Black screen appears after going through BIOS.

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I am having a strange problem.After going through the BIOS, my computer shows a blank screen for 30 seconds before the Windows loading screen appears. First I thought that it is a problem with graphics card and so I replaced the graphics card last day but the problem is still as it was. I have searched a lot on Google but found no luck yet. Can anyone here please take me out from this problem?

This is Windows XP SP3 and everything is updated with this.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #79816

Black screen appears after going through BIOS.


With Microsoft, rupturing a pirated copy of XP, especially the heavily pirated corporate editions, perhaps it is their doing. I also have faced this while trying to boot from an inappropriate source, while I was trying to install a new HP printer.

The camera card slots on the printer confuse the boot-up process and computer is waiting for media to be loaded into the printer slots. Adjusting/updating BIOS usually fixes the problem but not always.

This may also happen because of the connected flash drives and removable media drives. During 30 seconds delay, try disconnecting devices, noticing if the boot process suddenly breaks free.

You can also try looking in the system log files whether some driver or piece of hardware takes longer than expected to become active. Installing new updated drivers or replacing affected hardware can solve the problem.

Are you using some antivirus/spy-ware on your device and are those working properly. If not then uninstall those fully and try to have less troublesome software.

You can also run a clean boot and find which program is slowing the booting process.

Follow this link  and you will guide the process and you will know what program loads and how much time they take.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79818

Black screen appears after going through BIOS.


You may have set something in your BIOS that is incompatible with your current hardware. In older motherboards, when something is set incorrectly in the BIOS, the PC would totally fail to boot.  The only solution would be to forcibly reset the BIOS settings.  Each motherboard has its own method of resetting the BIOS which could either be through a reset microswitch, a BIOS reset jumper or by removing the BIOS battery for a few seconds.  Newer motherboards, on the other hand, oftentimes have a "sure boot" feature.  This feature kicks in when the BIOS fails to start for several seconds due to an incorrect setting.  If the BIOS doesn't start, the sure boot will make the necessary adjustments that will let the PC startup.  My conclusion is that the 30-second wait time between the BIOS initialization and Windows welcome screen is due to the "sure boot" feature forcing your PC to start up.

My suggestion is to reset the BIOS to either its "fail-safe" or "default" settings. Read your motherboard's manual for instructions on how to do that.

Hope this helps.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #79817

Black screen appears after going through BIOS.


The problem that you are experiencing is not caused by your Windows XP. You already mentioned that you changed the settings by going to the BIOS and the problem started. Try to back track the last thing you did when you are accessing the BIOS. Try to remember the changes you made in the BIOS' settings.

  1. Check the Quite boot
  2. Check the Fast boot
  3. Check the on-boot preloaded logo

Check the items listed above. Then try changing its settings one after the other. Change the setting for the Quite boot, then save and reboot. See if it fixed the problem. If it is still the same, then reboot again. Change the setting back to its previous setting. Go to the next item and repeat the procedure.

Try checking all the menus in the BIOS. The problem is in there. Like what you said, your Windows boots normally. The odd thing is only the blank screen appearing before Windows starts booting.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79819

Black screen appears after going through BIOS.


This is neither your hardware problem nor your graphics card problem. The problem seems probably here:

1. in your BIOS setting

2. Cabling from motherboard to Hard Disk Drive

You didn't provide any details of your motherboard, how many Hard Disk Drive you are using etc. If you have single Hard Drive, then the solution should be like this:

1. press window key + Pause/break key.

2. Go to advance tab

3. Select the 3rd settings button below the Startup and Recovery

4. Then look at upper section, one is for time to display list of operating systems, set the time to 3

5. Next set the time to display recovery option when needed to 2

6. Click ok and try by restarting the computer.

May be it will be solved.

If you are using more than one HDD, be sure that master & primary HDD cabling is appropriate. If not it will take longer time to find the operating systems.

After doing the cabling perfectly, you have to check the bios.

Some bios has options like a list of drive and will ask you to select the drive where your operating system is installed.

Some just list of HDD's and you have to select the right one.

You also need to check Fast boot, Silent boot options.

Some bios provide several bus lists. You have disable the others except which have connected to the HDD.

Now save and close the bios, then restart the PC.

Hope that it's ok.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79821

Black screen appears after going through BIOS.


My problem was solved until I found out this thread. Thank you very much for giving the solution. Hypocrite420


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