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Formatted the pc, still black screen before log in

Formatted my computer today and it's still black screen before the login screen, it was like this before I formatted my computer.. what is wrong?

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Not Clear What The Issue Is

In reply to: Formatted the pc, still black screen before log in

Most Windows 8 computers have a temporary black screen, maybe a POST type screen, before the login screen pops up. Can you then login and everything works fine? Or are you saying the login screen never appears? Unfortunately, you haven't told us much about the computer.. Brand name? Laptop or desktop? Windows 8 or 8.1? Why did you format the computer? What kind of problems were occurring?

Also, although you didn't say it, I'll guess you didn't just "format the pc" but also installed the operating system, etc.? Was the a reinstall using a recovery partition or did you reinstall the OS using a Windows 8 disk? Installed all the drivers too?

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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In reply to: Not Clear What The Issue Is

Thanks for the reply, I installed the windows 8.1 as I had before.

It is not a laptop.

I formatted the computer because I thought it would solve the problem.

I get to the login screen where I can enter my password.

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Not Sure Anything Is Wrong

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Upon startup, if there is a short black screen, then the login screen loads, then you can login and everything works fine, then I see nothing wrong.

Still, you may have tinkered with the "Fast Startup" option which could be causing the black screen. See the link below to enable or disable the "Fast Startup" option.

Or maybe you want a different "Lock" or "start" screen to load first instead of the black screen. (It sounds like you're referring to the "Lock" screen. See the link below for doing so.

Hope this helps.


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