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MJRevell

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My brother's laptop has stopped loading up.

That is to say, you can turn it on. You can log in to Windows. But then the screen goes black. You can see the mouse, you can move the mouse, but it's just black, and there's nothing at all there.

It still works on some sense.

I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and it still brought up the options and the task manager.

But there's nothing else there, it seems unusable.

If anyone can be any help it would be much appreciated!

Mike
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Spyderturbo007

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What happens if you load the task manager, then go to File -> New Task (Run) and then type explorer.exe and press Enter?
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I did what you suggested, and it flashed up with a blue screen and some sort of error message before restarting pretty promptly.
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Let's see if this works. When booting the system, tap F8 after you see the BIOS splash screen. You will get a menu with a bunch of different choices. Try choosing Safe Mode and see if it loads properly. Once in Safe Mode, see if the New Task (Run...) will work without a blue screen. If not, reboot tapping F8 again and choose the option that says Disable automatic restart on system failure, or something to that effect. Once in, try the New Task (Run..) again and when it blue screens it should stay there and allow you to write down the error message.
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