My IBM T60 laptop (running Windows XP Proefssional SP3) shuts down, a hard shut down. When I reboot, the splash screen comes up and then an error window comes up stating that I have a choice of continuing with the regular boot or going back to a previous configuration that was good. It seems no matter which choice I pick, the machine continues but when the Windows boot screen comes up, it is very faint, as if the inverter is damaged.
I then hard shut down the machine and reboot. Usually after rebooting two or three times - using "previous configuration" (or sometimes, "regular boot") - the machine suddenly boots as normal and the issue seems to be gone.
This problem happened today for the first time in three months, but has occurred in total at least ten times in the last 18 months.
Does anyone have a possible solution?