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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sgilroy87, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. sgilroy87

    sgilroy87 Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2007
    Currently, whenever i start up my computer, it boots as normal but when it goes time to display the Log on Screen and desktop and such, it is missing. The only thing that appears on screen is the mouse. At first i thought it was frozen or something but it appears that the system is running normal. By that i mean, that its doing what it normally does, just its not getting displayed. Examples would be my AIM starting up and running but not displayed. I can log onto my other computer and send it IMs and hear it from that computer. Others can send them to me as well.

    Prior to this happening, a few days before i installed a new game. The Orange Box. I didn't install all of it, just Portal. It ran fine for a few days, nothing seemed to go wrong. One thing it recommended was to update my display drivers. I did and it ran fine for a few days. Yesterday, I went to work, came back and the screen was sorta "glitchy" looking. Pixels weren't lining up and was an all over pattern. I restarted it and when it rebooted it was the blank screen.

    Solutions I've tried were to see if it was the monitor. It wasn't i tried switching monitors and testing the one monitor via laptop and it worked fine. I went into safe mode and when i did, i could see the screen. i could change things. I ran my anti-virus, spyware, Optimizer, etc. Then tried restarting but no luck. I want to think its the display driver but i don't know for sure, thats why I'm asking for any help.

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