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Can't get into Safe Mode because no display


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#1 Nikilet

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:48 PM

Vista Home Premium SP2; Avast Antivirus Pro 5; Windows Firewall; 2GB RAM; Dell XPS 410 w/Dell E207WFP monitor

I've posted in other forums but no one is helping me.

First, I used a program called Reimage. I don't that that is the cause of my problems because I was able to boot into Safe Mode after using it. I don't think it caused the problems I'm having with System Restore either because it did clear all my old restore points, but then on the day it was run, 8-26, a bunch more were created.

These 2 problems started after 57 Windows Updates came through on 8-26, including one called nVidia - Display - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE. I went to Device Manager/Display Adaptors and right clicked on NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE and selected Uninstall -- then rebooted. After reboot Windows automatically downloaded driver software. I went back to Device Manager, right clicked on the NVIDIA item and selected Update. The result was Windows determined I had the best and no update necessary.

I then attempted to go into Safe Mode. When it reaches the point where I should get my login screen I get a black screen with this on it: Auto Detect(Analog Input); Cannot display this video Mode; Optimum resolution 1680x1050 60 Hz. My resolution is the same as it's always been: 1280 x 800 60 Hz. The only way out of this is a forced shutdown.

I see there is also an item in Add/Remove named NVIDIA Drivers. Is that the same thing I clicked on in Device Manager? Or could un- and reinstalling whatever that is help me?
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On the matter of System Restore -- A couple of auto restore points have been set but I can not set any manual ones. I have attached a screenshot of the pop up I get when I try.

When I go to Task Scheduler I get 2 pop ups, as follows:
The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.mcupdate
The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.SR


By the way, I ran the hard drive error checking last night. After about 2-1/2 hours it said disk was clean. I have also run sfc /scannow and will attach a screenshot of what it said. Other than these 2 things my computer is really running well. Even IE 8 is running good. I'm praying that someone can help me. This is day 7 of this and I'm about to have a melt down.

Thank you for anything you can do to help me out of this.

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#2 rockmilk

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

http://pcsupport.about.com/b/2009/05/25/sf...he-easy-way.htm

try this




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