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I installed a new pci video card through safe mode and rebooted...now what?

Q: I installed a new pci video card through safe mode and rebooted...now what?

I installed my new video card through safe mode and rebooted, but If i try to go to normal mode, the screen turns black... now I'm using safe mode, but what do I do to get out of safe mode and use the video card

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Preferred Solution: I installed a new pci video card through safe mode and rebooted...now what?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: I installed a new pci video card through safe mode and rebooted...now what?

What type of card is it? Did you install the latest drivers?

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It had my name and the 'Adminstartor' to choose from so I chose the Admin.. Anyways I did a virus scan then rebooted back to normal mode and everyone was reset as if it was a brand new PC, all my stuff is still on the computer, but it's like windows is running through the Admin and not my original account. Can someone tell me why this is and maybe how to fix it please...

A:Rebooted in safe mode and...

click start >> log out

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A:is it my video card? only loading in safe mode

What's the make and model of your computer?

Have you made any recent hardware/software changes?

What happens when you try to boot into Windows normally?
 

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Ok I'm lost again. We put a wireless c card in older computer. The computer has xp and was working fine. After the card was put in, we turned on the computer and it just hanged at the windows xp screen. So then we powered off and went into safe mode. Once there we installed the drivers to the wireless card and rebooted. I hate we didnt run any spyware/virus detection at this point. Apparently this machine was mainly used to download music online. Anyway, we rebooted and we come up to a windows 98 prompt! It has a list of 5 things. We attempted safe mode which was option 3. It brought us to a C prompt saying the regisitry might be corrupted. So we powered down and tried all the options and nothing ever worked. At this point, we are merely attempting to use some floppies to install windows xp.

So anyone have any idea what could have happened? Damn Im confused.
 

A:Installed wireless card, rebooted, and now no OS....help

remove the wireless card...see if problem goes away....about the windows 98 prompt..were you duel booting with both 98 and xp..?
 

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Quick question: What video card does safe mode use?

I have two : the 6310 one and the 6370 one, before i booted safe mode the 6370 was enabled in "normal mode" and had up to date drivers.

Thanks.

Also , anyone know how to add a signature or change username ?

White Power Ranger

A:Quick question : What video card does safe mode use?

If your running a Fairly new desktop, I believe it would run of the HD intel which is built into most new computers. This is by default and if your running a custom AMD I'm not sure how to help you there. Is there a reason you need to know?

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Hi,
My win 8.1 pc died after the fan control was accidentally disengaged. I replaced the cpu and the video card while I was at it, going from nvidea to amd.
The pc booted up ok, I installed the amd drivers, rebooted. Then I uninstalled all the nvidea software.
Now when I boot, there is some kind of loop going on after the initial blue window sequence. The screen is black but some screen icons flicker repeatedly and there is a mouse cursor.

I cannot get it to boot in safe mode to try to repair this. I made a recovery disk with my other 8.1 machine but it doesn't give me startup settings. The command line from the recovery disk also seems unable to set any safe mode flag.

Any ideas?

A:Problems after changing video card - can't use safe mode

My mistake - I was typing bcedit at the command prompt instead of bcdedit. Finally got it to boot into safe mode.

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I want to be able to adjust my display colors while in Safe mode in Windows 8.1. Ideally I'd like to use f.lux for the purpose. Either way I have to enable the video card driver (Intel (R) HD Graphics). In this thread there is a registry solution "How can you make the sound work in safe mode?" for Window Vista, how to adapt it for my case.
Thank you!

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Need some serious help. Installed new video card night before last, wouldn't work. Tried installing (vista 32bit) SP1. When I went to restart it made to section 3 of 3 and then I got the blue screen warning : Driver Unloaded Without Canceling Pending Operations.
Tried to do system restore to before windows update..... Stalls on "finalizing system restore"....it just goes on forever.
Can't start in safe mode, just freezes on "please wait".
THEN, husband came home and took out new video card and put old one back, causing a !! 0xc01a001d !!
(This showed up on a black screen with one line of flickering white text, it scanned through a bunch of numbers , finally freezing and then showed this error code)
I will answer questions the best I can. I'm not very computer literate and only have my iPod for communication/posting right now.
Thanks so much
Linda

A:New video card + SP1 = blue screen and no safe mode. Multiple problems!

System manufacturer and model?
 
I guess that I'm wondering...why try to install SP1?  SP2 is the most current SP for Vista and there are additional critical updates after that.
 
Why the attempted video card change?
 
Your error message is related to a botched effort to install Vista SP1, see http://andersoncubed.com/?p=81 .
 
