Safe Mode

  maz2 22:52 17 Jan 2005

A friend's PC has suddenly gone into safe mode while using OE (windows 98) I believe she was sending pics at the time. She's shut down and re-started but it's still in safe mode, any ideas about how to get it into normal again, I seem to remember something like this happening with 98 and having to adjust something in display but I can't remember, I don't know if she's just assuming that's it's in safe because the desktop has gone haywire

  pipedream 23:01 17 Jan 2005

Sometimes this can be caused by the system.ini file getting corrupted - from Safe Mode, load system.ini into Wordpad and look for any gibberish at the top & delete it. Save it back as system.ini & see what happens. Sometimes you will also find a system.ini.bak file which should be a backup of the original.

  maz2 10:55 18 Jan 2005

Sorry but I think that is a bit beyond me, I'm only a fiddler, I can usually sort a problem eventually but as for all the technical jargon I'm completely lost

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