Blender Start-up Issue

Just today I started having a problem with Blender 2.49b.

On start up everything appears to run normally, except that only a blank black screen opens. No menus, no workspace … just black screen.

I have reinstalled, rebooted, re-everything I can think of.

Does anyone have ideas of what is going on or how to fix it?

Does everything include reinstalling your video card driver?

Also move/rename your .B.blend file, if you have one, and retry.

Did you wait for it? It’s happened to me, sometimes. After a minute or so, I get the normal display.
Which OS, btw?