Question about Compaq Presario 1275 Notebook
When I turn it on it goes to microsoft windows 98 start up menu
I can not boot in normal only safemode
when I try normal the screen goes crazy with a bunch of collored blocks all over the screen
otherwise I can only work in safemode
This is Romeet, id like to try and help with this. Sounds a lot likely to be either Display Driver problem, System Memory or VGA Memory Problem. However we shall try and use the easiest ( Cost Friendly ) method first lols..
Start your Laptop in Safe Mode.
Right Click your " My Computer " icon and select properties.
Go to Display Adapters / VGA Controllers and right click your display adapter and restart your laptop.
WIndows should be able to pick your display drivers again on rebooting and let me know if this solves the problem
All the Best!
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it
back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE
MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look
different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is
normal. If it boots up ok, then do a restart into your normal windows mode.
Try running the check disk utility.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or
a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from
it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white
letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
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