Brand new Dell Vostro 220 (11 of them) at a school.
Dell support is of course useless so far. First they told me it was a software issue and therefore not their problem. My second attempt was fruitless for different reasons. So...
Updated. Installed apps. Joined domain. Fine, nothing unusual.
Then it starts giving me a blank screen with only a pointer, AFTER I logon to a domain account. If I let it sit for ten minutes, the GUI loads just fine! CTL ALT DEL doesn't work. But if I turn sticky keys on I can get to a window that will let me type explorer.exe and then it loads instantly.
It does not seem to effect local profiles.
At first I thought this was a Kaspersky error so I restored the factory image several times trying to track down where the problem pops up. After much testing it seems that this happens whether Kaspersky is installed or not.
I read this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/296398/black-screen-of-death/ and tried to delete the event logs but it tells me that SYSTEM is hanging on to the file so I can't delete it.
I logged on locally and deleted the domain account profiles. When I tried to log in with them again it said I was logged into a temporary profile. This happened repeatedly even after restarts.
The event viewer says that "the winlogon notification subscriber
There are also tons of "Session 'Circular Kernel Content Logger' failed to start with the following error:0x0000035"
This has happened on all 5 of these machines that I have unpacked of the 11 total in the order.
I ran the Prevx "fixshell" that seemed as if it was intended for this issue but it didn't work. I also saw a MS update (KB974431) that seemed related but apparently it is already installed.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.