I have a dual-boot setup on my PC and I wanted to change the size of the partitions, to slowly migrate to use linux as my main OS with windows as secondary.
Before starting GParted I ran chkdist /f in windows and then rebooted, made sure all is well, and rebooted again with the LiveCD. I ran GParted and everything seemed okay, I changed partition sizes, and ran it.
(( NOTE: I got a note about potential GRUB problem, which I'm aware of, and I am ready with this GPartedFAQ link to fix http://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual&lang=C#gparted-fix-grub-boot-problem ))
However, the screen went into screen saver mode, and it won't come out of it. I didn't want to reboot mid-operation so I went to sleep leaving it running to finish the operation.
It's now about 8 hours later. The monitor is still on screen saver, and won't come off it when I move my mouse or hit anything on my keyboard. I tried the shortcut for the terminal, but the screen won't budge.
My computer is still running - I have the power light on and the fan is still running. There are no particularly loud noises and I can't tell if the HD is running.
I saw some other questions about the screen going black after waking up, but that's not the case for me, and I have no way of checking fdisk or chkdisk or anything while the monitor is black.
Anyone has any idea? How can I know if it's safe to reboot?