I have an old laptop that I use for browsing the web, etc. (no stored files or important docs, etc). I purchased it used from our IT department a few years ago, when we upgraded our student laptops so I don't have any disks for it.
It is an HP 6730b with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz running Vista Business SP2.
The first week after I got it, we had a windows update and the screen went black. I noticed some posters mentioned a cursor. I got nothing. When restarting, you could hear the audio and see the Vista splash screen.Then it would just go to a black screen. I would do a system restore for the day prior to the updates, and it would load just fine. Been doing it every time windows updated. Because of this, I knew there was no point in loading anything of any importance on the laptop.
Now, my surfing seems to have come to a halt. Whatever update came across this week, has done me in. Same black screen. I boot to safe mode and go to system restore, but I have no restore points and it won't let me create one.
I played around with it last night, long enough to do something to make it set a restore point. Just restored it and it did fix it. Of course the restore point was AFTER the update, so not why I thought it would have worked.
Hoping one of you brilliant folks here can tell me what I can do to fix this.
Edited by newschick, 21 August 2015 - 04:48 PM.