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safe mode help

by annonmys / December 30, 2010 5:44 PM PST

i runned safe-mode after my battery went caputt to see if i could save the file i was working on. i managed that but when i went back to normal mode the start was looking like in safe-mode. tried to shut it down to enter normal mode again. but still start menu the same. i have dell not sure wath its called but it has vista 64bit. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me!!!!!!

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Re: safe mode help
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 5:53 PM PST
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Safe mode has a text like "safe mode" in the 4 corners of the screen. If you say your screen looks like safe mode, do you mean it has that same text in the corners of the screen? Or do you mean something else?

If it's only the resolution that changed back to 800x600 or so, set it back to what you want. Right click on an empty part of the deskto, choose properties, and find the tab with the resolution slider. Slide it to what you had.


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by annonmys / December 30, 2010 6:04 PM PST
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the start menu is like safe-mode and the window corners. it isnt in safe mode. the resolution is nothing wrong.

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(NT) Not clear to me. Maybe somebody else understands.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 9:30 PM PST
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Not clear to me either
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 9:44 PM PST
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How did you originally enter Safe Mode?

There are two main methods;

1] On boot up and before Windows begins to load, tap the F8 key on the keyboard gently once a second until the Safe Mode list of options displays. Use the arro0w keys to select the top option, Safe Mode, then press Enter.

2] Whilst in Windows in full "Normal Mode", open MSCONFIG and in the General tab choose "Selective Startup", then in the Boot tab, select "Safe Boot". Click Apply/OK then reboot.

Which method did you use?

If you used the first method, just repeat the steps then when the Safe Mode list options displays, the option to "Load windows normally" at the bottom should be highlighted with a 30 second count down. Just press Enter to boot into Windows normally.

If you chose the 2nd method, then with Windows loaded into Safe Mode, run MSCONFIG again and return to the original selections in the General tab and Boot tab. Click Apply/OK, then reboot.

If you did neither or if neither of those options appear, then you are seeing something else, and we don't know what that is.


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