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  • Installed Windows 8 yesterday on Hyper-V R2 and it worked fine.  Today when I login (even after reboot) I get just a black/blank screen.  I can perform ctl+alt+del and get something but can not see desktop or tiles.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:01 PM

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  • The best thing that I'd recommend to do is either insert the installation disk and run system repair, or just reinstall Windows.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:04 PM
  • Installed Windows 8 yesterday on Hyper-V R2 and it worked fine.  Today when I login (even after reboot) I get just a black/blank screen.  I can perform ctl+alt+del and get something but can not see desktop or tiles.


    I had a similar problem but I just restarted the system.

    I see you has already restarted system and did not work, so can you do anything on the system? I mean, open apps, or whatever?

    Maybe Hyper-V additions could cause the problem, have you uninstalled to see what happen?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:12 PM
  • In my case I installed this ran the updates, this detected HP and ATI drivers and a moment later black screen and nothing available.
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo DaVinci
    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:54 PM
  • Yep, same problem here, im running the Developer Preview on a VHD though... Last thing i remember doing was installing the Nvidia drivers, but it rebooted fine after driver installation. This black screen just recently started occuring...
    Fahd Al-Riyami
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 6:55 PM
  • By virtue of having made VM snapshots, I believe I can see that with the recent Windows Updates for W8, some new "black screens" are showing up in places where the bootup process was showing spinners before.  But in my case the system finally does come up.

    -Noel

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:04 PM
  • Connect something to your other vga dvi or hdmi output. Had black screens also but windows was simply on the wrong monitor output.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Arjan Sinnige Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:31 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:38 PM
  • Connect something to your other vga dvi or hdmi output. Had black screens also but windows was simply on the wrong monitor output.

     

    This worked for me, thanks.
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:55 PM
  • I tried hooking up the VGA to another screen, not luck for me. However the touchsmart tm2 has two graphics cards, an intel and a radion which it switches between to save power. I guess Windows 8 is trying to output on the wrong card...
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo DaVinci
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:41 AM
  • The problem with the TM2 (I have a TM2-2000ed) is that there are 2 vga cards connected to the internal screen.

    I got it to work permanently by installing new drivers. But to get that to work you need to get a screen first :

    Try this : Press F4 (or function + F4 dependant on bios settings) Then press down arrow 4 times and press enter. That worked on my machine. (try with 3 down or 2 down also if first time it does not work.

    The connect to External monitor/projector screen comes up when you press that combo.

    Worst case scenario you will have to login first. Swipe up with touchscreen. Type fill in password and press enter.

    Worked for me..

    A

    Check HDMI also ! 



    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:50 PM
  • I believe this is because the Metro/Start screen has somehow crashed.

    I installed a dual-boot configuration (Windows 7 Enterprise is primary, Windows 8's Developer Preview is secondary). After installation I ran Windows Updates and noticed the ATI drivers (for a Radeon HD 6450) would install and the "Install Now" button would flash to "Reboot" and then right back to "Install Now".

    I restarted the pc and when it came back up my Display 1 was black but my Display 2 was showing normally. When I click the "Move the Start screen here" button on Display 2's (extended?) task bar Display 2 goes black and Display 1 shows normally again.

    Pressing the Windows button on my keyboard does nothing. If I open a program on the display that's showing normally I can use [Win]+[Left/Right] or [Alt]+[Space],[M] to move it in behind that black display, manipulate the program in whatever way (albeit blindly) and move it back out from behind the black screen.

     

    Hope this information is useful in resolving this bug.


    If you can't be good, be good AT it...
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:22 AM