I'm having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop, which is running Windows XP as the OS. It only boots in safe mode, vga mode, and so on. It will not boot in regular mode. I turn the computer on and I see the Dell logo and then the Windows XP logo (splash screen) during start up, but after that the screen just goes blank (i.e black screen).
I did system restore to an earlier point when I wasn't having this problem and that didn't work. I uninstalled the driver for the graphics card (nvidia geforce go 6800) and reinstalled it, but that didn't fix the problem either. Also, when I tried reducing the size of the icons in safe mode back to the normal size, I got the black screen.
This problem just started yesterday and the computer works fine in safe mode. Any help and assistance will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I'm going through the site now to see if a previous thread or one of the stickied posts can help me resolve this problem.
Double Edit: I went through this thread:
and it seems that I've already tried all the methods recommended here. I'm hoping I don't have to get a new video/graphics card.
Again, any help on this topic would be tremendously appreciated.
Edited by p_styles2000, 22 December 2011 - 02:52 AM.