Win 10 blank screen

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Win 10 blank screen

Post by jwax » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:40 am

Been googling (on the old XP machine) this problem with a newer Win 10 Gateway desktop, but to no avail.
It had been working fine for many months since the Win8 to Win10 upgrade, but now this:

Powers up to the background scene, with a responsive cursor, but no icons or desktop appears.
Tried:
1) CTLR and my PIN and ENTER
2) F12 on start to get to SAFE MODE
3) F2 on startup
4) Power button on/off
5) unplug PC power and reconnect
6) short prayer

Nothing works. Any other ideas out there?

Thanks!
John

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Re: Win 10 blank screen

Post by dacflyer » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:28 pm

try ,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oopiaiVLn9k
sounds like a possible graphics driver issue..

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Re: Win 10 blank screen

Post by jwax » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:05 am

Thanks dacflyer!
Resolved!
What happened is Win10 was trying to install an update. After waiting with the blank screen (about 20 minutes), a display came on saying, "Almost Finished!". The whole update took about half hour.
Scheesh.

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Re: Win 10 blank screen

Post by dacflyer » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:33 am

ok, cool..glad you got it back up...
i am not updating mine til i know all the bugs are worked out.. too many issues..
i have not installed it,, but mine has started popping up with a win10 error of some sort, and i just close it..i think something has went belly up with the update reminder..lol

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Re: Win 10 blank screen

Post by jwax » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:10 pm

From what I hear from those that know, Win 10 updates are forced on you. You don't get to pick whether they get installed or not.
You're probably wise to wait and see before switching to Win 10.

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Re: Win 10 blank screen

Post by dacflyer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:05 am

yup.. i like xp better than 7, but 7 is ok,,
but i liked 95se even better..lol i still have a old 95se hanging around just for using some old programs that won't work on anything higher...

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