OK I've read a few people having this issue but none of the solutions have worked for me. Issue: Blank (black) desktop upon logging in. The only things showing on the desktop is the cursor and the build info in the lower right. No icons, no taskbar. I can launch programs via the task manager just fine. All programs seem to run fine. In safe mode, desktop and taskbar are visible. Steps I've already taken: - changing to standard VGA driver - no effect - updating graphics card driver to Win 7 beta driver 0 no effect - checking if system thinks I have two monitors - no effect - the graphics card only has one output so I cant switch to another output Here are specs for my rig: ------------------------------- Windows 7 build: 7100 Motherboard: Manufacturer : Intel - Product : 975X Bad Axe 2 - Model : D975XBX2 - Version : AAD53350-507 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS Any help would be appreciated!