Windows 8 OS Black screen even without Avast that installed
My Acer Aspire E1 571 6601 notebook was having issues on startup. Instead of showing the logon screen, a blank black screen with my mouse cursor will show up. I searched online about this issue and found out that this is related to Avast Antivirus. But I don't have this on my computer. So far, I have tried to press different shortcuts on my keyboard to access my Desktop but none works. I am thinking that the reason why it doesn't work is because I I have a password on my local account. So I attempt to type my password even if I am not seeing anything on my screen. But it failed.
They say, you cannot access Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key in Windows 8, so I am really lost right now. I wish to resolve this issue without reinstalling my OS because the issue seems to be just easy. I have no Windows 8 disk with me so can someone please give me a helping hand and let me resolve this issue? Thanks.