Louis

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Posting a virus infection log and attaching DDS text when BLAM, computer froze, rebooted and now I can't even load safe mode, safe mode will load up until isapnp.sys then freezes. Recovery console installed but I don't know how to use it. Yesterday when it first froze when I was trying to post a log here for a rootkit auktb.sys I was somehow able to restart windows. I believe F8 gave me a restore point option which no longer shows up. The auktb.sys rootkit/trojan was in system32/drivers and ran on startup. Help me bleeping computer, you're my only hope!Pasted title into post body for ease of reading. ~ OB

A:Posting a virus infection log and attaching DDS text when BLAM, computer froze, rebooted and now I can't even load safe mode

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open wit... Read more

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The computer's a year old, running XP, and my boyfriend and I have no idea what's wrong with it (it's his). I'd put in hardware support but I don't know which piece of hardware may be corrupted, exploding as we speak, or what.

It began last night. He's done this before -- he has two monitors, one meant for a TV (I believe) and another old computer screen. Normally it runs on the TV one because it's bigger. He switched to the older one to show me how he can adjust the settings so that it's all vertical. That was great and dandy and we didn't expect any issues. He's done it before and it really isn't doing much to the computer.

Later, after midnight, he goes to switch everything back to normal. First, the computer acts like the monitor is there but that it can't do anything -- it tries to go into sleep mode or something. Then I suggest he unplug, shut down, plug things back in normally, and power back up. This appears to work.

I was a bit happy then, until we got to the XP loading screen. It's going... and then after, it flashes, then goes black. Nothing comes up, nothing does anything.

And so the three hour saga of last night begins. We restart, we spam F8, we get into safe mode, he disables Nvidia but can't open the application. Nor does his mouse function in safe mode (I know some don't, but it really doesn't help the situation). I've used my laptop to bring up shortcut keys and we're functioning through everything that way. He restarts after disabling Nvidia, an... Read more

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hello, ho can u switch form an installed videocard to an on-motherboard video card? help plz
 

A:question on switching installed video card and thse form an on-motherboard video card

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I would like to figure out why the video is so jerky running in normal mode.
Is there a way to find out?

Also the sound system does not start in safe mode.

A:safe mode online video works excellent, normal mode awful, unwatchable

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Don't forget to do step three after troubleshooting. Is it running fine in clean startup?

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Only have video in safe mode after virus. Can see the xp logo when loading in nomal mode, but when windows starts the screen goes blank. Have video in safe made only.
 

A:No video after boot in normal mode. safe mode OK

I think you have lost your video card drivers somewhere along the road, or corrupted them or something else. Try uninstalling your video drivers from add/remove apps. and from device manager, then running some driver wiper program, and then reinstalling the newest drivers for your vid card, after downloading them from ATI/nVidia site, if you have a dedicated vid card.
 

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I installed sp 3 and my computers constantly rebooting, I can't log into safe mode at all. I tried xp recovery disk but it tells me I need an administrator password in which I never set one up and can no longer continue to try the sp3 removal? Is there a way to get past the password?

A:Installed Sp 3 Now I Can't Reboot Not Even In Safe Mode

If you dont have a password set, try hitting enter. (I think thats the default for no password)

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I've had the Vista RC1 installed on my second hard drive for some time now and it's been working great along side with Xp on my main hard drive. Now for some reason Xp has become a mess and because the boot utility only allows for safe mode in Vista I was wondering if there was a way to run Xp in safe mode. Any solutions?

*When I try and run Xp it freezes at the log-in screen for a long time, then allows me to enter my user name password then says "to continue you must authenticate your Windows version" even though my Windows version has already been authenticated. After doing that it goes to my desktop but without any toolbar at the bottom of the screen and no icons.

Any ideas/solutions would be appreciated!

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I am currently getting help in the virus section of this forum as my pc has currently crapped itself.
I need to boot into xp safe mode to finish some more of the procedures I have to go through and when I press F8 it will allow me to safe mode boot into vista but not xp. Even if I go to the screen to choose which os to go to the F8 options of F8 wont show anything for xp. This has nothing to do with my other viral problems as I have tried safe mode into xp before and it wouldn't work then either.
Please someone help me. I am so close to getting rid of the virus problems.
 

A:Cant safe mode boot into xp with vista installed!

my pc has currently crapped itself.Click to expand...

and who is going to believe you that?
Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG
Select the Boot.ini tab
In the Boot Options section at the bottom, check /SAFEBOOT option
Click OK
Restart Windows
 

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Have just put together a new PC. Installed WinXP Home edition (an upgrade version) with no problems, but it will hardly ever boot properly. It always gets to the Windows XP logo screen; then goes black, showing me the cursor; then just waves goodbye with a tiny little circular dot fading into black in the middle of the screen (sometimes varies this with a screen of fragmented blue lines. Nice.)

So I hit restart and thankfully it recognises it didn't shut down properly, giving me all the options of how I want to restart. I can always restart in Safe Mode, and XP works fine and allows me to do what the hell I want. I have, literally once or twice, managed to start XP normally but it's always crashed after about 5 minutes.

