After upgrading from 2000 Pro to XP Pro, it's random, but every 2nd or 3rd boot or so results in a black screen when starting Windows. The BIOS appears and everything, but once it starts Windows it's Black. I can hear the Windows StartUp Sounds, but no display at all. This is on TWO different laptops, two different manufacturers. After forcefully shutting down, and restarting, it's usually fine.
I have tried the following:
1) Lowering resolution
2) Lowering Colors From 65K to 256
3) Re-installing the video driver
4) Checking to make sure the other external monitor option is not causing the problem.
Whenever I start-up in Safe mode, it's fine. I really don't have any weird programs loading at start-up, so I don't think there's a conflict there... Any ideas on this crazy issue??