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Solved: Good boot but then black screen with mouse cursor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by probablecause, May 2, 2010.

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    Forgive me if this has been answered but when I search the forum, I get similar problems as mine but most are hard drive related for the solution.

    I have a Dell Dimension and it boots fine to the user screen. I log in (no matter what account) and rather than booting to the desktop, it boots to a half opened explorer folder of the desktop and there is a black screen all around it. When I close the folder, all I have is a black screen with the mouse cursor (functioning). I hit Control Alt Delete keys and the task manager comes up. I run a new task (C:\windows\explorer.exe) and my desktop comes back and everything works fine until I reboot and the same thing happens again. This all happened one day after I shut the computer down for the night. No issues with any programs running and the computer works fine once I do that.

    I ran a Malware, Virus, and spyware scan and it found some game related stuff but cleaned it. I ran hijack this and nothing out of the ordinary was found except some lsp related items. Any suggestions?
     
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