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Stuck in Safe Mode, Windows 98


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I'm stuck in what looks like safe mode after reinstalling (via CD-ROM) Windows 98.

Just previous to reinstalling, I kept getting a DLL error message.

What can I do to get back to normal mode?

Thank you!

Amanda :tazz:
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Why do you think it "looks" like safe mode?

Does your screen show "Safe mode" in the 4 corners of the screen?

Maybe you're in normal mode but the screen resolution is incorrect.

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Edited by makai, 14 July 2005 - 09:47 AM.

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Hello, Makai and thanks for responding!

No "safe mode" in the corners - just everything big and blurry, from my wallpaper to this webpage.

Oh - and I've tried changing from 640x480 but it keeps going back to that same setting.

/Amanda

Edited by ijoggle, 14 July 2005 - 10:27 AM.

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Did you install your video card drivers?

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deffinitly a driver issue. at school we had to format/reinstall various operating systems on various platforms at least twice a week. the video drivers were always the ones that didn't install with the O/S and the symptoms were always the same
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Reinstall drivers? I'm not sure how to do that - I'm at nVidia, downloading what I hope is the driver...77.72_win9x_international (I'm in Sweden).
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you should be able to just double click that file when its done. most video drivers are in their own little install program
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It may be wise to post your computer specs... vid card model, audio, etc.

You DON'T want to install the wrong drivers!

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good idea
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Hi, Dsenette!

Thank you for your input!

/Amanda
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Where do I find the specs (assuming I can't find the paperwork my PC was delivered with)?
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32MB nVidia TNT2 M64 AGP

TurtleBeach Montego II 1

(found the paperwork)
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You could download and install everest that should give you an idea of what you have. Home edition is free.

http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en
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search for that device on the nvidia website and get that driver
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Well it's good that you found your paperwork! Now you know what you need drivers for.

edited: By the way, once you're done, make sure you post back to let everyone know how happy you are!! :tazz:

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Edited by makai, 14 July 2005 - 11:07 AM.

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