Hello, I have a homebuilt system that I've had for a few years now and it's worked fine. But I've run into a problem a while back and can't figure out how to fix it. When I go to turn on my computer, it goes through the BIOS and everything, Gets to the Vista loading screen (little bar with gold things going by with Microsoft Corporation underneath). My monitor will flicker (and my TV that I have connected changes resolutions) But the screen just stays black. The desktop wont load.
When I hit the reset button (turning off the power leads back to the same problem) Everything goes through the bios (get the safe mode prompt too) and eventually gets to the desktop just fine. So my computer isn't broken but this is getting extremely annoying and unnecessary. HALP! thanks.
I know when I did a bios flash once, I got data corruption which seemed to mess up my ability to log in. You may also boot from your Vista Disc, and run the startup repair option on it. If that goes successfully, then get into Windows, defrag, and maybe run a utility like CC Cleaner or Glary Utilities to check for registry problems, and also run a virus scan, and maybe use spybot search and destroy and malware antibytes to check for any spyware.