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HP Windows Vista keys light up black screen when powering up

by spaganya / November 11, 2008 4:05 AM PST

I am going insane. Recently, either after i have shut down the computer, or if it goes into hibernate stage, when i go to start the computer or wake it up, the keys light up like normal, the DVD drive boots up (you can hear it) but the screen is completely black. nothing. nada.

I have tried all the restart things i can think of. usually what happens is that i endup doing a cold restart by holding down the power key til it turns back on, and 90% of the time when it turns back on, it still has the black screen.

every now and then the computer works with no problem. seriously i dont know what is wrong with it. Also sometimes when it does boot up and goes to the windows vista sign in, i put in my password and it sits for about 1-2 mins with a black screen before the desktop appears.

anyone know if this is a computer hardware issue? operating issue? i have tried taking programs that are unnecessary out of the startup, making sure theres no outside disk, usb stuff or anything hooked up.


I have an HP dv2415nr
runs on Vista home premium with the SP1 update
AMD Turion 64x2 1.80Ghz
1GB ram
32 bit OS
NVidia GeForce Go 6150

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HP Windows Vista keys light up black screen when powering up
by salmanakramhp / November 20, 2008 12:43 AM PST


I have got the same exact issue. Any luck??? Please advice if you get a solution to it. You can also send me an email on

thanks alot.


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Different model but SOLVED!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2008 12:55 AM PST

Too similar an issue. But here's my solution. NO I WILL NOT DISCUSS THAT IT IS NOT A SOLUTION. I'm taking it and running fine now.

I tracked my hangup down to USB devices. So I changed my setup.

Laptop USB -> USB Hard Disk.

Laptop USB -> USB 2.0 Hub -> USB Hard Disk.

Not to sound mean or such but some will fault me as this is not a true fix. For me, it's good enough.

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