the Windows XP loading screen (the one with the green bar that moves across).
Hello all. This is on a Dell Inspiron 8600 with Windows XP SP2 that was working for fine for the past year or so until I went to turn it on a few hours ago.
It will show graphics on the screen fine up until the Windows login screen (where I normally choose the user and enter the passwords). It will show the green loading bar screen and then when it normally goes to the login screen, now it just shows black.
I'm currently using the said laptop, but hooked up to a LCD monitor so the computer itself is functional...just not the monitor.
I've tried restarting in Safe Mode with VGA options. Under those conditions, it will show the login and work normally...it just looks silly on a laptop. When I try to change the display settings in Safe Mode...the screen goes blank again.
Any suggestions or help? Sadly, I don't have the Window disk that came with the computer.