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Display issues

by hinesjrh / December 14, 2004 12:09 AM PST

On my Gateway Pentium II, 350 MHz, Windows 98 PC I ran a defrage last night. Everything was fine, and the defrage completed successfull (in safe mode). Today when I boot up my PC it is displaying in 640x480 16 color mode. I can change the setting (to 256 color and 1024X768 or 848x480) and Windows tells me I need to reboot my PC for the changes to take effect (even though I have it set to make changes without rebooting). So I reboot and it comes up in 640x480 each time. I am not getting any error messages, and everthing else seems to be running fine.

HELP!

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Re: Display issues
by Coryphaeus / December 14, 2004 12:54 AM PST
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My IBM NetVista does the same thing at times. When it happens I boot to a command prompt (safe boot and choose command prompt) and type in scanreg /restore I then pick a date before the failure. Works perfectly. I don't know why it happens but the above fixes it. Sadly only until the next time, but it is fixable.

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THANKS!
by hinesjrh / December 14, 2004 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: Display issues

Yes, that did it. This is the first time this happened to me / my PC. I hope it is not the start of something to (not) look forward to. Thanks for your suggestion.

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