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Black Screen and cursor only

Black Screen and cursor only

Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
HI.
I need your help to get rid of a nasty virus that is affecting my friend's laptop.

The laptop is running Vista home edition. When it boots all i have at the end is a black screen and a cursor only. Can't do anything, not even a CTRL-ALT-DELETE to access the task manager. Same thing with SAFE MODE. I have tried to boot with Hiren's boot CD, it boots well. i tryed to use some of the antivirus software that are included, none worked. I can't run HJT either.

I was able to see in the registry that i have this line of command in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon : cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe

I have changed it for explorer.exe. When i reboot no success it rewrite itself in the registry.

I have no option except backing up and reinstall. I don't want to do it right now if a solution can be found.

Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.  

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

try this,
get a windows XP Home boot disk, preferably the original one you installed your windows with, boot to the disk and when the first prompt asks if you want to repair windows, say no/continue but after windows searches if there are any existing Windows installation then push R to repair that one.  (this is not the windows repair console, if you get into there, reboot and try again)  This should not erase any of your programs, but reinstalls the windows components.  After this, you should be able to boot back into windows and you can run virus scans after that.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
The laptop is running Vista Home Edition. Can i use a XP cd ??

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

sorry, i meant Vista Home CD/DVD.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Hi, sorry but i don't have the CD. I don't know if my friend has it. He got the laptop from the company he work for when they decided to upgrade the PCs for new ones.
Is there a way to create this CD?.

Regards

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Quote:

Is there a way to create this CD?.
You can create a recovery CD but if your system is compromised, you may have to look at other options. Just out of curiosity, have you used something like CCleaner or HiJackThis to stop start-up processes?
 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Quote:

I need your help to get rid of a nasty virus that is affecting my friend's laptop.
ERM! how do you know it is a virus? from the description given it could well be just a file corruption, a system driver issue, or even a hardware fault...

Quote:

I was able to see in the registry that i have this line of command in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon : cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe
how? on your own PC or on your friends laptop?

Quote:

I have changed it for explorer.exe. When i reboot no success it rewrite itself in the registry.
if it was on your FRIENDS laptop, using HBCD or UBCD, you need to first IMPORT the HIVE from the laptop drive, and MOST importantly EXPORT it out again... just changing it will not SAVE the information...
see:

How to edit the registry offline using BartPE boot CD ?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
To BadBigBen: Thks for your help. I assumed it's a virus from the research i've done on the web. If it was a driver or hardwire issue would i be able to do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE to access the task manager. I have changed the registry on my friend's laptop. I will follow the instructions as per the link you provided me. tks again.

To 2ffat : Like i said the only way to acces the Laptop HD is by using Hirens Boot CD. HJT will scan the mini xp registry instead of the one on the HD. I can't use Ccleaner fomt the CD or you may know a way to use from a command prompt which i dout. Thak for your help too !

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Here are the list of CCleaner's command line options. Don't know if this will help in your situation or not.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

another Vista Home CD would probably work, but the OEM license key on the sticker on the bottom of your laptop will probably not work.  You can purchase another copy or go through other ways to get another copy.  But doing a repair installation should fix corrupted Vista files and get your system up and running, but remember to run scans after the system is back up.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Thanks BadBigBen,

i'm guessing Dan62 is going to get another copy somewhere/somehow because he mentioned he doesn't have the recovery cds anymore.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Hi all,

I was able to found a Vista CD from one of my friend , i will have it tomorrow. I will try to do a repair of  Windows. I will keep you posted. In the mean while i have tried other solutions like looking at the system.ini file..it's not infected. Ran superantispyware, DR WEB, from HBCD, no luck of finding a virus of some sort. If i can get into safe mode it would help me lot, but for the moment i'm in a dead end.ponder Thank you for your help.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

If you still believe it's a virus or trojan, attach the Vista hard disk as a secondary drive to another clean system, then scan it using that system's up-to-date antivirus programme.

ROGER - G0AOZ.
 

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

You may also want to do a thorough diagnostic of the hard drive, too. Sometimes when you get a back spot on the drive you can end up with problems like these.
 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Tks 2ffat, i'll will do it and let you know.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

the various boot disks, such as the one you mentioned usually have various "boot fixers" as well as diagnostics programs built in.  It wouldn't hurt trying at least one of the hard drive diagnostics apps.