If Safe Mode didn't function so well I'd assume I'd somehow damaged something on the motherboard or hard drive. But who knows... There's a couple of ideas I've had as to what the problem is:

1. I do receive the message "No drive attached to FastTrak controller, The BIOS is not installed" on starting up - I've discounted this as the problem as the BIOS is very much installed (it's cos my moboard can control a RAID configuration if I want it to). I don't think this has anything to do with it.

2. There's something screwy with my floppy drive. On turning on the PC the light goes on and stays on - the way it does when it's looking for a floppy when there isn't one in it. It's detec... Read more

A:[Resolved] Installed XP; can only start in Safe Mode

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I have dell computer with following:
Microsoft Wndows xp
home edition
Verson 2002
Intel
Pentium 4 cpu 3.00Ghz
2.99 Ghz, 2.00GB of Ram
Hard drive 149 GB ( I installed new SSD drive 120GB)
Use 35.00GB
Free 149 GB

I recently clone my c:/ drive and installed new SSD drive.

I have following problems:

Problem 1.

At the start before loading operating systems I get following message:
FLOPPY DISK SEEK FAILURE, STRIKE F1 TO CONTINUE.

Once I strick f1 it loads operating system.
I do not have floppy drive installed in my computer why do I get this message.

Problem 2

I can not go to safe mode, I tried F1, F2, F8 and F12 to go to safe mode but it doed not work.

Can any one help.

A:Floppy shows up when not installed/ cant go to safe mode

it sounds like your hard disk crashed, and it's looking for alternative devices to boot up from.
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reinstall / buy new hard drive

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This is the strangest problem i have ever seen. I am able to boot into normal mode perfectly but When i try to get into safe mode or vga mode i get a black screen (i still get a video signal but the screen is just black). I even tried a fresh install of XP but after it gets past the "Setup is starting windows" part i get that same black screen. In normal mode i am able to play games and do everything just fine. This all happened after i tried updating my video drivers. Someone please help me.

Video card: Sapphire HD3870

A:Video in Normal mode but not in safe or vga mode

Go to Device Manager and roll the video drivers back. Then reinstall them one at a time. Between each update reboot and test Safe Mode.

Regards. . .
jcgriff2

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Hi,

I was trying to install Norton 360, but I got a message saying that it couldn't successfully install the components for setup, and linked me to their tech support page, which gave me a link to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x 86). Tried to install it, and got this message:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows installer is not correctly installed."

How check if my Installer is installed properly? How do I get out of safe mode?

My computer: Dell Opti-Plex GX260, running Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

A:Getting out of Safe Mode/checking if Windows is installed properly

In Safe mode the graphics uses native drivers for the graphics which usually mean that the icons are larger than normal and look grainy. The real give away though is that the background behind the icons is black. If your desktop appears normal with its normal background then you aren't in Safe Mode. I suspect that you aren't running in Safe Mode, you would have noticed the difference.Microsoft suggest the following as potential causes of this problem.This issue may occur when both the following conditions are true: * You are using Windows XP in Normal mode. * The Windows Installer Service that is included with Windows XP is unregistered or damaged.Microsoft goes on to suggest a resolution for this, I would suggest that you copy this and print it so that you have the instruction to work from as you go through the process. The link below will take you to this site.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353This procedure will make changes in the registry, for this reason you should back up the registry before making any changes.Backing up the Registry with ERUNTBackup Your Registry with ERUNTPlease use the following link and scroll down to ERUNT and download it.
http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.phpFor version with the Installer:
Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computerFor the zipped version:
Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.Note: to restore your registry, go to the... Read more

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This morning I saw the latest Windows 7 updates on an old computer I have (A VM running in XCP-NG) to run an old version of Confluence Wiki but that's not really important.
After installing the updates and rebooting the VM is so slow that it looks frozen at times. I restarted it in safe mode to remove the updates but when I access the Windows Updates list from Programs and Features it shows "No updates installed."
Has anyone else seen something like this? I have backups of this VM so I'm working to restore from a backup and before you ask, I know - I have to update that Win7 machine to a more recent version of Windows.
Thanks in advance and best regards.

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I have an Acer laptop that came with Vista and crashed recently. It was upgraded to the trial version of Windows 7 64bit and has run great with no problems at all for a couple of weeks. Saturday morning I started it up and can no longer run normally. I can open up in normal mode but can't open anything and if anything does open, it takes many minutes but usually get the "not responding" message before then. I have only been able to run in Safe Mode with Networking. Could this be a driver problem? The only downloads I have done since the upgrade are Mozilla Firefox with a couple of add ons and Adobe Reader.

