When I powered up my laptop there's a blank screen & when I touch the pad, home screen shows for a second then the screen goes

Sep 8, 2018
Laptop isn't working properly. I turned it on, blank screen. I touch the pad & the home screen, Windows 10, comes up then disappears. If I hold my finger on the pad, the login comes up, then disappears. Once it started to slow & play a video, then stopped & went blank.

Please what's happening here? Should I restart, reboot?

Thank you.
Try starting up in "Safe Mode" and see if it will load correctly. Granted that will have limited access, however if it loads correctly then you know the issue is something on the device. Bad program, virus, malware, etc. that would have to be removed.

How to enter "Safe Mode" when booting the computer.

In Windows 8 and 10...

As your computer restarts, press F8 (possibly a few times) to enter "Safe Mode"

a. Press the "F4" key to Enable "Safe Mode".
(The computer will then start in "Safe Mode" with a minimal set of drivers and services.)

b. Press the "F5" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Networking.
( Once "Safe Mode" with Networking starts, Windows is in Safe Mode, with additional network and services for accessing the Internet and other computers on your network.)

c. Press the "F6" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Command Prompt.
(In "Safe Mode" with "Command Prompt" starts Windows in Safe Mode, with a Command Prompt window instead of the Windows interface. This option is mostly only used by IT professionals.)

Now sign in to the computer with your account name and password. (If you have one set.) When you are finished troubleshooting, you can exit "Safe Mode" restarting your computer.

In Windows 7/Vista/XP...

1. Immediately after turning on the computer, or restarting it (usually after you hear your computer beep), tap the F8 key, repeatedly, in 1 second intervals.

2. The computer will then display hardware information and run a memory test.

3. Next the "Advanced Boot Options" menu will appear.

4. In the "Advanced Boot Options" menu use the arrow keys to select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" and press ENTER.
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