If it is a problem with the physical hard drive, then doing a repair install of Vista won't help anything... long term... I suppose you could end up working around the problem temporarily, though.

So, definitely, I'd suggest scanning for hardware issues first.  Your reasons for believing it's a virus don't seem accurate at all.  Well, I'm referring specifically to this comment:

Quote:

I assumed it's a virus from the research I've done on the web. If it was a driver or hardware issue would i be able to do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE to access the task manager.

Whether or not you can access the task manager has no bearing on whether it's a hardware, software, or malware issue.  That may not help at this point, but keep it in mind for further issues.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Thks kjv611,

I have done some Hard drive testing running the apps included on the HBCD. Every test showed a clean HD. At this point i don't know what to look for. This week-end i will remove the HD and scan it from another PC that i use only for malware scanning, Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Regards

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Also... were you ever able to get to the F8 options before going into Windows?  If not, see if you can restore it to a previous time with that?  Or use the Last Known Working Config... if that shows, I forget whether that's still an option any longer... and not to mention (usually only with the install or repair disk), using the auto-fix features built into Vista.  Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.  And sometimes when they DO work, they take forever.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Hi All,

Finally, i was able to get an OTL report using the OLT Boot disk. Please take a look at it and let me know what could be wrong.
Here is the report:

OTL logfile created on: 12/7/2010 7:24:29 PM - Run
OTLPE by OldTimer - Version 3.1.43.0 Folder = X:\Programs\OTLPE
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service Pack 1 (Version = 6.0.6001) - Type = System
Internet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18975)
Locale: 00000C0C | Country: Canada | Language: FRC | Date Format: yyyy-MM-dd

2.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.00 Gb Available Physical Memory | 79.00% Memory free
2.00 Gb Paging File | 2.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 96.00% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): ?:\pagefile.sys [binary data]

%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\Windows | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files
Drive C: | 64.45 Gb Total Space | 29.69 Gb Free Space | 46.06% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive D: | 10.00 Gb Total Space | 6.46 Gb Free Space | 64.62% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive X: | 434.99 Mb Total Space | 0.00 Mb Free Space | 0.00% Space Free | Partition Type: CDFS

Computer Name: REATOGO | User Name: SYSTEM
Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All users | Quick Scan
Company Name Whitelist: On | Skip Microsoft Files: On | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age = 30 Days
Using ControlSet: ControlSet001

========== Win32 Services (SafeList) ==========

SRV - [2010/08/14 00:54:19 | 000,030,192 | ---- | M] (Google) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe -- (GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108)
SRV - [2010/03/18 12:16:28 | 000,753,504 | ---- | M] (Microsoft Corporation) [On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\WPF\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe -- (WPFFontCache_v0400)
SRV - [2010/03/18 12:16:28 | 000,130,384 | ---- | M] (Microsoft Corporation) Auto -- C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe -- (clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32)
SRV - [2010/03/02 14:12:00 | 000,166,944 | ---- | M] (Vidéotron) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\RpsSecurityAwareR.exe -- (Radialpoint Security Services)
SRV - [2010/03/02 14:10:30 | 000,382,208 | ---- | M] (Vidéotron) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\Fws.exe -- (RP_FWS)
SRV - [2010/03/02 12:18:06 | 000,689,392 | ---- | M] (Radialpoint Inc.) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Videotron Service Agent\ServicepointService.exe -- (ServicepointService)
SRV - [2009/11/02 14:26:48 | 005,832,712 | ---- | M] (AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\AVG\Identity Protection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe -- (RadialpointIDSAgent)
SRV - [2009/10/23 12:25:54 | 000,311,296 | ---- | M] (S.C. BitDefender S.R.L) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\BitDefender\scan.dll -- (scan)
SRV - [2009/06/08 11:07:50 | 001,033,480 | ---- | M] (Raxco Software, Inc.) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk10\PDEngine.exe -- (PDEngine)
SRV - [2009/06/08 11:07:48 | 000,931,080 | ---- | M] (Raxco Software, Inc.) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk10\PDAgent.exe -- (PDAgent)
SRV - [2009/05/19 11:36:18 | 000,240,512 | ---- | M] (Microsoft Corporation) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe -- (SeaPort)
SRV - [2008/01/19 02:38:24 | 000,272,952 | ---- | M] (Microsoft Corporation) Auto -- C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll -- (WinDefend)
SRV - [2006/12/14 02:21:20 | 000,045,056 | ---- | M] (Sony Corporation) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\MSCSPTISRV.exe -- (MSCSPTISRV)
SRV - [2006/12/14 02:02:08 | 000,069,632 | ---- | M] (Sony Corporation) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe -- (SPTISRV)
SRV - [2006/12/14 01:46:16 | 000,057,344 | ---- | M] () [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\PACSPTISVR.exe -- (PACSPTISVR)
SRV - [2005/11/14 01:06:04 | 000,069,632 | ---- | M] (Macrovision Corporation) [On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe -- (IDriverT)


