Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:44 AM
Hi all, just today my laptop began acting a little strange.
I went to turn it off and it showed the logging off screen for ages (even though I was shutting down...) I eventually just forced the laptop to shut down. I went to use the laptop afterwards and Windows booted no problems, logged in okay...but my desktop would not show. It was just a black screen and this will sound funny, but not black black like the laptop is off, but a grey black like before the windows logo.
Either way, it was just black with the pointer and after about ten minutes I forced it off and started again, hoping this was a fluke. I started windows normally and logged in, but the same thing happened, so the next time I started, I started in safe mode. Safe mode worked fine and the desktop showed...I booted again normally and the desktop showed fine!
I am hoping this is just my laptop being a bit weird. Nothing really out of the ordinary happened before the computer took ages to log off, except the battery indicator wouldn't show and it said I wasn't connected to the internet when I was. Both happen sometimes with no consequences, so I am not thinking that those are a symptom. I am currently running AVG antivirus free 8.5, nothing so far (fingers crossed!)...
Oh, right, specs
Windows Vista, sp 1 on HP entertainment PC, 2gig of ram and 140gig free space.
thanks in advance!