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After restart and login my screen is black with a white cursor only that is able to be moved around using the mouse.

I then am able to hit ctrl-alt-del and open chrome via task mgr.  I then ran Malwarebyes(mbam.exe) via task mgr and as it was trying to fire up, my desktop came back into view.

After it came up, I ran Malwarebytes and McAfee in normal mode and no issues were detected.

I shut down and restarted and same thing happened again to get me desktop to show via task mgr

Any help would be appreciated.

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I do not see signs of malware that can cause this. At the other side, i see some signs of probably malfunctioned hard drive/s.

Error: (09/04/2014 04:03:04 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR4.Error: (09/04/2014 04:03:03 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR4.Error: (09/04/2014 04:03:02 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR4.Error: (09/04/2014 03:31:50 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.Error: (09/04/2014 03:31:48 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.

We can test it if you wish, but I think it is the time to backup your data and start thinking of changing hard drives.

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Thank-you for looking into this.  I spoke with Dell Tech support and they had me run a diagnostic from their website and it came up with harddrives being ok and they pointed out that the software section of the report indicates potential virus warning using a program called bluescreen analyzer.    I agree with you that at this point I will back up data and look at changing hardrives and start fresh install.  Thanks again!

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