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MS Works Calendar goes toSAFE MODE upon start up

by Iron Damsel / December 7, 2006 12:57 PM PST

Hello there

MS Works operates correctly.

No problem with spreadsheets, documents or Database.

However, when I open MS Works Calendar, screen goes blank and the Calendar enters into SAFE MODE, with all the information contained on it.

To all intents and purposes, it is functioning corectly, other than it is in SAFE MODE.
Is there some way that I can exorcise MS Works and then re-load it to prevent this happening ?

One other thing ... if I go into edit -> Options to try to change the settings, it closes downand sends a message to Microsoft.

Regards from sunny Spain.

Jane

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What do you man by Safe Mode?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 8:01 PM PST

I don't use Microsoft Works so I don't understand if this term Safe Mode is a particular feature of Works or not.

Generally Safe Mode is meant as the whole computer running in Safe Mode, where the screen display is limited to VGA at 800 x 600, limited drivers, and a black screen with the words Safe Mode displayed at each of the 4 corners of the screen. This is a diagnostic mode of Windows to help users check for and sort out problems when the computer will not boot up into normal mode.

Is this what you mean? If so, do you have any other problems with the Operating System?

Mark

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What do you man by Safe Mode?
by Iron Damsel / December 7, 2006 9:32 PM PST

Hello Mark

Many thanks for your rapid response.

You are correct in your description of 'SAFEMODE'. It applies also to Windows XP.

As you said it has certain characteristics ... a 'hazy' look, large fonts,odd coloring and so on.

Usually, as you have indicated, the WHOLE SYSTEM displays these charateristics, and there are the words 'SAFE MODE' or similar displayed.

In this instance, the visual characteristics, as mentioned above,occur when MSWORKS 8 is opened / clicked. That is, the whole system goes into 'SAFEMODE' .... desktop icons become large, text has different backgroundcolours, and so forth.

It seems to stem from the calendar, since whenI try to change to 'OPTIONS', MICROSOFT 8' closes down and an error message is sent to Microsoft.

There is technical data available .... and in great quantitiy ... would it help to read it ?

Regards from sunnySpain.

Jane

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