One of my clients is having an issue I would like to solve.
When they start to boot their Vista machine it will display the splash screen and other boot messages, but the display stops displaying content after Windows starts to load. When booting into safe mode, the header and footer will appear for about thirty seconds, but the standard display of scrolling files does not display. and after about 30 seconds, the header and footer disappear... Of note may be that after Windows loading is supposed to have started, I can cntl-alt-delete to reboot, so I don't think the Windows loading actually has started.
The monitor and cable are fine, as I have tested them with another computer successfully.
Any idea what can be the issue, and what steps would you recommend to solve it? Could it be a corrupt video driver? If so, how to diagnose/solve?
My first inkling is to boot from the Win Vista media and choose repair my computer...