White screen at bootup

  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Professional. Version: 1909 - OS Build: 18363.959

    White screen at bootup

    Hi all, have just upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to 10 pro. The computer boots to safe mode ok but at normal startup I get a white screen with a box top left of screen regarding cortana etc. I have seen the normal screen momentarily, it then reverts back to the white screen. So far I have
    Tried to reinstall my Nvidia Graphics card but unable to in safe mode.
    Booted to installation on usb stick & tried to repair. It was unable to.
    Unplugged all external devices (usb)
    I am now out of ideas with my limited knowledge, does anyone have an idea as to what I can try next?
    Many thanks.
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  2. Posts : 35,617
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, my guess might be it's somewhere at the start of configuring your account and stalled there- never seen a screen like that before.

    For anyone to help you please:
    - complete your system specs (see mine for comparison - My computer below my post).
    In particular - what is the exact model of your PC? - what exactly is your graphics card?

    How old is your PC?
    Please post a link to drivers for that PC.
    For which edition of Windows are the latest drivers offered? (e.g. 7/8/10).

    If you search for that PC model, can you find any other examples where people have tried to upgrade to Win 10?

    - How did you start the upgrade? E.g.
    • via Windows update
    • using a Win 10 boot disk

    if the latter, which build is it? (e.g. 1607, 1709, 1809, 1903) - or - how did you create it?
    - When you upgraded, did you first uninstall your AV?

    If you look at your C: drive, do you see Windows.old ?

    If so, you should be able to 'Go back to the previous build' should that prove necessary.
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  3. Posts : 39,997
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Click these four keyboard keys at the same time and report into the thread what you see and hear:
    win + ctrl + shift + b

    See if you can find/borrow an external monitor for testing purposes?

    There are log collectors used in another forum room.
    Run V2 and upload the results into this thread:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions

    List any non-Microsoft antivirus software that was in use before the upgrade.
    If ESET is installed then remove it using the applicable uninstall tool:
    Uninstall ESET manually using the ESET uninstaller tool—ESET Knowledgebase

    After completing the above steps place the computer in clean boot and report into the thread any changes:
    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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