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after I logim to a 2003 domain controller I get a blank screen

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I had to hard boot a windows 2003 domain controller.  When I login, I get a blank screen.  I can see the screen whenI login in safe mode. I need to get this server running by 5 am.
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by:NVIT
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Have you tried...
- In safe mode, delete the 3rd party driver. It should then use the default driver.
- Auto-adjust button (if any)
- Connecting a different monitor?
- RDP into it?
- Logon as a different account?
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by:Saurabh kumar
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This maybe happened due to installing new skin that is not compatible with your graphics so if you installed any software that use graphic properties must uninstall it and restart in normal mode
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by:compdigit44
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Are you console using the console or RDP? What was the last thing done on the server?
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Yes,  I couls see the desktop in safe mode.  I ran a malwarebyte scan and found 900 malware objects.  When I cleaned those up, my icons and desktop returned.  This was the solution
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by:dlennon
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When I cleaned up the malware on the server,  it solved the problem
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Thanks for the update, dlennon. Glad you got the server back.
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