Can be OS damage and leave no trace. Does an OS reinstall or restore CDs work?
Strange similar behavior with 3 separate customers over a 4 day period.
customer 1: hpze5700 pavilion (xp pro)
customer 2: gateway 300s (xp home)
customer 3: hp media desktop (media home)
all clients woke up and turned on their cpu only to have it hang on the 'black screen' just after the windows splash screen but just before the logon window. None of the <f8> options work. I booted with a genuine xp disk to drop to recovery console and performed various chkdsk /r commands as well as fixboot and fixmbr - no change.
There are no errors, no blue screens, nothing to followup on. I even loaded the laptops hard drive into a tower as a secondary primary and scanned for pests viruses and the ilk - for the most part -clean
Has anyone seen this before, thnx -Ev