computer logins in to blank blue screen

By mark_its ·
On startup, I get login window, enter credentials then I get a blank blue screen with only the mouse cursor and I can move the mouse on screen. I get no response from a CTL-ALT-DEL. No reponse from any keyboard activity.
I can boot into Safe Mode with Networking and can get on the Internet, I can map a network drive of other servers on my network. I can run some apps in this limited Safe Mode.
I cannot boot to full mode.
OS is Windows XP Pro with SP2

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Lost your video card/drivers?

by robo_dev In reply to computer logins in to bla ...

One main difference is that safe mode comes up in 640x480 8-color VGA mode, while full mode does none of that.

a) Run diagnostics to make sure your video is working and that you don't have a memory or drive problem.

b) Do a system restore from safe mode:

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System restore worked

by mark_its In reply to Lost your video card/driv ...

Thank you robo_dev, your suggestion to do a system restore in safe mode worked and I didn't loose anything.

Now it's back to work.

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