========== Driver Services (SafeList) ==========

DRV - File not found [File_System | System] -- -- (StarOpen)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\nwlnkfwd.sys -- (NwlnkFwd)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\nwlnkflt.sys -- (NwlnkFlt)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\ipinip.sys -- (IpInIp)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\blbdrive.sys -- (blbdrive)
DRV - [2010/05/31 20:57:12 | 000,053,192 | ---- | M] (Radialpoint Inc.) [Kernel | Auto] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rp_skt32.sys -- (RPSKT) Security Services Driver (x86)
DRV - [2009/11/26 08:50:32 | 000,039,808 | ---- | M] (BitDefender S.R.L.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\BitDefender\trufos.sys -- (Trufos)
DRV - [2009/11/26 08:50:32 | 000,014,720 | ---- | M] (BitDefender S.R.L.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\BitDefender\profos.sys -- (Profos)
DRV - [2009/11/02 14:27:00 | 000,122,376 | ---- | M] (AVG Technologies ) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\AVG\Identity Protection\agent\drivers\AVGIDSDriver.sys -- (RadialpointIDSDriver)
DRV - [2009/11/02 14:27:00 | 000,030,216 | ---- | M] (AVG Technologies ) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\AVG\Identity Protection\agent\drivers\AVGIDSfilter.sys -- (RadialpointIDSFilter)
DRV - [2009/11/02 14:27:00 | 000,027,800 | ---- | M] (AVG Technologies ) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Program Files\Videotron\Services de sécurité Vidéotron\AVG\Identity Protection\agent\drivers\AVGIDSShim.sys -- (RadialpointIDSShim)
DRV - [2009/11/02 14:27:00 | 000,025,608 | ---- | M] (AVG Technologies ) [Kernel | Boot] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AVGIDSEH.sys -- (RadialpointIDSEH)
DRV - [2009/10/23 12:25:54 | 000,285,704 | ---- | M] (BitDefender S.R.L. Bucharest, ROMANIA) [File_System | Boot] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bdfsfltr.sys -- (bdfsfltr)
DRV - [2009/06/08 09:00:56 | 000,071,696 | ---- | M] (Raxco Software, Inc.) [File_System | Boot] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\DefragFs.sys -- (DefragFS)
DRV - [2007/07/10 03:46:18 | 000,020,152 | ---- | M] (VIA Technologies, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\viaide.sys -- (viaide)
DRV - [2007/07/10 03:46:18 | 000,019,128 | ---- | M] (CMD Technology, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\cmdide.sys -- (cmdide)
DRV - [2007/07/10 03:46:18 | 000,017,592 | ---- | M] (Acer Laboratories Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aliide.sys -- (aliide)
DRV - [2007/03/11 23:49:54 | 000,045,568 | ---- | M] (Broadcom Corporation) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bcm4sbxp.sys -- (bcm4sbxp)
DRV - [2007/02/08 00:11:04 | 000,647,680 | ---- | M] (SigmaTel, Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\stwrt.sys -- (STHDA)
DRV - [2006/11/25 00:46:38 | 002,085,888 | ---- | M] (ATI Technologies Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\atikmdag.sys -- (R300)
DRV - [2006/11/20 14:13:58 | 000,043,520 | ---- | M] (REDC) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rimsptsk.sys -- (rimsptsk)
DRV - [2006/11/20 14:13:58 | 000,037,376 | ---- | M] (REDC) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rixdptsk.sys -- (rismxdp)
DRV - [2006/11/20 14:13:56 | 000,032,256 | ---- | M] (REDC) [Kernel | Auto] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rimmptsk.sys -- (rimmptsk)
DRV - [2006/11/20 12:51:10 | 000,179,256 | ---- | M] (Synaptics, Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\SynTP.sys -- (SynTP)
DRV - [2006/11/18 01:13:12 | 000,534,016 | ---- | M] (Broadcom Corporation) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\BCMWL6.SYS -- (BCM43XX)
DRV - [2006/11/11 18:10:40 | 000,986,624 | ---- | M] (Conexant Systems, Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HSX_DPV.sys -- (HSF_DPV)
DRV - [2006/11/11 18:10:40 | 000,008,192 | ---- | M] (Conexant Systems, Inc.) [Kernel | Auto] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\XAudio.sys -- (XAudio)
DRV - [2006/11/11 18:10:38 | 000,659,968 | ---- | M] (Conexant Systems, Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HSX_CNXT.sys -- (winachsf)
DRV - [2006/11/11 18:10:38 | 000,206,848 | ---- | M] (Conexant Systems, Inc.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HSXHWAZL.sys -- (HSXHWAZL)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:45 | 000,900,712 | ---- | M] (QLogic Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ql2300.sys -- (ql2300)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:38 | 000,420,968 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\adp94xx.sys -- (adp94xx)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:34 | 000,316,520 | ---- | M] (Emulex) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\elxstor.sys -- (elxstor)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:32 | 000,297,576 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\adpahci.sys -- (adpahci)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:25 | 000,235,112 | ---- | M] (ULi Electronics Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\uliahci.sys -- (uliahci)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:25 | 000,232,040 | ---- | M] (Intel Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\iastorv.sys -- (iaStorV)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:51:00 | 000,147,048 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\adpu320.sys -- (adpu320)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:45 | 000,115,816 | ---- | M] (Promise Technology, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ulsata2.sys -- (ulsata2)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:41 | 000,112,232 | ---- | M] (VIA Technologies