This is a very strange problem. Fedora 32 on my laptop shares space with Windows (dual-boot). Upon powering on the machine, if Fedora is booted first, the login screen does load. After entering the password, the mouse cursor disappears and all that can be seen is a blank screen. Here is where it gets interesting. Suppose, Windows is booted first upon powering the machine. A restart from Windows and a subsequent boot into Fedora, the desktop loads just fine! After entering the password, the mouse cursor disappears and reappears. Always! And I carry on to do my actual work.
What could be the reason? Perhaps Windows starts some service?
By the way, this is Gnome on Xorg. Wayland has never really worked and the screen freezes every time Wayland is chosen. So, Xorg is the only working option for now. This behaviour was seen with other distros running Gnome on Xorg.
The laptop is a HP Pavilion with:
Memory: 8 Gigs
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Graphics: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2)