No succes


Anyone got any ideas what i can try next?