Safe Mode (?) - It is meant to be normal mode but looks like safe mode

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by English Patient, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Ever since my computer demanded I run scan disk, and then found a bad sector
    the computer display looks like it is running on safe mode.

    The original background on my desktop looks all bity - just like it does
    when I boot up via safe mode - and the icons bottom right are all bity too -
    just like safe mode. BUT I can log onto the internet, and run any program as
    normal - so I'm NOT in safe mode.

    When I run Quake - a DOS based program - it looks like normal. It's just
    everything in Windows looks bity.

    I've tried shuting down and starting up numerous times, I've tried scanning
    for errors - the short and long method.

    I have Windows98. SpyBot (all uptodate) says everythings fine.

    Any ideas....... please.

    English Patient, Oct 2, 2004
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  2. Phew, you were right on the money :)

    I change settings back from 640x480 to 800x600, and back from 256 colors to
    True Color.

    As if by magic everything is back to normal.

    And here was me working out just how I'd raise £400 for a new computer.

    Good stuff

    English Patient, Oct 2, 2004
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  3. English Patient

    Old Gringo Guest

    seems like your color and resolution got changed when you went into

    safe mode. Right click desktop select properties, then select the

    settings tab. set color to highest and then resolution for win98

    600x800 that should go it. Good Luck
    Old Gringo, Oct 3, 2004
  4. English Patient

    Old Gringo Guest

    Glad I could help.
    Old Gringo, Oct 4, 2004
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