this happens on a ferly average basis on my friends 98 SE (where i say ferly average maybe once or twice a month) it boots up in Safe Mode and a Display box reads:-
"There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware."
i then have to put it on i think it is 16 colours and save the settings this forces a restart and it doesn't shut down proper when it starts back up i can then get it to 600x800 and get it onto 32 bit true colour
it is an advent with a slot 1 pen 3 600mhz, graphics card ati rage 128 xpert, sound card is an aureal and 720 mb ram pc100 it also crashes alot blue screen etc and also fails to shut down properly also the clock runs out at first i put it on pc133 ram and i thought it might be that so i put it back on pc100 to match the fsb on the processor but the clock still runs out. when it was low on memory everest home edition said that the rage card was taking 64mb of ram it originally only came with 64mb so i had to sort that so i got it upto 720m but still have the above problem i thought it might be the graphics card on its way out but i am not sure would like some advise before i source a graphics card because when it is working the graphics are good. when it does say the adapter type is wrong when booting up it also says sound blaster disabled cant remember exact line that is on ms-dos just before the windows flag shows.
1 last thing everest says the graphics should be running at 66mhz but they are running at 70 odd cant remember exact figure cos i am at home writing this. Is this why the clock runs out? but it does that automatically because i have had to wipe the hard drive recently because something happened making explorer.exe crash everytime loading up in safe or normal and no icons or taskbar loaded so i had to wipe and completely reinstall everything from scratch but it still ran at 70 odd mhz sorry for the long winded type up just trying to give as much info as i can remember would appreciate any help thanks.
Edited by dooby69, 18 October 2005 - 09:04 AM.