Posted 27 August 2005 - 07:17 PM
Could be the graphics adapter. I installed a nViidia card in a HP Pavilion (2.4 P4, 512 MB RAM) and the exact thing happened to me. It worked FINE in SAFE mode. I used another machine and downloaded to latest nVidia drivers, installed them (in SAFE mode) and it solved all problems.
OR, it could be a hiccup in the power management system on your MoBo. Shutdown and UNPLUG your machine and all pheriphrials. Press and hold the power botton for a couple seconds to remove any static power. Leave alone for 30-60 minutes. Plug it all back up and start it up. A friend had a Dell machine that did this and removing all power as described fixed his.
Hope this helps.
"Ignorance begins the day you think you know it all"