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Windows 8 Shows Black Screen After Login

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#1 StoneRanger


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

Hi BleepingComputer, long time reader, first time caller.


This is my first time troubleshooting a Windows 8 machine. I have a Lenovo G500 here with Windows 8. After I log into Windows, the screen goes black with only a movable white cursor.


Fortunately, I can Ctrl+Alt+Del and pull up Task Manager from here. I can open up Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc.. With an Ethernet cable, I can access the Internet. However, I cannot get the desktop or Windows taskbar running.


From a half hour of Googling, the only real solution I've seen is to uninstall the graphics driver through Safe Mode. I removed the Intel® HD Graphics 4000 driver and only the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter remains. Nothing came from that.


Anyone have a solution, or other troubleshooting steps I could go through, for this? This is not my machine, so I couldn't tell you what could have been installed to cause this.

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#2 StoneRanger

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

Got it. There was a program called Pokki Start Menu that was installed almost a week ago. I uninstalled it and it fixed the problem.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Was in the process of typing a reply, but am glad that you found & fixed the issue.


3rd party apps doesn't always play well with Windows 8. Or it could have been configured incorrectly.



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