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Looks Like Safe Mode But Isn't


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My computer is stuck in something that looks like safe mode. The words safe mode are not in the corner so I know I'm not in safe mode. I tried going into my settings and change my monitor settings. Right now I only have two choices 2 or 16 colors and my pixel choice is only 640 and it won't allow me to go any higher. Let me know if you have any advice and Thank You in advance.

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Odds are you're missing your video card drivers, right click on My Computer, choose Properties, then Device Manager, look for Display Adapter, expand it, if it doesn't list the actual device type, if it just says "standard vga" or such, then the proper drivers aren't installed.. You may have to open the case, look at the card or circuit to find th; right part number and go to the mfrs web site to find the right drivers. Do you know what kind of display adapter you have?
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Looks like you either re-formatted your system and forgot to load the proper video card drivers or they corrupted..

In either case, you need to install the proper drivers for your video card!!

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My adaptor is a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).
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My adaptor is a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).

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That message means the right drivers aren't loaded, if they were it would say the correct part number of the adapter.
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No it isn't.. That's what Windows will call it when it doesn't know what the video card actually is..

Did you get a systemboard driver cd with your computer as the drivers will be on there.. Otherwise, you will need to go to the manufacturers website and see if you can get them from there..

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