Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:51 PM
Well, I didn't find a fix for my problem, but I finally found a way around it...
After doing exhausting research on this subject & trying endless fixes to no avail, I finally found something that got me back to my desktop. I simply made a new account for my computer. After I did that, it made a new desktop for that account. Granted, it's a pain having to go to all my usual sites & re-entering passwords & the like, but I didn't have to re-install Vista & all my software, programs, etc. are still on my computer. Plus, no more "Black Screen of Death"
It now seems it was a registry problem. I cannot believe Microsoft didn't have a more complete troubleshooting guide & fixes for this problem since, after researching it, I found it affected a massive number of people, going back for years. You'd think with the money they make off of us, they could be a little more on the ball
If anyone else has this problem, I'd suggest doing what I did first. Save yourselves the huge headache of trying to determine the problem & the fix
I'm not %100 sure I'm in the clear yet, as I've only logged on a few times, but it's been OK so far