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Do you see the system booting up? If so select interactive mode and checkout where it fails on boot. It is possible you configured X incorrectly and your display is corrupt I have had this in the past, fortunately for me the screen flickered constantly and I was able to correct it. Please let us know.
i've managed 2 sort out the blank screen by re-installing red hat 7 and skipping the Xwindow config. after re-booting i logged in as root and ran Xconfigurator. i had 2 try this a few times though until the desktop was displayed