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Posted on 2002-07-08
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hey guys me and a friend finally got my system working it booted fine at his house but when I took it home it starts up loads windows, but when the normal desktop screen should come up I get a wierd screen, looks like its been crushed down and has nothing but lines going accross that squiggle a little, my monitor is pretty old, woulds that be the issue. whats wierd is the windows loading screen looks fine,and the boot info comes accross like nothing is wrong, any ideas? this is what I've got:
duron 900
chaintech mb
geforce 2 32mb ddr

help fast please
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by:tmj883
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Reseat the video card...loose after transport...check all connections. T
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pjknibbs earned 50 total points
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It sounds like you've left Windows set to a resolution and refresh rate which your old monitor simply can't support. If you boot up in Safe Mode, which is 640x480, it should work; you can then reset the screen resolution to something you know your monitor supports and reboot into normal mode.
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by:silentneko
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if it was loose wouldn't I just get nothing or a scrambled screen all the time instead of just when it loggs onto windows? I'll give it a shot but its still screwed in. damnded computers are making me turn grey
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by:silentneko
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crap that sounds right, I think we did set the resolution higher, how do I boot in safe mode on windows xp
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by:gmichels
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Yep, it's the resolution.
pjknibbs pegged that one.

to get into Safe Mode, hit F8 while booting (after the computer checks but before Windows starts loading).
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