Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:13 AM
Thanks but for some reason safe mode, with or without networking, just doesn't work: all I get is a long list of disk, partitions and drivers, e.g.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\pci.sys etc etc repeated umpteen times - and no possibility of doing anything. If you can tell me how to fix this and get to a safe mode boot, that would be very helpful.
However my blank white screen problem has healed itself!! Praise be. After a day's worth of switching on and switching off again, I suddenly got a message that a program was failing to respond and did I want to close it now? Too right I did. It was a Real Player update, never requested or agreed to, that was not responding and when I closed it, bingo, I had control of my machine again and it proceeded to give me my desktop and everything. Incredible.
I should now sue Real Player for a wasted 1.5 days - how dare they try and force an update through which basically takes over my machine completely! And before you ask, I never agree to automatic updates and always switch that option off. (Windows updater has taught me that - it has taken over my machine too often.)
I now have mixed feelings of huge relief and serious anger. Thanks again.