It seems I only come here with my weirdest issues...sorry for taking advantage of everyone's knowledge.
I have a customers PC that boots into Windows XP, but after the splash screen it goes to a black screen with only the mouse pointer. It does the same in safe mode. The computer is still running, but I can't do anything. Task Manager doesn't open, but I can activate Sticky Keys. Very weird. I ran chkdsk, no problems. I ran a fixboot, a fixmbr and a bootcfg /repair. Nothing.
I researched this and can't find a definitive fix for the issue. The most common cause seemed to be the display driver, so I booted into VGA mode and it did the same thing. I'm stumped.
Windows XP Pro, SP3
Only other thing I can think of is that they were running an Intel RAID 1 setup that failed. I assumed that this would not have affected it this way, but I may be incorrect. Both drives act they same way, fwiw.
Thanks for any help you guys can provide!