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My computer only works some times in safe mode and will not work normally. The screen turns white after I log in.

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When you start yr computer, after the first screen press F8, and select enable VGA, It should show the screen in normal mode, but then you have to install a proper driver for your display adapter.
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White screen


Can you get a screen in safe mode .?
When an LCD screen has turned completely white, there are three normal causes: the screen is defective, the video cable is not connected correctly, or the graphics card on the motherboard of the computer is faulty.

Check the vga lead for secure dust free seating or try another one.


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.


Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards


Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.


Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots.
lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r


Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.

You will need to troubleshoot these possibilities to determine which problem you have.

If you are not experienced in working on computer equipment, you should not attempt to disassemble your LCD screen because you could easily damage it.

Seek professional assistance unless you have experience working on computer hardware.

If it still does not display, the problem is with your computer's graphic card on the motherboard. Seek professional repair assistance.
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Click start
Click run

Type in msconfig
Click the boot tab

Check the safeboot box.
Click apply.

Computer will tell you it must reboot.
It should boot up in safe mode.

Do the same thing but uncheck the box so that it boots up normally the next time.

Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.

Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannowThe sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to troubleshoot missing or corrupted Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file.

To do this, follow these steps:
Open an elevated command prompt.

To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

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Wont boot in safe mode


start your laptop before booting windows press f8 button continuously

ndows 2000 / XP users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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When I turn on my emachines t3265 desktop computer, it freezes at the logo, and does not proceed to Windows so I can log on. What is the likely problem, and how can I fix it?


Turn it on.
Hit the ESCAPE (or TAB) key to replace that colourful logo with the technical details of the computer's POST (Power On Self Test) messages. Look for any messages, such as "unable to boot from disk drive" or "disk-drive not detected". Also, remove any CD/DVD media from the CD/DVD drive. Also, remove any 3.5-inch diskette, and disconnect any USB memory-sticks BEFORE you turn it on.

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My brothers computer when it turns on goes through all the normal things and when it gets to the log in screen and he enters his password it logs in goes dark and alls that shows up is the mouse how do i...


Include what type and model of computer and what operating system you are running.

Try using another user account to log in if you have one.
That way if there is a program starting up (like spyware) associated with just his account the other accounts may still work and allow you access to the computer to fix the problem.

Also try safe mode if this is a Windows computer.

You can also go to Start
There is much more detail we can go into but you didn't give any details about your computer, what is it? what operating system? what was the last thing he did, or downloaded before the problem started?

A bad hard drive with a few corrupt spots on it can also cause this. There are detailed tests for hard drives that can show if the drive has an issue. If the drive is really bad you will need a boot CD to run the tests from. Such as UBCD-Win, and there are also some tests on a regular Windows repair /install CD as well.

Disk drive manufacturers such as Seagate and Western Digital also have drive diagnostics you can download for free.

Nov 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Sep 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Can't System Restrore Dell Inspiron 531.


This can usally be sorted by inserting your Dell windows OS restore disc & choosing the repair option.

Jun 23, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Can't factory restore dell inspiron 531 (windows xp).


You might want to try going into setup and setting your boot drive options to DVD drive as your 1st, HD as 2nd and Floppy as 3rd. Put your windows disk in the DVD before boot and run the program from DVD.

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Unable to get to the log in screen


AS soon as you turn on the computer keep pressing the F8 key and it will bring you to a boot menu. From there you can choose safe mode and then let it boot up into safe mode.

Jun 08, 2009 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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When I turn my laptop on...It starts up but then when I try to log on it shuts down automatically. It's happened about 5 times now (in a row)


Try starting it in Safe Mode, by pressing F8 when the computer boots and selecting start in Safe Mode. If this lets you log in without shutting down then it is a problem than can be fixed relatively easily. Everything will appear bigger on the screen when it is in Safe Mode don't worry about that for now.

If you have installed any new hardware recently that may be affecting your system then uninstall it while you are in safe mode by going to Control Panel>system>device manager and right click on the hardware that you installed and uninstall it. Reboot the system and see if this solves your problem. If not reboot the system in Safe mode again as explained in the first paragraph then go to Start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date when you know that your system was working with no problems and press restore. Once the computer has restored it will reboot. If asked choose start windows normally.

I hope this helps you resolve your problem.

Nov 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Turned on my computer and i get an error message that reads a command, launch startup repair (recommended) or start windows normally either way when I tryed both and my computer goes to a blank black...


WELL U DID NOT MENTION IF IT'S WINDOWS XP OR WHAT OS U R USING LET'S ASSUME IT'S XP START UP THE SYSTEM IN SAFE MODE (PRESS F8 CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL THE SELECTION SCREEN COMES UP) CHOOSE "SAFE MODE" AND TRY LOGGING ON, THEN WHAT U NEED TO DO IS DO A SYSTEM RESTORE (START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>SYSTEM RESTORE AND TRY CHOOSE A DATE(A CALENDER LIKE APPLICATION ON THE TOP LEFT HAND...U CAN CLICK THE ARROW TO GO BACK TO A PARTICULAR MONTH.) AT A TIME THE SYSTEM WAS WORKING NORMAL. AND FOLLOW THE STEPS

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