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Screen is all garbled upon reboot after change of color settings

by Arno1 / March 11, 2004 2:25 PM PST

I had changed my color settings from 256 to 16 bit but not restarted right away. When I noticed some weird color patterns (vertical stripes in some backgrounds) I decided to restart.

When the PC came on again, all I could see was a snowstorm of color pixles flickering on my screen. I tried to press F8 to start in safe mode but did not succeed.

How can I get it back to working?

It is a laptop PC with Windows 98 SE.

Thanks so much and I'm sending this from a friend's PC


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Problem is solved
by Arno1 / March 11, 2004 3:51 PM PST

Miraculously, but after about eight attempts, the screen was good again. Whatever...

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Good to hear. If it ever happens again....
by Josh K / March 11, 2004 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: Problem is solved

....restart in safe mode and then set the display properties back to the way you had them before.

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