Vista Black Screen
Posted on 2011-09-07
So i am working on a laptop here running windows vista.
What happens is if i boot up, the loading screen goes by, but then just a black screen, no sounds, no login screen, no welcome screen, nothing. Also there is NO cursor.
Oddly i can get into any safe mode fine, and if i reboot from safe mode, it will boot normally...
I've seen this issue before, generally if i boot to the command line and run fixboot / fixmbr, it will fix the issue, this however is not the case.
Some things i've tried are...
Fixmbr / fixboot / rebuildcfg
Virus Scans (MBAM, HITMAN, COMBOFIX, Kaspersky)
Harddrive Diagnostic - Good
Startup Repair From Vista CD
Nothing will seems to work.
I'm going to format the harddrive and reinstall once i get the thumbs up, i was just wondering mainly for future reference.