black and white safe mode

  birddog 17:23 07 Dec 2006

i run xp home with sp2. when i start up in 'safe mode' i get a black and white screen without icons and the words 'safe mode' in the bottom corners and nothing else. why?

  lotvic 22:23 07 Dec 2006

which one of these are you choosing for Safe Mode?

Safe Mode: Diagnostic Mode: No CD-ROM or Network capabilities.

Safe Mode with Networking: Diagnostic mode that supports networking and internet access.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Brings the computer to a DOS prompt.

Step By Step Confirmation: Allows the Administrator to monitor the loading of the operating system step by step. For Troubleshooting boot problems.

  lotvic 01:18 10 Dec 2006

please put your posts on this forum so that all can share. The yellow envelope is for use 'by invitation only' (that means don't email unless forum members ask you to email them by saying so in a post on this forum)

received via email from birddog :
""safe mode with command prompt""

Hi birddog, if you choose the command prompt safe mode you will have a black & white screen because you are in the DOS (cmd) window. This is normal.

choose 'Safe Mode with Networking' to get to your desktop in Windows

with good wishes, lotvic

  lotvic 21:18 11 Dec 2006

via email 11th dec from birddog:
""thanks for your help, i shall try what you suggest. regards, birddog""

okay birddog, hope it goes okay for you.
Please remember to post replies on the forum and not 'yellow envelope'
regards, Lotvic

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