Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
I have seen this happen and sometimes the computer takes a few minutes to boot into. How long have you waited?
I too have a laptop with the same issue but it does boot into Windows eventually. I have a bigger problem though I have a Ghost Image of Windows 7 of a laptop issue and I have not had any success in fixing this. However, I am rebuilding to see if a driver maybe cause of this. I have done some performance analysis with the Windows Developer software kit and can't identify any issue.
Enough time, really. I powered up the laptop, left to watch some TV and take care of some things, came back and it was still at the blank black screen with the cursor. Gave it about 10 full minutes to do its thing.
@Detection, where can I view the Event Logs here in safe mode?
Edit: Ok, I'm in Event Viewer. What should I be looking at/for?