Blank screen after login RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was creating a new Vista Business 32 sp1 virtual machine through hyperv on my2k8 box.  Everything was going fine.  I got the install on, I installed Integration Services, and rebooted.  I then joined it to the domain and it said it wanted to install some updates, so I did that.  I logged back in and then added some users to the local admin, enabled RDP and installed the last of the Windows updates.  I brought the server up one last time and tried to remote into it and it wouldn't even find the PC. 

    I went to log back in locally and I wound up at a blank black screen.  I tried ctrl+alt+del (the button on Hyper-v) and it did nothing.  I rebooted and tried again; same problem.  I rebooted again and tried another user; I wound up with a blank blue screen. 

    Then I tried safe mode.  I still wound up with a blank screen, but this time, task manager came up and I could launch explorer.  I uninstalled all the updates and the Integration Services and rebooted.  Still got the blank screen.  Back in safe mode, I took the PC off the domain and rebooted. 

    Now I can log in as the local admin.  I'm in the process of trying to reinstall Integration services, but it's also asking for a driver for a new device...

    Unrelated:  Is there an easy way to do ctrl+alt+delete in a full screen virtual session accessed through the console while remoted into the server?  When I hit C+A+D, my local system locks instead of my 'local' session to the vista client in my remote 2k8 connection.
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:19 PM



    After checking the issue, it seems this is a general Hyper-v related issue. As this forum focuses on Windows Vista specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V forum:




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    Also, for your information, we usually use CTRL+ALT+End to launch in virtual session.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:22 AM