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Screen Problems Hi I currently run a HP Pavillion with windows 98. Recently when I boot up I get a screen like the "safe mode" screen but without the safe mode writing. I have no mouse and I can still access the internet and most programs. The layout of my screen has changed however as have all the colours. When I start in safe mode I have a working mouse but I can't seem to find any way of fixing the problem. All help gratefully accepted!

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It sounds like you need to install a video driver. You'll want to go to www.hp.com, go to their support section, and download the driver for your particular PC. As long as you know the model number of your PC, you should be able to find it.

Keep in mind that Win98 driver support is harder to find lately - you may want to consider upgrading to a more recent and better-supported OS eventually.

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