After installing the most recent windows updates to my Dell XPS 1530, my screen shuts off when booting up normally after the windows 7 fancy animation. I am able to run everything normally in safe mode. I have tried to run a system restore, but this does not help.
Let me know what additional information you require, and thanks in advance for the help!
Welcome to the Dell Community.
If your system is working normally in safe mode, it can be an application or video driver causing the issue.
First, you can try to uninstall the Video driver from device manager (Start - Control panel - Device Manager) restart your system and check if it works.
Try disabling the startup items and restarting your computer. Go to Start - Run or Start Search - type MSCONFIG and hit OK or click on it in the search results - a System Configuration window will pop up (If you have enabled User Account Control, it may ask you to confirm if you want to continue. Click Allow) - Select Start up from the Menu Bar on the top - click on Disable All - Click Apply and Ok - it will prompt you to restart the computer - Click Restart Now.
See if the computer boots up in the normal mode now.
Let me know if you need anything else.