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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cathy2, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. cathy2

    cathy2 Thread Starter

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    Help, my computer is in what look's like safe mode only it doesnt have safe mode in corners of screen,I cant get out of it,color is all messed up and everything is very large but Iam still able to use the computer on line.
     
  2. john1

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    Hi Cathy,

    'everything is very large ... '
    Sounds like it might be in 640 x 480,
    could be a video driver problem,
    hard to say ...

    on a clear area of desktop,
    right click, choose properties,
    choose settings,

    whats your colours ?
    Whats your screen area ?
    can you change them ?

    John :)
     
  3. cathy2

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    my color is 256,size is on 640 by 480, it will let me change settings but it still make's no change in my problem.
     
  4. Treasurerat

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    how is your anti virus?..up to date? in good working order?.reason i ask is the latest trojans out there have been affecting cpu 's with this type of result going on in win 98,,they hyjack your settings and you end up only getting a default resolution to your monitor with either no options to change in settings or if you can even change them they have no effect....you may want to look into it
     
  5. cathy2

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    Thank you I will look into that,will do anti virus update and scan and see what that turn's up.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Sometimes there is a very easy fix for this; sometimes it requires reinstallation of the Video drivers.

    The easy fix, if you have Win98, is to go to Start > shutdown> Restart in MS-DOS mode.

    Once you reach the c:\Windows\> prompt, type and enter:

    scanreg /restore

    You should see a list of archived registries that dates back the last 4 days Windows was started. Make sure these registries are not very old or you are asking for greater problems.

    Select one dated just before the problem and see if that corrects the problem.

    If you happen to have WinME, you can skip this, and run System Restore instead. System Restore will restore both registry entries and system files. I'll tell you more about System Restore if you have WinME.
     
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