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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by psykotrol, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. psykotrol

    psykotrol Thread Starter

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    Recently I was playing battlefield 2, when my screen froze. I then shut my computer down to restart it, used it a few times (in 4-bit safe mode), then after I shutdown again, I cant log back in... it just freezes and the screen flashes, I cannot boot into my computer setup (default f2) or into safe mode (default f8), however I can run the XP cd and get into the recovery console, is there any way that I can change the boot sequence from the recovery console? The screen is dotted with a bunch of dots up and down the screen in columns, and is in 4-bit video mode.

    I have a Dell xps gen 5 with xp home.

    the error I get is:

    "Error: Cant enter setup. Video Mode 103 not supported by this video card."
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What are you trying to change about the boot sequence?

    How far into the boot process can you get and what exactly happens after that?
     
  3. psykotrol

    psykotrol Thread Starter

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    Im trying to change the boot sequence to boot into drive d: first instead of c: so I can install windows on d: , then fix the problem on c: .

    regarding the boot sequence, I can get into the windows login screen, but it starts flashing the screen on and off and freezing, but cannot login. I cannot get into setup (f2) or safe mode (f8) as well, so Im wondering if theres any way to fix the problem via recovery console.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    You may be able to specify which drive to boot in the BIOS, but not which partition of a particular drive.

    For specifying D:, try GAG.
     
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