Windows Safe Mode

  capnsofa 13:06 04 Jan 2004
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My system is Windows 98 and when starting up, the Desktop began to set up, but the last part of the
toolbar failed to appear.
I followed the Windows Troubleshooting menu, which involved entering Safe Mode. This has enabled me to use the system, although all print and icons are larger than I have had in the past.
However, my immediate problem is that I cannot change the number of colours for my screen from 16 to 256, with the result that Microsoft Money will not operate (I daresay there will be others which I have not yet found !)I have changed the screen size and 'Applied but it reverts to 16 after Restart. I also find that the printer does not work, which I beleive occurs when the systenm is still in Safe Mode.
Can you get me back to normality, please ?

  spikeychris 13:30 04 Jan 2004

Delete the graphics card from
Control Panel | System | Device manager, restart, and it'll
find it again and reload (or prompt for) drivers. If that still fails,
delete it again (without rebooting), and add it manually (via Add New
Hardware).

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