Inc.,Ltd) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vsmraid.sys -- (vsmraid)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:35 | 000,106,088 | ---- | M] (QLogic Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ql40xx.sys -- (ql40xx)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:35 | 000,098,408 | ---- | M] (Promise Technology, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ulsata.sys -- (UlSata)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:35 | 000,098,408 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\adpu160m.sys -- (adpu160m)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:24 | 000,088,680 | ---- | M] (NVIDIA Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvraid.sys -- (nvraid)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:19 | 000,045,160 | ---- | M] (IBM Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nfrd960.sys -- (nfrd960)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:17 | 000,041,576 | ---- | M] (Intel Corp./ICP vortex GmbH) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\iirsp.sys -- (iirsp)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:16 | 000,071,784 | ---- | M] (Silicon Integrated Systems) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sisraid4.sys -- (SiSRaid4)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:13 | 000,040,040 | ---- | M] (NVIDIA Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvstor.sys -- (nvstor)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:11 | 000,071,272 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\djsvs.sys -- (aic78xx)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:10 | 000,067,688 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\arcsas.sys -- (arcsas)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:10 | 000,065,640 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\lsi_scsi.sys -- (LSI_SCSI)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:10 | 000,038,504 | ---- | M] (Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sisraid2.sys -- (SiSRaid2)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:10 | 000,037,480 | ---- | M] (Hewlett-Packard Company) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\hpcisss.sys -- (HpCISSs)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:09 | 000,067,688 | ---- | M] (Adaptec, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\arc.sys -- (arc)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:09 | 000,035,944 | ---- | M] (Integrated Technology Express, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\iteraid.sys -- (iteraid)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:07 | 000,035,944 | ---- | M] (Integrated Technology Express, Inc.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\iteatapi.sys -- (iteatapi)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:05 | 000,065,640 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys -- (LSI_SAS)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:05 | 000,035,944 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\symc8xx.sys -- (Symc8xx)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:04 | 000,065,640 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\lsi_fc.sys -- (LSI_FC)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:50:03 | 000,034,920 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sym_u3.sys -- (Sym_u3)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:49:59 | 000,033,384 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mraid35x.sys -- (Mraid35x)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:49:56 | 000,031,848 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sym_hi.sys -- (Sym_hi)
DRV - [2006/11/02 04:49:53 | 000,028,776 | ---- | M] (LSI Logic Corporation) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\megasas.sys -- (megasas)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:25:24 | 000,071,808 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries Ltd.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brserid.sys -- (Brserid) Brother MFC Serial Port Interface Driver (WDM)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:24:47 | 000,011,904 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries Ltd.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brusbser.sys -- (BrUsbSer)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:24:46 | 000,005,248 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries, Ltd.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brfiltup.sys -- (BrFiltUp)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:24:45 | 000,013,568 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries, Ltd.) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brfiltlo.sys -- (BrFiltLo)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:24:44 | 000,062,336 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries Ltd.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brserwdm.sys -- (BrSerWdm)
DRV - [2006/11/02 03:24:44 | 000,012,160 | ---- | M] (Brother Industries Ltd.) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\brusbmdm.sys -- (BrUsbMdm)
DRV - [2006/11/02 02:36:50 | 000,020,608 | ---- | M] (N-trig Innovative Technologies) [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ntrigdigi.sys -- (ntrigdigi)
DRV - [2006/11/02 02:30:55 | 000,200,704 | ---- | M] (Intel Corporation) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\e1e6032.sys -- (e1express) Pilote de la connexion réseau Intel®
DRV - [2006/11/02 02:30:54 | 000,117,760 | ---- | M] (Intel Corporation) [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\E1G60I32.sys -- (E1G60) Intel®
DRV - [2006/10/30 10:22:26 | 000,008,192 | ---- | M] (ATI Technologies Inc.) [Kernel | Boot] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AtiPcie.sys -- (AtiPcie) ATI PCI Express (3GIO)