I have run CCleaner and the following is all that came up on it.....
Details of files deleted
Code:
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Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files
5 KB 3 files
Internet Explorer - Index.dat files 0 KB 3 files
Windows Explorer - Thumbnail Cache 1,027 KB 6 files
Windows Explorer - Taskbar Jump Lists 4 KB 1 files
System - Temporary Files 1,950 KB 91 files
System - Windows Log Files 55 KB 5 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Cookies 0 KB 41 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Download History 2 KB 1 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Internet Cache 20,327 KB 221 files
Utilities - Windows Defender 6 KB 1 files
I tried to download and install ZoneAlarm but during set up a message comes up that says "An error occurred installing the package. Windows installer returned '1636'.

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A:Installed Win7 after Vista crashed, now can only run in Safe Mode

Quote:





Originally Posted by KellyannD



I have an Acer laptop that came with Vista and crashed recently. It was upgraded to the trial version of Windows 7 64bit




Did the system run Vista x64 or Vista x86 previously?



Quote:





Originally Posted by KellyannD


. . . usually get the "not responding" message




This is known as an APPHANG; if the problem cannot be resolved, the app times-out, then becomes an APPCRASH (about 30 secs). The 3 symptoms...

- "Not Responding..."
- Blue circle spinning endlessly
- fading white background on IE or Windows Explorer
- Did I miss anything?


Quote:





Originally Posted by KellyannD


I have only been able to run in Safe Mode with Networking. Could this be a driver problem? The only downloads I have done since the upgrade are Mozilla Firefox with a couple of add ons and Adobe Reader.




Given that you can run in SAFEMODE tells me it is probably a driver issue. I know that my Vista x64 has been updated with Firefox, although not used (IE 8 fan here!).

Then there is Adobe.... I gave up on running the Adobe Reader -- it caused constant hangs, crashes and I believe at least 1 BSOD. Why... I don't yet know.

You can easily see what installed/ un-installed & when - The Reliability Monitor -
START | type perfmon /rel | check the acti... Read more

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I installed a 20 gb hard drive disconnected my old one that didn't work, installed winxp and it boots only to safe mode. From there I can access the net ( I am now) and I have tried to change startup items in msconfig, but it still only boots to safe mode. I cannot revert to an older startup that worked successfully, as it hasn't happened yet. What can I do?

TY, Kelly

A:win xp installed on new hard drive...has only ever booted to safe mode

Althought this sounds like a hardware incompatibility, since it's a new install, you might boot the CD and run a system repair.

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I have recently installed a new hard drive and re-installed all my old programs.
Everything works fine except InCD packet writing utility. With InCD installed my PC gets through the POST test then hangs on the Autoexebat file before booting into Safe Mode.
If I uninstall InCD the PC boots ok and is stable.
Any ideas for a cure would be appreciated.
My OS is Win98SE. My Anti virus and spyware programs are up to date.
I have defragged the HD and generally cleaned up elsewhere.
 

A:Solved: With InCD installed computer boots to Safe Mode

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Just got a GTX 980 (Asus reference) and when I've got it installed it freezes at "Starting Windows" and I have to hold the power button it to restart it.

When trying to boot to safe mode, the computer hangs on classpnp.sys

I know it's not the graphics card as it boots on my friend's computer and I know it's not a huge deal with the computer as when I reinstall my EVGA GTX 660ti the computer boots fine.

Any ideas? I've made sure it's properly seated with the 2x6pin inserted correctly. I've also tried reinstalling the geforce experience drivers.

A:Newly installed 980, unable to boot (safe mode freezes at classpnp.sys

Have you tried running a Starup Repair

Startup Repair

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A:BSOD Fresh Installed Window's Startup not in safe mode Videocarddriver

Hello and Welcome to seven forum

Please read these instructions first so we can assist you further:

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi,

On Sunday, my computer did its normal automatic windows update, it restarted and then began looping. I have tried everything, running my Norton Anti-virus, nothing found. I have gone into msconfig and disabled everything, it still will not start and stay on. I have gone into the registry and changed a value from 1 to 4 following directions to fix this, to no avail. Since I have run out of ideas and my laptop will not go on the Internet for some reason, I can go into Safe Mode, but not Safe Mode with Networking, I cannot back up my machine. So my question is, if there is no solution to this, how can I use my external back up in Safe Mode if it will not recognize my Maxtor 1 button back up? I am a photographer and I have not backed up my info in over 2 weeks and I have purchased a ton of iTunes over Thanksgiving that is not backed up. I need to back up my machine before I restore it if that is the only solution.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Marina

A:How can I bacup my computer in Safe Mode. Blue Screen after Microsoft SP3 installed

