Help-my PC wont run normal, it will run in SafeMode

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Hi,

My PC (Win2000) will run in safe mode, but in normal it just gives a
blank screen, it plays the windows startup music but its not the same.
I don't know where to start ...

John :)
 
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Could be a bd video card or a video card that lost driver. Can you try reinstalling the driver in safe mode. It could also be a sign of dying hard drive as they often will boot into safe mode but cannot get all the way into Windows...but most likely dead video card or bad driver.
 

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Thanks Rich-M,

I will try to re install the video driver.
Do i need to have the video driver in order to do that ?
(my experience of 2000 is very limited)

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john1 said:
Thanks Rich-M,

I will try to re install the video driver.
Do i need to have the video driver in order to do that ?
(my experience of 2000 is very limited)

John :)
Yes you do.
 

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Thanks Rich-M,

Oh-kaay ...
So,
Somewhere on the Win2000 would be the name of the video driver file,
presumably in the place where that file should be.

Do you know where i could find the name of the file i need ?

John :)
 

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well ive started this 2000 machine in safe mode.
as i have said, i have no experience of 2000.

I am going to have a look around it,
and see if i can find the video driver file.

Fat chance.

John :)
 

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had a good look around.
Haven't got a clue.

Then i thought, maybe its called *.DRV
cos lots of drivers are called DRV.

So i did a search for that, got loads,
but they don't seem big enough.

I sort of expect a driver file to be quite big.
Anyway i don't know which one is a video driver.

So, a little help please ...
 
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If this is a Dell . . go here and enter your Service Tag number and navigate to the video drivers for your machine . .
 

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It runs in VGA mode, but i dont know what VGA mode means.
No internet in that mode.

Google here i come, on another machine.
 

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Hi Simpswr,

It is an Aries.

Ive never heard of them before ...
 

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Hi,

I have found that IRQ 9 is shared amongst five items.
One of these is:
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440

Maybe this is the name of the Video Card.
(i know very little about 2000)
 

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Hi Simpswr,

thanks for that info.
It was quite limited as a display.
And the lack of a video driver also seemed to prevent it
from accessing the internet.
I am on a different PC at the moment.

Can i assume from your answer that the name given on IRQ 9
does refer to the video card,
and that i could reasonably download a driver for it ?

Thing is ....
... i dunno where to put it.

John :)
 
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That is a video card . . just download the driver to your desktop ( or anywhere that you know where to get to it ) then run it to load the drivers for you . .

The video card won't stop it from accessing the internet . . you may not have the Network Adaptor drivers loaded either. Look in Device manager
 
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You could also use whatever you are communicating with us on and download the driver to that pc and then burn a cd for the other pc to get the driver in.
 
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