Hardware: HP Pavilion a1650y Desktop, Pentium D 2.8Hz, 1GBH memory, HP display vs17 flat panel, video card ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series, driver ATI2MTAG.SYS, XP SP3 dual boot with Mint 7 installed moments ago.
The system will not load. I can input my user name and password at the login screen but as soon as I hit <enter> the screen goes blank and stays that way. My only recourse it to turn the box off with the power button, which I hate to do! I have run Mint 7 from the live CD several times before I ran the install with no problems. I can boot back into XP from the Mint splash screen just fine. The one unusual thing I encountered was a message that says :"Signal out of range change settings to 1280x1024." This the native resolution for this display and I have to my knowledge done nothing to change it. In fact the monitor control panel shows that very setting.
I hope that someone can get me back on track.