Hello ,

here is a link that does a great job of doing back ups

http://www.majorgeeks.com/DriveImage_XML_d4919.html

you should beable to install it from a cd or thumb drive

it is very user friendly

but when you start to go into safe mode do you see the entry for (Last Known Configuaration That Worked )

well if your system just did updates then this would restore your system back to just befor the updates were installed and you wont loose anything

now your system / is it a store bought as in a HP/Dell/Acer ?
if it is and you installed SP3 to wich caused this loop cycle then you need a patch that you need to run befor installing (SP3) to shut certain drivers down so that you can install SP3

does your system have a AMD processor ? normally this issue happens with mobo's with these processors But its not the processors fault it is the manufacturers fault as with HP put both driver files on their systems for AMD & Intel to wich is the culprit to this issue

I have lost my link and will get it from one of my other techs for i have upgraded to a new system and having to transfer files & links to it but that link got corrupted

let me know

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I'm running windows xp home edition version 2002, Service Pack 3. My display device is NVIDIA Geforce4 Ti 4400. I installed Windows XP update KB967715 and after I rebooted, once windows xp started, my display flashed about 6 times then went dark. I'm able to use the internet via safe mode. I've uninstalled this windows update and all the ones from Feb: KB958687 and KB960715. I've also reinstalled all my display drivers.

The error messages I received are:
Error code 100000ea, parameter1 835d17e0, parameter2 83465008, parameter3 f79aacb4, parameter4 00000001.

Error code 100000ea, parameter1 834f74d0, parameter2 834ea768, parameter3 f42ffcb4, parameter4 00000001.

Error code 100000ea, parameter1 82dac4f0, parameter2 834b4b10, parameter3 f79aacb4, parameter4 00000001.

I'm at a loss, the next options I can think of are re-installing Windows XP and I'd rather not if I don't have too.

Anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks!

- Rachel


Standard Question Answers:
- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem? No
- Did you install new software recently? If this is the case: Which software? (Brand, version, build) - NO
- Did you do any of the following:
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program? - NO
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program? - NO
- Run a scan with an updated root kit detection program? (This only for Windows NT, W2K and newer!) - NO
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A:Installed most recent Windows update; display no longer works except in safe mode

Hi Rachel and welcome to TSF

You didn't say, but I'm assuming that after the uninstalls the problem is still there.

Try doing a system restore to a time before the updates.

If you can boot in the safe mode and get video, then it must be something that is booting up in regular mode that is messing up the video. Before doing a re-install, look in the msconfig and see if something was installed there that might be the culprit. Under the start tab, the check boxes will let you selectively disable applications that install during normal boot. See if one of them is problematic. What each of those items do can be seen here:

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Do you have any red or yellow marks in the Device Manager? That almost always means a device driver problem.

If you have to resort to a re-install of XP, I would suggest a Repair Install which will leave your normal applications and data in tact. Guidance for that can be seen here:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI

Hope this helps,
Mack1

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Hi. I recenly purchased a Dell Dimension 3000 running XP. I connect to the internet using a Linksys Wireless-G (model WMP54GS). That works just fine. However, I got a new video card, a GeForce FX 5500 and when it's installed the wirless card doesn't really work. It struggles to find the network. If it does find it it generally won't connect. Once in a while I can get it to connect but that's not very common. Once I remove the video card the network works fine. I've tried installing a variety of drivers for both PCI cards. I've tried moving the cards to different slots and the results are always the same. Any ideas as to why this would happen?

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Wireless card stops working when video card is installed.

how is the power supply? Maybe adding the video card reduces the power enough to cause the nic to drop.
 

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Is there a way to improve video quality in Safe Mode so it doesn't clip and freeze

A:Safe mode video

Safe mode normally uses a basic VGA driver since it's used for diagnostic purposes. I've never seen a way of changing that.

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The screen of my HP laptop with 7 ultimate doesn't work anymore so I've been using an external monitor. I changed to the safe mode boot option in MSConfig, but now I'm not getting any video whatsoever. I checked the 7 website and it says that VGA output is supported in safe mode. Is there any way I can get my VGA out working or, if that doesn't work, change the boot options on my HD by connecting it to another computer?

A:No video in safe mode

Welcome to SF.

I'm not sure why you are using safe mode. Why don't you boot up normally, then use FN+F4 for your external monitor?

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i have a dell inspiron 2650 with win xp home service pack 2 it has been working fine untill this morning after the boot screen goes away i loose my video and have a black screen if i boot in safe mode the video works i had this problem last week and i used system restore and it was working fine until today and ides what causes this? the screen is not totally blacked out i do have some light on the screen but no picture at all

if i disable the video in safe mode and reboot it comes right up and than i can restore my video to 1024 x 768 these are the factory drives so i really dont know what the problem is it seems very wierd to me
 

A:Solved: no video except in safe mode?

timmyt66 said:

i have a dell inspiron 2650 with win xp home service pack 2 it has been working fine untill this morning after the boot screen goes away i loose my video and have a black screen if i boot in safe mode the video works i had this problem last week and i used system restore and it was working fine until today and ides what causes this? the screen is not totally blacked out i do have some light on the screen but no picture at all

if i disable the video in safe mode and reboot it comes right up and than i can restore my video to 1024 x 768 these are the factory drives so i really dont know what the problem is it seems very wierd to meClick to expand...

