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Computer is stuck in safe mode, rebooting doesn't shift it.
Tried pressing F8 to bring up the options screen, worked once, I chose "Normal" but the comp remained in safe mode still. That screen has never again come up, safe mode is driving me insane! HElp!
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try these steps phil

1.Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

2. In the Named box, type msdos.sys.

3. In the Look In box, click the drive on which Windows is installed (usually drive C), and then click Find Now.

4. Right-click the Msdos.sys file, and then click Properties.

5. Click to clear the Read-Only and Hidden check boxes to remove these attributes from the Msdos.sys file, and then click OK.

6. Right-click the Msdos.sys file, and then click Open With.

7. In the Choose the program you want to use box, click WordPad, and then click OK.

8. Do one of the following:• Delete the BootSafe=1 line.
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• Change the value in the BootSafe=1 line to BootSafe=0.

9. On the File menu, click Save.

10. Right-click the Msdos.sys file, and then click Properties.

11. Click to select the Read-Only and Hidden check boxes to set the attributes for the file, and then click OK.

12. Restart your computer.





let me know if this works :tazz:
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have been told that this didn't work for her, the bootsafe line wasn't there

does anyone else have any ideas?
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Windows 95

I need to scratch the back of my brain. I'm remembering something, now I just need to remember it all. :tazz:
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C'mon guys, I'm needing your expertise!!
Plus I have tonsilitus..so..erm...yeah...
help needed!! :tazz:
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erm...just realised I have windows 98 not 95!
sorrryyy!
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<shameless bump>
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Does is actually say "Safe Mode" in all four corners?
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Good point. No it doesn't
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Hope I remember this correctly.

Can you get to the command line in safe mode, i.e., Start>Run..., then type in the Run window : msconfig? Clicking OK should bring up the System Configuration Utility. The General tab should show the Startup selection.

I would select the Startup tab and un-select the programs you do not need to run at boot up, then go back and select Normal startup on the General tab.

May have this wrong, but it wont be the first OOPS!

Maybe this will get you started in Normal mode.

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If it doesn't say safe mode, then you likely have a video driver problem. You actually starting in normal mode, but using a reduced number of colors, and low screen resolution. Try updating the driver for your video card.
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Thanks Ron, everything you suggested seemed to work fine, it just didnt load normally after that so I don't think it's something I can fix.
Cheers for all your help guys, I think it may be time to give the comp to a professional!
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You're more than welcome, but you might take the admin's suggestion and check for a driver problem. DriverShaq.com offers a free scan for updated drivers if you can get to the web site ok. The manufacturer, if you know it, usually have free downloads for any drivers you may need to replace.

You could try removing the driver from the System's directory and reinstalling M$'s generic video driver to see if this cures your problem.

Ron
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