Fallen: I assume, no taskbar, no icons, and JUST the wallpaper?
First, look at the keyboard and test to see if the computer is LOCKED up: Hit NUMLOCK and see if it lights up. After that, check the Caps lock.
If the system is not locked up, the corresponding lights on the keyboard ought to light up and then unlight up when you press Numlock and caps lock. So, if it appears to not be locked up try this:
Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and see if the task manager comes up. You should get that block that says System Security. Choose Task Manager and hit "FILE>NEW TASK" and type Explorer in there.
See if that starts up your explorer. Sounds like you got something that is interfering with the GUI coming up... If you can get the GUI to come up by doing what I said, then go START>RUN>MSCONFIG and go to the property sheet called "Startup"and tell us what is starting as the PC boots up.
Also, I did not notice: WILL the computer start up in Safe Mode? If you can, pull it up in safe mode, then run that Audit program of Johanna's and find out some stuff about the actual install.
Edited by weAponX, 17 March 2006 - 01:19 PM.