========== Standard Registry (SafeList) ==========


========== Internet Explorer ==========



IE - HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyEnable" = 0

IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.fr.msn.ca/0...S01?FORM=TOOLBR
IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca...=ca&ibd=3070710
IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,StartPageCache = 1
IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\..\URLSearchHook: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll (Yahoo! Inc.)
IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyEnable" = 0
IE - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyOverride" = *.local




FF - HKLM\software\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\smartwebprinting@hp.com: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3 [2009/12/03 22:42:42 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M]


O1 HOSTS File: ([2006/09/18 16:41:30 | 000,000,761 | ---- | M]) - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.1 localhost
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: (&Yahoo! Toolbar Helper) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll (Yahoo! Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (HP Print Enhancer) - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
O2 - BHO: (Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
O2 - BHO: (Search Helper) - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O2 - BHO: (Google Toolbar Helper) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll (Google Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (Google Toolbar Notifier BHO) - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll (Google Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (Google Dictionary Compression sdch) - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll (Google Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (CBrowserHelperObject Object) - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll (Dell Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (Windows Live Toolbar Helper) - {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O2 - BHO: (SingleInstance Class) - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll (Yahoo! Inc)
O2 - BHO: (HP Smart BHO Class) - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (&Windows Live Toolbar) - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (Google Toolbar) - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll (Google Inc.)
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (Yahoo! Barre d'outils) - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll (Yahoo! Inc.)
O3 - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (&Windows Live Toolbar) - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O3 - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (Google Toolbar) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll (Google Inc.)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [] File not found
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe (Apple Inc.)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [ATICCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe ()
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [ECenter] C:\DELL\E-Center\EULALauncher.exe ( )
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe (Google)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe (Macrovision Corporation)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [RoxWatchTray] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe (Sonic Solutions)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] C:\Windows\sttray.exe (SigmaTel, Inc.)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [VideotronSA.exe] C:\Program Files\Videotron\Videotron Service Agent\VideotronSA.exe (Vidéotron)
O4 - HKLM..\Run: [Windows Defender] C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe (Microsoft Corporation)
O4 - HKU\Andrée_&_Robert_ON_C..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (Google Inc.)
O4 - HKU\LocalService_ON_C..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] C:\Windows\System32\oobefldr.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O4 - HKU\NetworkService_ON_C..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] C:\Windows\System32\oobefldr.dll (Microsoft Corporation)
