Living in Fear: Updated to Ten (Gateway SX-2800), it worked for a month.
After an update came black screen with cursor. TenForum solution (3
shutdowns before full start) and restart fixed. Updated video and other
drivers. Another update event, happened again, this time auto fix did not
fix. Advanced to system restore. Worked once. I was on a special project,
feared same problem, so I left computer on for 2 weeks, no problem. Then
was forced to restart with update. (BTW -sorry didn't mention I GET THE SIGN ON
SCREEN EACH TIME , AND ENTER PASSWORD) then black screen - and now no fixes
work, no restore points. Current status - active cursor, notifications and windows pop up
over a black screen, addressing second monitor with blind keystrokes on and
off works (evidenced by cursor), task manager opens (ctrl alt del) and
seems fully functional. Lots of functions in task manager show stopped.
Seems like desktop is there but screen is black. Any possible fix through
task manager or by keystrokes?? tried all fixes found here. Help!!