yes i have had this b4. Boot into safe mode then reinstall the video drivers. Did you happen to use omega drivers? or a 3rd party driver company? just download the correct drivers for that card and put it on a cd and install it in safe mode then boot to windows
 

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Im having a real problem booting my pc in normal mode. Takes about 15 mins to start up then runs really slowly. I have no idea how to fix that but in the time being I was wondering is there a way to enable my video card to work my secondary output(tv) through s-video lead while in safe mode? I know that in safe mode you are limited to essential drivers but I came across a way to enable sound in safe mode so Im thinking there may also be a way to get picture and sound through my tv so I can watch films and that. my monitor works perfectly but not ideal for watching films lol. Im not great with pc's so any help would be super. Thanks in advance

A:Problem with s-video out in safe mode

I think the answer to the slow boot problem is to test with clean boot and then diagnose.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I know I need a new motherboard, but want to learn something about the mechanics of the motherboard.
I posted here a couple of months ago about a video problem (Random system freezing). Bottom line is that when I run Vista normally the system will freeze and a series of lines appear on the monitor. Same thing occurs if I use a graphics card. However, if I start Vista in Safe Mode with Networking, the system never crashes. I'm posting this while in Safe Mode, but if I were to restart and run Vista normally, the system would freeze within a matter of minutes.
So the reason for this post is to learn "Why?". Why no problems with freezing in Safe Mode vs. running normally?
Thank you in advance for any information. Just trying to learn something about the mechanics of the mobo and the OS.

A:Onboard video vs. Safe Mode

Hi,
Safe Mode loads a minimum of Drivers to start Windows in that Safe Mode.
Compare it to a racehorse galloping, to a quarterhorse plodding along, but getrting some work done
Windows loads the basic Graphics Drivers to allow it to run, not the Onboard Graphics or Graphics Card Drivers that would run in Normal Mode and which you obtain from the Manufacturer.

To fix your problem:
go to either your Computer or Graphics Card Manufacturer's website > look for a Drivers and Download Section > look for your Computer or Graphics Card Model Number > your Operating System > Drivers for it: either Video / Graphics / Chipset (depending on wording there) > download and install the Drivers.

If that does not fix it, it would then appear to be a Graphics Hardware problem.
If a Desktop, either swap your Graphics Card with a good one.
Or if Onboard Graphics , you will have to install a Graphics Card in a slot in the Motherboard to see if that fixes the problem.

If a Laptop; if under Warranty, contact the Manufacturer.
If not under Warranty, contact a good, local Repair Shop.

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It doesn't seem to matter how much one works with computers, one will occasionally see some new off-the-wall thing craziness.

Windows XP Pro on an HP 517c Pavilion.

Everything works fine in Normal mode; however, someone from Blue Cross Blue Shield needed to access the Admin account to set up Dialup Networking today. (The fools are still using that antiquated system.) As you may know, accessing the Admin account in XP pro requires a restart in Safe mode.

In safe mode, all text on all menus and all icon labels is almost too tiny to read and has a diagonal slant. The little box (which is horizintal as it should be) where the text is, is not large enough so most of the diaginal text not visible. Even the "Safe Mode" text in the corners of the screen is diagonal, and up-side-down.

Any suggestions?

Also, if we can't fix this "Safe Mode" problem, is there a way to access the Admin account in Normal mode?

Hp will not give us any help because we upgraded from XP Home to XP Pro, a federal government HCFA requirement in this medical office.
 

A:Diagonal Video in Safe XP Mode

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I have a dell dimension E520 I am working on. I cannot get to the desktop unless I go in safe mode. This computer has an Nvidia Video card and on board video. I have uninstalled the video card and reinstalled it. I downloaded the latest drivers and nothing works. I disabled the secondary video card in the bios and tried to use the onboard video and I get the same results. It will not boot normally. I tried to go to last known good configuration and that did not work. I also tried system restore to a couple of earlier dates and that did not work. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: No video except in safe mode

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I know I need a new motherboard, but want to learn something about the mechanics of the motherboard.
Bottom line is that when I run Vista normally the system will freeze and a series of lines appear on the monitor. Same thing occurs if I use a graphics card. However, if I start Vista in Safe Mode with Networking, the system never crashes. I'm posting this while in Safe Mode, but if I were to restart and run Vista normally, the system would freeze within a matter of minutes.
So the reason for this post is to learn "Why?". Why no problems with freezing in Safe Mode vs. running normally?
Thank you in advance for any information. Just trying to learn something about the mechanics of the mobo and the OS.

