Windows Vista problem

#1
Hey all,

My laptop has just clunked it... it starts up, and runs up until the login in screen, whereby it just goes blank. I.e the screenshot shown below should be there, but its just a blank screen, although you can see the cursor.




Its a shitter right near christmas, anyone got any ideas?

Cheers in advance.

:D
 
#2
Re-format it and install XP :p
 
#3
See if you can start it in safe mode, as it's booting press the F8 key. Then try rolling back to your last good configuration but only AFTER you transfer all your documents onto other media.

If you can't roll back........... format and rebuild it with XP or Linux!!!! Vista is junk :)

On a serious note..... click for trouble shooting
 
#4
your vista is locked, this happened to me when i first bought it, it arrived locked and i had to send it back to the shop to get unlocked, dont no what they done to unlock it
 
#5
Uladh said:
your vista is locked, this happened to me when i first bought it, it arrived locked and i had to send it back to the shop to get unlocked, dont no what they done to unlock it
Thats strange though, how would it lock, Ive been using it since may.......
 
#6
What part of Vista were you in prior to the lock?

It truely only locks if you have a password assign to your username.
It will auto lock if you have the 'ON Resume' option ticked in the screen saver.
If your PC is frozen at the lock screen there may be a problem with your graphics i.e. driver problem or overheating.
 
#8
did u tell it turn turn off or sleep/suspend?

When you press yr power button is it set to sleep/lock/turn off.

I know it sounds daft but have you entered a password and or checked to see if by mistake the screen output is set to external source?
 
#11
Does your HDD light flash and can you hear the HDD being accessed?

Reboot the machine and enter bios/setup check HDD is recognised
 
#12
for the screen try the fn button and the Fkey that has a picture of a monitor in the box
 
#13
BIPOLAR77 said:
Does your HDD light flash and can you hear the HDD being accessed?

Reboot the machine and enter bios/setup check HDD is recognised
The HDD light flashes and I hear it..... im now on the big blue screen with the following on the left handside:

system
onboard devices
video
security
performance
power management
maintanence
POST behaviour
wireless


which one would HDD be in, or am I in the wrong bit!
 
#15
gto thru each one in turn, the HDD is in system i think, but pay attention to the POST behavior one see what its settings are
 
#16
Lancialfa said:
BIPOLAR77 said:
for the screen try the fn button and the Fkey that has a picture of a monitor in the box
There is no fn button... its a Dell Inspiron 1525
Little blue key bottom left of keyboard and f8 together? saying CRT/Mon maybe?
 
#18
Bugger! :twisted:

My new Vista based laptop was slow as hell when first out the wrapping... but after few updates took off nicely. Was on the verge of getting refund...
 

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