Windows 8 boots and screen starts to blink before logon showing blank screen and cursor

My computer with windows 8 boots and just before logon, gives a blank screen that keeps on blinking and with a cursor that can be moved. I noticed only 2 keyboard shortcuts work:

Win+P and Win+U

I have tried everything including restarting, putting it in sleep mode and then back on and everything has failed. Is there any solution?
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 905 Applies to:

Hi Kevman,

 

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forum.

 

Sorry to know that during Windows 8 logon you are receiving a blank screen an unable to boot. It would be helpful if you could reply to these questions to assist you further.

1. Do you receive any error codes or messages?

2. Have you made any recent software or hardware changes on the system?

 

If you are unable to boot in normal mode, let’s try the following steps and check if it helps.

Method 1:

Unplug all the external devices connected to your system (except the Keyboard and mouse) and check if it helps.

 

Method 2:

Let’s performing a System Restore booting from the Windows 8 DVD\USB and check if that helps.

Method 1:

a. Insert the installation DVD or USB and boot Windows 8 from it.

b. In the ‘Windows setup’ page select the ‘language to install’, ‘Time and currency format’ and the ‘keyboard or input method’ and click on ‘next’.

c. Click on ‘Repair your computer’ and select ‘Troubleshoot’.

d. Click on ‘Advanced options’ and select ‘Automatic Repair’ and select the operating system.

If System Restore fails, try performing an Automatic repair following the above mentioned steps and check if it helps.

 

Hope the information provided is helpful.

 

If you need further assistance, please reply and we will be happy to help you.

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I too am having the same problem. Windows 8 loaded and I attempted to upgrade the NVidia software drivers for Windows 8 as it would not allow me to add the second screen.  After installing these drivers, I had to reboot.  Upon doing so I now get my screen blinking black and can move the cursor, but that is it.

 

I downloaded Windows 8 and do not have a Disc/USB copy of the OS.

 

Can't get into Safe Mode as it boots too quick. 

 

I created an ISO disc by purchasing anoher copy of the Windows 8 Pro.  I attempted the Automatic Repair, but it says that it failed.

 

Is there anything short of Refreshing my computer and reinstalling all my apps?

 

Managd to get into Safe Mode and reinstalled an older version of the drivers.  Working like a charm.

 

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Hi Kevman,

 

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forum.

 

Sorry to know that during Windows 8 logon you are receiving a blank screen an unable to boot. It would be helpful if you could reply to these questions to assist you further.

1. Do you receive any error codes or messages?

2. Have you made any recent software or hardware changes on the system?

 

If you are unable to boot in normal mode, let’s try the following steps and check if it helps.

Method 1:

Unplug all the external devices connected to your system (except the Keyboard and mouse) and check if it helps.

 

Method 2:

Let’s performing a System Restore booting from the Windows 8 DVD\USB and check if that helps.

Method 1:

a. Insert the installation DVD or USB and boot Windows 8 from it.

b. In the ‘Windows setup’ page select the ‘language to install’, ‘Time and currency format’ and the ‘keyboard or input method’ and click on ‘next’.

c. Click on ‘Repair your computer’ and select ‘Troubleshoot’.

d. Click on ‘Advanced options’ and select ‘Automatic Repair’ and select the operating system.

If System Restore fails, try performing an Automatic repair following the above mentioned steps and check if it helps.

 

Hope the information provided is helpful.

 

If you need further assistance, please reply and we will be happy to help you.

It is on a laptop and I do not have any hardware attached. neither do I have a windows 8 DVD or USB because I downloaded it. Any other solution?

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I tried all the above steps but not working...its still blinking, con't type anything con't use mouse...re-start button is not working...i just updated my avast antivirus before this happened... and i tried to boot from my USB but its showing "USB drive does not contain operating system, boot failure press any key to continue"
But my USB has the OS and which is boot enable...
so  please help me on this....

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Same problem with me also...answers please... this is happning after updating avast anti virus...

which antivirus should i use???

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Does it look any familiar to you?

I have this problem too!

guys, just asking, but what antivirus are you using? I'm on Avast 8 too!

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