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GuktianGuk-3446 asked LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Blank Desktop

My windows 11 desktop is blank
The task bar has no clock
NO windows will open, not task manager, not anything.
Ctrl+Alt+Del = Black screen of doom.

what Now?

windows-11
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Since when this problem started?
Did you install any update or make any change to your PC before this problem started?
Do you see the mouse pointer?

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This problem started after first reboot.
This is all on a new build.

I installed
Asus Armory Crate
Firefox
ANd the latest NVidia Driver for my video card


In the last hour I re-installed Win11
Re-Installed Asus armory crate
Re-Installed Firefox.
Have Done every Windows Update there is.
Have restarted with no problem.

Have Not reinstalled latest Nvidia driver Yet.

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Reza-Ameri answered Reza-Ameri commented

Try install the latest graphic card driver.
Boot into Safe Mode and see if the problem persists?
Open start and run the Command prompt as administrator and then type the following command:

sfc /scannow

Press enter and let it runs.



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NO windows will open, not task manager, not anything.
I mean NOTHING would open. Oh they would open into a taskbar icon, But never into a window.
There was literally nothing that could be done. CTRL+ALT+DEL just went to a black screen, No windows would open, no CMD Prompt, no task manager, no explorer, no nothing.


I went and reinstalled an haven't' had another problem. And short of being told This computer was incompatible with Win11 (had to fix that in BIOS) It reloaded, Ive updated everything there is to update and have had it going for about 36hrs now.

Only problem left is with the RGB fans. And that problem is on Thermaltake.

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ok it's done it again.
Must be a setting. Oddly I managed to get a window open. But all my desktop Icons are gone.

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Do you have access to the Windows installation media?
If not, you may create it using the following website:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hi there,

As this is a new boot I would suggest you try the clean install as it seems the entire Windows component might be corrupted.

How to perform an In-place Upgrade with Windows Step-by-Step guide
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-perform-an-in-place-upgrade-with-windows-10/7f0b236e-3c6c-4913-9691-c4baa2a6190a

How to: Perform a Clean Install or Reinstall of Windows 10
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/all/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-or-reinstall-of/aef0ae63-2117-41ee-a8ea-4a3181625b08

The below thread discusses the same issue and you can try out some troubleshooting steps from this and see if that helps you to sort the Issue.

Black screen of death before login and ctrl alt del doesn't work https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/black-screen-of-death-before-login-and-ctrl-alt/bcc6a2ba-57d5-4af5-9772-85028b062fce



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