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When I turn the laptop on while connected at the dock station I can see how the computer brand appearing at the POST screen normally at the beginning, but when the Windows 10 login screen should appear I can see nothing but the mouse cursor blinking.
This also happens when the computer comes back from the screen saver/sleep after a short period of not using it (i.e. leaving the computer on before going to lunch).
I can write my password and press enter and then everything starts working properly.
In other cases I need to press the power button and send the computer to sleep. When I wake it up everything works as expected.
This is new for me... Not a super big deal, but... any idea on why this could be happening? any cpian has seen something like this before? and in case you have, how you've solved it?
I get similar, but worse, errors whenever I cold-boot my laptop (as in temperature-wise). It just hangs at the beginning of the boot, before it enters POST and long before it gets anywhere near Windows. I guess it's a motherboard issue, these days I never let it get cold and it's fine.
This sounds like the issue one of my laptops has with Win10 (and 8.1 before that) except logging in doesn't cure it. When I researched it, I discovered that the issue was that the video driver doesn't reset correctly, and is a problem that's been with Windows since at least Windows 7 (google for "Windows 7 black death").
One solution (the one I use) is to create a task that automatically runs on boot and resets the video card. There's instructions out there if you what to try that route, but you might have to redo it every time Win10 updates, as I had to redo it after the anniversary update a while back. And as I recall, it requires installing the Windows DDK to get the utility you need to reset the driver.