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Screen Resolution In Safe Mode Help Needed


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 03:58 PM

I had been going through the tutorials in the FAQ section and while booting up in Safe Mode to do the AVG Anti Spyware one I found that the on screen icons were much bigger than in normal mode and without thinking about this I had clicked on the AVG icon and found that I had a black border about 3/4" all the way round covering approx 1/4"of the AVG screen and on the right hand side it stopped halfway through the help icon meaning I could not exit the page.

It turned out not to be a problem as I could click on to all the neccessary on screen buttons anyway and after going through the test and then sending the report to desktop I just restarted the Pc into normal mode using the restart button on the tower.



I am running Windows XP Home with SP2 installed and on my Display properties screen it states a screen resolution of 1152 X 864 pixels.

Does this seem correct and what should I do to get the same size display in Safe Mode.?

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

Safe Mode bypasses many modules so that only the absolutely necessary ones are running, including many screen display options. It is normal for Safe Mode to show the larger screen resolution (default).
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 10:37 PM

The same problem happened with a-squared when that got improved to v2. They fixed it in no time by providing a command line way to run it (a-squared Command Line Scanner 2.0).

If there's some sort of official AVG forum, or FAQ, or knowledgebase, check there. They might have a solution.



WHY do virus scanning people design their screens so safe mode can't be used? Don't they test?
In my opinion, ALL programs or web pages should open small enough so that in safe mode, or any mode for that matter, all buttons are accessible. We are capable of stretching them as we please. But we can't do a thing when we can't get to the major controls - buttons, scroll bars, exit X and other such.
WHY? WHY? WHY? - these are rhetorical questions.

Edited by tos226, 07 October 2006 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2006 - 11:13 PM

The normal resolution in safe mode should give you larger fonts.

You will know when you are in safe mode because the color and resolution of the screen reverts to VGA mode which is usually 640 by 480 and 256 colors. Also the words Safe Mode appear in the four corners of the desktop.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:50 AM

So it is to be expected and not a problem with my PC.

Thanks for the replies and i'm with you on this one tos226.
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