When Windows 7 finishes booting, the login screen does not show up, hence I cannot log on or use Windows at all. What's going on?

Windows 7 does finish booting, and the cursor shows up. No login screen, just black and the cursor.

Technical Specifications (EXPERIENCED USERS ONLY)
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1
HP Pavillion dv5000
AMD Turion 64 1.8GB RAM
ATI Radeon XPress 200 Series
75GB Harddisk

Question Info

Last updated May 23, 2020 Views 48,074 Applies to:


Follow the methods mentioned below:

Method 1:

Startup Repair


If the issue still persists follow the next method

Method 2:

Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

a. Insert the Windows 7 installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

b. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

c. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

d. Click Repair your computer.

e. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

f. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

g. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

h. Click Finish to restore the system.

Hope it helps

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