Problem description: Something is up with my display drivers, or video card itself, or something I don't really know. I start up my computer, and it is normal for about two minutes, and then the screen goes black. BUT NOT TOTALLY BLACK. What happens is this: I can't see the screen, but I CAN see the mouse. The mouse CAN click on things, the entire desktop is still there, and if I know where to click I can still do things, but I can't see anything. The keyboard still functions as does the mouse, but I can't see anything except the mouse cursor. I can work fine in safe mode, but in normal mode, the problem arises.
Attempted fixes: Tried screwing with my drivers and reinstalling DirectX, no dice. Beyond that I'm really at a loss. I've seen nothing like this before. I was about to nuke and reinstall when I thought I might ask the internet for help.
Operating system: Windows Media Center 2003 edition.
System specs: Pentium D 820, 1GB RAM, 512MB ATI Radeon 1650 Pro, 320GB hard drive
I dont want to over rule both of you as you are the hardware team.
I had the same problem when i finished the windows updates for my graphics card (Nvidia) and all i got was a black screen with the mouse. to resolve this i had to re-install my Graphics card from the origonal installation and not do the windows updates on it.
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