I don't know where to put this thread..sorry if I put it in the wrong section :\
 

A:Onboard video vs. Safe Mode

Computer Specifications
Windows Vista 64 Bit
HP Pavilion dv5
Click to expand...

The HP support site lists 228 models for the HP Pavilion dv5 laptop/notebook, so we need to determine which model you have.

What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) that's on the sticker?

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Just because you're having display and freezing issues with that laptop/notebook doesn't mean it needs a new motherboard.

It's my guess it has a software or hardware issue.

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Hi,My Computer which has Win Xp Sp3 is behaving like it is in safe mode , eventhough it is in normal mode .I noticed this because ,1. Avira Antivir Guard and Update cannot be launched bcz Scheduler is not running.2 . I tried to start scheduler ( under services.msc ) , but can't start it bcz of error 1084 ( safe mode situation ) .3 . I can't use Windows Update , bcz of error Error number: 0x8007043C ( same safe mode condition )4 . I ensured that BITS was set to automatic , but it can't run bcz of 1084 error.I have scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D , SuperAnti Spyware ( in real safe mode) - No DetectionHere is the dds log ,DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 16:45:23.03 on Mon 09/28/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.112 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop�... Read more

A:Safe Mode Error, WinXpSp3 behaves like it is in safe mode even in normal mode

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My new PC is driving me crazy.

I already sent it back to the supplier before to replace faulty RAM which caused the PC to hang, but I'm seeing a similar issue again. The OS (Win 7) regularly freezes and becomes completely unresponsive, after which no input device (keyboard / mouse / ctrl+alt+del) works -- except for a hard reset.

I can replicate the freeze by playing an mkv file via VLC player. The freeze happens in Safe Mode too, which sounds like bad news. It also occurs when gaming, browsing or launching certain applications, but not consistently.

Would be really grateful for any suggestions...

I have tried / checked the following, but continue to experience the issue:

-- Re-installed VLC
-- GPU latest drivers installed (clean install)
-- GPU older drivers installed (clean install)
-- GPU moved to alternate PCI slot
-- GPU & drivers removed completely. Freezes still occur(!)
-- Ran Memtest for 2 hours. No errors
-- Checked / updated other device drivers
-- Changed motherboard profile to 'Eco' (low power) setting
-- Changed motherboard profile to 'OC Genie' (overclocked) setting
-- Alternate wireless USB Wifi installed (Netgear)
-- Windows updates
-- Re-installed MB AMD chipset drivers
-- Re-installed MB Realtek ethernet controllers
-- HD disk check. No errors.

Possible causes:

-- Insufficient PSU power?
-- Bad BIOS? This MB is new and I really want to avoid flashing the BIOS unless absolutely necessary.
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A:New PC hangs when playing video -- even in Safe Mode and without a GPU. Help!

Bios' don't go bad and can't get viruses but if your RAM isn't on the manufacturers qvl list then there is a rare chance it may not be compatible and a BIOS flash can help but it is very rare that you need to flash the BIOS.

Overheating can occur in less than a second but it is doubtful you are over heating as you would experience a blue screen of death.

Freezing is generally caused by faulty ram, dodgy display drivers, overheating or bad power.

Please go into your BIOS and find your temperatures and voltages and let us know what they say. Specifically the cpu temp and 12v, 3.3v and 5v

The corsair cx series are made by CWT and are low quality so there is a chance it's faulty.

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Around 2 weeks ago I was watching a movie via stream.
After 2/3 of the movie my computer froze and picture got
distorted [horizontaly shifted (overlapped)]. Since i couldn't
do anything I restarted computer. While it was starting up
the text that was usually only white color now turned into
orange and white. After first windows xp loading screen my
monitor turned black as usual while loading next step of start
up but when it should go to the second windows xp screen it
went pitch black and I got message "video input no signal".

Now I can start computer in safe mode and change resolution
but it doesn't hold for the next start up. Also I can circumvent
this problem by chosing to start in VGA mode but if I try to
change resolution, monitor promptly goes black and I get same
no video input message.

I allready tried using restore point and uninstalling and
updating drivers for my graphic card (obviously it didn't work).
I'm using: Microsoft windows xp
profesional
Version 2002
Service pack 3

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 dual
Core processor 4000+
2.10 GHz, 2,00 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS

I really need help, please.
 

A:Video input no signal unless in VGA or SAFE mode

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I was playing Pirates of the Carribean and it crashed. Ctr-alt delete did not work it was frozen. So i hit the reset button. boots up in VGA mode. crappy reso and colors. I reinstall my Nvidia driver and reboot. Same problem. I install microsofts drivers and it works, however it no longer is detecting my nvidia card. I got a bright (BAD) idea that maybe the mobo's vid card was taking over so i disabled it. Reboot and windows loads and where my desktop should be is a black screen. Green light on monitor. I reboot, enter into VGA mode and screen still remains black. I reboot again and try to do safe mode, It does a scan disk and freezes on the scandisk while it boots in the background windows chimes in but no desktop, it stays on the scandisk screen. Ive searched the forums to no avail, i couldnt find an incident where someone couldnt get into the vga mode or safe mode to fix it. Please Help! Thankyou!

