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[SOLVED] Can't view windows/incorrect graphics setting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Penny S Schroeder, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. Penny S Schroeder

    Penny S Schroeder Thread Starter

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    I was trying to improve the graphics display on my daughter's computer. In

    Control Panel/Systemns/graphics something or other

    I selected the highest resolution. The screen went black and when I reboot I can see the initial DOS communication, then the eMachine screen, then the Windows ME screen, and then it goes black again.

    So I can't go back where I was and reset this to its previous setting! The monitor is old, a 14" Aurora Vision.

    Would appreciate any suggestions to fix this mess.
     
  2. Matrikx_

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    Ok get ready for this. What your gonna have to do is start the computer into "Safe Mode" what this does is limit the amount of resources your computer using it will us basic drivers to run your pc. You can enter into "Safe Mode" by holding down the Ctrl key while the pc is first turn on and hold it down until you get a menu screen that will give you the option of how to boot up.
    Go back into your display setting and turn it to the most basic setting available that should work. Good Luck.
     
  3. Penny S Schroeder

    Penny S Schroeder Thread Starter

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    Thank you! I didn't know that was how to get to safe mode. Problem solved.
     
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