Message on computer: Computer may be in safe mode or Windows or Windows installer not installed correctly. However, Photo impression 4 did install. Tried to install from computer-add new program, got same message. What do I need to do? I am not that computer literate
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Vga drivers might have been corrupted and need to be updated.
Video drivers are applications that enhance your on-screen display. The drivers make your text and images sharper and clearer. Some devices and applications may corrupt display drivers. You can, however, repair the drivers in Safe Mode. Safe Mode is an area of Windows that only allows a limited number of applications to run, thereby making it ideal for repairing and restoring your display driver. Click the Windows "Start" menu and click the "Control Panel." Double-click "System and Maintenance" and click "Device Manager" to launch the hardware management console if you are using Windows Vista or 7. For Windows XP users, right-click "My Computer" on the desktop and click "Manage." Click "Device Manager" to launch the hardware management console. Click the "Display Adapter" to expand it. Make a note of the video driver that contains a question or exclamation mark. A question or exclamation mark means the video driver is either damaged or missing. Close the Device Manager. Write down your computer's model and serial number. The location of the serial number varies with different computer models but can generally be found on the front or back of your computer. Go to your computer manufacturer's website and locate the "Support and Drivers" section. Locate "Driver Downloads." When prompted, type your serial or model number to locate the drivers compatible with your computer. Click "Download" next to the video driver compatible with your computer. Select "Save" and download the video driver installation file on your desktop. Restart your computer and press "F8" repeatedly before Windows reloads to launch the Advanced Options Menu. Select "Safe Mode" and press "Enter" to launch Windows Safe Mode. Double-click the video driver you installed and click "Run" to install the driver on your computer. When the installation completes, go back to the Device Manager and click "Display Adapters." Make sure that your video driver no longer contains a question or exclamation mark. If the driver still contains a question or exclamation mark, right-click it and click "Update driver." This launches the launch the driver installation wizard. Insert your Windows installation CD and click "Install software automatically (Recommended)" and then click "Next." The install wizard installs the video driver automatically. Restart your computer normally when the installation completes. Hope this helps.
If you successfully installed the sound driver in your computer to run your hardware device, I suggest you try to update your Windows XP through internet to be able to upgrade your operating system or download Windows SP3 upgrade installer to make updates through internet.
After that try to run on safe mode to correct or fix some error on faulty installation or too many drivers installed with the same drivers.
1. Loose VGA cable
2. Wrong driver installed or configuration made is out of monitor range
For loose cable you can fix it up from both ends, on CPU and on Monitor itself.
For second reason, we just have to delete display driver from Device Manager. Follow below method to delete driver
Start computer in safe mode. To start in safe mode, as soon the system boots up press F8 and select Safe Mode. After you log into the safe mode. Right click the "My Computer" icon on desktop, go to properties,
go to "Hardware" tab, Click on "Device Manager", go to "Display driver" and expland it, select the driver below the expanded "Display Driver" and press delete to remove the driver. Now restart the system and it will automatically adjust the display driver for you.
You have a "Driver Issue", generally a "Display Driver" but not always, what you need to do is start PC in "Safe Mode" Press F8 at turn-on, and then remove the display adapter from device manager and reboot, windows will then install a"Generic" driver and ya should be able to get to desktop to get the correct driver, and install. Sometimes it is faulty components too. But it seems ya may be past this point seeing as ya tried to re-install XP on it again... not the best way to handle it, but of course ya didn't know that.
However since ya have tried a setup ya may be in a bit of trouble. I think maybe ya only option is to Format the drive... and totally reinstall Windows XP. (Or ya just gonna have endless trouble). Use the DVD that came with ya PC and reinstall it.
The two biggest problems in XP is audio drivers and graphics drivers. From a long experience dealing with all kinds of graphics cards and drivers I would say that the driver you are installing is not correct for OS and your card. Not sure what you are using that makes you think it is but I believe it is not. If you are using a driver scanner software then beware. Your best bet is go to here..
..this will give correct driver. This will probably fix BUT keep in mind that the pc beeping means hardware issue, so0o0oo not having the correct driver will also cause this, but usually not with a graphics card or it's driver. Usually this is mobo, ram, hd, etc.