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So, my computer had a critical error in the windows operating system, do not know exactly what it was, and it really doesn't matter anymore, but i had to do a fresh install of windows...

well now when i start up that computer it looks as though it is in safe mode, but it isn't. It wont let me change resolution settings, and wont let me install the drivers i have from the dell cd... Ohh yeah and i can't access the internet (on a friends computer) any help would be great because i have no clue what else to do with this...

i have done a re-instillation of windows before and have never encountered this problem... help me

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this should help

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The Reason:

You need to install video drivers for your video card in order to change your resolution settings.

The Solution:

Sense you can't access the internet on your computer download some video drivers for your video card on your friends computer make sure you check to see if it's the right video card if it's ati or nvidia go here or download the right drivers and put it onto a cd if he has a cd burner then reinstall the drivers onto yours.

Internet Solution:

Try going to control panel then click on internet options click on the connections tab under it click on setup then follow the directions of what you have.

if it doesn't work then damn

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Many times the resource CD from

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Dell will contain drivers for several video cards so it can be used by many different configurations. You need to know which card is installed on your computer, select those drivers/software from the CD and install. Check the device manager and find out which card/onboard video you have. That will be also the case for the other hardware installed. If your modem or audio aren't working properly, you will need to install the software or drivers for them as well. You can also find what drivers are needed and download them by going to

Your ISP should be able to help you get your internet service restarted. Some companies supply software that will set it up for you. Other companies require a manual setup. Call and find out what needs to be done.

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