Fix Black Screen With Blinking Cursor When Windows 8 Restarts After Shutdown or Hibernation

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11 Responses

  1. Jungleads says:

    I’ve downloaded the developer edition of win 8 and now i’ve found time to test it and found the same error and immediately came online to check a simple solution and found your site.You saved a lot of time if not i would have started debugging takes a lot of time.

    Thanks anyway

  2. Chuck says:

    links shown are useless … nothing there whatsoever other than win 7 info… thought this was a win 8 problem discsion… have a feeling win 8 is going to become the scam of the year….. so far have had 3 shots at me…. billed for supposdedly free media center then two sets of product codes for w\in8 pro and then today email telling me dvd is on its way…… nice going MS…. seems like one big pile of thrash is now on a newly purchased PS and was a bit of bucks invested ion puitting it all together…. Had win 7 pro installed.. and now….. zip nothing trash black scree….. ticking me off now for sure

  3. Sergei says:

    The download lik for the hotfix is not working anymore.

  4. Eric Kirk says:


    This problems describes mine to a T. I am surprised that the obvious is missing and that’s how do you install this hotfix if you are unable to get to windows? I am at the blinking cursor and can’t get past it.

    Need help ASAP.


  5. helpMe says:

    my question is simple, how in the world can I install the hotfix when I can’t even get into Win GUI????????????????????

  6. Hiccup says:

    i hate windows 8 it sUCks i like windows 7 ..It is THE ULTIMATE

  7. SK Mezanul says:

    Here’s a work around as suggested by Microsoft, when you cannot boot.

    To recover a computer that cannot start, use one of the following workarounds.

    Important These workarounds may not recover your system or restore your computer to a functional state.
    Workaround 1
    Start the UEFI user interface. The method to start this interface varies among computers. For more information, refer to the documentation for your environment.
    Select the Compatibility Support Module option.

    Note This is a hybrid legacy mode.
    If the Compatibility Support Module option is not available in step 2, try Workaround 2.
    Workaround 2
    Note This workaround is intended to be used only in a system that has the Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) feature enabled on a computer that uses Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST).
    Start the UEFI user interface.

    Note The method to start this interface varies among computers. For more information, refer to the UEFI documentation.
    Click System Setup on the Startup Option menu.
    In the System Setup screen, click the Advancedtab.
    CLick Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST).
    Select the RST driver. The version number starts with 11.5.x.xxxx or 11.6.x.xxxx.
    Browse to the disk ID that has a number.

    Note This ID represents the boot disk.
    Select the disk from step 6, and then select the option to synchronize data. When the synchronization is finished, select the option to remove acceleration.
    Accept the warning about data loss.
    Restart the computer.

    Note You do not have to back out of the menus in order to save the changes.

  8. hendo says:

    oi mezanul- you obviously check these comments as you have responded to chuck so answer helpMe’s question already

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