Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:41 PM
I'm running Windows Vista and recently ran a Windows Automatic Update. The next time I started up my PC, however, it began to load windows, the icon showed up, and the startup sound played, but rather than the usual login screen it was just a blank, black screen with no mouse cursor.
My first step was to reboot, which had no effect.
Then I rebooted again, and when the blank, black screen was encountered, tried typing in my Windows password. This caused the screen to display my Desktop Wallpaper, but nothing else (no menu bar, no icons, nothing). If I press Ctrl-Alt-Del while the wallpaper is displayed, it goes back to the blank, black screen.
I then booted in Safe Mode without a problem and did a System Restore to just before the last Windows Update. The Restore proceeded and automatically restarted the PC. However, the same problem was encountered. I tried another System Restore to an earlier restore point, but the same problem was encountered.
I then tried booting using the Last Known Good Configuration option, but again the same problem.
Any suggestions? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.