O4 - HKLM..\RunOnce: [*WerKernelReporting] C:\Windows\System32\WerFault.exe (Microsoft Corporation)
O9 - Extra Button: Afficher ou masquer l'HP Smart Web Printing - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
O9 - Extra Button: PokerStars.net - {FA9B9510-9FCB-4ca0-818C-5D0987B47C4D} - C:\Program Files\PokerStars.NET\PokerStarsUpdate.exe (PokerStars)
O10 - NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\000000000005 [] - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll (Apple Inc.)
O13 - gopher Prefix: missing
O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17)
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Java Plug-in 1.6.0)
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17)
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17)
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.0.1
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: (C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~2\GOEC62~1.DLL) - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll (Google)
O20 - HKLM Winlogon: Shell - (explorer.exe) - C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Microsoft Corporation)
O24 - Desktop WallPaper: B:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery\Papier peint de la Galerie de photos Windows.jpg
O24 - Desktop BackupWallPaper: B:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery\Papier peint de la Galerie de photos Windows.jpg
O32 - HKLM CDRom: AutoRun - 1
O32 - AutoRun File - [2006/09/18 16:43:36 | 000,000,024 | ---- | M] () - C:\autoexec.bat -- [ NTFS ]
O32 - AutoRun File - [2006/03/24 06:06:41 | 000,000,053 | R--- | M] () - X:\AUTORUN.INF -- [ CDFS ]
O33 - MountPoints2\{02526a5e-5a70-11df-9ec5-0019b982366c}\Shell - "" = AutoRun
O33 - MountPoints2\{02526a5e-5a70-11df-9ec5-0019b982366c}\Shell\AutoRun\command - "" = G:\LaunchU3.exe -- File not found
O34 - HKLM BootExecute: (PDBoot.exe) - C:\Windows\System32\PDBoot.exe (Raxco Software, Inc.)
O34 - HKLM BootExecute: (autocheck autochk *) - File not found
O35 - HKLM\..comfile [open] -- "%1" %*
O35 - HKLM\..exefile [open] -- "%1" %*
O37 - HKLM\...com [@ = comfile] -- "%1" %*
O37 - HKLM\...exe [@ = exefile] -- "%1" %*

========== Files/Folders - Created Within 30 Days ==========

[2010/12/02 12:54:34 | 000,000,000 | -HSD | C] -- C:\RECYCLER
[2010/11/30 16:42:58 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\SAV32CLI
[2010/11/25 16:27:02 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Temp
[2010/11/25 16:21:58 | 000,000,000 | -HSD | C] -- C:\found.003

========== Files - Modified Within 30 Days ==========

[2010/12/07 01:40:19 | 000,067,584 | --S- | M] () -- C:\Windows\bootstat.dat
[2010/11/30 14:58:58 | 000,000,000 | RHS- | M] () -- C:\MSDOS.SYS
[2010/11/30 14:58:58 | 000,000,000 | RHS- | M] () -- C:\IO.SYS
[2010/11/29 19:23:19 | 000,015,360 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\umstartup.etl
[2010/11/27 06:15:27 | 238,985,059 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
[2010/11/23 20:01:30 | 000,003,568 | -H-- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-2P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
[2010/11/23 20:01:30 | 000,003,568 | -H-- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-2P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
[2010/11/23 20:01:21 | 000,000,422 | -H-- | M] () -- C:\Windows\tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{A683F24E-D6F8-4F3F-A537-FB325C429400}.job
[2010/11/22 20:10:00 | 2011,910,277 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Ma sauvegarde.zip
[2010/11/09 21:01:09 | 000,679,042 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\perfh00C.dat
[2010/11/09 21:01:09 | 000,595,996 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\perfh009.dat
[2010/11/09 21:01:09 | 000,126,626 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\perfc00C.dat
[2010/11/09 21:01:09 | 000,104,070 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\System32\perfc009.dat
[2010/11/08 09:42:08 | 003,905,929 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Desktop\ComboFix.exe

