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Windows Xp Looks Like Its Starting In Safe Mode


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#1 rayandi

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:24 PM

Okay, i am running windows xp, I played game on the computer and when it timed out the screen looked like it was in safe mode. It had all the icons big like it does during safe mode. There is nothing on the screen though that says safe mode. I tried restarting and hitting F8 and it says it is starting normally, not safe mode. So this may be some crazy video card mess up or something but i'm not sure. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:24 PM

The first thing to do is to try updating your video drivers. If you don't know how to get them, let us know the exact make and model of your system and we'll see if we can locate them for you.
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:36 PM

I'm sure this is a dumb question but here goes anyway...Is there a way to find exactly what kind of computer I have? I know its a Dell, but not sure the exact kind of Dell.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

Normally there's a sticker on the case somewhere which will have a product code on it.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:15 AM

Use this link to locate your Service Tag number: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...amp;~mode=popup

Then go here and enter the Service Tag number: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...;l=en&s=gen

This'll take you to the Downloads page for your system (you may have to select your Operating System from the drop down menu) - and will have your drivers listed there. Dells sometimes come with several different video cards - so if there's more than one driver listed, please let us know the following info:

1) Service Tag number
2) Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then click on the + sign by Display Adapters. Then let us know what the entry under the Display Adapters says (that'll be info about your video card).
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:05 AM

Thank you so much!!
There was more than one driver listed there, so here is the info you requested...
Service tag # 8T91551
and the display adapter listed is...
Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

I also noticed on the list of updates that you sent me to that there were quite a few, is there a way to know which ones that I actually should update or should I do them all?
thanks again!




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