So I have an HP Notebook that runs on Vista - here's the problem. After a week of not using my laptop, which was previously shut down by placing on hibernate, I turn it back on and attempted to log in. However, it froze in the process and I needed to hold the power button to shut it off. When the system was finally booted up again, I logged in and then I came to a blank, black screen. Nothing on my desktop came up - not even the start menu. 2 notification windows for the "Spyware Doctor" I have on my comp popped up. The first one asked if I wanted to run an Intelli-Scan and the second, said that it was updated and that I needed to reboot. Other than that, there was nothing else.
I really don't know what may have caused this or how I can go about fixing it.