========== Files Created - No Company Name ==========

[2010/11/30 14:58:58 | 000,000,000 | RHS- | C] () -- C:\MSDOS.SYS
[2010/11/30 14:58:58 | 000,000,000 | RHS- | C] () -- C:\IO.SYS
[2010/11/30 14:05:46 | 003,905,929 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
[2010/11/22 03:01:58 | 2011,910,277 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Ma sauvegarde.zip
[2010/11/07 20:58:55 | 000,000,422 | -H-- | C] () -- C:\Windows\tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{A683F24E-D6F8-4F3F-A537-FB325C429400}.job
[2009/11/16 00:24:09 | 000,000,048 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\WinInit.Ini
[2009/10/21 12:20:08 | 000,005,504 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\StarOpen_x86.sys
[2007/11/17 00:38:12 | 000,532,480 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\CddbPlaylist2Sony.dll
[2007/07/22 21:37:45 | 000,028,672 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\AppData\Local\DCBC2A71-70D8-4DAN-EHR8-E0D61DEA3FDF.ini
[2007/07/10 03:49:15 | 000,159,744 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\atitmmxx.dll
[2007/07/10 03:49:13 | 000,016,480 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\rixdicon.dll
[2007/07/10 03:49:02 | 001,060,424 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\WdfCoInstaller01000.dll
[2007/07/09 20:11:34 | 000,065,536 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\bcmwlrmt.dll
[2006/11/07 14:25:58 | 000,000,000 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\px.ini
[2006/11/02 07:35:32 | 000,005,632 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\sysprepMCE.dll
[2006/11/02 02:40:29 | 000,013,750 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\pacerprf.ini
[2006/09/16 23:36:50 | 000,520,192 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\CddbPlaylist2Roxio.dll
[2006/09/16 23:36:50 | 000,204,800 | ---- | C] () -- C:\Windows\System32\CddbFileTaggerRoxio.dll

========== LOP Check ==========

[2009/09/28 10:37:15 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M] -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\AppData\Roaming\LimeWire
[2009/05/09 21:16:24 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M] -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\AppData\Roaming\Simple Star
[2010/05/31 21:02:13 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M] -- C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\AppData\Roaming\Videotron
[2010/11/18 21:57:07 | 000,032,496 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Windows\Tasks\SCHEDLGU.TXT
[2010/11/23 20:01:21 | 000,000,422 | -H-- | M] () -- C:\Windows\Tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{A683F24E-D6F8-4F3F-A537-FB325C429400}.job

========== Purity Check ==========



========== Files - Unicode (All) ==========
[2009/09/12 14:04:08 | 000,000,036 | ---- | M] ()(C:\Windows\System32\????????????????????????????????????????????g) -- C:\Windows\System32\㩃停潲牧浡䘠汩獥噜摩潥牴湯卜牥楶散⁳敤猠揩牵瑩⃩楖瑯潲屮慓敦潃湮捥屴潃普杩塜楖睥挮湯楦g
[2009/09/12 14:04:08 | 000,000,036 | ---- | C] ()(C:\Windows\System32\????????????????????????????????????????????g) -- C:\Windows\System32\㩃停潲牧浡䘠汩獥噜摩潥牴湯卜牥楶散⁳敤猠揩牵瑩⃩楖瑯潲屮慓敦潃湮捥屴潃普杩塜楖睥挮湯楦g

========== Alternate Data Streams ==========

@Alternate Data Stream - 76 bytes -> C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Recettes:Roxio EMC Stream
@Alternate Data Stream - 76 bytes -> C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Personnel AB:Roxio EMC Stream
@Alternate Data Stream - 76 bytes -> C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Mes fichiers reçus:Roxio EMC Stream
@Alternate Data Stream - 76 bytes -> C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\DLink:Roxio EMC Stream
@Alternate Data Stream - 76 bytes -> C:\Users\Andrée & Robert\Documents\Budget AB-RC:Roxio EMC Stream
< End of report >  

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

This is going to take some time to discern the log...

but from just glancing at it, I would say, that your NO BOOT issue, is probably caused by your AntiVirus software (AVG).

see:

4080
System crash after the recent AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)
http://free.avg.com/de-en/faq


once you have AVG disabled, according to the above instructions, and the PC boots again, download MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware then scan your PC...

