Re: Safe-Mode Monitor Garbled
- From: "NewScience" <newscience83@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 20:28:00 -0400
Sorry about some people.
To boot into Safe Mode:
1. As the system comes up and the Windows XP with the scrolling progress
bar appears, IMMEDIATELY start pressing the F8 button. Keep pressing it
until the Windows XP Menu appears.
2. From that menu, you should see Safe Mode
As stated, it can be your Refresh rate or you do not have the correct
drivers for that monitor.
When in Safe Mode, you are not using specific monitor video drivers ...
Windows is using the standard SVGA driver built into every video card.
If you monitor appears correct, then your problem is probably you monitor
You should be able to determine what Monitor Driver you have by opening
Control Panel | Display | Settings
"bronson" <bronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I just got a Dell from my brother. It has Window's XP loaded. It worked
him at his home.
I plugged in an old loaner monitor that appears to work.
When I start up the computer, I get:
1) the Window's XP logo clearly labeled
2) black with garbled white lines (could be text)
3) the desktop completely garbled with ghosting and multiple desktop
I don't believe this is a monitor problem because the first screen is
When the "desktop" appears, I have multiple arrows (mouse cursor) and I
can't see well enough to select the control panel.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to reboot the system in a way
that the screen automatically resets itself?
Any help would be appreciated. I'm new to Windows, but I know enough to
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