1 gig AMD Athlon 512MB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 64Mb DDR RAM
ABit KT7-RAID with HPT 370 Bios motherboard
Windows XP Pro
 

A:[SOLVED] No video on boot up, No safe mode! HELP!

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I refomatted my harddrive and now if i try to play a game one of two things will happen. I either go into safe mode or the game freezes. Also the game is to large to fix on the screen. I mean it appears that its in safe mode where the screen is blown up. I'm very new to this computer stuff and could really use some help. How do i find what video card i have?
 

A:Video game goes into safe mode or freezes

Did you reinstall your drivers for your video card and also download and reinstall directx from microsoft.
 

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Hey all,

I have a GeForce4 ti4400 128MB. It has worked perfectly for 2 1/2 years now. Recently, my computer blew up. After the windows loading screen comes up, instead of loading windows normally, the computer will go black, then the monitor will turn off and eventually the computer will just restart itself. It could still work in safe mode though. I attributed this to my hard drive, which I just replaced. Sadly, the problem has persisted.

Now, I notice that when I go to safe mode, a little window pops up and says that the system instability is due to my video card. If I just uninstall the video card from device manager, I can actually boot normally. I have tried three different drivers but none have worked. Im afraid that I may have to buy a new video card, but I have a hard time believing that my video card just blew up one day.

Please tell me this isnt what I have to do

Thanks all
 

A:Only boots into Safe Mode (Vid Card)

About this little event

"Recently, my computer blew up"

Would you like to fill us in on the details and what you did afterwards to repair things.
 

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Ok so I am running Vista on a lenovo pc

Once I boot in safe mode it shutdowns and restarts autmatically after a few seconds

I have a cd that I can boot into windows xp with some software like OTLPE and others.

If I boot into xp with this CD I can navigate around for about 15 mins then my video shutsdown

If reboot to it again right away my video lasts for about 2 mins

I tried running Malwarebytes (already installed) but a runtime error 13 mismatch shuts it down

I can't get to system recovery from f8 on this pc I only have the options listed below
Safe Mode
safe mode with Networking
safe mode command prompt

enable boot logging
enable low res video
directory services restore mode
debugging mode
disable system restrt onfailure
diable driver sig enforcement

Normal

Thanks for any help you can give

A:FBI Virus Disables Safe mode, and shuts down video

What about safe mode with command prompt

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Hi all.

Please, read this post fully and carefully before posting a response, as the error is VERY specific, and I'm hoping I'm not the only person who has had it...

I am attempting to repair a laptop which is running WinXP Home.

I have installed service pack 3, and the most up to date security packs that are available.

Windows boots correctly in normal mode, however, booting into safe mode results in a blue screen, with the following stop code

0x000000B4

I have attributed this error to a conflict between the parallel port and the video card, and after some googling, I discovered that the problem can be corrected by changing the hardware address of the parallel port to one which does not conflict.

The problem is this. This laptop does not have a parallel port. The BIOS does not contain anything relating to the parallel port at all, and there is no way I can change the address of the video card in either the BIOS or windows.

My current idea is to try and remove the parallel port driver from safe mode, but I have no idea where to find it, and no help is available on the internet.

I am appealing to anybody who knows of this sort of fault, or can think of anything avenue I might explore as a solution - I've been on this for the past 9 hours without a break, and I'm at my wits' end....

I have eliminated the following as potential causes.

1) Viruses - System is completely clean
2) Rootkits - as above, plus, system boots in normal mode
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A:Safe Mode/Parallel Port/Video Driver Error

Hiya liquid_vision.

I`m not too sure about the hardware side of laptops but is it possible (and easy) to get to the mobo battery ? If it is, take it out and put it back in after a minute or two, therefore resetting BIOS.

Another idea is to boot up in normal mode, uninstall the GPU drivers and after rebooting, install them again, ensuring they`re the up-to-date ones and correct for that particular graphics chip.

Jenny
 

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okay... so i was trying to get into safemode so i could run an antivirus scan, problem is whenever i tried going in safemode the blue screen would pop up and computer would restart. now for some dumb reason i thought maybe i could get in safemode if i used msconfig and selected safe mode from the boot menu. so the computer restarted and now it boots in safemode but the blue screen and restart happen everytime now. ive tried "start windows normally" but that boots in safemode.... ive tried "last known good config..." and that too boots in safemode. so now im stuck, i cant get on windows. any help please?

im willing to start over but i dont know how to do that from here
 

A:STUCK in safe mode boot, safe mode doesnt work and restarts, REPEAT

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