safemode bios - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 207
Default safemode bios

two problems were keeping my pc from booting. a bad keyboard and a bad video card. i am trying to get this pc going as a second pc. when i replaced the keyboard and took the video card out it booted up, but will only boot in safe mode. if i try to go to normal i get a message to restart. it says its a windows protection error. then you can boot up in safe mode. the problem is when the desk top comes up you can't do anything because its in safe mode and when you go to device manager or anywhere else it won't show anything you want to know because its in safe mode. i know somethings wrong with hardware , settings or configuration but i don't know what to do. i've been through the bios and everyhing seems o. as far as i can tell.

rgray is offline  
Old 01-03-2005, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,069

i thought safemode is a windows feature not a BIOS feature

rookie1010 is offline  
Old 01-03-2005, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 268

Theres a setting in the BIOS to return to the safe settings - ie defaults for your hardware.

If i were you I would try a windows reinstall first and if that doesn't help I'd start swapping out componants into other PCs to find out whats going wrong.
jono199 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.