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    The pc got hung while I was doing something and I had to restart. Since then I've been trying to restart all day but it keeps opening in safe mode.
    But the weird thing is some functions still work, like I'm still able to get on the internet like right now! But the graphics are all poor and the icons are huge just like in safe mode.

    Any idea what's wrong?

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    I used Windows help do see if there was anything wrong with the graphics card but that part seems ok.
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    try restarting again, but this time hit F8 while it's just booting up.

    If it's not F8, try F9-12 the same way, it's been so long since I've used safe mode that I've forgotten which one it is, but I'm pretty sure it's F8.
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    Next stop, the old blue screen woees. Not!
    If you haven't thought of it, yet, check the cooling fan. That's the way one of my PC's died, recently.
    If it isn't the cooler, start pulling cards and put them in , one at a time, until it screwa up again.
    If it's dirt in the box or colling fan, clean the whole box, replace the cooling fan with a golden orb
    and all should be mucho better.
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Long John Silver:
    I'm still able to get on the internet like right now! But the graphics are all poor and the icons are huge just like in safe mode.

    Any idea what's wrong?
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    It doesn't sound like you're in Safe Mode. It sounds like you hosed the video card drivers, and it's running in 640x480 with 16-colors.

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by MikeL:


    It doesn't sound like you're in Safe Mode. It sounds like you hosed the video card drivers, and it's running in 640x480 with 16-colors.
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    So what kind of adjustments do I make in this case?
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    First see if you can change resolutions by using Display Properties -&gt; Settings tab.

    If you can't, let us know...
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by JWS_5150:
    First see if you can change resolutions by using Display Properties -&gt; Settings tab.

    If you can't, let us know...
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    It worked!
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    Excellent
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    Hey JWS, I know you you are the shit when it comes to computer fuck ups. I have been having some problems lately with it totally locking down. It just comes to a point where the keys don't work and I have to totally shut down and start over. Any clues to what might be the problem? If you don't want to take up space here you can drop me a mail anytime. And Goo and Seen and all the other computer gods out in about, you guys can do the same. Thanks. Out.
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    There's a 3 word answer for any and all PC problems: BUY A MAC!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Seriously, think about what your time is worth.

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    Thanks for all your help Mike. I'll do what I can. Out.
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    Sorry man, I just cracked. Got too many PCs at work waiting for me to run around and fix them. If the organization used Macs, I'd likely not have a job. So PCs aren't all bad. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    What are you doing when it freezes up? Is it random, or done with a specific program or amount of time? Which flavor of Winblows are you using? Running any funny keyboard software?

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by MikeL:
    Sorry man, I just cracked. Got too many PCs at work waiting for me to run around and fix them. If the organization used Macs, I'd likely not have a job. So PCs aren't all bad. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    What are you doing when it freezes up? Is it random, or done with a specific program or amount of time? Which flavor of Winblows are you using? Running any funny keyboard software?
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    Actually I'm not doing anything at all. It just freezes up lately. All my mp3 are wigged and my cd drive is hit and miss as of late. I actually had a problem with my home page, and I figured that out, but this freeze up bug is really starting to piss me off. It happened twice today, and I always have to complety shut down and start over just to get back on. Out.
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    safe mode!!!! woe is me

    i've had this for years, i know bugger all about computers but sometimes it comes up with an option to run safe mode, network support etc or just carry on as normal. i take the easy option , i have always had trouble starting it up and sometimes get invalid dynamic link messages, problems with some vxd thingy, registry problems allsorts of weird stuff i don't understand. the safe mode runs on less drivers and enables you to fix whats wrong, hence the fact you can't use cd drive, internet etc. trouble is with me if you don't know whats wrong how do you fix it. i just shut down and it does work but maybe after a few times for me, my computer is under warranty as i took out an extra 4 year option but if i took it to the shop it would probably work no bother. i only get these messages once in a while [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
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