I've also noticed that you have several files that are VERY VERY SUSPICIOUS, and if MBAM or SAS do not delete them with the scan, then use the MBAM tool FileASSASSIN (More Tools Tab) to delete the following:
C:\Windows\System32\㩃停潲牧浡䘠汩獥噜摩潥牴湯卜牥楶散⁳敤猠揩牵瑩⃩楖瑯潲屮慓敦潃湮捥屴潃普杩塜楖睥挮湯楦g



then ask yourself: DO I REALLY NEED ALL THOSE TOOLBARS THAT I HAVE INSTALLED???

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

I also noticed that you have several drivers missing:
DRV - File not found [File_System | System] -- -- (StarOpen)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\nwlnkfwd.sys -- (NwlnkFwd)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\nwlnkflt.sys -- (NwlnkFlt)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | On_Demand] -- C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\ipinip.sys -- (IpInIp)
DRV - File not found [Kernel | Disabled] -- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\blbdrive.sys -- (blbdrive)

File.Net seems to indicate that these are necessary files.
 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

is this a chinese version of Vista? or do you have some chinese software installed?
i see some chinese characters showing up.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
@ Adilux,

No chinese software. The laptop came with the OEM version of Vista provided by DELL.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Hi all, after too many hours of trying to fix the problem, i have decided to re install the OS. I did not found the source of the problem but it was related to user's permissions. At some point i was able to get into SAFE MODE, but not into normal boot. Thanks for your help.  

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

That's what happened when I had this problem twice in Vista.  It seems like this is yet another affliction that Vista gets and it is un-fixable at least by all means and suggestions I have seen.

Vista is the Windows ME of the NT-based branch of operating systems (black sheep).

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
@ goombawaho

Indeed VISTA is a crappy OS. All i can say from this experience, is i that i have learned a lot on different ways of fixing computers. Forum like this one is very helpful.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

I didn't say Vista was especially crappy, but this particular problem has stumped me and others.  When you start searching on the intrawebz, you'll see a lot incidences.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Well for now ,the laptop is running smooth and i hope it will stay as is for a long time.
 

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Dan, Goombawaho
It sounds like you to are over half way to becoming penguine supporters smile

Seperate human readable config files for all services
if something breaks you have much more thatn just a fighting chance of fixing it.
the windows registry aproach is just asking for trouble.
 

I do not Have A.D.D. im just easily, Hey look a Squirrel!

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Dan,
i've also had bad experiences and have hard time networking computers with Vista.
why not upgrade to a version of Windows 7 home?
Microsoft has links where you can purchase an electronic copy for a fairly cheap price

do a search on google for "purchase windows 7 for 30"
 

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

@adilux
You have to be a US or UK college student to qualify for the $30 Windows 7.  Also, you really should have Professional or above to have trouble free networking.

Hope this helps.

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RE: Black Screen and cursor only

Quote:

you really should have Professional or above to have trouble free networking.

Only if you want to run a server, My windows 7 Home Premium Laptop can see the other 3 machines on my P2P network no problem.
 

Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

This thread is spinning out of control.

Yeah - I don't agree with that either (needing 7 Pro for good networking).  Vista is OK, but that black screen is one thing that seems to UNIQUELY plague it.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

(OP)
Hi All,
Wow!! i did'nt mean to start a battle between OS by saying that Vista is crappy. I'm a Windows user since i got my first PC. I 'have use all versions of Windows from 3.1 to 7. To me Vista is like ME, not the best ones. Thank you for sharing your opinions. Case closed now.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

And I quite (myself):
"Vista is the Windows ME of the NT-based branch of operating systems (black sheep)."

I'll trade you a ME license for an Vista license.  Any takers?  Kind of puts it in perspective from the bad old days of 95/98/ME

And so:   7 > XP > Windows 2000 > Vista > NT > 98 > ME > 95 > 3.1

Or something like that in ranking.

RE: Black Screen and cursor only

ME is the Medical term for 'Yuppie Flue.'
Need I say more?

I do not Have A.D.D. im just easily, Hey look a Squirrel!

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