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When i start my desktop, after i login into my account, i cannot see anything except a mouse cursor. The computer is ON which i confirmed by opening up the task manager. I cannot even see the task bar. Then after a few minutes the task bar is loaded and then the wallpaper & icons come up.

I guess, it has to be done with graphics of the PC or the monitor because the PC boots properly.

Also since last few days, my monitor threws the error of

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

What could be the actual problem & the solution?

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Not a single comment? –  Romil N May 7 '11 at 10:51
    
Have you tried booting to safe mode, it sounds like the video driver is bad and need replaced. I would boot to safe mode and install the latest driver for you video card. I hope this helps. –  N4TKD May 7 '11 at 11:01
    
Yes, i tried booting into safe mode and it was running OK. Why is video card bad, don't u think its graphics card thats creating a problem? –  Romil N May 7 '11 at 11:11
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video card and graphics card is one in the same, my first try would be to replace the driver hopefully that will resolve your problems. –  N4TKD May 7 '11 at 11:14
    
oh! thats silly... The graphics driver that i have is Intel(R) HD Graphics –  Romil N May 7 '11 at 11:26
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If you can see the cursor and can see the task manager, this usually simply means that you have a (blocking) startup program which is taking its time to fully load - such as AV, Firewall or similar.

As for the "Display driver stopped" error, I don't really have much hope for Intel HD recently and have blogged about it here.

I can't really suggest anything for the problems with the graphics, but I believe that these two problems are unrelated.

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thanks for the input! –  Romil N May 7 '11 at 12:04
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