Almost Black Screen of Death?

  1.    28 Jun 2016 #1

    Almost Black Screen of Death?

    Okay, so my sister was trying to watch a Blu Ray DVD in my computer last night, but of course it didn't work. She ended up watching a normal DVD and it was fine. After she finished, I turned off my computer normally. This morning, however, I tried turning on my computer and it gave me the normal code screen thing with quite text and a black background. This time, instead of booting normally it said "Press [Esc] to boot... (instert countdown here)" I waited and didn't press anything and it just came to a screen that was almost black and almost blue. The cursor didn't pop up and when I pressed Crl, Alt, and Delete it went back to the white text code screen. I attempted pressing Esc like it said, but it all led back to the almost black screen of death.
    I called my one of my family members for help because they are a tech guru, and they suggested unplugging everything (which I had done and proved unsuccessful), taking out the RAM and putting it back it, and still nothing. They then suggested pressing F8 when I boot up my computer, and it comes to the pop up window with two things to select. One that's called Sata and the other that's called CD or something. I tried selecting both of them, but yet again, the almost black screen of death.
    After my several attempts, my family member told me to try to safe reboot using the CD we have saved for my computer as a backup. There was no DVD in my computer during all these attempts.
    Was this caused by the Blu Ray, and any ideas on what to do? Thanks!
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  2. Arc's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       29 Jun 2016 #2

    Please do two things.

    First, Fill up your System Specs. System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

    Second, Please let us see a camera snap of this screen ....
    instead of booting normally it said "Press [Esc] to boot... (instert countdown here)" I waited and didn't press anything and it just came to a screen that was almost black and almost blue.
    With these two, we can frame out a better idea.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 5,040
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       29 Jun 2016 #3

    What program is used to watch movies on that computer? Also are the movies watched on a regular computer LCD screen or a large flat screen. If there was a error at boot. It would be recorded in the Dump Log, which you can use "Who Crashed" by Piriform to give you an easy to read reason why.

    The only other thing that you would have to look at is in the Bios to see what it shows for primary display and using the Fn key to change how the video is displayed. The last would be sticking in a Linux Live DVD to see if you can get to the GUI of say Linux Mint.
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  4. Posts : 131
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       29 Jun 2016 #4

    Did you put the RAM back in firmly? If it's not in properly you'd get nothing on screen.
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